Wolfenstein Xbox 360

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7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 128 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 84 out of 128
  2. Negative: 14 out of 128
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  1. GregM
    Nov 4, 2009
    7
    I had fun with Wolfenstein, good fun, up to a point. The controls and graphics are very good, the enemy and friend AI is very good, the weapons are interesting, and I really enjoyed the use of magic powers. The game is creepy and challenging. I didn't think the story was anything but a bore that took away from the action. The cutscenes were really weak, as was the drawing of the main I had fun with Wolfenstein, good fun, up to a point. The controls and graphics are very good, the enemy and friend AI is very good, the weapons are interesting, and I really enjoyed the use of magic powers. The game is creepy and challenging. I didn't think the story was anything but a bore that took away from the action. The cutscenes were really weak, as was the drawing of the main character. And for me, when I started to encounter one kind of enemy (Veil Assassins), the game was ruined and I traded it in. I could get past them, but it was a pain in the butt and not fun in any way, shape or form. It's too bad, I would've enjoyed the game a great deal more without them. So as with most things that go this way, most reviews are incorrect. This is neither the greatest game ever made nor the worst. It's allright. Expand
  2. Feb 3, 2013
    7
    Being a huge fan of the Wolfenstein franchise, and an often returning player to RTCW, I was hugely let down by this game. I'm not going to say that this game is bad, because it's not. It's actually a fairly respectable FPS with some good ideas and pretty good gameplay. My biggest problem pretty much boils down to it's detachment from it's predecessors. There also seems to be a lack ofBeing a huge fan of the Wolfenstein franchise, and an often returning player to RTCW, I was hugely let down by this game. I'm not going to say that this game is bad, because it's not. It's actually a fairly respectable FPS with some good ideas and pretty good gameplay. My biggest problem pretty much boils down to it's detachment from it's predecessors. There also seems to be a lack of usable weapons in this as I couldn't help but lament about not having access to the Thompson and Colt .45 seen in the boxart and cutscenes respectively. They also take away your near-iconic knife for a couple of melee weapons you can find lying around maps but not keep in your inventory. Also, I'm not so big on the Thule medallion and Veil parts of the game as it feels like a stranger angle on the occult themes than what Wolfenstein is usually known for. Also, I don't like B.J.'s redesign, man belongs in a Rangers uniform. Then again, that's probably just me, and I'm not going to let that effect my rating. At the very least, the weapons here are cool and VERY fun to shoot. My favorite among them is the Particle Cannon, which gleefully reminds me of Ghostbusters every time I dematerialize Nazis with it. The gun is simply a joy to shoot and flat-out destroys any enemy you come across. Similarly, the Thule Medallion gives you access to a few powers to aid you in combat. You get the ability to slow time to make precision shooting a breeze, create a bubble shield to deflect bullets, and empower your guns to shoot through armor and do extra damage. However, there comes a drawback as power weapons aren't as restricted by ammo consumption as you would assume them to be. You can easily purchase ammo for them at the nearest black market shop, which means you'd have no shortage of overpowering weapons. To add to this, your health now regenerates whenever you're not taking damage. Many might not see that as a bad thing, but to fans of the series, this may feel like a slap to the face when they were expecting more of that old-school FPS gameplay. The combination of overpowered weapons and regenerating health severely drop the campaign difficulty. Which brings me to the story. To be perfectly honest, I have trouble remembering much of the games plot other than the Nazis trying to harvest the veil energy for their war efforts and Deathshead making his return from the previous game. I honestly think that Return to Castle Wolfenstein had a stronger plot than this one did, which is rather worrisome. At the end of the day, this is a good FPS game that can be very fun for it's action, but may alienize many fans of the older games. If you can find it for a good price, pick it up, or simply rent it to see if you like it or not. Expand
  3. Aug 19, 2012
    6
    Decent controls, annoying voice acting that will make your head burst into flames, The story isn't motivated, unique but sure is repetitive(fighting waves of endless enemies). Disintegrating Nazi's never gets old, but the graphics sure do, just remember those lovely PS2 days. But with all honesty, fighting the bosses are worth the play-through alone, since the controls feel fine and someDecent controls, annoying voice acting that will make your head burst into flames, The story isn't motivated, unique but sure is repetitive(fighting waves of endless enemies). Disintegrating Nazi's never gets old, but the graphics sure do, just remember those lovely PS2 days. But with all honesty, fighting the bosses are worth the play-through alone, since the controls feel fine and some of the weapon's are blast too use. Expand
  4. Jul 3, 2013
    6
    I really wanted to love this game. It's predecessor was amazing. Unfortunately, I could not get into the story line like the prior game. Some interesting additions of modifying weapons on the black market and the veil powers are nice, but I just did not feel the game was as fun as it should have been. The multiplayer was attrocious. A lot of the achievement points are geared towardsI really wanted to love this game. It's predecessor was amazing. Unfortunately, I could not get into the story line like the prior game. Some interesting additions of modifying weapons on the black market and the veil powers are nice, but I just did not feel the game was as fun as it should have been. The multiplayer was attrocious. A lot of the achievement points are geared towards multiplayer which is now pretty much empty. It would be next to impossible to get those achievement points today. The game is worthy of a 1 day rental, but I wouldn't recommend purchasing it. Expand
  5. ChrisB
    Aug 27, 2009
    5
    I'm rating this independently of previous Wolfenstein games. It's important to say that as so many people are caught up in comparing it with RTCW etc. On its own merits it's distinctly average. The missions are reasonably fun and the shooting feels 'right'. However, DO NOT bother with multiplayer - it's quite possibly the worst FPS multiplayer I've ever I'm rating this independently of previous Wolfenstein games. It's important to say that as so many people are caught up in comparing it with RTCW etc. On its own merits it's distinctly average. The missions are reasonably fun and the shooting feels 'right'. However, DO NOT bother with multiplayer - it's quite possibly the worst FPS multiplayer I've ever played on the 360. Fuzzy graphics and animations that look like they're running through strobe lighting. Shockingly bad. Couple that with annoying between missions running to meet contacts (a la Far Cry 2 ....'didn't I kill the guys at this checkpoint 5 minutes ago?') and annoyingly unfair deaths (I'm talking to you, Veil Assassins) and the result is rental only. Expand
  6. MrFlibble
    Nov 18, 2009
    5
    I've played all of the Wolfenstein games on the PC and RTCW is one of my all time favourite games, so it was only natural that I would buy this new version of Wolfenstein, although in this case, on the 360. First let me say that I really enjoyed the demo, sure it was oldschool but it was good fun and there's always place in my 360 collection for some oldschool shooters. The I've played all of the Wolfenstein games on the PC and RTCW is one of my all time favourite games, so it was only natural that I would buy this new version of Wolfenstein, although in this case, on the 360. First let me say that I really enjoyed the demo, sure it was oldschool but it was good fun and there's always place in my 360 collection for some oldschool shooters. The complete game on the other hand? Dear or deary me... Where to begin? Well, I can sum the game up in three words: "bland and boring". The level design is horribly uninspired, the gameplay borders on tedious and unlike RTCW which feels very slick this version feels clunky. The veil powers add nothing of real interest and feel gimmicky. The RPG, yes RPG, elements are completely out of place in a game like this and just don't work imo. But the absolute worst thing is the whole game feels unfinished. It's very rough around the edges and lacks even the most rudimentary of polish we expect on the 360. I wasn't expecting MW2 with this release but I was at the very least expecting a fun oldschool FPS and Wolfenstein couldn't even manage that. :( Collapse
Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 66 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 66
  2. Negative: 1 out of 66
  1. 73
    You can't help but wish that they developed the kernel of the ideas in this game into something more. As it is, this new Wolfenstein comes off as an engaging, though otherwise forgettable, shooter.
  2. 80
    If you're into WWII shooters -- and judging by the sales of every single Call of Duty title ever, you are -- but you're looking for something with a little twist to it -- which, judging by the sales of twisty straws, you are -- and you don't mind the color green -- and judging by the number of Irish people in the world, you don't -- you should get yourself a copy of Wolfenstein.
  3. Compelling single player with a fresh take on things doesn’t happen every day. It’s just that much better when it comes bundled with a fantastic multiplayer experience to boot.