Classic Wolfenstein MP game launches on Steam 19 years late

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Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory was released 19 years ago, and is one of the greatest multiplayer shooters ever to appear on the PC. Unfortunately, some younger readers may have never had the pleasure of playing it, as it had never been released on Steam. Until today!

Note that the game has been available elsewhere all along — ddevelopers Splash Damage hosts it on their website and has even created a guide that will show you how to play it in modern times– but there’s something about a Steam release, with all the convenience and networking and buzz that comes with it, that makes this a little more exciting.

If you’ve never played it, this game was / is incredible, which’s a big reason why people still worry about this release almost 20 years later. The game in World War II, and sets an American side against the Germans, allows for up to 32 players (16v16), who can then be divided into smaller teams of four for better communication.

Seawall Battery, the game's best card

Seawall Battery, the game’s best card
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The communications were good, the classes were neat and balanced, but the real star of this game was its cards. There was a wonderful flow to them, with goals to complete before everyone moved on to a new set of things to attack / defend, and Seawall Battery (above) would not just be on my Top 5 Multiplayer Maps Of All Time list , it would be very close to the top.

As for why the game had not already been on Steam, who knows! You may be wondering if its absence was due to the fact that Zenimax had no interest in publishing and maintaining an old, free-to-play game on the platform. Now that Zenimax, aka Bethesda plays well with Steam and releases all their old games on the serviceHowever Enemy territory has also appeared.

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