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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: 41 out of 300
  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 21, 2014
    10
    Is it worth $59.99? Debatable, price tag aside. This game for what its worth is probably one of the better games I have played this year, ifIs it worth $59.99? Debatable, price tag aside. This game for what its worth is probably one of the better games I have played this year, if not the last as well. It really goes back to its roots when it first came out so many years ago, and they were able to create a system and story that is not only creative but entertaining. Who doesn't like shooting Nazis, I mean come on. 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. Jun 4, 2014
    9
    This game is great. It's a breath of fresh air, which is ironic considering it's basically a classic FPS with a modern story and modernThis game is great. It's a breath of fresh air, which is ironic considering it's basically a classic FPS with a modern story and modern graphics. However, I think it's nice to play a game that's true to its roots. It's a refreshing break from all these new games that try really hard to be original.

    If you like classic FPS games, and games with a good (although somewhat unrealistic) story, this game is the game for you. It's fun, satisfying, and it seems pretty long, from what I've played. I highly recommend it.

    My one complaint is that sometimes it can be a bit too hard in a bad way. More than once I've been shot and killed out of nowhere when I was behind unbreakable cover. Also, I feel it's not generous enough with the checkpoints sometimes. The stealth can be annoying too, as I've found myself sneaking around for 10 minutes only to be spotted by some random guy that came out of nowhere and probably shouldn't have even seen me. I think it should've given you the option to save at anytime, just like most classic FPS games do. However, I was playing on the second hardest difficulty, so it's probably different on lower difficulties.

    Overall, this game is excellent. If you like shooters, do yourself a favor and pick this one up right now!

    If only Duke Nukem Forever was made by the people who made this...
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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 27, 2014
    7
    This game was okay at first then the more I played, the more it seemed to get a little better. The gunplay in the game is kind of hilarious inThis game was okay at first then the more I played, the more it seemed to get a little better. The gunplay in the game is kind of hilarious in the sense that you feel so overpowered but that's a good thing especially since on any difficulty past normal the robots will tear you a new one. As well as the gunplay being fun the story seemed to keep me wanting to play even though it was not the best i still enjoyed it very much. Graphics wise the game looks a little outdated as if the textures just seemed a bit mushy or something but the effects were excellent and the game is fun to play so I guess that's all that counts. Expand
  7. Apr 2, 2015
    0
    I really can't explain myself why this childish game need 64 bit. When I was hit in the face with those white-ish poor textures, I've lost allI really can't explain myself why this childish game need 64 bit. When I was hit in the face with those white-ish poor textures, I've lost all interest in playing this simple run and gun. No buy from me! I've tried the game at a friend... Expand

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