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  • Summary: Wolfenstein®: Youngblood is a brand-new co-op experience from MachineGames, the award-winning studio that developed the critically acclaimed Wolfenstein® II: The New Colossus. Set in 1980, 19 years after BJ Blazkowicz ignited the second American Revolution, Wolfenstein®: YoungbloodWolfenstein®: Youngblood is a brand-new co-op experience from MachineGames, the award-winning studio that developed the critically acclaimed Wolfenstein® II: The New Colossus. Set in 1980, 19 years after BJ Blazkowicz ignited the second American Revolution, Wolfenstein®: Youngblood introduces the next Blazkowicz generation to the fight against the Nazis. Play as one of BJ's twin daughters, Jess and Soph, as you search for your missing father in Nazi-occupied Paris. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 50
  2. Negative: 2 out of 50
  1. Jul 25, 2019
    86
    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
    80
    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.
  3. Jul 25, 2019
    80
    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.
  4. Jul 26, 2019
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Aug 12, 2019
    65
    It breaks my heart a little to slap a relatively low score on this. Both The New Order and The New Colossus were fantastic reinventions of a venerated gaming franchise, delivering satisfying gunplay with surprisingly touching narrative hooks. Youngblood still has that great feel, it’s just wrapped up in a co-op focused bubble which detracts from the traditional flow of the game.
  6. Jul 31, 2019
    60
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood disappoints because Wolfenstein 2 was much more than a good shooting game. Youngblood is not. Though there are enough moments where the fast gameplay impresses and the co-op entertains, the game disappoints in almost everything else.
  7. Aug 5, 2019
    43
    If you're looking for combat, which I imagine most fans of a dystopian Nazi-killing game would be, look the other way. Likewise, if you're looking for a great co-op experience to try out with a friend, prepare yourself for disappointment. And if you do end up buying this game, for the love of all that is holy, please turn on your own music.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 267
  1. Jul 26, 2019
    10
    greate game with coop, but got some problem... some enemy 1shoot us... its not game for #yolo playstyle
  2. Dec 28, 2019
    8
    Initially very hard to get the buddy pass set up properly, mostly because of lack of proper instructions. However once that was sorted theInitially very hard to get the buddy pass set up properly, mostly because of lack of proper instructions. However once that was sorted the game was a lot of fun. I played coop with a friend and we had a very good time. Check the end of this review for a short guide on how to get it working.

    The graphics is very good although not obviously so during the intro and first mission. Rooms with desks have a lot of clutter and there are loads of different detailed objects scattered around.

    Guns feel meaty and make good sounds with good upgrade options available.

    The music is good with a distinct 80's vibe, although I would have liked a bit more of it.

    The sisters themselves are a bit annoying and unlikeable, thankfully you don't have to watch too many cutscenes with them.

    The gameplay is solid with a good variety of soldiers and mechanical opponents.

    The stealth mechanics could do with some work and melee kills could have a bit more variety.

    I don't think it would be as fun as a single player game, so definitely recommend playing with a friend.

    The difficulty is nicely balanced with some sections requiring a few tries to complete. Some parts of the sewers were completely pitch black, so definitely need the light attachment upgrade on your weapon!

    To get the buddy pass working you need the deluxe version of the game and your buddy needs the trial version. There is no play button for the trial version of the game on the Bethesda launcher, so either add it to steam as a non-steam game, or try launch it via the executable. Once the game is launched you need to link both accounts and then add a friend, these need to be done in-game. Only at this point can you invite your friend via the buddy pass.

    I don't understand why the buddy pass is so hard to use, when the rest of the game feels pretty polished.
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  3. Jul 31, 2019
    4
    Wolfenstein: The New Order is one of my favorite FPS games ever made. Wolfenstein The New Colossus was still a good game but pit of a letdown.Wolfenstein: The New Order is one of my favorite FPS games ever made. Wolfenstein The New Colossus was still a good game but pit of a letdown. Youngblood..... Bethesda seriously what are you doing? This game is easily the worst one. I start to worry what are you going to do to my one of my favorite titles.. I mean this game has some good elements on it like gunplay is sometimes enjoyable but AI isn't good! Music is still good, some places in Youngblood are interesting and intriguing....BUT....
    This game has a lot of bugs, Graphical glitches, sound errors and poor AI. Co-op element wasn't good, RPG elements are not needed, Main characters are sometimes cute but mostly annoying. Singleplayer experience isn't good with poor AI partner. MICRO-F****NG-TRANSACTIONS!?? That Poor ending and overall writing...god... This really brokes my heart.
    I was considering buying Doom Eternal right away when it comes, but I think I'll wait... oh and that small title The Elder Scrolls 6? Bethesda please step up!
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  4. Aug 1, 2019
    1
    WOW! This is awful. Lets list some things: You can't save, and sometimes checkpoints can be half an hour behind where you died. If you'reWOW! This is awful. Lets list some things: You can't save, and sometimes checkpoints can be half an hour behind where you died. If you're underlevel for a side quest, it is litteraly impossible to complete it. Someone thought it was a good idea to add bloody RPG elements into wolfenstein. You have to level up for some reason, guess its that sense of pride and accomplishment. Ever level looks the same. You visit the same level multiple times, sometimes instantly after the last mission. Enemys now respawn when you leave the area. The levels are small, and boring. The guns now feel clunky. The characters are awfully written and annoying as hell. The story is a waste of time. Sound bad? There litteraly isnt any good to this game. It's what I've listed for the entire 10 hours you'll spend before finishing it. Also you can't play single player. Well you can, but the AI is so awfully coded that you'll die over and over and give up. Should've bought the deluxe edition!
    Seriously, bethesda has completely fallen off. This is the fallout 76 of the wolfenstein game and now I'm worried for doom eternal and wolfenstein 3. This isn't good
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  5. Feb 20, 2020
    0
    Its a boring game. The graphics are fine and so. RTX is not so noticeable like in the game "Control". The gameplay is ok. If I would compareIts a boring game. The graphics are fine and so. RTX is not so noticeable like in the game "Control". The gameplay is ok. If I would compare Left for Dead 1/2, the controls are fine, but the 1th person camera is awful(my opinion). If you like the franchise its a game for you but for a normal Player it will get boring after 2-3 hours. The story didn't catch me. And the most guns had too much recoil noticeable than in other games Expand
  6. Jul 29, 2019
    0
    This is copied from steam but it is point on so enjoy:

    After RAGE 2 Bethesda drops yet another stinker. Wolfenstein: Youngblood has so
    This is copied from steam but it is point on so enjoy:

    After RAGE 2 Bethesda drops yet another stinker.
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood has so many problems I don't know where to begin.

    The game takes place many years after New Colossus and BJ Blazkowicz's twin daughters have grown up to be annoying brats. It's almost like the developers played way too much Life is Strange and decided that they want to introduce a Chloé-esque character to the Wolfenstein universe, but not just one but two! "Awesome right, dude?" "F'yeah dude! Very awesome, dude"

    Which brings me to the next issue: this is a coop game. A forced coop at that. Even if you want to play alone you will have an AI companion, who wouldn't shut up for 2 seconds. The main objectives require both you and your human/AI partner to be alive, so if your companion is stuck elsewhere, then it's tough luck.
    The game doesn't use checkpoints, but instead only saves your EXP and item progression.
    What does this mean? It means if you and your partner run out of lives (3) then you are sent back to the beginning of the mission.
    This can happen very often as AI tends to wander off and then get downed. If you don't save her in time, then that's -1 life even if you don't die.

    Sounds fun huh?
    Oh wait, but there's more!
    There's no pause option in singleplayer.
    Let that just sink in: There. Is. NO. Pause.

    Alright, but is the shooting fun? Yes, it is. Granted if you are on the same level as your enemies.
    Levels? What Levels? Oh, didn't you know? Youngblood introduces a tedious leveling system. Most story related activites are locked behind a level requirement, meaning even if you are very good at FPS games higher level enemies have so much HP and dmg it's not even possible to succeed. So have fun grinding the first few hours.

    And to top all that up the game has microtransactions/in-game store.
    Not much needed to be said about this.

    Overall thoughts? Game is crap, and after 2 crappy FPS games in a row from Bethesda, both containing microtransactions I'm seriously worried how DOOM: Eternal will turn out. But one thing is for sure: Bethesda ain't getting another first day buy from me.

    PROS

    - Graphics are great
    - No performance issues
    - Gunplay is fun as long as you are in the same level range as your enemies
    - Enemy variety is decent, with some new addtions (EG:Laserhund, Bombenhund) and some returning ones such as the Elite Guards
    - Level design is interesting at times, when you discover shortcuts and hidden areas. Compared to other Wolfenstein games, this one's level design is less linear and incorporates more verticality.

    CONS

    - Extremely annoying main characters, who act and talk like infantiles
    - Poorly implemented leveling system, forcing you to grind to be able to tackle specific objectives
    - Pointless collectibles, which require you to revisit older areas with no real pay-off
    - Forced co-op with horrible AI companion
    - No pause option
    - Very limited content, even for a 30€ game.
    - Microtransactions
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  7. Jul 26, 2019
    0
    There are million reasons why you should NOT buy this game. But main are 2 its not Wolfen and it has a suuuuuuuuper idiotic plot.

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