I probably shouldn’t have been playing this game as a kid, but it was fun! After all, this game has a MATURE rating for a reason, with all the blood and whatnot - pixelated as it may be. Still, for a game as old as it is, it’s actually held up really well!
Pros of Wolfenstein 3D
I’m one of those 100% gamers who try to do absolutely everything. And this game is great for that! In addition to tons of secret rooms that you can find by pushing walls, there’s also a secret level for each of the six episodes! Really, you can play this game for years and never find everything. The level design is that deep!
Over the years, there have even been mods made for Wolfenstein 3D that allow for endless extra hours of gameplay, testing the limits of the original game engine! So, the replayability of this game is pretty crazy high!
Also, you get to be the “good guy” and help take down some pretty evil baddies!
Cons of Wolfenstein 3D?
Are there any? Perhaps the biggest knock you could have against the game is that the entirety of the game’s six episodes can technically be completed within half an hour if you know what you’re doing.
Observe this speed-run:
And yeah, it’s really dated. But for a game that’s over 25 years old, what can you really expect?
It’s pretty hard to come across a copy of this game that you can buy these days. So I won’t be linking to any, but you can certainly find it online if you really want to play it! Of course, there are tons of people on YouTube that have played it, so if you want the full experience, there’s this 100% walkthrough by Big Mac Davis!