What’s on the Doom Timeline?
The Doom franchise is tricky to piece together, because some of the tie-in material takes significant artistic liberty. The chronology is uncertain as a result, but this is the chronological timeline as best we can make it. The novels may or may not tie-in well with the games, and the games themselves follow a limited chronology. The franchise was also rebooted with Doom (previously Doom 4) in 2016. This could launch a new continuity for the franchise.
Doom is primarily a series of first-person-shooter games that take place on Mars, where someone has discovered a portal to hell. The result is an uproar of horror action. As with our other timelines, be sure to let us know if we missed something.
|1||Original Series||Buy||Doom||Game||id Software||1993|
|2||Other||Buy||Doom||Film||Andrzej Bartkowiak||2005||Only loosely based on the game.|
|3||Original Series||Buy||Doom II: Hell on Earth||Game||id Software||1995|
|4||Other||Buy||Knee-Deep in the Dead||Novel||Dafydd ab Hugh, Brad Linaweaver||1995|
|5||Other||Buy||Hell on Earth||Novel||Dafydd ab Hugh, Brad Linaweaver||1995|
|6||Other||Buy||Infernal Sky||Novel||Dafydd ab Hugh, Brad Linaweaver||1995|
|7||Other||Buy||Endgame||Novel||Dafydd ab Hugh, Brad Linaweaver||1996|
|8||Original Series||Buy||Final Doom||Game||id Software||1996|
|9||Original Series||Buy||Doom 64||Game||id Software||1997|
|10||Original Series||Buy||Doom 3||Game||id Software||2004|
|11||Other||Buy||Doom 3: World's on Fire||Novel||Matthew Costello||2008|
|12||Other||Buy||Doom 3: Maelstrom||Novel||Matthew Costello||2009|
|13||Original Series||Doom RPG||Game||id Software||2005|
|14||Original Series||Buy||Doom Resurrection||Game||id Software||2009|
|15||Original Series||Doom II RPG||Game||id Software||2009|
|16||Series Reboot||Buy||Doom||Game||id Software||2016||Formerly Doom 4. Reboot of the franchise.|