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  • Summary: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is the highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, Wolfenstein: The New Order developed by the award-winning studio MachineGames. An exhilarating adventure brought to life by the industry-leading id Tech 6, Wolfenstein II sends players toWolfenstein II: The New Colossus is the highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, Wolfenstein: The New Order developed by the award-winning studio MachineGames. An exhilarating adventure brought to life by the industry-leading id Tech 6, Wolfenstein II sends players to Nazi-controlled America on a mission to recruit the boldest resistance leaders left. Fight the Nazis in iconic American locations, equip an arsenal of badass guns, and unleash new abilities to blast your way through legions of Nazi soldiers in this definitive first-person shooter. America, 1961. The Nazis maintain their stranglehold on the world. You are BJ Blazkowicz, aka Terror-Billy, member of the Resistance, scourge of the Nazi empire, and humanitys last hope for liberty. Only you have the guts, guns, and gumption to return stateside, kill every Nazi in sight, and spark the second American Revolution. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 51
  2. Negative: 2 out of 51
  1. Jul 16, 2018
    90
    For players more interested in narrative than challenge, look no further. With powerful storytelling, strong performances from the central cast and disturbingly relevant themes, The New Colossus is a high water mark for AAA stories. As it fires on all cylinders to deliver bombast and blood with its right hand, be warned — the most devastating hits come from its subtle left hook.
  2. Jun 28, 2018
    87
    This version of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus shows us that a Nintendo Switch can be powerful, adult and capable of anything possible.
  3. Jul 5, 2018
    85
    As it goes for a Switch game as a whole, this is certainly one of the better releases on the system from a third party company. While you get just the vanilla version of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, the fact that you get it on the Nintendo Switch in amazing form is something to behold. The game looks solid, the intensity of the original release is still intact, and the gameplay doesn’t drop off much when playing it portable. It’s a must-have for Nintendo Switch owners dying for a first-person shooter.
  4. 80
    Wolfenstein II is a deep and varied shooter. Its story, with few exceptions, is excellently written and performed. A reliance on long, pre-rendered cutscenes may bog down the pacing now and then, but even in those moments the story was compelling enough to keep me going.
  5. 80
    There are better-looking versions of this wonderful shooter, but Wolfenstein II on the Switch is a technical marvel in its own right.
  6. Jun 28, 2018
    78
    On the big N hybrid, the MachineGames shooter retains much of its disruptive play personality, keeping the rewarding properties of one of the best shooters of the past year substantially intact.
  7. Jul 5, 2018
    30
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus wants the Nazi-killing theme of the blood-obsessed Wolfenstein series to assert its modern-day relevance in a world where the word “resistance” has become a rallying cry.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 47
  2. Negative: 7 out of 47
  1. Jul 25, 2019
    10
    No comment... It's Amazing...
    This quality on Nintendo Switch... OMG !
    PLEASE... More Wolfenstein on Nintendo Switch !
  2. Jul 26, 2018
    10
    So im familiar with all wolfenstein games lastly wolf2 on playstation2 pro got it cheap and when the switch version launched i had to order itSo im familiar with all wolfenstein games lastly wolf2 on playstation2 pro got it cheap and when the switch version launched i had to order it wasnt dissapointment. The physical version still require 8gb addiotanal download, you can start playing right away but the quality and gameplay bumbs up a huge marging when setup is fully complete. You will also loose all savedate if you start before the download is complete. And they didnt use full 32gb cartridge nor give us the dlc or combat simulation, but othet than that this is the most impressive gaming experience ive had, and ive owned everys system and some pcs since early 2000's. Not only it looks outstanding handheld mode it is easy to play. i used bring em on difficulty on ps4p version but switch imnrocking do or die and when you learn to play with the switch it is really easy, rewarding on most fun. Handheld mode i dont use gyrocontrols but tvmode it makes fine tuning ur aiming really efective and fun. I have to say i choose the switch version over ps4pro and same goes for skyrim. It is very special to move these games whereever you want or just enjoy home at ur porch or tvmode i can but love the switch. Expand
  3. Jul 6, 2018
    10
    No way this game should fall below the 85% mark. It's an excellent port that keeps the experience intact. Panic Button did an amazing job asNo way this game should fall below the 85% mark. It's an excellent port that keeps the experience intact. Panic Button did an amazing job as usual, maximizing the capacity of the Switch for a perfect handheld experience. If you want crisper graphics, play the other versions, but on the switch screen the game is just perfect! Expand
  4. Nov 12, 2018
    9
    Wow! this game looks and plays brilliantly. Love the cinematics and cut-scenes are an entertaining mix of cool, macabre and sometimes bizarre.Wow! this game looks and plays brilliantly. Love the cinematics and cut-scenes are an entertaining mix of cool, macabre and sometimes bizarre.

    A must own Switch game if it's your only console.
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  5. Jun 20, 2020
    8
    Really impressive. The game runs perfectly fine. The game can be blurry at times (especially in fog) but it's perfectly playable. It's a shameReally impressive. The game runs perfectly fine. The game can be blurry at times (especially in fog) but it's perfectly playable. It's a shame they did not port the previous game to the switch. If you haven't played The New Order, you will have to catch up on the story. Expand
  6. Sep 14, 2018
    8
    I am not a big fan of Western FPS. Yet I bought this game out of support for 3rd party developers. Don't want the WII U debacle to repeatI am not a big fan of Western FPS. Yet I bought this game out of support for 3rd party developers. Don't want the WII U debacle to repeat again this generation. It shows you one thing: Panic Button is one of the best developer for Switch. The fact that they can compress a 40 + GB game into the Switch is astounding. Of course, it is blurry, but it has perfect frame rate, and portability, Switch's best feature. The game itself is typical high production values, violent and non-sensical storyline (I will probably get a lot of down vote for this). I couldn't get into it, but as a lifelong gamer, I can appreciate its craftmanship. If you want your fill for FPS on the Switch, then this is one of its best releases. Expand
  7. Nov 15, 2018
    0
    While I'm impressed by the port from the technological point of view, I have to say: THIS GAME IS S**T.

    This is a game for adult people, do
    While I'm impressed by the port from the technological point of view, I have to say: THIS GAME IS S**T.

    This is a game for adult people, do you really believe that you need to tell adult people that Nazis are bad in the way you would explain it to a 4 years old? "NATSI BAAAAAAD. BOO BOO NATSI. NO NATSI".
    The storytelling of that game is an insult to my intelligence. In the beginning I thought this is a joke, but no, the really believe that their audience are a bunch of mentally disabled chaps that won't be able to process some serious storytelling. How could they **** this game up that baldy, after the first one was a true gem?
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