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The Darkening Episode 2

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After a hard nights driving about in the galaxy, your trusted space vessel "Margie" runs out of fuel and you crash on some ugly planet.

Uhm... thats it I think.

Oh yeah; You have to kill stuff too.

(If you depserately need a storyline, go play something else or think of one yourself.)


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And I Thought Rp.1 Was Good!

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Yes. I agree. One of the best mods of all time!

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love the quake 2 style - really shows what the vanilla engine can do - certainly a 'must play' wad

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A very cool episode. Download it! 5/5

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Darken2 is one of the best wads out there.Great detail and gameplay.The music isn't too great but it's bearable.

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An exceptional follow up to a great wad. Like the first one, this has tons of details and you can see how influential it has been. Is it as good as the first one? I believe so yes. 5 stars. -TRRobin.

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This megawad raised the bar on all projects in development. The levels are covered with architecture so incredible, you won't believe it's doom. You'll be drooling for more after playing through this.

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Much bigger and more complicated maps than the first Darkening, not to mention a new texture scheme, but all the base qualities of its predecessor remain.

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This awesome map pack is a more than worthy follow up to E1. With much bigger levels (many are huge), almost all new textures (FAR more than E1 had), and good, challenging gameplay, along with some good DM levels after the SP episode, this wad has just about everything going for it and is not one to miss!

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I just love this levelset. The textures are
amazing as is the music, in the first released
version, second released fucked that up a bit
with replacing cool music with not so cool.
Levels are big and detailed with great gameplay
and... stuff.

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A vastly superior sequel to The Darkening, which was already a fantastic wad. So you know you are in for something really spectacular with this one - I will stop right here so I don't spoil the fun!

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WOW, DOOM 2 beats Quake 2 at its own game! Very balanced gameplay that just doesn't feel as repetitive as it seems. Some musics are great (eg MAP07 or MAP11), while, as others have said, a few others aren't so good (esp. MAP05 meltdown) But this wad still is Legendary for its immersive gameplay.

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5/5

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Oops i just planted a review intended for this wad on the Darken1 page... anyway, overly complex maps that tend to get you lost a lot, and without nearly enough monsters to make the journey even halfways interesting... ends up being a confusing, frustrating snoozefest. (played with brutal doom on Brutal difficulty). also didn't like the textures. Becomes very monotonous after a while... D1 was less polished but far more entertaining!

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Darkening 2 is basically a set of base maps that served as a prototype for all the boring generic as fuck horse shit modern tech bases we see nowadays. Still though, it's not Ola or team's fault that the doom community is monkey see monkey do, so this still gets a 4, as it is fun in it's own right.

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Ridiculously good. One of the best mapsets ever, hands down. Forget the new stuff, this holds up as well now as it ever did. Brilliant.

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ellmo: DE2 is a damn masterpiece. An inspiration and example for all mappers, who are willing to build some tech-type *.wads. A must-have with more than 600 new textures/flats, all new music for 12 levels, plus 12 amazingly good DM maps. Challenging but not impossible. My "numero uno" among Doom2 add-ons. 11/10 !

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Its sexy, its mean! its 5 stars

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The architecture here is sublime. Amazing stuff.

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so great 5/5

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It's difficult to find a pwad that I enjoy. The Darkening 2 get this by far. 5/5

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Fine level designs with decent flow (the only flaw being that the action can be a bit slow or sparse occasionally), with an innovative texture set (the only flaw may be the dithered effect used to create unusual color tones, which looks better at medium or long distance). Wlies did the best combination of level flow/texturing. The music is also innovative but mostly doestn't fit the game or environment. [4/5] ~Chain Mail

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Even more theme rigid than Darkening I. The design is good, the music is funny. There's tons of action. Try it now. 4/5. IC

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One of the best wads of all time. No comment required. A MUST have for every Doomer. ********** - Daniel

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Absolutely fantastic maps, with high degree of visual polish. Gameplay offers that kind of pacing and -reasonable- challenge that is sadly rarely encountered in modern, increasingly slaughter-oriented megawads.

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    • By Arrowhead · Posted
      Great '94 map. Don't be discouraged by the seemingly impossible scenario the map starts your w/! There is a secret area that will allow you to activate a crusher that'll kill the cacos in the first room.   Once you get past that first tense section, the map really opens up. There are some toughish fights in this map, but nothing too frightening - due to the lack of Doom 2 monsters.   The gameplay in this one is superb, check it out! Really surprising how well put together it is, seeing as this one came out before Doom 2 did!
    • By Thrustpeak · Posted
      Good tunes, cool visuals, fun gameplay.
    • By Arrowhead · Posted
      A very detailed (but nearly microscopic) techbase map.   The detailing is quite good - truly feels like a real place.   Gameplay wise, the map is too small to offer much of a challenge. It took me under 3 minutes to UVMAX. I enjoyed what was here, but really wanted to see more.   3/5
    • By Arrowhead · Posted
      Decent map w/ a lot of symmetry - but that's to be expected from a WAD based on a real place.   I took it upon myself to look the library up on Google Maps, and you can definitely see what the author was going for architecturally - the library in this map is pretty close visually to the one in real life! It even has the little cube sculpture out front!   Doom isn't the best medium to recreate real places, but it does an adequate job here. In terms of gameplay, the map is very easy! One should have no problem beating this map on UV. The most difficult part of this map is its navigation. It is a little bit of a switch-hunt.   Monster placement is surprisingly good for a map of this type.   Check the map out, and then look it up on Google Maps! You'll definitely see the resemblance! :)
    • By Arrowhead · Posted
      A bit of a cramped map, but there are many fun fights to see here. This is one of those maps w/ very little room to run around. You better be able to dodge revenant fireballs in close quarters if you are to have success here. This map isn't too difficult, but it is a fair challenge. I'd say it'd be a 6/10 on the difficulty scale today.   There is some mean archvile placement in this map, too. A lot of fights involve hit and run tactics, as there isn't nearly enough room to circle-strafe in this map. Because one can't circle-strafe, the map is far more difficult.   There is one absolutely great trap involving a dark corridor near the end of the map. I don't want to spoil it, as its quite a 'scary' section of the map.   I recommend you play w/ a port that supports MAPINFO, as there is a message at the end of the WAD when you win.   Great map from the early 2000s. Check it out!
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