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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: 9 out of 23
  2. Negative: 8 out of 23
  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. Dec 1, 2020
    9
    So I bought this game with a huge discount mainly due to the price because I was initially dissuaded from purchasing it due to the numerousSo I bought this game with a huge discount mainly due to the price because I was initially dissuaded from purchasing it due to the numerous negative reviews. However after playing it, it is a really solid and fun game. It runs Xbox One caliber quality and is super smooth during gameplay. The only frame rate drops I’ve seen were in the cutscenes but that is not the majority of the time spent with the game.

    It’s somewhat refreshing to see a different protagonist other than Blascowitz (not sure if I spelled that right) and his daughters frequently make quips to each other during and outside of combat. Basically it looks great, plays great and you can tell that the developers care a lot about this series and were willing to try something new with an established franchise. I am surprised that this isn’t rated higher.. Anyway, I highly recommend this even if you would rather play solo (like me) as I am having a lot of fun with it. If you can also get it on a discount, get it because it’s a steal.
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  3. Jul 26, 2019
    8
    The Division meets Wolfenstein - Nazis, an alternate reality Paris, robots, weighty combat in solo or co-op but with bullet sponge enemies, aThe Division meets Wolfenstein - Nazis, an alternate reality Paris, robots, weighty combat in solo or co-op but with bullet sponge enemies, a partial open world and RPG lite settings. If that appeals, there's a lot to like here, but if you wanted something more like a standard Wolfenstein, stick to the full blown game from last year. Motion controls are good, gfx are good for Switch (but much lower res compared to other version, obviously) its a fairly stable 30fps except for big battles (AFTER the day one patch). Panic Button have done a good job - its a fun game to solo or co-op your way through.

    NB - Yes, there are micro-transactions but so far (5 hours in) I've paid zero and not felt like I was grinding or missing out by ignoring them.
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  4. Sep 1, 2019
    7
    Wolfenstein Youngblood não é um mau jogo de todo,apesar dos grandes problemas que o jogo enfrenta.A ação frenética,as bonitas paisagens,humorWolfenstein Youngblood não é um mau jogo de todo,apesar dos grandes problemas que o jogo enfrenta.A ação frenética,as bonitas paisagens,humor e a história contribuem positivamente para este jogo apesar deste ser um pouco chato com as suas missões secundárias e as microtransições...O principal problema deste jogo é o crasheio que ele faz à consola de resto a nível técnico não há nenhum grave problema...Outro elemento que afeta negativamente a gameplay é a ausência do save manual sendo que Expand
  5. Aug 8, 2019
    5
    I was originally quite positive on this but the more I play the more the cracks start to show. The idea of using different ammo on differentI was originally quite positive on this but the more I play the more the cracks start to show. The idea of using different ammo on different enemies is illogical in this type of game and works poorly. Changing weapons is too slow and often you don't have enough of the ammo you need. They need to remove this mechanic in all future titles. Level gating content is also annoying especially as some missions don't have a recommended level attached so you may end up wandering into an area and getting mowed down in seconds.

    Worst of all is the AI companion. This game shouldn't be advertised as having the option of playing in single player mode. I tried one of the raid missions and made it to the final boss. It was challenging but I was wearing it down and enjoying myself but then my partner died and I had to resurrect her. I did so and noticed she was standing still in the middle of the area while the giant robot boss shot her... she died within seconds... I resurrected her several times and she continued to die until I ran out of health and we both died. As there are no checkpoints I had to restart the whole mission and lost 30 minutes. This shouldn't have made it past play testing.

    I really love wolfenstein, more than Doom to be honest but a large part of that is the story and the varied level design. Running through the same areas again and again shooting nazis who keep respawning just isn't all that much fun. It's enjoyable but gets old quite fast. I really hope the developers use youngblood as a lesson in what not to do when making wolfenstein 3.
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  6. Dec 13, 2019
    3
    What a fall from grace, the dual character idea just doesn't work in single player. They tried to make a hybrid fps/rpg game and failed reallyWhat a fall from grace, the dual character idea just doesn't work in single player. They tried to make a hybrid fps/rpg game and failed really badly. It doesn't matter what you do, the enemies will feel the same. Guys with just a white vest on taking 5 shotgun shells to the chest and robots taking your ENTIRE stock of ammo to kill.
    I played with my friend online and we were constantly asking "Did the devs even play their own game??"

    The online multi worked well at first until their was a patch and from that moment on, one of us had lag so bad, that the game was unplayable.
    The slow down is very bad in places and on the last boss fight? I was getting about 3-5 fps.
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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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