Obituary is a 1995 Doom II megawad by The Innocent Crew. It contains 17 new single player levels, three new monsters via a DeHackEd patch, some new graphics, and an optional weapon patch which replaces four weapons. Two new deathmatch maps are included as well.



New monsters[edit]

There are three new monsters in Obituary:

  1. The "Harder Imp" looks identical to the standard imp, but moves faster and shoots green fireballs. It replaces the Hell knight and has 60 hit points.
  2. The "Bazooka Man" is a former human wielding a powerful rocket launcher. While the damage he deals is high, his health is comparable to the shotgun guy's. He often happens to kill himself in cramped spaces with the splash damage of his own rockets. He replaces the imp and has 50 hit points.
  3. The third new enemy is described as the "hightech guy" in the manual. He moves very fast, fires dual-wielded machineguns and wears full body armor with an integrated cloaking device that can render him semi-invisible. He replaces the Wolfenstein SS and has 60 hit points.

These three monsters later found their way to the Monster Resource WAD and, from there, to the Realm 667 "Beastiary", under the respective names of "super imp", "rocket guy", and "stealth fighter".

Lastly, the Commander Keen sprites have been replaced by a mutilated player but its behavior remains unchanged.

Weapon patch[edit]

The optional weapon patch replaces the player's fist with a kick attack, implementing new graphics for the Doom marines boots. Instead of the pistol, the player starts with dual wielded pistols with a higher rate of fire. The plasma gun is replaced by a flamethrower with very high damage in close combat, but limited range. It uses the standard energy cells as ammunition. The ultimate weapon is the Sonic P300 Booster, a powerful sonic weapon replacing the BFG9000.

Built-in demos[edit]

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

Demo Level Skill Tics Length
DEMO1 MAP08: Observation Station 3 10129 4:49.40
DEMO2 MAP06: Reactor 4 15326 7:17.89
DEMO3 MAP07: Slaughter Until Death 4 6518 3:06.23


Installing Obituary requires the use of TiC's tool, NWT. However, this is not a straightforward task. The DSDA has a pre-built version included in their copy of the package, found in the "fixed" folder.


Obituary can be found in the Maximum Doom compilation included with id Software's original release of the Master Levels for Doom II, albeit without the intended DeHackEd patches. As mentioned on the bottom of the graphic, the title screen is based off the artwork from the album Worship Him by the black metal band Samael.

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