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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'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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 29 out of 242
  1. May 29, 2014
    10
    Gripping atmospheric, exciting and soooooo much fun, the FPS shooter is back folks :-) every bit as amazing as the original but with the atmosphere of Quake. 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
    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. 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 are relatable and Wolfenstein is an overall very good game. Expand
  4. May 25, 2014
    9
    Great game with good story, good shooting , and ALOT of nazi's to kill.
    the game is a mix between old shooters ( you have to find ammo) and
    modern shooters.
    Overall a great game.
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  5. May 20, 2014
    8
    Wolfenstein is back! It is really amazing the creators of Wolfenstein can come with this and make alternative history. The single player campaign is awesome and a good story. The only problem I have with the game is that it looks like Activision made it and It looks too much CoD style. Beteshda did a good job on making a new unique Wolfenstein game. Expand
  6. May 21, 2014
    7
    No, it's not perfect. Yes, it's decent. Don't expect a real reboot or remake: it has some 'modern' input to please the casual gamer (waypointmarkers, 'press X to Y' pop-ups, replenished health, glowing items). On top: the checkpoints can be annoying at higher difficultysettings. Levels are not totally lineair, so that's good. Really: it's an 'ok' game. Expand
  7. Jul 14, 2014
    0
    When experiencing this game, you have two options. Either id Tech 5 works and you can play the derivative game, or it doesn't work, and you can't. I am part of the latter category. I grew up on id games and Quake 1 is one of my favorite games of all time so it saddens me to say this but id is utterly screwed. They are so totally dead. The last programmer worth at least his weight in short-grain rice from the bulk food aisle, John Carmack, is longer working there, and even then his most brilliant idea for this engine series in the past decade or so has been megatextures, something that no one is terribly likely to use in the near future even with multi-thousand-dollar graphics and storage setups (not to mention the bandwidth required to download these games). What is so horribly wrong about id Tech 5 here? Lack of graphical options. Lack of scaling. Options that are forced off on the consoles in order to get it to run on 10-year-old technology are not present on the PC. The game doesn't even go below 720p!! You can't turn off antialiasing, nor anisotropy!! These things must all be forced off manually from your graphics drivers' control panel. Currently I'm sitting on a $60 turd that I cannot play despite meeting the minimum requirements because of the poor technology - also catalogued in the RAGE release, by the way - released by one of the former greatest graphical engine programming teams. Rest in peace John Carmack; hopefully your over-enthusiasm for Rift will result in something productive for video gaming. Expand

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