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Cursed Sands is a prologue mission that only appears in the PS2 and Xbox console ports of Return to Castle Wolfenstein. They were designed by Three Wave.


There are seven different parts of this mission. They are detailed below:

Part 1: Ras el-Hadid[]

Main article: Ras el-Hadid


  • Make your way through the village.
  • Destroy all radio equipment.

Part 2: Inner City[]

Main article: Inner City


  • Contact Agent One by radio.
  • Gain access to the second courtyard.

Part 3: Headquarters[]

Main article: Headquarters


  • Contact Agent One by radio.
  • Infiltrate the Nazi Headquarters.
  • Obtain Nazi Documents.

Part 4: Ancient Ruins[]

Main article: Ancient Ruins


  • Proceed through the ruins to the tomb's entrance.

Part 5: Ritual Chamber[]

Main article: Ritual Chamber


  • Find an entrance to the tombs.
  • Gain access to the lower tombs.

Part 6: Burial Tombs[]

Main article: Burial Tombs


  • Pursue Helga through the tombs.
  • Locate an exit from the tombs.

Part 7: Eye of Anubis[]

Main article: Eye of Anubis


  • Pursue Helga von Bulow.
  • Eliminate all of Helga's Elite Guards.
  • Locate the airfield.


  • In Tides Of War version of the campaign, there is some villagers who can be seen in Ras El-Hadid.