MAP10: Tension (10 Sectors)


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This level occupies the map slot MAP10. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP10.

MAP10: Tension is the tenth map of 10 Sectors. It was designed by Cyb.


Map of Tension
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.


Take out the imps and follow the path grabbing the chaingun as you go. In the central room, head north to a room with demons and a shotgun. Grabbing the shotgun causes the doors to open around you to the hallways beyond the room. Heading for either southern end of these halls causes the doors to close; fortunately, the switch on the west end opens up the doors. Make your way to the eastern room, then press the switch on the opposite side. You will teleport into the middle, onto the blue key; just press on any of the bars to escape.

Return to the central room and take the blue door this time. Head straight south through the lost souls and pain elementals, only to find that bars will block access to the red key. To open them, navigate the small maze nearby for a switch, which opens the bars. Take the key and return to the central building. Open the red bars and proceed to the next room with mancubi and a rocket launcher. Head south to the yellow key room, grabbing the megasphere and BFG9000 in preparation for a cyberdemon. Grab the key, hit the switch, then take the yellow door to exit the level.

Other points of interest[edit]

In the blue key room, if you press on the northwestern wall with a light above it, you will open up a room with a megaarmor, two boxes of shells, and a backpack. Note that this room can only be opened one time from this direction, if you decide to wait to get the items for later, you will miss your chance to get them.


There are no official secrets in this level.

Areas / screenshots[edit]


As this level does not contain official secrets, the NM 100S category is redundant.

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 2:21.83 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2024-04-12
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist
NoMo 0:29.97 trashgarbage 2023-10-23

The data was last verified in its entirety on May 12, 2024.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains only one spawn point, making it unplayable in deathmatch mode:

  1. facing east. (thing 4)


Map data[edit]

Things 176
Vertices 1718*
Linedefs 1551
Sidedefs 2388
Sectors 11
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 1408.


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

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