Title screen
Authors Various
Port Vanilla Doom
Year 1997
Link Doomworld/idgames
Top100.png This mod was one of the ten 1997 mods to feature in the Top 100 WADs of All Time on Doomworld!
  1. Requiem
  2. Eternal Doom
  3. GothicDM
  5. Mordeth
  6. The Talosian Incident
  7. Dawn of the Dead
  8. Hell Revealed
  9. Hell's Eventide
  10. Chord NG
1994 - 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998
1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003


An example of the gothic architecture in GothicDM.

GothicDM (it is named Gothic DeathMatches in the accompanying text file but almost always referred to as GothicDM) is a WAD developed for multiplayer deathmatch play. It was released on July 12, 1997. GothicDM was revolutionary at the time of its release due to its focus on appearance. Replacement textures and detailed architecture were used to create levels which have a gothic appearance. This is combined with music done in a gothic style to give a complete gothic style to the WAD.

A sequel to GothicDM, GothicDM 2, was later released, as well as a later followup, Gothic 99.


Levels for the WAD were made by:

Music for the WAD was written by:


Built-in demos[edit]

This WAD features four built-in demos showing deathmatch. All require Doom II v1.9 to view them. The demo levels are:

Demo Level Players Tics Length
DEMO1 MAP02: Plaza at the End of the World 2 4200 2:00.00
DEMO2 MAP27: Untitled 4 4200 2:00.00
DEMO3 MAP22: Destroyer 2 4200 2:00.00
DEMO4 MAP15: Of Ashes and Wormwood 4 4184 1:59.54


Current records[edit]

The DSDA episode records for GothicDM are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed run 01:53 Argentum 2022-08-02

The data was last verified in its entirety on September 30, 2022.

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