Killing Nazis Ain't Easy
BJ Blazkowicz, Wolfenstein's famed protagonist, is in an unenviable situation yetagain. With World War II blazing around him, the Nazis are making aggressive movesin an attempt to turn the war permanently in favor of the Axis. Naturally, inWolfenstein's epic lore, this means that the Nazis are chasing after the supernaturaland occult via the SS Paranormal Division, modeled after the very real Nazi SS squadthat existed during the equally-real battles of World War II, known as Ahnenerbe.Specifically, the Nazis in Wolfenstein are after powers granted by something calledthe Black Sun. And that is where you, playing as Agent Blazkowicz, come into play. There's nothing even remotely easy about Wolfenstein, not if you're playing on achallenging difficulty level (and why wouldn't you?) There's a lot to be seen and donein Wolfenstein. There are myriad missions to complete, side quests to undertake,weapons to find and upgrade, and of course, a plethora of secret items to uncover allover the place (in the form of gold, intel and Tomes of Power). This Basics section isdesigned to help you understand some of the game's finer points, so that you knowprecisely what you're getting yourself into. Below this are a few more fundamentals.Switch over to the next page to find some information on Advanced Tactics. Andfinally, a page removed from there, you'll find our typical Ten Tips section, outliningten points you should keep in mind moving forward.
This iteration of Wolfenstein is quite far removed from its predecessors. While it's stilla first-person shooter full of extraordinary action and adventure, Wolfenstein hasopened up somewhat, into something far less linear, and far more customizable.Events in the game take place primarily from a town in Germany called Isenstadt.More specifically, Isenstadt is located in Austria, but during the course of World War II,the two countries were essentially one, indistinguishable locale (Hitler was Austrian,after all). Isenstadt is home, in Wolfenstein, to a resistance group known as theKreisau Circle. And yes, the Kreisau Circle was also a real group during World War II. They were one of the
rare German-based resistance groups that carried outa guerilla campaign against the Nazis.