Wolfenstein 3D

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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, 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.

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More Classic than Classic!

KingTed | May 26, 2015 | See all KingTed's reviews »

Wolfenstein 3D is the sequel/remake of Castle Wolfenstein a stealth game where the player must infiltrate the dreadful Nazi castle. But Wolfenstein 3D is very different. No discretion here! This is the ancestor of all First Person Shooter, and by the creators of DOOM nonetheless! It's an intense campaign of B-movie type story, filled with soldiers and monsters to kill. The game is pretty tough and finding all its secrets might take some time. Sure it has aged but trust me it's still as fun as before!


Must be at least this old to appreciate this antique classic

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

I can't really imagine a lot of people enjoying this game that were born after about 1992, which is when this game came out. Back in the day, this was *it*. This game is so old, you don't even use the mouse to look. You use the arrow keys to navigate, CTRL to shoot, spacebar to use. Most of the levels look the same, most of the enemies are the same. If you appreciate cult classics, if you don't mind playing very old games, if you want a blast from the past and can appreciate vintage 1992 FPS games that started it all, this is the definitive place to pick up along with doom 1 & quake 1 from the FPS grandfathers iD.


Pretty hard for such an old FPS

AkiMatti | May 7, 2014 | See all AkiMatti's reviews »

Wolfenstein 3D can be regarded as the birth of the FPS genre, even though Marathon did the same thing before it, and better. Anyhow, Wolfenstein really brought this thing to popular gaming conscience. I've tried to finish this game many times but never have I gotten to the end. There are lots of secrets to discover and the guards and the enemies as a whole are pretty ruthless, especially on the harder difficulty levels. I cannot remember how many times I've lost gunfight duels with them! Not to mention the dogs! Those crazed canines! Always getting a bite out of me! Speaking of crazy, this game works crazy well still after all these years. There is just something that makes it work, maybe it is the simplistic nature of it, I don't know, or maybe it is the challenge. Somehow, this game that I have yet to beat has earned my respect. Much more so than Doom even though I've played Doom to the end. At least try the demo, but don't blame me if you end up buying the full version. After all, Hitler is not going to kill himself, at least not in this game!


Birth of FPS

Neonberry | 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 greatest

Gmen | 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.