E1M8: The Singularity (The Classic Episode, Part 2)

From DoomWiki.org

The Classic Episode 2 maps
This level occupies the map slot E1M8. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E1M8.

E1M8: The Singularity is the ninth and final map of The Classic Episode, Part 2. It was designed by Jan Van der Veken and uses the music track "Sinister" by Robert Prince.


Map of The Singularity
Letters in italics refer to marked spots on the map. Sector, thing, and linedef numbers in boldface are secrets which count toward the end-of-level tally.


You begin at the south end of the hub. Run north through the blood pool to reach the other side and kill any waiting imps and demons, then press the skull switch that appears next to the metal bars to open two monster closets at the south-west and south-east corners of the hub. Kill the barons of Hell that are waiting in both corners to lower the bars, collect the berserk pack behind them then go through the doorways on either side of the hallway to find steps leading down to a button.

Pressing the button will lower the bars on either side of it and allow you to enter the northern courtyard but proceed with caution - a cyberdemon will teleport in, which can be killed using the rocket launcher that lowers in the middle of the courtyard. Step on the metal light at the north end of the courtyard to raise a switch, which is indicated by a large arrow, then flip it to open the pentagram door at the north end of the hub. Go back up the steps and enter the star teleporter that was hidden behind the pentagram, then walk forward to descend into a death exit that will end the episode.

Other points of interest[edit]


  1. In the room with the chaingun, west of the star teleporter, press the gray-green wall behind this weapon to reveal a plasma gun. (sector 237)


Demo files[edit]

Areas / screenshots[edit]


Routes and tricks[edit]

Current records[edit]

The records for the map at the Doom Speed Demo Archive are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed
NM speed
UV max
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The (absence of) data was last verified in its entirety on December 8, 2021.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains four spawn points:

  1. facing north-west. (thing 4)
  2. facing west. (thing 5)
  3. facing east. (thing 6)
  4. facing north. (thing 7)


Map data[edit]

Things 221
Vertices 1832*
Linedefs 1611
Sidedefs 2665
Sectors 345
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 1327.


This level contains the following numbers of things per skill level:

Technical information[edit]

Inspiration and development[edit]


See also[edit]


External links[edit]