Unbelievable, this game is still rocking and smashing modern shooter's...
Story: The story in RTCW is very simple and straight forward, Allied agents from the fictional "Office of Secret Actions" are sent to investigate rumors surrounding one of Heinrich Himmler's personal projects, the SS Paranormal Division. The agents are, however, captured before completing their mission and are imprisoned in Castle Wolfenstein. Taking the role of Blazkowicz, the player must escape the castle and continue investigating the activities of the SS Paranormal Division, which include research on resurrecting corpses, biotechnology, and secret weapons. Well, this story might be, like I said before, simple and very straight forward but, there is an huge but... the story is awesomely done, it's amazing, the character's are amazing, there are numerous memorable moments and the best thing of all is that this game is an total reboot from the original Wolfenstein. This is probably the best reboot that nails and improves everything on the original. The story might be simple but it has some great pacing and it combines perfectly three types of genres: Action, Horror and Science Fiction. This is also combined with a great setting in therms of history and location. This game also combines two great things that many games of today don't even come close to achieve, Return to Castle Wolfenstein flawless combines Modern with Classic, and this I'll develop on the Gameplay tab.
. Strong and Simple Plot;
. Great Character's;
. Great Historical and Physical Setting;
. Perfect Combination of three genre's;
. There is no negative point's, yet :P
Like I said before, Return to Castle Wolfenstein is a great Cocktail of New and Old, in other words, RTCW mixes the Modern FPS Gameplay Mechanics with the layout from the classics like Doom or the original Wolfenstein. There is no Health Regeneration, if you want health go find some, you want replayability, go find some treasures on the map, you want fun? Play the game from the beginning to the end, find all the treasures, and shoot lot's and lot's of bullet's from an huge arsenal of weapons. The best thing of all is that the enemy A.I is responsive and smart, the map's layout is incredible mind blowing and the gameplay is very responsive, fluid and polished. I am trying to find some bugs or glitches, but the only ones that I find are some glitches on the textures and sometimes the enemy A.I kinda get's lost... but these are not game breaking problems and they are actually not from the game, they happen because the game is old and not entirely compatible with Windows 7.
. Perfect mix of Old and New;
. Great enemy A.I;
. Great map's Layout's;
. Great value and replayability;
. Very responsive, fluid and polished gameplay;
. Some problems with compatibility with some of the latest operational systems;
Well, this game is old, and an simple graphical remake would be awesome. I still like the graphics but I cannot deny that they are old, but when it was released it was top notch, the animations are awesome, the enemy model's were very detailed, the atmosphere was helped with a dark tone provided by the game graphics, and a lot more thing. The Soundtrack is great and the sound design might be ever better then some of these so called FPS's...
. Great Soundtrack;
. Great Sound Design;
. Great Graphics;
. I think that Return to Castle Wolfenstein needs an High Definition relaunch;
What am I going to say in here... Go download the free multiplayer and play it! Seriously, the multiplayer for RTCW is amazing.it has everything that makes an multiplayer good and frenetic. The gameplay is solid, the game modes and maps are well balanced for booth teams and everything is skill based. So Why don't you give an little try.
. It has everything to make the player addicted and the maps/mods are well balanced for booth teams playing;
. Some connection problems and some server's are heavily modded, making the player waist a lot of time on downloading in order to play and experience the game;
Story: 9.8 out of 10
Gameplay: 10 out of 10
Graphics/Audio: 9.5 out of 10
Multiplayer: 10 out of 10
Final Score: 10 (9.8) out of 10
Why don't developer's follow Return to Castle Wolfenstein example and create awesome games? Is it expensive and time of development higher? Yes, but in the end, it's for a good cause. Thanks for reading my little review of this amazing classic and I hope you enjoyed reading it.