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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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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: 91 out of 115
  2. Negative: 3 out of 115
  1. May 25, 2014
    10
    If your going to submit a review play the game or watch it on twitch at least. BigSama is an idiot. Only giving this a 10 to balance out hisIf your going to submit a review play the game or watch it on twitch at least. BigSama is an idiot. Only giving this a 10 to balance out his zero. This game was good. Was it next gen? No. Was it fun? Yes!!! It capitalized on game play and if your a fan of first person shooters at all.... You will enjoy this game. Even on normal setting this game was Challenging. It did tend to have its "slow moments" but those were easily overshadowed by its intense shooting/dodging periods. Story was OK not great. Action was amazing. Boss battles were Huge and EPIC ... The kind of situations it presented made you think... Lots of deaths... ... Negative side it was not that visually impressive and sound was poor at times. . This is probably the best Xbox one game out right now. That's not saying much but take it for what it's worthOverall I would really rate this 8.0. Worth the rent that's for sure. Expand
  2. 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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  3. Aug 8, 2014
    9
    Wolfenstein perfectly combines what works with Dishonored and the classic Medal of Honor. The games story is a tale about Captain Blazkowicz'sWolfenstein perfectly combines what works with Dishonored and the classic Medal of Honor. The games story is a tale about Captain Blazkowicz's fight against the Nazi Army. The graphics do not disappoint, but they are not quite up to standard with the Xbox One or Playstation 4. The game has simple controls, and most of the achievements are easily attainable. There are parts where the story is dry, but overall it is great. I gave replay a 5 out of 10 because there is not a committed multiplayer. Unless you are someone who plays the game on higher difficulties, there is no reason to play the game after you initially beat it. $30 is a good price point for a game that will give you 8 to 15 hours of gameplay. With $60 I expect a great story with an equally gripping multiplayer. Expand
  4. May 20, 2014
    9
    This game is AWESOME. It differs from your usual shooter in so many ways that it had me from the start. This game deserves a better score thanThis game is AWESOME. It differs from your usual shooter in so many ways that it had me from the start. This game deserves a better score than it is getting. Expand
  5. Jun 29, 2014
    8
    Last game i had on my xbox one before converting to ps4, its a great game and a great surprise, it will certainly pass your expectations andLast game i had on my xbox one before converting to ps4, its a great game and a great surprise, it will certainly pass your expectations and the makes of this game are certainly heading in the right direction, just wish it had online play Expand
  6. Jan 10, 2022
    8
    It's a great game. As a shooter, it's straight to the point and allows for different combat tactics, be it ambush, stealth or plainIt's a great game. As a shooter, it's straight to the point and allows for different combat tactics, be it ambush, stealth or plain demolition. It's not stupid: often you need to plan your actions, so the game might frustrate you if you're in to vent your emotions after a long day. Sometimes the combat process also seems kinda repetitive but various plot settings come to rescue. The controls often get in the way but it might well be my problem as a long-time PC gamer.

    The vibe of the alternative history year 1960 is quite realistic. You'll find yourself reading the wall posters and watching the details. You'll even have some creepy fun seeing a full-blown fake German record label with familiar tunes in the year 1960 gone awry (for instance, Die Käfer with their album Das Blaue U-Boot which is a reference to The Beatles' Yellow Submarine). The game is sarcastic and self-aware: there's a built-in original 2D Wolfenstein you can access some time into the game.

    The plot is rather fascinating, although sometimes seems like a stretch. You're tasked to do whatever is necessary while other characters usually give you orders.

    Also, the Xbox One version is remarkably stable. I only had a couple of occastions when an NPC would jump in one place or someone's rifle would get stuck in a wall. This is a rare sight nowadays.
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  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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