It's World War II and you are B.J. Blazkowicz, the Allies' most valuable agent. In the midst of the German Blitzkrieg, the Spear that pierced the side of Christ is taken from Versailles by the Nazis and secured in the impregnable Castle Wolfenstein. According to legend, no man can be defeated when he has the Spear.
User reviews: Very Positive (102 reviews) - 83% of the 102 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 10, 1993

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

 

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It's World War II and you are B.J. Blazkowicz, the Allies' most valuable agent. In the midst of the German Blitzkrieg, the Spear that pierced the side of Christ is taken from Versailles by the Nazis and secured in the impregnable Castle Wolfenstein. According to legend, no man can be defeated when he has the Spear. Hitler believes himself to be invincible with the power of the Spear as his brutal army sweeps across Europe. Your mission is to infiltrate the heavily guarded Nazi stronghold and recapture the Spear from an already unbalanced Hitler. The loss of his most coveted weapon could push him over the edge. It could also get you ripped to pieces.

System Requirements

    Minimum: A 100% Windows 2000/XP/Vista-compatible computer system

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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2015
Spear of destiny on steam is a bit differnet than the one i played back in 1990s, this one has 3 versions:

1. classic version which we all played back in 1990s
2. Return to danger edition which has new voices and new looks for enemies
3. Ultimate challenge edition which has different arena design


I was 5 yearold when i played this game, i was 6 yearold when i played it again... i was 7 yearold when i played it again... i was 8 when i played it again.... i was 9 when i finished it again.... i was 10 when i finished it again... i was 11 when i finished it again... i was 12 when i finished it again.... i was 13 when i finished it again.... i was 14 when i finished it again.... i was 15 when i finished it again... i was 16 when i finished it again.... i was 17 when i finished it again.... i was 18 when i finished it again.... i was 19 when i finished it again.... i was 20 when i finished it again... i was 21 when i finished it again .... i was 22 when i finished it again.... i was 23 when i finished it again, i am 24 now and i am finishing it again on steam edition!

come back next year and i am finishing it again for 25th time!

This game and wolfenstein 3D are the main reasons you guys have first person shooter games today!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
A prequel to Wolfenstein 3D, Spear of Destiny tells its own story. Borrowing many of the mechanics from the first game, this feels very much like more of the same, which is not a bad thing at all.

If you play this, I strongly suggest following the below guide:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=588494544

Using ECWolf, it adds many modernisations to the game, such as being able to shoot with the mouse, which we take for granted in modern-day shooters.

Every bit as iconic as the original Wolfenstein 3D, this game deserves to be played. As a bonus, Missions 2 & 3 (Return to Danger and Ultimate Challenge) are included free of charge. While certainly not essential after the base game, they are a pleasant addition regardless.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
Wolfenstein 3D: Spear Of Destiny * 7/10

A prequel expansion for The first FPS by historical iD Software. During WWII, the american spy B. J. Blazkowitz is after the Spear of Destiny, stolen by the nazis. You have to run through 21 levels and various bosses. Simple as that. What else 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
  • ADDED MISSIONS. Although I didn't advice to buy this edition on steam I have to point out that there are 2 added mission packs called "Return to Danger" and "Ultimate Challenge". They can be a good reason to consider buying this release.
---CONs---
  • DOSBOX. It's true, it's the only way to play it on modern PCs, but still as it is it's hard to play smooth. 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). For some odd reason seems like this is the only dosbox game I tried until now that crashes on launch for appearently no reason (Because it's the only one and happens only when I launch from steam, while if I launch directly the bat file inside the steamapps directory it works like a charm). Luckily it was enough to set compatibility on win XP SP3 for dosbox's exe.
  • 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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73 of 76 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 12, 2014
Spear of Destiny is one of the most challenging shooters I've ever had the pleasure (although sometimes the pleasure turned into despair and anger) of playing in my whole life.

It took me my sweet time, several years, to finish it. But I finally beat the whole episode today. 18 maps of pure awesomeness. The last map is one of the best maps ever to be a final map in any game. I couldn't believe what I was seeing when I saw it.

Now, this game is not for amateurs. If you beat the first Wolfenstein 3D game, and I mean all 6 episodes of it, in I'M DEATH INCARNATE, well, you're still gonna have quite the challenge when you play this one. Imagine the last map in episode 2, but 10x harder.

Any true Wolfenstein fan knows about this game, but if you've never heard of it and loved Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Wolfenstein 3D and are excited about The New Order, well, you should give this one a spin. Might be the little retro experience you were looking for. And, of course, it will keep you in your seat while you wait for The New Order to come out.
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53 of 53 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 23, 2014
Spear of Destiny is another of id Software's amazing deliveries. A sequel to what is probably my favorite game of all time, Wolfenstein 3D.

The settings they chose for DOSBox don't appeal to me however. I am not keen on using filtered graphics. I like crisp pixels. If you would like to see what I mean there, is an easy way to set the graphics very crisp and original feeling, and while we are at it, we can also smooth out animation a lot:

1. Right-Click the game in Steam, and choose "Properties".
2. Click on the "Local Files" tab.
3. Click "Browse Local Files".
4. Double click the "base" directory.
5. Open "SOD.conf" with notepad.
6. Look for the "[sdl]" section.
7. Change "output=ddraw" to "output=overlay".
8. Scroll down to "[cpu]" section.
9. Change "cycles=auto" to "cycles=12000".

Save and exit notepad.
Run the game and enjoy.

This smooths out animation greatly, and provides original crisp feeling graphics. Some people prefer the filtered look, if that's you, just leave it as ddraw and only change the "cycles" option.
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