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  • Summary: 1946: Europe. World War II rages on across Europe. Where the Allies once pressed advantage, the Nazi forces have turned the tide in dramatic fashion behind the technologically advanced war machine of General Wilhelm Strasse, aka Deathshead. When a final Allied assault on Deathshead's1946: Europe. World War II rages on across Europe. Where the Allies once pressed advantage, the Nazi forces have turned the tide in dramatic fashion behind the technologically advanced war machine of General Wilhelm Strasse, aka Deathshead. When a final Allied assault on Deathshead's compound fails, the Allies’ greatest hope falls with it. 1960: Europe. The war is over. And the Nazis are triumphant victors. Using unrelenting force and brutal intimidation, the Nazis have brought even the most powerful nations to their knees. The Nazi regime now rules the globe with an iron fist. You are Captain B.J. Blazkowicz, the American War Hero. After delving into this world of darkness, you must launch an impossible counter-offensive against the monstrous Nazi regime. Only you dare stand up against an unstoppable army of Nazi robots and hulking Super Soldiers. Only you can stop Deathshead. Only you can rewrite history. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 73
  2. Negative: 0 out of 73
  1. Jul 23, 2014
    100
    Thanks to the quality in both concept and function, this is one of the finest first-person-shooters I've ever played, and the best iteration of one of gaming's most storied franchises.
  2. May 19, 2014
    90
    The New Order’s got all the workings of a classic shooter. But in their trip back to the well, Machine Games has brought all of its talents to bear. The New Order is held together, even rocketed beyond the basic sum of its smart levels and effective mechanics by its characters. That humanity takes what would be a good shooter and makes it something truly memorable.
  3. May 21, 2014
    85
    Wolfenstein: The New Order is a successful comeback for Bethesda's IP. With an interesting plot, a caricature side and very old-school gameplay which brings back memories of id Software's hours of fame with the like of Doom and Quake, a masterpiece of a casting, MachineGames's new FPS has it all, or almost. We regret a story that's a bit short. Overall Wolfenstein: The New Order is a very good game, that fits well in it's family tree, and it's great fun to play.
  4. May 19, 2014
    80
    It’s a joyous, preposterous romp which sucks you in and takes you on a thoroughly enjoyable, surprisingly well-paced journey. Along the way, it even manages to hammer home the big advantage games have over films: that they can take “What if?” scenarios and explore them over a considerably longer period of time than two piffling hours.
  5. May 22, 2014
    80
    MachineGames have done a wonderful job capturing the essence of the old-school shooter while avoiding its pitfalls, and presenting it in a way that will attract new audiences. The result is a game that’s as good as you remember its forebears being, even though it facilitates the player in ways that games from a decade ago didn’t. This is Wolfenstein for the new generation, and it’s worthy of the legacy.
  6. The legend finally comes back. But, the idTech 5 is not enough for nex-gen consoles. The New Order has many graphical, texture and antialiasing problems. Still, MachineGames tells us the best Wolfenstein story in the entire history of Wolfenstein.
  7. May 19, 2014
    60
    The greatest problem in Wolfenstein: The New Order, then, is a jarring inconsistency of tone and cohesion... It's almost as if there's a tug of war going between the big dumb shooter and the attempt to be subversive, with the result being a game that's not really slick enough to be an action classic, and not dramatic enough to draw you in.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 19 out of 297
  1. May 27, 2014
    10
    Never played a Wolfenstein before, but this game was fun. Played it on the hardest difficulty right off the bat, loved every second of it. TheNever played a Wolfenstein before, but this game was fun. Played it on the hardest difficulty right off the bat, loved every second of it. The action is non stop, story is great, graphics are beautiful as well. Blowing the limbs off of Nazis is one of the most fun things to do in the game. Dual Shotguns!!!! Besides that, probally one the most polished and well put together games that i played on next gen(other than Infamous Second son). I deff recommend this game to new Wolfenstein gamers and almost a must for the old school Castle Wolfenstein old heads out there. Expand
  2. May 20, 2014
    10
    Good gameplay.Great story. With 12 hours of action. The new order gives us a similar FPS experience but one with a story well above the rest.Good gameplay.Great story. With 12 hours of action. The new order gives us a similar FPS experience but one with a story well above the rest. This is well worth your money. Expand
  3. Jun 28, 2014
    9
    The new Wolfenstein is simply amazing. MachineGames created a perfect first-person shooter that's got it all, a fast paced and engagingThe new Wolfenstein is simply amazing. MachineGames created a perfect first-person shooter that's got it all, a fast paced and engaging gameplay, very smart level design, and a great story filled with likeable and interesting characters.

    Still, The New Order feels like a compound of all the things first person games have done incredibly well since Half Life, which is obviously not something bad, but it doesn't add anything new either.
    Altogether, Wolfenstein achieves everything it tries to perfection, making it a very, very fun game to play.
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  4. May 26, 2014
    9
    First playthrough on Uber (Very Hard) difficulty and I'm in love, the story, the characters, the weapons, killing Nazi's. this game is theFirst playthrough on Uber (Very Hard) difficulty and I'm in love, the story, the characters, the weapons, killing Nazi's. this game is the perfect shooter, and one I will always remember. Expand
  5. Mar 5, 2016
    8
    Bought this game during a PSN sale. Played it alongside Destiny and the difference in gunplay is obvious. Destiny's shooting feels tight,Bought this game during a PSN sale. Played it alongside Destiny and the difference in gunplay is obvious. Destiny's shooting feels tight, natural,just superior. Wolfenstein's felt heavy, ponderous and light. Guns didnt feel as solid as Destiny's. Maybe I shouldnt play both games side by side cos it just spoils Wolfenstein for me. Will prob try Wolfie again a few months down the road, this time without Destiny, maybe an RPG or something.

    On the upside, Wolfie had interesting characters, and a cool alternate history story, Shame the gunplay put me off continuing with the story. I played up till Chapter 6 on difficulty above normal. Stealth part completed, then got swamped with a bunch of enemies, and had to restart over and over again, repeating the stealth parts again.

    The weapon wheel is so frustrating as when i ran out of ammo during a gunfight or have to switch to a shotgun for close up fights and i press the alternate weapon button(triangle), it gives me a useless pistol or whatever weapon that was automapped. so i still had to use the clumsy weapon wheel mid-battle to switch and OMG is that frustrating.

    So in short, potentially good FPS for me but gunplay broke the game for me, all due to Destiny's superior mechanics.

    Edit: Just finished the game. For some reason, the game grew on me with its fantastic characters, themes, dialogue, story and narrative. It was powerful enough for me to ignore the poor aspects of the game's mechanics and power on through. I stopped comparing it to Destiny so that helped. Despite having a cliche Nazi story, this game really is a beautiful journey about love and sacrifice. I felt oddly sad when it ended cos half the time i was screaming at the horrible controls and frustrating gameplay but, kudos to the writers, they got me! Will be playing The Old Blood now, and MachineGames have turned me into a fan, well done! Advice to those not so good with FPS like me, play on easy or normal, that should make the game less frustrating.
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  6. Jan 11, 2021
    8
    My first time playing a Wolfenstein game and I had a blast. It's been a while since I've played such a solid game grounded in classic, "oldMy first time playing a Wolfenstein game and I had a blast. It's been a while since I've played such a solid game grounded in classic, "old school" FPS gameplay like this. Expand
  7. Apr 12, 2021
    0
    **** story and terrible difficulty jump. Wtf is that bridge level. Graphics are **** even by 2914 standards and the controls are clunky. You**** story and terrible difficulty jump. Wtf is that bridge level. Graphics are **** even by 2914 standards and the controls are clunky. You can't also adjust your doc so it feels like you're looking through a fish bowl. Expand

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