Doomworld Community Top WADs of All Time

10 points: Alien Vendetta
9  points: Hellbound
8  points: Suspended in Dusk
7  points: Hell Revealed 2
6  points: Memento Mori 2
5  points: Plutonia 2
4  points: Sine Die
3  points: PRCP.wad
2  points: TNT Revilution

1  point:  Scythe X

 

4 hours ago, Alfonzo said:

I started writing up a list a couple of minutes ago, but quickly realised that listing preferences in this sort of framework may be considered an effective posting of the Cacowards in May.

You say that like it's a bad thing.
 

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6 hours ago, savagegrant said:

Everyone else who has voted so far seems to understand what is meant by a WAD. I could state in the OP what is considered to be an eligible WAD if I have to.

A WAD is a WAD. Why should IWADs be neglected? That makes no sense.

 

I gave my [incomplete] votes on both IWADs and PWADs. If, say, TNT: Evilution wasn't an IWAD, would you have accepted it then? Your method for labelling WADs seems flawed to me.

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The tally in the OP has been updated.

 

Scythe 2 holds onto top spot by the slenderest of margins! Along with Alien Vendetta, they enjoy a commanding lead over #3 (Scythe) and #4 (Ancient Aliens) which are also separated by a single point.

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On 5/17/2017 at 9:19 PM, Voros said:

Why should IWADs be neglected? That makes no sense.

It makes perfect sense when talking about things the community made, as specified in the title of the thread.

 

EDIT: I suppose TNT technically counts since it wasn't made by id themselves. Regardless, this is a thread about pwads or iwads that are not a direct installment of the series. Adventures of Square for example would (I assume) be counted, as would Chex Quest..

 

..Right?

 

EDIT 2: Ok, just checked the list, Square is on there so it would make sense for HacX to be counted as well, surely.

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I read the title as "Doomworld Community: Top WADs of All Time" as if it's asking us, the community, what our favourite WADs are.

 

Would've been better if it was "Top Doomworld Community WADs of All Time" sounds like it's asking us to provide the best Doomworld WADs ever made.

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10 points - Suspended in Dusk

9 points - The Darkening Episode II

8 points - The Adventures of Square

7 points - Requiem

6 points - Eternal Doom

5 points - Doom the Way Id Did

4 points - Whispers of Satan

3 points - No Rest for the Living

2 points - Back to Saturn X E1

1 point - No End in Sight

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It's a good thing IWADs are excluded and that fact needs repeating in every single "what's your favourite wad?" thread. Otherwise you get too many jokers putting Ultimate Doom and Doom 2 on their lists which is not in any way interesting.

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I think this thread should be stickied. 

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★★★★★★★★★★: Ancient Aliens

★★★★★★★★★☆: Valiant

★★★★★★★★☆☆: Sunder

★★★★★★★☆☆☆: Stardate 20X6

★★★★★★☆☆☆☆: Sunlust

★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆: Vanguard

★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆: BTSX Ep 1

★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆: Resurgence

★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆: Flashback to Hell

★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆: TNT: Revilution

 

I guess I'm a Skillsaw fanboy ;)  Talking about Stardate 20X6, I just like the weird purple palette and I really like purple. There are some more that I wanted to mention, but ten slots are ten slots.

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01 - 10p. Sunder (for me, symbolises the perfecting of slaughter mapping, a style I don't even know ho to map for - evolving Doom mapping beyond my own meager skills)
02 - 06p. Nukemine (first entire episode that was on par with the iwads)
03 - 05p. Dante's Gate (since it kicks off Dr Sleep's episode, which was the first to really raise the bar on Doom mapping)
04 - 04p. Memento mori (just enjoyed the hell out of it, and picked up some very useful mapping tricks from, even though it hasn't aged all that well)
05 - 04p. Crucified Dreams (raising the bar on aesthetics)
06 - 03p. Dystopia 3 (technical mapping achievments, allround enjoyable)
07 - 03p. 2castles (an obscure map we used to multiplay a lot with Romero while at Ion Storm - a really original deathmatch concept. I've contacted Romero about locating this .wad but its author hasn't replied AFAIK)
08 - 03p. 300 lines (minimalism without any loss of ingenuiety)
09 - 03p. Swim With The Whales (broadened my horizon on what is possible to do aesthetically and composition wise - all those colors, tryly interdimensional feeling)
10 - 02p. The Unholy Trinity (first and best stab at a realistic map)
11 - 02p. Jägermörder (the most popular offering from one the mappers' visual styles that I most admire - plays well)
12 - 02p. Pirate Doom (originality executed flawlessly)
13 - 01p. Tourniquet (raising the bar on what's possible with visuals/aesthetics)
14 - 01p. Miasma (raising the bar on what's possible with visuals/aesthetics)
15 - 01p. Saturn X (cohesively and believably describes an alternative space port somewhere else in space besides the Mars we know and love)
16 - 01p. Eternity (for its time, a breakthrough in Doom storytelling)
17 - 01p. Demon Eclipse (very good use of additional monster types)
18 - 01p. GothicDM (raising the bar on aesthetics)
19 - 01p. Jpcp (wildly original and stamped with culture)
20 - 01p. Iconboss (most satisfying/appropriate final boss encounter I've seen in a Doom map)

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10: Valiant

9: Epic 2

8: Going Down

7: Hellbound

6: Beyond Reality

5: Doom Center

4: community chest 4

3: Doom  Barracks Zone

2: City of Damned

1. Reelism

 

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The tally in the OP has been updated.

 

Soundblock: Is your vote for "Tourniquet" a typo for one of his maps? Perhaps Altitude?

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10- Scythe 2

9-  Doom the way id did

8- Deus Vult 2

7- Sunlust

6- Hell Revealed 2

5- Plutonia 2

4- Ultimate Torment and Torture

3- DOOM:ONE

2- Scythe

1- Eternal Doom

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On 4.6.2017 at 4:49 AM, savagegrant said:

The tally in the OP has been updated.

 

Soundblock: Is your vote for "Tourniquet" a typo for one of his maps? Perhaps Altitude?

Sorry about that, fixed now. Same list, just +1p for Miasma:

 

10p. Sunder
06p. Nukemine
05p. Dante's Gate
04p. Memento mori
04p. Crucified Dreams
03p. Dystopia 3
03p. 2castles
03p. 300 lines
03p. Swim With The Whales
02p. The Unholy Trinity
02p. Jägermörder
02p. Pirate Doom
02p. Miasma
01p. Saturn X
01p. Eternity
01p. Demon Eclipse
01p. GothicDM
01p. Jpcp
01p. Iconboss

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Thanks for putting this together and tallying it, epic! Cool to see everybody's favs, from single levels to full megawads. I just randomly played Mangle which is an older map that was high on a list (number 82 total at the moment in here), pretty solid stuff, enjoyable oldschool map.

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Hi all! I just registered so that I could cast my vote as well. Silly how something so simple can make you register somewhere. xD I've been lurking these forums for long. Anyways, my votes are:

 

[10 points] Winter's Fury
[  9 points] Hell on Earth Starter Pack
[  8 points] Back to Saturn X E1: Get Out of My Stations
[  7 points] Insanity's Edge
[  6 points] Zdoom Community Map Project Take 2
[  5 points] City of the Damned - Apocalypse
[  4 points] ZPack
[  3 points] Unloved
[  2 points] The Ultimate Torment & Torture
[  1 points] Zen Dynamics

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The tally in the OP has been updated.

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*Bump to first page* Where this should really remain. It would assuage us from a lot of the threads always popping up asking for map recommendations. 

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10 points - Memento Mori

10 points - Memento Mori II

8 points - Alien Vendetta

8 points - Icarus: Alien Vanguard

6 points - Eternal Doom

6 points - Requiem

2 points - Plutonia 2

2 points - Cleimos 2

1 point - Scythe

1 point - The Enigma Episode

1 point - Dystopia 3

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The tally in the OP has been updated.

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10 - Batman Doom
9 - Suspended in Dusk
8 - 2002 A Doom Odyssey

7 - Alien Vendetta
6 - Demonfear
5 - Arcadia Demade
4 - Scythe
3 - Plutonia 2
2 - Aliens TC
1 - Endless Torture

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The tally in the OP has been updated. We have a new #1 WAD!

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10 - Scythe

9 - Dues Vult 2

8 - 2002 A Doom Odyssey

7 - Kama Sutra

6 - Alien Vendetta

5 - Congestion 1024

4 - Hell Revealed 2

3 - Demonfear

2 - Fava Beans

1 - Cygnus IV

 

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10 points > Alien Vendetta
10 points > Hell Revealed

8 points > Scythe

7 points > Jenesis

6 points > Doom the Way id Did

5 points > Plutonia: Revisited Community Project

4 points > Revolution!

3 points > Hell Revealed II

2 Points > Memento Mori 2

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The tally in the OP has been updated.

 

Altima: You haven't voted for enough WADs.

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I misunderstood it then, thought it was up to a 55-point limit. Wasn't aware I needed 10 Wads minimum. Revised list:

 

10 points > Alien Vendetta
10 points > Hell Revealed

8 points > Scythe

7 points > Jenesis

6 points > Doom the Way id Did

5 points > Plutonia: Revisited Community Project

4 points > Revolution!

3 points > Hell Revealed II

1 Point > Memento Mori
1 Point > Memento Mori II

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The tally in the OP has been updated. Alien Vendetta increases its lead and Hell Revealed moves into the Top 10.

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10 - Sunlust

9 - Valiant

8 - Ancient Aliens

7 - Scythe 2

6 - Swim with the Whales (Honestly couldn't explain well, I just love how it feels)

5 - Scythe

4 - Sunder

3 - BTSX E1

2 - Hell Revealed II

1 - Demon Eclipse (Don't know if it counts since it's a zip)

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Speaking of Demon Eclipse, I hear Eriance is working on Hell-Forged again.

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The tally in the OP has been updated. Sunder moves back into the Top 10.

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