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The 100 Greatest Games | 7 | Doom

YEAR: 1993     FORMAT: PC

The 100 Greatest Games | 7 | Doom


The game that kick-started the first-person shooting genre (We don't count Wolfenstein 3D), Doom remains one of the most influential and notorious games ever unleashed. Casting players as a lone soldier battling legions of demons when the gates to Hell are opened on Mars, Doom's ultraviolent action and relentless gunplay have shaped every classic blaster from Half-Life to Killzone 2 and beyond. And while the most recent update in the series overcomplicated the action with rounded characters and - who'd have thought it? - a proper plot, the original game is still savage, uncompromising, and a sick, sick treat. Bring it on!

Memorable for...
Turing children into sociopaths. Although it wasn't the first game to use an immersive, first-person perspective, Doom was one of the earliest titles to put players in the shoes of their gun-packing avatar, provoking criticism that the game glorified violence and would surely warp the minds of an impressionable generation of gamers. Why anyone would think that is beyond� oooh, a chainsaw.

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