Probably no hardcore gamer of nowadays would play the very first Doom game that was released way back in 1993, and we don’t blame them. That’s almost 30 years ago, a period when not even the concept of “good graphics” existed.
But even so, the classical Doom game developed by iD Software for MS-DOS was the real deal back in the day. It’s also regarded as an ancestor of modern shooter games of nowadays. Without Doom, there would probably be no Counter-Strike, Call of Duty, Sniper Elite, and many other top series of shooter games.
But since you can play the very first Doom game nowadays on pretty much any gadget that can be connected to a socket (seriously, it requires only 4MB of RAM, four ME-GA-BYTES!!!), why not play it on a small PC that looks like LEGO? Someone else thought the same thing and made the insane idea possible:
I wired the brick up as a very small external monitor, so you can, for instance, play Doom on it. pic.twitter.com/uWK2Uw7Egr
— James Brown (@ancient_james) June 19, 2022
The tweet has only been posted for a few hours, and it has already reached almost 4,500 shares and more than 29 thousand likes!
The latest ‘descendant’ of the first Doom game is Doom Eternal, a title that came out in 2020 and that’s far superior to the first, at least in terms of graphics.
Doom Eternal is also the fifth game of the iconic series, and it was first released for PC, PlayStation 4, Google Stadia, and Xbox One in March 2020. A few months later, on December 8, gamers could also run Doom Eternal on Nintendo Switch devices. In late June 2021, the game also became available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S.
There’s no telling when a sequel for Doom Eternal will be released, but the fans are sure expecting one. However, the 2020 title is “one of the best first-person shooters ever,” as GameRevolution calls it.