Return to Castle Wolfenstein (2001)

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1945, The Nazis are planning to resurrect Heinrich I, after being imprisoned. It is up to B.J Blazkowicz, an O.S.A soldier, to foil the operation.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Director (voice)
James Alcroft ...
Jack (voice)
Higgs / Nazi Soldier #2 (voice)
Jonathan David Cook ...
Heinrich (voice) (as Jonathan Cook)
Murphy (voice)
Nazi Cmdr. Helga Von Bulow / Nazi Woman #1 (voice)
Drew Markham ...
Nazi Soldier #1 (voice)
Peter Renaday ...
Monk (voice) (as Pete Renaday)
Nazi Soldier #3 (voice)
Gaille Heideman ...
Nazi Woman #2 (voice)
Nazi Soldier #4 (voice)
Lt. B.J. Blazkowicz (PS2 version) (voice) (as Matthew Kaminsky)
Agent One (PS2 version) (voice)
Brian Mysliwy ...
Army Major / Egyptian #1 / Prologue German #1 (PS2 version) (voice)
Egyptian #2 / Prologue German #2 (PS2 version) (voice)


You play B.J. Blazkowicz, an World War II American secret agent, who is sent to investigate reports of bizarre experiments being conducted by Nazi Germany's special weapons research facilities involving the occult. What you find is more frightening than can be imagined and that much harder to stop as you must battle not only the Nazi hordes, but also the stuff of nightmares not including the monstrosities that twisted Nazi science have created. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <>

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19 November 2001 (USA)  »

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Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Operation Resurrection  »

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Lyrics by Horst Wessel
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20 August 2004 | by (Tallahassee) – See all my reviews

Return to Castle Wolfenstein is a well-executed update to id's Wolfenstein 3d from 1991. While the storyline is original (though it obviously rips from Raiders of the Lost Ark), there are a few technical issues that my anal-retentive brain just can't leave alone. Fortunately, I won't go into them here.

Once again placing the player into the well-worn boots of BJ Blazkowicz, the game starts you off just as the original did; you were captured and tossed into the dungeon of Castle Wolfenstein, and you just killed your guard. The start even looks about the same; You're looking at the door to your cell, the body of your guard in front of you. However, the original started you with his gun and 8 rounds. Here, you start with your knife (which looks like a Fairbairn-Sykes model), but you don't have to go very far for your first pistol (it's in the doorframe).

As the game travels through the Balkans, occupied Norway, and, of course, Germany itself, you almost feel like those are your hands holding that "borrowed" MP40. In one mission where you must escort a "liberated" Panzer through a town, you feel as though you're walking through a bombed-out city; piles of rubble line the roads, buildings look unsteady, and many of the NPC's you encounter have bandages applied.

My main gripe is that the members of the Wehrmacht you encounter speak in accented English. Sometimes, they'll say something in German (like when they're muttering to themselves, or when it'd be very easy to figure out what they mean), but when it's a miniature cutscene (the second and third people encountered on the Norway mission come readily to mind), the conversation is mostly in English.

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