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  • Summary: As B.J. Blazkowicz, a highly decorated Army Ranger recruited into the Office of Secret Actions, you are tasked with escaping and then returning to Castle Wolfenstein in an attempt to thwart Heinrich Himmler's occult and genetic experiments. Through genetic engineering and the harnessing ofAs B.J. Blazkowicz, a highly decorated Army Ranger recruited into the Office of Secret Actions, you are tasked with escaping and then returning to Castle Wolfenstein in an attempt to thwart Heinrich Himmler's occult and genetic experiments. Through genetic engineering and the harnessing of occult powers, Himmler hopes to raise an unstoppable army to level the Allies once and for all. You must first escape from imprisonment in the castle to report the strange creatures and happenings in and around Wolfenstein to the OSA. Your mission takes a drastic turn as you learn the depth of Himmler's plans and what you must do to defeat the evil he has unleashed. [Activision] Expand
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  • Developer: Gray Matter
  • Genre(s): Action, Shooter, Shooter, First-Person, Historic, Historic, Arcade
  • # of players: Online Multiplayer
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  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. The single-player mode is good. It's...good. It's pretty good. But with the faint-praise damning out of the way, you'll be happy to hear that the multiplayer game is outstanding.
  2. The single player mode is truly amazing and very gripping. The multiplayer side of the game sets a new standard in first person shooters.
  3. Well-polished and just plain fun to play. It also held, for me at least, a warm dose of nostalgia that left me feeling all gooey inside.
  4. Return to Castle Wolfenstein has all the right pieces to become an online classic.
  5. Computer Gaming World
    70
    For all its technological wizardry, RtCW brings almost nothing new to the table gameplay-wise. [Mar 2002, p.74]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 77
  2. Negative: 3 out of 77
  1. EfrainC
    May 16, 2009
    10
    Best team based multi player game to date.
  2. Mar 27, 2020
    10
    best game i have ever seen. because it has fast gameplay just like half life and also has nice level designs. you must play
  3. Mar 22, 2020
    10
    My favorite shooter of all-time. The movement is fast and fluid. The story is fun and faithful to the series. The game has charming NPCMy favorite shooter of all-time. The movement is fast and fluid. The story is fun and faithful to the series. The game has charming NPC dialogue, great level design (aside from Forest), a wide variety of enemy types, high energy soundtrack, god-tier replayability because of how different each mission is, good strong weapon sounds (aside from the Luger), I could go on and on. On an even more subjective note, I love the look of the game and think it's beautiful. Multiplayer was so good, too, and was very influential. If you loved the single-player campaign, check out the CO-OP mod, there's still public servers up and plenty of regulars who still play. Expand
  4. Sep 10, 2015
    9
    Steeped in the atmosphere of WWII with responsive and intuitive character controls, this game put the "F" in FPS (First Person Shooters).Steeped in the atmosphere of WWII with responsive and intuitive character controls, this game put the "F" in FPS (First Person Shooters). Those who cut their teeth on Wolfenstein 3D, Duke Nukem 3D and Soldier of Fortune will appreciate this game as a fitting capstone for the games that paved the way Expand
  5. EonfgeD.
    Jan 4, 2008
    9
    It kicks ass, with (for it days) awesome grafics, fast action and a teambased multiplayer. while multiplayer is drying out by now, its still It kicks ass, with (for it days) awesome grafics, fast action and a teambased multiplayer. while multiplayer is drying out by now, its still worth your money. Expand
  6. Jun 20, 2020
    9
    Un clásico y uno de mis FPS favoritos que además en mi opinión está un poco infravalorado. Tiene una buena duración para ser un juego deUn clásico y uno de mis FPS favoritos que además en mi opinión está un poco infravalorado. Tiene una buena duración para ser un juego de disparos, es largo, la ambientación es interesante y entretenida (de cuando los juegos no se tomaban tan en serio), mucha variedad entre niveles, variedad de armas y una dificultad medida pero retante. Lo que mas chirría es que un juego que tiene algunos niveles bastante difíciles tenga luego un jefe final tan fácil. Con todo un juego que merece la pena probarlo a pesar de su antiguedad. Expand
  7. Delly
    Jan 14, 2008
    0
    Once you get past the fact it's a new fps and is hard at times... you realize it's really not that great. There's less of a Once you get past the fact it's a new fps and is hard at times... you realize it's really not that great. There's less of a "story" than there is a progression... you get to z point from y action. If you're new to FPS' the game will be difficult on any setting, but once you realize how to play (As in aiming) the only "deaths" that occur will be when the game is presenting an unfair situation. (Such as random spawns in areas you've already cleared) Let alone the games "idea" of a boss fight. Typically boss's really don't have a "weakness"... and simply hit consecuitly harder. Fortunatly the final boss, which would probally kill you in 4 hits, is a MELEE boss in an FPS game. The game has been overrated. Expand

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