History VideoGame / Wolfenstein

20th Aug '16 4:44:15 AM Psychopompos007
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* ArtifactTitle: The series is named after a place (Castle Wolfenstein) which appears in about half of the series (''Castle Wolfenstein'', ''Wolfenstein 3D'', ''Return to Castle Wolfenstein'' and ''Wolfenstein: The Old Blood'').
15th Jun '16 12:37:38 AM Dirtyblue929
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** Subverted in ''The New Order'', though, where America ''loses'' the war, as does everyone else except Germany.

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** Subverted in ''The New Order'', though, where America ''loses'' the war, as does everyone else except Germany.Germany, leaving it up to a [[MultinationalTeam multinational resistance]] to bring down the Reich.
14th Jun '16 1:24:42 PM Dirtyblue929
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* ''Wolfenstein: The New Colossus'' (TBA)
24th Dec '15 5:15:48 PM Kadorhal
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''Wolfenstein'' is a long-running series of videogames created first by Creator/MuseSoftware, then followed by Creator/IdSoftware, Creator/RavenSoftware, and later by Creator/MachineGames. This series is often regarded as the series which [[GenreLaunch launched]] the FirstPersonShooter genre with VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein 3D}}, alongside VideoGame/{{Doom}}, also by id. So far, the games in the series are the following:

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''Wolfenstein'' is a long-running series of videogames created first by Creator/MuseSoftware, then followed by Creator/IdSoftware, Gray Matter Interactive, Creator/RavenSoftware, and later by Creator/MachineGames. This series is often regarded as the series which [[GenreLaunch launched]] the FirstPersonShooter genre with VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein 3D}}, alongside VideoGame/{{Doom}}, the later ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', also by id. So far, the games in the series are the following:



Most of the series follows the adventures of the soldier William "B.J." Blazkowicz in his war against ThoseWackyNazis. Although ''3D'' had a comical side in some aspects, what with a SecretLevel featuring the VideoGame/PacMan ghosts, later TurnOfTheMillennium entries have a more "serious" thematic, with heavy emphasis on [[{{Ghostapo}} the supernatural and occult]] and [[StupidJetpackHitler experimental weapons development projects regarding]] UsefulNotes/NaziGermany.

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Most of the series follows the adventures of the soldier William "B.J." Blazkowicz in his war against ThoseWackyNazis. Although ''3D'' had a comical side in some aspects, what with a SecretLevel featuring the VideoGame/PacMan ghosts, later TurnOfTheMillennium entries [[CerberusSyndrome have a more "serious" thematic, thematic]], with heavy emphasis on [[{{Ghostapo}} the supernatural and occult]] and [[StupidJetpackHitler experimental weapons development projects regarding]] projects]] regarding UsefulNotes/NaziGermany.



** ''The Old Blood'' is itself sort of a broad-strokes retelling of ''Return to Castle Wolfenstein'' - it has the same basic plot of B.J. and an Agent One being captured in the eponymous castle, B.J. escaping into the nearby town of Wulfburg (via cable car both times, even) after Agent One's demise to meet a local resistance member named Kessler, then taking out a supernatural threat the SS Paranormal Division is currently trying to bring back to use against the Allies.

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** ''The Old Blood'' is itself sort of a broad-strokes retelling of the first chapter of ''Return to Castle Wolfenstein'' - it has the same basic plot of B.J. and an Agent One being captured in the eponymous castle, B.J. escaping into the nearby town of Wulfburg (via via cable car both times, even) after Agent One's demise to meet a local resistance member named Kessler, then taking out a supernatural threat (which is preceded by a random ZombieApocalypse) brought back by the SS Paranormal Division is currently trying to bring back to use against Division, whose activities in the Allies.area are headed by a woman named Helga.
23rd Dec '15 8:33:04 PM Kadorhal
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** Subverted in ''WolfensteinTheNewOrder,'' where America ''loses'' the war, as does everyone else except Germany.

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** Subverted in ''WolfensteinTheNewOrder,'' ''The New Order'', though, where America ''loses'' the war, as does everyone else except Germany.



* BadBoss FatBastard: At least one of them per game, and you get the chance to kick their ass in some way.
* BroadStrokes: This is how later games in the series seem to treat ''Wolfenstein 3D''. It's implied the events of the first game sort of happened, but B.J. never killed Hitler (who still seems to be alive as of ''The New Order'').
* EliteMooks: Mostly the Elite Guard in the FPS games.

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* BadBoss FatBastard: BadBoss[=/=]FatBastard: At least one of them per game, and you get the chance to kick their ass in some way.
* BroadStrokes: BroadStrokes:
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This is how later games in the series seem to treat ''Wolfenstein 3D''. It's implied the events of the first game sort of happened, but B.J. never killed Hitler (who still seems to be alive as of ''The New Order'').
Order''; the prologue of ''The Old Blood'', however, suggests that he ''did'' kill Hitler, they simply [[OurZombiesAreDifferent resurrected him afterwards]]).
** ''The Old Blood'' is itself sort of a broad-strokes retelling of ''Return to Castle Wolfenstein'' - it has the same basic plot of B.J. and an Agent One being captured in the eponymous castle, B.J. escaping into the nearby town of Wulfburg (via cable car both times, even) after Agent One's demise to meet a local resistance member named Kessler, then taking out a supernatural threat the SS Paranormal Division is currently trying to bring back to use against the Allies.
* EliteMooks: Mostly Every game has some form of them. ''[=RtCW=]'' and the Elite Guard in the FPS games.2009 one make them [[AmazonBrigade female]].



** ''Return to Castle Wolfenstein'': Helga von Burlew is investigating reports of magic in an ancient crypt, and when B.J pursues her there, he fights against a ZombieApocalypse and [[OurLichesAreDifferent an undead warlord from centuries past]].
** ''The Old Blood'': The iffiest of the three, since [[AllThereInTheManual lore scattered throughout the game]] makes it clear that [[spoiler: the ZombieApocalypse and the EldritchAbomination]] are the creation of alchemical experiments rather than sorcery. It depends on how one views alchemy; retro-themed SuperScience or [[AlchemyIsMagic a form of magic]].
* GratuitousGerman: As it's a WorldWarII game, it wastes no chance to spew gratuitous german phrases.
* HundredPercentCompletion: Across the games (mostly prevalent in the [=FPSes=], with the possible exceptions of ''RTCW'' and ''W:ET'') there are many secrets and trasures scattered across the levels which serve for a major objective.

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** ''Return to Castle Wolfenstein'': Helga von Burlew is Bulow and the rest of the SS Paranormal Division are investigating reports of magic in an ancient crypt, and when B.J pursues her there, he fights against first a ZombieApocalypse and ZombieApocalypse, then later [[OurLichesAreDifferent an undead warlord from centuries past]].
** ''The Old Blood'': The iffiest of the three, since [[AllThereInTheManual lore scattered throughout the game]] makes it clear that [[spoiler: the ZombieApocalypse and the EldritchAbomination]] are the creation of alchemical experiments rather than sorcery. It depends on how whether one views alchemy; alchemy as retro-themed SuperScience or [[AlchemyIsMagic a form of magic]].
* GratuitousGerman: As it's a WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII-based game, it wastes no chance to spew gratuitous german German phrases.
* HundredPercentCompletion: Across the games (mostly prevalent in the [=FPSes=], with the possible exceptions of ''RTCW'' and ''W:ET'') [=FPSes=]) there are many secrets and trasures treasures scattered across the levels which serve for a major objective.



* StupidJetpackHitler: Iconic to the series as a whole since it first became a 3d FPS series. ''Wolfenstein 3D'' famously involves UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler in a mecha suit as a boss and cybernetically augmented, zombie-like "mutants" in its first expansion. ''Return to Castle Wolfenstein'' features actual jetpack-equipped Nazi troopers, bio-engineered monsters and the Ubersoldaten, who could be either EliteMooks in PowerArmor, cyborgs or robots. The 2009 game and ''The New Order'' go full-fledged DieselPunk.

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* StupidJetpackHitler: Iconic to the series as a whole since it first became a 3d FPS series. ''Wolfenstein 3D'' famously involves UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler in a mecha suit as a the final boss and cybernetically augmented, zombie-like "mutants" in its first expansion. ''Return to Castle Wolfenstein'' features actual jetpack-equipped Nazi troopers, bio-engineered monsters and the Ubersoldaten, who could be either EliteMooks in PowerArmor, cyborgs or robots. The 2009 game and ''The New Order'' go full-fledged DieselPunk.



* NaziGold
* NaziHunter: BJ Blazkowicz, and he only hunts Nazis.

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* NaziGold
NaziGold: A common bonus to collect across the games.
* NaziHunter: BJ Blazkowicz, and he only hunts Nazis.Blazkowicz.
9th Dec '15 2:21:34 PM WillKeaton
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* GratuitousGerman: Though it's a WorldWarII game, it wastes no chance in spewing gratuitous german phrases to everything.

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* GratuitousGerman: Though As it's a WorldWarII game, it wastes no chance in spewing to spew gratuitous german phrases to everything.phrases.
9th Dec '15 2:20:42 PM WillKeaton
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** Subverted in WolfensteinTheNewOrder, where America ''loses'' the war, as does everyone else except Germany.

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** Subverted in WolfensteinTheNewOrder, ''WolfensteinTheNewOrder,'' where America ''loses'' the war, as does everyone else except Germany.
12th Nov '15 3:13:18 PM Mhazard
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* NaziHunter: BJ Blazkowicz, and he only hunts Nazis.
12th Sep '15 6:50:50 PM Berrenta
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* AmericaWinsTheWar: The saga is all about B.J. taking on the Nazis [[OneManArmy all by himself]].

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* AmericaWinsTheWar: AmericaWonWorldWarII: The saga is all about B.J. taking on the Nazis [[OneManArmy all by himself]].
8th Sep '15 11:30:24 AM WanderingBrowser
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