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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®: Youngblood
    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®: 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.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. NF Magazine
    Apr 28, 2020
    70
    A really confusing game, in that it takes some of what made the modern era of Wolfenstein so great, then copies and pastes modern looter-shooter tropes on top. [Issue #41 – September 2019, p. 76]
  7. 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 22
  2. Negative: 8 out of 22
  1. Jul 28, 2019
    10
    It’s a good spin-off and a good first-person shooter. Nothing innovative about it and at the same time a great way for Bethesda to test theIt’s a good spin-off and a good first-person shooter. Nothing innovative about it and at the same time a great way for Bethesda to test the waters with the series by adding online co-op, light RPG elements, a fun buddy pass (allows a friend to play online with you for free without purchasing the game) and some challenging bosses (which the series has been known for). It's not the the first time a great series has had a good spinoff: Megan Man had Mega Man X and Resident Evil has had Resident Evil: Revelations. Expand
  2. Jul 26, 2019
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Its another awesome game for wolfenstein saga the gtafics are incredibles and the gameplay is the best of the game Expand
  3. 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. Expand
  4. Nov 26, 2019
    6
    I didn’t think that I would write a review, and all the more so since I would change the rating.
    The plot of the game is much weaker than the
    I didn’t think that I would write a review, and all the more so since I would change the rating.
    The plot of the game is much weaker than the previous two tiles.
    In fact, we have 4 missions and a couple of side tasks.
    Weak graphics on the console.
    The game seems to be designed for multiplayer, but when I spend 10-15 hours developing a hero, having difficulty killing opponents who are even 3-4 levels stronger than me, and then a level 1 player connects to me and easily beats the fascists who are stronger it at 40 levels - the question arises of balance, and when after an hour and a half it has already reached level 20 - I want to ask a question about the speed of accrual of experience.
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  5. Sep 8, 2019
    5
    I was expecting something far worse from all the negative hype this was getting, but after playing it for several hours, it's actually prettyI was expecting something far worse from all the negative hype this was getting, but after playing it for several hours, it's actually pretty fun. Yes there is no point to the coop and the AI is annoying, yes the story is garbage, but it's a fun run and gun shooter, no masterpiece like The New Order, but it still looks good and is fun to play for a bit. My only gripe about the combat is the enemy information is way too hard to read with them moving around. So I'll give this a solid 5/10, dead average. Expand
  6. 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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  7. Feb 29, 2020
    0
    I paid 10 bucks for this and still feeling ripped off. Also in handheld is like i'm playing without my glasses, so blurry.

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