We're really looking forward to DOOM here at Push Square Towers, but if you're still sitting on the fence, then you may need to wait a little while for reviews. Bethesda has confirmed to IGN that it won't be sending out copies to critics ahead of release, because the title's online servers won't be switched on until Friday's launch. We've been told a similar thing.
"DOOM is a robust game comprised of a single player campaign, online multiplayer, and SnapMap," a spokesperson for the publisher said. "We believe that all three elements are important parts of the complete DOOM experience, and are meant to be experienced as part of a complete package. As DOOM's SnapMap and multiplayer modes both require access to a server that won't be live prior to launch, review copies will arrive on launch day."
Hmm, this is never the most positive sign, we must admit – but we're comfortable giving Bethesda the benefit of the doubt for now. We'll try to bring you some hands-on impressions as near to release as we possibly can.