'Doom' Named Most Metal Video Game of All Time

There's also a Top 10, full list inside.

'Doom' Named Most Metal Video Game of All Time
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All-time classic "Doom" was officially named the most metal video game of all time.

The 1993 first-person shooter had all it takes according to Game Trailers - gore galore, a strong horror vibe, massive amount of controversy at the time and a soundtrack that drew ripoff accusations related to such metal giants as Metallica and Pantera.

But it wasn't all about "Doom," that's nearly the tip of the iceberg. The game made it to the No. 1 spot of GT's Top 10 most metal video games of all time list, so there's nine more rocking games to check out.

As noted by list-makers, the first rule was that "the game had to feature a heavy amount of metal music." Obvious picks like "Guitar Hero: Metallica" were also avoided, switching focus to titles that "weren't just music and rhythm games."

Full Top 10 is available below, make sure to check out the embedded clip for additional details.

10. Killing Floor
09. Splatterhouse
08. Devil May Cry 3
07. Carmageddon 2
06. Brutal Legend
05. Painkiller
04. F-Zero X
03. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
02. Guilty Gear
01. Doom


While on the subject, which game is the one you consider as most metal ever?

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    bit64
    Brutal Legend ought to be #1.I mean,it has Ozzy,Lemmy and Halford in voice casting for f^ck's sake!And it is absolutely not a satire.
    Metallifan86
    Nothing is more metal than riding fire breathing beasts and frying your enemies with your guitar! I would've had Brutal Legend at #1 as well
    JD Close
    Have you played DOOM II? It's way more metal
    -LAW-
    Agreed. The carnage, coupled with the thrashy riffs in glorious midi - Doom is unparalleled. Superior in every way to side-shows like "Brutal Legend".
    Dynamight
    Doom is more "Extreme Metal" really, while Brutal Legend is "Heavy Metal".
    bit64
    Brutal Legend features also bands like Dark Fortress,Rotting Christ,Cradle of Filth,Enslaved...what do you want for "extreme metal"?
    Izzy-Sweet
    I came here just to say this, how is a game BASED on metal not the most metal video game?
    axelgarcia1
    its not FULLY satire but humor is indeed a big element of the game (which does make it more enjoyable).
    kratos379
    I never got around to playing it, but the metalness of it makes it sound really appealing. Is the game itself fun or should I just listen to the songs from the soundtrack (I've already listened to a lot of them, just not all of them)?
    Fausch
    It's fun. I'd suggest just renting it. I haven't bothered to pick it back up since I beat it the first time.
    KerNeL_KLuTcH
    I discovered so many good bands from that game. I got into Doom and Industrial Metal because of that game, Candlemass, KMFDM, Ministry etc. I love that game, I think that was the first time I heard Megadeth's "Tornado of Souls" too. Now if the soundtrack to that game could have been a Rock Band game soundtrack instead of all the pretentious hipster indie rock, damn that would be a great game.
    Random9000
    While I personally agree it should be number one, I think we could all at least agree it should be higher than 6?! The Guardian of Metal?! The Killmaster! The list goes on!
    dorpzot
    This was also pretty metal IMO
    Moon1n1te
    some if the best video game music ever. Also have to mention FFX for otherworld.
    ZERO_12_6
    Twisted Metal? And Mortal Kombat?
    Doomzdayxx
    THIS. Too bad the only song associated with the old MKs is that ridiculous techno garbage song from the movie. If ANY game in history should of had a metal soundtrack it should of been MK. Also Twisted Metal. I will have to say though. I'm content with DOOM being #1
    kaziqta
    CARMAGEDDON 2... IS THE MOST AWESOME METAL GAME OF ALL TIME... IT JUST DOESN'T GO IF YOU DON'T LISTEN TO METAL
    N-D
    So what about "Quake" series?
    slipdisk
    Trent Reznor did the soundtrack for Quake. if you stick your cdrom into a player it should play it.
    robarnoldno11
    F-Zero X is definitely the most metal game I've played. The soundtrack is so perfect for that game
    Witt1975
    There has never been a more metal game than Brutal Legend. I don't know that there ever will be again. Thematically, musically, plot wise etc... Wasn't a massive hit commercially I guess, but it should totally be number one...
    Krieger91
    I was expecting Devil May Cry, though I only played the first :p I started getting into heavy metal 'round about the same time I played that game, good times haha..
    Spaghettaboutit
    In DMC3 you ACTUALLY get an electric guitar as a weapon, so there's really no way any other DMC is more metal.
    andrew.andonov
    Where is Prince of Persia: Warrior Within? I remember putting the soundtrack on my mp3 player back in the day :')
    N-D
    And of course not the best, but 100% "metal" game - "Earache Extreme Metal Racing " - with soundtrack provided by famous metal bands signed to cult metal label Earache Records (Deicide, Morbid Angel, Decapitated, Municipal Waste and many more):
    sideslick
    So hyped to see F-Zero X here. If F-Zero GX wouldn't have transitioned to a more electronic-style, I'm sure it would probably be on this list instead.
    trentonlambert
    Wow, I'm surprised Brutal Legend, a game CORRECTLY crafted around the entire genre of metal, isn't number 2