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.
While it has suprisingly impessive graphics for its time, it is also made by the redneck rampage/kingpin life of crime devs which means unfair level designed unbalanced damage system and cheap deaths.
The devs couldnt decide between oldchol and reallistic, so while you are not aiming down the sights and fight big tought enemies, moving fast means you gonna have to use your stamina by sprinting, weapons have recoil, you cant aim with a scope unless you completly stop moving and there is scope sway.
At one hand you have human enemies that die fast....so are you, then you got undead and big super soldiers that the only way of beating them is cheating or exploting the ai due to the fact the amount of damage they output is far higher than what you can possibly cause them and since you cant avoid their attacks you will die before managing to kill them.
The weapons being relatively innefective against them apart from the venom gun make this worse.
The venom gun is a mingun with very limited ammo, so you save it for them, the rocketlauncher is useless , the flame thrower has very short range and since you die fight by gunfire and like every flamethrower it takes time to kill an enemy, it is relatively innefective and you better off using guns, the tesla gun also has slow range and when acquired you are up against super soliders to which it is useless.
Other weapons like the dual pistols are pointless since they do as much damage and have the same capacity as the pistol, but use the rare 45 ammo. So you better off using the tommy gun. The silencer is pointless for the pistol since by that time you get a silenced smg which does alot of damage but overheats fast. A ka98 without a scope is crap, with a scope it does more damage and the semi auto rifle is vastly superior.
Aside from that there are a few crappy stealth levels and the later parts of the game are repetive bunkers but the last parts of the game are a very padded out undergound area that offers nothing new or interesting.
In the end the sp is fun for a few hours but really drops the ball later on in every way possible the multiplayer is much better but no one plays.
Vastly overrated game.
This is the best Id Tech 3 game ever, it's the best one after Quake 3 Arena! The graphics are fantastic. The textures look totally realistic, especially the uniforms of the soldiers. Crouch on them and look closely at their uniforms and you'll see! The MP40 metallic texture is also very realistic. The new graphics effects are awesome, the flames of the Flamethrower, the bolts of the Tesla Gun, the trail of the rockets of the Panzerfaust are great! The atmosphere and maps are stunning and amazing. You travel in a Castle in the mountains, German Villages, Military Bases in the forests, Dams, Secret Research Labs in Norway, Half Destroyed cities and Weapons Facilitires, Catacombs, Ruined Castles, a Chateau and Scary Digging Sites in the underground and Cerimonial Sites. The sound effects are also very good, the weapons sounds are great and the soldier's voices are also nice. However the music in certain maps where you are near zombies or other spectral things is also very scary and atmospheric. Gameplay is great, you take more damage than in other games, the weapons are very good, except for the Pistols, I've used the Luger just a few times in the game. I loved the Knife! Did you know that you can play in lots of maps just using stealth and backstabbing people! You can eat food to regain health, take Bottles of Wine and bring them with you and occasionally drink from them to regain health and drink Beer and Latours for additional Stamina for jumping and running. The game is not very hard, and that's good. The four boss battles aren't hard at all, except for the battle with the Uber-Soldat in the X-Labs, that was an hard boss battle. Overall, I didn't use cheats in the entire games! I don't know what to say about the Multiplayer, never played it, but the Singleplayer campaign is worth the entire game for me! Best Id Tech 3 game ever!