Wolfenstein Xbox 360

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  • Summary: Set within a near-fictional, historical WWII setting, players take on the role of the heroic OSA agent BJ Blazkowicz as they are thrust into the unknown and unexpected to battle against combat troops, otherworldly forces, and the dark science created by a supernatural Nazi force hell-bent onSet within a near-fictional, historical WWII setting, players take on the role of the heroic OSA agent BJ Blazkowicz as they are thrust into the unknown and unexpected to battle against combat troops, otherworldly forces, and the dark science created by a supernatural Nazi force hell-bent on world domination. Wolfenstein offers players an action-packed experience as they investigate the powers of a dark parallel dimension, join with resistance forces, and employ an arsenal of conventional and otherworldly weapons in attempts to annihilate the Nazi war machine. Ensuring a deep variety of action, Wolfenstein provides gamers with an assortment of interlinked missions that drive an intense, story-driven combat experience; while the Wolfenstein multiplayer experience continues the world-renowned tradition of class-based team objective gameplay with a full arsenal of conventional and supernatural weapons for addictive online warfare. [Activision] Collapse
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  • Developer: id Software, Raven Software
  • Genre(s): Action, Shooter, Shooter, First-Person, Historic, Historic, Arcade
  • # of players: 12 Online
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 66
  2. Negative: 1 out of 66
  1. 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.
  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. Not only does Wolfenstein recreate a little dab of this magic, its embraces the world of magic and the supernatural to give this old standard a fresh perspective.
  4. Official Xbox Magazine
    75
    A decidedly old-school FPS that modernizes itself just enough to make it fun today. [Nov 2009, p.68]
  5. My recommendation: let Wolfenstein stay in the other dimension and away from your Xbox 360 or PS3. There are other shooters this fall that can scratch your FPS itch a heck of a lot better.
  6. Wolfenstein is a mediocre title from a franchise known to be innovative and exceptional in their offerings.
  7. All of the parties responsible for this deserve to be called into question, and all gamers should question whether or not this subpar and frankly embarrassing title justifies further purchases from any of the three companies involved.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 40
  2. Negative: 8 out of 40
  1. Sep 21, 2015
    10
    This totally underrated game was the most fun I've had with the Xbox 360 since Halo 3 launched. The upgradable weapons added an extremely funThis totally underrated game was the most fun I've had with the Xbox 360 since Halo 3 launched. The upgradable weapons added an extremely fun gameplay element. The boss bad guys were fun to take down. The story might not have been unique or new but it moved the game along nicely and I enjoyed myself. Haven't found a game quite as good as this in the shooter genre until the new Tomb Raider (for similar reasons!). p.s. I don't hand out 10-star reviews often. Expand
  2. GeorgeL
    Aug 26, 2009
    9
    This is quite possibly the best WW2 game I have ever played. I have always been a fan of the Wolfenstein series. I have played Wolf3d, Spear This is quite possibly the best WW2 game I have ever played. I have always been a fan of the Wolfenstein series. I have played Wolf3d, Spear of Destiny, RTCW, and even Enemy Territory (though I really sucked at it). After finding out about this game on GametrailersTV, I promptly preordered it. When it came it, it just blew me away. At first, it seems like a typical WW2 shooter, with you killing Nazis with a bunch of resistance members with your typical MP40 or Kar98. Later in the game, you get your taste of the Veil, which is this supernatural environment that also gives you extra abilities, from being able to walk through certain walls to being able to put up a shield to block enemy fire. You also get supernatural weapons as well, like the Tesla Cannon (which electrocutes people) and the uber fun Particle Cannon (which just flat out vaporizes the nazis). That's why I like this series, its supernatural element. Being that WW2 games have been done to death, it was a nice change in pace for me with the Wolfenstein series. Singleplayer is just amazing. You have a little town where you can actually freeroam. You can visit the resistance safe houses, or go to the black market to upgrade your weapons with gold that you find lying around the game. It has a great story, fun enemies, fun guns, and fun powers for you to use. Multiplayer was also quite fun. It is very heavily based on teamwork, so you need to coordinate with your teammates if you wanna outplay your enemies. Multiplayer isn't as good as the single player, though. For one thing, there isn't really that many physics in the game. The bodies pretty much fall rigidly on the ground, which gets especially ugly should you die on some stairs. Even then, multiplayer was uber fun after I got over the graphical problems and started focusing on the gameplay, which helped retain that RTCW feeling of multiplayer, but with some added things to make it better. Wolfenstein is probably the first WW2 shooter in a while that I actually had fun with (Call of Duty World at War wasn't that great, except for Nazi Zombies). I recommend getting this game, because it is DEFINATELY worth it. Expand
  3. TomJ.
    Aug 20, 2009
    9
    I don't understand the negative reviews of this game. I feel it fits right in to the Wolfenstein franchise nicely. There are some great I don't understand the negative reviews of this game. I feel it fits right in to the Wolfenstein franchise nicely. There are some great things here...blood soaked bullet wounds, gagging nazis gasping for air after being shot in the throat, body parts flying off. Good old classic gore, thats whats been missing in the last few WWII FPS I have played and fits in nicely with the original Wolfenstein/Doom legacy. @ the AI complaints... This is a run and gun body count game, the AI doesn't need to beat me in chess, just entertain me. Does anyone play games for fun anymore or all we all supposed to be serious professional gamers now? I think it's funny all the people complaining that the MP is not like RTCW, because those same people would be complaining if it WAS just like RTCW and claiming theres no innovation and it's just a remake of RTCW blah blah blah. Go get this game sit down and relax let some steam off and kill some Nazis....remember like when we played the original back in the day...no clans, no professional gamers... we played games for fun and "gasp" entertainement. Expand
  4. Arkanoid
    Sep 6, 2009
    8
    I have gotten tired of the whole strategy/fps. Why is it we can't just sit back and shoot things? I am really enjoying Wolfenstein for I have gotten tired of the whole strategy/fps. Why is it we can't just sit back and shoot things? I am really enjoying Wolfenstein for this fact. Sure the maps are nothing more than alleyways with various blocks to provide cover, and yes, the AI amounts to nothing more than, "find target, shoot in direction of target," but would it be Wolfenstein if it were any other way? Expand
  5. 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 sayBeing 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
  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 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. :( Expand
  7. Ryencoke
    Aug 19, 2009
    0
    I was the first person to buy this game, and I will probably be the first one to take it back. What absolute garbage. The main reason I boughtI was the first person to buy this game, and I will probably be the first one to take it back. What absolute garbage. The main reason I bought it was for the Online. And let me tell you gladly, what a piece of crap the online is. I didn't even want to try the single player because of how bad the online gameplay way. What a huge huge huge letdown. RTCW has better online than this. Expand

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