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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: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 91
    Wolfenstein: The New Order doesn’t reinvent the franchise or give us anything particularly innovative. Yet what it does do is excel at giving us a deep shooter experience unlike we have seen on the Xbox One to date. This visually remarkable game features memorable characters, a terrific soundtrack and frantically entertaining gameplay. Wolfenstein: The New Order is hard to put down and for good reason – it simply kicks ass.
  2. May 22, 2014
    88
    The intriguing setting and well-crafted story completely drew me into the game, and I enjoyed facing off against the secret weapons brought to life by the diabolical minds of Nazi scientists like robotic dogs, towering walkers, and cyborg mechs.
  3. May 22, 2014
    85
    Ultimately you have to scrape to find a substantive problem with Wolfenstein: The New Order. If you mandate profound innovation in the games you play, it’s possible that New Order may be too traditional for your tastes. Regardless, it’s a well-made, extremely create, and fun ass game. If you want to sit down and just have fun, you can’t ask for more than that.
  4. May 19, 2014
    80
    Wolfenstein: The New Order is a positive step forward for the series after the last dud. Machine Games presents a competent shooter with more polish and a better array of characters, but ultimately the game feels more comfortable recompiling established conventions than it does striving for innovation.
  5. May 21, 2014
    80
    It tries to create stakes that go beyond the basic scope of "kill those bad guys because they're bad," and even when it fails to completely take advantage of those stakes, there's still enough excitement, enough intrigue, enough humanity in its story to keep you interested. Even if its ideas only scratch the surface of something deeper, Wolfenstein: The New Order still delivers an experience well worth your time.
  6. May 19, 2014
    80
    A solid FPS which manages to combine its classic roots with some modern elements, offering us good action variety and some outstanding characters. It could have done better with a deeper plot and some climatic exploration sections, but it won't disappoint once you put the first, boring, couple of hours behind you.
  7. May 19, 2014
    60
    It's built on an impressive world but it doesn't do enough with it, and as a result it's curious, but hardly compelling.

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Score distribution:
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 72
  1. May 20, 2014
    10
    This is what FPS games should be look. Pure unadulterated fun without the forced multiplayer which no on will play anyways.The graphics is not 2014 gen since it uses the gool ol Rage engine but it still holds up in this era.

    The maps are expansive and not claustrophobic like the on-rail shooters (BF,COD) muricans love so much. The violence and gore is spot, the action and gunplay is intense and Boss battles are long, challenging and sometimes with Dark Souls level of difficulty. This game is a gift for gamers who grew up playing Wolf 3D,and not for 12 yr old COD fan-boys..

    If someone asks for a good example of FPS in current generation, Wolfenstein TNO will be the first thing that comes to mind. I would give it a 8/10 but seeing how shallow FPS games have been in the past 3-4 years(excluding Halo and Resistance series), i'll give it a 10/10
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  2. May 21, 2014
    10
    You'll only know the meaning for BADASS after play this game.
    Its a incredible shooter with significant characters and amazing combat scenes,
    the gameplay is outstanding with a lot of collectibles and secrets, the graphics may be the only thing that disappointed me. Expand
  3. May 21, 2014
    10
    Due to the amount of fun I'm having playing this I have no choice but to rate it a 10. There are some small glitches like drones flying through walls but these are far and few between and by no means affect the experience or are worth the point dock. It looks good. It has some of the smoothest controls I've ever seen and the story actually has merit. The 'upgrades' which enhance the abilities of the limited set of weapons nicely prevent them from becoming boring as does the dual-wield option. Tepid games like Titanfall should take notes on how to make weapons feel good to fire from this game. You can taste obvious Rage flavors throughout but they have managed to breathe life into this that Rage never had. Easily one of the best shooters ever not just on this console. Buy it. Expand
  4. Jul 6, 2014
    9
    Great game play, shooting and controlling is one of the best I've played. The fact that it has many different difficulty levels is great, and regularly saves at points throughout the levels is good too-there is nothing worse than replaying levels after you get killed right near the end of a level. The only down side is there is only about 14 hours of game play until you finish, then that is it. A bit longer would have been better. And you don't even get to kill Hitler or see the war being won!
    It has been left open for another game for sure
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  5. Jun 17, 2014
    9
    Great shooter in terms of entertainment value. The graphics, though not revolutionary, are clean and I haven't had any frame rate issues that were problematic or even really noticeable. The environments are fairly well thought out and the Nazis are more than sufficiently evil. The guns are cool looking and satisfying to shoot - and to those of you who **** about the dual wield option - shut up. There isn't much that is more satisfying than dual wielding two automatic shotguns to mow down a heavy, or dual wielding two assault rifles with one on full auto and one firing its' missile launcher. The story is plenty entertaining - and although somewhat far-fetched at times (it's a videogame...) - keeps you engrossed and feeling invested in the outcome of the story. The non-Nazi characters/allies are solid and I think overall the voice acting in the whole game is pretty spot-on. I've played through on the second hardest skill level (ultra-violence? Or was that doom...?) and it's been challenging but not impossible to the seasoned 1st person shooter - I imagine the "nightmare" difficulty would be extremely hard for those who want a real challenge. I'm not really sure what else to say about this game except I've had a ton of fun playing it, and as someone who has been playing FPS rather religiously since the original Wolfenstein more than 20 years ago, I consider myself an excellent judge of these games.
    9/10 as a FPS - Just in general overall maybe lower like an 8-8.5 (I don't want to risk comparing it to epics like fallout or Skyrim, it's good, but not THAT good). If your looking for your first FPS on the Xbox One, this shouldn't disappoint you.

    -Mr. J McNasty
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  6. Sep 24, 2014
    8
    The main reason I was interested in this game is because it contained most of the key members behind The Chronicles of Riddick and The Darkness. While you can definitely feel the presence of their past work, as this is very good looking game that plays really good I'm bummed out that they went with the old-school shooter route instead of their traditional shooter w/ RPG elements route. Some folks are going to love the no-holds barred run and gun shooting of this game and I don't blame them because it really is very polished shooter, it's just that I'm at a point In gaming where I crave more stuff like Escape From Butcher Bay, Mass Effect, Deus Ex, Dishonored, etc, in my shooters. I'm giving this game an 8 because for what it is, it does it really well. I'm not giving it a 9 or 10 because quite frankly I was hoping for more from the guys that game me one of my favorite games of all time, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay. Expand
  7. May 21, 2014
    0
    I find it sad that people actually bought this game for full price. From the minds of mediocre games such as: Darkness, and Chronicles of Riddick comes another game that will probably be $10 by the steam summer sale. No replayability. None, this will sit on your shelf after a week at most. Expand

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