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Doom Games In Order – The Ultimate List

Doom is undoubtedly one of the most iconic video game franchises. Along with Wolfenstein and Quake, the original Doom was one of id Software’s most influential games, but as it usually goes with successful titles, it grew to span over a dozen games across a variety of different platforms over the years.

In this article, we’ll be listing all the Doom games ever made, providing a brief overview of each one.

Main Series

Doom

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Release date: December 10, 1993

Developer: id Software

Platforms: MS-DOS, Sega 32X, Atari Jaguar, SNES, PlayStation, 3DO, Sega Saturn, Acorn Archimedes, Game Boy Advance, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS, Android

First up, we have the original version of Doom that set the foundation for all the other games to come. It had a lot of similarities with Wolfenstein 3D, as these were the two id Software games that helped define the modern FPS genre.

The game doesn’t offer much in terms of plot – the player takes control of an unnamed protagonist, a US marine who would come to be known as the iconic Doomguy, and are then set on a mission to thwart a demonic invasion on Mars with no backup and with nothing but a handgun, though a variety of way beefier weapons is acquired later on.

Though it may seem very rudimentary by today’s standards, Doom was quite a technical marvel back in 1993. It featured 3D environments that were more advanced and varied than those of its predecessor, Wolfenstein 3D. Meanwhile the graphic content, the Satanic imagery, and high levels of gore helped the game catch a fair share of flak and become one of the more controversial in history, putting it in the same league as Mortal Kombat, GTA, and others.

The original Doom is also available on more platforms than any other Doom game that came afterwards, as it was ported to a number of video game consoles from the 90s. Later on, it was brought to the Xbox 360, the iOS and Android mobile operating systems, and most recently, the 8th generation consoles.

Doom II

Doom Series

Release date: September 30, 1994

Developer: id Software

Platforms: MS-DOS, Mac OS, Game Boy Advance, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android

Next, we have the sequel to the original Doom known as Doom II or Doom II: Hell on Earth. It expanded and improved upon the foundation set by the first game and, naturally, it was no stranger to controversy either.

As the title of the game implies, the events of the second game take place on Earth rather than Mars. Just like the first game, Doom II isn’t exactly a plot-heavy game, and it only offers a basic premise like its predecessor.

On the gameplay front, Doom II plays more or less the same as the original since there are no major changes to the game’s mechanics and only one new weapon was added – the recognizable Super shotgun. However, Doom II did also add a range of interesting new enemies that help distinguish the sequel from the original.

Just like Doom, Doom II was released first for the MS-DOS but it wasn’t ported to as many different devices as the original. It was ported to the GBA in the early 2000s, then it was brought to the Xbox 360, and finally to the 8th generation consoles, as well as iOS and Android smartphones.

Doom 3

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Release date: August 3, 2004

Developer: id Software

Platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac OS, Xbox

Ten years after Doom II, another Doom game was finally released – Doom 3. Having come out in the early 2000s, this game put a lot of stock in high-resolution graphics and detailed 3D environments. However, it also presented a change of pace that not everyone appreciated.

The story, while still not the primary focus of the game, is given way more spotlight than in the previous two games. Thanks to technological advances, Doom 3 could finally present players with a real storyline and real characters. Technically, Doom 3 is something of a reimagining of the original Doom, as it explores the events that led to the signature demonic invasion on Mars.

Now, Doom 3 gravitated more towards building a tense horror atmosphere rather than simply throwing the player into a gory shooting gallery, and this reflects on the gameplay. Namely, it is slower, more methodical, and more difficult. Infamously, most of the levels are very dark, requiring the players to make thorough use of a handheld flashlight which cannot be combined with other weapons.

Nonetheless, the game was met with generally positive reviews, though it is far from being among the more popular and influential entries in the franchise. It was initially released for Windows, but it was also subsequently ported to Linux, Mac OS, and the original Xbox.

Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil

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Release date: April 3, 2005

Developer: Nerve Software, id Software

Platforms: Windows, Linux, Xbox

Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil was released soon after Doom 3 as an expansion for the base game on Windows and Linux and as a standalone expansion for the Xbox. That said, it doesn’t differ much from Doom 3 when it comes to the graphics or the gameplay, but it makes some interesting additions.

The story still follows the new take on the Mars invasion previously seen in Doom 3, but the pace of the game picks up – levels are no longer as dark and the game is generally more exciting to play compared to its predecessor.

The only concrete changes made to the game are the changes made to the weapons arsenal and the addition of some new enemies that weren’t present in the base game. As far as the weapons are concerned, the most notable addition is the Grabber, a weapon similar to the iconic Gravity Gun from Half-Life 2.

Just like the base game, Resurrection of Evil was released for Windows, Linux, and the original Xbox, though it was never ported to Mac OS.

Doom 3: BFG Edition

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Release date: October 16, 2012

Developer: id Software

Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Nvidia Shield

Released in 2012, Doom 3: BFG Edition is the remastered version of Doom 3 that was released first for Windows and the 7th generation consoles, and it was only recently brought to the 8th generation consoles in July 2019.

BFG Edition features updated graphics for Doom 3 and its expansion, and it also includes the first two games. More importantly, it fixes some issues with the original version of Doom 3 and also includes some extra content. On top of that, it added an armor-mounted flashlight, thus solving one of the main problems that players had with Doom 3.

Doom (2016)

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Release date: May 13, 2016

Developer: id Software

Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

While Doom 3 tried out a slower, more realistic approach, the 2016 reboot does the exact opposite – it embraces the fast-paced action-oriented approach of the original game and the execution is nothing short of marvelous.

The game takes place on Mars once again, putting the player in the combat boots of a new incarnation of Doomguy who is now elevated to the mythical status of “Doom Slayer”, awakened from slumber to stop – you guessed it – a demonic invasion of Mars.

As mentioned in the introduction, the gameplay is very fast-paced, featuring a varied selection of weapons, power-ups, lots of different enemies, graphic “glory kill” finishers, as well as plenty of verticality and mobility. All of this comes together to make the 2016 incarnation of Doom one of the best single-player FPS games ever made.

The game was originally released for Windows, the PS4, and the Xbox One, but it was also brought to the Nintendo Switch in 2017.

Doom Eternal

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Release date: November 22, 2019

Developer: id Software

Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia

And finally, we have the latest upcoming entry in the franchise that is slated to be released in November this year – Doom Eternal.

This sequel to the 2016 Doom has the player assuming the role of Doom Slayer once again, and just like the 2016 game was a reimagining of the original game, so is Doom Eternal a reimagining of Doom II, bringing hell to Earth once again.

On the gameplay front, Doom Eternal will introduce various new weapons, mechanics, enemies, and environments, and judging by the gameplay footage, the gameplay is going to be even faster, more visceral, and more aggressive than the previous game.

Doom Eternal will be released on Windows and the three leading 8th gen consoles, but it will also be available on Google’s new Stadia platform.

Spin-Off Titles

Final Doom

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Release date: June 17, 1996

Developer: TeamTNT; Casali Brothers

Platforms: MS-DOS, Mac OS, PlayStation

Final Doom is based on Doom II, featuring the same graphics, weapons, and enemies. It consists of two level packs titled TNT: Evilution and The Plutonia Experiment, so it is essentially a standalone expansion for Doom II.

In addition to the MS-DOS and the Mac OS releases, Final Doom was also brought to the original PlayStation, though the console version of the game was slightly altered when it comes to the difficulty.

Doom 64

Doom Franchise

Release date: March 31, 1997

Developer: Midway Games

Platforms: Nintendo 64

As the title implies, Doom 64 is a version of Doom developed specifically for the Nintendo 64. Fundamentally, it doesn’t differ much from the original game, though it features completely new and unique enemy and weapons sprites.

Doom RPG

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Release date: September 13, 2005

Developer: id Software

Platforms: Java, Symbian OS

Yes, as unusual as it sounds, there was a Doom RPG game released for Java and Symbian phones back in 2005. The story is based on the events seen in Doom 3, but as can be inferred from the title, the game is a turn-based RPG rather than a first-person shooter.

Doom Resurrection

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Release date: June 26, 2009

Developer: Escalation Studios; id Software

Platforms: iOS

Another Doom mobile game titled Doom Resurrection came to iOS a few years later, and unlike Doom RPG, it featured real-time FPS action, though it was still based on the plot of Doom 3.

Doom II RPG

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Release date: November 23, 2009

Developer: id Mobile

Platforms: Java, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, iOS

A sequel to the original Doom RPG, Doom II RPG doesn’t fundamentally differ much from its predecessor, though it was brought to a wider range of mobile platforms, including not only Java but also BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and iOS.

Doom Pinball

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Release date: December 6, 2016

Developer: Zen Studios

Platforms: Windows, macOS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android

Doom Pinball was released in late 2016 and it is just what the name implies – a Doom-themed pinball game heavily inspired by the 2016 reboot of Doom which launched earlier that year.

Doom VFR

Doom Game Series

Release date: December 1, 2017

Developer: id Software

Platforms: Windows Mixed Reality, HTC Vive, PS VR

And finally, we have Doom VFR, which is a VR version of the 2016 Doom. It was originally released for the HTC Vive and the PlayStation VR headsets, but it was also brought to the Windows Mixed Reality platform later on.

Conclusion

And those would be all the Doom games released so far! If we have missed any games or if you feel that we have overlooked any important details, feel free to let us know in the comments and we’ll do our best to fix and improve the article!

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