This mod is intended to enhance Wolfenstein single-player and improve gameplay balance, making it feel more like a true sequel to the 2001 game Return to Castle Wolfenstein. Retrostein combines the powerful weapons, paranormal abilities and regenerating health of Wolfenstein 2009 with the tough enemies of RtCW, ensuring that the game maintains a fair level of challenge throughout. Now Heavy Troopers and Elite Guards will be enemies to be feared, and you will want to buy ammo for special weapons like the Panzershreck and Tesla Gun. Retrostein also includes some (but not all) of the HUD/movement features from Neurological's "NeuroWolf" mod, designed to make the game feel less "consolized".
Recommended for Wolfenstein newcomers - an alternative version that does not remove Button Tips like "Press F to Travel to Midtown East". Level transitions have no icon so without button tips there is no indication that a door or a vehicle is actually the entrance to a new area or mission. Unfortunately keeping those important messages also means keeping the obvious messages like "Press R to Reload" or "Press F to Pick Up", but that is better than being unable to find the next mission, or accidentally triggering one when you are searching for collectibles. Experienced players that remember where the level transitions are located should instead use the standard version that removes all Button Tips.