Return to Castle Wolfenstein

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World War II rages and nations fall. SS head Himmler has Hitler's full backing to twist science and the occult into an army capable of annihilating the Allies once and for all. Battling alone, you're on an intense mission to pierce the black heart of the Third Reich and stop Himmler -- or die trying. Fighting in advanced team-based multiplayer mode, you'll wage your own WWII in an all-out Axis vs. Allies contest for frontline domination.

Powered by the Quake III Arena engine, the Wolfenstein universe explodes with the kind of epic environments, A.I., firepower and cinematic effects that only a game created by true masters can deliver. The dark reich's closing in. The time to act is now. Evil prevails when good men do nothing.


Key Features:

  • Epic Environments

  • Intense Story-Driven Action

  • Ferocious A.I.

  • Big Screen Cinematic Effects

  • Team-Based Multiplayer Action

Customer reviews

95

Underrated game

Grauhl | July 17, 2014 | See all Grauhl's reviews »

This game was amazing. I remember it was the first time i saw a flamethrower making fire that actually looked like fire. The game has some very nice difficulty levels which will keep even the more hardcore player busy on the hardest difficulty.

I will highly recommend this game.

72

An average, functionally sound and thorough FPS

mugaro | June 24, 2014 | See all mugaro's reviews »

Nothing about this game is great, every category is a 7/10 or 8/10 at best. I felt like a lot of the levels were copied straight from Goldeneye, but were still lame & dreary. There's nothing wrong with this game, its just mediocre or okay at everything.

Pros: There's nothing broken with this game other than a few gameplay directions. The cinematics look pretty good for 2001, the voice acting gets the job done and it presents an interesting story about the Nazis and their quest for illusive magic. It's also got a great multiplayer component to it, a lot of games were built off of this very solid engine.

Cons: The terminator fights are annoying, the paratrooper rifle makes the game too easy, the cinematics are boring & the story, the graphics look dated, the final boss is too easy. Most of all, instant failure stealth missions are not enjoyable. Most games dont do that now.

If you like FPS games from the xbox/ps2 era, this is a solid entry.

68

A Good Reboot

Azrael360 | April 30, 2014 | See all Azrael360's reviews »

Return to Castle Wolfenstein is a reboot from 2001 of the entire series with elements of the both games from the 90's. It retells in more details the story of the failed mission of the Office of Secret Actions to infiltrate the Castle Wolfenstein, and how Blazkowicz, one of the captured agents, has to escape from the castle while still carrying his mission of investigating the activities of the SS Paranormal Division.

While id Software has almost nothing to do with it, the game has become a classic in its genre. Even though by today's standards is quite old, still has that unique Wolfenstein personality. It doesn't look good, but the silly action and the nazi paranormal theme make this game worthy to add to any collection, especially for any Wolfenstein fan and those looking for something classic.

68

Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Not a game from id Software

Azrael360 | April 23, 2014 | See all Azrael360's reviews »

This game was good back in the early 2000's. Today, not so much. But still it's a long and worthy Wolfenstein game, even though id Software had almost nothing to do with it.

Serving as a reboot in the Wolfenstein series, here is explained with more details the purpose of the Office of Secret Actions and the role of Blazkowicz, the main protagonist, who must escape from the castle after some events in the beginning of the game.

It is still an entertaining game, although don't expect too much from it.

95

This game still holds it own

augieg | April 19, 2014 | See all augieg's reviews »

Even though this game was made in 2001, and does show its age, it still holds up. I played it back in 2001 from a CD I have long since lost, and it still holds my attention. I was amazed by it back in 2001, and still am having about as much fun on the second play through.

Now, I had tried running the game on a machine with an AMD card about 6 years ago, and couldn't get it to run. I'm now running an Windows 7 machine with an NVIDIA card, and it runs beautifully. No problems at at. I was concerned, but at the current price, it was worth a try, and it paid off.

So, I think this game is a classic, and completely worth the current asking price. If you haven't played it, by all means, give it a try.