Rise of the Triad: Dark War

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Rise of the Triad: Dark War

DOS - 1994

Alt names ROTT, Wolfenstein 3D: Part II, Wolfenstein: Rise of the Triad
Year 1994
Platform DOS
Released in Brazil, Portugal, United States (1994)
France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom (1995)
Worldwide (1998)
Genre Action
Theme FPS, Shooter
Publisher Apogee Software, Ltd., FormGen, Inc.
Developer Apogee Software, Ltd.
Perspective 1st-Person
Dosbox support Fully supported on current version
4.65 / 5 - 118 votes

Download extras files
Manual and patch available

Description of Rise of the Triad: Dark War

Can be bought online at 3D Realms, as well as GOG. Don't miss this great ROTT fansite : http://rotthq.com/.

Don't miss the add-on: Extreme Rise of the Triad.

Rise of the Triad: Dark War has an addon available: Extreme Rise of the Triad, don't miss it!

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Comments and reviews

FinnishHim86TTV 2023-01-25 0 point

me and my compaq presario shitbox desktop playing apogee games after school ! or was the gaming the real schooling and the facility i went to during the day was labor camp for the mind??

Space man 100789 2018-01-05 2 points

This Game Is Awesome The Heatseeker is a awesome weapon

Smith 2017-06-04 1 point

This game was awesome in the day! I remember playing this for the first time and just couldn't believe how awesome it was. It was enough like Doom to capitalize on the early 90s FPS craze but it was just enough different to be unique.

calaverasgrande 2016-09-15 3 points

God mode was hilarious, "uhhhhhahhh". But dont forget dog mode.

c++meNOunderstand 2016-01-29 1 point

ah yes!!!!!!!!!!!
this game and dark forces game are my two best ever games.
better than them doom games and best than any other one.
this game will be for sure make you addicted one.

Rox2208 2015-05-07 0 point DOS version

For a doom clone, this was pretty fun and over the top.

Hulsie 2015-05-02 3 points DOS version

Ludicrous gibs!!

kiran 2015-03-26 0 point DOS version

it is very good

JOHN1 2015-03-19 4 points DOS version

BLOOD is better..

anonymous 2015-02-28 3 points DOS version

Nothing beats Doom and Rise of the Triad

Except Duke Nukem 3D :3

doomguy21 2014-10-12 2 points DOS version

Fun... so much fun... Yes

Erik 2014-09-08 -2 points DOS version

"Donald Westington added this comment on 2013-07-22 :

@ Dan: "Nothing beats doom" Hexen does."


someguy 2014-03-18 0 point DOS version

In old classic, love that you can still find it on the interweb

L3d 2014-02-18 0 point DOS version

the hunt begins can be loaded from setup xD

indstr 2014-02-11 0 point DOS version

Ahaha... A pretty good game back in the day. Yeah it didn't have quite the finesse of Doom, and instead of weapon selection there was just about 6 different rocket launchers, ahaha.. But I used to play some modem-to-modem games every once in a while for kicks. Not bad.

eze 2013-11-21 0 point DOS version

I remember this game always crash in my 486dx2 :D

Faisal 2013-11-16 0 point DOS version

Its look like a good game.I wish to play.

Generals 2013-08-13 0 point DOS version

Sorry but i don't need this game, i need the hunt begins, its more fun, i love the hunt begins but i didn't like the dark war, please can you add rise of the triad the hunt begins??
Thx you

Donald Westington 2013-07-22 0 point DOS version

@ Dan: "Nothing beats doom" Hexen does.

My nickname 2013-07-05 0 point DOS version

Multiplayer in this game was what made it so fun back in the day.

DonGiveAShit 2013-06-30 0 point DOS version

This game actually was extremely innovative on a technical level and is - from a game design perspective - a masterpiece in extending the boundaries of an engine. The story is kind of nonexistant and nowadays people are not amazed by the gore factor and the games innovations are nothing new anymore (necessarily), but back in the days, this game was a masterpiece.

Leitbild 2013-02-13 0 point DOS version

I hated this game... That means: I really hated it!

It was a nice try to pimp the old (and at the time of it's release already outbid) Wolfenstein engine up to the breakdown, some features like the flying gibs and flashing thunder effects were reused for much better looking games like Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior or Blood...

But this game was just... unnecessary... Sorry, but that's my opinion on it... ;)

Ok, it's ok for fun fragging the stupid enemies and blowing their inside to outside, but that already was it! No great mapping, no great story, just boom and splatter - Ok for some really bored minutes to dawdling away the time, but after a while you will just turn it off... :/

OM 2013-02-05 7 points DOS version

...This was more than a "Doom/Quake clone", kids. ROTT was intended to be the sequel to Wolf3D, but the original Quake engine wound up being superior insofar as the 3D rendering went. There was a really early beta of "Wolfenstein 3D II" that circulated with the ROTT engine but tweaked Wolf3D characters, demons, etc. The idea was that the Triad was the "4th Reich", with the descendents of the Nazis now back as a swipe of SPECTRE. The game essentially got thrown together and shoved out the door in an attempt to at least regain some of their development costs. IIRC, they actually made back about 30x their dev costs in the first six months alone, because the game was so campy that you just *had* to buy it for the simply satisfaction of being able to say you did. One of the few games where the old school pirates really pushed the "if you like it, buy it" motto and meant it!

jajaja 2012-10-21 0 point DOS version

ese juego esta perroooooon

James 2012-10-14 0 point DOS version

Classic! lots of fun

Slendermen 2012-08-17 0 point DOS version

Classic! kids don't understand...

Rita Gra├ža 2012-08-12 0 point DOS version

Just another Doom\Quake clone...

this is the bomb here 2012-08-09 -1 point DOS version

fuck this is i never played it but i will

Retro Nutter 2012-07-12 0 point DOS version

Definately unoriginal, but it's fun.

Citysim 2012-05-26 0 point DOS version

ROTT is a very underrated masterpiece, I never cared much for Wolfenstein or Doom, but ROTT brings FPS to a whole new level, Larger play areas, countless secrets and powerups, Smartier enemies, etc. This was fun for much longer than Doom, and Wolf3D which quickly got boring, Certainly the first FPS Game i actually totally enjoyed and its still fun to play today! I MUST Have for your DOS Collection!

Dan 2012-05-15 0 point DOS version

Nothing beats doom

Rox2208 2012-05-13 0 point DOS version

Though completely unoriginal, still tons of fun.

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Game Extras and Resources

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ManualEnglish version 7 MB (DOS) PatchPatch 1.2 to 1.3 English version 702 KB (DOS)

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