Wolfenstein: The New Order may have the best gaming homage ever

Modern gaming at its finest.

Modern gaming at its finest.

In the newest Wolfenstein game, out today for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC, you’ll play as Captain B.J. Blazkowicz, an American war hero out to take on the Nazi regime and the evil General Wilhelm Strasse.

In what might be the best homage to classic gaming I’ve ever seen, the new title has a beautifully recreated level from one of the original iterations of the popular gaming title Wolfenstein 3D, which came out in 1992 and made its way to every computing platform at the time, including the Apple II and Mac OS, and has recently been ported to iOS as well.

The video below shows this awesome throwback to the original game, blocky graphics and all, in what looks to be a dream sequence in The New Order.

Wolfenstein: The New Order may have the best gaming homage ever

Let’s all pause a moment and remember the first time we played Wolfenstein. For me, it was Wolfenstein 3D on my Mac Performa 638CD. This game is right up there with Bungie’s Marathon and Cyan’s Myst as one of the formative Mac gaming experiences I had back in the 1990s.

Also, I am now officially old.

Wolfenstein: The New Order is out today, and can be purchased at your favorite gaming shop or online for $59.99.

  • http://techdweeb.com univac

    Yes, but making me feel even older is the fact that I played (and loved) the actual original Castle Wolfenstein on the Apple ][. This was a top-down maze-like game that allowed you to find trunks of Nazi uniforms to disguise yourself and hide among the enemy in your quest to find the castle plans in order to take down Hitler. The chests also contained funny stuff like “Liebfraumilch,” Schnapps, and Eva Braun’s diary. The game also sported sampled voice bits (a first for gaming at that time) with Nazis screaming “Halt” and “Kommen Sie!”and was also unique in that the walls were destructible with grenades and remembered your progress as you went along. No one ever mentions this iteration, always mentioning Wolfenstein 3D as the original in the Wolfenstein series…Look it up on wikipedia for some nostalgic geekiness.

  • epicnetwork

    Free beta code key Wolfstein the new order can go to the page and check it yourself http://wolfsteincode.blogspot.com/ Enjoy guys:

  • Zeus o’ the North

    $55? Swing and a miss. No one is going to buy that game.

  • sur0x

    Hey guys Wolfenstein only 39$ here!!!

    https://www.g2a.com/r/wolfestein-new-order

  • PeaceLovePie

    sadly no mac version of wolfenstein: New Order yet. after the history on apple products and mac’s…. no idea when Bethesda isn’t supporting Mac OS X.

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