Doom is a pioneer and classic game of the first-person shooter genre. It introduced features such as 3D graphics, true 3D spatiality, networked multiplayer gameplay, and support for player-created expansions. Doom was first released on December 10, 1993 by id Software.
Doom is one of the most widely ported video games in the FPS genre: starting with the original MS-DOS shareware version, it’s been released officially for seven computer operating systems, nine video game consoles, two handheld game consoles, and one cell phone. And that’s just the official list. The Doom source code was eventually released under the GPL license by id Software, that’s why you can download the DOS version here for free and ports simply keep on coming.
Doom cemented basic shooter weapon archetypes in video games: the pistol, the shotgun, the automatic rifle, and the rocket launcher, and as such most shooter design can be traced, in some way, back to it.
Note: This game is for DOS and to play it on computers with newer versions of Windows you will need a DOS ’emulator’ like D-Fend Reloaded.
- Download and install D-Fend Reloaded.
- Click on the Download Now button above.
- Extract the zip file contents to a folder and remember the path.
- Open D-Fend Reloaded, go to File->Import->Import Folder and choose the folder where you extracted the game.
- Still in D-Fend Reloaded choose the game you want to play and press ‘Run’.