Wolfenstein 3D: Spear of Destiny | Mini Review

What is it?

Spear of Destiny is a mission pack for the first-person shooter Wolfenstein 3D, developed by id Software and published by Apogee Software and FormGen. Set in World War II but before the events of the main game, our hero B.J. Blazkowicz must infiltrate Castle Nuremberg and retrieve the Spear of Destiny, an artifact that was stolen by the forces of Adolf Hitler.



Can be mindlessly fun in short bursts.
New appearances for bosses.
Some decent new songs.
You fight a demon in Hell, long before the DOOM marine does!
Maps are bigger and more confusing than ever.
Notably higher enemy count.
Few new, meaningful additions.
Scarce items in the first few levels.
Too many long corridors.


Much like the main game, Spear of Destiny is alright to play if you don’t spend too long rattling your head with having to navigate through these mazes, since it still charmingly simple. Then again, the ramp-up in difficulty is simply the by-product of excessive enemy placement and fewer item pick-ups. At least it’s a bit more digestible in size than Wolfenstein 3D.


2 Stars

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