Starting area of MAP05.Starting area of MAP05.
Author Adam Windsor
Port Vanilla Doom
Year 2000
Link Doomworld/idgames
Top100.png This mod was one of the ten 1999 mods to feature in the Top 100 WADs of All Time on Doomworld!
  1. Batman Doom
  2. The Darkening
  3. KZDoom1
  4. Crusades
  5. Chord G
  6. Jägermörder
  7. Twilight Warrior
  8. Demonfear
  9. Tei Tenga
  10. Herian 2
1994 - 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998
1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003


Demonfear is a 32-map megawad for Doom II created by Adam Windsor. Though it is listed as one of Doomworld's Top 100 WADs of All Time in the year 1999, its release on the idgames archive dates it at 17 March of 2000. It is known primarily for being composed of short, fairly straightforward levels, a possible progenitor of Erik Alm's Scythe.

Demonfear is a compilation of small episodes released by Windsor between 1995 and 1999, known otherwise as Demonfear 1-6. An early, alternate version of Demonfear 6 was partially complete in 1997, but Windsor donated the maps to Requiem when the project had stagnated due to a handful of authors failing to provide maps for slots they had claimed. The compiler dropped Windsor's levels into the previously vacant slots so that his old Demonfear 6 MAP26, 27, and 28 appear as Requiem's MAP20, 26, and 25, respectively. Windsor would go on to create a new Demonfear 6 and then compile his own megawad.

Demonfear comes with a text file that describes in detail the story of the megawad on a level-by-level basis. The plot involves another surprise demon invasion of Earth; mirroring the action of Doom II, the protagonist travels through various military complexes and into a city, eventually entering Hell itself in what is apparently a twisted facsimile of the normal world.

None of the maps have custom music. In 2019, Doomworld user P41R47 made a music pack for Demonfear, which also includes miscellaneous enhancements for the intermission, text screens, and ending.


Escape Into Conflict (Demonfear 1)[edit]

Into Darkness (Demonfear 2)[edit]

City of Nightmares (Demonfear 3)[edit]

The Corruption (Demonfear 4)[edit]

The Realms of Hell (Demonfear 5)[edit]

The Heart (Demonfear 6)[edit]


Current records[edit]

The DSDA episode records for Demonfear are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV max episode, MAP01-MAP10 20:01 Revved 2009-12-21
UV max episode, MAP11-MAP20 16:26 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2023-03-08 Plays back with dfearfix.wad
UV max episode, MAP21-MAP30 18:12 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2023-03-07 Plays back with dfearfix.wad
UV max run 47:14 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2023-05-31 Plays back with dfearfix.wad and dfmid11.wad
UV -fast episode, MAP01-MAP10 16:25 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2023-03-22
UV -fast episode, MAP11-MAP20 19:24 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2023-03-20 Plays back with dfearfix.wad
UV -fast episode, MAP21-MAP30 24:14 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2023-03-20 Plays back with dfearfix.wad

The data was last verified in its entirety on June 24, 2023.

See also[edit]

  • Doom 404, another megawad of small maps by Adam Windsor

External links[edit]