Bethesda Celebrates 20 Years of Wolfenstein 3D

Wolfenstein 3D, the first person shooter that made the genre popular, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and Bethesda is bringing the party favors with a free to play browser version of the classic!

Wolfenstein 3D, for those who aren’t familiar, was a first person shooter that featured an American soldier named William “B.J.” Blazkowicz as he attempts to escape from the Nazi stronghold, Castle Wolfenstein.  The game launched developer iD Software into the spotlight as a major player and introduced gamers to the FPS genre.  The game is now free to play through your web browser on Bethesda’s website.  A podcast with creator John Carmack is also available for your viewing pleasure below.

This isn’t the first free to play game of the series, however.  Wolfensten: Enemy Territory, which was developed by iD Software and Splash Damage, was released in May of 2003 to players and is still a popular shooter today.

Happy hunting!


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