Strike for a minute the lol-worthy 2005 big screen adaptation starring The Rock from of your memory.
Now think back to 1993, when the controversial game that changed first-person shooters forever created an eerie, desolate atmosphere that set the stage for games like Quake and Half-Life.
Though it wasn’t the “first” FPS, it’s certainly one of the genre’s most defining, innovating upon developer id’s Wolfenstein 3D with an arsenal of chainsaws, shotguns, and plasma rifles that helped the original Doom win PC Gamer’s “Game of the Year” award in 1994.
Looking back now, the blocky red pixels that passed for demon entrails is almost comical. But in 1993, its graphic bloodletting coupled with a propensity for the occult thrust Doom into gaming’s canon like, well, a bat out of hell.
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