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Wolfenstein (series)

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Basic Information
id Software, MachineGames
Bethesda Softworks
Science-Fiction, Fantasy
First-person Shooter
Apple II, GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, SNES, Atari Jaguar, Game Boy Advance, iOS, 3DO Interactive Multiplayer, MS-DOS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Acorn Archimedes, Macintosh, macOS, PlayStation 2 and Xbox

Wolfenstein is a franchise of World War II fantasy-themed computer and video games first developed Muse Software and followed up by id Software[1]. Later games in the series by id Software follows an American soldier named William "B.J." Blazkowicz.

Games[edit | edit source]

The first in the series was Castle Wolfenstein a 2-d adventure game released on the Apple II, written by Silas Warner, and was followed up by Beyond Castle Wolfenstein.[2] This was further followed up by Wolfenstein 3-D.

Name Year of
PC Apple Consoles Mobile
Wolfenstein 3D 1992 MS-DOS,
Acorn Archimedes
Mac, Apple IIGS SNES, Jaguar, 3DO, GBA iPhone
Spear of Destiny 1992 MS-DOS No No No
Return to Castle Wolfenstein 2001 Windows, Linux Mac OS X PS2, Xbox No
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory 2003 Windows, Linux Mac OS X No No
Wolfenstein RPG 2008 No No No Mobile phones, iPhone
Wolfenstein 2009 Windows No PS3, Xbox 360 No

Related games[edit | edit source]

  1. Castle Wolfenstein (1981) and Beyond Castle Wolfenstein (1984) - id's inspiration for the series.
  2. Commander Keen (1990) - William Joseph "Billy Blaze" Blazkowicz II (Commander Keen) is the grandson of William "B.J." Blazkowicz.
  3. Doom II: Hell on Earth (1994) - Level 31 (Wolfenstein) of Doom II is based on the first level of Wolfenstein 3D, and Level 32 (Grosse) is a Wolfenstein-based level mixed with elements of Doom.
  4. Super 3D Noah's Ark (1994) - Wolfenstein 3D with modified graphics and sounds.
  5. Rise of the Triad: Dark War (1995) - Was originally going to be a sequel to Wolfenstein 3D called Rise of the Triad: Wolfenstein 3D II.
  6. Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (2007) - Enemy Territory: Quake Wars is a spin-off of Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. From Sun Tzu to Xbox: War and Video Games, Ed Halter, pg 155
  2. From Sun Tzu to Xbox: War and Video Games, Ed Halter, pg 155

External links[edit | edit source]

Wolfenstein series
Castle Wolfenstein - Beyond Castle Wolfenstein - Wolfenstein 3D - Spear of Destiny - Return to Castle Wolfenstein - Enemy Territory - Wolfenstein - Wolfenstein RPG - Wolfenstein: The New Order - Wolfenstein: The Old Blood