Wolfenstein 3D free on iOS

The great-grandaddy of first-person shooters, Wolfenstein 3D, today celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Released in 1992, the game gave rise to a fledgling studio of plucky young upstarts called id software, who later went on to make a little game called Doom. (Perhaps you've heard of it?) While that game is perhaps the better known of the two, Wolfenstein 3D is considered the birth of the genre that continues to be the cornerstone of gaming to this day.

To mark the occasion, Bethesda is giving away the entire iOS version of Wolfenstein 3D for the princely sum of naught. Ziltch. Free. Go ahead, download the entire game right now and shoot Nazis on the bus. Don't have an iDevice? No problem, just head here to play the game in your web browser. Everybody wins!

Also, be sure to check out Bethesda's special video podcast, which sees John Carmack revisiting the game and explaining the design process. It's an insightful watch.

Question is, does Wolfenstein 3D still hold up today? Or is merely a dusty digital relic? Let us know in the comments.


  • DrFred79 - May 10, 2012 2:51 a.m.

    Thanks for the info. Everybody already said aufwiedersehen to productvity at work today :)
  • PevMaster - May 10, 2012 7:51 a.m.

    Downloaded it today. I'd never played it before, and even though it is a bit aged I'd say it was worth downloading.
  • Larinah - May 10, 2012 8:53 a.m.

    I think it still holds up today, minus one thing... that spinning perspective of the old fps games like Duke 3d and quake. It starts to give me a headache if I play it too long, but that's just technical limitations.

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