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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 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 0 out of 21
  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 30, 2017
    90
    Despite some heavy patriotic messages that may sometimes distract the narrative, killing nazis is as fun as ever. Wolfenstein II expands over his predecessor with a rampage of old-school brutality, dual-wielding ass-kicking kills that makes it as one of the finest single player shooters of the recent days and a truly joyful experience. Highly recommended.
  4. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Dec 12, 2017
    90
    Smart, satisfying, brutal: Undoubtedly one of the best shooters of the generation.
  5. Oct 26, 2017
    88
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is a stellar follow-up to MachineGames’ 2014 reboot of the franchise, one with super-satisfying combat and a wacky, engaging story. Sure, it might go a little too far at times, but you’ll have a blast with The New Colossus from start to finish, that’s a promise.
  6. Oct 29, 2017
    85
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus isn't that much different from the last installment, but great visual/audio elements with strong encounters design keep the experience fresh. Highly recommended for fps fans.
  7. 80
    We've already seen that Machine Games can craft a great playing shooter, but with Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus they've also got a more interesting and varied story to tell this time around.

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  1. Positive: 47 out of 82
  2. Negative: 17 out of 82
  1. Dec 28, 2017
    10
    This is a great single-player FPS. Better than Destiny 2 or BF1 or COD.

    I confess that it took me a couple of hours to become a believer.
    This is a great single-player FPS. Better than Destiny 2 or BF1 or COD.

    I confess that it took me a couple of hours to become a believer. Some of the cut scenes are too long (I figured out how to skip) and the wheel chair navigation at the beginning was not my favorite. But once you get to the mainland/base the game ramps up in its greatness. The electricity weapons are amazing to use and the locales/setting are awesome.

    There are extras hidden through and the weapons upgrades really make a difference. I'm going to play through again.
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  2. Oct 30, 2017
    10
    One of the best shooters I've ever played since 1995. Awesome by story, rendering, art, sound, music and addictive by gameplay. It's aOne of the best shooters I've ever played since 1995. Awesome by story, rendering, art, sound, music and addictive by gameplay. It's a masterpiece old-school FPS by Machinegames. 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. Aug 16, 2020
    8
    One of the best games I've played in 2017 and the reason for me was simply for the impressive single player story experience the graphics wereOne of the best games I've played in 2017 and the reason for me was simply for the impressive single player story experience the graphics were pretty good seeing it was powered by the same ID Tech Engine 6 that the recent Doom game has used and gameplay was pretty good with a decent set of weapons to use on the there and gunfights can be pretty intense at times sometimes going guns blazing will get you killed on there but that's what makes the combat somewhat challenging cause it's best to try and sneak around and kill the officers that in backup. My only gripe with it is I wish the missions were a little longer but that aside I enjoyed this game a lot of the best shooters I've played in a long time and one of the top games of 2017 Expand
  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. Jul 27, 2019
    6
    Satisfying guns, memorable moments and fluid gameplay. There are no doubts that Machine Games know how to knock together a serviceable, linearSatisfying guns, memorable moments and fluid gameplay. There are no doubts that Machine Games know how to knock together a serviceable, linear first-person shooter. The sequel also offers greater depth to its characters this time around, resulting in a more compelling narrative overall. Like the original however, i do not feel that the game does enough to stand out. Level design is actually less interesting this time around, and my play-through, was plagued by graphical bugs that further tarnished what is a fairly ugly game already. Its a touch better than "okay". Expand
  7. Apr 21, 2020
    0
    After great new order and exellent old blood this is trash. Few maps, poor level desighn, stupid side quests, lot of bugs, nothing new atAfter great new order and exellent old blood this is trash. Few maps, poor level desighn, stupid side quests, lot of bugs, nothing new at gameplay. You guys ruining wolfenstein. What can I say about young blood? Its not even zero, its below it. Expand

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