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  • Summary: It's 1946 and the Nazis are on the verge of winning WWII. In attmepting to turn the tide in the allies’ favor, B.J. Blazkowicz has to embark on an epic, two-part mission deep within Bavaria… Part one of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood - Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves - pits BJ BlazkowiczIt's 1946 and the Nazis are on the verge of winning WWII. In attmepting to turn the tide in the allies’ favor, B.J. Blazkowicz has to embark on an epic, two-part mission deep within Bavaria… Part one of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood - Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves - pits BJ Blazkowicz against a notorious prison warden as he breaks into Castle Wolfenstein in an attempt to steal the coordinates to General Deathshead’s compound. In the second part – The Dark Secrets of Helga Von Schabbs – our hero's search for the coordinates leads him to the city of Wulfburg where an obsessed Nazi archaeologist is exhuming enigmatic artifacts that threaten to unleash a dark and ancient power. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. May 5, 2015
    90
    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is a great follow-up to The New Order, adding plenty of adventures for BJ, not to mention new enemies, weapons, and more. Throw in the Nightmare stages and you have a compelling package with great value for your money.
  2. May 20, 2015
    83
    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is a short but intense experience that happily blends the innovation of The New Order with the tradition of Return of Castle Wolfenstein.
  3. May 18, 2015
    80
    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is an incredibly fun standalone expansion to one of the Best games of 2014, and in plenty of places is tougher.
  4. Pelit (Finland)
    Jun 14, 2015
    79
    The Old Blood feels like two Wolfenstein games mushed together. The first half of the game is really good, but the enjoyment is truly lacking during the second half, when you’re fighting against bullet-sponge-y enemies and endlessly spawning zombies. [June 2015]
  5. May 6, 2015
    76
    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is an old school FPS game, with frantic and intense gunplay, good variety of guns and some strong cliffhangers. However, has some AI enemy problems and poor stealth mechanics.
  6. Jan 20, 2016
    70
    Old Blood is a good expansion to a great game. I wanted more Wolfenstein, and that’s exactly what I got here. Sure, it’s neither as inventive nor as heartfelt as New Order, but it’s a solid piece of content that’s still leagues better than most shooters. If you liked New Order, I’d recommend checking it out.
  7. Jun 15, 2015
    60
    All in all, the series could have done without this expansion. It is far cry from last year’s awesome Wolfenstein: The New Order, and if you’re itching to shoot Nazi zombies, better look in Zombie Army Trilogy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 91
  2. Negative: 9 out of 91
  1. May 6, 2015
    10
    Standalone expansion, but little better than TNO! You must play! It is better optimalized than TNO and they said you will need better PC. No,Standalone expansion, but little better than TNO! You must play! It is better optimalized than TNO and they said you will need better PC. No, they lie! 10/10 Expand
  2. Aug 3, 2018
    10
    Just like all other before her wolfensteins,amazing ,better graphics and shooting ,what do you need more?
  3. Jun 13, 2015
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I entered this game with tempered expectations. I just wanted to play a well-made shooter set in the original Wolfenstein universe. I got that and more. W:TOB is a fun game, and if you enjoyed RTCW or more recent Wolfenstein (Raven Studios), this is a pitch-perfect reinterpretation of that creepy/campy atmosphere. I think the haters miss the point: this is an old-school expansion pack and an homage to old-school FPS gaming. It's done well. I had a blast and I think the entrance fee was well worth the ride that followed. Also: Grammar Nazis. Unexpected and hilarious. Expand
  4. Dec 24, 2018
    8
    Pros:
    + Gameplay
    + Characters + Gunplay + Soundtrack (Mick Gordon did it again) + Story + Nazis + Zombies Cons: - Graphics (It is
    Pros:
    + Gameplay
    + Characters
    + Gunplay
    + Soundtrack (Mick Gordon did it again)
    + Story
    + Nazis
    + Zombies

    Cons:
    - Graphics (It is not that bad)
    - Some bugs

    Sum:
    Almost as good as the main game.
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  5. May 7, 2015
    7
    I have to say I disagree with many of the other reviewers when they say this is as good or better than TNO. The standout features in TNO wereI have to say I disagree with many of the other reviewers when they say this is as good or better than TNO. The standout features in TNO were the solid gunplay, the wonderful characters, interesting setting, and engrossing story. Unfortunately, TOB only retains the first of these. The story and setting and characters aren't nearly as interesting as they were in TNO. The levels don't look much different, sure you're in Castle Wolfenstein but it looks the same as the castle in TNO and you never come across anything that really stands out. I also didn't find the weapons to be as interesting this time either. I know it's set prior to TNO so none of the futuristic weapons can make an appearance but the neo-tommy gun was sorely missing as well. None of the levels are memorable. In the first game you had the epic landing scene, the moonbase, the bridge assault, etc. No stand out levels are here sadly.

    The hyped addition is this pipe that you can use to access new areas. This pipe functions solely as a melee weapon and you use it to climb designated walls where stairs or ladders could have sufficed and open doors that could have easily been opened with something else. It doesn't make the gameplay or exploration any better. But for some reason they want you to love this pipe so they make you spend 40 minutes alone with it and the beginning of the game and it's a real bore. The game does a nice nod to the old games by bringing back the occult. However i didn't really care for how they did it. They added zombies which are supposed to be a joy to fight. There should be hordes that you can mow down. The zombies in TOB just weren't fun to fight. They just felt like brain dead normal enemies who didn't shoot back.

    Although i just listed a ton of negatives about the game, i still really enjoyed my time with it. If you liked TNO, you will probably like this. It's more of the same, with some parts that are better and some parts that are worse. There is more comedic relief this time around and I genuinely found it funny. The new enemies were interesting and fit well with the theme. The end boss was wonderful, if a bit easy to defeat. The levels themselves were well designed if a bit repetitive. It's a fun game, no doubt about it, but to say it's perfect is crazy.
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  6. Jun 22, 2016
    7
    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, while a good singleplayer FPS in its own right, does not measure up to the level of narrative quality set by TheWolfenstein: The Old Blood, while a good singleplayer FPS in its own right, does not measure up to the level of narrative quality set by The New Order. That said, it is a treat for longtime fans of the series, reintroducing the infamous mountain castle from which the series takes its name, hidden levels from the original Wolfenstein 3D, and occult elements that defined Return to Castle Wolfenstein and the 2009 game. It is also significantly more difficult overall given a dearth of health and armor upgrades, but to some degree this enhances the sense of desperation that sets in over the course of the campaign. There are several new and useful new weapons, most notably the "Kampfpistole", a single-shot rocket launcher with significant potential against both groups of weaker enemies and the armored Supersoldaten. Both this game and New Order had an odd audio problem wherein in-game sounds were only played through the left ear, while cutscene audio worked in both. In addition, this game suffers from frequent, jarring freezes, though not once did these freezes actually crash the game. If you enjoy Wolfenstein in particular I can recommend this game, but if you are looking for something more, I would direct you instead to The New Order. Expand
  7. Jan 20, 2016
    0
    HORRIBLY BUGGY. This game would not work on my HP Envy l3040nr laptop and persistently crashed spectacularly on my brand new Levono e560. BothHORRIBLY BUGGY. This game would not work on my HP Envy l3040nr laptop and persistently crashed spectacularly on my brand new Levono e560. Both exceeded the minimum spec to play this game.

    I tried everything suggested to fix the issue and still it failed again and again. I'll NEVER buy a title with this developers name on it ever again. Buyers have a right to expect software that works.
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