World War II rages and nations fall. SS head Himmler has Hitler's full backing to twist science and the occult into an army capable of annihilating the Allies once and for all. Battling alone, you're on an intense mission to pierce the black heart of the Third Reich and stop Himmler -- or die trying.
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (53 reviews) - 90% of the 53 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (1,419 reviews) - 93% of the 1,419 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 20, 2001

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World War II rages and nations fall. SS head Himmler has Hitler's full backing to twist science and the occult into an army capable of annihilating the Allies once and for all. Battling alone, you're on an intense mission to pierce the black heart of the Third Reich and stop Himmler -- or die trying. Fighting in advanced team-based multiplayer mode, you'll wage your own WWII in an all-out Axis vs. Allies contest for frontline domination.
Powered by the Quake III Arena engine, the Wolfenstein universe explodes with the kind of epic environments, A.I., firepower and cinematic effects that only a game created by true masters can deliver. The dark reich's closing in. The time to act is now. Evil prevails when good men do nothing.
  • Epic Environments
  • Intense Story-Driven Action
  • Ferocious A.I.
  • Big Screen Cinematic Effects
  • Team-Based Multiplayer Action

System Requirements

    3-D Hardware Accelerator (with 16MB VRAM with full OpenGL® support; Pentium® II 400 Mhz processor or Athlon® processor; English version of Windows® 2000/XP Operating System; 128 MB RAM; 16-bit high color video mode; 800 MB of uncompressed hard disk space for game files (Minimum Install), plus 300 MB for the Windows swap file; a 100% Windows® 2000/XP compatible computer system (including compatible 32-bit drivers for video card, sound card and input devices); 100% DirectX® 8.0a (included); 100% DirectX 3.0 or higher compatible sound card and drivers; 100% Microsoft-compatible mouse/keyboard and driver
    Multiplayer Requirements: Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP and IPX) play supported, Internet play requires a 100% Windows 2000/XP compatible 56.6 Kbps (or faster) modem
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Recent:
Very Positive (53 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (1,419 reviews)
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ItacooL
( 21.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
PROS:
Classic game
Awesome story
Nice soundtrack
Good sound effects
Slightly gory

CONS:
Mediocre graphics
Dead multiplayer


If you have the possibility to purchase this game at a LOWER cost than its' standard cost, get it.
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Rockiwan
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
What canI say? I played this game back in the old days, hell I think I may even have the actual disc for this. Anyways the game is overall the best for its time before the Bf vs Cod era came into play. Would not mind them remaking this game to current gpu specs. Definate buy but 15 is kinda steep... I would say 10 is decent but if you can get it on a sale then of course that would be even much better.
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Hans Kloss
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Cool game. I played since 1994.
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TheDigit_man
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Game crashes on boot-up. I even completely deleted and reinstalled, not a single thing changed. No known solutions, What a ♥♥♥♥ing waste of what apparently is a good game, but I wouldn't ♥♥♥♥ing know, now would I? It lets me run multiplayer FOR THE GRAND ♥♥♥♥ING TOTAL OF ZERO SERVERS ONLINE SO THERE'S NO ♥♥♥♥ING POINT.
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Jekyll
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
hey thats pretty good
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Golde [on leave]
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
classical good game.
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NakzeN
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I didn't find language settings but it is a good game :D
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Mrpianist3015
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
My girlfriends ♥♥♥♥ arent as beautiful as Wolfenstein...Classic
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790 The Robot Head
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
The best FPS Multiplayer game still, with it's Successor Enemy Territory taking a close second. The single player campaign is fun and will take some time and skill depending on your abilities and how difficult you set the game. The multiplayer, however, is where it is at and what makes this game unique. This game made famous the Medic, Engineer, Soldier, Sniper class achtype loadout, with Field Ops or LT rounding out the bunch with air strikes. The flame thrower for soldiers is awesome, as well as the Panzer! Boom!
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Firmamento
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
I came to review this game right after I played it for around 10 minutes, cuz' all I can see when i was running this game was memories.
This game called up my childhood like a movie. I can remember every single frame of ten years ago, when I was sitting by my father and watched him playing thie game. It seems like it never came to him that little girl shoudn't watch such violent game. But, I had a good time. I did. I hated the background music, it was creepy, so was Germany that they were yelling. Every time the character died, I closed one of my eyes and pretended to be easy, well, by drinking my milk. OMG, I just so love old times.
The year before last year, a summer, I went back home and tried to teach my father play League of legends. He watched me played two rounds, then said that he felt dizzy. I never responded.
Well, here I bought this game already. If it's possible, I do hope playing with him again.
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24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Classic game. Played it for many years. Love the single player. But steam can you hear me? ADD ENEMY TERRITORY! ENEMY TERRITORY! ENEMY TERRITORY! ENEMY TERRITORY! ENEMY TERRITORY! ENEMY TERRITORY! mOTHER f***ING ENEMY TERRITORY! WHY HAS THIS NOT BEEN ADDED YET????
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
I came to review this game right after I played it for around 10 minutes, cuz' all I can see when i was running this game was memories.
This game called up my childhood like a movie. I can remember every single frame of ten years ago, when I was sitting by my father and watched him playing thie game. It seems like it never came to him that little girl shoudn't watch such violent game. But, I had a good time. I did. I hated the background music, it was creepy, so was Germany that they were yelling. Every time the character died, I closed one of my eyes and pretended to be easy, well, by drinking my milk. OMG, I just so love old times.
The year before last year, a summer, I went back home and tried to teach my father play League of legends. He watched me played two rounds, then said that he felt dizzy. I never responded.
Well, here I bought this game already. If it's possible, I do hope playing with him again.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
A game that brings back memories. Like Half Life it changed my life. I would have to say the two have to be my all time favorites.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
My girlfriends ♥♥♥♥ arent as beautiful as Wolfenstein...Classic
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Gameplay wise it's better than the New Order but storywise it isn't. Hasn't aged a bit though, except for the graphics. Don't turn to resolutions higher than 720p or it could crash and if it's too late simply delete the config file and restard the game. There is a patch for this that also adds a few more things that you can easily find but I didn't touch it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
The best FPS Multiplayer game still, with it's Successor Enemy Territory taking a close second. The single player campaign is fun and will take some time and skill depending on your abilities and how difficult you set the game. The multiplayer, however, is where it is at and what makes this game unique. This game made famous the Medic, Engineer, Soldier, Sniper class achtype loadout, with Field Ops or LT rounding out the bunch with air strikes. The flame thrower for soldiers is awesome, as well as the Panzer! Boom!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Cool game. I played since 1994.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
I didn't find language settings but it is a good game :D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
PROS:
Classic game
Awesome story
Nice soundtrack
Good sound effects
Slightly gory

CONS:
Mediocre graphics
Dead multiplayer


If you have the possibility to purchase this game at a LOWER cost than its' standard cost, get it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Great old school shooter for filling the lust for nazi blood.


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