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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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 196
  1. Jun 30, 2014
    10
    Best game since The Last of Us and Far Cry 3!
    • Excellent storyline – grips you till the last minute, very emotional and compelling
    Best game since The Last of Us and Far Cry 3!
    • Excellent storyline – grips you till the last minute, very emotional and compelling
    • Smooth, sharp gameplay – feels tight and controlled
    • Gorgeous graphics
    Bad: it had to end after 10 hrs!
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  2. Jul 10, 2014
    10
    What can I say about this game it is incredible, best storyline in a game I have ever played I actually got emotional, the controls aren'tWhat can I say about this game it is incredible, best storyline in a game I have ever played I actually got emotional, the controls aren't really that great and the graphics for a PS4 game are really PS3-ish, but other than that I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this game it is AWESOME 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 27, 2014
    9
    A great single player experience, this game is awesome my only problems are some missions lost me on the story and the knife system in gameA great single player experience, this game is awesome my only problems are some missions lost me on the story and the knife system in game can be broken. I do like the setting though a futuristic WW2 is something new and old. Futuristic games are getting kinda old but WW2 is something we haven't had in a while but this game is a great first game for machine games. And to top it all off the story does a have replay value. Expand
  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. May 17, 2015
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game is one of those game that you play and never forget. It's definitely worth your time to play it. Obviously it's better than call of duty and battlefield. It is. It is the funnest first person shooter I have ever played. The only first person shooter that may beat this is Far Cry, and I've never played far cry. The story in this game is surprisingly good for a first person shooter. Many parts in this game are unrealistic as you survive insane encounters. This game is also very well known for it's gore, so if you don't like gore, I suggest you skip some of the cut scenes. Don't avoid the game because you don't like gore. I don't like gore either, but I played it because it is that good. Now as far as graphics go, they are great during cut scenes but complete **** during the game. They're not unbearable, but unacceptable for a recent title. The game is also surprisingly long. I've never played a first person shooter that was this long. I believe it took me 12 to 17 hours to beat the game. It's not as easy as your standard first person shooter either. None of that Call of Duty **** It's not that bad though, thanks to the five different difficulties that are included that have hilarious titles to them. All of the characters are original and feel somewhat real. Gameplay is as smooth as anything and the terror that you feel when you are in a Nazi prison is incredible. It definitely brings out the fear and depression that you would really feel if you were being infiltrated by Nazis. Another warning for parents and children, there are two sex scenes that don't show a lot, but can be skipped like any other cut scene. There is also a very gory torture scene where a man is dissected. This can also be skipped. Other than that, it's fine. This is a great game, and I feel for anyone who hasn't got the opportunity to play it yet. Expand
  7. Feb 26, 2015
    0
    This is seriously not fun. Even though I paid for it I can't bring myself to defeat the final boss it's just so laborious. How are there soThis is seriously not fun. Even though I paid for it I can't bring myself to defeat the final boss it's just so laborious. How are there so many good reviews for this game? I paid $35 AUD and it's still not worth it. Graphics are nice and that's where it ends. Gun selection is boring, they try hard to get you attached to characters but it doesn't work, gunplay is incredibly repetitive, they most challenging enemies just have big armor and walk towards you while shooting, "boss" enemies are invincible unless you figure out the one particular way the developers wanted you to kill them... I could go on and on. Final Words: Looks pretty, but is NO FUN. AVOID. Expand

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