All Doom Games Since 1993, And How the DOOM Franchise Has Evolved

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How Doom Has Evolved Over The Years (Since It's First Game in 1993)

The Doom franchise has seen many changes in the 25 years since the original Doom launched in 1993, thus popularizing the FPS genre and bringing it into the mainstream.

For newer players who have only come to know the Doom Slayer in the most recent reboot, questions of where all this Hell spawned mayhem originated are bound to float around in their heads. But if one goes all the way back to 1993, the lineage of rip-and-tear is traced all the up to the present.

Doom (1993)

Id Software


Doom hit PC screens in 1993 and was the follow-up to Wolfenstein 3D by developers John Carmack and John Romero. Like its predecessor, Doom was produced in conjunction with Apogee whom are best known for creating both Commander Keen and Duke Nukem. The first episode of Doom, Knee Deep in The Dead, was released as free shareware with the second and third installments, (Shores of Hell, Inferno) available for purchase.

Fun fact:

Doom was one of the first games to allow users to modify the source codes, hence creating a “mod” community. One such mod replaced the characters of Doom with those of The Simpsons and featured Ned Flanders throwing flaming Bibles at the player.

Doom Scores:

  • IGN: 8.1/10
  • Gamespot: 7.3/10
  • Eurogamer: 9/10
  • Extreme Gamer: 9/10
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