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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. Feb 1, 2018
    10
    The New Colossus is amazing. No more buggy than any other PC game at this point. Nothing is perfect in this game, but everything is amazing.The New Colossus is amazing. No more buggy than any other PC game at this point. Nothing is perfect in this game, but everything is amazing. Can't wait for the next MachineGames game. Expand
  3. Nov 5, 2017
    9
    I love this game.
    I love this gunplay and cutscene dialogues, those little scenes on submarine and most bad ass protagonist ever aka
    I love this game.
    I love this gunplay and cutscene dialogues, those little scenes on submarine and most bad ass protagonist ever aka Blazcovitz so much I will ignore horrible optimisation and sjw pandering.
    Seriously, that was even better than TNO.
    p.s. oh and playing Wolf 3D while playing new Wolf game..? That's incredible!
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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. Oct 27, 2017
    6
    My scores first:
    Visuals - 7/10 (all looking good, but definitely not "next-gen" )
    Sound - 7/10 - acting is top, all good with ambient, but
    My scores first:
    Visuals - 7/10 (all looking good, but definitely not "next-gen" )
    Sound - 7/10 - acting is top, all good with ambient, but guns.. gun are super flat.
    Gameplay - 5/10, gunplay doesn't feel powerful, levels are extreme corridor-minded. AI, super agressive - cool BUT you are can die from 3-5 good landed bullets even on easiest difficulty. You'll be dying a lot and you'll rage because epic moments gonna be ruined by insta-death from nowhere.
    Story - 6/10 - US under nazi setting is old and doesn't really work. Character's actions are not very natural.

    I start a game, excited and so on, it is Wolfenstein II let's kill some nazies.. oh.. what I'm looking at? Some unneeded drama from main hero's childhood. For some reason main hero is super attached to a character who was just a cardboard background in 1st game? O_o... Ooookay. Further cutscenes are trying to show me why Nazi's are a bad thing - I get it... but where is cheesy killing mfking nazies action I loved 1st game for? Nope.. still don't see it.

    Next 2-3 hours into the game, I'm raging because of super sensitive main hero's health bar.. it drops from 1 bullet to 10%... I lower difficulty level, nope, still same **** - AI is shooting with 100% precision. Oh! Epic moment, huge experimental soldier-robot appears in the middle of corridor, and...... shoots me dead with 1 bullet,replay from checkpoint>replay from checkpoint>replay from checkpoint>replay from checkpoint.... "i'd better stop playing for today.. may be tomorrow".

    So.. you get the idea. BUT I'd say it is very classic FPS from 2000-2005 times. Sadly gameplay is absolutely NOT like DOOM, which was fun, adictive, balanced.

    overall score: 6... sadly.
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  6. Jul 8, 2018
    4
    A slow and boring oddly paced sequel to the great game that was New Order. Also unacceptably buggy on the PC.
  7. Mar 28, 2020
    0
    **** this game. **** SJW commie nonsensical crap. Wolfenstein is dead. Don't play this crap.

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