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This Xbox version of Activision's hit first-person shooter features a number of enhancements designed to expand upon the original's gameplay. The storyline remains unchanged from the computer version, which finds players in the role of B.J. Blazkowicz as he prepares to infiltrate Castle Wolfenstein to put an end to Heinrich Himmler's diabolical plan of using hideous experiments in the war effort. Among the Xbox additions are new levels, items, weapons, and modes of play. The game begins with a prologue detailing the events leading to the title character's triumphant return to the place where the series began. New mechanical enemies can be stunned using EMP Generators, while players are able to protect themselves within the electromagnetic fields of an EMP Shield. Players can even smite minions of the undead with the heavenly power of the Holy Cross.
The shotgun found in earlier titles of the long-running series is back, as are the dogs — only this time retrofitted with deadly cannons. Players can enlist the help of a friend in the all-new Cooperative Mode, while groups of soldiers can fight each other in team-based challenges on Xbox Live. As in the computer version, players can choose one of four roles as part of the Allied or Axis forces: soldier, lieutenant, engineer, and medic. Each character performs specific tasks and the team's commands can be relayed using the Xbox Voice Communicator. In addition to the PC version's multiplayer levels, many of which have been redesigned, new Xbox-specific stages have been included as well as an Elimination Mode, which has players fighting each other until only one remains. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide