DOS - 1994
Also released on: Windows - Mac
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Description of DOOM II
Did you love Doom? Then you’ll probably love Doom II, because it’s largely more of the same, just with a few tweaks, new enemies, new weapons, and some technical improvements.
Doom ended with Doomguy returning from Hell Mars to find that Earth had been overrun by demons and was being merged with Hell. It’s up to Doomguy to find where the invasion is coming from and put a final end to it.
The major noticeable changes are the inclusion of the double shotgun (yay!) and the removal of the overworld map on the intermission screen (boo!). Additionally, rather than being broken up episodically in the tradition of many shareware games, Doom II consists of 30 consecutive levels, though these are broken up thematically with story-text interludes.
Everything you could possibly like about Doom is there: true 3D environments with rich textures, varied-light environments (perfect for springing those jump-scare death traps), excellent dark and heavy bleep-bloop music, lots of guns, lots of monsters, pentagrams, and gore.
Doom II’s levels are not substantially larger than those in Doom, but the middle section of the game features an interesting level design experiment, using big, open levels with multiple buildings to simulate the cityscape that Doomguy is fighting his way across.
The actual gameplay remains more or less unchanged. Doomguy still can’t jump, nor can he look up and down. Given that Heretic would be released only a few months later, it would’ve been nice for look to be implemented, especially for the cityscape levels. Jumping wouldn’t be implemented in the Doom engine until Hexen; “momentum jumps” have to suffice.
One of the places where Doom II really shines is in its soundtrack. The dark and atmospheric tracks mixed in with the hard and heavy “metal” tracks really solidify the relationship between Industrial music and First Person Shooters which would reach its first zenith when Nine Inch Nails provided the soundtrack for Quake.
Like the original Doom, there is a vast surfeit of fan maps and mods (including total conversions, that gave us weird stuff like a Sonic the Hedgehog fangame made entirely in Doom!), which means the possibilities are virtually endless.
Review By P. Alexander
Comments and reviews
LinktheAssassin 2019-09-11 2 points
@Full on Rebel is my name
The reason it's not for download for free is because its no longer abandonware. The development of DOOM Eternal has nothing to do with whether Doom II should be free, just like how Black Ops 4 has nothing to do with whether COD1 should be free. The only reason there are free games on here is because they're hard to obtain legally since the developer abandoned them, hence the term abandonware. Since all of the Doom games are being sold on GOG, Steam, or some other platform, there is an easy way to obtain the games legally. It's not bologna, it's supporting the company that made the games, even if the original development team is no longer working at that company.
Full on REBel is my name 2018-12-14 -4 points
Let's start a revolution to make these games free again. If it's made in the 90s or even the early 2000s it should be free I shouldn't have to pay for doom 2 if doom eternal is on the way. I shouldn't have to pay for call of duty 1 if they made black ops 4. It's all bologna
KC 2018-09-08 1 point DOS version
I downloaded Doom II and it work perfect with the exception of the sound. I have music, but no sound. That is, no gun fire, no monsters snarling, etc. just music. I am using a Mac and Boxer, and I went into Boxer and set up the sound using Soundblaster which almost always works. The sound works perfect in Doom I with the same settings. The game is not much fun without the sound.
shithead 2018-08-31 2 points
it's better to use one of these source ports than dosbox. I recommend crispy doom.
mawthecringelord 2018-07-05 0 point
WARNING-Do not use dosbox. You're much better off opening doom 2.wad in gzdoom
please read 2018-06-27 2 points Mac version
for everyone who downloaded this for a NEWER version of mac is probably not gunna work to play this you need a version of mac either lower than 10.4 or the same so for people who are raging because they think this doom works just download Gzdoom and a doom 2 wad if after that look it up any way just thought this would help :P
Verchiel 2018-05-22 4 points DOS version
Hah... I still remember the codes
God mode: IDDQD
Give all: IDKFA
Skip to level ##: IDCLEV##
No clipping (walk through walls): IDCLIP
there were a few other "IDBEHOLD" codes... I think "I" was invincibility
HellBlade64 2018-04-02 0 point
The sequel to the most legendary shooter of all time keeps all the guts and gore of the original while also adding much more in terms of level design. Now on Earth, you'll find yourself fighting through hellspawn from the deepest depths of sewers to the highest of towering cities. Only now it seems hell has some new toys to play with, but little do they know, so do you!
Okay. Well... Doom II: Hell on Earth the direct continuation that picks up right where Doom left off. It your character (Doomguy) as he accepts the ungodly fact that hell's monsters have made it here before he could stop it. Six new monsters and one new weapon which became the most popular in the series next to the BFG9000. But what really sets Doom and Doom 2 apart from one another is the level design and story bits (the message screens).
Instead of the narrow halls of Phobos, Deimos and Hell, you now face of against hoards of the hellspawn in the cities, towns, suburbs, and facilities of Earth. So the design goes from being small and confining to large and foreboding. One might think this is counterproductive, but it actually works in the games favor. Instead of being in narrow halls where you can pretty easily guess when a monster will pop up, you're wondering through alleys and flooded halls where monsters can often be waiting to ambush you.
akram182 2018-03-27 -5 points Mac version
How do i install this on a mac? i don't know what to do with the files i downloaded. Please help
Jester 2018-03-24 4 points
If you like games like Doom, you should look for the channel HoFPG on YouTube. very nice archive with many games of this kind
Apaul27 2018-03-23 1 point
There's a DOOM source port called ZDOOM.
Here's the link: https://zdoom.org/
Rodrigo 2018-03-10 2 points
There is a secret exit on level 15... from there, you will go to level 31.
On this level, another secret exit goes to level 32.
andre 2018-02-27 0 point
dit was het eerste spel dat ik speelde op mijn Pentium 120. eerlijk gezegd vond ik het toen niet zo leuk omdat mijn videokaart geen 3d ondersteunde. ik heb een vraag: wie kan het spel nog mmeer niet installeren op de c schijf onder dosbox? toen ik het downloade zaten er geen bestanden onder de titel. Wie weet raad?
Gili 2017-11-18 -6 points
I just ended Doom 2 (1994) played it online , and Level 30 was the final level , afterwards they congratulated me and showed all 15 monsters that played on the game . why this 31 level was never showed to me ? (the 30 level was the final one when i played).
old doomie 2017-10-10 1 point
Anyone know of a good site to get some third party wad files to go with this?
yeetboye 2017-09-28 1 point DOS version
You can run this on the DosBox emulator just by downloading DosBox and the Dos version of Doom. All you need to do is extract the downloaded zip folder containing Doom into a folder where you will store your games. Next all you need to do is open the folder, set the default program that runs the main executable file to DosBox, insert a shortcut of it to your desktop and then clicking the shortcut. Hope this helps!
paddfoot 2017-08-23 0 point
ty sooo much for the download and ty random guy for the d fend method. worked like a charm ;)
I.M. MEEN 2017-08-03 2 points
what is the difference between the Steam version and this version?
but face 2017-07-25 3 points DOS version
did not work idk why fix this pls want to play this classic
Roshu 2017-07-01 2 points
I love you myabandonware! Its just because of you that I can play a lot of cool games in my low end pc too.
DarkACB 2017-05-26 0 point Mac version
found my moms old power mac g4 from 1999 so i decided to hook it up and run doom 2 on it out of boredom. went on this site and got doom 2 to run on my mac. just get some old computer from your garage and play it on that if you have dosbox problems.
felixs 2017-05-23 0 point
great game to install, watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKg9cvE8pQk
pirk 2017-03-14 2 points DOS version
cannot get it to run in DOSbox... what command do i punch in
M 2017-03-11 1 point DOS version
I am playing doom2 on windows 7 with Dosbox. Problem is no audio and no music. How to solve it?
int_16h 2016-07-29 0 point DOS version
For those having trouble with the music and sound, go to your Doom II folder and run setup.exe then select Sound Blaster (just Sound Blaster not Sound Blaster AWE32) as both your Music Sound Card and Sound FX Card.
Use the default numbers (just keep pressing the Enter key) and then select "Save parameters and launch Doom II".
Alex 2016-06-21 1 point
Game works great for me, EXCEPT for the sound+music. Anyone else have this problem or have any suggestions?
Marco 2016-06-05 1 point DOS version
Fui um jogador inveterado do Doom 1 e 2. Mais infelizmente na minha época eram em disquetes e eles acabam. Fico contente com esta forma de poder baixar o game. Obrigado
Blazer33 2016-03-22 1 point Mac version
I can't for the love of me install ANY DOOM ON MY IBOOK G4!!!!
twinPRICKS 2016-03-07 1 point
if you want to mod games then just do a google
search,i am sure something will come up, not sure if
you can actually create an enemy npc by scratch but I do
know doom/doom2 is one of the most moddable games out
there and there is a huge community out there if you go looking.
kissKIZZkiss 2016-02-13 1 point
i want to be able to make my own enemy npc's for this game, does anyone know how I can be able to do this?
46YOvirginMALE 2016-02-02 -2 points
forget dosbox...forget dfend.....forget any type of silly Dos emulation
and go to zandronum.com and download that program.
now copy your doom WADS into that folder, = PROBLEM SOLVED, no
more hassles trying to play doom, doom2 or any of the thousands of mods.
SuperHappyFunTime 2016-01-31 -1 point
doom 2 is a pretty good game, brutal doom mod takes it to a whole new level and YES please do yourself a favor and get zandronum(it's free) or some program similar. have a superhappyfuntime day.
c++meNOunderstand 2016-01-29 0 point
thanks longdadleg2k, I just downloaded zanderam
program and if you don't have doom you have option
to download freedoom what it is is a game that use the
doom game engine bit it not doom.
but I not am knowing how I can change my pc
graphics from softwere mode to opengl 3d-card mode?
I try to change in game and then exit program and restart
but it still in softwere mode??? please someone to help me?
sorry for bad English.
longDADDYlegy2k 2016-01-29 2 points DOS version
way back in the day we had a friend who owned one of the early PENTIUM computers and most of us had 386 or 486 pc and some of us NO pc at all.
so all the guys would go to his place after school and take turns playing
DOOM2, to be honest I had no interest in this game at first, I just went to
his place to admire his sister's LOVELY backside, man she had a nice butt,
she had nice legs too..she would make some type of juice for us using fruits.
her bum would haunt my dreams many years after.
hey if you can't get this game to work with dosbock then
just download ZANDRONUM and place ur doom.wad/doom2.wad
in the folder and you can play in windows with no problem.
I hope this was helpful....peaceOUT~
IDIO MONTOYA 2016-01-28 0 point
this an cool game too, its that wandering around hallways game and attacking anything hat gets in your way
doomdude 2016-01-23 0 point
anyone know how I can play custom WADs? tried zdoom and gzdoom, no luck. can't get doom 95 to launch at all due to errors, so that's no help. any ideas?
doomer 2016-01-23 0 point DOS version
Anyone have any idea what I'm doing wrong? I can't get the game to run in DFend. I added the deice file and named the profile DOOM2, ran it and did the "c" and "y" thing, which created the DOOM2LZH file, which I then added and ran in DFend. Now how do I play the game? When I click on the DOOM2 profile, it just takes me back to the "c" and "y" thing and the game never loads. How do I get the game to run from here?
Doddo 2016-01-10 0 point DOS version
Well, guys, this is a game you don't want to run on Windows 3.1 cause it freezes almost immediatly after the title screen.
Dos Box Fan 2016-01-01 1 point
Ok, if you want to run in DOSBox, there are several steps you have to make.
1. After downloading, run the "deice" file and press "c" then "enter", then "y". That creates a new folder in your directory (It was "Doom2" for me) with a DOOM2LZH file. (I copy and pasted it back into the main directory)
2. Run the DOOM2LZH file is DOSBox and it will install the rest of the files.
3. You can run the game, but I had no sound. I ran the "SETUP" file in DOSBox and set:
a)"Select Music Card = General Midi = 330" Enter
b)"Select Sound FX Card = PC Speaker" Enter
4. Run DOOM2 in DOSBox and you should have sound. Enjoy!
Hamada abd elmalk 2015-12-25 0 point
Although it is old but over the years I could not find better
Pedro_Juan 2015-10-18 -1 point
its a classic but do anybody play it after theyve beat th game alreayds ,really? what about d3? i guess you all can go flood up all of the dead d3 comminitys thouh and resurrect the game,eh?do it work?nope!!
Darkness701 2015-09-06 0 point
If you want to run it with better graphics then just download GZDooM from here: http://www.osnanet.de/c.oelckers/gzdoom/download.html
deadops101 2015-03-15 -2 points DOS version
I played this with GZdoom, and my favorite wad, Invasion.uac.wad, still playing... help me...
nussi 2015-02-21 -3 points DOS version
Orangestar, The engine is open-sourced, the WAD files are still sold; so this is piracy or am I wrong?
anonymous 2015-01-31 -2 points DOS version
Or run it in Chocolate Doom or another source port (look it up) :)
rickel 2015-01-19 -3 points DOS version
I have a windows surface 8.1 , what should I set the sound to?
Ratz 2014-12-21 -1 point DOS version
I always much preferred Doom 2 to the original, this one is so much darker and atmospheric.
TheOldSchoolGamingWolf 2014-12-06 2 points DOS version
played this with the brutal mod, so brutal. 10/10
aprjnet 2014-10-26 0 point DOS version
remember good times do play it with my friends with my us robotics 14.400 kbps! hehehehe
Sunny 2014-09-24 0 point DOS version
you know something! I just love this site!! I found every single of game here which i wanted. & finally i can say I found my childhood here .... love you admin!
Syphion 2014-08-30 1 point DOS version
That is one of the best sites I have ever seen on the Internet. Thank you a lot.
hmmm 2014-07-08 0 point DOS version
out of all the doom games (Doom 1, this one, and Final Doom - excluding Doom 3), i found Doom 2 to be the hardest...
Hecky 2014-06-08 0 point DOS version
i dont get it where is the wad all i see is the stuff not required to play doom 2 on zdoom or gzdoom or zandroum
Momy 2014-05-10 0 point DOS version
This game is very good
Another type of this game is blood Oh! what a game blood
But doom 2 is amazing
I try to download the doom 3 but no.
TheGuy 2014-05-03 -1 point DOS version
Windows 7 says it wont run in full screen mode and forces shut down, what do I do?
Sonu 2014-04-01 0 point DOS version
I really like this game. And this game is Very intresting to play. Play such type of game but don't play Shabby, Mind it
Random 2014-03-26 12 points DOS version
Hey people, just stopped by to drop in some advice regarding installing and playing the game
I didn't download the game from this site but if the copy is perfect then you just need to follow a very simple step
1. Get D-Fend (Google it)
2. Install it
3. Get Doom II (I got it from here, http://www.emuparadise.me/Abandonware_Games/Doom_II_Hell_On_Earth_(1994)(Atari_Inc)/93135)
4. Now just drop the package into D-Fend
5. Keep accepting the default conditions and you're good to go (Remember, DO NOT CHANGE ANY SETTINGS JUST ACCEPT THE DEFAULTS WHILE INSTALLING THE GAME)
For those having problems with sound should try installing everything with the DEFAULT and that's it
For those having problems with fullscreen, either follow one of these methods
1. Just select options by right clicking the game while in D-Fend
2. Select graphics under the 'Hardware' tab
3. Now change the 'Renderer' from 'surface' or something like that to 'overlay'
1. Right click the game while in D-Fend
2. Then -- 'View DOSBox config file'
3. Look for output then change to this -- 'output=overlay'
If you still have problems then head to the DOSBox forums :)
Sivart 2014-03-20 0 point DOS version
For some reason the doom2.wad is missing after it installs. Any pointers?
MetalHead 2014-03-07 0 point DOS version
Don't forget that if you don't have a very old PC, you will have to use an emulator to run. DOSBox.com is very simple. I am sorry if you have to actually read the actual documentations.
If you do have a very old PC and it actually runs, congradulations!
John 2014-03-05 1 point DOS version
Having trouble setting up the game because it says This system does not support fullscreen mode. We use Windows 7 64 bit. HELP !!
Some guy with a crap PC 2014-03-01 -1 point DOS version
Can somebody please explain me how to get the sound working,I sometimes get it working but the game lags and is unplayable.Also when I go to setup,It always randomises the keyboard controls in the window!Enter sometimes doesn't work or F10 or the arrows.I got the music going somehow but just can't get the sound to work.
Sonic12365 2014-02-27 0 point DOS version
ok im gona tell it to you straight, STOP COMPLAINING THAT THE GAME IS ON HERE! cant you people just appreciate that the game is on here for all of you -.- those who complain about it just shouldn't be here and shouldn't comment about it
Kubelek 2014-02-19 0 point DOS version
Classic... Playing on dial-up connection. With friends from BBS. In Poland. In 1996.
indstr 2014-02-11 0 point DOS version
So many memories of playing modem-to-modem games of this with friends. Great stuff!
Sparda 16 2014-02-08 0 point DOS version
Best childhood memories all in one game, definitely a must have, such a good game back in the day
deadops101 2014-01-30 1 point DOS version
does anyone know how to bring up the console command in game?
SonicParadox 2014-01-18 0 point DOS version
Level 30 ICON OF SIN John Remero the boss on the final level was a gaint horned demon skull head and listion I WILL LIE IN BREAKS OF THE END OF THE AMBUSH rewand TO WIN THE GAME YOU MUST KILL ME JOHN REMREO TURN ON NO CLIP WALK THROUG THE WALL Behind the head and walla John Remreo head on a pike
CCH880 2014-01-14 0 point DOS version
Just as I remembered it. Still remember the cheats too... IDDQD and IDCLIP.
Thanks for putting games like this online!
marc 2013-12-15 1 point DOS version
does someone know what is the proper SETUP for sound, music and FX effects ?
Rickyjpen 2013-11-09 0 point DOS version
Hey for some reason Doom 1 worked for me but I could not download Doom 2 :(
adi 2013-11-04 0 point DOS version
i've played in my weekend, all day long, its so wonderfull, thank's for this.
jazzy 2013-10-23 0 point DOS version
that so horror game wooooooooooooooooooooooo but easy and funny
joão vitor 2013-09-29 0 point DOS version
esse jogos do doom e muito legais eu gosto muitos desses jogos do doom, eu vou baixar todos o jogos do doom pra mim.Jogar eu vou, zera todos
ProgramGuruCpp 2013-09-26 0 point DOS version
Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, id software released a sequel to one of the greatest games of all time. Doom 2 is even better than the original: more enemies, more variety of environments, bigger levels and larger areas, and--to top it all off--Doom 2 adds a badass Super Shotgun to your arsenal of already awesome weapons.
wieloch 2013-09-22 1 point DOS version
i have problem with mouse - i can't play with it.
GTXonRaiL 2013-09-19 0 point DOS version
something thats balls is this gaame cant run on anything above windows XP but at least the gmod addon nthat needs this works.
Old school gamer 2013-09-08 0 point DOS version
Another option would be if you have a 64-bit OS, you can install a program like Virtual Box and install a lower windows like Win xp into a virtual and install it to the Virtual XP and it runs as normal...
Leomancer 2013-09-03 0 point DOS version
Lol download wars now secret at Zdoom on me. this is produce in 302. Sorry this code is _2 heheh more advance liquid thanks.
Seiryu 2013-08-25 0 point DOS version
Give a man a bullet and he'll want a gun. Give a man a gun and he'll be giving away the bullets. -S.Sam
Generals 2013-08-18 0 point DOS version
Anyone knows how to get to gangsta grosse?? 《Wolfenstien secret boss》
Jerkins 2013-08-15 0 point DOS version
The simplest and quickest way to run this game is to download GZDoom, and drag and drop the .wad file over the GZDoom icon.
Generals 2013-08-13 0 point DOS version
I love doom, if someone need to run this, go to
And select the green one, then drag a game dos game to dosbox
Nightmare 2013-08-10 0 point DOS version
Watch and learn type Noclip (From Map 30) and go around the Boss Brain and what see to his face?
rod 2013-08-09 0 point DOS version
Try DosBox to get the old games to play with the original game engine.
Pete g 2013-08-08 0 point DOS version
How do I get these 16 bit games to play on my 64 bit version of windows?
Saky 2013-08-02 0 point DOS version
Haven't played this game for a looong time...i'm so gonna enjoy this =D
aulgrunfan50 2013-07-12 0 point DOS version
i download doom 2 and brutal doom and i was so exieting!!!
DAVID THE ZDOOM WARS 2013-06-26 -1 point DOS version
I SO SCARED THAT ROMEOS HEAD FROM LVL30 WHEN I TRIED TO CHEAT NOCLIP FROM THE CONSOLE :(
Sean 2013-06-21 0 point DOS version
Yes, this game isn't abandonware per se, but the version still being sold today is the version that has always been sold: the full retail version. What you get here is something you could always have gotten for free anyway. It's the shareware demo. All that's in it is the first episode.
Napalmxxx2 2013-06-19 0 point DOS version
I remember this from my childhood, my very first FPS and it was a blast then, its a blast now, yay retro games.
Tforsaken 2013-06-10 0 point DOS version
sorry to say but the new remade doom 3 and doom and doom 2 on it
FistMarine 2013-05-25 0 point DOS version
lol, that's pirated version 1.666 that I also had on one of those pirated CDs called PC Mania '96. Good times. So unfortunately, you cannot patch your version to 1.9 because the patches refuse to do so by detecting pirated game.
Maself 2013-05-20 0 point DOS version
10/10! Additional 5 stars for Id Software who made these games so great!
Husky 2013-05-11 0 point DOS version
I will return to my childhood to finish what I started... I WILL COMPLETE EVERY CAMPAIGN ON NIGHTMARE DIFFICULTY
Nicole 2013-03-03 -2 points DOS version
Leitbild, it's not a prequel if it was made first, it's a predecessor, just saying.
Also, it added the Combat Shotgun, so it's fine with me.
Leitbild 2013-02-13 -1 point DOS version
Yeah, here's it... The too much overrated sequel of the greatest 3D shooter classic of all times! :D
For further explain, please watch my brief review for Doom.
I have no intention to waste more time for this one again...
Playing it back then was wasted time enough... :/
Better play the prequel!!!
Luther Manhole 2012-12-14 0 point DOS version
Lags when I have sound enabled. Otherwise, great game.
Axl 2012-11-17 0 point DOS version
Awsome ! but for some reason i get lagg when i activate sound o.O
deathwatch 2012-09-08 0 point DOS version
Tried Google Chomre and Internet Explorer both just sat and tried to load without ever downloading something.
the joker 2012-08-29 0 point DOS version
i was looking for a good download url for ages and this is the one i found.
doomfan101 2012-08-18 0 point DOS version
I liked DOOM 2 ,i remember buying it when it was released.Thanks for bringing it back!
the nerd 2012-04-15 0 point DOS version
this game is great it was one of the first games i played
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