MAP03: Paranoia (Hell Ground)


Hell Ground maps
This level occupies the map slot MAP03. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP03.
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MAP03: Paranoia is the third map of Hell Ground. It was designed by Alexander S. (Eternal) and uses the music track "Centipede Battle" from American McGee's Alice.


Map of Paranoia
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.


Other points of interest[edit]


  1. At the eastern area, take the steps and use the skull switch, then drop off to the south for a lift to lower. Go back to the steps and enter the teleporter before it closes to teleport to a backpack. (sector 177)
  2. At the northern area with the columns, find the southwesternmost column and use the left side of the column to trigger a switch. Quickly run to the southeast part of the room to find a soul sphere. (sector 197)
  3. Use the terminal to the north of the blue key to find a megaarmor. (sector 245)
  4. Once you get the yellow key, return to the room west of the starting point (use the southeast switch to open the door) and use the switch to remove the bars. Cross to the west where the switch is, then go behind the switch and use this switch. Go north and take the steps to the berserk pack. (sector 306)


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Current records[edit]

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

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed 1:04.14 Aleks Shahov (Plut) 2013-08-15
NM speed
UV max 4:54.60 ShadowWraith 2014-03-20
NM 100S
UV -fast 7:56.54 NumberJuan77 2018-12-19
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on December 5, 2021.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains seven spawn points:

  1. facing south. (thing 175)
  2. facing west. (thing 179)
  3. facing north-west. (thing 180)
  4. facing north. (thing 182)
  5. facing east. (thing 186)
  6. facing east. (thing 188)
  7. facing west. (thing 191)


Map data[edit]

Things 290
Vertices 3383*
Linedefs 3347
Sidedefs 5375
Sectors 435
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 2687.


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

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