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Maybe it was the fact that people got to blow away Nazis. Maybe it was the sheer challenge of it all. For whatever reason, Wolfenstein 3D and Spear of Destiny, pioneered the first-person shooter genre and brought its legendary creators, id Software, worldwide notoriety and numerous awards. In fact, The Computer Gaming World Hall of Fame recognized Wolfenstein 3D as helping to shape the overall direction of the computer gaming industry.
Birth of FPSNeonberry | Jan. 19, 2014 | See all Neonberry's reviews »
Wolfenstein 3D was probably the first PC game I ever played. Looking at it now it aged really well and still has all the charm it once used to enchant little children (that would be me). You are a hero in a nazi fortress shooting up all the Germans you can find. Corridors, nazis, secret doors, treasures and.... WHAT? A GIANT ROBOT HITLER? Well, yes, this game has it all. Even though it is dated the game still holds up very well and ensures hours of fun while going through mazes of gray corridors and take down The Third Reich. I would recommend this game for everyone, for the great gameplay, tons of fun and undeniable historical significance.
One of the oldest and greatestGmen | Dec. 26, 2013 | See all Gmen's reviews »
Say hello to what many proclaim as the “grandaddy of ‘em all” – of course referring to first person shooters.
This is as basic as FPS titles get as you might expect, and it will not appeal to younger gamers who perhaps are more used to Call of Duty or Battlefield titles. There is no multiplayer, the visuals are dated, and gameplay revolves around finding keys, navigating samey indoor maps, and making it to the elevator in order to exit the level and progress to the next without getting killed by the sheer number of Nazis around who are more than willing to put you down.
But – and I'm not kidding – it still has that tense atmosphere that you rarely get from games made even today. A large contributor to this is the sound, particularly the music made by the legendary Bobby Prince. And let's not forget the memorable and challenging boss fights.
If you wish to see what the game that supposedly started it all is really like, or you’re an old school gamer who wishes to have it as part of your collection and relive your childhood, then you can’t go wrong by picking this up.
One of the bestSimao20 | Oct. 10, 2013 | See all Simao20's reviews »
One of the best all time first person shooter games. It started it all for me, without this game I doubt I'd even enjoy first person shooters even remotely. Its a classic throwback game , nostalgic to say the least. Its your typical shooter from that era, can't really move much but it works, gunning down enemies is very satisfying but can be challenging . Lets also not forget the it has the best final boss in gaming history . Its an old game, doesn't hold up that well but if you can get past that and the visuals and sound its a fun game to just mess around it for old time sake
Father of the FPS'smetalos1 | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all metalos1's reviews »
The very cult classic, one of the first FPS. The game released in 1992, more than 21 years ago, and yet, we are playing in this time, again and again like the Doom, DN3D or Blood. These games have such a feeling, that the modern FPS haven't got. This is an unexplainable thing, what is actuate you to playing it. Doesn't not matter that, it has an ugly graphic, repetitive gameplay, zero story and frustrating maps. The Wolfenstein 3D is a cult game. If you don't beat it, you miss a game, what deserve that, you play through. So, put it your basket, download it then go and play it.
One of the first shootersimodeso | Aug. 2, 2013 | See all simodeso's reviews »
As the title says is one of the first shooter on the world.. it was fantastic. And it is still fantastic! If you haven't played it yet do it, because you need to know how different they was games 25+ years ago. My advice is to buy it and play it, you have to defeat nazi soldier and discover every secret of these places! If you enjoyed Doom I and II this game is for you .