The game is a Side-Scrolling Action-Adventure and a Shooter Game. The player must navigate the castle in order to escape it. The player can use Firearms and Grenades to kill the Basic Guards and the SS Guards. The player can pull weapons on Guards and Frisk them, wear the Wehrmacht Uniform to fool guards (SS Guards can expose the player as an imposter), and open chests to obtain items.
It is World War IIhe Nazi's have occupied Castle Wolfenstein. The player has been captured, and must escape Castle Wolfenstein to avoid Interrogation and Torture with the Schutzstaffel.