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PUBLISHED: 17:48 30 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:42 24 August 2010

A Nazi opens fire

A Nazi opens fire

www.wolfenstein.com Three stars By Alex Wellman FIRST person shoot-em-ups have come a long way since the halcyon days of Doom. My personal favourite was Goldeneye on the N64 which brought a whole new meaning to

www.wolfenstein.com

Three stars

By Alex Wellman

FIRST person shoot-em-ups have come a long way since the halcyon days of Doom.

My personal favourite was Goldeneye on the N64 which brought a whole new meaning to multiplayer but now we come to a game which is a re-make of an old game...sort of.

Wolfenstein first burst onto the cyberspace in 1981 as Castle Wolfenstein and was a standard platform plod on the Commodore 64.

After a few reincarnations, the game is back with you playing B.J. Blazkowicz, a highly decorated member of the Office of Secret Actions (OSA), and expert on the paranormal who has to battle the Nazi's using a mysterious power.

With a small town in the clutches of the Germans, you must use your guile, guns and knowledge of all things otherworldy to defeat the Gerrys.

A black market helps you upgrade your weapons as well as buy new ones and there is also new abilities to achieve that help you jump between dimensions.

While looking great, if you scratch below the surface there is very little to find other than a standard plod through the genre.

Diving between the dimensions is fun as is picking off a vast array of Nazi's but it has all been done before with more sheen.

Wolfenstein is not a terrible game, it is just a good game that does not rock the boat but also offers hardened gamers little more than a quick thrill.


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