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  • Summary: Wolfenstein®: Youngblood is a brand-new co-op experience from MachineGames, the award-winning studio that developed the critically acclaimed Wolfenstein® II: The New Colossus. Set in 1980, 19 years after BJ Blazkowicz ignited the second American Revolution, Wolfenstein®: YoungbloodWolfenstein®: Youngblood is a brand-new co-op experience from MachineGames, the award-winning studio that developed the critically acclaimed Wolfenstein® II: The New Colossus. Set in 1980, 19 years after BJ Blazkowicz ignited the second American Revolution, Wolfenstein®: Youngblood introduces the next Blazkowicz generation to the fight against the Nazis. Play as one of BJ's twin daughters, Jess and Soph, as you search for your missing father in Nazi-occupied Paris. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 36
  2. Negative: 5 out of 36
  1. Jul 26, 2019
    85
    Wolfenstein Youngblood is a very good cooperative shooter that leaves the linear narrative legacy to venture more to the RPG side of things. The result is brilliant as long as you have a good pal to play with.
  2. Jul 26, 2019
    80
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood falls a step behind previous games... Which doesn't mean it's bad at all. The formula works as fine as ever, and there are some very welcome changes. You can kill Nazis with a friend, too, which means this games freaking rules.
  3. 75
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood is some of the most fun I've had with the new saga of Wolfenstein games, but that came at the cost of the hallmark storytelling that MachineGames has become synonymous with. It's a gratifying cooperative experience that I can wholeheartedly recommend if you have a friend to blast through it with, but I can't provide the same sentiment if you're a solo player. It suffers from a myriad of issues that keep it from being something extraordinary, but that doesn't mean Youngblood isn't worth experiencing if someone can join you for the ride.
  4. Aug 14, 2019
    65
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood is trying to do something, it can't. Shooting Nazis together can be a lot of fun, but without the dark and boundary-seeking humor, the strong storytelling and impressive cast, there is not much left of Wolfenstein.
  5. Aug 1, 2019
    60
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood just never finds the right groove. The game’s needless RPG elements, microtransactions, and sloppy non-linear structure are obvious mistakes, but it also has some surprising basic level design and pacing problems. Wolfenstein: Youngblood can still be good, visceral fun in fits and starts, but overall, the game lacks the maturity of the elder Blazkowicz’ adventures.
  6. Jul 26, 2019
    60
    New Colossus fans will probably dislike its unfocused narrative and fussy levelling system, but Youngblood offers plenty of blood and thunder if you give it time.
  7. Aug 20, 2019
    16
    At $30, I expected a short but dense Wolfenstein experience with two new protagonists and a tangible narrative thread connecting them to the original games, their father B.J. Blazkowicz. What we got was a horrible imitation of the rest of the series, complete with an absolutely senseless plot, unacceptably bad and annoying characters, and joyless combat. I find that a weak plot can be forgiven if gameplay is flawless and satisfying, and sometimes weaker gameplay can be ignored in favor of an incredible story, but you cannot botch BOTH aspects and expect people to like your game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 106
  2. Negative: 69 out of 106
  1. Jul 26, 2019
    10
    Great co-op game in the Wolfenstein universe. New gameplay mechanic for the franchise that works out very well. AI is very supportive inGreat co-op game in the Wolfenstein universe. New gameplay mechanic for the franchise that works out very well. AI is very supportive in singleplayer and is not a burden. Story is not the main focus of the game but the characters: Jess and Soph are very sympathetic characters with a lot of humor and quick-wittedness. Yes, there is some grinding in the game but it is not a gamebreaker if you complete all the missions in order. Expand
  2. Jul 26, 2019
    9
    Good paced shooter. Runs well on PS4 Pro (even in co-op). Story not as strong as in the main titles of the Wolfenstein games, but okay. IsGood paced shooter. Runs well on PS4 Pro (even in co-op). Story not as strong as in the main titles of the Wolfenstein games, but okay. Is quite a lot of fun with a friend. Expand
  3. Aug 23, 2019
    7
    After playing the previous games in the series, the Youngblood storyline is disappointing. I like the progression system for the weaponsAfter playing the previous games in the series, the Youngblood storyline is disappointing. I like the progression system for the weapons although the character upgrades aren't that impressive. Not the worst game ever but definitely doesn't feel like a Wolfenstien game. Expand
  4. Jul 31, 2019
    2
    Awful. It's not for Wolfenstein fans, it's cheap, pretty much no story, worst characters I ever seen, stupid jokes, awful "RPG elements" withAwful. It's not for Wolfenstein fans, it's cheap, pretty much no story, worst characters I ever seen, stupid jokes, awful "RPG elements" with enemies level, backtracking to make game seem bigger. Ughh... Bethesda was one of my favorite publishers, but after the last few games, I'm starting to really hate them. Expand
  5. Jul 31, 2019
    1
    UTTER TRASH!!!!!! I don't know were to begin with this dumpster fire of a game.
    The Playable characters are embarrassing to watch, the
    UTTER TRASH!!!!!! I don't know were to begin with this dumpster fire of a game.
    The Playable characters are embarrassing to watch, the missions are mindless and repetitive, you will often find your self revisiting areas of the map half a dozen times to complete the most empty soulless quests you could possibly imagine. This game does the bare minimum to engage and entertain whilst putting the maximum amount of effort into frustrating you and they still have the bloody nerve to charge you ridiculous amounts of money for these crappy low effort skins. The games boss fights are completely broken, along with the brain dead AI that's supposed to be assisting you and will often glitch and let you die right in front of her instead of reviving you. Gameplay in general is an absolute chore to say the least as every enemy you encounter has specific armour types that can only be effectively damaged with specific weapons and ammo types which means you would have to CONSTANTLY keep switching weapons almost everytime you encounter a foe and it is so frustrating. Oh yeah and if an enemy AI is just 1 or 2 levels above you you WILL die instantly and sometimes these higher level enemies cant always be avoided as you will need to skirt one area to get to another. This is an abhorrent addition to the much beloved Wolfenstein franchise. This is a do not buy.
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  6. Jul 8, 2021
    0
    My biggest complaint amongst many is how much of a downgrade the new characters are, not just the twins. I really enjoy the interactionMy biggest complaint amongst many is how much of a downgrade the new characters are, not just the twins. I really enjoy the interaction between the old characters, but when the new ones talk such as the twins to either themselves are someone else it's simply awful. and idk why but the gameplay itself doesn't feel nearly as good as the last game that might be because the consistent talking between the sisters takes me out of the tension or maybe it's the new hud. I don't know how old the sisters are but the way they talk seems to me like middle school girls, not people who were trained as Terror-Billy''s kids. not super important but something that for some reason bothered me is the blond sister's laugh is awful it sounds like they replaced the voice actor with Patrick from Spongebob. finally, the time jump thing is **** they should have made this the 5th game instead of the fourth and make a game of us killing Hitler not just saying oh by the way our dad killed Hitler. it didn't bother me at all before but when I heard them say that not even in a cutscene but just them doing their annoying talks with each other. by making the fourth game about TB killing Hitler it would have been a smoother transition to this game. Expand
  7. Jul 28, 2019
    0
    Bullet sponges, leveling and grind... for what? You guessed it.. Progression "boosters". Screw this game and it's ugly ass characters. SaveBullet sponges, leveling and grind... for what? You guessed it.. Progression "boosters". Screw this game and it's ugly ass characters. Save your money even if it's 40$. Get Bloodstained for that amount and support devs that love this hobby. Expand

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