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  • Summary: 1946: Europe. World War II rages on across Europe. Where the Allies once pressed advantage, the Nazi forces have turned the tide in dramatic fashion behind the technologically advanced war machine of General Wilhelm Strasse, aka Deathshead. When a final Allied assault on Deathshead's1946: Europe. World War II rages on across Europe. Where the Allies once pressed advantage, the Nazi forces have turned the tide in dramatic fashion behind the technologically advanced war machine of General Wilhelm Strasse, aka Deathshead. When a final Allied assault on Deathshead's compound fails, the Allies’ greatest hope falls with it. 1960: Europe. The war is over. And the Nazis are triumphant victors. Using unrelenting force and brutal intimidation, the Nazis have brought even the most powerful nations to their knees. The Nazi regime now rules the globe with an iron fist. You are Captain B.J. Blazkowicz, the American War Hero. After delving into this world of darkness, you must launch an impossible counter-offensive against the monstrous Nazi regime. Only you dare stand up against an unstoppable army of Nazi robots and hulking Super Soldiers. Only you can stop Deathshead. Only you can rewrite history. Expand
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  • Developer: MachineGames
  • Genre(s): General, Shooter, Historic, Action, Shooter, First-Person, Historic, Arcade
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. May 19, 2014
    91
    Wolfenstein: The New Order doesn’t reinvent the franchise or give us anything particularly innovative. Yet what it does do is excel at giving us a deep shooter experience unlike we have seen on the Xbox One to date. This visually remarkable game features memorable characters, a terrific soundtrack and frantically entertaining gameplay. Wolfenstein: The New Order is hard to put down and for good reason – it simply kicks ass.
  2. May 22, 2014
    88
    The intriguing setting and well-crafted story completely drew me into the game, and I enjoyed facing off against the secret weapons brought to life by the diabolical minds of Nazi scientists like robotic dogs, towering walkers, and cyborg mechs.
  3. May 22, 2014
    85
    Ultimately you have to scrape to find a substantive problem with Wolfenstein: The New Order. If you mandate profound innovation in the games you play, it’s possible that New Order may be too traditional for your tastes. Regardless, it’s a well-made, extremely create, and fun ass game. If you want to sit down and just have fun, you can’t ask for more than that.
  4. May 19, 2014
    80
    Wolfenstein: The New Order is a positive step forward for the series after the last dud. Machine Games presents a competent shooter with more polish and a better array of characters, but ultimately the game feels more comfortable recompiling established conventions than it does striving for innovation.
  5. May 21, 2014
    80
    It tries to create stakes that go beyond the basic scope of "kill those bad guys because they're bad," and even when it fails to completely take advantage of those stakes, there's still enough excitement, enough intrigue, enough humanity in its story to keep you interested. Even if its ideas only scratch the surface of something deeper, Wolfenstein: The New Order still delivers an experience well worth your time.
  6. May 19, 2014
    80
    A solid FPS which manages to combine its classic roots with some modern elements, offering us good action variety and some outstanding characters. It could have done better with a deeper plot and some climatic exploration sections, but it won't disappoint once you put the first, boring, couple of hours behind you.
  7. May 19, 2014
    60
    It's built on an impressive world but it doesn't do enough with it, and as a result it's curious, but hardly compelling.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 82 out of 103
  2. Negative: 3 out of 103
  1. Jun 29, 2014
    10
    This game is awesome! Once you get past the prologue (you'll understand when you play) the game really ramps up and gets down to business.This game is awesome! Once you get past the prologue (you'll understand when you play) the game really ramps up and gets down to business. Amazing story, haunting characters, great music and sound, well-designed and varied locations, and fast-paced, old school-style FPS game-play. The sleeper of 2014. Strongly recommended! Expand
  2. May 25, 2014
    10
    One of the best shooter since Bioshock 1, The Darkness..I really enjoyed this game. Gameplay, level design, atmosphere absolutrely perfect.One of the best shooter since Bioshock 1, The Darkness..I really enjoyed this game. Gameplay, level design, atmosphere absolutrely perfect. And that oldschool feeling. Expand
  3. May 20, 2014
    10
    This is what FPS games should be look. Pure unadulterated fun without the forced multiplayer which no on will play anyways.The graphics is notThis is what FPS games should be look. Pure unadulterated fun without the forced multiplayer which no on will play anyways.The graphics is not 2014 gen since it uses the gool ol Rage engine but it still holds up in this era.

    The maps are expansive and not claustrophobic like the on-rail shooters (BF,COD) muricans love so much. The violence and gore is spot, the action and gunplay is intense and Boss battles are long, challenging and sometimes with Dark Souls level of difficulty. This game is a gift for gamers who grew up playing Wolf 3D,and not for 12 yr old COD fan-boys..

    If someone asks for a good example of FPS in current generation, Wolfenstein TNO will be the first thing that comes to mind. I would give it a 8/10 but seeing how shallow FPS games have been in the past 3-4 years(excluding Halo and Resistance series), i'll give it a 10/10
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  4. Mar 2, 2015
    9
    When I found out Bethesda were making Wolfenstein my eyebrows raised, how would this RPG legend interpret a game which many call theWhen I found out Bethesda were making Wolfenstein my eyebrows raised, how would this RPG legend interpret a game which many call the grandfather of FPS? The answer, a balance of the good of RPG mixed with the best of FPS, and a few quirks thrown in.

    On the surface you run around a linear map shooting sways of Nazi’s and occasionally running from mechanical evil but there is more to Wolfenstein than just a keen eye for a headshot.
    It’s an FPS, clear and true but the RPG world comes into play with the deeper story, a developing desire to collect items, perks to unlock, a choice which makes you want to play through the game again, enemies coming from behind and guns which get in the way but ultimately do their job. The only negative is the slight screen obstruction you get with the guns and at times you feel like you’re shooting a gun flash rather than the computer, every other RPG component is complimentary especially the storyline which if followed is deep and not as crazy as you might think; as a world we’ve seen and done some horrific things.

    I can’t say I love this mishmash of RPG and FPS but I also have no complaints and so what can I moan about? I want a story line, I like collecting items in game (and not too many), I have a penchant for good weapons and seeing the enemy dropped and the gameplay is varied, Wolfenstein offers all of that plus a little bit of nostalgia. This could have been a run of the mill game or a huge AAA rated showpiece but instead it’s turned into a technical exercise for a developer and a bloody good game for the consumer. It might be a tad American hero but actually It’s well worth your money and well worth a play through, be warned though it isn't the hardest so ramping up the difficulty won’t harm you trigger happy souls.
    A solid 8.5
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  5. Apr 30, 2020
    8
    Es un excelente juego, lo disfrute mucho, vamos a ver que tal el new colosus.
  6. Jun 29, 2014
    8
    The Wolfenstein series as a whole is applauded for being one of FPS games that started that genre, along with Doom. Plus, how can you forgetThe Wolfenstein series as a whole is applauded for being one of FPS games that started that genre, along with Doom. Plus, how can you forget the countless number of Nazis killed in those games along with Mecha-Hitler? The franchise is classic, and it has made a return to be cross-gen. Does it perform the transfer well? In short, yes. The game is just how you remember Wolfenstein. You pick up gear and ammo by pressing X, shoot and decapitate Nazis, blow stuff up, you know what you're getting with this series. The amazing thing? Wolfenstein The New Order is still one of the most refreshing shooters I've played in a long time, and I hope very much that the franchise will continue grandly. Let's talk about the graphics. In my eyes, it seems like so many gamers these days are obsessed on whether or not the game looks good or not. Those people won't complain about the game, but they won't be continuously raving about it. I found the game to please my eyes very much, and in the later missions the far views can be simply stunning. I loved how the guns were detailed, too. Speaking of guns, the arsenal here is creative and awesome. I wasn't a big fan of the guns you use at the start of the game, but once the game forwards many years on, I thought the arsenal got a lot more cool. I don't know why, but the shooting in this game feels so much more fun than other FPSs. Plus, the gore compliments the violence, and it is another incredibly detailed thing in the game. However, I felt the developers could have spiced up the gameplay a bit more with next-gen mechanics. I appreciated how they added optional stuff to the game too, but I honestly didn't care about it. I found there to be a flaw in the combat, and that was that the game doesn't give you good opportunities to feel safe. It feels like you are always out in the open and could die at any moment. There's something about The New Order that will pleasantly surprise you. The game has a very, very good story. While the plot is nothing special (all it is is basically kill the Nazis), the characters, dialogue, and other things are what you're really gonna care about. I surely did. The main character (one you play as), B.J. Blazkowics, feels like a human being, and that goes for every other character. The plot does slow down later on, though. Wolfenstein The New Order, at its core, is nothing groundbreaking. However, the stuff that is there I loved for the most part. Expand
  7. Jun 26, 2017
    0
    I have been playing first person shooters ever since I bought my first video game console and I have never had a worse gaming experience. TheI have been playing first person shooters ever since I bought my first video game console and I have never had a worse gaming experience. The story feels bland, the gameplay is generic and repetitive, and the player movement feels clunky and awkward. I gave this game a 0 because the ratings are way too high for this game and do not reflect how this game really is in any way, shape or form. I would not buy this game even though at this time its 20 bucks. Not worth the money, buy something else, anything. Expand

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