Abandonware DOS title

Doom

id software developed the DOS science fiction shooter game Doom in 1993. Doom is currently abandonware, runs on DOS and can be played in a 1st person, 3D perspective in single player, multiplayer (LAN / local, co-op, Modem) modes. It's available for download.
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Rating: 4.23
(82 votes)

"If you like Quake and Duke Nukem, there is no way you can't like Doom, one of the original first-person shoot-em-up games created (Wolfenstein started it, baby!). The good thing about game designers is that they know what the public wants: a place to release their pent-up agression and frustrations. What better way to express your inner rage than in the corridors and catacombs of Doom?" - All Game Guide review

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Additional info

Facts, trivia and collector's notes are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. These texts use material from this Wikipedia article.

Doom was and remains notorious for its high levels of violence, gore, and satanic imagery, which have generated much controversy from a broad range of groups. Yahoo! Games has it listed as one of the top ten controversial games of all time.

Doom has appeared in several forms in addition to games, including a comic book, four novels by Dafydd Ab Hugh and Brad Linaweaver (loosely based on events and locations in the games), and a film starring Karl Urban and The Rock released in 2005. The game's development and impact on popular culture is also the subject of the book Masters of Doom by David Kushner.

In late 1995, Doom was estimated to be installed on more computers worldwide than Microsoft's new operating system Windows 95, despite million-dollar advertising campaigns for the latter. The game's popularity prompted Bill Gates to briefly consider buying id Software, and led Microsoft to develop a Windows 95 port of Doom to promote the operating system as a gaming platform. One such presentation to promote Windows 95 had Bill Gates digitally superimposed into the game.

players: single player, multiplayer (LAN / local, co-op, Modem)

input: keyboard, mouse, joystick

graphics: VGA

sound: MIDI, Gravis Ultrasound, PC speaker, Pro Audio Spectrum, Sound Blaster

Abandonware DOS popularity: above average

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