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You won't find this game down on the Farm(Ville). But 20 years ago, it was the king of action games and led to the birth of a new genre.

Now it has come to Facebook. And with as little effort as possible, it's making everything Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) produces look like ToeJam & Earl.

No, scratch that. This game simply makes Zynga look like toe jam.

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For those of you who aren't aware, the above image belongs to none other than Wolfenstein 3D, a game that Bethesda brought online this week in freebie form. "Mature" consumers* can play the game directly in their browser by visiting wolfenstein.bethsoft.com or facebook.com/wolfenstein. The latter link simply links users to the first page. But that's okay -- users don't actually have to play the game on Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) for it to be more entertaining than any of the games they'll find on the social network. Any way you slice it, Wolfenstein 3D is still a thousand times better than the soporific (and often nauseating) games that Zynga produces.

(*Watch out -- there's an age gate! We wouldn't want to frighten the younglings with all of those red pixels.)

One can only imagine how many other 20-year-old games are better than Zynga's products.

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Hmm. Maybe we don't have to imagine. Maybe we just need to pick up an NES.

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