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: If there’s one thing the history of entertainment has taught us it’s that there is no substitute for an excellent villain. And in the history of villains, there are few as universally despised as the Nazis. Certainly they’ve become the favourite punching bag of the pulp adventure world.
Excerpt: When Wolfenstein 3D launched in 1992, it helped to define the first-person shooter for years to come. It wasn’t the first game in the series, but it was the first Wolfenstein title to take on this genre, where it has remained ever since. It has now been seventeen years since Wolfenstein 3D , and almost a decade since Return to Castle Wolfenstein , the last console game in the franchise.
Summary: As one of the forefathers of one of gaming’s favorite genres, the first person shooter, Wolfenstein’s debut had a lot to live up to as its predecessors set the bar astronomically high when they made the first person shooter (FPS) genre popular back in the early nineties. Wolfenstein’s next-gen debut probably couldn’t ever live up those lofty expectations, but it certainly gave it its best shot.
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.