Excerpt: It isn't often I get excited about a first-person shooter, especially those set in the World War II era (there are just too many of those), but a new Wolfenstein game, that's another matter altogether. I have to say, I am pretty damn pleased with this latest adventure of Agent B.J. Blazkowicz. Using a highly customized version of id Software's latest and greatest engine means that this new Wolfenstein game's visuals are rock solid.
Summary: If you’re looking for a FSP set in WWII that has a bit of the supernatural and science-fiction thrown in that has a pretty strong single-player campaign then this is your game. If you’re looking for that and a strong multi-player element, look for something else because you’re not going to find it here. B.J.
Excerpt: The simply named Wolfenstein is a game that serves up the basic gameplay that you'd expect from the long-running but sparsely-populated series. In case you missed one of the game's rare incarnations over the past couple of decades, what's to be expected is fast-paced shooter gameplay, occult-dabbling Nazis, and perpetual hero B.J. Blaskowicz.
Conclusion: Wolfenstein takes what would be a generic WWII shooter and gives it some life. The story isn't really presented well at times, but thanks to numerous Wolfenstein staple elements, the game works.
Excerpt: To think the first PC game I ever played was Wolfenstein 3D. Go figure, it was bundled with my first computer, and I was hooked. I never saw anything like it back in the day and didn't realize back then that it would jump start a genre that is still going strong to this day. But then again, maybe that's why Wolfenstein was released again as a current generation title. After all it was B.J.
Excerpt: The missions, at least, are fun. Many are punctuated by well-scripted action sequences involving explosions, otherworldly encounters, and Nazi secret experiments. The levels and enemies are extremely varied and the sheer number of things in the environment that can go flying or be smashed during a gunfight is quite satisfying. Still, I never really got over my disappointment that the game didn’t live up to the established atmosphere.
Excerpt: Wolfenstein is the franchise that started it all 17 years ago with the release of the third game in the series, Wolfenstein 3D. It gave birth to the first-person shooter genre, which would later allow id Software to unleash Doom, and three years after that, Quake. id Software is responsible for popularity of the FPS genre, but at the same time, it also feels as if they've lost their touch, with developers like Epic and Guerrilla doing what they do today.
Excerpt: The great grand daddy of first person shooters has returned to the world of next generation consoles that boasts some highly detailed and impressive graphics plus good old fashioned first person shooter action. It may not be the sequel that everyone was expecting, however it's a solid shooter that will keep most lovers of this genre entertained.