Fact Sheet

Authors Ty Halderman
IWAD Doom 2
Engine Boom compatible engine
Date 1999/5
Levels 1

Review by Colin Phipps

screenshot It's not often these days that one sees a new level in the Shores of Hell style, but that's what "Pax" is. There are some good box rooms, a couple of computer rooms, and an acid area. It's the latter that means this level requires Boom, since there is a good underwater acid tunnel.

Unusually, you don't need to visit more than half of the level in order to reach the exit; there's a keycard area but you don't need to visit it to get out. In fact after I finished the level, I reloaded my game and played through the remaining areas. It's an interesting non-linear level, with some secrets to find too.

You won't want to miss out any areas though, because they all have good fights. There's good monster placement and traps too, so you certainly won't get bored playing. It's generally a fair level, with a good supply of health and ammo; watch out for the two big cacodemon fights, those can be pretty nasty if you get surrounded ;-).

There's plenty of interesting features, like the acid ponds, computer terminals, and good windows and links between areas. So overall, it's a level that you should play - go get it now :-).


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