Eighteen years ago, a first person shooter came to change the way we perceive video games today. A small gaming studio in Texas, a bunch of gamers with a passion and a vision released a shareware version of their latest game that became a hit in due time. The legendary Doom, the daddy of all FPS and successor to our beloved Wolfenstein, got released. Eighteen years since its first appearance and this bad boy is still one of our favourite FPS as it reminds us of what FPS games were back in the days.
So happy birthday Doom!
Oh, and to those interested in reliving it… be sure to play it with jDoom or Risen 3D – or any other third party program – as they come with 3D hardware, 3D models and online support. For nostalgia purposes though and just for this day, play it with its original sprites. Play it exactly the way it was back in the golden days.
And as always, here is hoping that Doom 4 will be a true Doom game… though we doubt it as times have changed…
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards."