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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: 52 out of 59
  2. Negative: 2 out of 59
  1. EfrainC
    May 16, 2009
    10
    Best team based multi player game to date.
  2. RoscoT.
    Dec 5, 2001
    10
    This game kicks major ass!! A nice assortment of weapons and enemies makes this game a perfect First Person Shoot-em-up!
  3. Mar 7, 2013
    10
    This game offered some intense and fun gameplay with good game mechanics. Back in 2001 it had great graphics and gameplay I had neverThis game offered some intense and fun gameplay with good game mechanics. Back in 2001 it had great graphics and gameplay I had never experienced before. Spent so many hours playing it that I managed to play from start to finish way over 30 times. I don't think there ever will be a game that in my opinion is better than this.
    But I dont recommend this game to any of the modern day CoD kiddies as they think it sucks.
    A true classic.
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  4. Jan 7, 2015
    9
    This is a wonderful game with a lot of cool new features compared to Wolfenstein 3D. The stealth-style missions are pretty wonderful, theThis is a wonderful game with a lot of cool new features compared to Wolfenstein 3D. The stealth-style missions are pretty wonderful, the enemies aren't dumb, and the story is something you should pay attention to when playing this game. Just remember, it's very, very hard. Go ahead and pick this game up on Steam or something, it's definitely worth a playthrough, trust me. Expand
  5. Nov 10, 2013
    9
    A classic. Can't say much about the multiplayer as I haven't spent a lot of time on it, but the campaign was almost infinitely long by today'sA classic. Can't say much about the multiplayer as I haven't spent a lot of time on it, but the campaign was almost infinitely long by today's standards and kept the player entertained and wanting more throughout. I would even recommend it today to someone who wants to enjoy a thrilling long FPS story. Expand
  6. NickM.
    Feb 16, 2002
    9
    What a game, I love the movie features loaded into the game and the graphics are awsome. I do have one nit pick though. BJ's hair should What a game, I love the movie features loaded into the game and the graphics are awsome. I do have one nit pick though. BJ's hair should have been darker like in the original game. Other than that wow! 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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