Doom 3: BFG Edition, a one-time showpiece for the PC platform, is now available for Android. There’s a catch, though: the Android device you’ll need to run the game is either the NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV or SHIELD Tablet.
Originally released for PC in October of 2012, Doom 3 BFG Edition includes an updated version of Doom 3 (which originally came out almost a decade earlier), along with the original Doom and Doom II. There’s also a set of eight levels known as The Lost Mission, because someone was feeling generous. According to the Google Play listing, the included content allows the title to serve as “the definitive collection of the revolutionary games developed by id Software, the studio that pioneered the first-person shooter genre.”
Another point in the game’s favor is the addition of some other features, such as Achievements, improved rendering and lighting, and a new checkpoint save system. This last improvement is intended to allow for smoother progression through the game, though long-time fans are unlikely to need that particular concession.
“id has fine-tuned the controls bringing even more intensity to the Doom 3 experience along with the addition of the new armor-mounted flashlight,” the listing notes.
Even though Doom 3 BFG Edition came out three years ago on PC, its arrival on an Android based device is quite the accomplishment.
If you decide to try your hand at Doom 3: BFG Edition, make sure to clear up some space ahead of time. The game requires 4GB to install, and can’t be moved to an SD card from there. If you scare easily or aren’t of age, consider it off-limits; the game is recommended for mature gamers 17 and older, thanks to intense violence, blood and gore.