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List of the best id Software games with images, including any well-known id Software made games for any platform and console. This list may not contain every game made by id Software but definitely features the best ones. This greatest id Software games list features box covers and additional information such as the game's publisher and release date. The most popular id Software video games are listed by how many votes they received, so the best ones are at the top. If you're looking to find a list of best games developed by id Software then you're in the right place. Think the top game developed by id Software isn't as high as it should be? If yes then be sure to vote it up so that your opinion counts, since this is a community-based opinion list.

This list answers the questions "What are the best games made by id Software?" and "Which games were developed by id Software?"

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This list is the perfect resource for those looking to find out the names of acclaimed games made by id Software. Ranker has a similar list for every other significant video game developer so don't forget to check those out as well. (38 items)
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Doom is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best id Software Games List
1993 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 ...more

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Doom II: Hell on Earth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best id Software Games List
1994 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 ...more

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Quake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best id Software Games List
1996 Quake is a first-person shooter video game, developed by id Software and published by GT Interactive in 1996 and featured music composed by Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails. It is the first game ...more

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Quake II is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best id Software Games List
1997 Quake II is a first-person shooter video game developed by id Software and published by Activision. It is not a direct sequel to Quake; id decided to revert to an existing trademark when they ...more

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Wolfenstein 3D is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best id Software Games List
1992 Wolfenstein 3D is a first-person shooter video game developed by id Software and published by Apogee Software. Originally released on May 5, 1992, for the PC operating system DOS, the game was ...more

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Doom 4 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best id Software Games List
Doom is the upcoming reboot of the Doom series by id Software following the release of its last title, Doom 3, in 2004. It is slated for simultaneous release on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, ...more

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Rage is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best id Software Games List
2011 Rage is a first-person shooter video game developed by id Software. It uses the company's OpenGL-based id Tech 5 game engine. Released in October 2011, the game was first shown as a tech demo on ...more

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Final Doom is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best id Software Games List
1996 Final Doom is a first-person shooter video game released in 1996. The game uses the engine, items, and characters from Doom II: Hell on Earth, and was distributed as an official id Software ...more

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Quake III Arena is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best id Software Games List
1999 Quake III Arena, is a multiplayer-focused first-person shooter video game. The game was developed by id Software and featured music composed by Sonic Mayhem and Front Line Assembly. Quake III ...more

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Return to Castle Wolfenstein is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best id Software Games List
2001 Return to Castle Wolfenstein is a first-person shooter video game published by Activision and originally released on November 19, 2001 for Microsoft Windows and subsequently for PlayStation 2, ...more

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Doom 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best id Software Games List
2004 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, ...more

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Wolfenstein is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best id Software Games List
2009 Wolfenstein is a first-person shooter video game co-developed by Raven Software and Endrant Studios and published by Activision. It is the sequel to Return to Castle Wolfenstein, and uses a ...more

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Quake 4 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best id Software Games List
2005 Quake 4 is the fourth title in the series of Quake first-person shooter computer games. The game was developed by Raven Software and published by Activision. Raven Software collaborated with id ...more

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Spear of Destiny is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best id Software Games List
1992 Spear of Destiny, often also called Spear, Wolfenstein 3D: Spear of Destiny or just SoD, is a 1992 first-person shooter computer game developed by id Software and published by FormGen ...more

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Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best id Software Games List
2003 Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory is a free and open source multiplayer first-person shooter video game set during World War II. It was originally planned to be released as a commercial expansion ...more

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Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best id Software Games List
2005 Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil is a first-person shooter video game developed by Nerve Software. It was released for Microsoft Windows on April 3, 2005, as an expansion pack and sequel to Doom 3 ...more

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Commander Keen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best id Software Games List
1990 Commander Keen is a series of video games developed by id Software in the early 1990s. The series focuses on the adventures of Billy Blaze, an 8-year old boy who travels through space and ...more

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Enemy Territory: Quake Wars is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best id Software Games List
2007 Enemy Territory: Quake Wars is a first-person shooter video game developed by Splash Damage and published by Activision for Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The ...more

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Quake Live is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best id Software Games List
2010 Quake Live is a first-person shooter video game by id Software which runs on x86-based computers running Microsoft Windows via Steam. It was originally downloaded and launched via a web browser ...more

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Dangerous Dave in the Haunted ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best id Software Games List
Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion 1991 Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion is a 1991 sequel of the computer game Dangerous Dave. It was created by John Romero, John Carmack, Adrian Carmack and Tom Hall. It was developed on the ...more

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Doom II RPG is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best id Software Games List
Doom II RPG 2010 Doom II RPG is the sequel of Wolfenstein RPG, set after Doom RPG. It was released for mobile phones on November 23, 2009 and for iPhones on February 8, 2010. It uses the Wolfenstein RPG engine ...more

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Wolfenstein RPG is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best id Software Games List
2008 Wolfenstein RPG is a mobile phone and iOS game from 2008 and 2009 developed by id Software. The two versions are nearly the same, but the IOS version has better graphics and one extra level ...more

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Doom RPG is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best id Software Games List
2005 Doom RPG is a mobile phone game developed by Fountainhead Entertainment. It combines the Doom first-person shooter franchise with role-playing video game elements. The storyline incorporates ...more

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Castle Wolfenstein is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best id Software Games List

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Commander Keen 2: The Earth Ex... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best id Software Games List
Commander Keen 2: The Earth Explodes 1990 Commander Keen 2: The Earth Explodes is a 1990 side-scrolling platform video game.

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Hovertank 3D is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best id Software Games List
1991 Hovertank 3D is a vehicular combat game developed by id Software and published by Softdisk in April, 1991. It is considered a significant precursor of the first-person shooter genre, made ...more

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Catacomb 3-D is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best id Software Games List
1991 Catacomb 3-D is the third in the Catacomb series of video games, and the first of these games to feature 3D computer graphics. The game was originally published by Softdisk under the Gamer's ...more

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Doom Resurrection is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best id Software Games List
2009 Doom Resurrection is a first-person shooter survival horror game developed by Escalation Studios for the iOS and published by id Software. It was released on 26 June 2009. John Carmack led the ...more

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Ultimate Quake is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best id Software Games List

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Commander Keen 5: The Armagedd... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best id Software Games List
Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine 1991 Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine is a 1991 side-scrolling platform video game.

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Orcs & Elves is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best id Software Games List
2007 Orcs & Elves is a fantasy role-playing adventure video game for the mobile phone and Nintendo DS. It was developed by John Carmack and Fountainhead Entertainment, produced by id Software, ...more

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Shadow Knights is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best id Software Games List
Shadow Knights 1990 Shadow Knights is a platform game created by id Software and published by Softdisk in 1991. This is one of the several games written by id Software to fulfill their contractual obligation to ...more

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Commander Keen 1: Marooned on ... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best id Software Games List
1990 Commander Keen 1: Marooned on Mars is a 1990 side-scrolling platform video game.

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ShadowCaster is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best id Software Games List
1993 ShadowCaster is a first-person/role-playing video game from 1993 developed by Raven Software. It was released by Origin Systems after Electronic Arts acquired them. A CD-ROM version was released ...more

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Commander Keen: Keen Dreams is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best id Software Games List
1992 Keen Dreams is a 1991 video game by id Software which was originally released for PCs running MS-DOS by Softdisk Publishing, with all rights owned by Flat Rock Software since 2005. The game was ...more

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Rescue Rover is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best id Software Games List
1991 Rescue Rover is a computer puzzle game from id Software, published by Softdisk in 1991. The game was distributed as shareware, with the first 10 levels making up the shareware version, and ...more

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Super 3D Noah's Ark is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best id Software Games List
1994 Super 3D Noah's Ark is an unlicensed Christian-themed video game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and DOS. It was released by the biblical video game producer Wisdom Tree in 1994, and ...more

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Winter Olympics: Lillehammer 9... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best id Software Games List
1994 Winter Olympics, released in the United States as Winter Olympic Games, is the official video game of the XVII Olympic Winter Games. All versions were published by U.S. Gold, the rightsholder; ...more