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Wenn Du nicht von dem Spiel in den letzten 27 Jahren gehört hast, wo bist Du gewesen? Katakis | カタキス (42000) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars
Wolfenstein 3D turns 20 today. So, how does it hold up? Kaddy B. (796) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars
Life is so fine with that sweet chaingun o' mine... Satoshi Kunsai (2074) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
The great grand daddy of first person shooters. jeremy strope (171) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
Biblical Ashley Pomeroy (233) unrated
The first real 1st person shooter Heikki Sairanen (115) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
This one is historic Tony Van (2855) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars
A 3d gaming classic. RmM (73) 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars
Eat it Adolf! Zovni (10633) 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars
Hey, here's something different! Stephen Atkinz (7) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 3.7
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.1
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.9
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Overall User Score (161 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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Techtite (2000) 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.
Top Secret (Nov, 1992)
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.
Independent Zin (Apr 10, 2019)
Od premiery upłynęło już ponad ćwierć wieku, a wciąż można się świetnie bawić. Wolfenstein 3D uważam za wyjątkową strzelankę FPP. Żadna inna gra mnie nie porwała aż tak bardzo (a znam ich naprawdę dużo). Grało się świetnie kiedyś i tak samo jest dziś. Polecam każdemu samemu zagrać i choć spróbować oddać się klimatowi Wolfa. Oczywiście nie każdy obecnie poczuje ów klimat i wielu wyłączy grę po kilku minutach, lecz ode mnie Wolfenstein 3D dostaje mocne 9+. Gdyby jeszcze arsenał broni był bardziej rozbudowany.
PC Review (UK) (Sep, 1992)
The action, although somewhat gory, is very good. A chilling menace pervades you as you investigate what is happening behind the sliding doors of the dungeons. It could be a nice plate of food or a box of ammo — or, if you're not prepared, a loaded gun pointing at you. So, top marks for what is at present a unique feature on a PC-based game — and the great thing is it is released as shareware.
Svet Kompjutera (Sep, 1992)
Kombinacija lavirintskog i pucačkog žanra daje posebnu draž ovoj igri.
Tilt (Sep, 1992)
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 (Nov 09, 2011)
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.
Just Games Retro (May 16, 2006)
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.
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.
Oldies Rising (May 30, 2009)
Véritable bombe à sa sortie, l’intérêt de Wolfenstein 3D est aujourd’hui plus historique que ludique, tant le gameplay est basique. Il l’était déjà à l’époque, mais sa violence et sa rapidité étaient alors enivrantes. Le titre d’ID reste un incontournable du FPS, et comme il tourne encore parfaitement sous Windows XP, il n’y a aucune raison de ne pas s’enfoncer dans ces affreux labyrinthes où les croix gammées sont plus nombreuses que les tournants.
Though the international success of the title and the development of this concept to this day put yesterday's player in the right in retrospect and almost oblige him not to demonise the game, but rather to see it as a stroke of genius which started a new era in computer gaming.
The Retro Spirit (Dec 02, 2007)
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.
If you've never played Wolf 3D before it's a tough decision whether to recommend this or not, its definitely a good fun game but if you've never played the original the nostalgia aspect will be non existent. If however you HAVE played it, grab this now, you'll be lost in a world of "Die Hallied Shrine Hoont" (I know this is spelt wrong but I don't really care) for ages and ages. Let the fun begin again!
Random Access (Dec 09, 2011)
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.
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.
PC Games (Nov, 1992)
Id Software has taken the Wolfenstein frame and built a wonderful first-person, three-dimensional action game around it. Wolfenstein 3-D is drop-dead gorgeous, outrageous to the ear, stay-up-all-night addictive, and easily the best action game available for the IBM.
Szkoda papieru na ethosy; WOLFENSTEIN 3-D został przetrawiony na wszystkie strony, łącznie z tym, że napisano program, który wyciąga z gry mapy wszystkich leveli. Nie ma co się więc długo rozwodzić - posłuchaj, jak czuje się człowiek osaczony.
Castle Wolfenstein 3-D is, with Ultima Underworld, the first game technologically capable of creating a sufficient element of disbelief-suspension to emotionally immerse the player in a threatening environment, even when viewing it on a flat screen. I can't remember a game making such effective use of perspective and sound and thereby evoking such intense physiological responses from its players. I recommend gamers take a look at this one, if only for a cheap peek at part of interactive entertainment's potential for a sensory immersed virtual' future.