The Best Doom Games

Voting Rules
Vote up the Doom games in the franchise that you enjoyed playing the most.

Play as the unnamed marine that must fight back the legions of hell in all the Doom video games. Originally released in 1993, the Doom franchise has spawned books, comics, and a movie with Dwayne Johnson. With an aggressive gameplay style, this franchise revolutionized the first-person shooter genre. The Doom game series saw a revival with the release of Doom in 2016 and continues with Doom Eternal.

Several of the later Doom editions allow you to play Doom from 1993, Doom II: Hell on Earth and Doom 3 with updated graphics, on newer platforms, and expanded levels. Each installment of Doom comes with new enemies as well as old favorites such as Pain Elemental, Arachnotron, and Archvile. Look for and vote up the Doom games you love playing the most.

Check back November 22 so you can vote on Doom Eternal, when it is released and let other Doom fans know what you think of it.

  • Doom Eternal
    Photo: Bethesda Softworks
    376 VOTES
    Doom Eternal is a first-person shooter developed by id Software and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the fifth main title in the Doom series and a sequel to 2016's Doom. Players once again take on the role of the Doom Slayer, an ancient warrior who battles the demonic forces of Hell. The game continues its predecessor's emphasis on "push-forward" combat, encouraging the player to aggressively engage enemies in order to acquire health and ammo. New movement mechanics such as wall-climbing and dash moves will also be introduced. There are new types of enemies, such as the Marauder and Doom Hunter, while others, such as the Pain Elemental, Arachnotron, and Archvile, will be reintroduced ...more
    • Released: 2020
    • Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Stadia, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
    376 votes
  • Doom
    Photo: Doom/id Software
    372 VOTES
    Doom is a 1993 science fiction horror-themed first-person shooter video game by id Software. It is considered one of the most significant and influential titles in the video game industry, for having ushered in the popularity of the first-person shooter genre. The original game is divided into three nine-level episodes and distributed via shareware and mail order. The Ultimate Doom, an updated release of the original game featuring a fourth episode, was released in 1995 and sold at retail. In Doom, players assume the role of an unnamed space marine, who became popularly known as "Doomguy", fighting his way through hordes of invading demons from Hell. With one third of the game, nine levels, ...more
    • Released: 1993
    • Platform: Mac OS, SNES PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Xbox 360, iOS
    372 votes
  • Doom (2016)
    Photo: Doom/id Software
    410 VOTES
    Doom is a first-person shooter video game developed by id Software and published by Bethesda Softworks. A reboot of the Doom franchise, it is the fourth title in the main series and the first major installment since Doom 3 in 2004. It was released worldwide on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on May 13, 2016 and is powered by id Tech 6. A port for Nintendo Switch, co-developed with Panic Button, was released on November 10, 2017. Players take the role of an unnamed space marine as he battles demonic forces from Hell that have been unleashed by the Union Aerospace Corporation on a future-set colonized planet Mars. The gameplay returns to a faster pace with more open-ended ...more
    • Released: 2016
    • Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Stadia
    410 votes
  • Doom II: Hell on Earth
    Photo: Bethesda Softworks
    Doom II: Hell on Earth is a first-person shooter video game, the second title of id Software's Doom franchise. It was originally released for MS-DOS computers in 1994 and Macintosh computers in 1995. Unlike Doom, which was initially only available through shareware and mail order, Doom II was a commercial release sold in stores. Master Levels for Doom II, an expansion pack that includes 21 new levels, was released on December 26, 1995 by id Software.
    • Released: 1994
    • Platform: Tapwave Zodiac, Mac OS, Xbox 360, MS-DOS, NEC PC-9801
    260 votes
  • Doom 64
    Photo: Bethesda Softworks
    211 VOTES
    Doom 64 is a science fiction horror-themed first-person shooter for the Nintendo 64 that was released by Midway Games on March 31, 1997. It is part of the Doom series of video games.
    • Released: Apr 01 1997
    • Platform: Nintendo 64
    211 votes
  • Doom 3
    Photo: Bethesda Softworks
    229 VOTES
    Doom 3 is a science fiction survival horror first-person shooter video game developed by id Software and published by Activision. Doom 3 was first released for Microsoft Windows on August 3, 2004. The game was later adapted for Linux, as well as being ported by Aspyr Media for Mac OS X. Developer Vicarious Visions ported the game to the Xbox console, releasing it on April 3, 2005. British developers Splash Damage also assisted in design for the multiplayer elements of the game. The game is a reboot of the Doom franchise, disregarding storylines of the previous Doom video games. Doom 3 is set in 2145 on Mars, where a military-industrial conglomerate has set up a scientific research facility ...more
    • Released: 2004
    • Platform: GNU/Linux, OS X, Microsoft Windows, Xbox, Macintosh
    229 votes