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Doom 3: Worlds on Fire

3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  59 ratings  ·  5 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
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
Ed
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
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.

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The year is 2144…and the battle over Earth’s precious resources has raged for
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Kate
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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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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