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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
    The debut of the Blazkowicz sisters does not provide the fully-fledged Wolfenstein experience. Nonetheless it is an action packed, entertaining coop shooter which is definitely worth its 30 Dollar price tag.
  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: 42 out of 307
  1. Jul 26, 2019
    10
    greate game with coop, but got some problem... some enemy 1shoot us... its not game for #yolo playstyle
  2. Jan 11, 2020
    8
    Three hours in and really liking it so far. The gunplay mechanics are really good actually. You can peak around corners and over objects ehichThree hours in and really liking it so far. The gunplay mechanics are really good actually. You can peak around corners and over objects ehich is somewhat of a rarity in fps games. At first I was slightly annoyed at the main characters, but eventually they grew on me. The developers really dared to take a risk with female characters and should be commended for that. It's sad to see how much hate this game has received because of it. Expand
  3. Aug 26, 2019
    4
    Lack luster story, cringe dialogue, rpg mechanics are just awful, main characters are unlikable, boss fights are a joke, and there's a cliffLack luster story, cringe dialogue, rpg mechanics are just awful, main characters are unlikable, boss fights are a joke, and there's a cliff hanger ending, DON'T buy this game, just don't. Expand
  4. Jul 27, 2019
    1
    Again, Bethesda failed big time. As Wolfenstein game it is very weak, very poorly made. I was expecting pretty same experience as it was withAgain, Bethesda failed big time. As Wolfenstein game it is very weak, very poorly made. I was expecting pretty same experience as it was with previous games. But in the end I was very disappointed. I paid for a fast-paced shooter, instead I got looter-shooter.

    Pros:

    Coop is fun
    Very well optimized
    Nice graphics
    Sounds alright
    Buddy pass (only one copy of the game required in order to play coop - deluxe edition)

    Cons:

    - 40% gameplay, 60% looting. As for Wolfenstein game, of course you're expecting some fast-paced gameplay, just running and shooting nazis all around you, but that's not the case with Youngblood. And it is one of major problems with this game - you gonna spend more time looting than actually playing/shooting enemies. This game is more like a Borderlands than Wolfenstein. You have to loot silver coins for weapon upgrades, skins and special abilities.
    - Bullet-spongy enemies. It seems adding RPG elements to new games has become new trend. It was the case with Far Cry New Dawn, AC: Origins, Odyssey (it looks like new Ghost Recon game also gonna be the same crappy way), Youngblood is no exception - we got some goddamn RPG elements - health bars, level and skill system. Which means if you wanna keep going with main story, you going have to farm side missions, in order to proceed, because with health bars now enemies got those little skull icons above their heads, indicating you are too weak to proceed here further.
    - Player has to constantly keep changing weapons, because with health and armor bars now, you have to use proper weapons in order to penetrate enemy's armor and kill them. And constantly changing weapons just ruins immersion for me. I remember in Doom and Serious Sam games (very similar to Wolfenstein, comparing gunplay), all you had to do was to pick your favourite weapon, make sure you got enough ammo and then just blast everyone in your way. Well, congratulations Bethesda, it seems you've managed to f**k this up with Youngblood.
    -Dumb and buggy AI. I came across some enemies that were glitched. I was shooting them and they just weren't responding to that, just walking as usual.
    -Microtransactions. Oh, what a surprise....

    Maybe you will have some fun with this game at start, particularly if you're playing coop, but honeslty this could've been so much better. Instead of maintaining the basics of Wolfenstein's gameplay, they're trying to make this into looter-shooter.

    P.S. Let me just add this. I strongly believe that devs and publishers are doing this only so they could monetize new games later. It's because they want to implement loot-box system and microtransactions, they wanna force gamers to spend more and more money for some random, useless in-game loot (when new AAA games already cost 60-90-120 euros). That's why they're adding all these RPG features like in Far Cry, Assassin's Creed, Ghost Recon, Anthem, Division and other games. That way, they can justify all this loot-boxes nonsense.
    Ubisoft be like: "oh look at AC: Odyssey, it's very grindy game, so we're just adding some "time savers" for a real money, just to make it a little bit easier for you." EA by like "it's not loot-boxes, it's "surprise mechanics", like kinder eggs, people love getting surprises."

    Wolfenstein: Youngblood is perfect example of why gaming has been going downhill for several years now. No immersion, no interesting characters, no more great stories or fun gameplays. Only SJW bulls**t and political correctness, that's what we're getting in games now.

    FU Ubi, FU EA, FU Activision and FU Bethesda, ♥♥♥♥ing up gaming industry right now, and it just works...
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  5. Mar 24, 2020
    0
    First of all. You can't change the games language, meaning I was stuck listening to German fighting Americans talk German to one another.First of all. You can't change the games language, meaning I was stuck listening to German fighting Americans talk German to one another. Cool.

    Apart from that the game doesn't allow fullscreen, meaning I was stuck at 60hz, which let me tell you (because the developers have probably never player a shooter in their lifes) feels like **** in a run & gun shooter. I was surpised to find that there is a FOV slider, which I had honestly not expected in such a terrible game.

    The mouse sensitivity slider barely affects the actual sensitivity; I had to lower my DPI from 800 to 200 to achieve anything even close to what I usually play.

    To the gameplay: The movement is good. It's not DOOM but its fun. On the other hand, the gunplay feels very unsatisfying. There is zero feedback on whether I've actually hit an enemy or not and the terrible "recoil" thats literally the gun just jumping around obstructing my vision doesn't help with seeing what I'm aiming at.

    The NPC spawns are horrible. I kept dying to random NPCs spawning 2m behind me after I had already cleared an area so there was no way of properly finding cover I one is to rush straight into the action instead of having to deal with the garbage feeling of a long range gunfight in this game.

    There's a lot more that annoyed me about Wolfenstein: Youngblood, for example the fact that the menus are the most counter-intuitive I've used in ages but I think you get the point.

    This "game" is nothing but a waste of storage and I highly discourage anyone from buying it.
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  6. Jul 30, 2019
    0
    No Blazkowicz, just the same SJW bs that continues to drag our society towards total emasculation.
  7. Jul 26, 2019
    0
    WTF? They turned a FPS game into some RPG hybrid abomination with predatory micro transactions...???!!!! What the HELL were they thinking?WTF? They turned a FPS game into some RPG hybrid abomination with predatory micro transactions...???!!!! What the HELL were they thinking? There are also a lot of glitches and bugs... avoid this trash game like the plague. Expand

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