Does it compare to DOOM Eternal in that sense? I loved the feeling of persecution the enemies gave me in that game, you stop moving 2 seconds and bam, surrounded.
If we're talking about Doom Eternal Nightmare, specifically the challenge levels in the DLC(that took me a million tries to win it), Returnal is easier. Bosses are the only challenge and they require good timing and learning their attacks. Other than that, its a roguelike, its random mechanics and shenanigans will kill you more than anything else. Risking is not always rewarding. I hate rogue-likes and almost always avoid them but I played it on PS5 and really enjoyed it so I doubt you wont enjoy it either. Only other roguelike I enjoyed was Hades.