Reviews:
Anonymous
Great variety, definitely my favourite of the mapsets I've played. The thing that makes me love it the most is the music, especially when played with the sounds from Doom on Xbox 360. The Grotto (one of the coolest maps), Crusifix Held Close, Spiritual Holocaust, Hell's limits, Inner Fear, and (my favourite) Nightmare Complex all has great music. Some songs are from other games, and some are written specifically for the maps. However, not every single map is great, hence the four stars.x
JudgeDeadd
Not only the best CChest mapset so far, but one of the greatest mapsets available for the game. Unlike previous CChest's, which were hit-and-miss deals, here practically every map is awesome, and some are downright breathtaking ("The Grotto"). "Interstellar Sickness" and "Shaman's Device" stand out for their stunning visuals. MAP30 could stand to be a little less tough (and it contains an Icon of Sin, boo!) but it's not a bad map as well. Overall, though, this is a fantastic experience. x
purist
Some excellent maps here but unfortunately many authors seemed to be in competition to make the biggest map, which can make it something of a slog to get through. So although I find it hard to enjoy as a whole I certainly recommend dipping in and out of it if you feel like playing a substantially sized level or two. x
DeathevokatioN
Played this co-op with 3 friends and enjoyed the hell out of it, out of the Community Chest series this one is by far the most consistent in terms of polish. Sure, there were a few maps that weren't so great, but I could really only count them on one hand, and these were evened out by the masterpieces such as Map11 by Christoph and Josh Sealy, Map29 by Christian Lian, Lupinx Kassman's work, both Wilou's maps and there's also many solid maps to connect the masterpieces.x
Anonymous
Best Community Chest so far! Fantastic megawad.x
Anonymous
Not as good as CC3, but its still Great fun all around, and easily among my favourite mapsets. x
Anonymous
This doesn't feel like a Community Chest at all. The texture pack, and the lack of sky transfers, kinda made the wad have more of a consistent theme/story going on, compared to the more wild creativity that's showcased in previous CC entries. But, all the maps in this set are pretty fun and nicely detailed. Can't find any that stand out as being bad. Overall, I still enjoyed it. For this, I give it 4/5x
Anonymous
uninspired map. too many enemies. unpalatablex
Anonymous
Really excellent! The best community chest yet! 5 stars. -TRRobin.x
Getsu Fune
whenever i look back at Boom maps that really showed nearly every trick in the book, i look back at this. lots of top quality levels with fucking awesome gameplay. not to mention the texture pack which gets used on and off by me and others. oh, and MAP24 was a huge inspiration for one of my first maps.x
Anonymous
Enjoyed it till map 29, very cheap traps on that one.x
Snakes
Too much top-shelf quality maps to neglect a 5-star rating. Certainly, there are weak points to be found. The length can be a bit of grind at times but as a whole, -warp was always CC's strong suit and using that function for random maps on this wad generally gets you anywhere from silver-to-gold quality levels. It's just that bronzer map or two that you have be wary of.x
joe-ilya
Had a blast , 55x
Anonymous
5/5 best CC and best of 2012. It will be hard for CC5 to top all that.x
Anonymous
Most maps were average with some standouts inc. maps 8, 12, 20, 21 and 28. I thought the last map was a bit disappointing when compared to map29 and I think that a shorter end level would have been the better choice. 4/5x
AtTheGates
this is worth 5 stars for the texturepack alone, the maps are added mileage!x
Anonymous
MAP 20 and 21 kinda overshadow everything else up to that point, which is a bit of a shame for MAPs 1 to 19.x
Anonymous
This will take a long time to beat. The levels are huge.x
mason1729
3 was better, but this is pretty good aswell. x
Hunter_568
It's just one beautiful wad, It has lots of spectacular moments and levels, great architecture and legendary item and monster placement. There is the right amount of difficulty in this megawad and is possibly one of the top 5 best wads of all time. Some people will not agree but this is just magnificent. 5/5 Spectacularx
Anonymous
5/5x
schwerpunk
Incredible. Humbling. FUN! -schwerpunkx
Anonymous
This is for me the best Community Chest so far. I enjoyed every map and I haven't found any poor maps. So we have here 32 good, great and outstanding maps and the wad as a whole deserves highest rating. 5/5 - Damnedx
Anonymous
I've played through the entire mapset and recomend it to any doommer. Great megawad, of course, the so famous 20 & 21 were great but there are other gems like map 6, 11, 18, 24 and 32. The best map in the whole mapset - 28, IMO. It isn't perfect 'cause maps 10, 23 and 26 suck, but still cc4 is great! 4.5/5 - MarkAnthonyx
Anonymous
long, amazing and FUCKING HARD ON UV have a fiverx
sincity2100
This megawad might not be better than the third part but it's pretty damn good,the part that I didn't like is the hellish episode,it seemed pretty old. Anyway the best two maps are 20 and 21!x
Anonymous
I enjoyed 26/32 levels, I give this an 80%, 4/5 Stars. Maps 20 & 21 are Amazing. - Admiral Xolzox
Anonymous
Started off well enough but developed into more of a slaughterfest than anything else. Disappointing.x
Anonymous
I didn't find this to be as compelling as cchest3.x
Anonymous
This season's trend is having six keys per map and a confusing layout... The few more linear maps gave it 4 stars, otherwise it would be a pompous show-off that doesn't even deserve "pretty good". To be fair, some epic levels were great. It's just that most of them put me off.x
Anonymous
^Map 22 is like any other map from cchest4, but different. Hm, it is a masterpiece like other wads like the scythe series. Very well done and don't change your creating behavior! 5/5x
Anonymous
10 stars to map20 and map21, and -10 stars to map22. ( They really had to kick out map22, which is the sh*tty joke map.) Totally, this is very exciting with comfortable difficulty! 5/5x
Anonymous
This absolutely rocks! 5/5x
Anonymous
Great stuff. Some not too good ones, but overall an enjoyable slog. One complaint; too much ammo on UV -Fast. I exited every level with full ammo, health & armour. Looking forward to CC5. 4.5/5x
Anonymous
I think Interception ought to be one where gameplay takes the spotlight. Here I'd say there's enough fun to be had to still give a 5/5 but some maps do focus more on architecture, though that's expected for this type of wad and I wouldn't say GP was ignored entirely by any means as just about anyone should find enough enjoyable maps.x
Anonymous
Great effort, fantastic architecture, gameplay is variable but it's passable on more than enough maps. 5/5 I hope we get to intercept (hint hint hint) another wad of this quality in 2012, maybe one that is even a bit more gameplay oriented...x
Anonymous
total shit, boring maps and mediocre gameplay. 1/5 x
Anonymous
only map 20, 21 are pretty cool! other map gameplay are just not bad, but sometimes feel boring... I prefer CC3. x
Anonymous
A great community chest but I'm by no means done with it. I've been through about 10 levels... I'm sure 20 and 21 will be great as people say. Unbelievable Doom is still going strong 16 or 17 years on. 5/5. x
Anonymous
Some outstanding work here, but also some mediocre stuff, which is to be expected with a community effort.x
Anonymous
Really good set of maps, many stand out in a variety of ways, the most memerable will be 20 (deus vult 2 lookalike) and 21 which is really a wtf level (in a great way). There are your usual mix of mediocre levels but overall the quality is higher than the other cchests. I will be nice and give this 5 starsx
Anonymous
map20 and map21 gets too much attention. Detail-hell with beyond crappy music. Good mgawad all in all thoughx
Anonymous
Had some issues exiting in MAP 11. Overall, each map in this selection were very detailed and balanced. Keep it up! - Doom Mastax
Anonymous
Quite possibly the most solid of all community chest so far. The work that went into this really show. Well worth a look 5/5! Simon666x
Anonymous
A reviewer above complains about "too much focus on detail", and then cites CChest 2 as better? Seriously? CC2 is practically definitive of early-2000s gimmicky sourceport maps with no gameplay. This collection, on the other hand, is a great piece of work and is easily the most consistently enjoyable, high-quality Community Chest ever put together. There are a lot of lengthy maps, so it's probably best taken in smaller doses to keep it from getting overwhelming, but that's not a strike against it.x
Anonymous
Popsicleman313 Approves.... 5/5 Check out my Youtube Page x
Anonymous
****ing spammer above, this is worth all five and then some! One of the best 10 megawads ever made.x
Anonymous
It was worth the 4 years wait and trust me, the best Cchest out of the 4. Some impressive maps in here especially MAP21. Overall I'll give it a 4.5/5 .... a great megawad most truly.x
Anonymous
Extremely awesome mapset! 5/5 -Acidx
Anonymous
I've been waiting for this one for a looong time. And it totally checks out. I'll be playing these maps for a while.x
Anonymous
I waited 5 years for another Community Chest. I was not disappointed. 5/5x
Anonymous
This is the best coop WAD ever, but the secret maps are best avoided because they suck. - 5/5 Zalewax
Anonymous
IMHO this deserve a Cacoward, well deserved 5 stars - SuperGod. x
Anonymous
And yet another awesome map set..Community Chest forever!x
Anonymous
5 Starts from me. Amazing set of maps. my favourite were 06, 12, 18. Adam Windsor made an amazing level.x
Anonymous
most maps are ok, 20 and 21 were fun. i give it 4 stars, most maps looked the same, kinda bland after a while, last map seemed a bit overkill. i still think CChest3 was the best. 4/5 -deathknightx
Anonymous
Kinda focused a little too much on detail this time, IMO. Still pretty good, but I prefer 2 and 3.x
Anonymous
Beautiful balance of detail and design, and a superb example of collaborative effort strengthening all of the levels. It's fun to run and blast through, but has beaucoup replay value with the tons of secrets hidden in it. Actually deserves the tag Legendary.-GreazySho rtsx
Anonymous
Legendary 5/5x
Anonymous
Actually AFAIK the only other megas from this year so far are eviltech, dtwid, and base ganymede, and aside from bg i would say dtwid could have been way better and eviltech is quite hit or miss. most of bg isn't from this year, either. this is the first really good definitive 2012 mega imo. i hope there is at least one more to intercept (hint hint)! anyways 5/5x
Anonymous
Great megawad! 2012 is a year known for many Doom megawads!x
Anonymous
the best cchest so farx
Anonymous
CC4 is by far the best CC. The only subpar maps here would be 16 and 22. Thanks, CC4 team!! 5*x
Anonymous
20 & 21 are absolute GOLD. Even if every other map was 1994 quality, they alone would warrant the entire download, no questions asked. Kind of like Vader's maps in ZPack, but possibly even better than that, especially considering no ZDoom features. These two levels (essentially one story split into two parts) are merged in well but they would be a phenomenal standalone release as well. The fact that a lot of the 30 other maps are quite good (and even the stray excellent) too only seals this deal.x
Anonymous
The best community chest yet. 5 stars for 20 and 21 alone. x
Anonymous
Almost every map is at least 3-start material, some are 4-star, and a handful are 5-star. 20 and 21 are 6-star (they would make a fully excellent separate release, even!). While the "average map" is probably around a 4/5, a megawad is the sum of its parts, and not strictly the linear average quality of the maps. The review above needs to read "[...] + 1 for everything else". That should give away the rating. (And for Christ sake, Map12 isn't even one of the top ten maps!)x
Anonymous
+ 4 stars for Maps 12, 20 and 21 - 1 stars for everything elsex