MAP05: Crimson Tide (Alien Vendetta)


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This level occupies the map slot MAP05. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP05.

MAP05: Crimson Tide is the fifth map of the megawad Alien Vendetta. It was designed by Anders Johnsen and constructed with DETH. It uses the music track "The End of DOOM," the text screen music from Doom. The par time defined in the executable is 2:30.


Map of Crimson Tide
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.


A number of shotgun guys will see you at the start. Dispose of them and cross to the other side. There is a yellow door in front, but you do not have the key yet. You can either go north or south, though. Head south first, and go around and get the rocket launcher inside as well as the plasma gun outside. Inside there is also a switch. If you press it, it lowers a lift close to where you entered this outdoor area. Press it and quickly run to this lift before it rises. Head through the small room with shotgun guys and out again onto a balcony with imps. Go through a similar room and you should see an arch-vile and the blue skull key. Grabbing it triggers a revenant on the ground below. Take him out and drop down to the ground here, going back south to where the weapons were. Now get to the other side of the southern half of the building, with the blue bar on it. In this next room, the yellow key is straight ahead. When you grab it two revenants will pop up to ambush you. Now head back to the center of the building where the yellow door is and enter. Again, the red skull key will just be in front of you, and two heavy weapon dudes will ambush you when you pick it up. Get out of that room and head north down the path to a lift with a nearby switch. Use the switch to lower the lift, then ride it up. Here, the whole southern area is purely optional, but the northern hall has a red door which reveals the exit portal. Cross over, and be wary of a chaingunner should you linger on the platform.

Should you fall in the blood anytime, there is a teleporter on the eastern side of the building. There is also a radiation suit on the left side of the exit platform.


  1. While facing the window the yellow skull key rests on, turn right 90 degrees. There is a very obvious square section of wall that is receded and has a different texture than the surrounding walls. Open it to gain access to a combat armor vest and a soul sphere. (sector 209)

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Current Compet-n records[edit]

The Compet-n records for the map are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed 00:53 Jim Leonard (Xit Vono) 2020-07-20
NM speed 01:41 Tatsuya Ito (Tatsurd-cacocaco) 2009-04-13
UV max 02:27 Anders Johnsen 2003-02-17
NM100S 01:41 Tatsuya Ito (Tatsurd-cacocaco) 2009-04-13
UV -fast 02:55 Tatsuya Ito (Tatsurd-cacocaco) 2009-04-19
UV -respawn 02:12 M. Phoenix Dailey (Archy) 2013-02-03
UV Tyson 05:18 Jim Leonard (Xit Vono) 2005-08-07
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on November 22, 2020.

Current DSDA records[edit]

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

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed 0:53.74 Jim Leonard (Xit Vono) 2020-07-20
NM speed
UV max 2:25.57 Drew DeVore (stx-Vile) 2020-02-18
NM 100S 1:41.83 Tatsuya Ito (Tatsurd-cacocaco) 2009-04-13
UV -fast 2:55.03 Tatsuya Ito (Tatsurd-cacocaco) 2009-04-19
UV -respawn 2:10.17 Mr. LBN 2016-03-26
UV Tyson 4:50.51 Maribo 2022-08-25
UV pacifist
NoMo 0:38.51 Kyle McAwesome 2022-04-20
NoMo 100S 0:51.54 Unknown 2002-01-04

The data was last verified in its entirety on September 21, 2022.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains five spawn points:

  1. facing west. (thing 201)
  2. facing north. (thing 215)
  3. facing east. (thing 216)
  4. facing east. (thing 218)
  5. facing east. (thing 220)


Map data[edit]

Things 232
Vertices 2078*
Linedefs 2328
Sidedefs 3441
Sectors 243
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 1822.


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

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