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GZDoom (Series) Alternatives

GZDoom is described as 'ZDoom is a family of enhanced ports of the Doom engine for running on modern operating systems. It runs on Windows, Linux, and OS X, and adds new features not found in the games as originally published by id Software' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to GZDoom for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Steam and AmigaOS. The best alternative is Doom. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Zandronum or Anarch. Other great apps like GZDoom are Quake, Chocolate Doom, Project Warlock and DUSK.

GZDoom alternatives are mainly First-Person Shooters but may also be Game Emulators or Horror Games. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of GZDoom.
This page was last updated Dec 22, 2021
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

ZDoom is a family of enhanced ports of the Doom engine for running on modern operating systems. It runs on Windows, Linux,...

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  1. Doom icon

    Doom (Series)

    • Windows
    • Steam
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Xbox
    • Stadia

    Doom is a science fiction horror-themed first-person shooter video game in which players assume the role of a space marine, popularly known as "Doomguy", who must fight his way through the hordes of invading demons from Hell.

    Represent entire series of Doom games including Doom , Doom II: Hell on Earth, Final Doom, Doom 64, Doom 3, Doom (2016), Doom Eternal.
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  2. Quake icon

    Quake (Series)

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Steam

    Quake is a series of first-person shooter video games released by id Software.

    Represent entire series of Quake games.
    Quake I
    Quake vs GZDoom opinions
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    This isn't a source port for Doom like GZDoom is.

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  3. Zandronum icon

    Zandronum

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Zandronum is a multiplayer oriented port, based off Skulltag, for Doom and Doom II by id Software.

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  4. Anarch icon

    Anarch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    Suckless, anticapitalist, public domain game for everyone.

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  5. Chocolate Doom icon

    Chocolate Doom

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku
    • AmigaOS

    1998 saw the public release of the Doom source code by its original authors, id Software.

    On Windows10


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    Project Warlock

    • Windows

    Project Warlock is a first person shooter that fans of Doom, Hexen and Wolfenstein cannot miss. It serves you an exploding cocktail of bullets, spells and monsters.

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    kisa19xx

    This isn't a source port for Doom.

    Negative comment 11 months ago
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    DUSK

    • Mac
    • Windows

    Battle through an onslaught of mystical backwater cultists, possessed militants & even darker forces as you attempt to discover just what lurks beneath the Earth in this retro FPS inspired by the '90s legends.

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  8. LZDoom icon

    LZDoom

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    LZDoom is based on an older version of GZDoom. It does not provide all features currently supported by GZDoom but in turn is capable of running the hardware renderer on older hardware which does not support modern OpenGL features.

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    Doomsday Engine

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    id Software's Doom pioneered the modern first-person shooter genre. Released in 1993, it was a quantum leap in game engine technology with fluid and — at the time — incredibly realistic 3D graphics.

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    Wrack: Exoverse

    • Windows

    Wrack: Exoverse is the follow-up to the 2014 first-person shooter Wrack. It was a very fast-paced, arcade-style game with heavy influences from classic shooters like Doom and Quake.

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    Wrack: Exoverse vs GZDoom opinions
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    kisa19xx

    This isn't a source port for Doom.

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