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Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory

aka: ET
Moby ID: 9354
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Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory is a multiplayer spin-off to Return to Castle Wolfenstein.

In this game, two teams battle each other through a series of three missions that make up a single campaign. There are two campaigns: North Africa and Northern Europe. Within a mission there are objectives that must be completed by each team. These are as varied as escorting tanks, building bridges, stealing gold, or blowing up fuel dumps. Each player picks a character class, such as engineer, soldier, field ops, or covert ops, and then makes use of that class's special abilities, class-specific weapons, and inventory items.

There are two new character classes: Covert Operative class is best suited to gathering intelligence and launching silent attacks on the enemy. Able to steal uniforms from dead enemy players and use these to infiltrate the enemy base, passing through team doors normally reserved for the opposition. Also he has a selection of silenced weapons to choose from and special inventory items, such as his binoculars, which allow him to report the location of enemy defenses to his teammates.

The Engineer is similar to the one in Return to Castle Wolfenstein, except that he is now more central to the completion of mission objectives, often being required to construct a bridge, deploy a command post, or repair a tank. He is also able to establish base defenses by placing land mines and can use rifle grenades to launch long-range attacks on the enemy.

A new game mode, Last Man Standing, is played on one map at a time, with two teams of players fighting to overcome the enemy through sheer force alone. Each team spawns in a different area of the map and then must use the spread of weapons and abilities that are available to them to kill everyone on the opposing team. The last team standing is declared victorious. The mode is played in rounds, with the overall winner determined by the number of rounds won. Both team play and individual skill having a significant bearing on the outcome.

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Average score: 88% (based on 14 ratings)


Average score: 4.1 out of 5 (based on 31 ratings with 2 reviews)

Great, free multiplayer game

The Good
99% of those world wide known games which are used to make international tournaments is of course payable. Exactly the same as the original Return to Castle Wolfenstein was. The game became popular in multiplayer mode but to me - nothing special. Enemy Territory is ten times better and its biggest advantage over RTCW is that there are no costs. The game is free. But being free doesn't always make game good. Well, here it definitely does. No one can argue that this game is poor. It took all from multiplayer mode of RTCW and added many new features. So what makes ET so good?

Well, it is one of those rare games where you actually feel that you're in he battlefield with orders and objectives different than get the flag or kill a guy. Here every map is unique in its objectives. In one you escort tank to blow out an entrance to German fuel dump which then you have to destroy. In other, you have to steal German radar parts etc etc. No simple objectives, and user created maps sometimes are far more complicated than those.

Also what makes this game so great is the class system. There are five classes in ET: soldier, engineer, medic, field ops and covert ops. By choosing one of them you have to act properly. Medics help team mates, covert ops spot mines and fight behind enemy lines, soldiers provide heavy fire. Some maps cannot be completed without particular class.

The game itself is also made on modified Quake 3 engine so ET's requirements aren't that high.

The Bad
It's nice, it's free but it does have some bugs.First thing is that the graphics is rather poor today. Even with all options on, it still doesn't look very nice. On my overclocked Radeon 9550 I get only few fps more than on GeForce 2 MX. Strange thing.

Also Enemy Territory is multiplayer only game. Quake 3 was too but at least it had bots added. Here if you are not connected to the Internet, the game is almost useless. Large problem to me is the lack of bots by default (you can download them separately but they are not included in the product).

The Bottom Line
If you have fast Internet connection, like fps games but somehow doesn't feel like fighting enemies with plasma guns and laser guns, this is a game for you.

Windows · by Ajan (262) · 2005

It's free!

The Good
Being able to gain experience points and abilities.

The very distinct class and class abilities. Medics revive/heal. Engineers fix things, blow things up and can lay land mines. Field Ops can resupply with ammunition, call in artillery support and air support. Spec Ops can wear enemy uniforms allowing him to infiltrate the enemy undetected, because they think he's one of their own! And soldiers....well soldiers can use big guns!

Well thought out maps that allow good use of strategy, and also each map seems to cater to a particular class, allowing each class a shot at all the glory ;)

A lot of new maps have been made, and the settings on each server may differ slightly...or by a whole lot. This can tailor to suit anyone's desires...or you can play them all and still have fun.

The Bad
The amount of time I waste playing it!

The Bottom Line
Fast, very fun and addicting. There is a huge strategy element that can be played rather than just brute force. There is a lot of variety that keeps the game fresh for a long time.

The game is free to download and it is run (free of charge) on private servers.

Windows · by The Holy Moly (19) · 2004


1001 Video Games

Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


Enemy Territory was originally an expansion pack to Return to Castle Wolfenstein, and was to feature both the multiplayer modes and a new single player campaign. However, Activision and Id cancelled the project, but decided to upload the multiplayer modes by Splash Damage as an free download to thank fans for their support.

Macintosh version

The original Macintosh version is based on the 2.60 build.


Enemy Territory has a reference to the original Wolfenstein 3D. In that game, there was a morse code hidden in the episode three music. Enemy Territory brings that easter egg back to life as a radio morse code was included as well. To find it quickly, open pak0.pk3 with a program like PakExplorer and extract radio.wav. When translated, the message reads: “Splashdamage rocks your socks”. Splash Damage is the name of the developer.

Source code release

On January 28, 2004, Activision released the source code, which provides the modding teams with much more freedom.


  • GameSpy
    • 2003 – PC Multiplayer Game of the Year

Information also contributed by Sciere


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Kartanym.

Linux added by Corn Popper. Windows Apps added by Plok. Macintosh added by Sciere.

Additional contributors: Macintrash, Corn Popper, AdminBB, Sciere, Patrick Bregger, FatherJack.

Game added June 8, 2003. Last modified April 21, 2024.