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DOOM Box ArtKudos For DOOM. DOOM is a landmark 1993 first-person shooter video game by id Software. It is widely recognized for having popularized the first person shooter genre, pioneering immersive 3D graphics, networked multiplayer gaming, and support for customized additions and modifications via packaged files in a data archive known as "WADs". Its graphic and interactive violence, as well as its Satanic imagery, also made it the subject of considerable controversy. In DOOM, players assume the role of a berserker packing man and a half who must fight his way through a military base on Mars' moon, Phobos and he must kill the demons from Hell.

With a third of the game (9 levels) distributed as shareware, DOOM was played by an estimated 10 million people within two years of its release, popularizing the mode of gameplay and spawning a gaming subculture; as a sign of its effect on the industry, games from the mid-1990s boom of first-person shooters are often known simply as "DOOM clones". DOOM has been named by various industry insiders as the greatest game of all time and as the most innovative game of all time.


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