181 of 193 people (94%) found this review helpful 31 people found this review funny
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
A classic for sure. My personal favorite WWII game....it's historically accurate in my book.
Play If: You love shooting nazis, love shooting zombies, love ID games, are in love with old school shooters
Don't Play If: You need shooters to be more "modern", need amazing graphics (in its defense this game was a graphical masterpiece in its day), like historically accurate WWII games, think shooters need regenerating health
Return to Castle Wolfenstien has been my favorite game every since I found my dad playing it when I was little. I would sit on his lap and watch him play. I've mastered this game and played custom maps or mods I even played with HD textures. This game has been my one time favorite I used to own it on disk or downloaded I geuss until one day I got this game on steam and now I have played it for a very long time. So I'd recommend you try this game out.
152 of 167 people (91%) found this review helpful 5 people found this review funny
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 23, 2015
Powered by id's Quake 3 technology and released in 2001, Gray Matter's Return to Castle Wolfenstein features a tremendous campaign spanning over 25 levels across numerous missions. Soaking rich in atmosphere and modded to support current widescreen resolutions, the campaign is an excellent precursor to 2014's Wolfenstein A New Order.
Despite it's age the game plays perfectly. Combat at times is brutal and difficult. The AI is a great challenge and surpasses many a modern title. Weapons are inventive and feature what be may be the most well implemented chain gun ever to grace a video game. The game falls far short of New Order's stealth mechanics but the combat is so over the top satisfying that I doubt anyone would notice.
Gray Matter Interactive developed Return to Castle Wolfenstein. The studio was acquired by Activision in 2002 and later merged into Treyarch of Call of Duty fame.
Return to Castle Wolfenstein; a true classic, a phenomenal FPS that has aged well and plays well on modern systems.
108 of 114 people (95%) found this review helpful 1 person found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2013
Fast, bloody, and bloody brilliant. RtCW is a fantastic blend of fast-paced shooter action, stealth and exploration. Levels are huge and offer many secrets and the occasional puzzle, enemies are tough and fairly intelligent and come in many varieties. I could go on, but really if you like your classic fast paced FPS action games like Doom or Duke Nukem but also appeciate a bit of stealth then you should really take a look at this.
One of the best multiplayer games of the early 2000s. If you want the multiplayer, there is still an active community of players playing Enemy Territory, which was going to be a full release, but was scrapped and released to the public as a stand alone free multiplayer game. No free to play mechanics, just solid multiplayer action. The single player can be great, but I probably wear nostalgic eyes, as I bought and played this game when it first came out in Nov 2001.
98 of 103 people (95%) found this review helpful 1 person found this review funny
37.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 9, 2014
+ Great Audio/Video (it was released in 2001) + Awesome multiplayer (+ Enemy Territory) + FLAMETHROWER <3 + Most of the missions You can beat by being stealthy or rushing all the time + Pretty good AI...
- ... which sometimes is weird. - Last boss is too easy