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What's your favorite Doom for single player?

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I'm not talking about any additional WADs or anything, so no Alien Vendetta or such. Just the Doom games played as-is.

So, what's your favorite for single player? Personally, I can't get enough of Doom 64... I absolutely love the atmosphere and the level design is constantly high quality. Right after that is Doom 3, with the original Doom trailing VERY close behind. Doom 2 comes in last due to the sometimes awful level design. If I was including all available WADs for each game this list would be very different, but I'm not, so meh.

Oh, and I really haven't played either of the Final Doom WADs enough to judge them well, but I'd most likely put them above Doom 2 and below everything else.

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It is a share between Ultimate Doom and first "episode" of doom2.
But most likely Ultimate doom, I feel it wasn´t as rushed as doom2...

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I'd put DOOM II on top because overall it has more intense gameplay and maps with more varied challenges. Then DOOM episode 1, because the many smaller monsters work very well with the available arsenal to produce fast and addictive play. After that, DOOM episodes 2 and 3 for being relatively smooth and entertaining to race through.

Final DOOM and Thy Flesh Consumed have good playability, although less refined overall because the extra difficulty sometimes slows them down.

Torn said:
But most likely Ultimate doom, I feel it wasn´t as rushed as doom2...

How's this? It's in DOOM that you have the retextured maps; and where does DOOM II's design feel unfinished? Most of the maps are pretty solid, and even the weaker ones stand their ground overall.

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myk said:

...and where does DOOM II's design feel unfinished? Most of the maps are pretty solid, and even the weaker ones stand their ground overall.


Think about Barrels o´fun. The idea with the many barrels was new at that time and the wide open areas where impressive at that time. But this level would never be called a superior level if it was released today as a pwad.

As to the ranking:

1- Knee deep in the dead (great levels with lots of atmosphere)
2- Shores of Hell/ Inferno (Also great original levels)
3- Doom2 (Epic fight with lots of monsters)
4- Final Doom (Very decent level design and high skill)
5- Thy Flesh Consumed (I dunno, this is not my favorite bunch of levels. It´t too cramped and full of monsters, somehow)

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I still love PSX Doom for a single player experience, tough I play more PWADs than IWADs these days.

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Plutonia... with pistol starts. I love the demos that play in that game too. They were the first I saw to inspire me to play differently... quicker, less methodical.

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What are you talking about? That's exactly what I wrote. Just read it again more carefully. ;)

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Doom, followed by doom2 (only because of the double shotty). Doom3 comes close behind. But fails it the run-and-gun area. I never liked final doom. And I cant decide whether or not I love doom64 or hate it.

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-The Ultimate DOOM, Final DOOM, Master Levels (on the same level)
-DOOM 64
-DOOM 2

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Deathmatcher said:

Think about Barrels o´fun. The idea with the many barrels was new at that time and the wide open areas where impressive at that time. But this level would never be called a superior level if it was released today as a pwad.

None of the Doom levels would be called that today.

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DOOM 1.7a - before ultimate.

ep2 - where it all starts to happen
e2m4 - not a hard one, but I still really enjoy this level.

I personally rarely even like the map designs in current games, infact I have trouble playing some fps's, mainly ones on consoles, my DOOM instincts are so imbedded that I expect to find more items and enemies etc. and also expect to see things like landmarks and points of reference. Games like Serious Sam are like one big stone texture to me, I don't want to move from where I am incase it's going to take too long :)

DOOM really did have an enormous amount of time spent on making the levels (I think the doom2 stages averaged 40hrs completion, someone correct me on this thou) I personally still think the original DOOM games have the best level design ever, but to todays standards they couldn't be looked at like that, considering that levels in games today arn't limited to a maximum heightdef etc.
it's been a while since I loaded up DCK or similar, what's the max height of a ceiling in DOOM? well anyhow that basically makes the levels to our eyes today that are used to more "true to life" gfx precieve them as being squarish or blocky (as in everything based off squares rather than curves etc. blah blah

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1-Ultimate doom(has some of my favorite level designs, better than D2, i liked Spider MM. boss beter than head boss in D2, mostly evrything better than D2)
2-Doom 64(great atmospheric fx, good weapon designs, really good levels)
3-Doom 2(1 better weapon super sgun)
4-doom 32(didnt really like it too much)

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boris said:

None of the Doom levels would be called that today.


I'd say that e4m6 would recieve very good critique even by today's standards.

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So would E1M1, the only downside I can think of for that particular map is that it has next to no detail...and yet it still looks good, 11 years after it was made.

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Not really, no. It's way too small for one thing, and for another it was probably done in 10 minutes.
Oh and what's up with having to find a section of wall that's really a door to exit the level?

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