MAP28: Top Hell (Hell Revealed)


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This level occupies the map slot MAP28. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP28.

MAP28: Top Hell, designed by Haggay Niv, is the twenty-eighth map of Hell Revealed.


According to the Hell Revealed info pack:

This is an underground city filled with all the strong enemies. You will not find weaklings - they simply didn't survive. Also, look for the Cyberdemons' revenge: remember doom2 level 8 (Tricks and Traps)? Now's the Cyberdemons' time for payback!
This level is so hard because Haggay got angry after 29 turned out too easy :-)
Size: medium
Difficulty: very hard


Map of Top Hell
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.


Hit the skull switches at the beginning and gather all your belongings. When you open the door you will have to contend with a lot of big monsters. There is a baron horde directly in front of you, several arachnotrons and mancubi on the side paths, and several cyberdemons on the ledges. The yellow key is on top of the blood fountain directly in front of you. Behind that is another building with arch-viles and a plasma gun inside. When you get your bearings situated, head for the western side path, and go around the brown rocky wall. Open the door and get the megasphere, then open the next door. You may be tempted to shoot the spider mastermind directly in front of you, but it is not active yet. You need to step on its platform (gaining the red key in the process) and it will be active, along with two arachnotrons. When you get the red key, return to the center of the map and head around the arch-vile building to find another opening with barons of Hell and three doors. The ones on the sides are optional. The one on the right is a reversed version of the cyberdemon-baron room from Tricks and Traps, while the one on the left leads to two rooms with barons of Hell, mancubi, and a berserk pack. Grabbing the berserk pack triggers arch-viles into the room. The door you need to go to is straight ahead, which requires the red key. Open it to find an arch-vile and a teleporter taking you to the yellow skull key. After that, run to the eastern side path, all the way east to the orange-walled section. The easternmost door leads to the exit room, and several caged mancubi, arch-viles, and barons of Hell will attack you there.


  1. In the eastern section leading to the yellow door there is a demon-face on the northern wall. Press it to lower a lift to a secret compartment containing a BFG9000 and a bulk cell. (sector 162)


At the bottom of the eastern mancubus stairs, there is a solid stray wall (linedefs 403, 406) only visible from the west.

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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 00:13 Marijo Sedlić (Sedlo) 2002-01-25
NM speed 00:13 Karim El-Sheikh (Kimo Xvirus) 2011-12-31
UV max 05:43 Drew DeVore (stx-Vile) 2002-05-31
NM100S 00:27 Eugene Kapustin 2004-04-24
UV -fast 07:09 Anders Johnsen 2001-03-01
UV -respawn 05:16 Casey Alvis (Altima Mantoid) 2003-03-23
UV Tyson
UV pacifist 00:13 Marijo Sedlić (Sedlo) 2002-01-25

The data was last verified in its entirety on July 4, 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 0:12.94 Aleksey Kamenev (4shockblast) 2022-06-17 Cross-listed from Pacifist
NM speed 0:13.83 Karim El-Sheikh (Kimo Xvirus) 2011-12-31
UV max 5:43.03 Drew DeVore (stx-Vile) 2002-05-31
NM 100S 0:27.54 Eugene Kapustin 2004-04-24
UV -fast 6:44.86 Claudio Barba 2003-04-29
UV -respawn 5:16.91 Casey Alvis (Altima Mantoid) 2003-03-23
UV Tyson
UV pacifist 0:12.94 Aleksey Kamenev (4shockblast) 2022-06-17
NoMo 0:27.94 MD922 2015-07-29
NoMo 100S 0:38.66 Casey Alvis (Altima Mantoid) 2002-07-04

The data was last verified in its entirety on August 1, 2022.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains four spawn points:

  1. facing north. (thing 364)
  2. facing north. (thing 365)
  3. facing north. (thing 366)
  4. facing north. (thing 367)


Map data[edit]

Things 629
Vertices 1249*
Linedefs 1320
Sidedefs 2040
Sectors 177
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 1130.


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

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