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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: 20 out of 304
  1. May 27, 2014
    10
    I am running it on 60" TV which has been immersive as heck since I am coming over from PC gaming. The high specs on the PC version convincedI am running it on 60" TV which has been immersive as heck since I am coming over from PC gaming. The high specs on the PC version convinced me to buy on PS/4 and I have not been disappointed. The controller took some getting used to but leaning under doors with vibration is amazing. There have been some truly gritty and scary moments in the game as opposed to ones that look cool on PC. I loaded the update that came through behind the scenes. Game play is flawless without any bugs. Only B.J. Blazkowicz and James Bond get asked to go up against this kind of evil. 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 21, 2014
    9
    Really fun game with a great story. Gun game play is solid and varied. The stealth game play is also a present surprise. My only gripe againstReally fun game with a great story. Gun game play is solid and varied. The stealth game play is also a present surprise. My only gripe against it is that it's kind of short and leaves you wanting more. The hardest difficulty can provide a decent challenge but nothing impossible. Worth a rent at least for the quality of the game. Expand
  4. May 23, 2014
    9
    Wolfenstein: The New Order is is a straight up shooter. The premise is simple, fight your way through an area full of enemies yet it has aWolfenstein: The New Order is is a straight up shooter. The premise is simple, fight your way through an area full of enemies yet it has a gripping story and some deep, interesting lore if you can find the various torn newspaper articles. The gameplay is varied although it seems to be very easy in the early game regardless of difficulty setting, but it does get very challenging toward the end.
    My first playthrough I played on the second highest difficulty and found it a good compromise between challenge and fun and would definitely recommend new plays to play it on a high difficulty.
    Gameplay is fun and you can always find a way to overcome every situation if you can figure out how. Such as using dual wielding shotguns and blasting heavy armored enemies at close range when they try and flank you.
    I wish it had multiplayer, because I think that could give players much more to do in the game other than playing over and over finding collectibles. That is the only reason why it doesn't get 10/10 from me.
    Also, it looks stunning.
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  5. Aug 26, 2015
    8
    1946: Europe. World War II rages on across Europe. Where the Allies once pressed advantage, the Nazi forces have turned the tide in dramatic1946: 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
  6. Oct 26, 2020
    8
    I didn’t Know this game. But i liked it. A great narrative, Big charater.
  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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