[Top 10] Garry's Mod Best Deathrun Maps

It’s time to get caught up in the feels.

Kick-ass Deathrun maps are BELOW:

What’s up once again boys - I know about Deathrun very well, it was one of the main gamemodes that I’ve played when I was around 7 years old and one of the communities that I used to play on was Sassilization - the community unfortunately died many years ago, they hosted servers like Bhop, Climb and Deathrun and this will be one of the most bizarre nostalgia trips I’ll take you on.

10. deathrun_static_final

Don’t get zapped m8

This map. I remember it, I remember when my tiny hand could have barely grasped the mouse, it was one of the first maps I’ve played and I had a blast, the map offers many nice traps for runners to experience, one of my favorites is the one at the end, the one where you have to guess which glass panel is the real one. It’s pretty simple, you can draw all of the real glass panels on your paper and cheat the trap!

What’s fun about this map:

  • The map’s difficulty is mediocre, not too hard and not too soft, but just perfect.
  • It’s older than Queen Elizabeth II(Old=better, kek)
  • It’s just a great map, map of my childhood and I love it

Download link: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=402872842&searchtext=deathrun_static_final 

9. deathrun_parking_garage_v4

I remember babyraging each time I died to those rotating spikes thingies!

This is a great map, I consider all of the maps on this article to be great and I hate myself for having to put this map at the 9th spot, if I could, I’d put all of these maps in TOP 1. But anyway, as the name suggests, this map will mostly focus on vehicles trying to run you over and you’ll enjoy it. Or let a red barrel land on your head and quit the server!

What’s fun about this map:

  • Creative and entertaining traps
  • The map is pretty easy if you play with a lot of ppl on a server
  • Do you like to get run over with cars? Then this map is for you!

Download link: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=652351597

8. deathrun_ennui_v2

Kick-ass map!

Ennui is also one of those maps that I have a huge sentiment for, it used to be my favorite map when Sassilization was still around and goddamn is it still cool! The map has 2 levels I believe and each level has plenty of spooky traps for poor runners to experience. Love the design and love the atmosphere!

What’s fun about this map:

  • You’re allowed different minigames at the end of the map
  • Cool visuals(overall the map design, the sunrays popping through the windows, etc)
  • It’s also AFK-free(you don’t have to worry about ppl afk’ing)

Download link: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=215669055 

7. deathrun_prison_break

Father Grigori is looking at you.

Another incredible OG map where you’re on a jailbreak with yo homies and you try to escape. It’s a pretty claustrophobic map so if you’re on a server where players can’t collide with each other then good luck! This lovely map has many tricks behinds its sleeves and will kill you in many ways, one of the worst ways is the FATHER GRIGORI!

What’s fun about this map:

  • The last part of the map is difficult and it was always satisfying to finish it
  • The design of the traps gives you a chance of surviving instead of requiring 1 player to be sacrificed each time
  • There’s a nice turd for you in a toilet at the start of the map <3

Download link: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=548167296 

6. deathrun_italyrats_final

Wtf were those yellow things anyways?

I don’t know why it’s called italyrats - I get the Italy part, but I don’t quite get the rats part. The map though is pretty dope, you can always see the trappers stare at a button, ready to exterminate you the moment you move a muscle. The map looks pretty small, but still manages to squeeze out plenty of unpredicting traps, the map goes well with spaghetti as well!

What’s fun about this map:

  • Pretty cool map design, makes you feel small(that’s why the name is italyrats, I get it now)
  • I believe this map comes up with music
  • Gives you extremely positive Italy vibes

Download link: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=702712678 

5. deathrun_silenthill_v2

“Still alive, but with wounds that won’t heal”

This map is also a cupcake, a cupcake of dread and unpredictable traps - in here you can’t see the trappers so it’s always creating a sense of uncertainty. The map is not easy and from my experience in Sassilization, if the server was full - 70% of the players were cannon fodder and idiots, 29% were the decent Deathrun players and the 1% were the bunny hoppers who speedrunned the map before the trappers could notice ‘em - this map made me realize that!

What’s fun about this map:

  • It’s very difficult(the controllable elevator at the end was always a mindduck)
  • Cool horror atmosphere
  • It has weird horror wannabe 2D pictures popping out every once in a while(back then it was scary, mmkay?)

Download link: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=215674582 

4. deathrun_marioworld_finalob

It’s-a me, Mario!

I mean, is there anything needed to say? To folk who played this map and disagree with the 4th spot, I understand, I love this map and it’s awesome, but the last 3 maps in this article are better by a microscopic portion, so don’t take it to heart too much. Anyways, the map perfectly resembles Mario and never drops out of character, the visuals are cartoonish like they’re supposed to be. The map rightfully earned a legendary status!

What’s fun about this map:

  • The map is pretty lengthy(Has 3 or 4 levels in total)
  • You can choose 4 well-thought-out minigames at the end
  • The map also has Mario sounds! (Death sounds, pipe travel sounds, etc)

Download link: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=219378433 

3. Deathrun Simpsons

“Trying is the first step towards failure!” - Homer Simpson

As the name suggests, this is a map where if you die, a “DOH” sound will play. I think that’s good enough for this map to be in TOP 3. But on a serious note, the map’s design easily gets stuck in your mind so that’s a massive plus already, the trap design though is also decent, as it gives you a chance of escaping them instead of automatically condemning you to a gruesome death(getting crushed by a photo of Mr. Burns)!

What’s fun about this map: 

  • If you’re looking for a weird episode of The Simpsons, then you’re in the right place
  • 3 different endings
  • “DOH”

Download link: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=215951766 

2. Deathrun Iceworld

They wanna be touched.

I love this map. It’s my childhood, I remember it clearly, I hop on the Sassilization Deathrun server, the map is Iceworld and the fun begins - players suffocating under ice, getting impaled on ice cones, being politely greeted by the snowmen, dayum, even being eaten by a whale! Like you just know that the author many years ago did a perfect job of designing these fun as hell traps and from my experience this map would always be upvoted during map voting. Truly awesome map and it brought too many memories!

What’s fun about this map: 

  • IMO the traps are one of the most well-thought-out ideas I’ve seen on a Deathrun map
  • Not as lengthy as Mario, but still pretty long
  • Friendly snowmen

Download link: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=215954623 

1. deathrun_poker_final5

Don’t walk on the book. Don’t even try it bud.

I can’t remember which Deathrun map was the first one that I’ve played, but I have my suspicions that it’s this map - the first time I saw it, my child brain couldn’t compute how awesome everything looked like, similar to Italyrats, you’re made to look microscopic, roaming through a room of some poker players who ain’t home.

You start on a poker table and you end up on a parapet, after you have dodged all of the traps, you can now safely say “EZ” in all-chat and make the trappers cry tears of shame. There are other things about this map that just seem good to me, but I can’t describe them - it’s like it triggered some weird euphoria inside of me and that’s why I’m glorifying this map so much, it reminds me of my childhood too much. *sad wojak*

What's gucci about this map:

  • Makes you feel like a germ
  • Top notch map design
  • The best traps IMO
  • If you are an old Deathrun player, then you'll encounter massive doses of nostalgia!

Download link: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=215778334&searchtext=deathrun_poker_final5


This article brought plenty of memories from the 2007-2013 era, one of the best times of my life and countless hours of fun were spent on Sassilization servers and I very much miss the community. 

The maps are VERY old and very extraordinary, I did my best to judge these maps by their content, trap quality, map design, and length. One last thing worth adding is that I love all of these maps and rating them from 10 to 1 was extremely difficult as I found all of them to be fun and nostalgic. 

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