Dystopia 3

Dystopia 3: Re-Birth of Anarchy is an 11 level WAD supporting single player, cooperative, and deathmatch play. Released in 1996 and built by well-known mappers Anthony "Adelusion" Czerwonka and Iikka "Fingers" Keränen, it was one of the first WADs to exploit editing tricks discovered for the Doom engine, such as deep water and the famous double 3D bridge (see screenshot).

While its gameplay was true to Doom II's style, the project's level of detail was revolutionary for its time, with levels containing custom textures, crashed spaceships, and elaborate architecture in varied environments, subtly referring to a self-contained story. These elements have led many to claim it is one of the best Doom II WADs created, earning a spot on Doomworld's Top 100 Wads of All Time.

Adelusion and Fingers continued to work together on Doom projects, including Requiem, STRAIN, GothicDM, and SlaughterDM. Their work was heavily influential on the community, and raised the standards of judgement for WAD releases.

CommentsEdit

  • This is one of my favorite WADs of all time. In addition to the innovative settings and solid engineering, I particularly like the flow of the levels, which in some places definitely is on par with the best id Software maps. Dystopia 3 is also great for speedrunning; I once started a TAS run, though I gave up on MAP02. MAP04 actually provided bits of the inspiration for Vrack (I ripped the music from there). -- Fredrik
  • The first level of this WAD can be used to show another engine limitation on Doom II that can be abused for speedrunning. Thanks to it, I managed to finish the first map in 29 seconds. -- CarlosHoyos

LevelsEdit

Dystopia 3, Map11. Double 3D bridge
Level Music track
Level 1 "I Sawed the Demons" from E2M1 of Doom
Level 2 "Intermission from DOOM"
Level 3
Level 4 d_cent06 from Descent
Level 5 ???
Level 6
Level 7
Level 8
Level 9
Level 10 E1M5/E3M7 theme of Heretic
Level 11

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