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: 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.
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.
Summary: Most modern first-person shooters are so very serious. They feature a whole lot of brown environments and gruff characters, but never have enough archways into alternate universes. Well, if you're in the mood for an FPS with a glint in its figurative eye, Wolfenstein is a good way to stave off the forces of evil without the in-game grumpiness that usually accompanies such endeavors.
Pros: Fantastic boss fights, Dramatic battles, featuring plenty of blood, Online play offers lasting value, The guns are fun to shoot
Cons: Boring story told by mediocre-looking cutscenes, Inconsistent level of challenge, A bunch of little issues add up over time