2022 A Doom Odyssey

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2022 A Doom Odyssey
Title screen
Authors Various
Ports Boom-compatible, MBF-compatible
Year 2022
Link Doomworld/idgames
Cacoward-2018.png This mod was a runner-up for the 2022 Cacowards on Doomworld!

2022 A Doom Odyssey is a 2022 megawad for The Ultimate Doom, created for Boom/MBF-compatible source ports with UMAPINFO support. It is intended as sequel to 2002 A Doom Odyssey, which was made twenty years before, and contains a total of five new episodes, each consisting of 10 maps. The project was organized by Paul Corfiatis and the 2022ADO team over the span of five years of development. Public beta testing was started on Doomworld forums on September 14, 2022. After fixing all loose ends the WAD was uploaded to /idgames on October 31, 2022.[1]

2022 A Doom Odyssey was selected as one of the runners-up at the 2022 Cacowards.


Built-in demos[edit]

This WAD features four built-in demos. All require Ultimate Doom with the PrBoom+um v2.6+ source port to view them. The demo levels are:

Demo Level Skill Tics Length
DEMO1 E1M5: Suspense Base 4 4577 2:10.77
DEMO2 E2M3: Budonoki 4 11185 5:19.57
DEMO3 E3M4: Disquietude Consternation 4 12010 5:43.14
DEMO4 E4M6: Fort Docks 4 9246 4:24.17


  • Maps E2M1 and E4M5 were originally made for "2002 A Doom Odyssey" but ended up being rejected. After tuning up they found their way into the sequel.[2]
  • Paul Corfiatis shared some information about the episodes:[3][4]
    • 1st and 2nd episodes were made in the style of the original Doom episodes Knee-Deep in the Dead and The Shores of Hell but with a higher level of detailing;
    • 1st episode "Starbase Antipathy" uses only textures, enemies and weapons that were encountered in "Knee-Deep in the Dead";
    • 2nd episode "Gateway to Jigoku" introduces cacodemons, lost souls and the plasma gun just like "The Shores of Hell";
    • 3rd episode "Al Dante" is a mix of Doom's Inferno episode and Hell levels of Whispers of Satan megawad;
    • 4th episode "Tormented Suffering" was made in the style of Death Tormention;
    • 5th episode "Incendio Crucio" is a take on John Romero's SIGIL.
    • The super secret levels in each episode can be reached after killing all barons of Hell in E1M8, E2M9, E3M9, E4M9 and E5M9 due to the special actions in the MAPINFO and UMAPINFO entries. The super secret exits do not count as secrets as they will prevent 100% secrets in older source ports.
  • According to the PDF-file packaged with the WAD, the first completed level was E1M8 (August 20, 2017) and the last was E3M6 (October 18, 2022).

External links[edit]


  1. pcorf (14 September 2022). Doomworld forums thread. Doomworld forums. Retrieved 10 February 2023.
  2. pcorf (1 November 2022). Doomworld forums post. Doomworld forums. Retrieved 13 February 2023.
  3. pcorf (15 September 2022). Doomworld forums post. Doomworld forums. Retrieved 14 February 2023.
  4. pcorf (17 September 2022). Doomworld forums post. Doomworld forums. Retrieved 14 February 2023.