A good multiplayer. But a markedly poor Single Player Campaign

User Rating: 6.5 | Return to Castle Wolfenstein PC
1. Gameplay - The gameplay is fairly similar to any other FPS game. You have an array of weapons, which can be aimed down the sight. Shoot nearly everything that moves. The multiplayer divides the players into two teams - the allies and the axis, with the allied being given missions related to destruction or capture of axis structures and documents, while axis missions in general pertain to the protection of the same. As far as the single player mission goes, the Setting is in the castle of Wolfenstein in Germany. You play B.J. Blazkowicz. The enemies is the game range from SS soldiers to Zombies.

2. Story - The story starts with 2 allied agents B.J. Blazkowicz and Agent One being sent into Germany to investigate the work of the SS Paranormal Division under Heinrich Himmler. Agent One is killed during interrogation. B.J. however escapes from prison and meets up with an agent of the German Resistance. He comes to know that the SS Paranormal Division under Oberführer Helga von Bulow had been the catacombs and crypts of an ancient church. The divisions sloppiness led to the release of hordes of undead creatures. Regardless B.J. descends into the crypt fighting both SS and undead arriving at the Church of defiling, where Nazi Scientist Zemph was conducting experiments on life essence extraction. He tries to persuade von Bulow to not retrieve an ancient Thulian artifact, the Dagger of Warding. Heedless she extracts it and as a result she releases Olaric who devours her before being defeated by B.J. B.J. is airlifted with Zemph's notes. He then proceeds to foil a viral attack on London by destroying the V2 launchpad. From there he comes to know of the SS special projects division head Wilhelm "Deathshead" Strasse. He proceeds to find more about him and finds about the prototype handheld Venom Gun, a handheld minigun. Unintentionally, B.J. releases a large number of horrific creatures from the Secret Weapons Lab. He further proceeds to a secret Axis Lab and destroys the nearly completed supersoldier and kills all the scientists working on it. He also retrieves Strasse's journal. From there he learns that the Nazi plan on resurrecting Heinricg I, a powerful Saxon king. Finally he gets to Castle Wolfenstein. He fights his way through hordes of undead to finally reach the ceremony too late. Heinrich I is fully resurrected. He transforms the supersoldiers into Dark Knights. In a climactic battle B.J. defeats the Dark Knights and Heinrich I, as Himmler watches the battle in horror from afar.

3. Graphics - The graphics are not something really great, but a decent effort no doubt.

4. Music and Sound - A really creepy music and sound effect adds to the environment of horror to perfection.

A good game but a bizarre and disjoint plot makes the Single Player a real pain to play. The multiplayer is the only reason I could recommend it to anyone.