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  • Effinae - December 11, 2013 7:57 p.m.

    That makes me 10 years old when this came out! *facepalm* It became a ritual every day after school to come home and play through the first chapter of the shareware version. Back when getting a game to work with Windows 3.1 was part of the gameplay, I couldn't even get the sound to work. Eventually I did and it was like playing an entirely new game. (The master of puppets theme is still on my ringtone list) The best part is that all those after school hours spent blasting things at my young age didn't even turn me into a criminal!
  • Sinosaur - December 11, 2013 10:58 a.m.

    I don't think I ever finished the Shareware version of Doom... but I did play the hell out of Chex Quest. It's probably the best cereal based video game of all time. I mean, who doesn't want a Super Bootspork?
  • sephex - December 10, 2013 11:54 p.m.

    So Doom is responsible for half the reasons what I don't like about todays games. Happy birthday, Doom!
  • LordZarlon - December 10, 2013 7:58 p.m.

    Don't forget that it helped increase the popularity of PC ports to console. Yes, games had been ported to the consoles before this but Doom appeared on the Saturn, Playstation, N64 and there was even a long forgotten SNES port. Yes it actually was ported to the SNES! Doom 3 came out on the XBOX and more recently had a BFG edition released on the 360. Doom may not be as big a name today but in the mid-nineties it represented the height of action gaming on all platforms.
  • brickman409 - December 10, 2013 9:05 p.m.

    There was even a port of Doom and Doom 2 for the Gameboy Advance
  • shawksta - December 10, 2013 7:05 p.m.

    Awesome Maybe soon we'll see a real doom sequeal
  • Swedish_Chef - December 10, 2013 5:39 p.m.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOOM! YOU ARE HUGE! THAT MEANS YOU HAVE HUGE GUTS! RIP AND TEAR!!!
  • GoldenEagle1476 - December 10, 2013 11:21 a.m.

    I love Doom so much. My favorite memory (besides playing through in co-op) is the first time you face the cyberdemon. Not many things get more epic than facing a gigantic monster with rocket launchers for arms. Aside from just how fun the combat is, it also features one of my favorite game soundtracks of all time.
  • universaltofu - December 10, 2013 11:57 a.m.

    Yeah, playing it just now and the soundtrack is pleasing, I can't find any damn secrets though.
  • bobob101 - December 10, 2013 10:54 a.m.

    While I have fond memories of Doom, they all come from playing it on my calculator during a particularly tricky Calculus exam. I feel like the perfect inclusion for this list would be all the devices Doom runs on, from calculators to computers to PIANOS.
  • universaltofu - December 10, 2013 9:38 a.m.

    I remember when my older brother rented this game, and experiencing something akin to the first time hearing a swear word 'oooh I'm being so baaaad'. I think in addition to all that, what this game paved the way for (along with Mortal Kombat) was M-rated games. Also what I wish remained prevalent were things like the BFG, more super magic weapons in games, Turok understood.
  • BladedFalcon - December 10, 2013 9:18 a.m.

    Surprised you forgot to mention that Doom also set the color template of gray/brown/red that dominates that majority of game's styles for this generation... Anyway, I've never properly played Doom, mainly because I just hate how it looks, even back when it came out, not a fan of the monster design at all either. But even then, I can easily appreciate the importance Doom has in the industry, even if I don't think a lot of what the industry has now become thanks to Doom is necessarily a GOOD thing :P
  • universaltofu - December 10, 2013 10 a.m.

    Did you ever play any Doom-ish games? I remember the Aliens game on PSone, that's some real 'GAME OVER MAN' situations there. Or Hexen, I loved chasing after my friend in multiplayer who had horded all the teleport items and was just trying to turn me into a pig and lighting bolt me, but I was a cleric dammit, clerics don't play that, we get our staffs enhanced and shoot armies of ghosts atcha.
  • BladedFalcon - December 10, 2013 10:05 a.m.

    I didn't, again, despite my love for 2D pixels, I actually HATE how 3D pixel games look in general, so I never liked nor was attracted by any of those doom-like games.
  • artcellrox - December 10, 2013 9:49 p.m.

    Get Brutal Doom. Seriously. One of the best mods for the game, stat. It will make you change your mind about how the game looks. Just go wild once in a while and let loose! :D
  • bob94silent14 - December 10, 2013 6:43 a.m.

    LOVED THIS ARTICLE!!!!! Doom, well to be specific Doom 2 is my favorite Video Game of All Time; that's how good it is and much I love that game. Reason I pick Doom 2 over Doom is, the new monsters they added, and the Super Shotgun. I wish that more gamers give Doom even iD som more respect in the gaming world. Yes there is groups who do, but there isn't a lot, but that's what I have seen. I could be wrong. Anyways thanks for making this article, it was awesome, for what I know about Doom, you didn't miss a thing. It's a good thing that you guys, give Doom the respect it needs.

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