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Being one of the most iconic games of all time, it's not surprising that pop-culture has made its fair share of references to Doom.

Comic Books
  • In a The Simpsons comic, the Springfield Universe Nerds create a game very similar to Doom called DUMB


  • Naqoyqatsi includes a clip from Doom.
  • The sheriff in Wild Hogs got his firearm training from Doom.

Live-Action TV

  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 made a few references to the game:
    • Mike Nelson says that in his job all he did was play Doom.
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    • In the episode skewering Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell, Mike remarks that a particularly empty gothic-looking scene "is like playing Doom with no monsters or opponents."
  • In an episode of Friends, Chandler suggests playing Doom while using his laptop to help Ross.

Video Games

  • Borderlands 3 has a Jakobs Shotgun called "Hellwalker", named after (one of many of) the Doom Slayer's nickname given to him by the demons. When shot, it plays a chord from 2016's "BFG Division".
  • Piratez: There's a rare faction called Dark Ones that is entirely composed of Doom creatures. Their place in the world is ambiguous at best, but possibly linked to psionics.
  • Duke Nukem 3D includes a dead space marine that looks very similar to Doomguy in a secret area in E1L3. When examined, Duke Nukem says "Hmmmm, that's one doomed space marine".
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  • Minecraft's random title screen captions include "idspispopd!", "MAP11 has two names!" and "Phobos anomaly".
  • The PC version of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 includes Doomguy as a playable character. Amusingly, he has maximum speed but minimum jump stats, referencing Doomguy's ability to run super fast but not jump.
  • The title screen of Dungeons of Dredmor is a parody of the first game's box art.
  • When picking up a chainsaw in the original Unreal Tournament, the game says "It's been 5 years since I've seen one of these", referencing the length between the releases of Doom II and UT
  • In Soldier of Fortune II, a PC displays the Doom title screen.
  • Virtual Springfield includes a minigame that parodies Doom, where Apu fights off bullies with a broom, shotgun, and BFG-esq weapon.
  • Muppets Inside features a parody of Doom called Kitchens of Doom, where the Swedish Chef takes on evil vegetables with kitchenware.
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  • A Doomguy bobblehead appears in Rage as a collectable.
  • In Tomb Raider III, construction workers in blue suits appear with an image of the lost soul appearing on their back.
  • The art for the shareware episode on the main menu for Jazz Jackrabbit 2 is a parody of the Doom cover.
  • In Evolve Idle after building a marine garrison on Mars and activating the world collider you'll get occasional reports about how a portal to Hell was opened but a lone space marine wearing green armor was able to somehow stop the demonic invasion.
  • In Enter the Gungeon, the Marine is effectively a blue Doomguy, with his stance in the Versus Character Splash emulating his stance in the original cover art. His backstory is also highly reminiscent of Doom, with his final level being to fight off an otherworldly horror.

Web Animation

  • In the Homestar Runner cartoon "Jibblies 2", Pom Pom dresses as a Cacodemon for Halloween. After he gets the Jibblies, the costume changes to be similar to the Cacodemon's firing animation.