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WADS (REPLACEMENT LEVELS)



      Bored with Doom? Try some of these replacement levels. These are the megawads (wads that have many levels) that I like the most, I didn't include any I don't like. To see a large database of wads, small to large, utterly horrible to legendary, click here.
      Click here to see instructions on loading a wad into Doom. To find out what a wad is, click here.
      All these wads work with the original Doom or Doom 2 executables.

Single-Player Wads

Hacx
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Size: 9.2 MB
Works With: Doom 2
Levels Replaced: 1-20, 31
Hacx is a TC (total conversion) of Doom 2. The gameplay kicks ass. The sound kicks ass. The weapons kick ass. The enemies are... pretty dumb. Other than that, Hacx is the greatest Doom addon I've ever played. It's unbelievable. The makers of Hacx payed id Software $5000 to be able to sell Hacx. A copy originally cost $15, and is now freeware. To play Hacx, unzip the contents of the zip file into your Doom 2 directory and open hacx.exe.

Requiem
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Size: 3.8 MB
Works With: Doom 2
Levels Replaced: 1-32
Requiem is by far the best freelance replacement Doom wad I've ever seen. It has lots of original ideas. Get the whole stroy (for every level) here.

Hell Revealed 2
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Size: 2.5 MB
Works With: Doom 2
Levels Replaced: 1-32
Better than Hell Revealed 1, and better than most other wads I've seen, Hell Revealed 2 is absolute ass-kickery. It is right about on the same level as the original Doom 2 wad.

The Scientist 2
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Size: 4.1 MB
Works With: Doom 2
Levels Replaced: 1-20SP, 21-30DM
The Scientist 2 is a great set of fun, challenging levels. There are "new" weapons, but the only things that make most of them new are the sprites and sounds.

The Darkening episode 2
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Size: 4.4 MB
Works With: Doom 2
Levels Replaced: 1-12SP, 13-24DM
The Darkening 2 is a good single-player wad, even if it is a little hard. The deathmatch maps are good as well.

Memento Mori
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Size: 8.3 MB It's worth it!
Works With: Doom 2
Levels Replaced: 1-32
Memento Mori is a fantastic wad... although you can get stuck at times... pretty much assume that everything is a lift. MM is pretty much on the same level as the original Doom 2 wad, so it's a great replacement.

Mars War
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Size: 2 MB
Works With: Doom 2
Levels Replaced: 1-32
Mars War is an amazing wad. It really shows off what the Doom engine is capable of. Go to level 30, you'll laugh your ass off.

Dimensions of Time
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Size: 940 K
Works With: Doom 2
Levels Replaced: 1-32
Dimensions of Time is one of the best wads I've seen. Very addictive.

Hell Revealed
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Size: 2.2 MB
Works With: Doom 2
Levels Replaced: 1-32
A good wad if you know the cheat codes. Hell Revealed is known for its insane difficulty.

Realm of Chaos
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Size: 1.6 MB
Works With: Doom 2
Levels Replaced: 1-32
Realm of Chaos is a very original and well-done wad for Doom 2. The text file says it works for Macintosh, but I haven't been able to test it.

Cyberdreams
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Size: 920 K
Works With: Doom 2 v1.9
Levels Replaced: 1-32
This wad has a really original idea: every level has a Cyberdemon that you have to kill by telefragging it (teleporting on top of it) or by crushing it. A lot of fun and a real challenge.

Biowar
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Size: 1.8 MB
Works With: Doom 2
Levels Replaced: 1-18, 31
Biowar is a really well-done Doom 2 wad with a lot of new graphics and sounds. Biowar uses a lot of original ideas to make Doom more realistic.

Demonfear
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Size: 740 K
Works With: Doom 2
Levels Replaced: 1-32
Demonfear is a really great wad. The level design is very clever and fun. Check it out.

ChrisWAD v6.1
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Size: 1.8 MB
Works With: Doom 2
Levels Replaced: 1-20SP, 21-30DM
The level design in this wad is great, but the sounds are extraordinarily annoying. You can remove them with a wad editor like WinTex.

All Hell is Breaking Loose
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Size: 2.6 MB
Works With: Doom 2 v1.9
Levels Replaced: 1-5
All Hell is almost a new game. It has new weapons, monsters, sounds, and graphics. It is extremely fun, and it's too bad the weapons in All Hell weren't in Doom. The setup is pretty complicated, unless you're using ZDoom, in which you can just type all the wads and the dhe file into the command line. If you're not, the zip comes with instructions on setting All Hell up. Definitely recommended.

1337
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Size: 1.2 MB
Works With: Doom 2
Levels Replaced: 1-28, 30-32
Good for a laugh, and possibly bulimics.

10 Years of Doom
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Size: 250 K
Works With: Doom 1
Levels Replaced: E3M4
This is a wad for Doom that celebrates the 10th birthday of Doom (12/10/03). I couldn't get it to work, maybe because I have Ultimate Doom.

Zombies
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Size: 2.2 MB
Works With: Doom 2
Levels Replaced: 1-12
Zombies is a good wad with a lot of new enemies, graphics, sounds, and weapons. Check it out.

Nuts
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Size: 47 K
Works With: Doom 2
Levels Replaced: 1
196 Zombiemen.
219 Shotgun Guys.
1426 Imps.
1394 Heavy Weapon Dudes.
1400 Demons.
217 Hell Knights.
615 Barons of Hell.
237 Arachnotrons.
1758 Revenants.
240 Mancubi.
1272 Arch-Viles.
795 Spider Masterminds.
848 Cyberdemons.
Two rooms.
Have fun!

(Note: I can only get this wad not to crash with PrBoom.)


Multiplayer Wads

Dwango5
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Size: 720 KB
Works With: Doom 2
Levels Replaced: 1-24
Dwango5 is simply the best deathmatch wad. Ever.

Dwango6
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Size: 950 KB
Works With: Doom 2
Levels Replaced: 1-24, 32
Dwango6 is okay. I don't recommend it over Dwango5, but I do recommend it in addition to Dwango5.

TNT Blood
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Size: 1 MB
Works With: Doom 2
Levels Replaced: 1-32
TNT Blood is definitely one of the best deathmatch wads I've ever seen. Get it.

Gothic Deathmatch
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Size: 1.88 MB
Works With: Doom 2
Levels Replaced: 1-32
Gothic DM is a 32-level wad of complex (and small) deathmatch levels.

Omgmaps
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Size: 465 K
Works With: Doom 2
Levels Replaced: 1-32
Omgmaps is a popular wad on ZDaemon. It has a variety of maps that range from being a small cube with nothing but a goddamn rocket launcher to actually being a fun map.

The British Doom 2 League: Season 10
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Size: 510 KB
Works With: Doom 2
Levels Replaced: 1-7
Brit10 is great for those hectic whose-damn-rocket-was-that deathmatches.
Click here for more deathmatch wads.


Loading a Wad Into Doom or Doom 2
1. Open the folder that has Doom or Doom 2 in it.
2. Right-click on the application (the Doom exe).
3. Click on "Properties."
4. Click the "Program" tab.
5. In the field labeled "Cmd line," go to the end of the text and press [space]. Add this:   -file newwad.wad   NOTE: The new wad has to be in your Doom or Doom 2 directory. To add two or more wads, just type the other ones in the command line, like this:   -file newwad.wad newwad2.wad  
6. Click "OK."

Please Send Your Wads!
      If you have a wad you would like to be on my site,
send me the link. If you can't upload it, attach it to an e-mail to webmaster@olddoom.com . Only megawads will show up on this page, but single-level wads can be in the "Featured" box on the Home page.


Background Music From Doom 2 -- Level 3 -- The Gantlet



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