War and battle games have always been preferred by gamers and Wolfenstein presented a series of great games that satisfied the needs of these players. These games are all World War II themed and the original game was created by Muse Software. Most of the games in the series focus on William Blazkowicz and his fight against the Nazi’s. The very first game of the series was offered in 1981 for Apple II, MS-DOS, Atari and Commodore 64. This game was titles Castle Wolfenstein, which was followed by a new release in 1984, Beyond Castle Wolfenstein, also available on the same platforms.
The game did not see any enhancements or new versions for almost 10 years, when in 1992, id Software created Wolfenstein 3D and Spear of Destiny. These games were offered in MS-DOS, Mac OS, Apple II and Atari platforms. During the 2000s, the game was released again, offering enhanced graphics, more game play scenarios and a variety of upgrades. In 2001, windows and Linux players enjoyed Return to Castle Wolfenstein and in 2003, the Wolfenstein Enemy Territory version was released. This was followed by Wolfenstein ROG in 2008, Wolfenstein in 2009 and Wolfenstein: The New Order in 2014.
Wolfenstein 3D was perhaps the most popular DOS version of the game and it was offered to players in 2002. With this game, there were 10 levels of play in a single episode. The game has players assuming the role of an Allied spy who attempts to escape from Castle Wolfenstein. After the initial escape, the spy will then carry out various missions to win the game.
Wolfenstein 3D is one of the most popular MS-DOS games and it was a massive success. It is regarded as being the game that helped to popularize war games on a PC and it was also the pioneer game for run-and-gun action, which later lead to first-person shooter games.
Though the graphics are basic and the gameplay is not overly active, this game took the industry by a storm and quickly became one of the most played DOS games available. Over the years, it was offered on video game consoles, allowing players to enjoy animations, 3D graphics and a variety of new controls that made the game much more realistic.
|Wolfenstein 3D v1.0 Shareware Episode (652,266 bytes)
||5 May 1992
|Wolfenstein 3D v1.1 Shareware Episode (670,919 bytes)
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|Wolfenstein 3D v1.2 Shareware Episode (642,920 bytes)
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|Wolfenstein 3D v1.4 Shareware Episode (730,476 bytes)
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