Having played other games from the developer over the years (Quake, Doom etc) I purchased this for a pure FPS experience. Judging the game in this way i did thoroughly enjoy it. It did definatly live up to the ID games of old, Lots of corridors, guns increasing in size every so often, a few jumpy moments, lots of blood and exploding bodyparts. AWESOME! Add an extra racing and vehicle dimension to break the game up a little and i was hooked from start to finish.
I am a PC gamer, in the console dominated world of today though developers concentrate on pleasing the console users (the market speaks for itself.) The PC release was bugged, but after a big of digging etc i managed to get through all the graphical glitches and enjoy the game! (There are patches out now to give more graphics options etc, easily obtainable, especially on steam.) With the new options the game looks real pretty.
Other options you get are online multiplayer which after only playing for a little, seem ok. The racing is a bit of a cop out with people stealing your kills, but then what game don't you get that? The co-op however was really enjoyable and i definatly recommend it!
So to sum it up, I love FPS games, this is a worthy addition to my collection. I feel they couldve done better and made it a little less linear as with all the Fallouts etc out right now you need something other than upgrading guns to kill bigger or more armoured creatures. The racing was defo a plus, it broke down the game for me when i got a little bored of the missions! Even just to do the jumping achievement!
The Game is defo playable now and although not among the greats (Half Life et al) Its defo worth a play through! 4*