Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. The addition of some sort of tie-in to the new game is nice to see too, for those of you that plan on picking it up. There's a lot of content in the game too, and for the price you're paying, I'd say it's certainly worth checking out, even for long time fans that have already played the game to death.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Jun 30, 2012
    If you played the original version of this game then you will expect nothing less... Its complete... nothing added... nothing removed. This is the Wolenstein I grew up with and love. Full Review »
  2. Neal
    Jun 5, 2009
    The XBLA version of Wolfenstein 3D is a straight-up no-frills port of this influential videogame fossil, and is sadly lacking features found in other ports we've seen over the years. Most regrettable is the lack of an automap, as seen in the Atari Jaguar version (1994) etc. Finding your way around all those samey corridors without the map screen is a real chore! OK, you do get unlockables for the forthcoming Wolfenstein game, and it's only 400 points, but when the XBLA version isn't as good as a console version from 15 years ago you have to wonder why... It is what it is, but it's not all it could have been. Full Review »
  3. TimJ
    Jun 5, 2009
    I was initially excited to jump back into Wolf 3D, and was pleased at how well it played compared to my fears of rose tinted lenses syndrome, but something utterly marred my experience. Despite the clever use of connectivity with the upcoming Wolfenstein shooter, the game comes off as an advertisement rather than a $5 re-release. Full page blabs about the new game and a main menu item dedicated to just a trailer for the new game made this re-release feel cheap and hollow. The original game fit on a single 1.44 in floppy disk, yet this live arcade release bloats to well over 150 mb just for the additional layers of advertising. The old fun, treasure and secrets are still there, but invasive advertising ruins the feel of a classic. Full Review »