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.

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.

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