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Hellbound

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32 map megawad with collections of maps made from different periods of my doom mapping hobby, along with new ones. All old maps are re-polished to make them consistent in look with the newer ones. Maps are "progressively" chained together (so the previous map's end is more or less linked to the next one's start). Difficulty is medium, sometimes hard, but not insane. Experienced players can do it in UV without any problem.

HBFM29.wad: the full version of MAP29. Load this if you think your port/computer can handle the awesomeness (or laggyness) of it. Barely any gameplay difference, though.


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Guest

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In a few of the maps you find yourself wandering in a huge, depopulated labyrinth for ages until you find the exit. This makes them somewhat annoying. 5 stars for the rest!

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subject_119

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Really good but all the caco fights where they are 30 with 2 pain elementals were so boring (like 10 minute each) and you have to kill them otherwise they'll reach the top of the map and block you, so you jsut lose much much time doing something not fun. Though the rest of the wad is really amazing and cool to play (maybe a bit dark), the midi version of hellbound and the map it's played really rocked!

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Guest

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Doomworld needs more quality megaWADs like this.

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Guest

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On par with any wad you might think of or have ever played. Gameplay is stunning and visuals none too shabby either! Easily one of the best megawads out there, with excellent replay value as well. Amazing considering it's just one guy's work... Map29 probably makes it into my top 5 all time favorite slaughter maps!

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Zalewa

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Deserves cacoward. Each level is large, long, extremely detailed and has great gameplay.

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Guest

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Truly excellent. Architecture and level design is stunning. Difficulty levels are near perfect and attention to detail is staggering. One of the best wads in this whole database. A very talented level designer. Almost prefect. 5/5

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Guest

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This could possibly be a 2013 Cacoward, its probably the best singleplayer/coop wad I've played this year :) - DevilutioN

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cannonball

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The gameplay is good throughout though there could still be a little more mixing up of the traps. The visuals for a wad which only really uses IWad textures range from very good to absolutely stunning. 5 stars just about. Definitely cacoward worthy.

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Guest

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Amazing megawad, one of the best I played.

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rsl

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The level of detail is nice but never goes overboard, the best IMHO. The design of most levels is large and encourages exploration, but sometimes the average amount of darkness and the complexity of paths you must take get a bit annoying. Overall, a good set of levels!

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Guest

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Another awesome Megawad this week.... YES !! Cheers Popsicleman313

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wildweasel

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This is well worth checking out.

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Guest

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Finally some good levels are coming out after several disasters from the terryspammers who have nothing better to do with their lives. This is a very good set of levels... that provides al ot of fun and action. Not completely done with it, but I like what I see. 4/5

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Zahid

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great work worth playing

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Guest

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Likely one of the best Megawads I've ever played. I hope the author decides to make more like this!

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Guest

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Newer megawad that has consistently great visuals and level design, and manages to be varied and challenging without resorting to cheapness or devolving into yet another slautherfest ? Who could have guessed that thing like this actually exist.

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Acid

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Very good wad.

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Guest

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masterpiece. 5/5

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Guest

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This is a real masterpiece, perhaps the finest modern megawad. Map 16 is my new favourite urban-style map, gigantic beautifully detailed masterpiece that could be right at home in some Duke 3D mod. I played this with Brutal Doom, which is imo a pretty god match for this megawad (no new monsters, and difficulty never gets too high in a way that could damage playability with BD).

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Cool as shit! 5/5 -Tomiklesz (Bakker, most látok először magyar WADot :D)

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Guest

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I love it.

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Guest

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this map pack is seriously one of the most detailed, one of the most well paced ive played. ever. its one of the greats, and i suggest giving it a go. play with accessories to murder, brutal, (shameless promotional plug here...but seriously) operation inhuman, or pfenh to really bring out how modern it feels. solid, beautiful, fun. download it. cortlong50

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Sergeant_Mark_IV

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The atmosphere is superb. City levels have a great 80/90's doomsday feeling, while Hell levels feels a lot like Doom 64. Probably the best Vanilla Megawad I have ever played. - Sergeant_Mark_IV

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  • File Reviews

    • By valkiriforce · Posted
      I'll admit to being indecisive with how to rank this experience, despite going in expecting to take it slow with the first map opening up with no action and just letting myself get pulled into the atmosphere. The music is pretty cool and sets the mood in places - I particularly liked destroying what seemed to be some kind of device which led to the next map blaring an alarm as I scrambled around the place. It's got some nice moments that carry the action a little better but loses momentum with the frequency in maps that contain lots of halls, doors and enemies packed in a rather square-looking interior. Being a lover of old-school vanilla wads, I did have trouble committing myself by the time I reached the third map. The good points weren't enough to outweigh the negatives for me, but there's always a chance someone can appreciate what they were trying to accomplish for the time it was released.
    • By valkiriforce · Posted
      Xenomorph Base has some cool moments and nice details to it, though I did feel in some places it either felt unpolished or wasn't as engaging as I'd hoped it would be. It's got a nice introduction to the action and starts to pick up much better with the second and third maps, however it seemed to drop in quality by that point, though I did enjoy the last map even if it felt a little shorter than expected. It does feel like something that could have used more work in places but as it stands it's an okay enough romp to blaze through.
    • By NuMetalManiak · Posted
      for the fifth iteration of dwspd, the theme was build a co-op map in an outdoor environment. co-op isn't what it used to be, that's for sure, and if you're looking to play these maps in singleplayer, well you'll be prepared to noclip most of the time. only a few of the maps can be fully completable in singleplayer, others will rely on switches that will open faraway doors that you'll never ever reach in-game. combat of course is scaled to be much more difficult as it ought to be for a co-op map. I can see MAP01 and MAP05 being SP-compatible, and the same for MAP11 and MAP09 despite the slaughter settings and the switch that's so far away, but the others need at least two players. skip MAP04, this is a throwaway map with no exit. why is there not one, but two E1M8's? both are pretty average though, as is most of the set except MAP04 and Pablo's E1M8 which just fails the theme.   there's not a whole lot of co-op only levelsets and this speedmap set sure isn't the best thing you can find.
    • By NuMetalManiak · Posted
      for the fourth iteration of dwspd, the theme is techbase with at least two secrets. speedmaps tend to varying themes and gimmicks, but techbase is perhaps the most common theme by nature, so in all honesty this particular compilation isn't all that fun. as usual, a mixed bag: some bad, some average, little actually good. apart from, you guessed it, Fredrik's map (MAP04), none are really good in quality. the two maps that should be skipped are MAP10 (just a bunch of Hell knights on a block, followed by a bunch of barons in another room plus a cyberdemon, barely even qualifying for techbase theme) and MAP13 (a complete throwaway map that even lacks an exit). otherwise, this falls under "play it once just out of curiosity then never really bother with it again" type of compilation.
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