id Software Doom
Scary monsters and super creeps
Date with death
With Doom you were not only introduced to a world of cyber demons but death matches – be sure to have the BFG 9000 on hand for that one shot kill – cooperative gameplay and also a world of player mods including maps and sometimes full remakes.
Back in 1993, id Software boasted that Doom would be "the number one cause of decreased productivity in businesses around the world". I must confess, I played my part in living up to this statement with a fair few death matches across the network at the animation company where I worked back in those days.
Unfortunately Doom's satanic themes and slayer riffs all washed down with pixel splashes of blood horrified the moral majority and ushered in a legacy of ESRB games ratings. Still, as I boldly wield a chainsaw in the face of hell, I have yet to encounter a spiderdemon that could stop me.
Harbinger of Doom
Doom is an absolute classic and this is reflected in it’s 10 million + shareware downloads. The level design is tremendous and I adore the directness of the narrative and the shadowy and jittery ambiance. Fantastic sound, prodigious monster design. Doom is the definitive horror slugfest against the minions of hell. ®
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