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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: 18 out of 284
  1. May 27, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Great graphics, id showcase there current engine under a lot of different scenarios, physics included, the story is original for games, tho has been done in other mediums, alternative future, nazi moon base etc. But its fun, the story is compelling and the tidbits keep it moving along. Upgrading weapons for me was a huge plus, not too mention the copious amounts of secrets, collectables, perks and unlocks. The sound is excellent, on a high end home theatre the characters whispers as he crash lands on re-entry, to,one line death notes was atmospheric. Ive seen the sun rise on 5 different continents, the dust rise on the surface of the moon, but all i want to see is you is as unexpected as it is memorable.
    loved it, made the FPS genre fun again.
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  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. Jul 27, 2014
    9
    Ok, just finished Wolfenstein: New Order. And by that, I mean I have just finished one of the best story-driven, single-player experiences IOk, just finished Wolfenstein: New Order. And by that, I mean I have just finished one of the best story-driven, single-player experiences I HAVE EVER HAD.

    Seriously, the story, characterization and voice acting were second to none... it was like watching an awesome movie and getting to play the best bits. I have rarely ever seen so much attention to detail go into a game where the setting and feel are concerned, I believed every single moment of every single chapter, my suspension of disbelief complete. The environments were perfectly rendered, everything just looked and felt right. Whoever wrote and realized this story and script, and created the amazing characters, did so far beyond what I would consider the call of duty (no pun intended) in this kind of game. It was clearly a labour of love.

    Gameplay-wise, it got the balance just right. Sure, the AI had varying degrees of intelligence, and there were a couple of annoying sections, but those were few and far between. The stealth sections actually worked for the most part (although using L3 to take-down and throw knives gave me rage on occasion), and the weapons were ALL genuinely useful and imo perfectly balanced. Best laser ever imo, especially with the later targeting upgrade, it really added another unique dynamic to the gameplay. I didn't egt all the extras or perks, but I was playing just for the story progression, wanting to see what happened next, like a good book.

    Playing on a PS4 is different to what I am used to, but I think I got the hang of it, and I accept that fine aiming and the occasional frustrations will be experienced with an FPS game on a gamepad. Thankfully, that didn't happen too much, the notable exception being the London Monitor boss, the final part of killing him which was tricky due to the sticks.

    Looks-wise, to me as a semi-retired PC gamer the graphics looked great. Of course you lose resolution and anti aliasing, but then you don't need those to enjoy and appreciate a game, they are a luxury that is easy to forget when you get immersed in a game of this quality. The frame rate was buttery smooth throughout, helped I noted by some blurring techniques fading out the detail in a mostly unobtrusive way during certain sections.

    All in all this was an absolutely superlative game, a true AAA title, and a throwback to the glory days when FPS's were big and badass, expect WNO takes the old formulas and adds so many awesome set pieces and visual effects and useful gameplay mechanisms that it's like an evolution of the traditional FPS. Like that the developers of the originals would have done had they access to modern PC and console technology.

    An amazing gaming experience that I shall remember, even if I can't see myself playing through again (but I'm like that).
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  4. Jun 3, 2014
    9
    All I asked for was a gun in my hand to walk around blowing away as many bad guys as possible in a great single player campaign, and i got itAll I asked for was a gun in my hand to walk around blowing away as many bad guys as possible in a great single player campaign, and i got it to say the least. The graphics and sound are amazing and the gunplay is second to none. If you're expecting multiplayer or a deep campaign like bioshock you didn't do your research. For everyone else who wants to have a blast, just buy it. Expand
  5. Jan 8, 2016
    8
    Pros: La historia, sin ser super novedosa esta muy bien llevada y sobretodo unos personajes muy carismáticos.
    La simplicidad del control. Un
    Pros: La historia, sin ser super novedosa esta muy bien llevada y sobretodo unos personajes muy carismáticos.
    La simplicidad del control. Un shooter con los valores de antes.

    Contras: La simplicidad del control también puede ser algo malo si buscas un poco más de profundidad.
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  6. dpc
    May 23, 2014
    8
    Absolutely loving this. It's the perfect combination of old school FPS and gripping modern touches. The story is more involving than you mightAbsolutely loving this. It's the perfect combination of old school FPS and gripping modern touches. The story is more involving than you might think and the gameplay, visuals and especially the sound are all excellent. My only gripe would be that sometimes you're left not quite sure what to do, but even that kind of adds to the fun and hectic sense of urgency. Some of the negative reviews are just people with expectations that are completely out of whack with reality. Forget how long it is (I'm taking my time and over 12 hours in with plenty more to go) and forget this complaint, that whine. If you are a true CW fan (and I mean going back to the old, old pre-Wolfenstein 3D days - yes, I'm talking to you!), Wolfenstein the New Order is EXACTLY what you think and hope it would be. So get out there and kill some Nazis. You know you want to! Expand
  7. Jul 10, 2020
    0
    I would love to give this a proper review but seeing how it refuses to load I will leave it as a one until Bethesda steps up and fixes it thenI would love to give this a proper review but seeing how it refuses to load I will leave it as a one until Bethesda steps up and fixes it then I’ll change my review. Expand

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