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  • Summary: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is the highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, Wolfenstein: The New Order developed by the award-winning studio MachineGames. An exhilarating adventure brought to life by the industry-leading id Tech 6, Wolfenstein II sends players toWolfenstein II: The New Colossus is the highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, Wolfenstein: The New Order developed by the award-winning studio MachineGames. An exhilarating adventure brought to life by the industry-leading id Tech 6, Wolfenstein II sends players to Nazi-controlled America on a mission to recruit the boldest resistance leaders left. Fight the Nazis in iconic American locations, equip an arsenal of badass guns, and unleash new abilities to blast your way through legions of Nazi soldiers in this definitive first-person shooter. America, 1961. The Nazis maintain their stranglehold on the world. You are BJ Blazkowicz, aka Terror-Billy, member of the Resistance, scourge of the Nazi empire, and humanitys last hope for liberty. Only you have the guts, guns, and gumption to return stateside, kill every Nazi in sight, and spark the second American Revolution. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. Oct 30, 2017
    100
    BJ’s latest adventure is a wondrous exercise in how to tell a story, how to write a script, and how to shape characters that feel both human and superhuman simultaneously. It really is amazing that a big budget game like this got made at all. Thank goodness MachineGames got the chance – it’s one of this decade’s best.
  2. Nov 7, 2017
    90
    MachineGames does it again - The New Order was terrific, and The New Colossus is pretty much the same level. The new Wolfenstein appeared in 2014 out of nowhere and became one of the best shooters ever. The sequel is very similar even though the "wow factor" isn't as evident. It is a joy to play such a big and well-made game that focuses only on single player. Bravo!
  3. CD-Action
    Jan 10, 2018
    90
    Shooter of the year! It plays great, looks spectacular and sounds amazing. What’s more, despite an apparent lack of seriousness it’s not afraid to bring up difficult subjects, mixing comedy and tragedy in a stunning way. It’s a ridiculously good game. [13/2017, p.30]
  4. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is one of the best first person shooter games so far and living proof that single player games are still alive and well.
  5. Oct 29, 2017
    85
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is a very good solo FPS (which is already a rarity in the current game market) with a good story and a great sense of humor peppered by intense gunfights.
  6. Nov 10, 2017
    80
    I’m torn between calling Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus brave or merely unexpected. The core of The New Colossus remains as good as, and largely unchanged from, the earlier game. It’s great, explosive, and violent. The other half, so to speak, the heavy emphasis on story doesn’t drive the FPS experience so much as shift your focus into directions that FPS games don’t normally go. That’s not to say that FPS games don’t tell a story or even a complex story (Bioshock told an incredibly involved story and even explored the extrapolation of a Randian economics as a political movement), but they rarely (AFAIK never) attempt to tell a story so full of sadness and self-examination. The two parts sometimes fit well, sometimes less than well, and I think individual gamers will react very differently to the result.
  7. Nov 12, 2017
    60
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus takes The New Order and multiplies everything tenfold (especially the silliness and the amount of cut-scenes) when it should just take the original and carefully build upon its foundation, smoothing its rough edges and offering the very best Wolfenstein game ever. The result is a FPS that's fun, but also one that doesn't really know what it wants to be.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 69 out of 232
  1. Oct 27, 2017
    10
    Great gunplay, great performance, great story. What more can you want in a shooter? Really enjoying it so far. The alternate history is cool,Great gunplay, great performance, great story. What more can you want in a shooter? Really enjoying it so far. The alternate history is cool, and the characters are interesting. Definitely recommend buying. Expand
  2. Mar 17, 2018
    10
    Great game. I have absolutely no idea why this game has such poor user reviews. It's one of the best games of 2017. It's a must have.Great game. I have absolutely no idea why this game has such poor user reviews. It's one of the best games of 2017. It's a must have. Fantastic story, gameplay and characters. It's funny at parts and absolutely brutal in others. Highly recommended. Expand
  3. Oct 30, 2017
    9
    I absolutely loved this game!
    The actors, the humor, the story. While the latter is not perfect, overall - the story is very good and not a
    I absolutely loved this game!
    The actors, the humor, the story. While the latter is not perfect, overall - the story is very good and not a cliche garbage!
    Graphics and optimization - this is how it's done, Dishonored 2, The Evil Within 2, etc., pay attention!
    The gameplay is simply amazing, you just cannot put the game down, it's a huge fun to play!
    This game manages to delight and make you laugh.
    Some instances are truly genius!

    This is one of the best shooters ever!
    And it even manages to not have lootboxes)
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  4. Nov 27, 2017
    8
    My experience has been excellent so far.

    So much better than the mindless shooter I was expecting. (I haven't played Wolf: New Order or New
    My experience has been excellent so far.

    So much better than the mindless shooter I was expecting. (I haven't played Wolf: New Order or New Blood yet, so I wasn't ready for the new iD's new Wolf games)

    This game addresses so many current social and political issues and smashes them in the face.

    Just go get the free demo. If you don't like the demo, fine. But I'm pretty sure a lot of people with be hitting the buy button when they see this isn't mindless Halo, Call of Duty, Destiny dreck. In the demo alone they address the treatment of the physically handicapped, body image, fascism, racism, religious persecution, and PTSD issues.

    Much better story in here than I expected. Deep ties with characters, world history, etc. Dig in! There are actual characters, story and ideas contained in this game! Shocking, i know.

    System wise for the PC: smooth and stable for me. (i5-3570k, 16GB, GTX1080) Technically excellent, very stable, very beautifully done.

    BTW, There are no damn loot boxes in here!

    Welcome back to games with real single player content!
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  5. May 2, 2018
    7
    There is no doubt that “Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus” is one of the best first-person shooter games of recent years. It has decent shooterThere is no doubt that “Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus” is one of the best first-person shooter games of recent years. It has decent shooter varied by some minor exploring and RPG like gameplay. The story is fine and ridiculous, acting and performance are also good. Graphics are acceptable and the biggest improvement from the last game: “Wolfenstein the new order”.
    But I can’t help feeling that this game is overrated compared to the “Wolfenstein the new order”. Everything about this game feels like a rip-off of the first one. Lack of many features in gameplay (like overkilling cold weapon wield enemy with knife, shooting from rope when climbing a wall, exploring different area and not just a submarine) and lack of that mood which cutscene of Wolfenstein the new order was able to achieve via innovative storytelling which in this case turned to predictable story; turned experiencing Wolfenstein II for a hyped fan like me a little disappointing.
    Also turning shooting from cover something not necessary according to some changes in gameplay which made Wolfenstein something like Doom somehow; plus not having new and memorable enemies and boss fights are another down part.
    Anyway in my perspective, if you are not a hype fan of the new order; it is a decent game and a recommended one.
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  6. Dec 22, 2017
    4
    I enjoyed previous Wolfensteins and Doom but this game is just not fun at all. Frustrating gameplay, poor level design, broken difficulty. TheI enjoyed previous Wolfensteins and Doom but this game is just not fun at all. Frustrating gameplay, poor level design, broken difficulty. The game just doesn't know if it wants to be stealth or all guns blazing - does neither well. Great music and graphics but the game doesn't have a backbone. Avoid Expand
  7. Mar 28, 2020
    0
    **** this game. **** SJW commie nonsensical crap. Wolfenstein is dead. Don't play this crap.

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