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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: 40 out of 296
  1. May 23, 2014
    10
    I`ll give it a 10,but i am kinda disapointed because it does not have Multiplayer Mode,which i`ve seen in most of Wolfenstein games.I hopeI`ll give it a 10,but i am kinda disapointed because it does not have Multiplayer Mode,which i`ve seen in most of Wolfenstein games.I hope Machine Games will release a patch that will add a multiplayer mode.But,the 20 hrs of stunning gameplay ,beautiful graphics...it worth the 49.99 $ i`ve payed for it. Expand
  2. May 30, 2014
    10
    Fun, Fast, Violant and Gritty. and a decent homage to the old FPS games, ive really enjoyed the 12+ hours campaign, game reminds me of theFun, Fast, Violant and Gritty. and a decent homage to the old FPS games, ive really enjoyed the 12+ hours campaign, game reminds me of the quake and riddick games. a very nice surprice game in the middle of all the over hyped crap games, nice work Bethesda and ID Expand
  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. Feb 20, 2015
    9
    Good graphics, gameplay (even though it has what I see a high number of cutscenes) good sound effects, and excelent storyline, The only issuesGood graphics, gameplay (even though it has what I see a high number of cutscenes) good sound effects, and excelent storyline, The only issues is the unbelievable size after install (50GB) that clogs up smaller HDs and the mentioned cutscene issue, Expand
  5. Jun 4, 2014
    8
    I was really hoping for this to be really great game since I first saw all these amazing trailers. And it nearly became true! It's likeI was really hoping for this to be really great game since I first saw all these amazing trailers. And it nearly became true! It's like watching an amazing movie with great plot twists etc., however I quite missed more personal interactions with other characters and side-quests. And I was quite disappointed how the "alternative storyline" turned out. In overall it is really breathtaking piece and I will love to play it again in the future. Expand
  6. May 27, 2014
    7
    So far so good, it has a solid gameplay, good graphics and a decent singler player campaign.
    I dont usually love fps games but this one
    So far so good, it has a solid gameplay, good graphics and a decent singler player campaign.
    I dont usually love fps games but this one stands out. Really worth the money
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  7. Mar 18, 2015
    0
    I've not played this game. But because of the censorship and region-lock in Germany I don't care about the game. I rate 0/10 this because ofI've not played this game. But because of the censorship and region-lock in Germany I don't care about the game. I rate 0/10 this because of Bethesda's ignorance. Expand

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