In honor of the 20th anniversary of the iconic shooter game “Wolfenstein 3D,” game maker Bethesda announced on the game’s Facebook page that the game would be available for free online and on iTunes for a limited time.
“Wolfenstein 3D,” which was software game developer id Software’s breakout hit, rose to popularity in early 1990s among the first 3-D games. The game laid the groundwork for the first-person shooter genre to follow, spawning a generation of 3-D games, including Doom and Quake.
“Wolfenstein 3D” pits the player, a captured American spy, against an army of World War II Nazis within Castle Wolfenstein. In the final episode, the player would fight through Nazi soldiers, attack the bunker under the Reichstag in Berlin, and eventually take up a duel against Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.