“Doom” was not the first first-person shooter video game, but it was highly influential and significant in its genre. Without this seminal game, which was released by id software in 1993, that genre would not look like it does today. It was solely responsible for the word “death-match,” which is now a popular part of gaming lexicon.
It showed the full potential of the first-person shooter genre. Doom was leaps and bounds ahead of its time, and its legacy has persisted with a motion picture and a book chronicling the game’s development tailored for die hard fans yearning for the behind-the-scenes scoop.