Cacowards 25 celebrates 25 years of Doom mods
Posted by: on pcgamer December 10, 2018
If you’re looking to observe this special Doomversary—a whole 25 years—you should check out 2018’s Cacowards. Doomworld shines a spotlight on the best Doom maps and mods every year on the game's anniversary, and you’ll find plenty of great WADs in the list this year.
Browsing the top ten, the mods are often worlds apart in tone, art and systems. Maskim Xul, for instance, sees you exploring a haunted, eldritch mansion, while The Golden Souls 2 looks more like Mario 64 than Doom. They’re an eclectic bunch.
If you fancy some fast-paced multiplayer, Quake Champions: Doom Edition, which won the multiplayer award, might be more up your street. It's exactly what it sounds like: Quake Champions made in Doom.
Some of these are beefy megawads, much like John Romero’s upcoming Sigil. Struggle—Antaresian Legacy has a whopping 33 maps, for instance, some of which will take 30 minutes or more to get through. It’s not a quick jaunt through Hell.
Andi Hamilton explored the Doom mod scene way back in 2015, which we've republished for the 25th anniversary.
Other DOOM News
DOOM - April 8, 2019
"All Doom Levels are Straight Line now" says the description for Linear Doom. "No more mazes." This self-described "jokewad" by modder DeXiaZ released on April 1 takes all of Doom's classic levels and tightens them down into one long corridor. There's enough room to strafe a little so you can still potentially dodge those imp fireballs, but otherwise this is just a straight line run through all of Doom's enemies, weapons, and pickups one after the other. I look forward to seeing the speedruns of this.
John Romero's unofficial fifth Doom episode Sigil delayed until April February 18, 2019
Doom II mod Eviternity teaches everything to know about demon slaying February 11, 2019
Doom megawad Eviternity hits final revision February 11, 2019
Hallucinated HD textures and distorted deep dream tilesets February 1, 2019
Play golf in Doom with the Hellshots mod January 6, 2019
Doom went golfing and exploring Roomba brains over the holidays January 2, 2019
Doomba turns your robotic vacuum cleaner into a Doom map-making machine December 24, 2018
Now includes all three premium DLC packs (Unto the Evil, Hell Followed, and Bloodfall), maps, modes, and weapons, as well as all feature updates including Arcade Mode, Photo Mode, and the latest Update 6.66, which brings further multiplayer improvements as well as revamps multiplayer progression.
Developer: id Software
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks