Maybe it was the fact that people got to blow away Nazis. Maybe it was the sheer challenge of it all. For whatever reason, Wolfenstein 3D and Spear of Destiny, pioneered the first-person shooter genre and brought its legendary creators, id Software, worldwide notoriety and numerous awards.
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Positive (30 reviews) - 96% of the 30 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (957 reviews) - 93% of the 957 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 3, 1994

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Maybe it was the fact that people got to blow away Nazis. Maybe it was the sheer challenge of it all. For whatever reason, Wolfenstein 3D and Spear of Destiny, pioneered the first-person shooter genre and brought its legendary creators, id Software, worldwide notoriety and numerous awards. In fact, The Computer Gaming World Hall of Fame recognized Wolfenstein 3D as helping to shape the overall direction of the computer gaming industry.

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gette
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
over 20 years old and still better than most fps nowadays
it's ♥♥♥♥ing wolfenstein
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Ultima6
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
An absolute classic, Wolfenstein 3D is one of the definers of the FPS genre. While this game is quite dated, you can still have fun. Try it if you want to play FPS REALLY old-school or if you want to experience video game history yourself.
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Moo_F15h
( 12.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Maze Simulator 1992
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Ronald The PC Gamer
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
This was the first ever fps game to be released, without it we wouldn't have fps and our favorite fps making companies. Plus I like history. I give this game a 10/10
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GeneralLee678
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
The year was 1995 and I was in 8th grade. I had a friend who spent many of his class periods in separate classes for “developmentally challenged students” (It wasn’t me, I promise). Basically the special teachers would give the special students the answers to tests and do their homework for them so they wouldn’t fail and bring the class GPA down. Anyway, somehow I was able to sneak away from normal kid study hall to go hang out with my buddy every day, and because his school assignments were handed to him on a silver platter, we had all sorts of time to play “educational games” on the school’s nifty Macintosh computer. Back in those days Mac wasn’t exactly known for having enjoyable games, and the school had enough sense to purchase only games that no one would want to play. Titles such as “Wacky Jacks”, “Sim Tower”, and “Dr. Quandry” were the 3 gems we had to choose from.

Why all of this non-Wolfenstein related talk? Well I’m getting to that, you see, while the educational powers that be may have done their best to sanitize our academic computer usage of any fun, they overlooked one small detail. One of the games came with a demo to Wolfenstein3D. We loaded that thing up, and study hall forevermore turned into a Nazi bloodbath. The Demo only allowed us to play up to the elevator on the 1st floor, but we killed every last Nazi and found every secret on that level, and once we flipped that lever we would do it all over again.

But don’t think for one second that I didn’t learn anything. It became apparent to me after several level one playthroughs that the Nazis lost WWII due to poor resource management. The amount of Hitler tapestries and Nazi flags that adorn the compound hallways must have cost a fortune, imagine if that money had been put into the war effort? The construction of secret passage ways couldn’t be cheap either, and the amount of gold, firearms, and ammunition just sitting around on the ground collecting dust might have been devastating had the Nazis implemented their use against the Allies. Turns out the Nazis fit in perfectly in re-tard study hall after-all.

Mein Leben! AIEEeee!!
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Technoguyfication
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
still better than call of duty
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Time Travelling Turtle
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
Get DOOM It is better. But this is still good though.
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Saint Aaron
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
Just like doom, but KILLING NAZIS, vampires, and ROBOT HITLER!! Concidering this game is pretty old, I'd say this game is quite good for it's age. It can be quite hard to find where to go at times.

Pros:
Secret Areas
6 Episodes, with 9 levels each provide plenty of gameplay
Multiple diffculty settings
Save the game anytime to start where you left off
Awesome bosses

Cons:
N/A
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BigL
( 9.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
Worth A play again even tho it may not be on Dos, this game set benchmarks and potential. Always fun finding all the secrets and treasure. Did wish there were achievements for this.
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Smiley Apple
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
Finally got this game working on windows 10 and i love it :D I love these type of games looking for goodies while being a old school shooter this game starded it all. its really fun and if you can get this working buy this game :D
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Hurt Me Plenty
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
Ahh, Wolfenstein 3D! Behind Duke Nukem 3D, One Unit Whole Blood and Nitemare 3D it's my favourite DOS FPS game. Even now occasionally I play this gem. The objective is simple: you just move in the labyrinth, stealing treasures and killing everybody you meet!
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Dubz1944
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
It's still Awesome! You get to Kill Hitler!
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FireBolt Gaming
( 19.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
This game is about a guy who SHOOTS GEVÖGELT FICK AUS DUMM MUTTER VERDAMMTES NAZI PENISSE, WIE SIE IN SCHMERZEN UND QUALEN SCHREIEN! DAS BLUT SICKERT AUS DER MUTTER VERDAMMTES LOCH IM BODEN VON IHNEN! MACHEN DIESE ♥♥♥♥♥S BEZAHLEN!!!
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Wedge
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
Classic

Get it.
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jrvankirk
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 31
"Hey Donny, we got a Nazi over here, wants to die for his country. O-blige him!"
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Garrus Batarian
( 13.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
Entering a room and mowing down 20 Mein Lebens and Hot Dogs never gets old. Good graphics (for its time), decent gunplay, and memorable sound effects and music will stay with you for years to come! MEIN LEBEN!
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whitelightwhiteheat
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
Great treasure, secrets and dogs.
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Alright m8?
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
This game shows that you don't need good graphics to have a good game.
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Pandarific Gamer
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
Still an amazing classic to this day! There were at least a few things that were pretty ahead of its time back in the day and it is still one of my personal favourites.
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Baron
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 24
If a game allows you to kill a mechanized version of one of history's most brutal tyrants, then it's an instant success in my book.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Ahh, Wolfenstein 3D! Behind Duke Nukem 3D, One Unit Whole Blood and Nitemare 3D it's my favourite DOS FPS game. Even now occasionally I play this gem. The objective is simple: you just move in the labyrinth, stealing treasures and killing everybody you meet!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
The year was 1995 and I was in 8th grade. I had a friend who spent many of his class periods in separate classes for “developmentally challenged students” (It wasn’t me, I promise). Basically the special teachers would give the special students the answers to tests and do their homework for them so they wouldn’t fail and bring the class GPA down. Anyway, somehow I was able to sneak away from normal kid study hall to go hang out with my buddy every day, and because his school assignments were handed to him on a silver platter, we had all sorts of time to play “educational games” on the school’s nifty Macintosh computer. Back in those days Mac wasn’t exactly known for having enjoyable games, and the school had enough sense to purchase only games that no one would want to play. Titles such as “Wacky Jacks”, “Sim Tower”, and “Dr. Quandry” were the 3 gems we had to choose from.

Why all of this non-Wolfenstein related talk? Well I’m getting to that, you see, while the educational powers that be may have done their best to sanitize our academic computer usage of any fun, they overlooked one small detail. One of the games came with a demo to Wolfenstein3D. We loaded that thing up, and study hall forevermore turned into a Nazi bloodbath. The Demo only allowed us to play up to the elevator on the 1st floor, but we killed every last Nazi and found every secret on that level, and once we flipped that lever we would do it all over again.

But don’t think for one second that I didn’t learn anything. It became apparent to me after several level one playthroughs that the Nazis lost WWII due to poor resource management. The amount of Hitler tapestries and Nazi flags that adorn the compound hallways must have cost a fortune, imagine if that money had been put into the war effort? The construction of secret passage ways couldn’t be cheap either, and the amount of gold, firearms, and ammunition just sitting around on the ground collecting dust might have been devastating had the Nazis implemented their use against the Allies. Turns out the Nazis fit in perfectly in re-tard study hall after-all.

Mein Leben! AIEEeee!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
Just like doom, but KILLING NAZIS, vampires, and ROBOT HITLER!! Concidering this game is pretty old, I'd say this game is quite good for it's age. It can be quite hard to find where to go at times.

Pros:
Secret Areas
6 Episodes, with 9 levels each provide plenty of gameplay
Multiple diffculty settings
Save the game anytime to start where you left off
Awesome bosses

Cons:
N/A
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Get DOOM It is better. But this is still good though.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
An absolute classic, Wolfenstein 3D is one of the definers of the FPS genre. While this game is quite dated, you can still have fun. Try it if you want to play FPS REALLY old-school or if you want to experience video game history yourself.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
over 20 years old and still better than most fps nowadays
it's ♥♥♥♥ing wolfenstein
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
still better than call of duty
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
I have always loved this game it was the first FPS I ever played.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Do we have to describe why may we recommend this game? Do we have to talk about pros and cons of it? Probab~
*some guy on the back* STFU, it's my job...

Actually yes, Wolfenstein 3D is the best of id Software made in 90s called a "grandpa" of 3D games, and no doubt this game is a successful beginning of most games that also became a love to us!

Schoolchildren today will not understand why is it so popular and why everyone loves this game. There is no need for a description but we can answer with few words:
  • 3D Shooter
  • WW2
  • Lots of secrets in each level
  • John Carmack!

Cons? How you dare?! You can't see the cons in this game!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
236.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
The game wont load up and i dont know why Can somebody help me
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
Wolfenstein 3D * 8/10

The first FPS by historical iD Software. During WWII as the imprisoned spy B. J. Blazkowitz you have to escape from your cell in Castle Wolfenstein by taking down all the nazis you'll encounter. That's basically the plot from the first episode of six. What can I say. It's a damn old game, running on dosbox, so a little knowledge of old systems and dosbox might help to tune it a little to prevent annoying little details, but at least it's working fine.
I still DO NOT recommend to buy the game. Why? Because there's a free online version in the official wolfenstein site where you can play the first three episodes directly through your browser... And if you look deeper in a search engine you can find another site with all 6 episodes AND the spear of destiny expansion. It looks even more polished and plays smooth as silk, So why buying? -.-

+++PROs+++
  • GAMEPLAY. There's not much to say, as one of the first FPS it's quite simple to understand how it works. There are still hidden walls, secret levels and of course nazi soldiers with impossible coloured suits... XD
  • MUSIC. Music is still midi, at the time it was the only alternative, but it really has an impact. Nazi or other anthems used here and there really give atmosphere, other tracks simply set the mood, other ones give adrenaline, others give suspence. One of the first works from Bobby Prince, a great work if I might say, but maybe it's just me and my nostalgia... :)
---CONs---
  • DOSBOX. It's true, it's the only way to play it on modern PCs, but still it's hard to play smooth with default settings. You have to know it a little to tweak the emulator performance to bring it to a good state of playability (CTRL+F11 or F12 to increase/decrease the CPU Cycle)
  • FREE. This game is almost 25 years old and still isn't in abandonware state but, even if it can't be considered quite "legit", you can play it online in your web browser for free. really. Even the original 6 episodes. So why buying?
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69 of 87 people (79%) found this review helpful
168 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2015
its looks good ,but my pc doesnt meet the requirements and is not powerful enough :(
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44 of 52 people (85%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2015
FPS, Classic, Action, World War II, Single Player

First Impressions
ConceptProsCons
Content6 Chapters
GraphicsWalls move backwardsHaving random wall textures of brick, wood, and stone in a single level is odd
MovementMouse movement is extremely fast in comparison to keyboard Movement is really clunky especially with keyboard
Saving/LoadingWorks well (I use it every level) Makes the life system pointless, since dieing resets your weapons to 8 ammo and pistol, its better to just load
SecretsSecrets for ammo/weapons/health that help beat the level is nice Only One type of secret: Walls going backwards
EnemiesEnemies are polite enough to yell before shooting you
+4 enemy types
First chapter boss was very hard to beat till I found the secret.. which makes him extremely easy
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33 of 38 people (87%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
How to beat this game:

-Kill nazis
-Get a key
-Continue to kill nazis
-Unlock a door using said key
-Kill more nazis
-Get a gold key
-Kill naz... you get it by now
-Unlock exit door with gold key, and complete level
-Repeat

10/10 would kills nazis again
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
It's just plain Wolfenstein 3D. Blast from the past.
Never gets old.

Tip: if you want a little bit smoother framerate, just press CTRL+F12 few times until you feel comfortable.
Too much? CTRL+F11. CPU cycles 6000 is enough. DOSBox things....

If someone not satisfied, just search for the other engines (NewWolf, WolfenDOOM EDGE, Wolf4SDL etc)
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28 of 41 people (68%) found this review helpful
34 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2015
Daddy,can I play? Sure son! But only if you're the death incarnate!...Dad...yes son? You know I already am death! Well then son just go ahead and teach these darn nazis a lesson!
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
Are you really reading the reviews for Wolfenstein 3D right now?
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Steal Hitler's treasure as you make your way through a windows '95 screensaver castle.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2015
Love it!!!! Takes me back to my first game on my first computer! :)
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2015
One of the original DOS games this was mabye one of the first games I remember playing in the FPS style really brings me back the music is classic too.
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