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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: 21 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Nov 3, 2017
    100
    In a year full of some of the best games we have seen in quite a while, there hasn’t been much on the lackluster side. So, if, you’re like me, with a backlog of games that goes back to the beginning of the year, choose your games to play wisely and put Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus on the top of your priority list. You won’t be disappointed.
  2. Nov 2, 2017
    91
    Machine Games and Bethesda surprise us with the second title of Wolfenstein, which is so entertaining that we didn't think it was so necessary. Thanks to the id Tech 6 engine and a development that catches the player, we are facing one of the best shooters of this generation.
  3. Oct 27, 2017
    90
    The New Colossus never lets you forget who and why you're fighting. Nazi brutality is on full display, from the blown-out, irradiated remains of Manhattan to each of the resistance members, who all carry mental scars if not physical ones. You're never given a chance between cutscenes, missions, and even downtime on the U-boat to lose sight of the Reich's cruelty. Wolfenstein's tense gameplay elevates this further by giving you the power to truly resist--and come out of each battle ready for another fight.
  4. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Dec 12, 2017
    90
    Smart, satisfying, brutal: Undoubtedly one of the best shooters of the generation.
  5. Oct 28, 2017
    87
    MachineGames raises the bar with a great narrative experience coupled with an highly fulfilling old-school gameplay. An unmissable game for lovers of single player FPS experiences.
  6. Oct 28, 2017
    85
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus doesn’t care if it should sell its soul to the devil in exchange for more fun, fanservice or squashing Nazis patrols. Games can provide us with all kinds of experiences, but let's not forget that killing nazis will remain always on top.
  7. Oct 28, 2022
    70
    Wolfenstein II: The New Order is almost great but is held back by a number of issues. A few design choices Machine Games made far too often took me out of the game and frustrated me to no end. For such a great feeling game, the lack of damage indicators to and from enemies made the game feel off far too many times. An outdated health system forced me to play the game differently than I wanted to. Instead of the clear intent at fast paced chaotic action the game does so well, I was too often hiding behind cover, scouring for health packs, and dying in seconds due to frequent difficulty spikes. Even with these issues, I still had an overall positive experience with the game due to strong story beats and chaotic moment to moment action. Wolfenstein II is a game I would recommend to anyone but is a game that may leave you feeling a bit frustrated in the end.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 91
  2. Negative: 19 out of 91
  1. Dec 28, 2021
    10
    It is a really good game and franchise. Worth a try for everybody who has a game pass subscription.
  2. Nov 19, 2017
    10
    Best game of 2017. It is so much fun and has a great story. It is not a long story but has much more you can do after the 12 or so hours ofBest game of 2017. It is so much fun and has a great story. It is not a long story but has much more you can do after the 12 or so hours of main gameplay. It also has an amazing setting of the 1960's if the Nazis won the war. It seems very realistic with a focus on technology. This is such a good game and I recommend it to anyone who likes single player games. Expand
  3. Oct 27, 2017
    10
    I was tired of shooters because last gen we got too many but I really liked this one
    Single playing gaming at it's finest..........I really
    I was tired of shooters because last gen we got too many but I really liked this one
    Single playing gaming at it's finest..........I really recommend it if you like FPS
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  4. Jul 11, 2021
    8
    Pros:
    - Characters are great and all likeable
    - The cutscenes, or acting/voice-acting (whatever deserves credit) was top notch and
    Pros:
    - Characters are great and all likeable
    - The cutscenes, or acting/voice-acting (whatever deserves credit) was top notch and generally compelling, or entertaining
    - the humor

    So- So:
    - the story.. the main goal was nothing unique, but the journey was a enjoyable one.
    - overall gameplay/combat. its fine...serviceable at its best. nothing unique or interesting. gaming 101. fps 101. sometimes I just go commando and rush through the level with dual weapons just to get to the cutscene.

    Cons:
    - No replay value. replay value consists of more combat (backtracking old levels..mostly) , which is the weakest part of the game.

    Overall great game with its characters and cutscenes carrying it and standard linear fps experience. It took me 15 hours, but I had no desire to go back whatsoever. I give it an 8. but it is definately closer to a 7 than a 9.. reccomended for people who like a game with great characters, but maybe what for a sale, if you are all about gameplay.
    8.0/10
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  5. Dec 3, 2017
    7
    The game has good dialogue, graphics and gameplay but that's about it. Repetitive end game side missions, a story that felt somewhat rushedThe game has good dialogue, graphics and gameplay but that's about it. Repetitive end game side missions, a story that felt somewhat rushed and odd gameplay decision go against the improvements made in the game. Don't get me wrong the gameplay is good but it's just not as good as it could have been. Expand
  6. Dec 13, 2018
    6
    I think the mild disappointment I feel about the newer Wolfenstein games is a matter of taste. As a Jewish American, the power fantasy ofI think the mild disappointment I feel about the newer Wolfenstein games is a matter of taste. As a Jewish American, the power fantasy of mowing down Nazis in the original Wolfenstein was intoxicating. That same cultural identity is what makes the newer games a depressing slog for me. This game is extremely well made, I just can't say that it's any fun. Expand
  7. Jan 20, 2023
    0
    Unskipable cutscenes: AUTOMATIC ZERO. Any game that forces me to watch a movie will get the lowest possible rating by me, including this one.

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