A Doom II arcade machine was featured prominently in the 1997 comedy film Grosse Pointe Blank. However, there has never been an actual arcade version of Doom. The game featured there was a custom prop built specifically for the movie, which features a character playing the game during an ongoing actual gun battle.

It is rumored that the same or a similar prop appears in an episode of Seinfeld, but there is currently no corroborating evidence for this.

The idea of a Doom arcade machine should not be confused with Ethan "GooberMan" Watson's project Doom Arcade or the Arcade Mode from the 2016 installment.