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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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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: 57 out of 64
  2. Negative: 2 out of 64
  1. May 20, 2014
    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
  2. May 27, 2014
    LOVE this game. Great story, great acting, great atmosphere, many and varied environments. What do the critics want? The controls are great, the game is beautiful and moving and fun to play. GREAT, GREAT, GREAT!!!! I want more games just like this. I would buy 50 copies at full price for everyone I knew if I thought it would help get more games like this made. This team is doing what makes gaming an art form and yet they still managed to make a totally polished and well functioning game. I have played through twice and the game has not crashed or bugged out in any way. The Lego Hobbit game crashed constantly. I almost bought this on the 360 because of the crashing of the xbox one but this game plays perfectly. The best game in every way that I have played on the new console. I think you get what I am saying here, Buy It!!!!!! Expand
  3. May 22, 2014
    I love it, GREAT story, When you have a nightmare (sleep on a bed) you get the old school 8 bit wolf game..Funny..Game play feels responsive and it is fun killing NAZI's...Feels like inglorious Bastards. I have been waiting for a decent game on the XBOX One and finally it is here. Price is OK, 59.99 and at target you get a 10 dollars gift card so 49.99... Feels like bio shock in Nazi times. Expand
  4. Jul 6, 2014
    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
  5. Jun 20, 2014
    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.
  6. Aug 16, 2014
    I really like this game, great graphics, standard FPS controls that feel perfect, the voice work is exceptional and the cut scenes are well done. I struggled early on and died several times but never once did I feel frustrated. The story is well written (for a shooter game anyway) and overall its just really a solid game. My score of 8 is reflective of two things: The game offers nothing new gameplay wise and it is confusing as hell early on (IMO). Overall you can't go wrong with this title, check it out. Expand
  7. May 21, 2014
    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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