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UV Tyson is a Compet-N speedrunning category and a Doom Honorific Title. The objective is to finish the level as quickly as possible in Ultra-Violence, killing every monster at least once, except lost souls, with the following restrictions: no weapons other than the fist, berserk fist, chainsaw, and pistol may be used. Picking up other weapons is permitted, but they may not be fired.

In levels with Type 11 Damaging floors, players are not required to kill the enemies inside the final room (since it is almost impossible to kill said enemies normally, much less during a Tyson run).

There exist collections of demos recorded with additional restrictions (on levels where they are possible), such as not becoming invulnerable, playing with fast monsters (also called "Grandmaster" or "GM Tyson" style), using only the fist and berserk fist, or using only the chainsaw. These distinctions are not recognized by Compet-N.

Similarly, UV Tyson on Heretic could restrict the player to using only the Staff, Gauntlets of the Necromancer, and Elven Wand, since these are close analogues of the Doom weapons.

Potentially, in Doom 3, the player could use the Fist, Berserk Fist, Flashlight, Chainsaw, and Pistol. Note that the player is liable to run out of pistol bullets, since the ammunition isn't shared with any other weapon and is scarce later in the game. This also means that the popular "Pistol Only" run for Doom (2016) won't work in Doom 3.

In Doom (2016), there is an equivalent "Pistol Only" run where the player is restricted to the Pistol, usually on Nightmare or Ultra Nightmare difficulty. Some runs allow Glory Kills, powerups including Berserk Fist, Equipment such as Frag Grenades, and/or environmental hazards such as explosive barrels (to the disapproval of purists), but no other weapons can be used. In Doom Eternal, which lacks the Pistol, fans perform similar "Shotgun Only" runs, which may or may not include alt-fire weapons such as the sticky bombs.

The style is named for former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson.

Current records[]

Ultimate Doom[]

Map Time Player Date File Notes
E1M1: Hangar 00:47 Xit Vono 2003-01-02
E1M2: Nuclear Plant 02:26 Xit Vono 2003-03-30
E1M3: Toxin Refinery 05:18 Xit Vono 2003-04-04
E1M4: Command Control 04:10 Xit Vono 2003-04-04
E1M5: Phobos Lab 03:40 Xit Vono 2003-04-05
E1M6: Central Processing 10:25 Anders Johnsen 2002-11-19
E1M7: Computer Station 04:07 Xit Vono 2003-04-05
E1M8: Phobos Anomaly 01:38 Oyvind Stenhaug 2002-04-08 1
E1M9: Military Base 04:36 Radek Pecka 2002-11-20
E2M1: Deimos Anomaly 04:54 Xit Vono 2003-04-06
E2M2: Containment Area 03:25 Radek Pecka 2003-06-07
E2M3: Refinery 03:02 Radek Pecka 2004-01-29
E2M4: Deimos Lab 03:46 Radek Pecka 2003-12-21
E2M5: Command Center 05:13 Xit Vono 2003-05-24
E2M6: Halls of the Damned 04:56 Radek Pecka 2004-01-29
E2M7: Spawning Vats 03:51 Radek Pecka 2004-01-30
E2M8: Tower of Babel 28:10 Xit Vono 2002-03-23
E2M9: Fortress of Mystery 01:20 Anders Johnsen 1999-04-05
E3M1: Hell Keep 02:34 Xit Vono 2003-04-05
E3M2: Slough of Despair 02:07 Radek Pecka 2004-02-01
E3M3: Pandemonium 02:25 Xit Vono 2003-04-07
E3M4: House of Pain 06:22 Xit Vono 2003-04-07
E3M5: Unholy Cathedral 03:52 Xit Vono 2003-04-08
E3M6: Mt. Erebus 04:07 Radek Pecka 2001-07-15
E3M7: Limbo 04:31 Xit Vono 2003-05-17
E3M8: Dis 01:24 Joe "DOOMMANN" Abene 2000-04-30
E3M9: Warrens 07:08 Xit Vono 2002-04-03
E4M1: Hell Beneath 50:56 Xit Vono 2001-10-22
E4M2: Perfect Hatred 08:35 Anders Johnsen 2003-02-26
E4M3: Sever the Wicked 05:19 Anders Johnsen 2002-11-21
E4M4: Unruly Evil 02:22 Xit Vono 2003-04-09
E4M5: They Will Repent 03:48 Anders Johnsen 2002-11-21
E4M6: Against Thee Wickedly 29:24 Xit Vono 2003-01-26
E4M7: And Hell Followed 06:12 Radek Pecka 2004-02-15
E4M8: Unto The Cruel 05:14 Xit Vono 2003-05-18
E4M9: Fear 03:49 Radek Pecka 2002-12-05

Doom II[]

Map Time Player Date File Notes
MAP01: Entryway 00:42 Radek Pecka 2003-12-21
MAP02: Underhalls 03:19 Radek Pecka 2003-12-21
MAP03: The Gantlet 03:09 Adam Williamson 1999-07-11
MAP04: The Focus 05:15 Xit Vono 2002-07-23
MAP05: The Waste Tunnels 04:28 Anders Johnsen 2000-05-07
MAP06: The Crusher 15:43 Xit Vono 2002-05-02
MAP07: Dead Simple 07:12 Xit Vono 2003-04-02
MAP08: Tricks and Traps 10:36 David "mr.twister" Ficenec 2002-12-31
MAP09: The Pit 09:32 Xit Vono 2002-07-25
MAP10: Refueling Base 16:46 Xit Vono 2003-02-08
MAP11: Circle of Death 27:22 Xit Vono 2002-07-31
MAP12: The Factory 14:22 Xit Vono 2002-07-22
MAP13: Downtown 07:35 Henning Skogsto 2003-01-21
MAP14: The Inmost Dens 09:31 Xit Vono 2003-02-08
MAP15: Industrial Zone 14:46 Xit Vono 2003-02-10
MAP16: Suburbs 07:33 Xit Vono 2002-07-24
MAP17: Tenements 13:30 Xit Vono 2002-01-26
MAP18: The Courtyard 05:56 Radek Pecka 2003-03-08
MAP19: The Citadel 09:59 Radek Pecka 2002-11-28
MAP20: Gotcha! 08:35 Jakub "method_man" Razak 2003-12-22
MAP21: Nirvana 09:50 Daniel "Demonlord" Lindgren 1997-06-18
MAP22: The Catacombs 02:49 Henning Skogsto 1999-05-13
MAP23: Barrels o' Fun 07:10 Radek Pecka 2002-12-02
MAP24: The Chasm 08:54 Radek Pecka 2004-02-03
MAP25: Bloodfalls 12:13 Xit Vono 2002-07-30
MAP26: The Abandoned Mines 27:55 Daniel "Demonlord" Lindgren 1997-06-16
MAP27: Monster Condo 16:30 Xit Vono 2002-01-24
MAP28: The Spirit World 08:38 Henning Skogsto 1999-05-09
MAP29: The Living End 18:54 Xit Vono 2003-02-01
MAP30: Icon of Sin 3
MAP31: Wolfenstein 03:34 Henning Skogsto 1999-06-15
MAP32: Grosse 01:08 Laszlo Vecsei 2000-11-19

TNT: Evilution[]

Map Time Player Date File Notes
MAP01: System Control 00:53 Radek Pecka 2002-08-09
MAP02: Human BBQ 20:19 Xit Vono 2001-06-13
MAP03: Power Control 09:45 Xit Vono 2002-02-22
MAP04: Wormhole 43:33 Xit Vono 2004-12-11
MAP05: Hanger 23:42 Xit Vono 2001-07-26
MAP06: Open Season 10:17 Xit Vono 2001-06-14
MAP07: Prison 36:05 Xit Vono 2001-07-26
MAP08: Metal 23:46 Xit Vono 2001-10-20
MAP09: Stronghold 34:30 Xit Vono 2001-10-19
MAP10: Redemption 33:44 Xit Vono 2004-12-10
MAP11: Storage Facility 14:35 Xit Vono 2002-01-18
MAP12: Crater 16:16 Xit Vono 2001-07-30
MAP13: Nukage Processing 24:16 Xit Vono 2001-10-19
MAP14: Steel Works 18:46 Xit Vono 2001-07-29
MAP15: Dead Zone 12:17 Xit Vono 2002-01-18
MAP16: Deepest Reaches 29:01 Xit Vono 2002-01-19
MAP17: Processing Area 22:05 Xit Vono 2002-08-18
MAP18: Mill 3
MAP19: Shipping/Respawning 33:04 Xit Vono 2004-12-16
MAP20: Central Processing 43:37 Xit Vono 2002-11-10
MAP21: Administration Center 51:37 Xit Vono 2002-11-01
MAP22: Habitat 15:23 Xit Vono 2002-11-01
MAP23: Lunar Mining Project 15:35 Xit Vono 2001-07-31
MAP24: Quarry 07:58 Xit Vono 2002-02-23
MAP25: Baron's Den 29:44 Xit Vono 2004-12-10
MAP26: Ballistyx 22:38 Xit Vono 2004-12-15
MAP27: Mount Pain 51:21 Xit Vono 2004-12-09
MAP28: Heck 3
MAP29: River Styx 3
MAP30: Last Call 3
MAP31: Pharaoh 3,4
MAP32: Caribbean 3

The Plutonia Experiment[]

Map Time Player Date File Notes
MAP01: Congo 24:43 Xit Vono 2003-02-05
MAP02: Well of Souls 20:34 Xit Vono 2002-01-25
MAP03: Aztec 19:27 Xit Vono 2002-05-09
MAP04: Caged 04:42 Drew "stx-Vile" DeVore 2002-04-16
MAP05: Ghost Town 45:37 Xit Vono 2004-12-18
MAP06: Baron's Lair 25:48 Xit Vono 2002-04-04
MAP07: Caughtyard 3
MAP08: Realm 3
MAP09: Abattoire 3
MAP10: Onslaught 3
MAP11: Hunted 10:34 Xit Vono 2002-05-09 5
MAP12: Speed 3
MAP13: The Crypt 3
MAP14: Genesis 3
MAP15: The Twilight 3
MAP16: The Omen 3
MAP17: Compound 3
MAP18: Neurosphere 05:07 Drew "stx-Vile" DeVore 2002-05-11
MAP19: NME 3
MAP20: The Death Domain 3
MAP21: Slayer 3
MAP22: Impossible Mission 3
MAP23: Tombstone 3
MAP24: The Final Frontier 3
MAP25: The Temple of Darkness 3
MAP26: Bunker 3
MAP27: Anti-Christ 3
MAP28: The Sewers 3
MAP29: Odyssey of Noises 3
MAP30: The Gateway of Hell 2
MAP31: Cyberden 37:22 Xit Vono 2003-03-23
MAP32: Go 2 It 3
  1. A demo may qualify for inclusion in the Compet-N archive by tallying 63% kills due to the Type 11 Damaging floor.
  2. Although Compet-N maintains a UV Tyson competition for this level, its design prevents its completion using the above listed restrictions.
  3. Uncompleted as of the most recent Compet-N database update.
  4. Players are permitted to use the official patch file (see Yellow keycard bug for details) when recording demos for this level.
  5. A demo may qualify for inclusion in the Compet-N archive by tallying 77% kills due to the Type 11 Damaging floor.