If you’re one of us more ancient types, you may remember a free little stand-alone mod for Return To Castle Wolfenstein called Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. It was all the rage at the beginning of the 2000’s, with countless folks playing it online and on local LANs. The premise? It’s a team-based multiplayer shooter where players join the Allies or Axis and square-off to complete a series of objectives across a handful of maps, all based on theatres of the Second World War.
There are many obvious parallels to similar titles and mods from the time such as Team Fortress. Teams are organized into specific roles like Engineer, Medic, Soldier, Field Ops, and Covert Ops. It supports 32 players and is a blast to play with mates. Despite its age, the gameplay is solid and stands the test of time. It was no doubt the inspiration for many other multiplayer shooters that have appeared since. And indeed a lot has happened since, as its nearly two decades since the original was released!
Even though it’s officially gotten the Steam treatment, you can get it to run better on modern versions of Windows by checking out ET: Legacy, a modern source port and client that fixes bugs, adds features, and altogether makes finding servers a breeze.
And best of all, it’s still free. As usual, you can snag a copy from its new, shiny, official Steam page. Got fond memories of the game and stories to tell? Sound off in the comments section below!