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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: 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 154
  1. 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'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
  2. Aug 1, 2014
    10
    This game is vastly underrated! If you need a break from Call of Duty, Battlefield, or Halo, this game has awesome weapons and a fun story (Nazi futuristic). If your tired of the "look at me I'm unemployed but I'll kick your but online cliche, this game is fun and enjoyable. Crites gave it a modest review. 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. This is well worth your money. Expand
  4. Aug 16, 2014
    9
    the wolfenstein franchise has come a long way, some of us will probable remember the first time we played wolfenstein 3d, whether it was on windows, mac, dos, or on the consoles, most of us will remember playing it at some point in the 90s, or hearing of the controversy, even the people whos parents forbid them from buying the game, the still bought it in secret behind their parents back and played it at night secretly while their parents were asleep, point is we all know wolfenstein, the latest game, the new order, is currently a bestseller here in the uk at the moment, and i think i know why, i have the game for ps4, and i was really looking forward to playing it, and it was certainly worth the wait! the graphics of the game are absolutely gorgeous (at least on ps4) the combat mechanics are rock solid, the control is smooth and the layout of the controls are good as well, i have only one complaint about this game, there is no mini map, meaning it can be difficult to see where you need to go, but hey, wolfenstein 3d didnt have a mini map, did it? speaking of which, the game is full of references to the original game, for example, eating dog food to regain health, and the difficulty select screen is just so nostalgic, i recommend that you check it out, the level design is fantastic, and there are lots of other things in the game to keep you occupied, the game is challenging though, if you play on uber difficulty, get ready to lock and load!

    overall i would highly recommend this game to anyone, whether it be on current gen or next gen, wolfenstein 3d is one of the ps4s strongest titles, probably not as iconic as wolfenstein 3d, but who cares?? when you can mow down a line of 8 bionic suit wearing nazis, with dual wield model 1960s or take down a crazed nazi officer in front of his lover, nothing really matters
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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 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 24, 2014
    8
    Wolfenstein attempted to do what was done by The Last of Us, and in some respects did extremely well. However, especially toward the end of the game, the tone was very inconsistent and some of the dialogue contrived. A meaningful ending scene was beautifully executed, as well as a number of cut scenes throughout the campaign. With small changes in dialogue and the setting of the cut scenes, this game could have become something beautiful. As it stands, it was an extremely enjoyable FPS with several very memorable scenes. 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
    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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