Mixed or average reviews - based on 50 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 50
  2. Negative: 2 out of 50
  1. Jul 25, 2019
    MachineGames continues to raise the overall level of the Wolfenstein franchise, although it could have taken more advantage of the cooperative and there is excessive grinding.
  2. Jul 25, 2019
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood delivers a terrific FPS experience, with a brand new cooperative gameplay and also a brand new approach to level design.
  3. Jul 25, 2019
    Youngblood excels as an entertaining shooter with the right kind of RPG elements and choices. However, when compared to the stellar and shocking storytelling of previous Wolfensteins, this entry comes up short. It has a few interesting breadcrumbs about what happened in the aftermath of Wolfenstein II, including the fates of a couple characters, but this outing is mainly focused on the exploits of its dynamic duo. As far as protagonists go, Jess and Soph are likeable goofballs – a detour from their sad-sack papa – but they don’t have any real character development
  4. Jul 25, 2019
    Being with a friend to face daily and weekly assignments, trying to raise the difficulty by touching inhuman vertices of pain, falling and trying again, repeating with the daughters of Blazko the family mantra ("the only good Nazi is a dead Nazi"), it could be a great pastime for these hot summer months.
  5. Aug 5, 2019
    A fun and absolutely gorgeous co-op FPS with a rather lackluster story and single-player mode. Nevertheless, a solid choice for anyone looking for some quality co-op action.
  6. Jul 26, 2019
    Youngblood offers a great gameplay loop that will likely keep FPS fans busy for a few dozen hours, even if it doesn't quite deliver in terms of character and world-building.
  7. Jul 25, 2019
    The Blazkowicz sisters steal the show in a bite-sized co-op FPS spin-off that packs a hell of a punch, further invigorating the Wolfenstein franchise.
  8. Jul 25, 2019
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood could be wrongly categorized as a "more of the same", but the many new features make it an indispensable title for fans of the series, even if these new mechanics aren’t without flaws.
  9. Jul 25, 2019
    Despite some big changes to the overall formula, Wolfenstein: Youngblood remains another solid entry in a very reliable series. The strong shooting mechanics are accompanied by co-op, which makes things a bit easier and retains the fun of the first game. The lighter story tone may not be to everyone's tastes, but when you consider how dark the last game went, the shift isn't too drastic. The more open approach may break the enemy AI in a few instances, but the newfound freedom over more environments is a fair trade. Shooting fans will like Youngblood, and the appeal only increases when you consider the dearth of co-op games in the genre.
  10. Jul 25, 2019
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a new concept for the franchise and the Arkane's hand touches the game design. Not all the innovations fit well with the formula, especially the RPG elements.
  11. Jul 25, 2019
    Considering it’s ‘only’ a spin-off, this is a riotously fun and well-designed entry in the series - however, it’s built with co-op in mind. Solo play is viable, but play with a friend, and you’ll both have one of the best shooter experiences of the year so far.
  12. Jul 25, 2019
    The usual Wolfenstein brilliance is here, and MachineGames have shown they’ve got a great handle on splattering fascists. They should be commended for being bold enough to take big risks here, and several of those risks have paid off, while those that haven’t only served to make the game a great deal weirder...Games as a medium would be better if risks like this were taken with more beloved games. It’s unlikely, with how expensive the whole AAA development scene is, but this is a glittering example of what can happen, despite its flaws.
  13. Jul 25, 2019
    Wolfenstein Youngblood takes a different approach than previous Wolfenstein installments. Co-op instead of solo-adventuring and a bigger emphasis on exploring. Aside from some small hickups with stealth and enemies, it's a blast from beginning to end.
  14. Jul 25, 2019
    Youngblood is adolescent in all the right ways, anarchic and ferocious on the surface with thoughtful design running underneath. Characters Jess and Soph are loud, goofy and annoying, but that’s exactly as they should be. Some of the writing is a little iffy, and you won’t find much in the way of nuanced storytelling, but to be honest it isn’t required. This a game about two young women blasting racists into goo – for me, that equals a bloody good time.
  15. Jul 25, 2019
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a particular spin-off, which hybridizes the frenetic action of Machine Games shooting to a more open gdr structure, focusing all on the cooperative. Overall the operation was successful, and if you are aware of expecting a different experience than the one offered by all the other chapters of the brand, the purchase is absolutely recommended.
  16. Jul 25, 2019
    Youngblood's gorgeous, terrible world is worth exploring, despite a slight narrative and oppressively boring progression systems.
  17. Jul 29, 2019
    The arrival of the multiplayer as well as the possibility of enjoying the Wolfenstein experience with other players is overshadowed by some bad decisions related to the progression and rhythm of the game. What could have been good news for the franchise ends up being a step back in the quality of this saga.
  18. Jul 26, 2019
    I have to praise for Arcane, the level design has really pleased me despite backtracking.
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  1. Jul 25, 2019
    Buy it if you have an ideal co-op partner, want a simpler co-op alternative to MMO-like shooters, or just really, really like newer Wolfenstein games. Otherwise, proceed with caution.
  2. Jul 25, 2019
    This is a worthy entry in the Wolfenstein series. I hope that we get a lot more from these characters because they are so dang cool. And I hope the upgrade path continues to feel rewarding. We’ll see. [Impressions]
  3. Jul 25, 2019
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a brutal experience in a gorgeous even if small-sized Paris. Its gameplay brings something of contemporary open-world service as a game competitors in the Wolfenstein world, with interesting but debatable results.
  4. Aug 1, 2019
    Almost from the word go, it became painfully obvious that Wolfenstein Youngblood would not be the lady power fantasy I'd always dreamed of. And some design hitches with the open world and co-op make it difficult to see the new entry as anything more than a lukewarm experiment.
  5. Jul 26, 2019
    Youngblood might not become your favorite, but a lot of what I like about Wolfenstein remains intact. The environments are beautifully detailed, with tons of bastardized (Nazified) nods to ‘80s pop culture, including a hilarious knockoff of Prince that makes me laugh every time I see it. The story’s entertaining as well, and I plan to see it through to the end despite the bits I don’t love.
  6. Jul 25, 2019
    Youngblood is a meat-and-potatoes first-person shooter where all the systems work well, the enemies provide a brutal challenge, and a friend can come along with you through the whole thing. It seems like it was designed as a relatively inexpensive crowd-pleaser of an FPS, and I will admit that I was very entertained.
  7. Even if you don’t care about disjointed storytelling, repetitive levels or cringe-worthy jokes, I can’t recommend Youngblood. If you’re desperate to shoot bads with a bud, go play Borderlands, Destiny 2, or Far Cry flipping Five instead. MachineGames clearly felt the need to tread some water before Wolfenstein 3, but they damn near wind up drowning.
  8. Aug 12, 2019
    At eight hours, the campaign was solid and fun, but I wish there had been more to Youngblood — more story, more enemy diversity, and more customization options. Youngblood isn’t bad by any means, especially when you play with a friend, but it falls just short of the bar set by its predecessors.
  9. Jul 25, 2019
    Youngblood is more like a spinoff than a sequel, even if it takes place after the events of the last two games. It has a different structure, tells a different kind of story, and barely worth playing if you're not playing with a friend. And it's packaged in a way that encourages that. It costs only $30, though a $40 deluxe edition allows you to share the game with a friend who doesn't own it...But really, it's all just an excuse to violently kill more Nazis, and I'm not too good to say that it's enough for me.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 920 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Jul 26, 2019
    I do not recommend this game to any Wolfenstein fan or any player of any FPS game in general. There are several reasons to why that is.I do not recommend this game to any Wolfenstein fan or any player of any FPS game in general. There are several reasons to why that is. Microtransactions are present, health bars make the entire combat boring, the two main characters are so annoying whenever they talk, you'll feel like giving them a tight hug around their necks, graphics somehow look worse in cutscenes than during gameplay, and you'll get called an incel if you dislike this game, because disliking a game that has a female protagonist is sexist apparently. Full Review »
  2. Jun 22, 2020
    After completing the game, I can say that it's garbage. RPG mechanics ruined the game. It's just not fun anymore. Either you grind or suffer.After completing the game, I can say that it's garbage. RPG mechanics ruined the game. It's just not fun anymore. Either you grind or suffer. Storyline is a joke. Main characters are anti-charismatic, boss fight are pathetic and the game ends with a cliffhanger. Please, don't tell me, that Wolfenstein 3 is gonna be about this characters. If so, I am officially stop buying this games.

    2/10 for graphics and sound design
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  3. Jul 26, 2019
    I can't believe what they have done to this series! I was one of those stupid enough to buy it without reading any reviews. I was sure it willI can't believe what they have done to this series! I was one of those stupid enough to buy it without reading any reviews. I was sure it will be the same like Old Blood, New Order and New Colossus -> Outstanding single player experience with a great story and a nice campaign.

    You will not get any of it. It's a stupid coop open world loot shooter where you now can upgrade your weapons... Biggest disappointment ever. Be sure to buy in directly on steam to get a chance for a refund. If you liked the previous titles of this series, don't even consider to buy it!
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