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Doom 3: Worlds on Fire

3.45  ·  Rating Details ·  88 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
The year is 2144...and the battle over Earth's precious resources has raged for a century. With global economies in ruins and all-out world war more than a possibility, the U.S government turned to the Union Aerospace Corporation, giving it carte blanche on the legendary red planet of Mars in a desperate bid to construct an off-world outpost that might provide resources, a ...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published February 26th 2008 by Pocket Books
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Brian
Apr 08, 2008 Brian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was written by the same guy who wrote the script for the video game "Doom3". It had some great back-story of the scientists and the history of some of the marines leading up to "the incident". Great book if you liked the game. On it's own, this book felt incomplete..like one very big chapter to the start of a good story. This may be because I have played the game and know what is coming and am just anticipating it. All in all, I am looking forward to book #2. If it was available I woul ...more
Graham van der Made
I was initially hesitant about trying Doom 3. I’d enjoyed the games but didn’t know how well a video game would translate to a novel. The local book store had it on sale for a pretty good price, which again didn’t help its cause. I eventually decided to take the plunge and rescue the only copy in the store.

Boy was that an excellent decision. Bearing in mind I purchased the book roughly a year ago. It’s taken me that long to finish it. This was by no means the book’s fault, but rather my own lack
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Ed
Jun 06, 2014 Ed rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book has a good storyline, with about half of it being on Earth following an marine officer Kane in engagement before he's sent to Mars; and the other half on Mars itself before the incident. Kane is the main POV character although we do follow several others throughout the book.
I've read that some people didn't like having the Earth plot but I think it helps set the background history up. By the end of this book you start to see some zombies etc but it looks like most of the games storyli
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Brian Taylor
Sep 11, 2013 Brian Taylor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the fist book I’ve read based on a video game. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. The author already had a world, and in this case creatures, to play with. How could he take what is in essence backstory and turn it into something interesting? Make no mistake about it, Mr. Costello pulled it off by staying faithful to the Doom universe and blending Science Fiction and Horror into a solid book.

From the publisher:

The year is 2144…and the battle over Earth’s precious resources has raged for
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Kate
Mar 14, 2013 Kate rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a great book for someone like me (a Doom geek). I tried to read some of the earlier books published for the series (by another author) but they were terrible. It was like they were just re-enacting the game, level-by-level.

This book is not like that. It explores back-story and the set up. A Mars colonisation, and a rebel Marine who gets caught up with it all. Dr Betruger is a bit of a "mad scientist" who is conducting experiments on Mars that go horribly wrong. Ian Kelliher; the chief
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Ole Andreas Haug
Oct 24, 2015 Ole Andreas Haug rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Only spelling & punctuations

Had it been reviewed a little more before being published this book would be perfect. Might have been left for future editions :) All in all it was a very good story and I look forward to reading the sequel.
Brad
Jun 14, 2016 Brad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Engrossing and fast

Based on a game that basically is just point shoot and run this book adds depth to story and characters.
I.F. Adams
Finished it. Barely.
Charles
I'm a big fan of the video game. This is essentially a prequel to where the game starts. I guess book 2 in this series will take it from there. I enjoyed visiting the characters and environs I've enjoyed in the game itself, and the writing was very good. However, it did have something of a 'set-up' feel for when the real action starts.
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