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  • Summary: You are U.S. Army Ranger B.J. Blazkowicz. As World War II rages across Europe, the Office of Secret Actions has assigned you to investigate strange rumors of occult activity and genetic engineering. You are about to embark on a journey deep into the heart of the Third Reich to battle theYou are U.S. Army Ranger B.J. Blazkowicz. As World War II rages across Europe, the Office of Secret Actions has assigned you to investigate strange rumors of occult activity and genetic engineering. You are about to embark on a journey deep into the heart of the Third Reich to battle the most horrific creatures ever unleashed. You must face zombies brought back from the dead through dark magic and destroy mutants created through twisted science. All the while there'll be legions of Nazi soldiers battling to win the war. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Playing alone or with online teams (Xbox Live hooks you up), you clean kraut house with sniper rifles, machine guns, and rocket launchers.
  2. I absolutely loved this game. Everything about it just screams the word spectacular.
  3. The single player game is very good, better than most. The multiplayer online experience of Tides of War, though, is nothing short of spectacular.
  4. Play Magazine
    83
    The setting is a big part of the game's appeal, dropping you in atmospheric castle tombs and creepy labs run by technicians of the black arts. [July 2003, p.74]
  5. 80
    The game doesn't feel entirely new or original, but it's well executed and consistently fun.
  6. The game's difficulty is well-placed, with early scuffles leading to increased mania.
  7. Weekly Famitsu
    60
    7 / 6 / 6 / 5 - 24 [Vol 785]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23
  1. Feb 21, 2015
    10
    Sure, the PC version was awesome, but the Xbox version had outstanding multiplayer that made Counter-Strike look like crap. The Co-Op wasSure, the PC version was awesome, but the Xbox version had outstanding multiplayer that made Counter-Strike look like crap. The Co-Op was beast, as no other of the game had it, the variety of weapons was fantastic, and the game in general makes the PC version look worse than the PlayStation 2 version. So what if it didn't have Enemy Territory? The game deserved a lot more than an 84/100. Expand
  2. MalarkeyRedsack
    May 18, 2003
    10
    Best live game so far.
  3. BrunoM.
    Jul 31, 2003
    10
    If you are looking for a terrific first-person shooter for Xbox Live, then you must own this game what is easily one of the most impressive If you are looking for a terrific first-person shooter for Xbox Live, then you must own this game what is easily one of the most impressive console FPSs - displaced only by the almighty Halo. Expand
  4. DiabolikL.
    May 12, 2003
    9
    This game is by far the best FPS i ever played, along with soldier of fortune 2 ( on pc) rainbow six rainbow shield... this game owns! rentThis game is by far the best FPS i ever played, along with soldier of fortune 2 ( on pc) rainbow six rainbow shield... this game owns! rent and i guarantee u'll wanna buy it... i know i did ;) Expand
  5. LazyLewis
    Jul 7, 2003
    9
    If you are expecting awesome one player action then this is not your game! The graphics are dated and the there are much better first person If you are expecting awesome one player action then this is not your game! The graphics are dated and the there are much better first person shooters out there! What makes this game rock is the Multiplayer! The Xbox live component is simply superb! You are forced to work as a team and chat with your teammates about tactics or call for ammo or a medic! It really is a revolutionary multiplayer FPS! And will be the blue print of many future online games! Expand
  6. Oct 16, 2020
    8
    The early 2000s were a great time for FPS games. Especially for those, who already made a name for themselves like the Wolfenstein series.The early 2000s were a great time for FPS games. Especially for those, who already made a name for themselves like the Wolfenstein series. Return To Castle Wolfenstein: Tides Of War is the Xbox release of a PC cult classic. The single-player campaign has a crazy over the top storyline and the multiplayer is super amusing. Gameplay is great fun with dozens of weapons and a beautiful atmosphere. Sure for todays standards the graphics are a bit outdated but still completely ok. Great Nazi shooting time! Expand
  7. May 24, 2020
    0
    Ce retour à Wolfenstein aurait dû rester à la maison, bien confiné chez lui parce que là il a un peu trop fait de la merde ! sans douteCe retour à Wolfenstein aurait dû rester à la maison, bien confiné chez lui parce que là il a un peu trop fait de la merde ! sans doute l'influence des Kevin of Duty (eh oui, déjà !) puisqu'on ne peut pas sauvegarder manuellement : ce sont des "checkpoints" à la con très espacés... les scripts sont moins flagrants mais bien présents et la plupart des ennemis sont des éponges à balles.

    Ce qui fait donc qu'on se fait rapidement chier là-dedans et qu'on ne s'imaginait pas se faire chier à ce point dans un Wolfenstein. Cette version Xbox fait à peu près le boulot graphiquement parlant et les temps de chargement sont très raisonnables ; on constate néanmoins pas mal de ralentissements dès qu'on dépasse les... deux ennemis à l'écran ! du coup, l'imprécision générale s'avère souvent rédhibitoire... d'autant que les commandes sont mal disposées.

    Tout cela conjugué aux ennemis-éponges ainsi qu'à leur mobilité aberrante héritée... des vieux Doom (!) fait que le jeu est incroyablement désagréable au moindre combat... plutôt ballot pour un FPS ! Bref, inutile de s'appesantir : ce Wolf est une daube éviter ! eh oui, une de plus dans la nébuleuse Wolfenstein très coutumière du fait.
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#22 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2003
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#9 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2003