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Mars's surface in Doom 3

Mars (aka Risi Soru the Red Planet) is the fourth planet from the sun in the Solar System.

Original Doom


Doom's action takes place on Phobos and Deimos, the two moons of Mars, although in the introductory story the protagonist is initially stationed on Mars itself.

It is generally assumed the setting of the game is on Mars, but in fact none of the events take place on the planet. In fact, the player never ventures to the surface of the planet in any of the games or episodes.

Doom 3, Resurrection of Evil, and Doom Resurrection

In Doom 3, the action is set directly on Mars, in the fictional Mars City. The player is required to venture onto the barren surface of Mars a number of times during Doom 3, and must fight off demons while topping up their oxygen supply via collectible tanks. Although the planet is portrayed as being realistically inhospitable, a decision was made early on to increase Mars' gravity to match Earth's for gameplay reasons (in reality, Mars has barely 38% of Earth's gravity).

Doom RPG


The backstory treats it as a sequel to Doom 3, and prequel to Doom I and II, it is set in the Mars Outpost the oldest facility on Mars, older than the Mars City.

In Doom II RPG the main characters transfer from Mars to go to the Lunar Outpost.

Doom (2016)

Appearing in Doom 4, it is set directly on Mars as in Doom 3, as the two games are possibly connected. The player can now breathe on Mars, which makes it easier to fight monsters. It begins in Mars Installation in the Hellas Plain, then Argent Facility, and then the UAC Advanced Research Facility. Other locations mentioned include Meridiani Spaceport. There is an offworld orbital research station above Mars called the UACSS Picus.

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