Wednesday June 19, 2002

Doom III Awards

Curious on how critics in the software industry judged ID Software's Doom III? Besides winning Best In Show the game captured Best PC Game and received a Commendation for Sound (Trent Reznor).

Special Commendation for Sound
(Trent Reznor/id Software/Activision for PC)
No game programmer envies the idea of competing against John Carmack’s latest 3D graphics engine. So imagine the challenge of trying to create a soundscape that not only matches but also compliments Carmack’s 3D magic. Leave it to Trent Reznor, frontman for Nine Inch Nails, to meet and exceed that challenge. Reznor’s richly textured 5.1 channel soundtrack literally rocked the theater, forming an important part of the ever-so-impressive multimedia assault that was DOOM III. Presented in a special theater at the Activision booth, Reznor’s pristinely mixed sound effects and cranked-to-the-max sound system made everything else at E3 sound like an old transistor radio.
-- Geoff Keighley,Associate Chairman, Game Critics Awards Editor in Chief, GameSlice

If you'd like to see more of what this fantastic game has won visit the E3 Awards site. Thanks to Daniel!