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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 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  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 powerful game with an intense story and an old-style, classy and traditional gameplay. Despite some glitches and a poor A.I. the game is worth your money.
  5. May 22, 2014
    80
    Wolfenstein might not be trying to push the genre forward in a significant way, but by embracing what has come before it, MachineGames has created one of the most entertaining releases of the year.
  6. May 20, 2014
    80
    Don't expect wonders, but, by all means, do expect a great deal of polish and quite a few entertaining evenings of truly thundering shooter action that harkens back to the olden days.
  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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  2. Negative: 2 out of 66
  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 20, 2014
    9
    A surprisingly good shooter. Wolfenstein has both entertaining game play that harkens back to the old-school shooters while keeping it fresh with modern day mechanics and characters that are interesting and well realized. The maps are open, allowing for multiple paths through each area. Side quests and collectable hunting flows well and doesn't bog down the game. The guns are varied and fun to use, plus being able to duel wield every one of them is a blast and allows you to go from stealthy killer to walking bullet hose in an instant.

    And props to them for depicting the relationship between B.J. and Anya in a mature and adult way! I actually believed that these two people cared for each other.
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  6. Aug 4, 2014
    8
    A fantastic action game which gives options on how you take on missions. Graphics are appealing throughout the whole game with a good use of affects and the story is enough to positively supplement the game. A game of choice for completionists, however not a good choice for those who favor replayability. 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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