Return to Castle Wolfenstein (2001)

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You play a World War II American intelligence agent who must stop various Nazi special weapons projects predominately involving the occult.



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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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An update of the original Wolfenstein 3D (1992) from 1992, which popularized the first-person shooter genre of games. Wolfenstein 3D was in turn based on a series of Castle Wolfenstein games produced for home computers such as the Apple II in the early 1980s. See more »


Followed by Wolfenstein: The New Order (2014) See more »


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the best first person shoot em up ever made.
13 December 2003 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

i always thought Doom & Doom 2 were the best shoot em up`s ever that was untill i saw Wolfy..aka..Return To Castle Wolfenstein.

this game rules in almost every department, story, atmosphere which is a cross between action and horror, graphics are decent as well.

the game is a gripping one and it doesn`t let go untill the end you keep playing because it`s fun and it draws you into the world of Lt B.J Blazcowicz (the character you play), it`s set 14/15th march 1943 and is about you an agent for the OSA and you have to investigate some rumours and stuff surrounding the nazi`s and some kind of ritual that they plan on doing to bring back some kind of pre-saxon demon king called (`Heinrich I`).

some level`s are all out action and others require a tiny bit of stealth which is good because i hate games that are all about stealth and nothing more...Metal Gear Solid...Splinter Cell.

the atmosphere in some levels are excellent well it is excellent in all levels, but in levels like The Catacombs & the level that leads to the ceremony site are almost survival horror atmosphere: silent hill & resident evil.

my a guy i know, Alec prefers quake 3 to this game, but he`s crap at this he`s good at quake 3 he tries to use his quake 3 player experience on Wolfenstein THIS IS WHERE HE`S GOING WRONG,

this game is in a different league from quake 3 so it is (1) this is far far superior for game play and controls, (2) it`s more addictive if your not into online gaming, even though this game has online stuff but the offline story mode is something thats yet to be beaten.

Alec tries to jump around in this game like he does in quake 3 but the guy in this game gets tired after a few jumps (realistic unlike in quake 3 where the characters never tire) so Alec end`s up getting killed because he`s used to playing quake 3.

he also said one time that he`d rather play Banjo & Kazooi for the n64 rather than play Mafia for the pc ? probably because he cant get past the first couple of levels in it.

when you play Return To Castle Wolfenstein it makes you feel as if your in world war 2 AND in a big budget hollywood movie at the same time, i think the music has something to do with it :).

this game should be turned into a movie definately, AS LONG AS paul anderson (resident evil movie) doesn`t get his stinking paws on it, surely John Carmack wouldn`t let that happen ?.

oh a little peice of news for fans of ID Software`s game`s Doom the movie is on it`s way as well so yipee!!!!!.

all we need now is a movie of this excellent game (*hollywood are you listening*).

rating for this game: 12/10...rating for atmosphere...12/10...rating for game play 12/10.

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