This review pertains the the multiplayer aspect of Review to Castle Wolfenstein: It is rare that a game comes a long and changes so much about a particular genre of game. Return to Castle Wolfenstein is one of them. This is not your normal frag fest. This game emphasizes team work and tactical stratagies over simple getting the most kills. The winning team is not one with the most kills, but rather the one who succesfully completes their objective. Normally one team attacks and one team defends, so for instance, the allied are trying to steal the axis' gold and get it to the get away truck, and the Axis are simply trying to prevent this from happening. The team play comes into effect when you throw in 4 distict classes players can choose from. There is the soldier who can use any weapon, including the large 2 handed ones. The Lt who can call in airstrikes, and mortar bombbardments; and the are also in charge of dishing out ammo to the rest of the team. The combat Engineer is the third type of class. They are incharge of demolitions and have TNT to blow open doors, disable radars, destroy tanks and subs, and many other uses. The engineer also carries more grenades that any other class. The fourth class is the Medic. He has the ability to pass out med packs to heal teammates and a morphine needle to revive fallen comrades so that they may continue the fight. You will need all classes to complete any givin stage. Therefore it is imperative to stick together, protect your medics, and cover eachother. If your engineer goes down before he manages to blow the door to the enemy stronghold, you are going to have to wait for him to respawn and catch back up to you. This adds a whole new dimension of realisim to the game not found in other FPSs. It also forces you to come up with a game plan, and stick with it if you want to be successful. I am not a big fan of online FPSs. However I cannot stop playing RTCW. It makes you feel as if you are a part of WWII. It feels more like a real life chess game than a FPS. If you are interested in WWII, stategic combat, FPSs, or team based games, go out and get this game today! You will not be dissapointed.
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