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Wolfenstein 3D (DOS)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
88
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Wolfenstein 3D turns 20 today. So, how does it hold up? Kadath Bird (712) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars
Life is so fine with that sweet chaingun o' mine... Satoshi Kunsai (1816) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
The great grand daddy of first person shooters. jeremy strope (126) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
Biblical Ashley Pomeroy (233) unrated
The first real 1st person shooter Heikki Sairanen (105) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
This one is historic Tony Van (2691) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars
A 3d gaming classic. RmM (64) 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars
Eat it Adolf! Zovni (9367) 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars
Hey, here's something different! Stephen Atkinz (7) unrated
Wenn Du nicht von dem Spiel in den letzten 22 Jahren gehört hast, wo bist Du gewesen? *Katakis* (37741) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.6
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.7
Overall MobyScore (139 votes) 3.9


The Press Says

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100
Techtite
Cool...so cool, in fact, this game is in Techtite's list of Top 50 Best Multimedia Classics. Deservedly so; while ID would tweak this exact same game engine for several more years, this was the original, unique concept that inspired them all.
100
Top Secret
Może nie czepiajmy się za bardzo legendy, w końcu w takiej grze nie jest ona specjalnie istotna. Najważniejsze jest jak płynnie się gra, jak dobra jest grafika, czy gra wciąga - a tu Wolfenstein jest rewelacyjny.
90
Tilt
Wolfenstein 3D est un excellent jeu d'action qui mérite vraiment que l'on parle de lui. Le jeu en lui même peut paraître barbare, puisqu'il faut avancer, explorer et décimer, mais qu'est ce que l'on s'amuse. Suspense, angoisse et défoulement sont assurés.
90
Jeuxvideo.com
Wolfenstein 3D est un monument classé au patrimoine du jeu-vidéo et lorsqu'on le manipule il convient de le considérer comme tel. L'expérience qu'ont pu en retirer les joueurs il y a une vingtaine d'années a sans aucun doute marqué leur vision vidéoludique à tout jamais. Si le soft bénéficie encore aujourd'hui d'une formidable aura de sympathie auprès de la communauté, ce n'est ni grâce à son rendu vieillot, ni du fait de sa jouabilité rudimentaire. Mais bien parce qu'il est le père fondateur de nos FPS actuels, le pionnier dans l'un des genres les plus populaires du jeu vidéo. Le soft étant disponible sur Steam pour la « modique » somme de 5€, il vous sera aisé de parcourir de nouveau (ou pour la première fois) les couloirs du château de Wolfenstein.
90
Just Games Retro
Wolfenstein 3D is one of those games I feel like I don't really need to write anything about. It simply feels so ingrained with gamer culture that it seems pointless to bring it up, and I can't gut-feeling believe anyone hasn't played it. Logic tells me otherwise, and in my attempt to be thorough, this is one of many reviews I find myself writing more for a future generation of game designers and game players come looking back to the roots of the industry. I will try not to sound like the cantankerous old man telling you how it was in the day, but luckily, the game is still pretty good even fifteen years later.
90
All Game Guide
In this day and age, Wolfenstein 3D is a touch on the retro side, but remains extremely playable. The game's multiple missions (including 'Die, Fuhrer, Die!', an assassination mission to take out Hitler himself) contain plenty of secret rooms and extra goodies for the observant player, along with plenty of baddies to shoot. You'll need every ounce of stamina you've got for the final bosses, though - they're real toughies, and you'll come to appreciate the save-game system. With fast 3D graphics, a moody soundtrack, and the gameplay that made id Software a household name, Wolfenstein 3D is a classic that no gamer should be without - it's the Citizen Kane of shooters.
83
The DOS Spirit
Wolfenstein 3D ble en real klassiker etter at man så hvilke arvinger det fikk. Spill som Doom, Heretic og Duke Nukem 3D er bare noen som baserer seg enten på forbedringer eller moderniseringer av den opprinnelige spillidêen til Wolf3D. Det er morsomt å ta en nostalgisk tur tilbake til 1992 i noen minutter for å se hvor dagens moderne førstepersons-skytespill har arven sin ifra. Da setter du kanskje mer pris på dagens mye mer moderne utgaver - på gode godt og vondt.
80
Random Access
Wolfenstein 3D was a revolutionary title. This isn't necessary true in the technical sense: other games had used its engine prior, such as the interesting Catacomb 3D. But it IS true in the sense that it made first-person shooters far more mainstream than they had ever been before -- at least in the world outside of Germany, where the game was banned from being sold. The ripples of its legacy can still be felt today; Wolfenstein 3D has been made available on the PlayStation Network and on Xbox Live Arcade. There's really no reason not to try out a vital piece of history, at least just to see how far along we've come and to whom your newest Call of Duty game owes its respects.
70
HonestGamers
Like so many games in the FPS genre - even the technologically advanced, goody-packed FPS games of today - Wolfenstein gets tired. But at least the newer games have tons of plusses to help you deal with the sameness of it all. Naturally, Wolfenstein, being the pioneer that it is, does not. This is normally where old school intensity bails out old school gamers (like myself) so that they can claim ''yes it's old but it plays better than today's crap.'' Sadly, I can't make that claim today.