Dean of Doom

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Dean of Doom is an ongoing series of WAD review videos, created by MtPain27 and hosted on YouTube. The very first video of the series was released on September 4, 2020.

Grades[edit]

Each level in every WAD reviewed receives two grades: one for quality and one for difficulty. There are five quality grades: A (highest), B, C, D, F (lowest). To receive an A grade, the level must be: fun, memorable, visually distinctive, creative, and a fair challenge. There are six difficulty grades: X (extreme), A, B, C, D, E (easy). Examples: X - MAP30: Fire and Ice from Scythe, E - E1M1: Hangar from Doom.

The author has set for himself the following rules for playing levels in the reviewed WADs:

  1. The Ultra-Violence skill level is used
  2. All levels are played from the pistol start
  3. Every level is played twice
  4. Saves are allowed
  5. 100% kills are a mandatory goal unless it is impossible or does not make sense

Usually at the end of the video the WAD itself also receives two grades - for quality and difficulty. After this, some levels receive additional rankings as part of the so-called "Dean's List":

Sometimes additional levels are chosen to form the "Honor roll".

List of episodes[edit]

Episode Date of upload Reviewed WADs Grade Difficulty
S1E1 September 4, 2020 TNT: Evilution B C
S1E2 September 4, 2020 Eviternity A+ A-
S1E3 September 4, 2020 Doom C E
S1E4 September 4, 2020 Alien Vendetta A A+
S1E5 September 5, 2020 Vanguard A- B-
S1E6 September 11, 2020 The Plutonia Experiment B+ B-
S1E7 September 14, 2020 SIGIL B C+
S1E8 September 24, 2020 Ancient Aliens A+ B
S1E9 October 1, 2020 Equinox C+ B
S1E10 October 8, 2020 Doom II C D
S1E11 October 17, 2020 Back to Saturn X. Episode 1: Get Out Of My Stations A- B
S1E12 October 21, 2020 Thy Flesh Consumed C+ D+
S1E13 October 31, 2020 Going Down A A
S1E14 November 11, 2020 Scythe C+ C+
S1E15 November 20, 2020 Japanese Community Project A- C+
S1E16 November 26, 2020 Hell Ground and Epic A, B+ C, D+
S1E17 December 9, 2020 Valiant A+ B
S1E18 December 26, 2020 Community Chest 2 C B-
S1E19 January 9, 2021 Hell Revealed C- A+
S1E20 January 22, 2021 TNT: Revilution A B
Graduation - Season 1 January 23, 2021 None - -
Summer School Special February 10, 2021 Master Levels for Doom II D D
S2E1 March 19, 2021 Speed of Doom A A+
S2E2 April 1, 2021 Mock 2: The Speed of Stupid Z X++
S2E3 April 10, 2021 Heartland A+ B+
S2E4 April 21, 2021 No Rest for the Living B C-
S2E5 May 3, 2021 Plutonia 2 A- A+
S2E6 May 22, 2021 Hell Revealed II D+ X-
S2E7 May 31, 2021 Scythe 2 A X-
S2E8 July 30, 2021 Rowdy Rudy's Revenge! and Rowdy Rudy II: POWERTRIP B-, B+ C, B-
S2E9 August 14, 2021 THT: Threnody B B-
S2E10 October 13, 2021 NOVA II: New Dawn A- B
S2E11 October 26, 2021 Icarus: Alien Vanguard C+ D+
S2E12 - Halloween Special 2021 October 31, 2021 Tangerine Nightmare, Wormwood, lilith, and The Ghoul's Forest (1-3) - -
S2E13 January 24, 2022 3 heures d'agonie, 3 heures d'agonie 2, and 3 heures d'agonie 3 C+, B+, A- C+, B-, B
S2E14 February 1, 2022 Community Chest C- B-
S2E15 February 9, 2022 DBP37: AUGER;ZENITH A- C+
S2E16 February 17, 2022 Good Morning Phobos A- B+
S2E17 February 25, 2022 Struggle - Antaresian Legacy A+ A-
S2E18 - Sawed-Off Wads March 6, 2022 Doom City, Chord 1, Chord 2, Chord NG, Chord G, Chord 3, Nuts, Void, Nuts 3, Grove, Disturbia, Frozen Time, Phobos Mission Control, Tech Gone Bad, Water Spirit, and The Given - -
S2E19 March 15, 2022 Memento Mori D+ C
S2E20 March 28, 2022 Lost Civilization A+ B-
S2E21 April 1, 2022 Lunar Eclipse D C+
Graduation - Season 2 April 10, 2022 None - -
Summer School Special #2 May 31, 2022 Doom 64 C+ D-
Sawed-Off Wads #2 July 10, 2022 UAC_DEAD, Mordeth, Null Space, Deus Vult, Jade Earth, Man on the Moon, Darkest Room, Gateway to Shangri-La, Swim With The Whales, and The Old Bean Factory - -
S3E1 August 5, 2022 Resurgence A A+
S3E2 August 14, 2022 Kama Sutra A- A-
S3E3 August 23, 2022 180 Minutes Pour Vivre A X-
S3E4 September 4, 2022 Back to Saturn X. Episode 2: Tower in the Fountain of Sparks B B
S3E5 September 18, 2022 NOVA: The Birth C+ B-
S3E6 October 7, 2022 Scythe X B+ B+
S3E7 October 20, 2022 Plutonia: Revisited Community Project B- A-
S3E8 - Halloween Special 2022 October 31, 2022 Wormwood: Expanded Universe, DBP29: Morbid Autumn, and Wormwood III - The Horror - -
S3E9 November 11, 2022 50 Shades of Graytall A- B+
S3E10 November 26, 2022 Epic 2 A B-
The Delinquent of Doom January 1, 2023 Sunlust Never Again Never Again
Sawed-Off Wads #3 January 25, 2023 Violence, Alien Vendetta: Black Label, Travelling to the Moon, Altitude, DoomGuy Gets a Puppy, Brigandine, The Egg of Human Endeavors, Entropy, and Overboard - -
S3E11 March 10, 2023 Ray Mohawk's Manic Monday! and Ray Mohawk 2: Ray Wreaks Havoc! B, A D+, B+
S3E12 March 23, 2023 Nostalgia A- C-
Sawed-Off Wads #4 April 1, 2023 Holy Hell, No Chance, World Orifice, and Okuplok Slaughter Map - -
S3E13 April 24, 2023 Perdition's Gate C+ D
S3E14 May 29, 2023 Stickney Installation and Solar Struggle A-, A C-, C-
S3E15 August 21, 2023 The 10x10 Project A+ A
S3E16 September 4, 2023 Requiem C- C
S3E17 September 25, 2023 Machete A B-
Halloween Special 2023 October 31, 2023 Orange Is True Love, Fallen Leaves, What Lies Beneath, and Maskim Xul - -
S3E18 November 22, 2023 I C H I N I C H I B D-
S3E19 December 23, 2023 NOVA III A- B+
S3E20 February 19, 2024 SIGIL II B- B
S3E21 March 23, 2024 Crumpets, Combat Shock, Combat Shock 2, and Stardate 20X6 A-,B+, A, A A-, X-, X-, X
S3E1337 April 1, 2024 Junkfood B+ X-
Graduation - Season 3 May 31, 2024 None - -

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