Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
DoomeDx

Any recommended WADS that are NOT slaughterwads?

Recommended Posts

Most WADS I see online look great and have plenty of demons to kill. All fine for those who enjoy that sort of thing!

 

But what are some good WADS that dont rely on just slaughter and pure mayhem in every room you enter? Because that is what most of the WADS (including the WADS in cacowards) feel like. I prefer my maps to be more like Ultimate Doom Episode 1/2/3. Action packed with plenty of key searching and room to breathe.

 

Thank you!

Share this post


Link to post

what have you played already

 

if you're looking for some ultimate doom you should try perdition's gate and hell to pay

if you've already played those, then i would say you should probably just play them again

Share this post


Link to post
15 minutes ago, bonnie said:

what have you played already

 

if you're looking for some ultimate doom you should try perdition's gate and hell to pay

if you've already played those, then i would say you should probably just play them again

Haha no I haven't. Ill download those and give them a spin! thanks

Share this post


Link to post

Full list of stuff. There are a lot wads to choose and I believe that you'll find what you need here, just be critical.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post

Switcheroom does the job well done with classic take on DooM.

Nihility as well, though no music there. Ambient sound effects are present, which makes it really sweet.

 

Wonderful DooM is another classic take on DooM, though E4M3 likes to crash on my Chocolate DooM, so play it with Boom or GZDoom.

 

All these PWADs are for Ultimate Doom.

Share this post


Link to post
2 hours ago, Myst.Haruko said:

Full list of stuff. There are a lot wads to choose and I believe that you'll find what you need here, just be critical.

 

 

Cross-reference that list with these and remove the WADs you find in the two threads listed below. That should get you the "best" non-"slaughter" WADs.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post

@Pegleg, the OP is using "slaughter" in a very lax sense that could encompass three-quarters or more of wads. For example, there's the reference to the Cacowards, in which slaughterwads (as conventionally defined) are a minority but the OP suggests that they are a majority. So setting the threshold for "slaughteriness" at that fairly low value, I think out of the top 50 in that list, one could recommend: 

 

12. Memento Mori

19. Requiem 

21. Icarus

22. Suspended In Dusk

25. Doom the Way id Did

26. Pirate Doom

27. A.L.T.

28. Memento Mori 2

29. Eternal Doom

30. The Adventures of Square

32. ZDoom Community Map Project II (not familiar with this at all but Graf Zahl gave it 10 points, which is telling)

36. Unloved

46. Arcadia Demade

46. Equinox


I also got rid of some lower-density stuff that might be challenging.

 

Share this post


Link to post

^^ what rdwpa said, also I'd like to add Demonfear, Revolution! and Fava Beans which are a bit lower on the list but are still very fun.

Share this post


Link to post
39 minutes ago, Marnetstapler said:

No End In Sight

Good one, though it gets heavily populated in episode 4, so I'd suggest the other 3 episodes, or only the first two.

 

And these ones: 

 

Somewhere in Time

Back to Saturn X ep1

Reverie

STRAIN

Eviltech's episodes 1 and 3

No Rest for the Living

 

You could play them on lower difficulties if you want less monsters. 

Share this post


Link to post

Swift Death only has like 3 maps with three digit monster counts. ;)

 

But that might be too hard, so I recommend Dark Covenant and Marswar for some old school charm.

Share this post


Link to post

The first episodes of Scythe 2 aren't slaughter-ish (the last ones tho) I also recommend alien vendetta

Share this post


Link to post
45 minutes ago, SOSU said:

I also recommend alien vendetta

While that's a good wad, it has quite a few slaughter-ish maps after 13, as well as the 25-27 block that's largely BFG spam slaughter. Might not be what the OP is looking for, otherwise you could recommend Speed of Doom or Resurgence in the same vein.

Share this post


Link to post
10 hours ago, bonnie said:

what have you played already

 

if you're looking for some ultimate doom you should try perdition's gate and hell to pay

 

 

Both of these wads are for Doom 2, not Ultimate Doom.

Share this post


Link to post
8 hours ago, Master O said:

 

Both of these wads are for Doom 2, not Ultimate Doom.

uh... correct? they have an ultimate doom feeling to them friend, which is what he asked for

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×