Review by Seto Kaiba 1

Reviewed: 01/03/05

A superb addition to the Wolfenstein series and any FPSer's Collection

Introduction: Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Operation Resurrection takes place around Word War II, and takes a twist from standard World War II FPS games. Instead of focusing on the war itself, it focuses on a factual Nazi organization know as the S.S. In the game, you must investigate an operation by the S.S., named “Operation Resurrection”. Hence the title.

Gameplay: This game is divided into mission, which are further divided into levels. The levels are a nice feature, as this gives an extra feeling of refreshment after beating a level, and gives you an idea of how far you are into the mission.

A nice feature of this game that is lacking in many other FPS games is the fact that you can save when ever you want during a mission. This is very convenient, as if you’re having trouble with one part you can can save before it instead of having to do the entire level all over again, especially at the end of one.

The actually game play is similar to most FPS games. You have a variety of weapons, which expand from standard World War II weapons to more interesting weapons, which you’ll get closer to the end.

There are also various secrets hidden in most levels, which provides as a nice addition to gameplay.

Plot: The plot is one of the best points in this game. It surpasses the normal plot of many World War II games as it enters an investigation of Operation Resurrection. As you progress through the game, you learn more an more about the operation and the plans of the S.S., which leads to the final showdown at the end. Obviously, I won’t spoil it for you but you’ll be gunning down far more than just Nazis.

Sound: The sound of this game sets the mood perfectly. You can hear the sounds of everything around you, as you would in real life. You can hear the sound of people walking, conversations between nearby Nazis, nearby battles, etc.

The best part about the sound is the background music changes to fit the events of gameplay, as it would in a movie for example.

Graphics: The graphics are standard for FPS games.

Replay value: Though the game is longer than most FPS games, it has no multiplayer mode. Thus, Replay Value is the game’s only real flaw.

Final Recommendation:

This is one of my favorite FPS games, and I strongly suggest you get it if you’re a fan of FPS games. Though it’s an excellent addition to any collection, if you’re more of the type to never play a game after beating the last level or get games mainly to play with your friends, it would probably be a better financial decision to rent it.

Rating:   4.5 - Outstanding

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