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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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 73
  2. Negative: 0 out of 73
  1. Jul 23, 2014
    100
    Thanks to the quality in both concept and function, this is one of the finest first-person-shooters I've ever played, and the best iteration of one of gaming's most storied franchises.
  2. May 19, 2014
    90
    The New Order’s got all the workings of a classic shooter. But in their trip back to the well, Machine Games has brought all of its talents to bear. The New Order is held together, even rocketed beyond the basic sum of its smart levels and effective mechanics by its characters. That humanity takes what would be a good shooter and makes it something truly memorable.
  3. May 21, 2014
    85
    Wolfenstein: The New Order is a successful comeback for Bethesda's IP. With an interesting plot, a caricature side and very old-school gameplay which brings back memories of id Software's hours of fame with the like of Doom and Quake, a masterpiece of a casting, MachineGames's new FPS has it all, or almost. We regret a story that's a bit short. Overall Wolfenstein: The New Order is a very good game, that fits well in it's family tree, and it's great fun to play.
  4. May 19, 2014
    80
    It’s a joyous, preposterous romp which sucks you in and takes you on a thoroughly enjoyable, surprisingly well-paced journey. Along the way, it even manages to hammer home the big advantage games have over films: that they can take “What if?” scenarios and explore them over a considerably longer period of time than two piffling hours.
  5. May 22, 2014
    80
    MachineGames have done a wonderful job capturing the essence of the old-school shooter while avoiding its pitfalls, and presenting it in a way that will attract new audiences. The result is a game that’s as good as you remember its forebears being, even though it facilitates the player in ways that games from a decade ago didn’t. This is Wolfenstein for the new generation, and it’s worthy of the legacy.
  6. The legend finally comes back. But, the idTech 5 is not enough for nex-gen consoles. The New Order has many graphical, texture and antialiasing problems. Still, MachineGames tells us the best Wolfenstein story in the entire history of Wolfenstein.
  7. May 19, 2014
    60
    The greatest problem in Wolfenstein: The New Order, then, is a jarring inconsistency of tone and cohesion... It's almost as if there's a tug of war going between the big dumb shooter and the attempt to be subversive, with the result being a game that's not really slick enough to be an action classic, and not dramatic enough to draw you in.

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  1. Negative: 15 out of 176
  1. Sep 23, 2014
    10
    This game is great, it is a fresh breath to the FPS genre!! I have not been a big fan of the previous installments, but this game is anThis game is great, it is a fresh breath to the FPS genre!! I have not been a big fan of the previous installments, but this game is an exception. The story is great and the graphics are good. AI is pretty smart also(playing on Hard) ! Expand
  2. Jul 1, 2014
    10
    This game is perfect, Machine Games did every single thing right. Everybody, who played others Wolfensteins and everyone, who loves coolThis game is perfect, Machine Games did every single thing right. Everybody, who played others Wolfensteins and everyone, who loves cool shooters would love The new order. Expand
  3. May 20, 2014
    10
    Good gameplay.Great story. With 12 hours of action. The new order gives us a similar FPS experience but one with a story well above the rest.Good gameplay.Great story. With 12 hours of action. The new order gives us a similar FPS experience but one with a story well above the rest. This is well worth your money. Expand
  4. Oct 15, 2014
    9
    This game is a reminder to those who try to create fps games why they became so popular.

    Good: amazing story that does the series justice,
    This game is a reminder to those who try to create fps games why they became so popular.

    Good: amazing story that does the series justice, good shooting mechanics, fun and rewarding styles of gameplay.

    Bad: no multiplayer

    Overall: Buy it!!!! Bethesda does it again. This shooter is a lot of fun and the gripping story has me wanting to play it over and over. Puts over hyped bombs like Destiny to shame.
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  5. May 20, 2014
    8
    It's a fun, tight game with up-to-date controls and action. It doesn't dwell too much on its predecessors or the new style ofIt's a fun, tight game with up-to-date controls and action. It doesn't dwell too much on its predecessors or the new style of first-person-shooters. Graphics are good and represent the time period well, but there are tedious aspects such as no multiplayer and drag-down bits where you are forced to search for ammo or health. Expand
  6. Oct 26, 2014
    8
    A fantastically fun and unabashedly over the top old school shooter bolstered by a staggering attention to detail and a story full ofA fantastically fun and unabashedly over the top old school shooter bolstered by a staggering attention to detail and a story full of surprisingly fleshed out characters and emotional moments of touching heroism and heart-wrenching humanity admist the high concept sci-fi chaos. Expand
  7. May 22, 2014
    0
    I didn’t like it.
    Armies were too weak and dumb. They won’t recognize the enemy, even they come near them. Throw a one knife at army and they
    I didn’t like it.
    Armies were too weak and dumb. They won’t recognize the enemy, even they come near them. Throw a one knife at army and they die. That`s just too unrealistic.
    Nazis in space, robots, SF weapons, that is just too unrealistic. This is not a Nazis.
    Robots, dogs, weapons are not good. I wanted to see battle with more realistic Nazis and real WW2 weapons. I wanted exactly the same Wolfenstein 3D game, but with better graphics. Wolfenstein 3D is still my favorite game.

    Wolfenstein: The New Order was kind of like Diamonds Are Forever. I wanted to see Hitler. Shooting games makes me bored. All the levels are shooting. I just like shooting games because I like the characters and places. I like games like Alien: Isolation. No weapons is more thrill and fun.
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