- 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
Jun 25, 2014Wolfenstein: The New Order feels like a game which really shouldn’t work. It transplants the feeling of a ’90s first person shooter into 2014; yet also has enough sense to mix in elements of modern game design to ensure it doesn’t feel antiquated. It is an action game which is fully functional as a stealth game. Its narrative is equal measures serious and ludicrous. Its lead character is a superman who feels vulnerable.
May 20, 2014Its mechanics are shallow, its gunplay is simple, and its story is something out of World War II obsessive’s wet dream. However, the things it gets right it does really well. The stealth is handled perfectly, the inventory and character progression are really well done, and the combination of regenerating health and pickups is actually something I wouldn’t mind seeing in future shooters.
May 28, 2014I'm going to start off by noting how well this sucker runs on PS3; I was worried it wouldn't run well (the game having been built for the PS4I'm going to start off by noting how well this sucker runs on PS3; I was worried it wouldn't run well (the game having been built for the PS4 and X1), but the game looks and plays great. There can be some muddy textures and some pop-in, but it's nothing that drags the overall experience down. The framerate remained buttery smooth throughout and overall everything looks incredibly pretty. I've noticed some people complaining about glitches, but I've played through the game twice and I haven't run into a single one (but maybe I just got lucky). In other words, don't worry, PS3 owners. There's a small 6 or 7 gb install, and then you're good to go.
Now onto everything else:
This game absolutely blew me away. I've always been a huge Wolfenstein fan (played the original growing up), but the series has never been known for its narrative. Going in, I expected a fun, competent shooter - but I got so much more. While the premise of giant Nazi robots makes the entire setup sound ridiculous, the game gets so many things right on a narrative level - the characters are complex and relatable, the villains are pure evil (this is really the only WWII game I've played where the issues of Nazi war crimes, eugenics, and their overall brutality has actually been addressed; again, despite the fact there are Nazi robots), and the setting is dripping with atmosphere.
The gameplay is fantastic, allowing for a lot of exploration, experimentation, and player freedom. This amount of freedom reminded me of games like Deus Ex, Bioshock, and Dishonored; there are a ton of ways to approach every combat situation and all of them are equally fun. There's plenty here for both stealthy gamers or those who like to go in guns-blazing (and even that has some added depth, allowing for either crazy duel-wielding or a smart cover system that allows for a more tactical approach).
I highly recommend this game to anyone who appreciates a good story and gameplay innovation in an FPS. Tons of fun, GOTY 2014.… Expand
Aug 9, 2014This game is great for the simple pleasure of killing active Nazis and their steam punk dog creations. If you're looking for more than theThis game is great for the simple pleasure of killing active Nazis and their steam punk dog creations. If you're looking for more than the bloody fulfillment that that gives you then you're playing the wrong game… Expand
May 20, 2014What a fantastic game. Downloaded it from the marketplace, as i wanted a good single player game. Thats exactly what i got, but not good-What a fantastic game. Downloaded it from the marketplace, as i wanted a good single player game. Thats exactly what i got, but not good- extreamly good! What a truly fantastic story, with great voice acting. Not only that, but coupled with lots of collectibles, secret rooms, crazy weapons, and a crazy but effective twist on the ww2 setting- makes for an excellent game everybody should play. This game is one of the best story games iv'e ever played infact. Also, you can go guns blazing or stealthy on most levels! Highly reccomend this game for anyone who wants a truly thrilling experience… Expand
May 21, 2014Great setting, mildly interesting story,and underwhelming graphics (too much bloody texture popping...similar to the issues with RAGE on theGreat setting, mildly interesting story,and underwhelming graphics (too much bloody texture popping...similar to the issues with RAGE on the PS3...if not worse!). Bethesda again lives up to its infamous reputation of releasing broken games on the PS3...would score this 7.7 really but since metacritic doesn't allow decimals.....7 is all I'm giving.… Collapse
Nov 11, 2014I really wanted W:TNO to be a hardcore FPS. Everything looked great and I eagerly purchased it. After a long load up time (a thing I associateI really wanted W:TNO to be a hardcore FPS. Everything looked great and I eagerly purchased it. After a long load up time (a thing I associate with id Software games) I started my campaign as B.J. The first thing that struck me was the poor graphics. Next was the health system, a pair of numbers at the bottom of the screen: one for health, the other for armour. Interesting.
I scaled through the mission and finished, uninspired. I left the game for a while and then returned a few days later, still relatively unimpressed.
Apart from dual wielding nearly every weapon in the game, it fails to excite. My journey ended when two titan-esque robots appeared in a mission and turned me into Less-Than-Happy-Face-Man.
I know I should have continued, but I wasn't compelled enough to end their metallic reign of terror.
THE END… Expand
May 21, 2014Looks atrocious on PS3. Even on next-gen from the youtube videos. Textures are muddy. I rented it from redbox luckily. Astounding they chargeLooks atrocious on PS3. Even on next-gen from the youtube videos. Textures are muddy. I rented it from redbox luckily. Astounding they charge 60USD for this game. Right away during the crash on the beach there was a bug where fog covered the entire viewing area of the beach. Didn't know what I was shooting at. After I was KIA, then it went back to normal. Even then there were glitches abound such as guns twitching in enemies hands and cut scenes stopping early. As for the game itself it's nothing original. I love the previous Wolfenstein games but this one is just over the top, dumb violence like Inglorious Bastards (which we all know was used as a reference during development) with no real substance. Lame brain hero who sounds like another Bale Batman. I guess people still like meat head games where not much thinking is involved. Some of the designs of the enemies were good but the level design was worse then Rage. Heck I enjoyed Rage much more than this dud. Amazed Bethesda took on such a project. Worth a rental I guess if your too bored to go outside, read a book or wash dishes.… Expand
Jun 22, 2014I am sick of this game and I can NOT play this game anymore after 4 hours of playing. I gave this a zero because I need to balance the 7.5I am sick of this game and I can NOT play this game anymore after 4 hours of playing. I gave this a zero because I need to balance the 7.5 user score.
Positives: I rented it at Red-box, I did not pay $60 for it.
Negatives: buggy, same old same old FPS, and stupid control (you have to aim to pick up items)… Expand