Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
  • NOTE: There is a known issue with the most recent entries having screwed-up information and links. Some databases are out of sync and we haven't been able to fix it yet.

Simply Phobos

   (62 reviews)
Sign in to follow this  

Guest

9 Screenshots

About This File

Simply Phobos is an Episode 1 replacement for Doom. This is an upgrade that fixes a few bugs from the original release and has improved music.


User Feedback

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now

Guest

  
Superb wad as always by P. Corfiatis. It really stands out as a quality made wad today. The biggest draw with this wad is it's fun factor. Very fun to play. 5 stars, what a blast. -TRRobin.

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
I enjoyed the music and some of the traps, but there are better E1 replacements (like Phobos Revisited). My biggest complaint is the over-abundance of ammo and "piece of cake" game play, even with difficulty mods. The authors may as well have told us to type IDKFA instead of bothering to place ammo (either way you are maxed out). The only map that has balanced game play is E1M7, which I did enjoy. Otherwise, I found myself blazing through each map no challenges. 3/5

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
Well, it sure looks like Paul can match that E1 style! Right up with CH Retro, you really have to check this one out! Oh, and don't miss E2M9 - this bonus level, while different in style, is one of the very best!

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
Whoever gave this 3 stars just doesn't like the classic style.

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
Very nice wad, but it has one flaw that infects most E1-style wads and prevents them from really matching the original stylistically: too many 128-high rooms! Most of the indoor areas in E1 were 72 units high. --Woolie

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
Nice old-school episode replacement. Plays pretty much just like the original E1 - easy, fast-paced, and damn fun.

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
An awesome e1 replacement that provides a huge portion of nostalgia. Some maps actually look like the original ID designers made them, thus I can call the author a real Pro-Mapper. Very Highly Reccomended -NMN

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
Professional quality. 5/5 //Erik Alm

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
Quite possibly the best Doom 1 levels I have ever played. The ground-popping shotgun guys should be removed though. I would like to see phobos levels that break away from the trend of having baron of hell enemies at the finish, as well as secret exits that I never find ^^. To the reviewers, just because this is named "phobos" doesn’t mean it has to adhere to all the exact same level design features of the original (such as same amount of doors/teleporters, same ceiling height...). 4 Stars --- Starburst.

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
Excellent wad - Very atmospheric levels. Enemy and weapon balance is almost perfect. I played the entire thing in one sitting, it's that good. 5/5

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
Class, but I think that I overdosed E1 style mapsets. Main grip with these kind of maps is their low difficulty level - final fight here is a walk in the park. It's very linear, too - map literally guides you from one keycard to another. Treat for doom beginners, though. I'm gonna give it 4/5, because despite my views, it's very well done -- Brun Ohn

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
You call it Simply Phobos. I call it Perfection!!! 5/5

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
very good levels, good musics 5/5

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
Very cool take on Episode 1. Now why don't you make Simply Deimos, so we can have an E2-style wad that's not made by a blind monke--I mean Sandy Petersen? --Woolie

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
Very easy E1, with the second to last level being the only one that really did me some damage (plenty of health and ammo meant I only once felt in danger), combined with a very fun E2M9. The overall pack is very well done and really enjoyable. 5* -Phobus

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
Well, for starters I'll give this *****. Very E1 for the first 3 maps. Afterward uses too many gates, skulls, etc. and have a less E1 feel. Even in the first 3 I was disappointed with stuff like too many UAC doors. Your M3 has 20ish. E1 had 2 total. There's way too many doors in general, Ep1 wasn't very obstructed. Teleports are too frequent, E1 only had one. I could probably comment a lot more. Not as consistently E1 as I'm sure you're capable of but overall a great wad. -sargebaldy

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
Good levels and Music is so cool that it gets a 5/5

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
Good gameplay, good maps, good music - 5/5 - shtbag667

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
Cool

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
Very sexy map, a little light on challenge but not completely trivial. Took me about 2 minutes of playing before I had to tab back and give this 5 stars. -cjwright79

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
Paul's done it again! This time, it's in the classic E1 style. And this wad does indeed capture E1's feel very well - only it looks nuch nicer and has all-out better map design. All aspects are definantly up to PC's usual standards. Unless you are absolutely sick of E1 style wads, this is an absolute must-play! Oh, and don't forget the bonus map E2M9 - it may not be E1 style but it is definantly not to be missed! 5/5

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
As always, you guys rock!! Great job!

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
I had fun playing this wad in Zdaemon coop with a small number of players. The structure was very well designed to keep coop in mind. Could have made it a bit more challenging, though. Good Job! 4/5 -Julz_D

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
Another great Paul wad. I can hardly list all of his wads, and I'm sad to hear that the now DT3 may be his last ever - although it is certainly an awesome way to end. Another 5/5, and I think this, CH Retro, and that one fron ReX (Phobos Revisited I think) are all examples of what E1 should have been like in the first place. Also, Classic Episode has some great E1 style maps, but also styles from other episodes.

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
This wad is from 2004, but it feels like 1994. It's very pure, straightforward and overall quite easy, except for the map by Kristian Aro (E2M9). Authentic Doom style also with regards to gameplay and monsters, where the Baron is the hardest of the first episode. The rest is mostly Zombies, Demons and Imps. It has a nice feeling but I missed some more challenging situations. 3/5 -Milian

Share this review


Link to review
  • File Reviews

    • By NuMetalManiak · Posted
      this is a strange wad, with assets similar to Darkest Hour and other Star Wars-themed wads, many of the maps focus on small killings, as most of the maps are actually small. Pinchy's finale sure makes this worth it. oh yeah, quite a few custom stuff was done. the flamethrower marines were quite annoying, while other monsters gained multiple attacks, new ones, it's all so zany. the maps are pretty well done overall and this is worth a try.
    • By Doomkid · Posted
      Okay, I get it, it's a megawad mainly for speedrunners who are intricately familiar with the mechanics of the game down to the nitty-gritty. A series of challenges/obstacles that, for the most part, seem to be possible but are generally ludicrous (and sometimes outright laughable, in a good way).   This was is not a "pile of junk" as a few have said however it's really, really lacking in a lot of ways. I get that the wad is meant to have a fun-and-not-serious tone despite it's overall extreme difficulty but the texturing looks like the insides of a toilet bowl after a Taco Bell buffet. Seriously, these maps are jealous of how beautiful and futuristic maps like UAC_DEAD look. The DWANGO series looks like fucking Ancient Aliens compared to this.   The MIDIs are lighthearted, silly and fun, which adds a layer of appeal for me personally. I loved seeing Patrick Stewart at the intermission too, rofl   I had some fun with this IDCLEVing through the whole wad and giving each map a try or 2 before moving on to the next but I seriously doubt I'll ever be back. The same idea with better texturing and overall taking itself just a tiny bit more seriously would warrant a higher rating. Ass-ugly texturing, silly MIDIs and a silly titlepic/interpic are fun in their own right so don't take me the wrong way but a lot of it crossed into "looks like the authors gave 0 fucks" category and I just have to take points away for that.   Also,   lol wtf is this bullshit is this a terrywad or somethin i mean jeeeezus   Overall, this is worth a peek just for some fun but unless you're a highly skilled speedrunner that also doesn't mind looking into a crapchute map after map, this probably doesn't really have much for you.
    • By mArt1And00m3r11339 · Posted
      If it were renamed "Garbage Dump," I would have given it a better rating.
    • By StormCatcher.77 · Posted
      A large, but not very prolong map, which is interesting to explore. I liked the author's strategy to place strong weapons in well-protected places. To get them the player need to pass a kind of test. The difficulty depends on the player's luck. It is important not to miss the shotgun at the very beginning, otherwise entangled corridors can lead the player to a situation in which he will be easy prey, left without ammo. Visually, the map looks neat, another good example of using standard textures.
×