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Wolfenstein 3D (DOS)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
88
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3.9
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Written by  :  Tony Van (2691)
Written on  :  Jan 10, 2000
Platform  :  DOS
Rating  :  3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars

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Summary

This one is historic

The Good

I remember my jaw dropping when I DOWNLOADED and installed the shareware version of this baby on my lowly (even at that time) 286. But this puppy cooked, and because of that it singlehandedly ushered in the age of true 3-D action gaming on the PC. I also have fond memories of the original Castle Wolfenstein that was made for the Apple, so that also gives this an extra jolt of coolness.

The Bad

The rooms were a little too maze like (the walls bitmaps all looked alike) and there was no automap, so that made the game much harder to play casually.

The Bottom Line

The equivalent to a B/W TV for today's color crowd, but still pretty awesome anyway.