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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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  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: 3 out of 80
  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 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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  2. Sep 13, 2014
    10
    Just finished and it was awesome, the most enjoyable fps I have played in years. If you haven't picked this game up you are missing out on aJust finished and it was awesome, the most enjoyable fps I have played in years. If you haven't picked this game up you are missing out on a classic game brought bang up to date. This is the stuff my childhood gaming dreams were made of :) Expand
  3. May 20, 2014
    10
    Ok, with these style of games, being a classic style first person shooter, you either love them or you hate them, rarely do they have a middleOk, with these style of games, being a classic style first person shooter, you either love them or you hate them, rarely do they have a middle ground. That said, this game walks that fine line where I can expect new comers to pick up the game and have just the same amount of over the top, blood gushing fun that a die hard fan could have. The story is great with quite a few plot twists that keep it driving forward and exciting with all the crazy character types you'd expect from a Nazi shooter (accents and all). The guns are a treat to use and dual-wielding is a blast with all the different weapon combos that you can create with them which only accelerates the high end action that you'd expect from a Wolfenstein game. With great amounts of gore, insane action, crazy boss battles with more guns than Sly Stallone, I cant recommend this game enough. 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, andGreat 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
    Wolfenstein: New Order reminds you what FPS' should be. It's a brilliant homage to the game that gave birth to the genre. I remember playingWolfenstein: New Order reminds you what FPS' should be. It's a brilliant homage to the game that gave birth to the genre. I remember playing Wolfenstein 3D for countless hours as a young teenager, and I can see myself playing through this iteration over and over again. The story is good, if not cliche, and it adds depth to the overall experience. Something that I did not expect. The mechanics are fantastic, the visuals are amazing, and the gameplay unforgiving - in a good way. Gunning down Nazis never felt better. I highly recommend anyone looking for an enjoyable game on the Xbox One to pick this up. Expand
  6. Dec 17, 2014
    8
    A beautiful FPS that really does make you feel like you are toe to toe with the Nazi scum. For having an older engine this game looks andA beautiful FPS that really does make you feel like you are toe to toe with the Nazi scum. For having an older engine this game looks and sounds amazing. W:TNO really doesn't bring anything new to the table, but it does bring characters, plot, game play, music and everything else together so well that it will have you on the edge of your seat and wanting to play it through the end (even multiple times). The only things that keep this game from being absolutely perfect is the lack of online of any sort (which really hurts the replay value, a lot) and not including more nods to the original games other than the 'throwback' dream sequences set to the tune of the classic PC games. Other than those drawbacks, this game is a must play for next-gen FPS fans. 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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