At its core, Wolfenstein is just a World War II centered first-person shooter following a Jewish Polish-American Army Captain as he fights against the Axis powers… and also he goes to the moon.
Let’s ignore the moon thing for now, I’ll circle back to it. For the purpose of this blog, I’m going to focus on my favorite in the series, Wolfenstein: The New Order (2014). It follows the series protagonist, William “B.J.” Blazkowicz, as he attempts to raid a weapons laboratory run by General Wilhelm “Deathshead” Strasse, the main antagonist.
The raid doesn’t go as planned and while attempting to escape, B.J. is hit in the back of the head, leaving him paralyzed. He is brought back to a psychiatric asylum. Over the next several years, he watches as the head nurse, Anya, is forced to hand over patients to the Axis soldiers to be executed for their disabilities. Fourteen years after his admission, the asylum is being shut-down on Axis orders and everyone is being executed, but just as B.J. is about to be killed, he regains use of his limbs and is able to escape with Anya.
B.J. soon learns that Hilter has won the war and forced the United States to surrender. B.J. spends the rest of the game kicking MAJOR Axis butt with a little help from his friends. Aaaaaand near the end of the game, B.J. goes to a lunar base to steal some codes. So yeah. He fights Nazis on the moon. 10/10 game. Would game again.