The mod restoring Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory's singleplayer is out now

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In 2003, the retail release of Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory was cancelled, and its multiplayer mode was given away for free. As id and Activision said at the time, "Despite a strong effort from talented developers, the single player portion of the game did not progress as anticipated." Enemy Territory ended up becoming a formative multiplayer shooter, and its influence on the genre is still felt today. But players have always wondered: what would that singleplayer campaign have been like?

Modder William Faure has one answer, with a mod that takes Enemy Territory's maps and connects them together to form a story-driven campaign (opens in new tab). There's a trailer for it above, featuring a rad metal version of Für Elise and a whole lot of Nazi-shooting action. A co-op version of the mod will follow on November 30, and is currently in testing.

To play it you'll need to have Return to Castle Wolfenstein installed as well as one of its overhaul mods (iortcw, RealRTCW, RTCW4A, RTCW-Touch, vitaRTCW, or RTCWQuest). The Enemy Territory singleplayer mod is available on ModDB (opens in new tab) and the Steam Workshop (opens in new tab).

If you're interested in the saga of how this foundational FPS series was passed from developer to developer over the years, here's the history of Wolfenstein.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.