Console backward compatibility

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Backward compatibility is a common feature of many game consoles which allows newer versions or generations of a console to run some or all of the software available for the predecessor systems of their own brand or, in some cases, of other brands. This ability has brought various Doom titles forward onto systems for which they were otherwise not specifically released, or in forms that are not otherwise available on the target system.

This article lists instances of official backward compatibility support for Doom-series titles on commercial consoles and handheld video game systems. Unofficial support through firmware hacking is available in some cases but is not documented here.

By target console[edit]

Target console Original console Titles supported
Microsoft Xbox 360 Microsoft Xbox Doom 3, Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil
Microsoft Xbox One Microsoft Xbox 360 Doom and Doom II for Xbox Live Arcade, Doom 3: BFG Edition
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S Microsoft Xbox 360 Doom and Doom II for Xbox Live Arcade, Doom 3: BFG Edition
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S Microsoft Xbox One Doom (2016), Doom 3, Doom 64, Doom Classic, Doom II Classic [notes 1]
Nintendo GameCube Game Boy Advance[notes 2] Doom, Doom II
Sony PlayStation 2 Sony PlayStation Doom, Final Doom
Sony PlayStation 3 Sony PlayStation Doom, Final Doom
Sony PlayStation 5 Sony PlayStation 4 Doom (2016), Doom 64, Doom Classic, Doom II Classic, Doom 3, Doom 3: VR Edition, Doom VFR [notes 3]

By title[edit]

Title Original console Backward compatible systems
Doom Game Boy Advance Nintendo GameCube[notes 2]
Doom Microsoft Xbox 360 Microsoft Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Doom Sony PlayStation Sony PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3
Doom (2016) Microsoft Xbox One Microsoft Xbox Series X|S
Doom (2016) Sony PlayStation 4 Sony PlayStation 5
Doom 3 Microsoft Xbox Microsoft Xbox 360
Doom 3 Microsoft Xbox One Microsoft Xbox Series X|S
Doom 3 Sony PlayStation 4 Sony PlayStation 5
Doom 3: BFG Edition Xbox 360 Microsoft Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil Microsoft Xbox Microsoft Xbox 360
Doom 3: VR Edition Sony PlayStation 4 Sony PlayStation 5
Doom 64 Microsoft Xbox One Microsoft Xbox Series X|S
Doom 64 Sony PlayStation 4 Sony PlayStation 5
Doom Classic Microsoft Xbox One Microsoft Xbox Series X|S
Doom Classic Sony PlayStation 4 Sony PlayStation 5
Doom II Game Boy Advance Nintendo GameCube[notes 2]
Doom II Microsoft Xbox 360 Microsoft Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Doom II Classic Microsoft Xbox One Microsoft Xbox Series X|S
Doom II Classic Sony PlayStation 4 Sony PlayStation 5
Doom VFR Sony PlayStation 4 Sony PlayStation 5
Final Doom Sony PlayStation Sony PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3

Notes[edit]

  1. Doom Eternal is natively supported with an enhanced Series X|S version and is thus not considered a backward compatibility title.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 With Game Boy Player accessory.
  3. Doom Eternal is natively supported with an enhanced PlayStation 5 version and is thus not considered a backward compatibility title.