You may now play the Doom RPG on PC thanks to the courageous work of the Doom community in pulling this decades-old RPG to the contemporary day. You can finally play the Doom RPG on PCs, and if your first thought is “the what now,” that’s exactly why this is fantastic news for Doom aficionados. Back in 2005, Fountainhead Entertainment, best known for Orcs and Elves, debuted Doom RPG for mobile devices, a sequel to Doom 3 that was released just in time to be a tie-in for the notoriously awful Doom movie and spawned both a sequel game and a Wolfenstein RPG.
As you’d assume from the name, Doom RPG is a turn-based RPG that incorporates components from mainline first-person shooter Doom, including weapons and characters, and reimagines battle and exploration., and despite its dramatic departure from the standard Doom formula, it went over pretty well. Doom RPG received the “Adventure Game of the Year” and “Mobile Game of the Year” honors for 2005 and even produced a sequel for iPhones.
To make matters worse, the original Doom RPG was built on antiquated technology. The game’s Fandom page indicates the current version of it released in 2007 “may only be available” on Nokia phones. It’s the first official port of Doom RPG to the PC from Erick194 and Anarkavre, two Gec Inc. members with the screen identities Erick194 and Anarkavre respectively.
The designers reverse engineered Doom RPG so that, in theory, operates like a standard PC game, no Nokia phone necessary.
You’ll need the original game files and a little fiddling to get things operating, but Erick194 describes how to accomplish that in the Doom forums.
There is no word yet on whether the developers want to transfer the sequel or Wolfenstein RPG, which are both far more accessible.
Recently, the Doom mod scene has been very active. One recent effort converts Doom 64 on PC into something closer to Doom Eternal, while another thought demons weren’t enough and added vampires to Doom because why not.