Hello old games lovers,
Today is a great day for gaming historians because exactly today in 1992, hence 25 years ago, one of the most influential FPSs of all time or better one of the most influential games of all time has been released. We’re talking about id Software’s Wolfenstein 3D, published by Apogee (if you want to read more about Apogee, you can check here).
Even though existed a Castle Wolfenstein title before, and even though that Wolfestein was quiteb a revolutionary games since it was one of the first “stealth” games. Wolfenstein 3D marks a mnilestone in gaming, that split history in two: 2D games before W3D and 3D games after.
There were obviously other 3D titles before; take for example the first vector graphic games that were in the end, primitive 3D games (maybe not so primitive if we consider some arcade titles such as Star Wars), but omong the FPS, Wolf is worshipped like a pagan god and its influence is still perceivable even today. It introduced (or popularized) a lot key featured of the genre, such as the HUD, the weapon inventory, the first person visual with the weapon of choice clearly visible etc…
So let’s play it once again and if you’ve never done it, do it quickly!