The grandaddy of the first person shooter is 20 years old. Wolfenstein 3D kicked off the FPS craze only a scant pair of decades ago- and now it’s free to play.
One of the first PC games that I personally COULD NOT STOP playing, Wolf 3D was a classic the second it went gold. The game not only started a genre, but it also made Nazi-shooting fashionable again… not that it ever really went out of style, but people hadn’t really done it in a while so…
To celebrate the game’s big two-oh, Bethesda and iD Software have made the game 100% free to play right in the comfort of your internet browser. Oh how times have changed, I don’t think my parents’ computer could even run the original when it was released all the way back in 1992.
But say you don’t really dig the whole ‘in-browser scene’ man. Well my hipster friend, you’ll be happy to know that Wolfenstein 3D ‘Platinum edition’ (includes all the expansions… yes, even back then) is 100% free on the iOS App Store for today only– so hustle up.
And just for fun, how ’bout a little vodcast featuring Mr. John Carmack and a discussion about the creation of the game and just how it came to be? That’s what I thought- click here and enjoy.