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  • Summary: It's 1946 and the Nazis are on the verge of winning WWII. In attmepting to turn the tide in the allies’ favor, B.J. Blazkowicz has to embark on an epic, two-part mission deep within Bavaria… Part one of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood - Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves - pits BJ BlazkowiczIt's 1946 and the Nazis are on the verge of winning WWII. In attmepting to turn the tide in the allies’ favor, B.J. Blazkowicz has to embark on an epic, two-part mission deep within Bavaria… Part one of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood - Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves - pits BJ Blazkowicz against a notorious prison warden as he breaks into Castle Wolfenstein in an attempt to steal the coordinates to General Deathshead’s compound. In the second part – The Dark Secrets of Helga Von Schabbs – our hero's search for the coordinates leads him to the city of Wulfburg where an obsessed Nazi archaeologist is exhuming enigmatic artifacts that threaten to unleash a dark and ancient power. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 54
  2. Negative: 0 out of 54
  1. May 29, 2015
    91
    Running at about six hours, this game is a lot of fun with a decent story and some great action packed fights. If you haven't played either, I would recommend playing this first, then picking up last years release.
  2. May 11, 2015
    85
    A wonderful prequel to the New Order. Did you like the original game? Then you'll definitely want... nay, NEED this. What are you waiting for?
  3. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    May 26, 2015
    80
    Doesn't reinvent the wheel or go above last year's offering. Just a solid fan-service that delights much more that it 'infuhreriates'. [July 2015, p80]
  4. May 11, 2015
    79
    The Old Blood is a solid, fun and challenging shooter, with its distinctive mix between old and new school. Unfortunately, the original The New Order set the bar very high, and this expansion clearly can't keep up.
  5. May 9, 2015
    75
    Had The Old Blood been injected with more new blood, maybe it would have matched or surpassed the quality of The New Order. But by over-relying on nostalgia to drive the experience, it's well-crafted fan service rather than an attempt to push the series in new directions.
  6. May 26, 2015
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. May 15, 2015
    60
    The Old Blood is just OK. It’s a great deal for the price – as a $25 digital download via the PlayStation Store, the Xbox Games Store and Steam, it’s a rarity in an era when 25 bucks might get you a couple map packs’ worth of downloadable content – but I’ve discovered there’s such a thing as too old-school.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 66
  2. Negative: 3 out of 66
  1. May 5, 2015
    10
    I didn't play The New Order yet, but for 20 dollars I had to try this Old Blood, and... OMFG! Its amazing, so fun and playing on UberI didn't play The New Order yet, but for 20 dollars I had to try this Old Blood, and... OMFG! Its amazing, so fun and playing on Uber difficulty it's so rewarding, nice challenge, I ended the 3 Chapter now, always playing the nightmares. So fun! Old school! To everyone who is playing and like this type of game I suggest a try on Shadow Warrior, it's on the same boat =)

    HOT DOG!
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  2. Oct 22, 2016
    10
    I really liked New Order, especially the alternate history they created, but I sort of craved for the old Wolfenstein. So in Old Blood, itI really liked New Order, especially the alternate history they created, but I sort of craved for the old Wolfenstein. So in Old Blood, it felt great to crawl around in old german castles and villages again, and the supernatural part really brought back dear memories from previous titles. Great game, I wish they'll keep on making more traditional FPS like this. Expand
  3. Nov 13, 2015
    9
    Whilst not as grand in scope as The New Order, The Old Blood is still a total riot and a perfect companion piece to its predecessor. If youWhilst not as grand in scope as The New Order, The Old Blood is still a total riot and a perfect companion piece to its predecessor. If you loved the TNO then it's a no brainier and if you never played TNO then get it and get this too, easily the best FPS games of the last five years and thankfully solely focused on the singleplayer experience. Expand
  4. Apr 21, 2020
    8
    A list of things that are an American pastime are, overeating, caring about celebrities home life, and killing Nazis. Well one of thoseA list of things that are an American pastime are, overeating, caring about celebrities home life, and killing Nazis. Well one of those things is really in left field but regardless aloha everyone B-rod is here again to talk about Wolfenstein Old Blood. This is a standalone DLC for The New Order that acts as a prequel. So yes we are back in WW2 and I've never been happier to paint it in blood.

    The story is you are back as BJ Blazkowicz or as some may know him as America Bloodman, and you are infiltrating castle Wolfenstein. Your mission is to find and steal this folder that tells you where the evil General Deathshead is located at. For those of you that have played The New Order that is the first mission. The story is great it has suspenseful moments that have me on the edge of my seat like I am watching Game of Thrones. The real crazy thing is that BJ is a boring **** character, but the Nazis are the ones with interesting backstory and dialog that just makes you want to stab them in the face with a rusty pipe. I was thinking the story was going to focus on this character you save in a tavern, but they said **** that we need more Nazi killing" and threw her to the side; which to that I say thank you. The story takes a helluva turn in the third act, and for those of you that know what I am talking about I must say I want more games to surprise me like this did. The story isn't as deep as New Order was, but it was still a fun experience I would like to visit in the future.

    The game of course looks beautiful, they just used the same engine they used with The New Order so of course it'd look good. The voice acting and sounds are all fantastic as well I really can't think of anything wrong in the sound and graphic department.

    The gameplay is amazing, seriously if you haven't played the new Wolfenstein series you need to jump on it. My biggest complaint is in the very beginning when you are sneaking around the castle. You have to sneak around turning off generators, and if you get seen you are basically ****ed. It is so tedious I was just pissed off the entire time I was playing that part. Some may argue it provided with some new gameplay to the run and gun shooting. I say with a four hour story there is no need for annoying stealth missions. Those of you that missed New Order the gameplay is amazing it mixes modern day shooters with classic Id Wolfenstein. Which means no regenerating health and you must pick up bullets and armour as you see them. The game on normal is very challenging it doesn't **** around. I will say it has no replay value that drives me nuts. All you can do is try to play on a harder difficulty and find the rest of the collectables.

    Overall this series is fast becoming my favorite FPS games on the market, and it actually has me excited for Doom 4. I will say $17 for a four hour story seems a bit pricey for those on a budget. While the story was amazing it had little replay value outside of collecting and going through the story again it doesn't strike much of a bargain. I give this a strong 4/5 this is a great DLC that didn't seem tacked on at all. I leave with a question. What else can they do to make killing Nazis interesting?
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  5. Jan 5, 2018
    8
    This was a great game, classic wolfenstein, the nightmare levels were very addicting, the only bad thing is that in the last part it losesThis was a great game, classic wolfenstein, the nightmare levels were very addicting, the only bad thing is that in the last part it loses steam and becomes very generic, But still a great game. Expand
  6. Mar 6, 2022
    7
    A fun, mindless romp through a Nazi-infested castle and its surroundings. Old Blood lets you play at your own pace, at whatever difficulty youA fun, mindless romp through a Nazi-infested castle and its surroundings. Old Blood lets you play at your own pace, at whatever difficulty you want and even though it's fairly short it keeps introducing new ideas that keep things fresh.
    The plot is pretty bare and it straight up jumps the shark towards the end. There's nothing new or innovative to speak of here, but the overall experience is definitely positive if you want a fast-paced shooter you can just turn your brain off to and it serves as a great chronological starting point for the modern Wolfenstein games.

    Pretty good 7/10
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  7. Aug 30, 2015
    0
    Just like the last game, totally p**sed me off as got to the last level and couldn't finish it! Will never buy another in the WolfensteinJust like the last game, totally p**sed me off as got to the last level and couldn't finish it! Will never buy another in the Wolfenstein series again. Why does there have to be a ridiculous ending that I ended up getting totally stressed out over so deleted the disc and sold it for the 2nd time in a row!! Get real Bethesda, there is no fun in this type of game! Expand

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