How to Play DOOM in Your Browser (and Other Games) With DOS_Deck

Last Updated on December 2, 2023

Playing retro PC games has never been easier than with the browser-based DOS_Deck tool.

If you’ve wanted to play MS-DOS era PC games, the solution has typically been to use DOSBox or crack open an old PC. Put simply, it’s not easy to play old PC games.

But that is changing. I’m going to walk you through using DOS_Deck, a web-based MS-DOS emulation platform that will bring PC classics to your PC, via your browser, with the minimum of effort.

Intended mainly for the Steam Deck, DOS_Deck nevertheless works in almost any modern browser. The result: you get to play from a selection of 17 classic DOS games, in your browser.

What games can be played on DOS_Deck?

The 14 classic DOS games you can play in your browser are as follows:

  • Wacky Wheels
  • Beneath a Steel Sky
  • Lemmings
  • One Must Fall 2097
  • Warcraft: Orcs & Humans
  • Jazz Jackrabbit
  • Syndicate
  • DOOM
  • Epic Pinball
  • The Black Cauldron
  • Wolfenstein 3D
  • Command & Conquer
  • Heretic
  • Commander Keen
  • Commander Keen 4
  • The Lost Vikings
  • Supaplex

Note that this isn’t the only way to play DOS games in your browser. For example, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 can also be played using a different method.

How to play games on DOS_Deck


Happily, using this web app is simple.

  • Open your browser
  • Go to
  • Select a game
  • Click Play

The game will launch. In-game you can save progress. Use the Settings cog to manage favourite games, and the Keyboard menu to confirm the controls.

You can play with a keyboard and mouse or game controller. Note that currently, keyboard controls cannot be remapped.


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