Doom 2 Essential Cheat Codes Guide

A bevy of the best cheat codes for Doom 2 on PC

Doom is one of the most popular shooter games of all time, and it spawned an equally excellent sequel. It's up to you to exterminate a cadre of dangerous demons, and sometimes that can be hard if it's just you and your shotgun. It doesn't have to be, though. You can load up on cheat codes here to level the playing field. 

If you're playing Doom 2 and needing some background info on the original game, It’s estimated that Doom was the most installed piece of software in 1995. The game was installed on more computers than even Microsoft’s Windows 95. Microsoft opted to develop a Windows 95 port of Doom to promote the operating system as a gaming platform. On October 30th, 1995, Microsoft presented a promotional video for Windows 95 featuring Bill Gates superimposed into the first level of the game.

As far as some special easter eggs for the game go (if you're looking for that sort of thing anyway), the 21st level in Doom II is called Nirvana, and a shotgun can be found in the first sector of this level. This is possibly a reference to the band Nirvana, whose lead singer Kurt Cobain died from a self-inflicted shotgun blast the same year Doom II was released. This wouldn’t be the only example of a reference to a popular rock band in the Doom series. The first level of Thy Flesh Consumed, Hell Beneath, contains a hidden room with a logo for the band Nine Inch Nails.

Interestingly enough the name Doom actually came from a pretty interesting source that you probably didn't know about. The name “Doom” came from a line in the movie (The Color of Money), where Tom Cruise shows up at a pool hall with a custom pool cue in a case. When asked what’s inside the case, he replies, "Doom." The idea to use demons as enemies came up after some of the developers from Id played a campaign of Dungeons and Dragons that ended with demons bursting through a portal and over-running the game.

Cheat Codes

The following cheats for Doom 2 on the PC are entered during game play. Simply enter one of the following codes during a game to enable the cheat's affect:

All Weapons + Ammo: idfa

All Weapons + Ammo + Keys: idkfa

Beserk Pack: IDBEHOLDS

Bonus Level: idclev31

Choose Game BGM: IDMUSXXNote: (XX is a number)

Computer Area Map: IDBEHOLDA

Entire Map: IDDT

God Mode: iddqd

Invisibility: IDBEHOLDI

Invisible to Enemies Until You Attack: FHSHH

Invulnerability: IDBEHOLDV

Level Warp: IDCLEV XXNote: (XX is the level number, like 06)

Light Amp Goggles: IDBEHOLDL

No Clipping Mode: idclip

Radiation Suit: IDBEHOLDR

Replace Fists with Chainsaw: idchoppers

Show Position in Code: idmypos

It's true! You can unlock a special Wolfenstein 3D level within Doom 2, and that's something any self-respecting shooter fan (or a fan of either game) will want to try out. You'll also notice there's a whole lot to be said about not clipping — try that out, and make sure you always try God Mode for a super unique time. There's something to be said about being impervious to anything and everything that wants to take you out and make sure you're pushing up daisies. 

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If you have another cheat for this video game please send it in and we will add it to our video game cheats index shortly. Also make sure to check out the feature recently posted about 2016's awesome shooter Doom, where there's a whole lot more to talk about than just cheat codes, and we mean a lot.