Founded in 1990 by John Romero, Tom Hall, Todd Porter, and Jerry O'Flaherty, Ion Storm was most famous for its FPS/RPG game Deus Ex, and Daikatana (considered the biggest commercial flop of all-time). With the promise of blockbuster games, with the team united under the slogan 'Design as Law', Ion Storm failed to live up to the hype with many famous mis-steps until it closed in early 2005.

Notable titles include Deus Ex, Daikatana, Anachronox and Thief: Invisible Shadows


Anachronox Anachronox

Updated 2 months ago Released Jun 26, 2001 Single Player Role Playing

Anachronox is a 3D role-playing game produced by Tom Hall and developed by Ion Storm. It runs on a slightly modified version of the Quake 2 engine, featuring...


Daikatana Daikatana

Updated 2 years ago Released May 2, 2000 Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter

Daikatana is a 3D first-person action game developed by ION Storm. Daikatana contains a unique story, a vast amount of diverse environments to explore...

Deus Ex

Deus Ex Deus Ex

Updated 6 months ago Released Jun 22, 2000 Single & Multiplayer Adventure

The year is 2052 and the world is a dangerous and chaotic place. Terrorists operate openly, killing thousands; drugs, disease and pollution kill even...

Deus Ex: Invisible War

Deus Ex: Invisible War Deus Ex: Invisible War

Updated 2 years ago Released Dec 26, 2002 Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter

Approximately 20 years after the events depicted in Deus Ex, The World is only beginning to recover from a Catastrophic worldwide depression. In the Chaotic...

Dominion: Storm Over Gift 3

Dominion: Storm Over Gift 3 Dominion: Storm Over Gift 3

Updated 2 years ago Released Jun 1, 1998 Single Player Real Time Strategy

A war has broken out on a planet called Gift 3 between four different races: the heavy but slow Darkens, the very light but weak Scorps, difficult to...

Thief: Deadly Shadows

Thief: Deadly Shadows Thief: Deadly Shadows

Updated 2 months ago Released Jun 10, 2004 Single Player Stealth

Rarely seen and never caught, Garrett is a master thief — the best who ever was. Able to sneak past any guard, pick any lock, and break into the most...

Post comment Comments
TheUnbeholden Dec 9 2013, 10:04am says:

Doom creator John Romero will help guide the development of mobile-gaming tool Corona SDK

he was also in RetroGamer issue 76

+2 votes     reply to comment
TheUnbeholden Dec 9 2013, 9:59am says:

John Romero on page 28

+2 votes     reply to comment
LeonardKevinMoberg® Apr 16 2010, 5:44pm buried:


Looking back at all of my PerfectDark MISSION'S, now knowing that the one's I wanted to Show, I can't and are the Future, and are still CLASSIFIED.

-10 votes     reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Nov 11, 2007
Invitation only
Send Message
Members Only
Join this group
Group Watch
Track this company
Company Offices

United States

Ceased Trading

Latest tweets from @romero

@DuvalMagic @Noctro : does someone need a beatdown?

Nov 25 2014, 11:20pm

I just started the Dangerous Dave page for the upcoming mobile game release!...

Nov 25 2014, 4:55am

@DonMacAskill @covertsector @ID_AA_Carmack : Interesting - i wonder if Shawn was starting to program that tool himself. It's unfinished.

Nov 25 2014, 3:35am

@fahickman @deliciousbees : That was American's. Great level. I did DM3 - the Abandoned Base.

Nov 25 2014, 3:29am

@DonMacAskill @covertsector @ID_AA_Carmack : No, it's not. That tool was called TED. I'd need to see it to identify it. :)

Nov 25 2014, 3:28am

@mankrip : nope :)

Nov 24 2014, 11:39pm

RT @DoomCube: Some quick concept art I did for @br, @romero @gunmantacotruck game jam over the weekend #pixelart #gamedev #indiedev http://

Nov 24 2014, 11:39pm

RT @DonMacAskill: Found: #DoomEd or "Adobe Illustrator 5.0 for World Maps!" When was last time @ID_AA_Carmack @romero saw this? #DOOM http:…

Nov 24 2014, 11:38pm

RT @capnramses: @romero awesome! will wear at my graphics lecture tomorrow and see if any of my class know of the weirdweeds

Nov 24 2014, 11:38pm

The calendar is pretty funny ;)

Nov 24 2014, 2:43pm

Embed Buttons

Promote Ion Storm on your homepage or blog by selecting a button and using the HTML code provided (more).

Ion Storm
Ion Storm
479 of 16,661
18 members