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Final DOOM

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MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
61
4.0
Macintosh
...
3.9
Windows
...
4.1
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Description

Final DOOM is the last ID-Tech 1 Doom game. It includes two separate 32 level episodes: TNT: Evilution and the Plutonia Experiment.

Neither episode was made by ID Software themselves, but rather by two groups of individuals hired by ID; Team TNT (hence why Evilution has "TNT" in front of it and it's Iwad is named "TNT.wad") and the Casali brothers.

Game play in both is completely identical to Doom2, right down to the level progression (i.e. 30 levels and two secret levels). Other than the new levels, the only new things over Doom2 are new stories (both of which appear to directly follow on from Doom2 rather than each other) some new textures and, in TNT's case a few new music tracks.

Screenshots

Final DOOM DOS Final Boss of Evilution - the Icon from Doom II returns.
Final DOOM Windows The Plutonia Experiment
Final DOOM Windows The Plutonia Experiment
Final DOOM DOS The Plutonia Experiment

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Is this really the final Doom? DOS *Katakis* (37840)
An 'expansion pack' that does the original justice. Windows Dave Billing (24)

The Press Says

Mac Ledge Macintosh 1997 6.3 out of 10 63
PC Zone DOS Aug 13, 2001 6.2 out of 10 62
HonestGamers Macintosh Oct 09, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Just Games Retro DOS Apr 14, 2012 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Games Magazine DOS 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Just Games Retro Windows Apr 14, 2012 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Joystick (French) Macintosh May, 1997 50 out of 100 50
macHOME Macintosh Apr, 1997 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
GameSpot DOS Jul 25, 1996 4.6 out of 10 46
PC Games DOS Oct, 1996 C- 42

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Trivia

DOSBox

The Steam download version of the game is listed as Windows 2000/XP/Vista platform because the executables are modified to use a DOSBox variant (v 0.70); additionally the traditional setup.exe is missing.

It is confirmed that neither Valve or id Software contacted the DOSBox project staff and initially the game didn't includes the TXT´s that must be present under the GPL license (so they failed to fulfill 2 points of the GPL license).

Two days after the launch, there was an update that includes COPYING, AUTHORS and THANKS.txt of the DOSBox 0.7

Evilution

Many people were angry about Id's decision to include Evilution in Final DOOM - it was originally going to be released as a freeware expansion onto DOOM II.

German index

On April 30, 1997, Final Doom was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. More information about this topic can be found in the game group.

Information also contributed by DarkDante and Xoleras

Related Web Sites

  • ClassicDOOM.com (Walkthroughs and guides, game comparisons, passwords, links and more, for game-console and computer-based Doom games)
  • Doom Wiki (A Wiki site for the Doom series.)
  • DoomWorld (The latest Doom news, levels, Total Conversions (TC's), ports and more.)
  • Id Software (The official resting place of Final Doom)
  • JDoom (Arguably the best revisited Doom engine. Take your original WAD files from Doom 1, 2 etc. and run them on this D3D/OpenGL and A3D enabled engine.)
  • OC ReMix Game Profile (Fan remixes of music from Final DOOM.)
Contributed to by OutRider (13) and Terok Nor (19005)