Summary: Return to Castle Wolfenstein is a thoroughly enjoyable first person shooter that falls between Medal of Honor and Resident Evil. I loved MoH Frontline, so I was looking for more WW II first person shooter action. I was afraid the game would wallow in the occult element and resemble something like Resident Evil too much, but to my pleasant surprise, it did not. This is a solid game all around.
Summary: This game is a-w-e-s-o-m-e! But wow, is it short. I feel a little ripped off for paying about $50 for just a few weeks of play. But maybe it's just that I was so addictive to the game. This is an awesome WWII-based game! The characters are... "alive" yet I still want more action! But the game is realy worth your time. Don't rent it.
A formidable update to ID Software's Wolfenstein 3D
Ted Del Prato "technodemon", amazon.ca
21 June 2003
Summary: Upon first playing Return To Castle Wolfenstein, I expected a fantastical shooter full of Quake/Doom-like enemys with the swastika insignia all over them. That would have been OK, but this time around ID has taken a more realistic approach. For most of the game, you'll feel like you're playing Medal Of Honor. There are still fictional elements present, like zombies, mutants, and Nazi cyborgs...but it's kept to a reasonable level.
Summary: This game is a lot of fun, challenging but not overly difficult like some games, and has a whole lot of different, varied levels to keep the experience exciting. Only a few of the levels are actually in the Castle, and that's probably good because it would get boring quickly if they all were set there. I'm not sure I like the first person perspective though.
Summary: RTCW is a good game. The graphics are amazing and are the best part of the game. Another plus is that there is actually blood unlike the medal of honor series. You also get to save anywhere and that is a must in a game like this. There are some downsides however. There are certain enemys that have shields. If you try to shoot them when they are crouched and hit their sheild, they will reflect and hit you (that is not the bad part).
Summary: I'll try not to bore anyone with the history of the Wolfenstein franchise, mostly because this new edition of "Saving Private Blazkowicz" is so different from the old Doom-style game that spawned it. Just assume that the name itself is synonymous with "Every TRUE GAMER must play this", especially now that it is finally available for the PS2.