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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
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  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 156
  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 an exception. The story is great and the graphics are good. AI is pretty smart also(playing on Hard) ! Expand
  2. May 21, 2014
    10
    Gameplay is very solid and it also has a great story. I was REALLY looking forward to advancing just to get to the next story cinematic. The music is insanely good and really enhances the experience. I did not expect to enjoy it as much as I did -- I'm glad I picked it up :). 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. Sep 15, 2014
    9
    I had a blast playing this game! I traded in an over hyped new release for this and I have no regrets. The story line was the main reason for me. But then all the action and fighting really kept me playing. All the bad ass knife kills. I mean who doesn't want to kill a bunch of nazi's. Some scenes were quite confronting but it all went with the story line. Nothing felt like it was put in for shock value. The visuals were gorgeous. Each level was different and unique and it never felt repititive. Will get a few plays out of this for sure even just to get all those beautiful collectables! I missed out on so many was too busy killing nazi's! If you are in doubt. Wait for a sale! I paid nearly full price for this (au priced games are expensive ) but it was worth it! Loved the game. Can't wait to play again. Expand
  5. May 22, 2014
    8
    This game has a lot of positives and a lot of negatives so i just thought i would list them all down.

    Gameplay: Fun but quite difficult in
    places with a bad check point system in place but it gives you lot's of different options in terms of handling combat with perks which i like. Cover get's destroyed fun when trying to kill opposition by taking out their cover however it can be annoying when your cover get's destroyed, you win some you loss some i guess. Also stabbing Nazi's in the neck nether gets old :)

    Graphics: Not going to lie these Graphics do not look next gen this is a game that was quite obviously designed primarily with Last gen in mind the game look really gritty in places.

    Frame Rate: Pretty steady however with the level of Graphics on next gen hardware i would expect a good frame rate.

    Story: Great loved the story it was really interesting at times even if sometimes you may just be a bit confused about what your actions are leading to but overall it's great.

    Characters: Characters are acted amazingly and as a result you find it much more easier to grow an attachment with them and are written amazingly as well.

    AI: Retarded for the most part they are in some parts fine but in others they are just so dumb and below basic expectations.

    Download size: 53GB Download, WTF! i cannot see why this is so big BF4 after about 12 patches and 3 DLC is 51GB and that has Multiplayer i cannot see why this game is so big that means that it takes up more than 10% of my hard drive which means when i need to delete a game this is gonna be one of the top candidates.
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  6. May 25, 2014
    8
    I played lots of FPS,and this is a very good one !

    Pros:
    1.Over 10 hours of the story-driven single player mode is satisfying,and plot
    choice adds some replay values.
    2.Good atmosphere,intriguing characters,nice voice acting,Germans actually speak German.
    2.The game-play mechanism is quite fluent.
    3.Blood and gore as always.

    Cons:
    1.The graphic is not too great for a 50 GB next-gen game.
    2.Lack of innovative features,the perks system is kind of useless.
    3.The sound of weapons is a little bit weak.
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  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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