It’s incredible what people can do in DOOM, time and time again we’ve seen ID’s classic software be ripped open and messed around with to create new experiences people wouldn’t have thought possible, and today is no exception.

The Legend of Doom is a first person remake of the original Legend of Zelda for NES in the DOOM engine created by DeTwelve Games . The entire overworld, all the items, enemies, and secrets have been lovingly recreated from a whole new perspective.

If you have a copy of DOOM or an interest in Zelda this is definitely something you should worth trying out as a fun experience.

Also, if you’re concerned with Nintendo taking legal action, since this a mod of a DOOM game and not a Zelda game it should be safe.

Read on if you want to learn how to install the mod.

If you’re not familiar with installing mods this guide down below should help you get started. Happy playing!

First, you’ll need to download the latest version of GZDoom to your computer. You’ll find it here (the blue icon). Next, you’ll need a DOOM iwad (basically, a DOOM game file). You can pick up the original DOOM on Steam or GOG, but any DOOM iwad will work here. Finally, you need to download the latest version of The Legend of DOOM mod. At the time of writing, that’s version 1.1.0, which you can find here, but double-check the official page to see if any new updates are out.

How things move from here depends on your platform. If you’re using Windows, right-click the GZDoom zip in your Downloads and extract all contents to a new folder. Do the same for the DOOM iwad and The Legend of DOOM file. If you bought DOOM via Steam or GOG, GZDoom should be able to find it automatically. Now, launch The Legend of DOOM, then tell Windows you want to use the GZDoom app.

If you’re on a Mac, it’s a tad more complicated. Open Finder, then choose “Go” from the menu bar and hit “Go to Folder.” Type ~/Library/Application Support, then hit Enter. Here, create a new folder titled gzdoom. You’ll need to move the DOOM iwad and The Legend of DOOM file You may need to enter your password to continue. Now, unzip the GZDoom zip in your Downloads. You can move it somewhere else to clean things up, but you don’t have to. Now, launch The Legend of DOOM, and, if everything is in order, GZDoom should boot right up and launch the game.


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1+ y ago

Cease and desist in 3... 2... 1...


1+ y ago

doesn't matter what game the mod is for, if they are distributing the art (this could be avoided but don't know anything about this mod), even if it's entirely original art just made to look like zelda art, then Nintendo is of course going to after them. Nintendo goes after people who don't even infringe their copyrights, why would they not for something that does?