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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: 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 192
  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'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
  2. 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
  3. Oct 19, 2014
    9
    It's a fun, interesting and offers a new spin on the genre. I like how it doesn't take itself too seriously, it has it's moments ofIt's a fun, interesting and offers a new spin on the genre. I like how it doesn't take itself too seriously, it has it's moments of ridiculousness in an alternate-reality universe that is grim and dark. The controls are very smooth and work flawlessly. It looks good, it plays good and it tells it's story very well. Nice variety of missions. However you choose to play, is rewarded handsomely.

    I've been playing it non-stop the last few days. It is a blast, I wish I bought it when it first came out instead of Watch Dogs or BF4. I think this is pretty easily at worst, the 2nd best retail game released on PS4 thus far. Infamous Second Son is the only other game with rivaled quality at all phases.

    This IS is a finished game. This is how games should be made. No holding back parts of the game until release. Good job developers! I want a sequel.
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  4. May 20, 2014
    9
    This is a fantastic game. For a while the market was over saturated with first person shooters, but with the slight decrease of this genre inThis is a fantastic game. For a while the market was over saturated with first person shooters, but with the slight decrease of this genre in recent years Wolfenstein filled this gap. The story is genuinely very interesting, paying homage to the Wolfenstein games decades ago while having it's own style. The gun play is very polished, letting you dual wield massive weapons or sneakily dispose of your enemies. Although linear, exploration is encouraged with the wide array of collectibles which not only count for completion but also unlock new exciting modes. Repetition is sometimes an issue, but this can be overlooked due to how enjoyable the experience is. Expand
  5. 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
  6. May 28, 2014
    8
    While it doesn't do anything revolutionary, especially the first hour or so, it does get better and provide some great shooter action.

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    While it doesn't do anything revolutionary, especially the first hour or so, it does get better and provide some great shooter action.

    I would like to see more shooters focused more on a good story like this.

    Visually its disappointing but also its not terrible, the plus side is the game plays super smooth with no lag what so ever.

    Oh and the boss battles and characters are great.
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  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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