In Wolfenstein you play B.J. Blazkowicz, a highly decorated member of the office of Secret Actions(OSA).
The Wolfenstein Franchise is still alive and strong :D
Unfortunately, the game suffers from todays FPS trends, such as head bobbing and health regeneration.
However, the intelligent AI and gameplay make up for it. The graphics also help spice up the nicely detailed levels and searching for gold, intel and tomes give the player a nice treat for being perceptive, such as weapon upgrades and new story discoveries.
Overall, a nice edition to a well known franchise. While the mod support for this game is practically non-existent, this shouldn't deter true fans from enjoying Wolfenstein :>
Wolfenstein was developed by Raven Software and published by Activision.
This is a good game, and it is a proof of how much guys at Raven are creative.
I believe the whole game can be summed up with one simple nickname I have made for it. Hexenstein.
Like Hexen this is an FPS with a hub system, meaning the game is not entirely linear. Plus there are dozens of secrets scattered through out the levels, including something from a Raven's game Heretic. The Tome Of Power. This is a really neat homage to Heretic! You will use the tomes not to enchant your weapons this time, but to upgrade your magic abilities.
The enemy AI is really awesome, they will use everything they can against you and it really works! It's not just a gimmick, you'll die a lot! Like in Hexen enemies do repopulate.
Then there are things which I didn't liked, like regenerating health and boss fights. But really, when did the Wolfenstein series had good boss fights? And then there's head bobbing which is annoying too.
I also didn't liked the game's save system, it's not traditional in any way and if more than one player uses the same PC for single player there will be trouble. Also there's a complete lack of the knife.
But it's a really good entry in the series and I feel like Raven Software did a good job.
As a big fan of Hexen I have wondered how it would look if it was done today, and this is the answer.