The Complete Catacomb Series

Play the games that pioneered the first-person shooter genre

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About the Games

The Catacomb computer games pioneered the first-person shooter genre in the early 1990s. Created by renowned game developers John Carmack and John Romero of id Software, Catacomb 3-D was the precursor to Wolfenstein, and the first shooter game to feature a textured environment. The publisher, Softdisk, went on to develop three additional titles in the series.

The series contains the following games:

  1. The Catacomb (2-D)
  2. Catacomb 3-D
  3. The Catacomb Abyss
  4. The Catacomb Armageddon
  5. The Catacomb Apocalypse

Open Source

Source code for the entire series is available under the GPLv2 license. Clone it on GitHub.

Other game assets such as art, maps, music, and sound are not included in the open source release.