Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Image
Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 40 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 1117 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 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
Buy On

Trailer

Play Sound
Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Wolfenstein: The New Colossus - Official Nintendo Switch Launch Trailer
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.

See all 43 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 68 out of 228
  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)
    Expand
  4. Feb 12, 2018
    8
    Wolfenstein II improves upon an already excellent re-incarnation of a legendary FPS. It's not so much that there's more, but that it's alsoWolfenstein II improves upon an already excellent re-incarnation of a legendary FPS. It's not so much that there's more, but that it's also better. Again, the formula is very much the same with the core mechanics and game design untouched. Subtle things like the characters, animations, voice acting and movement is so natural it's unbelievable. Watching the characters talk and move feels so much more natural and realistic than any other video game I've ever played. The added abilities and perks and upgrades are very welcome, as is the more immersive story and brutal violence. This is Wolfenstein on steroids, with some Saints Row level crazy antics. It's shocking. It's comical. It's badass. It's a rich game world (some of the collectibles' references to Donald Trump are hilarious). It's fast-paced and action-packed. What more could you want!?

    On a technical level, the game also runs well and looks great, though it requires some tweaking to get the best out of it. After much experimentation, I'm managing to achieve a stable 60 FPS using mixed settings (mostly on Ultra) with a GTX 1060 6GB, i5-3470, 12GB DDR3-1600 MHz RAM at 4K (2160p) resolution (albeit with 42% resolution scale)! Though to be honest, the game doesn't look significantly better than Wolfenstein The New Order, and that's coming form someone who played it on Xbox One (though it was one of the first and only shooters to achieve 1080p60 on console, at least at the time). The only real complaint with the graphics is the unsually low texture quality. Perhaps this is a bug or some graphics setting but the textures are definitely inconsistent in quality both between and within levels.

    Finally I have to give this game much praise for something absurdly simple yet practically a godsend: the loading times. I have it installed on an external 7200 RPM hard drive, and it is a big game obviously. Yet after disabling the intro movies (easily done by renaming the video file), from the moment I press "Play" on Steam I can be in the level within 20 seconds. Better yet, when you die (which will happen quite often on the hardest difficulties), you'll be thankful that the game doesn't mess about with ridiculously long death animations. It immediately reloads the last save when your health goes to 0. And guess how long this takes on a mechanical hard drive? About 2 or 3 seconds. Combine this with the ability to save the game at literally any moment along with your progress saving between deaths for things like perk unlocks, collectibles, upgrades etc. and you have a game where you can easily die a hundred times on the same checkpoint and not feel frustrated whatsoever!

    I don't usually write reviews for games before I finish at least the main campaign, but for Wolfenstein: The New Colossus I don't feel I need to see any more to warrant a recommendation. With so many disappointments and shady business practices in the current gaming industry, Wolfenstein II is a shining beacon that reminds us how simple it is to make a great video game. You don't need to re-invent the wheel or do anything drastically different. With incremental improvements in many areas and continuing the story (and without censorship!), improving the game world and not littering the game with microtransactions, whilst keeping features which add value such as challenge modes (and not shovelling in a half-baked multiplayer just because it's a first-person shooter), Wolfenstein II is surely the de-facto standard for modern single-player first-person shooters. It stays true to its legacy yet moves the franchise forward; arguably more so than the similar DOOM (2016).

    My only complaints after finishing the game are the crashes which seem to happen more regularly, the unimproved graphics and worst of all, the complete lack of any changes to the already basic scoring system in the challenge mode.
    Expand
  5. Sep 5, 2018
    7
    Honestly speaking I am kind of disapointed with wolfesntein 2 . Yes I enjoyed the game a lot as it delivers solid gunplay and traversal but itHonestly speaking I am kind of disapointed with wolfesntein 2 . Yes I enjoyed the game a lot as it delivers solid gunplay and traversal but it lacks bossfight and variation in enemy design . The graphics looks slick and wayyy better than the previous installment which includes the environment deisgn and the detail clothing and armours of characters . The story is inconsisten and awkard since it fails proper timing pace serious nots and hillarious moments of a script . I must give kudos to the characters as each of them refelcts uniqu traits and personalities with with great animation and voice acting .

    Now coming to the performance side I ran it on a PC with a GTX 1060 3GB and I faced severe VRAM usage issue hoffing almost 3GB on medium setting . Frame rate stays solid 60 with V-SYNS OFF resulting in annoying screen tering . Apart from these if the camera is focused on specific areas the framerate dropped drasticall if the V-Sync is kept on . I'll recommed everyone to play this game on a console as it is better optimized .

    Finally , although it didn't live up to my expectation . I'll still recommed any wolfesntein fans to play this game for for it does right which is solid shooting mechanics .
    Expand
  6. Jun 21, 2018
    4
    Buggy and non-enjoyable mess. Wolfenstein: New Colossus pushes progressive real-world political propaganda in its plot way too hard and wayBuggy and non-enjoyable mess. Wolfenstein: New Colossus pushes progressive real-world political propaganda in its plot way too hard and way too much. For example the part were a clown version of Hitler shoots a character which looks and behaves like Ronald Reagan was distasteful in my opinion. The game is patronizing towards gamer and underestimates intelligence of its audience. This isn't an entertaining game. However it's visually impressive and audio is decent with some interesting music. Level design isn't bad but it isn't good either. I cannot recommend this to anyone except hardcore fans of the Wolfenstein: New Order and far-left game journalists of Polygon, Kotaku and alike. Expand
  7. Mar 28, 2020
    0
    **** this game. **** SJW commie nonsensical crap. Wolfenstein is dead. Don't play this crap.

See all 228 User Reviews

Trailers