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 (75 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 10, 1993

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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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!! Sorry I was just playing spear of destiny and it is definately the hardest game i have ever touched it make 3d look easy. I've invested as much time into this as i have into wolf3d and i'm only on level 9!! Hardest game i have ever played 10/10
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
The exciting Sequel (or Prequel) to the Childhood Favorite of mine; Wolfenstein 3D. Once you get this game, you'll also get the 2 Mission Packs: "Return to Danger & Ultimate Challenge".
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65 of 68 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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65 of 81 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
43.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2014
I Am Thy Labyrinth


They speak...
In the garden of the prophet
Divine madness...
The order of the cosmic immoral
For what is humanity
If not forlorn
And crawling to my hands
When the moment sings
For I have read the signs
And I have solved the riddle
Of eternal life
The Jinnah have spoken
For I have read the signs
And I have solved the riddle
Of eternal life...
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24 of 24 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 22, 2014
Having beaten Wolf3d many times and with The New Order coming out, I figured I'd finally get around to playing The Spear of Destiny. Yes, this is a lot like Wolf3d but that's not really a bad thing. The levels seem a little more open and the bosses seem a little more difficult. Actually, the game in a whole is a lot more difficult than Wolf3d. And while it doesn't have MechaHitler (who happens to be one of my favorite video game bosses of all time) the end level is quite awesome both pre and post obtaining the spear. A must play for anyone who enjoyed Wolf3d.. I actually think I liked it more.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 21, 2013
You could argue that this game is to Wolfenstein 3D what Doom 2 is to Ultimate Doom.
It is, but that's not saying much, since Wolfenstein 3D didn't offer much to add on to in the first place.
All the same problems are there, and the game is given a much shorter, higher intensity length with a better sense of context. It isn't especially bad, but, well, read my Wolfenstein 3D review to see my thoughts on this game.
All the same pros and cons are there.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2013
For people who look for return to danger and ultimate challenge are looking in the right direction it also has the the first spear of destiny people who like wolf3d will love this.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 24, 2014
If you like the gameplay of Wolfenstein 3D you will like this.
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18 of 28 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
FOR AN OLD SCHOOL GAME AND VERY OLD GRAPHICS IT STILL GET THE ADRENIALIN PUMPING

LOTS OF FUN!!!
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 15, 2014
This game has the same weapons, same nazis and same gameplay so I recommend this to only the hardcore Wolfenstein fans. I like all Wolfenstein and this to me is a challange. There are so many nazis on the same rooms. Man, are they coming from the walls?
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 30, 2014
Another standalone of Wolfenstein which extends the story and gameplay of Wolfenstein 3D.

Gameplay

Standard fare. Same as Wolfenstein 3D but with far more variety in map design and secret layouts.

Gunplay

Handles the same as Wolfenstein 3D.

Graphics

Textures are more contrasting, patterns on walls don't look as bad. The immersion factor impresses me because of their creative use of 2D sprites giving the room a stylistic flare.

Mechanics

The mechanics are very simple in Wolfenstein, you simply aim left or right aligning your shot to the enemy on screen and hit LMB (Left Mouse Button) to fire at him. Once he goes down he may drop ammo. Pressing Space on screen interacts with the environment and can unlock secrets. Progress through to the room with a switch 'Exit' to finish the level and to move on! Easy peazy.

Story

Stop Hitler and the Nazi's from gaining the powers held in the Holy Lance stolen from Versailles.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 5, 2014
missed this game, great nazi killing memoires ima complete it when i don't have to poop
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: August 1, 2013
Динозавр жанра
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: July 28, 2013
Great addon to a penacle iron stone that set the foundation of gaming as we know it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 28, 2014
The prequel to Wolfenstein 3D, unlike Wolf3D with it's 6 episodes with 9 levels each SoD has a single "episode" consisting of 19 levels.

The enemies remain the same with the guards, SS soldiers, officers and mutants, only the bosses are new.

Weapons also are the same you used in the previous game ranging from the knife to the pistol to submachinegun and finally the chaingun, however since some levels can have large amounts of enemies you usually find yourself low if not out of ammo as you can only carry 99 bullets at a time.

As with Wolf3D the controls can be a bit finicky and the damage dealt by enemies is pretty random randing from tickling to dealing way over half of your hitpoints in damage so be prepared to save a lot.

Overall a rather enjoyable experience despite it's age
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 7, 2010
Play this with Newwolf if you can still find it; the 320x240 res is Extremely outdated. Newwolf brings the game to the 3d Rendered age of quake and OpenGL but retains everything that makes it great.

7.5/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 10, 2011
Here's some more Nazi killing fun, for a low low price.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 2, 2014
What can I say its Spear of Destiny. Shoot Nazi's, navigate maze's, collect treasure, and its all done using tank controls.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Posted: January 4, 2013
The prequel to Wolf 3D. Again, a must have for any self respecting PC FPS gamer.
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