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PHOBOS: ANOMALY REBORN

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An episode replacement for E1 of Ultimate Doom. The story is included in Story.html


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El juancho

  

 

stunning visuals but the gameplay is atrocious

 

I'm here to play doom and have fun not to see some visuals that.

 

-JuanchoES

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El juancho

  

 

stunning visuals but the gameplay is atrocious

 

I'm here to play doom and have fun not to see some visuals that.

 

-JuanchoES

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gaspe

  

Visually outstanding mapset where what really shine here are all the various Boom special effects, tricks and the faux 3D stuff. On the other hand all of these cool things were made by sacrificing the gameplay which it's really lacking most of the time. For this reason the first levels aren't very compelling but the episode gets better as you approach the final part in the subterranean hell where the atmosphere is truly captivating.

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Error2k

  
It is detailed, but too much... Seriously... It's bad for gameplay.

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Kingpin3

  
Exellent new detailed version of Episode 1

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riderr3

  
Stunning visuals, even for Boom (no overdetailing). But yeah, sometimes gameplay is kinda boring, expecially after I beaten prcp.wad. Anyway this wad is worth to play. (3/5)

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Guest

  
Incredible level design.

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Guest

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Absolute mintness

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Guest

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I like how the levels actually represent what they're supposed to be.

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Guest

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OMG, why do I start with 55 health everytime I play this wad? I need this ported to Doom 2 and that's my only problem. One of the greatest Doom maps, man I hear about this alot. I will still give it 5/5 stars though. Rating: 5.0/5.0

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The precursor to KDiZD. Except better. Not as good as the original Knee-Deep but than again what is? 4/5

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This is the real "knee-deep in zdoom" or it should rather be called knee-deep in boom or MBF. This is the real reimagining of Doom's first episode, and it is actually fun to play.

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YouAreTheDemons

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This has got to be the best episode replacement since KDiZD!

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Guest

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Really good. Doesn't play quite as well as Caverns of Darkness but looks even better, and it's still a fun game anyways.

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Guest

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this is the best levels so far nice train and i like the caves e1m5-e1m7 are da best!!! :)

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Guest

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A motherfucking masterpiece.

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Guest

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yeh this map set is pretty visual i like the ideas behind some the new map textures and i would play a megawad map set including this detail 5/5! on the subject the brotherhood of ruin is also a pretty visual map set with an ancient temple theme which reminded me of hexen 2 but the ulitmate torment & torture i am told really is the eye candy many doomers have been looking i intend to play through it when i get a computer then can render gzdoom better! 5/5!

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Lutz still sets the benchmark for details and architecture. he must have devoted his life to some of these visuals... amazing structures, moving gears and bridges, etc. if you just try to play through these levels normally though you will probably never see them, as navigation is an extreme headache and it will take you two hours to find the first blue key. Also Health and Ammo seem to be lacking. Thank god for the walkthrough and IDDQD IDFA IDBEHOLDA. 5/5 for sure, even if it's not the most playable.

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absolutley the greatest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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NuMetalManiak

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whoa, this is a fine example of graphics over gameplay, so much that it is bad. the architechture is indeed wonderful, but gameplay is almost sacrificed at it's hand. so many voodoo gimmicks, sometimes monsters don't teleport in properly. worst is the number of inescapable damaging pits, even the first map has them. 2/5.

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Even though there are many linedefs many rooms still look boring, the maps are too big, and the gameplay is rather lame. three stars

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Guest

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Great job, I only had a couple of gripes: Could have had more monsters, some of the secrets were too difficult to find, maybe a bit too much detail in places. 5/5 anyway.

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Good looks and no glameplay.

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i just typed iddqd at the start and launched that in glboom.exe great! i've never seen that deep atmosphere anywhere but here, gameplay cool too. detailing is something that made my edmap crash :p 5/5 for everything, was a bit worried when didn't find other episodes here.

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The levels are great. I can remember along time ago when I first played this i was amazed at the detail, and i still am. The only reason you start at reduced health is simple, you just crashed and climbed out of a crater in the ground. 5/5

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    • By Thrustpeak · Posted
      Despite a few maps here and there that didn't sit too well with me—the good so heavily outweighs the bad that I can't give it anything but 5 stars. Map 12 may be one of the best I've played. 
    • By SilverMiner · Posted
      Unplayable untested garbage
    • By Spooner5020 · Posted
      Kinda surprised there are no reviews for this yet. So I guess i'll be the first to review it. So this is apparently based on The Tick character (mainly the cartoon version) and uses sounds and graphics taken from the cartoon show. I played this a lot as a kid not really knowing too much about the Tick except for the live action show on Fox with Patrick Warburton. The wad itself is fine. Nothing too special. It's really just another Simpsons Doom/South park doom graphics and sounds replacement. It's not terrible just kinda hard to recommend. I'm only giving this 4 stars cause this brings back childhood memories of me playing this wad and having fun with it.
    • By Spooner5020 · Posted
      This is my first review on this website. I know this is a very old WAD for Doom 2, but the fact that someone actually took the time to make a Partial Conversion of Doctor Who for Doom 2 is pretty impressive in my opinion. It also helps that this Doom wad took inspiration from the 4th Doctor Tom Baker who is one of my favorite Doctors (my main favorite being the 9th Christopher Eccleston. I always found it odd that the pistol replacement was the Sonic Screwdriver cause I've never seen it used as a weapon, but more as a tool, but I guess it works for this. I also loved hearing a rendition of the Doctor Who theme in the first level. I wish I knew who's theme it was supposed to be because it sounds really good. The enemy replacements are really creative too. Daleks replacing the Imps was brilliant. The only thing I kinda wished about this was that there were new levels. Again it's not a huge issue considering that probably around the time this came out it would have taken some time for new levels.   I really don't think this wad gets the attention it deserves and is very overlooked. If you are a Doctor Who fan you should check it out. 10/10 from me.
    • By C3ntralPr0cessing · Posted
      Part of the second and third episode are quite a lot of fun and very competently made! Unfortunately, the first 15 maps or so are really bland and easy.
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