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  • Summary: 1946: Europe. World War II rages on across Europe. Where the Allies once pressed advantage, the Nazi forces have turned the tide in dramatic fashion behind the technologically advanced war machine of General Wilhelm Strasse, aka Deathshead. When a final Allied assault on Deathshead's1946: Europe. World War II rages on across Europe. Where the Allies once pressed advantage, the Nazi forces have turned the tide in dramatic fashion behind the technologically advanced war machine of General Wilhelm Strasse, aka Deathshead. When a final Allied assault on Deathshead's compound fails, the Allies’ greatest hope falls with it. 1960: Europe. The war is over. And the Nazis are triumphant victors. Using unrelenting force and brutal intimidation, the Nazis have brought even the most powerful nations to their knees. The Nazi regime now rules the globe with an iron fist. You are Captain B.J. Blazkowicz, the American War Hero. After delving into this world of darkness, you must launch an impossible counter-offensive against the monstrous Nazi regime. Only you dare stand up against an unstoppable army of Nazi robots and hulking Super Soldiers. Only you can stop Deathshead. Only you can rewrite history. Expand
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. May 28, 2014
    100
    Wolfenstein 3D changed how we looked at first person games in 1992 and The New Order, while not as big of a step, may be just as important of one for the future of the genre.
  2. May 26, 2014
    90
    To put it briefly: The New Order deserves a sequel. And to make sure this dream comes true, I can do only one thing: convince you to buy the new Wolfensten game. Perhaps great trailers boosted expectations too high, perhaps fanatical Return to Castle Wolfenstein players won't be as amazed, as I am, but I'm sure of this: all FPS fans will have a great time and after finishing the game they'll want more.
  3. Jun 9, 2014
    90
    While the story never reaches the level of Bioshock or Portal 2, Wolfenstein: The New Order is a great experience both narratively and gameplay-wise, and has way more heart than it has any right to.
  4. May 22, 2014
    80
    Who was expecting such a big Wolfenstein return four years after the previous title? Not many, but MachineGames has developed a very good shooter with mixed gameplay (shoot&stealth), an interesting plot and great characters.
  5. 80
    If you've enjoyed shooters of old, you'll love how freshly packaged this one is.
  6. Jun 8, 2014
    80
    Wolfenstein: The New Order is an electric veg-o-matic of FPS gaming bits and pieces set thrown into the hopper and set for puree. It lacks some stuff that we’re sort of gotten used to seeing in our FPS games these days and adds, a thousand collectable widgets aside, not much that we haven’t seen elsewhere before.
  7. Jul 25, 2014
    50
    The only thing in the new Wolfenstein that turned out really well is music. Shooting is decent and some weapons give proper sense of power, but developers failed to build an interesting game on these foundations. It has some good moments but none of them lasts long enough to be satisfying. Plus the writing is terrible and the way the game constantly forces all that ‘war is evil!’ preaching and Blazkowicz’s moral dilemmas down your throat is ridiculous. I actually couldn’t decide whether the game is being serious or not. [07/2014, p.56]

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  1. Negative: 44 out of 308
  1. May 7, 2015
    10
    When Wolfenstein (2009) flopped, things looked grim for the oldest FPS franchise. Then around 2013, I saw the first impressions of the newestWhen Wolfenstein (2009) flopped, things looked grim for the oldest FPS franchise. Then around 2013, I saw the first impressions of the newest Wolfenstein and I just thought this was going to be another cash-grab off an old license. Oh boy, was I wrong. This is the best FPS since Bioshock and maybe even Half-Life 2. Let's get this out of the way: The New Order runs of the id tech 5 engine, which has bad pop-in problems (which means graphics popping in when you look at them). Make sure you have a powerful enough PC to run this game (you will still have pop-in, but it will be severely reduced). Okay so the TNO is set in the alternate reality where the Nazis won World War II. That is all you need to know because the story is just amazing and trust me, you will love it. The gameplay is described as "old-school" and it is, but at the same time, it is very refreshing compared the crap FPS that come out nowadays. Picking up health and armor (in my opinion) is better and more realistic than the covering behind something mechanic to get your health back. It just fits this game very well. You can also duel-wield weapons which is very fun. If you want a new, amazing FPS experience with a story up there with Half-Life and Bioshock, then get Wolfenstein: The New Order. Expand
  2. May 21, 2014
    10
    For Germany,Austria and Switzerland:
    If you have an uncut version of game you can use activate the game with hotspot shield or another
    For Germany,Austria and Switzerland:
    If you have an uncut version of game you can use activate the game with hotspot shield or another programs like this.When you play the game,just activate it then play.It works just fine.Great game great story,it gives everything you should expect from Old-School Shooter.
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  3. May 20, 2014
    10
    Although not bringing masses to the fps market, Wolfenstein is propped up by successful writing, plot and graphics. The characters areAlthough not bringing masses to the fps market, Wolfenstein is propped up by successful writing, plot and graphics. The characters are relatable and Wolfenstein is an overall very good game. Expand
  4. Jun 1, 2014
    9
    Woah! What's up with all the negative reviews? did you guys really played the game or just came here to post a review that you pulled out ofWoah! What's up with all the negative reviews? did you guys really played the game or just came here to post a review that you pulled out of your asses? the game is freaking awesome! I only have 2 reason that bothered me the most
    1. Texture - the game texture is good but it didn't gave the impression that Metro: LL gave me when I first play it, you can compare the graphics to FEAR 3 and that game came out several years ago and it's already 2014.. but it's no biggy.. :)
    2. NPC - Well sneaking through NPC's is kinda easy because they're a bit dumb, sneaking in front of them and they won't even notice you? well that's stupid even when playing in UBER difficulty, I hope to have a better NPC on the next..
    the game deserves a 9/10 :) good game!
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  5. Jan 8, 2015
    8
    Wolfenstein is a small cut above most modern shooters nowadays, mostly because it adds a layer of character depth that most FPS games neglect,Wolfenstein is a small cut above most modern shooters nowadays, mostly because it adds a layer of character depth that most FPS games neglect, though at no point did I feel very emotionally invested in anyone.

    Level/environmental design is quite varied, yet the visuals are slightly outdated due to some noticeable low res textures and lack of anti-aliasing. Texture pop-in and framerate hitches were some other performance issues I came across occasionally. Disabling screen space reflections and shadow resolution decreased the stuttering greatly while also producing little to no discernible difference in visual quality, yet texture pop-in remained unresolved.

    Gameplay mechanics are also quite solid and guns feel satisfying to use, though I do wish the game would automatically collect ammunition just to make it that little less tedious.

    Overall rating - 7.7/10
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  6. May 22, 2014
    7
    Finally a FPS which stays true to form with no gimmicks! Great story, fun shooting and a good length campaign (10 to 12 hours) The game didFinally a FPS which stays true to form with no gimmicks! Great story, fun shooting and a good length campaign (10 to 12 hours) The game did feel like it was missing something but any FPS fans will enjoy. Expand
  7. May 13, 2015
    0
    I am german and i would have loved to buy this game, from what i've heard and seen it is probably awesome....but i refuse to buy a censoredI am german and i would have loved to buy this game, from what i've heard and seen it is probably awesome....but i refuse to buy a censored version and even worse a version where i can't even play with english audio because for no reason whatsoever Bethesda forces german players to play with german audio. This is why people torrent games, good job Bethesda! Expand

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