Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Operation Resurrection
Ah, Wolfenstein 3D. If it wasn't for that simple PC game, I probably wouldn't be the "First Person Shooter" freak that I am today -- despite the fact that the giant cyborgs with the twin chain guns truly scared the crap outta me. Stop laughing, I was only 7 years old!
Seriously though, the long awaited update to Wolfenstein 3D, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, was released on the PC earlier this year, and Raster Productions is currently hard at work in bring the game to the PS2. For those of you who didn't know, the Texas based game developer brought Quake III Arena to the Dreamcast (which was arguably a very good online DC game). With that in mind, the PS2 version of Return to Castle Wolfenstein should turn out well.
In RTCW: Operation Resurrection, Heinrich Himmler (you should remember him from your History classes) has gotten a hold of some magic and he has created various mutant freaks, cyborgs and zombies in an attempt to help Germany win the war. Of course, when the game starts, you fight ordinary Nazi soldiers, but later on, you'll eventually come across some of the creatures mentioned above. Needless to say, if you don't enjoy killing weird monsters that seemed to have been ripped from Quake or Doom, than you probably won't like Return to Castle Wolfenstein.
During the course of Operation Resurrection, you'll battle your way through Egypt, Norway, and other important European locations during World War II. Your final stop will be Castle Wolfenstein so that you can put a stop to Himmler's evil experiments. During your journey, you'll have access to familiar WWII weapons such as the Luger pistol and the MP40 machine-gun. Later on, you'll come across more powerful weapons such as the lightning cannon.
Although the PS2 version of Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Operation Resurrection isn't looking quite as good as we had hoped (when compared to the PC and Xbox versions), we are still looking forward to seeing how well the overall gameplay turns out. As usual, I'll have more information on Operation Resurrection at a later date.