Was the original Doom game from ‘93 ahead of its time?

When it comes down to classic first person shooters in gaming history the original Doom game is considered to be legendary. The very first Doom game came out back in ’93 for the MS-DOS and was eventually ported for numerous game systems throughout the rest of the 90’s decade. We got to see Doom on game systems such as Sega 32X, SNES, PlayStation, Sega Saturn and 3DO. Doom was also re-released on other game systems such as Game Boy Advance & Xbox 360 during the 00’s decade before it appeared on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Android devices in 2019. Doom was a game that became popular worldwide way before the first person shooter genre became mainstream genre in countries like America during the 00’s decade. While the original Doom game was not heavily story driven and initially had only three episodes it was pretty fun game to play in the eyes of many people as they destroyed an onslaught of demons who were attacking the Earth. Despite, the special appeal that 2D first person shooter games had back in early 90’s there was never an official arcade release of the original Doom game despite its appearance on almost every other game system from that decade.

While beat em up and head to head fighting games were huge attractions during the first half of the 90’s decade titles such as Doom were still somewhat interesting to check out because 2D first person shooters was something that was new at the time. If the Doom series had started around the early to mid 00’s the very first game would have became far more successful than it was back in the 90’s. Despite, being a first person shooter game in an era where the genre was not too popular Doom ended up becoming a game that over 10 million people ended up playing within the first two years following its initial release. The updated version from ’95 entitled “Ultimate Doom” kept players around the world more interested in the series due to the addition of another episode which comprised of more difficult levels. To say that Doom ’93 was a game that was ahead of its time is an understatement to say the least. In fact, along with the likes of Wolfenstein 3D from ’92 Doom from ’93 was among the few games that helped put the first person shooter genre on the map.

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