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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.
Release Date: Aug 3, 1994

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$4.99

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Includes 3 items: Wolfenstein 3D, Spear of Destiny, Return to Castle Wolfenstein

About the Game

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.

System Requirements

    Minimum: A 100% Windows XP/Vista-compatible computer system

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51 of 55 people (93%) found this review helpful
307 products in account
75 reviews
4.7 hrs on record
This game is a living piece of history, with all the good and bad that comes with it.
The main issue this game has is that it's not from the world "Doom" and the like comes from. It has half a foot still in the "atari, beep boop, life and point system" ground, and this becomes obvious after trying to 100% any given level. All the maps look very, very similar, it beccomes difficult to tell WHERE you are without the use of the map, and in general it's insanely difficult to play the game to the full potential it deserves.
The vast majority of the secerts are hidden among identical looking walls, gameplay boils down to corner camping the basic ai, and there's really, really not much to say, since the entire game is a basic package with nothing more than basic floor layout with only right angles, and the sound is nothing but muffled sound effects they could pull off at the time.

Despite all this, the game DOES get a free pass simply for being so stooped in history. Without this game, you wouldn't have the vast majority of FPS we have now. If you want to buy this to know your roots, go ahead, but be warned, it's about as odd as a time capsule could be.
Posted: October 19th, 2013
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26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
548 products in account
11 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
Background: I first played this game on a 486 back in the 90s.

This is a great game, but if you compare it to new games, or even a Doom type game it will look very primitive. You will also be missing the point of how important this was to the history of FPS games.

The game is simple to pick up, hard to master. To master the toughest difficulty, I am Death Incarnate, you will need some good FPS skills, good choice of knowing when to use each type of weapon and some level knowledge. The game is also has a good element of skill to it. The closer you are, the more likely you are to hit as well as get hit. You can also take a lot more damage up close so you have to be careful going through doorways and in tight spaces.

There are secrets to find, treasure to pick up, par times to bet, Hitler to kill, and a ton of Nazis to mow down on the way. The game even lets you hold MORE THAN TWO GUNS AT ONCE! :P However there are only two weapons you will use long term, the grey machine gun which has great economy with the bullets and a decent rate of fire. There is also the gatling gun which never gets tiring to use. It has an amazing sound, an amazing red flash on the screen and watching your ammo quickly depleting makes you realise just how powerful it is.

For a perfectionist this game is great, at the end of each level you are rated on what % you kill, what % of the secrets you found and how much of of the nazi loot you confiscated. Back in the 90s I spent a lot of time carefully walking around every wall holding down space waiting to hear the magical sound of a new secret passage opening. The the excitement of wondering if I've found just a block of ammo, or maybe a crapload of treasure.

The game has 6 episodes, each with 9 levels + a secret level on each episode.

GET PSYCHED!
Posted: December 8th, 2013
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
118 products in account
1 review
2.1 hrs on record
Best game I've ever played, truly the spectacle of blue bricks and pure gold door handles on each well made door makes this game really stand out as a true contender in the videogames industry, even monster companies like Blizzard, Sony, and Volvo, would never be able to rise above the mountain high expectation this game has raised. As it stands it's also fairly historically accurate as every door in Germany was either forged of pure Blue Titanium metal mixed in with the dreams of orphans, or was finely crafted of pure 8040k gold, the German's great looking superior uniforms are revealed in stunning Dos'Box simulation of German super computer graphics they had available before the world ended in 2012. I highly recommend that you buy multible copies for yourself and all of your friends so that you and everyone else can hear the words: Hitler was right.
Posted: December 28th, 2013
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
332 products in account
4 reviews
13.3 hrs on record
One of the best FPS (and in fact the first one) ever made!
I remember spending countless hours playing this game when I was a kid... Aaahhh memories... :D
Posted: December 1st, 2013
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
150 products in account
2 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
BUY IT NOW!
Posted: December 16th, 2013
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