Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
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  1. Aug 1, 2019
    90
    This game does not really break new ground, but it is a good meat and potatoes shooter and has been well designed and promises to be an enjoyable game to play with friends.
  2. Aug 23, 2019
    80
    The story brings a satisfying conclusion, and there are plenty of Nazis to kill once more, which in turn makes for another enjoyable Wolfenstein experience.
  3. 80
    No, this isn’t a dark, serious Wolfenstein moment. It’s just pure, unadulterated shoot-em-up coop fun.
  4. Aug 5, 2019
    80
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood inherits the main series' involving and challenging shooting gameplay, with some welcome news like co-op support and a more open-ended levels design. It partly disappoints due to and easily forgettable cast of characters, a bit of repetitiveness and lack of local co-op, but at its price it's definitely a good buy for FPS action lovers.
  5. Jul 30, 2019
    80
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood may not be quite what I expected in a new entry to the series, but damn, if it isn’t good. The ‘live service’ additions detract slightly from the experience, but that glorious combat more than makes up for it. Add in some wonderfully crafted play spaces to explore (if only there was a couple more) and you’ve got yourself a great way to spend a weekend. The main campaign will be over quick, but while it lasts, it’s great, wholesome, Nazi killing fun.
  6. Jul 30, 2019
    80
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood is another crazy and explosive experience that provides plenty of content to enjoy, the focus on cooperation adds some new ideas to the mix, you can enjoy this game in single player but you should definitely play it with a friend.
  7. Jul 30, 2019
    80
    It’s no doubt better when played with a friend, but even if you plan on playing it alone, Wolfenstein: Youngblood is worth picking up.
  8. Jul 30, 2019
    75
    Mix the best of two great teams and it's fun, so much fun. The action is still thrilling, and the gunplay smooth. It is probably the game with the best atmosphere and stage design of the franchise thanks to the collaboration of Arkane Studios. But it fails to offer an attractive multiplayer proposal with lasting progress.
  9. Jul 29, 2019
    74
    Youngblood is blast with friends, but its mission design is, in many occasions, just bad. This sort of open world approach could’ve worked, but not like this. If you like coop shooters you’ll have a good time, but bear in mind you’ll be facing some questionable checkpoints (or the lack of thereof) and walking up and down the same scenarios over and over.
  10. Aug 2, 2019
    70
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a fun if slightly buggy shooter, made more interesting with the addition of a friend to help you punch Nazis to the face.
  11. Aug 1, 2019
    70
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood provides a decent co-op experience for friends to indulge in. It’s like going to a place where you know the service is fine and you wouldn’t look for anything unusual.
  12. Jul 31, 2019
    70
    In the end, I feel like I’ll continue to struggle with how I truly feel about Wolfenstein: Youngblood. Its strange and uncomfortable structure, or rather my reaction to it, clearly stems from my love for the “normal” games. It isn’t more of what I loved; therefore, it’s scary. At the same time, some of those scary things are legitimate frustrations that seem to compromise the game to make it more gimmicky. It’s still as charming as ever, and is full of fun characters and dialogue, which makes it harder to really be disappointed. Wolfenstein: Youngblood comes off as a big experiment, and attempts to take something people like and do something new with it. I’m glad MachineGames was afforded the creative leeway to make it.
  13. Jul 29, 2019
    70
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a hit and miss co-op experience, doing well in some areas and failing in others, weak AI being the most important of them. On the good side, improved level design and gun play help to save the day. In the end, if you can try the co-op experience with a real person, go for it. Otherwise, you probably want to stay away from it.
  14. Jul 26, 2019
    70
    Using everything Arkane can do in terms of level-design, Wolfenstein Youngblood offers an interesting new take on what’s a Wolfenstein game. But for a co-op game, it doesn’t have substantial co-op mechanics.
  15. Aug 13, 2019
    65
    In the end, Youngblood is a budget priced spinoff that works in the gameplay department just like the previous games, but lacks in a lot of other areas. I would suggest it to players that have a co-op partner to play with and with the Deluxe Edition, a co-op pass code is available. Even then, players may find themselves burned out on this one much faster than the mainline games that came before it.
  16. Aug 12, 2019
    65
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood falls dramatically short of its predecessor in most ways and feels like a missed opportunity for a great focused, story-driven co-op game. That said, killing all of Hitler’s best friends with a co-op partner at your side isn’t without its enjoyable moments.
  17. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Oct 13, 2019
    60
    As a budget, somewhat unambitious retooling of the Wolfenstein engine, Youngblood offers impactful shootouts that showcase some truly brilliant guns. Yet by aiming for co-op grind, this offshoot loses the charm of BJ’s blasters. A slight misfire, then, but the sisterly slaughter on display still has its moments. [Issue#181, p.75]
  18. Jul 29, 2019
    60
    On paper, Wolfenstein: Youngblood should be completely brilliant. A stellar shooter imbued with RPG depth and open-ended level design? How could it possibly fail? By making the RPG elements meaningless; that's how.
  19. Jul 29, 2019
    60
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a spin-off with big ambitions let down by lacklustre execution.
  20. Jul 26, 2019
    60
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood feels less like the story-driven co-op shooter that it should have been, and more like a product made to cash in on the legendary IP.
  21. 60
    If you are, looking for a straight forward co-op shooter with plenty of customization and collectibles, you might enjoy the game with friends or random online players. Solo players should probably avoid this one though.
  22. Aug 5, 2019
    50
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood provides some fleeting $30 amusement, but it's such a step down from previous games that I can't help but wonder if there will be lasting damage to the Wolfenstein name.
  23. Aug 8, 2019
    40
    All MachineGames and Arkane Studios needed to do was make a straightforward, cooperative Wolfenstein experience. Instead, Youngblood replaces the series’ celebrated narrative twists and turns with humdrum XP grinding and a live-service model. It would be bad in most games, but the fact that it’s in a Wolfenstein title makes it sting a little bit worse.
User Score
2.1

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 182 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 182
  1. Jul 26, 2019
    0
    WTF? They turned a FPS game into some RPG hybrid abomination with predatory micro transactions...???!!!! What the HELL were they thinking?WTF? They turned a FPS game into some RPG hybrid abomination with predatory micro transactions...???!!!! What the HELL were they thinking? There are also a lot of glitches and bugs... avoid this trash game like the plague. Full Review »
  2. Jul 31, 2019
    8
    Wofenstein: Young Blood is a Co-Op First Person Shooter set in Nazi occupied Paris in the 80's. B.J. Blazkowicz is a world class Nazi killer,Wofenstein: Young Blood is a Co-Op First Person Shooter set in Nazi occupied Paris in the 80's. B.J. Blazkowicz is a world class Nazi killer, he took down Adolf Hitler personally. B.J., 19 years later, having beaten the threat in America is now a Family man, with twin daughters. Sophia, and Jessie Blazkowicz, grew up being trained to hunt and fight by their Father, and Mother Anya. But there's a problem, B.J. has gone missing, and no one will do anything about it! Joined by their friend and gadgeteer Abby, daughter of Grace Walker, the head of the F.B.I., when they steal Grace's Helicopter and head to France, to find B.J. and bring him home. Wolfenstein: YB features a Co-Op campaign through the Nazi infested streets of Paris where you play as one of the twin sisters. If you want to play Solo that's fine, an AI will control the other sister. Wearing the cyber suits made by Abby you will harness a host of abilities to assist you in mission. From double jumping to turning nearly invisible you can go in Guns blazing, or take a stealthy approach, the choice is yours! Your arsenal will also grow in size and power, and are all customizable with three different sets of upgrades to a large majority of the weapons parts, everything from your standard pistol, to the Uberhammer, a weapon of massive power. Get the Deluxe Edition and invite friends that don't even own the game to join you Co-Op, though they won't get achievements unless the purchase the game themselves. Wolfenstein's legacy carries on, and fans of the series shouldn't pass this title up! Never played Wolfenstein? There has never been a better time to start! Full Review »
  3. Jul 26, 2019
    0
    Thank you Bethesda. I love microtransactions in games. 2500 gold bars = 20 real dollars. For 20$ you can buy Uncharted 4, Horizon: Zero Dawn,Thank you Bethesda. I love microtransactions in games. 2500 gold bars = 20 real dollars. For 20$ you can buy Uncharted 4, Horizon: Zero Dawn, A Plague Tale. Thank you for breaking the game stupid RPG items. Full Review »