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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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  1. Positive: 65 out of 69
  2. Negative: 0 out of 69
  1. Oct 26, 2017
    100
    It’s a game about killing Nazis, and reveling in that violence. It’s part righteous fury, part joy in the face of madness, and part dope-ass first-person shooter. To put it simply, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is a lot.
  2. Oct 28, 2017
    91
    Even and without the absence of a multiplayer mode, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is a great FPS that offers a fantastic, deep and really well told story. If you love the genre you should not miss it.
  3. Oct 27, 2017
    90
    The New Colossus is a perfectly crafted FPS experience. It can stop your breath, slap your face, make you laugh and inject adrenaline. All of these within a single hour of gameplay. It’s a game built on emotions.
  4. Nov 2, 2017
    90
    “Inglourious Basterds meets Fast and Furious” – a multicultural group of irreverent, colorful characters on a globetrotting quest to ruin Hitler’s day, week and life in a fantastic revenge fantasy setting. Brutal, absurd, clever, insightful and touching, The New Colossus is a rollicking adventure that has reset the bar for what first person shooters can, and should, be.
  5. Oct 31, 2017
    88
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus follows up on its predecessor with a bang. With a dynamic protagonist and amazing characters, this is an entry in the foundation of what modern shooters, if not narrative games in general, can be. The mechanics are as stellar as the guns are loud, and it'll leave the player itching for more even when it's over.
  6. Oct 26, 2017
    85
    Improving on The New Order while raising the stakes at the same time may seem like a daunting task, but Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus manages to do exactly that.
  7. Oct 27, 2017
    70
    Wolfenstein II The New Colossus is a good FPS game and a good followup that will make you laugh and kill a lot of nazis... exactly what we expected, but it still has some flaws, like its mediocre level-design and maps.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 51 out of 239
  1. Nov 2, 2017
    10
    The story of this game really goes places. The moment to moment gameplay is similar to the previous title The New Order but much moreThe story of this game really goes places. The moment to moment gameplay is similar to the previous title The New Order but much more difficult this time around. The dual wielding of all weapons is ridiculous and fun. It's not a very long game but has some optional side content upon completion. Honestly I would take 9 hours of great game over 9 hours of great game stretched over 20 hours to pad the game out. This will be on a lot of Game of the Year lists for the story alone. Expand
  2. Oct 28, 2017
    10
    I was a big fan of The New Order and was able to overlook all of the performance issues I was having just because of the quality of the storyI was a big fan of The New Order and was able to overlook all of the performance issues I was having just because of the quality of the story and gameplay. About 10 hours into this and am blown away. The new id 6 engine is amazing and the game is visually incredible while remaining extremely smooth and playable (just like Doom). All I was really hoping for was some good Nazi shooting sections and hopefully a comparable story to the first, and what I got was delivered tenfold.

    I've had several laugh out loud moments at the over the top story elements and even on the mid-range difficulty find myself being tested by the surprisingly adept AI. The AI is actually the one thing that has been continuously surprising me as I keep finding myself dying to enemies that have managed to sneak up behind me or have remained in cover long enough to jump out at me when I wasn't expecting them to be there. There is one section in a court (without giving anything away) that challenged me in a tooth-clenching, infuriating way that I haven't experienced since gaming as a kid. I knew I could lower the difficulty to breeze through it but I absolutely couldn't, it felt wrong to do so.

    All around this has been way more than I was expecting and I already had very high hopes. I've been burned recently with pre-orders (Mass Effect Andromeda) and vowed never to buy a game that way again. But after playing Doom and loving my experience with the New Order, this one didn't feel like a gamble - and it seems I struck the jackpot.
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  3. Oct 27, 2017
    10
    Outstanding Game. So far, best shooter I have played since years.
    Story is just amazing and all caracters are freaking good.
    Just have some
    Outstanding Game. So far, best shooter I have played since years.
    Story is just amazing and all caracters are freaking good.
    Just have some small isuess but in general it is the one of the best single slayer game I have played.
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  4. Jul 21, 2018
    9
    Wolfenstein 2 is really good game. it's upgraded New Order with much better graphics and deeper gameplay. Do you like to play stealthy? GoWolfenstein 2 is really good game. it's upgraded New Order with much better graphics and deeper gameplay. Do you like to play stealthy? Go ahead. Or do you like huge bloody fights? You're gonna love this game.

    Pros:
    * No lootboxes
    * Good plot
    * Nazi is humans too, but they're bad. it's really entertaining to listen nazi's dialogs, because they are so real
    * Gore! Blood! ARRRR
    * Really hard to play on > 3 difficulty. You should consider to play on lower difficulty, otherwise you will die too often
    * Enough weapons for ~10 hours of gameplay
    * It has some kind of upgrade system, so you can upgrade your weapon, plus the game is trying to adapt for your actions. For example, if you're stealth player, then your character will be better at that.
    * Music by Mick Gordon

    Cons:
    * Level design. Where should I go :( ?
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  5. Dec 5, 2017
    8
    A wonderful game , it is no better than the first one also i cant say it bring anything new to the table, allthough is a good story and itA wonderful game , it is no better than the first one also i cant say it bring anything new to the table, allthough is a good story and it continous the first game in a truly respectfull way , graphics are good thougn not the best, it is defenetely a really good even one of the best FPS games , it gives almost a flowless sence of shooting away nazis or anything . Expand
  6. Nov 5, 2017
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Overall the story development, and mechanics are fairly spot on for this game. I was a big fan of the reboot from a couple years ago and had I hopes for this and for the most part it totally delivered.

    Instead of going on about how great this game I'll point out my two major issues in which caused a 7/10
    1. When the game stops becoming about killing Nazi's and starts pushing **** white people, that's when I am bothered. I get wearing the shoe on the other foot, however when is the line drawn between the difference of a Nazi and a white person. clearly two different things in our culture today. Yet the writers persisted on having a major cut scene yelling **** white people.

    2. Gun wheel/selection mechanic is still the biggest gripe for me and has gotten worst since the first. Dual-wielding etc is just such a mess. Honestly at this point the only thing that will fix it, is a time pause while you switch weapons since it is just so god damn tedious.
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  7. Aug 28, 2018
    0
    I'd like to enjoy this game but frankly the bad performance, sheer lack of decent level design, and unfun gameplay just make it impossible toI'd like to enjoy this game but frankly the bad performance, sheer lack of decent level design, and unfun gameplay just make it impossible to play. It's a shame because it has potential (Who in this modern day doesn't want to kill nazis and klansmen?) but they seriously need to hire at least one person who actually knows anything about game design and engine design before it could possibly get there. Expand

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