26 Games Like Doom

Games like Doom Find fast paced shooters with horror elements in our list of games like Doom. With these modern day shooters you'll find an adventure similar to the original Doom, Doom Eternal and the other titles in the Doom franchise.

Doom has been a long running sci-fi horror FPS franchise with its first instalment in 1993 making it one of the original first person shooters. While the releases in the franchise since this time have changed the mechanics, pacing, story and graphics the fundamentals of fighting demonic powers has remained the same. Later additions to the franchise in particular have pushed the game to new heights of graphics, gore and weapon variety.

Generally set within a research facility on Mars or in even the depths of Hell players are the sole human that stands between demonic evil and death to the broader human race. The limited story and mostly linear level designs of the Doom series let you focus on killing demons with your ranged and melee weapons while balancing your limited resources.

The games like Doom below are similar in terms of gameplay and theme to the franchise and you’ll find these first person shooter games to be fast paced, brutal and full of horror for your PC, PlayStation or Xbox console.
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Metro 2033

Metro 2033 is a first person shooter with survival horror elements developed for Windows and the Xbox 360 by 4A Games. The game was released in March 2010 with a sequel (Metro: Last Light) released in May 2013. The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic setting similar to that of the Fallout series except that the game takes place in and around the Moscow subway rather than a massive open world. In Metro 2033 players take on the role of Artyrom one of the first people to be born in the subway af...[Read Review]

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Serious Sam 3: BFE

Serious Sam 3: BFE seeks to deliver fast past first person shooting that is akin to the early shooters that gave birth to the FPS genre. Serving as a prequel to the original Serious Sam game (The First Encounter) this edition in the franchise takes place before Sam’s previous adventures. Picking up the storyline as Sam Stone heads to Egypt with a team of Earth Defense troops to find Dr Stein players find themselves quickly entangled in a quest to save the human race. Said quest centres aro...[Read Review]

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Halo 3

Halo 3 continues the Halo science fiction first person series with another campaign and multiplayer arena for players to adventure into as Master Chief. Originally launched in 2007 for Xbox 360 Halo 3 has since been made available on Windows and modern Xbox platforms. Halo 3 is set in the same universe and setting as the previous Halo games within the franchise with players once again battling the Covenant who consider humans an affront to their way of life and religion. Featuring the familiar H...[Read Review]

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Metro: Last Light

If you prefer your shooters with a horror element then Metro: Last Light will be sure to entertain while giving you a scare through strange enemies and the additional survival elements. The game world of Metro: Last Light has been carefully crafted in the process with some amazing realism to bring you in deeply to the story and setting. Serving as a sequel to Metro 2033 players with experience in the original will pick up on the little subtle nods between the two titles. This is made more import...[Read Review]

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Killzone: Shadow Fall

Killzone: Shadow Fall continues the Killzone series of sci-fi shooters with an impressive PlayStation 4 launch title that takes advantage of the increased amount of hardware processing power. Fans of the series will want to get their hands on the game while players looking for a breathtaking PS4 FPS experience will also want in on Killzone: Shadow Fall thanks to the solid FPS action and beautiful world presentation. The game is set in the same universe as the previous games in the Killzone franc...[Read Review]

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Clive Barker’s Undying

For paranormal adventures that involves the occult and plenty of horror few games have been able to capture the same level of atmosphere as the 2001 release, Clive Barker’s Undying. Primarily a first person shooter but also involving lots of magic spells for players to use, the game is considered a classic in the difficult dark adventure video game genre and continues to be available through GOG.com Set in the 1920s the game follows Patrick Galloway an Irish paranormal adventurer who decid...[Read Review]

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Resistance 3

Resistance 3 picks up the story four years after the second game. It features the same dark and science fiction elements that the series is known for and backs it up with a solid multiplayer offering. The game is a big shift from the previous titles in terms of setting with the story taking on a more post-apocalyptic atmosphere than a military one. This is due to humanities continuing decline as they slowly lose the fight against the Chimeria, leaving only small pockets of resistance left. This ...[Read Review]

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Killing Floor

Killing Floor is a co-operative game that matches a team of players against zombie like enemies in a series of increasingly difficult waves. Your key to success lies within leveraging the map designed choke points and complimenting each other through the class system that provides tangible in game benefits as you acquire experience in a particular class. While the game is best enjoyed with close friends players can also tackle the game solo or join a server with other players in the community wi...[Read Review]

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Resistance 2

Resistance 2 is the second game in the sci-fi shooter video game series and promises a solid single player experience with great multiplayer option. Players will again be taking on the role of Nathan Hale as he fights of the Chimera threat and just hopefully can stop the last safe haven of the world (the United States) falling into enemy hands. This time around players are joined by other elite soldiers who are also infected the Chimeran virus. Resistance 2 continues to offer a solid first perso...[Read Review]

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Singularity

Singularity is a first person shooter that constantly throws new mechanics at you which all have a science fiction theme. One of the most notable mechanics is the ability to manipulate time around you. Players assume the role of Captain Nathaniel Renko, a special agent who is sent to investigate a strange power surge on an uninhabited island. While on their way the player is struck by a similar electromagnetic surge and then finds themselves sent back in time to 1955. While in this time zone the...[Read Review]

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Painkiller

Painkiller is a FPS title released in 2004 which has since been expanded with a number of expansion packs. Playing as one would expect as an olden day shooter you’ll have fast action, brutal weapons and plenty of explosions. The story within Painkiller revolves around Daniel Garner, a young married mine who on the way to a birthday dinner for his wife has a high speed collision with another car. While your wife is taken into heaven to live in harmony Daniel is stuck in Purgatory. Approache...[Read Review]

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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood continues the modern day Wolfenstein story with a stand alone prequel to The New Order. Set in the same alternative 1946 history as the other titles players will once again fight against the Nazi powers on Windows, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Taking place right before the story of Wolfenstein: The New Order players will join the story in an infiltration attempt on Castle Wolfenstein itself to obtain some secret documents from within. After the attempt is botched and fa...[Read Review]

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Shadow Warrior

Shadow Warrior (2013) remakes the highly popular original game which was released in 1997, sharing the same name and core gameplay although modernised. While Shadow Warrior is fundamentally a first person shooter players will also need to rely heavily on their melee combat abilities which is both highly effective and visually appealing. In this demonic adventure players will assume the role of Lo Wang, a Japanese assassin who has a range of specialties that make him one of the deadliest in the d...[Read Review]

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BioShock Infinite

BioShock Infinite is a FPS game released in March 2013 for multiple platforms by 2K Games. It is the third game in the critically acclaimed BioShock series which has been praised for its strong gameplay, horror aspects and immersive storytelling. The majority of the game takes place in 1912 on the floating city of Columbia. Players take on the role of agent Booker DeWitt on his mission to rescue Elizabeth from captivity. After successfully rescuing Elizabeth you’ll quickly discover there is much...[Read Review]

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Hard Reset

Hard Reset offers up a cyberpunk FPS experience with mechanics akin to the classic shooters like Quake given its fast paced focus and simple core fundamentals that let you focus on shooting. Originally released for Windows in 2011 Hard Reset was later re-released on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles within a Redux edition that enhanced the content and core mechanics with new challenges. Set in a crumbling world where humanity is approaching extinction against a deadly machine army players pick...[Read Review]

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Halo 4

Halo 4 is the 2012 instalment in the science fiction shooter Halo franchise and continues to evolve on the foundations of the previous titles with new story and challenges for players to overcome. Starting this adventure four years after the events of Halo 3 players will need to be familiar with the current state of affairs to truly follow along with the Halo 4 storyline which focuses on the Forerunner planet of Requiem. Players join the story once again as Master Chief as Chief wakes from cryon...[Read Review]

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BioShock 2

BioShock 2 has players jumping into the body of a Big Daddy in a game set nearly a decade after the end of the original BioShock and giving players a taste of something different. Despite the passage of time Rapture is still the dangerous, unforgiving and scary dystopia it was in the original although you’ll be seeing it through a different set of eyes this time around. Mixing familiar locations and characters along with new ones BioShock 2 ensures adequate fan service amongst fresh conten...[Read Review]

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Wolfenstein: The New Order

Wolfenstein: The New Order revives the franchise four years after the last game with an impressive offering. With solid first person shooter gameplay, a well written storyline and some strong visuals the game is definitely one that FPS fans need to be playing in 2014. Set in an alternate timeline where the Nazis won World War II players will step into the shoes of William Blazkowicz and the role that he plays in stopping the Nazi’s rule over the world once and for all. It’s definitely an enjoyab...[Read Review]

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Bulletstorm

Bulletstorm is a unique and fast paced first person shooter released in 2011. The game focuses on rewarding players for crazy and creative kills on enemies. While it doesn’t include a competitive mode the game does have a fairly good co-operative experience. The game is set far into the future during the 26th century where the universe is under the control of a powerful and corrupt government. Players join this world as one of the peacekeepers in charge of silencing anyone that speaks out agains...[Read Review]

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Halo 5: Guardians

The 2015 addition to the Halo franchise is here, Halo 5: Guardians once again follows the story of Master Chief in an impressive Xbox exclusive science fiction shooter. Set just under a year after Halo 4 players find themselves amidst the year 2558 and closely follows the paths of Blue Team a Spartan-II group of troops and Fireteam Osiris a band of Spartan IVs. All the usual forces are at play in Halo 5: Guardians with the Covenant returning, ancient lore, the current war and much more. Gameplay...[Read Review]

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BioShock

Step into the dark world of Rapture in BioShock which blends first person shooter mechanics and light RPG features which gave birth to a popular franchise of atmospheric titles. Originally released in 2007 with a number of re-releases since to expand the number of available game platforms BioShock is the first of many adventures that explore philosophical and total utilitarianism themes. This original BioShock is set in the 1960s and has the player arriving at the mysterious underwater city know...[Read Review]

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Killzone 3

Killzone 3 continues the Killzone experience and offers a great level of immersion with impressive environments and realistic character movements. The story hasn’t received as much love as previous games in the series but still provides enough of a backdrop to keep you interested. Players will get to experience a story that jumps around a lot in Killzone 3 but the action solely revolves around being stranded on a now alien infested planet (the Helghast for players unfamiliar with the franchise)....[Read Review]

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Halo: Combat Evolved

Halo: Combat Evolved is the very first game in the popular Halo series and was a launch title for the original Xbox in 2001. The game is credited as a launching pad for the first person shooter genre, particularly on consoles. The game is set in the far off future in a war between humans and the Covenant, a technologically advanced alien race that believes humans are offensive to their gods. The one hope for the human race in this war is the cyborg super soldiers known as SPARTANs. In Halo: Comb...[Read Review]

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Halo 2

Halo 2 continues the Halo franchise with an entirely new adventure to save the human race as the super soldier, Master Chief. While originally launching on Xbox in 2004 the legacy of Halo 2 continues to live on with a subsequent Xbox 360 and Windows release in the years following. As recently as 2020 the title was also included in The Master Chief Collection that provides fans access to Halo 2 on the Xbox One in a complete Halo bundle. Featuring a familiar science fiction setting of the first Ha...[Read Review]

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F.E.A.R. 3

If you are looking for an FPS game that will leave you unable to sleep at night then F.E.A.R. 3 is your perfect game. The game combines solid first person shooter mechanics with a psychological style of horror. F.E.A.R. 3 has been generally well received by the gaming community for offering a great shooter experience and some unique multiplayer game modes. F.E.A.R. 3 was released in 2011 with development headed by Day 1 Studios and is available across all major platforms (PC, PlayStation 3 and X...[Read Review]

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Wrack

Wrack pays homage to the FPS titles of the past with a single player offering about fast paced shooting and score accumulation which allows you to challenge yourself or compete with others through scoring. Marketed as an arcade shooter Wrack has you battling countless enemies in a number of game modes all centred around the chaining of kills together to maximise points and your killing efficiency. Set deep into the future (2052) Earth has solved all of its energy problems by creating a method to...[Read Review]

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