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Best Single Map WADs

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Since I've started playing custom wads in February of this year (no idea what took me so long) I've played a ton of great megawads and multi-map wads, but only a few great single map wads.  The only 2 that come to mind off the top of my head are Breach and Brigandine by Viggles.  Send me suggestions and I'll add them to the list here:

 

Here are the wads that have been suggested here, as well as some that were suggested to me on Discord (WIP):

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Miasma

E1M8b
E1M4b

Breach

Brigandine
Hydra

Behemoth
The Blast Furnace

The Ledge

Comatose

Lilium

Object 34: Sonar

Saturnine Chapel

dead.air

dead.wire

The Eye

Rebel Sky

The Backyard

Demonastery

Doomsday of the UAC (aka UAC_DEAD.WAD)

Order of the Odonata
Boxes All the Way Down
3x-play
Awakening
Arcadia Demade
Beluga
Chord_NG
Ovum
Nostril Caverns
Xaser’s Sharp Things
The Given
Putrefier
Waterlab GZD
World Orifice
Eden
Frozen Time
Vaporware
Operation Overlord
Bury my Heart Knee Deep
Dante's Gate
Crossing Acheron
DR. Sleep's Master Levels.
UAC Dead
Vrack series
Castle of Evil (huge map, replaced E2M5 Doom)
Bleeding Tower of Pisa
Hoover Dam
Plutonium Sandpit
Travelling to the Moon
Cassie steele
Peter Perv Private Place
Nina Dobrev 2
Disturbia
Dubai
Hellrun

Hellrun 2
Doomcity
Bermuda
Area51
Earth.wad (single maps)
Vela Pax (single maps)
Warlock's Hearth
Raven Crypt
Fuel Devourer
Port Glaci
Mercury Rain
Nightlife
Dawn of Reality
Bifrost
Man on the Moon
Waste Abandonment
Plasmaplant
Rigel1.wad
Mines of Titan
City in Chaos
Grove.wad
wtrfront.wad
Crimson Wood
Dark Tide
ogrelabs.wad
Shovelware Adventure!
Mothership
Runaway Train
Axiom
Outpost 21
Containment Area
Asylum of the Wretched
Galaxia
Dripfeed
Redemption of the Slain
The Quirky Domain

Foursite

 

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I love me a nice one-and-done affair, whether it’s a megamap adventure or perfectly self-contained snack. No mortal Doomer can compete with Viggles’ fastidious visuals, but there are a number of mappers who have given us unique takes on the concept. Here are some maps that I’ve found particularly memorable:

 

Miasma

Comatose

Lilium

Object 34: Sonar

Saturnine Chapel

dead.air

dead.wire

The Eye

Rebel Sky

The Backyard

Demonastery

Doomsday of the UAC (aka UAC_DEAD.WAD)

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I'll give a shout-out to 3x-play.  It's from 1995, so don't expect modern difficulty or looks, but it does a couple of interesting things including semi-randomised monster placement and moving the locations of keys and weapons depending on the difficulty setting to change the flow of the map.

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27 minutes ago, Big Ol Billy said:

Here are some maps that I’ve found particularly memorable:

Awesome, I've heard of a few of those, added them to the op, will go back and add links when I find them 

 

21 minutes ago, Capellan said:

...but it does a couple of interesting things including semi-randomised monster placement and moving the locations of keys and weapons depending on the difficulty setting to change the flow of the map.

That sounds pretty cool, I'll be sure to check it out.

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32 minutes ago, DanielAlexander said:

"The Given" by Dobu Gabu Maru

 

No monsters, eh?  An interesting concept.

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24 minutes ago, Nirvana said:

Miasma and Eden are the two that jump to my mind.

Miasma has been mentioned a couple of times now, it must be pretty great :)

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The first thing that came to my mind was the Vaporware demo. It's a demo of a larger project and it requires Eternity Engine to play, but it has some really neat visuals and gameplay concepts, very nicely demonstrating the engine.

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11 minutes ago, Spie812 said:

The first thing that came to my mind was the Vaporware demo. It's a demo of a larger project and it requires Eternity Engine to play, but it has some really neat visuals and gameplay concepts, very nicely demonstrating the engine.

Interesting, I havent uad a reason to install Eternity before now.  I might check this out soon.

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Dante's Gate (Doom 2 version)

Crossing Acheron (Doom 2 version)

DR. Sleep's Master Levels.

UAC Dead (replaced E1M8 Doom)

UACpen (replaced E2M5 Doom)

Jade Earth (The largest map for Doom 2)

Vrack series

Castle of Evil (huge map, replaced E2M5 Doom)

Bleeding Tower of Pisa

Hoover Dam

Plutonium Sandpit

Some of Jim Flynn's maps including his master levels.

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Cassie steele

Peter Perv Private Place

Nina Dobrev 2

Disturbia

Dubai

Jade Earth

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A few maps from the ancient times I always suggest are Hellrun for Doom2, Doomcity, Bermuda and Area51 (technically 2 maps, but oh well). They’re great time capsules if you want to go back to 1996 for a while and have some good ol’ fun. In it’s day Hellrun was seen as a proto-slaughtermap but it’s extremely tame by current standards.

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I don't know any single map wads, but I do know a great fucking mappack. It's called EARTH.wad. other than that I have nothing more to say.

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You ought to try the current beta of Vela pax, it's a map set, but the maps are so massive and immersive and are also forgiving from pistol start, so treat them as individuals and you're good 

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adding The Warlock's Hearth and Altitude

you should also check all the single maps that got Cacowards giggle giggle

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