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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. May 19, 2014
    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:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 85
  2. Negative: 3 out of 85
  1. Jun 24, 2014
    10
    So far, this is the best FPS anyone can buy for the Xbox One. It scores right up there with bioshock and other great games of that nature.So far, this is the best FPS anyone can buy for the Xbox One. It scores right up there with bioshock and other great games of that nature.

    First of all, The shooting and movement in this game feels just right. Running, sliding, leaning, all feel very natural. The close combat system is amazing for a game of this nature, you have stealth kills, counter attacks, grapples, all with enough variety to keep you interested the entire game. Finally, the shooting feels utterly amazing. The power of the assault rifle and automatic shotgun, watching limbs and peoples torsos being blown to bits, is just fantastic.

    What I love about this game is the stealth, mixed with action, mixed with small puzzles, and even a safe house in the middle of the German territory. That's all I will say about that since I don't want to give anything away. The game feels like you are living through this mans life, not just mindlessly running around like an idiot.

    The replay value of this game is also great. It is one of the few single player games I am actually replaying. There is one story line but a decision you make in the beginning of the game decides how you make it to the end. I own Battlefield 4 and Titanfall so far for the Xbox One and I must say, every time I put either of those games in my console all I feel is regret that I'm not playing Wolfenstein. I immediately hit eject and smile as I step into Blaskevics (I think that's how you spell his name) shoes to kill some Nazi's : ). No other game right now has the feel, story, and pure enjoyment as Wolfenstein currently for the Xbox One.
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  2. Jun 18, 2014
    10
    One of the best and first FPS games I played on Xbox One. The story is very interesting and the graphics are very good. Probably the bestOne of the best and first FPS games I played on Xbox One. The story is very interesting and the graphics are very good. Probably the best Wolfenstien game out of the 3 and I would recommend to anyone who played the old Wolfenstien because this game is awesome Expand
  3. 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 notThis 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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  4. Aug 19, 2015
    9
    me acabo de terminar el juego por segunda vez. He de decir que se ve fantastico se mueve fluido, la historia es buena, la ambientaciónme acabo de terminar el juego por segunda vez. He de decir que se ve fantastico se mueve fluido, la historia es buena, la ambientación también, las armas están muy bien compensadas y se puede cambiar facil entre ellas (gracias a dios permite llevar más de dos).
    Es el mejor FPS que he jugado en xbox one seguido del wolfenstein the old blood.
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  5. May 22, 2014
    8
    I was rather sketchy about this game for 2 reasons, It was not developed by ID Software and it would be too dumbed down for casual playersI was rather sketchy about this game for 2 reasons, It was not developed by ID Software and it would be too dumbed down for casual players such as health regenerating, Quick Time Events (QTE) cut scenes and pretty much anything you see in modern shooters but thank fully, I was no longer sketchy when I played this game.

    The game itself is a great and fun experience, You can just be a ultimate Nazi killing machine or be a complete stealthy ninja either way the game gives you the option on how you want to play it. To me the best feature of the game is NO HEALTH REGEN, The way it should be for all shooters. It gives you a challenging experience by keeping your head low and thinking smart (If you're playing on the 2nd hardest difficulty) and keeping you on your toes as well.

    Admittedly the graphics looks ok certainly not next-gen standard but thanks to the amazing ID Tech 5 engine, The game runs at a constant 60FPS at 1080p! There were times where I would be shooting everything and destroy random stuff just to purposely make it drop but I failed to do so, Great job to the guys at Machine Games for optimizing the engine so well for both Xbox One and PS4!

    If I am honest, The only con I can think of for the game itself is the fact that is is single player only, This may not be an issue to some players but I do like to play online every now and then, Also the price tag (£44.99) might be off putting to some players considering it is a single player only title but however there is replay value to the game itself!
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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 TheThe 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. Jul 26, 2015
    1
    I can't recall a game that I've ever tried so hard to power through and give a chance, but the opening sequence of this game is just awful.I can't recall a game that I've ever tried so hard to power through and give a chance, but the opening sequence of this game is just awful.

    The controls are a "throwback" in the worst possible way. Nothing feels fluid or coherent. The entire opening sequence is poorly timed QTEs which, since you probably don't know the controls yet and they aren't particularly responsive, will probably lead to a lot of frustrating deaths. The real penalty in this game isn't having to go back to a checkpoint, it's having to wait two minutes for the loading afterward.

    Maybe later on, the game's controls suddenly seem fluid, but you shouldn't have to suffer through a couple of hours of what, by numerous accounts is a ten hour game, just to find something that's actually entertaining.
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