Obsidian Deathmatch


  • Title: Obsidian Deathmatch
  • Author: Lukasxd
  • Game: Doom2
  • Engine: Limit Removing
  • Game Type: Deathmatch
  • Total Maps: 20
  • Release Date: 2012




Digging through the accumulation of multiplayer wads at the bottom of the /newstuff list, I find Obsidian Deathmatch. It claims to be 20 maps by four authors of old-school style deathmatch maps for Doom 2. Sounds intriguing, so I loaded the wad up with three other bots. It does not disappoint.

Barring a couple of new skies, the maps make clever use of Doom 2’s stock resources, which results in the themes resembling the better maps from the dwango series. The layouts throughout the megawad are well thought-out and manage to stay consistently interesting to play in, as they typically make good use of height variation and avoid dead-ends. Even my less favorite maps in the wad (maps 10 and 11 in my opinion) are at least decent fragfests. Most of the maps tend to be perfectly suited for three to four players, while maps 16 and 20 could perhaps squeeze in a few more before it becomes pandemonium. So as far as my recommendation goes, find some buddies to frag and ready your weapons, because this wad may be Dwango 9 in disguise.