Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
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  1. Aug 1, 2019
    80
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a terrific shooter with nice characters, an online co-op mode and a brand new level design, but the graphics on Nintendo Switch are heavily downgraded.
  2. Aug 19, 2019
    70
    Overall, Youngblood is a welcome reinvention of the series, but lacks the personality of what makes a Wolfenstein game. Microtransactions aren’t as bad they’re made out, but it is still understandably going to impact each person differently. The extensive replay incentive and a charming, albeit short, story are appreciated. If you are a Wolfenstein enthusiast, this game definitely deserves at least one playthrough— just make sure you won’t have any interruptions during your sessions.
  3. Aug 14, 2019
    70
    Might not please established Wolfenstein fans, but Youngblood is still a great shooter on Switch.
  4. Aug 2, 2019
    70
    The videogame itself is very entertaining and you can enjoy it both alone and with a friend. The problem comes if you compare it with other games in the saga since it is very different. It offers us an open world where we can progress in the story by completing missions and getting stronger by leveling up.
  5. 70
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood offers exceptional gunplay the series is known for and brings a lot of interesting elements to the franchise for the first time. While the character-upgrades, sound design, and world are fantastic, the mission structure, lack of story, and awful checkpoint system bog down the experience.
  6. Jul 30, 2019
    70
    Youngblood suffers as a result of the Switch's relatively underpowered hardware, but for all its technical shortcomings, the game still delivers intense, momentous, and challenging combat. Everything features-wise remains intact, and you'll get to enjoy taking a shotgun (or fully charged laser beam) to the heads of Nazi scum. The Blazkowicz sisters, Jess and Soph, bring their own unique swagger to the Wolfenstein franchise, too. So if the Switch version is your only way of playing Youngblood, you can be confident it's still one hell of a ride.
  7. Jul 28, 2019
    70
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood is an odd little thing that evokes the smaller scale approach given to Far Cry: New Dawn earlier this year. Like New Dawn, Youngblood is a spin-off that focuses more on gameplay freedom while losing the focus on story. In some ways, it takes the series forward in the way it tries new ideas and mechanics - such as co-op and more open-ended level designs - and we hope a number of these features return for the next full sequel, but without the mind-bending twists and turns of its narrative, Youngblood pales in comparison to The New Order and The New Colossus. A fun and enjoyable co-op shooter (and another porting masterclass), but one that both improves and diminishes its own winning formula.
  8. Aug 12, 2019
    60
    A co-operative, almost looter shooter with RPG elements sounds good in theory, but it's not Wolfenstein. Then again this isn't meant to be just another game in the series. So the developers should be applauded for trying it, even if it's not perfect and perhaps it's just not my cup of tea.
  9. 55
    Wolfenstein Youngblood takes everything you know about the series and turns it on its head. Unfortunately the result is something that many fans of the series weren’t asking for. Instead of an over-the-top story filled with addictingly fun gameplay, we got a diluted adventure filled with punishing enemies that require grinding to overcome. Add in microtransactions, no way to communicate, and muddy graphics and you’re better off passing this one by.
  10. Aug 9, 2019
    42
    All told, Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a rather baffling experience that doesn’t quite seem to fully understand what it’s trying to be. Many of the factors that made previous games enjoyable are still here: the core gameplay mechanics are solid and the presentation is legitimately impressive considering Switch’s hardware limitations. However, the changes they made both in terms of structure and the addition of RPG mechanics simply don’t work together in a cohesive way.
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  1. Aug 5, 2019
    It’s tempting to want Wolfenstein: Youngblood to be the rousing third chapter in a terrific revival of a classic franchise, but it’s not. Instead, it’s a fun, off-kilter experiment, a good game about doing good with your friend. Because killing Nazis is good, but it’s much better with friends.
User Score
3.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 98 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 98
  2. Negative: 60 out of 98
  1. Jul 26, 2019
    1
    Save your money and time and pass on this. The AI is broken, the mechanics like stealth have been ruined. The characters are lousy and theSave your money and time and pass on this. The AI is broken, the mechanics like stealth have been ruined. The characters are lousy and the story has poor taste. The physical version is just a box with a download code. Expect to grind for in game currency if you don’t want to shell out the cash for the predatory micro transactions Full Review »
  2. Jul 26, 2019
    8
    This game is good. It plays just fine, the hub-like, non-linear missions structure is interesting. The characters may not be as deep as inThis game is good. It plays just fine, the hub-like, non-linear missions structure is interesting. The characters may not be as deep as in mainline games, but the gunplay is fun and the co-op works well, even when playing solo. Full Review »
  3. Jul 28, 2019
    2
    I'm still not sure how the massive input delay from the first Wolfenstein port wasn't alleviated in any way. I can forgive lowering theI'm still not sure how the massive input delay from the first Wolfenstein port wasn't alleviated in any way. I can forgive lowering the graphical fidelity to get it to be able to run on something portable like the Switch, but it's all for naught if the controls aren't responsive (even with gyro controls).

    That being said, don't go into this one expecting it to be Wolfenstein 3. This is more of a spin-off with RPG elements than anything, with you being able to do things like upgrade your health cap and your weapons' ammo capacities but this also means the enemies will scale as you continue along. There was a point where I felt like I was playing the Division again with how bullet-spongey some of the enemies became (there were some high-health enemies in previous games, but this multiplies that by 2). Yes there are micro transactons (ugh) but you could grind for everything in game ... for a very long time.

    If you want to experience this game, get it on another console (PC preferrably). The Switch version isn't a very enjoyable experience.
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