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  • Summary: Wolfenstein®: Youngblood is a brand-new co-op experience from MachineGames, the award-winning studio that developed the critically acclaimed Wolfenstein® II: The New Colossus. Set in 1980, 19 years after BJ Blazkowicz ignited the second American Revolution, Wolfenstein®: YoungbloodWolfenstein®: Youngblood is a brand-new co-op experience from MachineGames, the award-winning studio that developed the critically acclaimed Wolfenstein® II: The New Colossus. Set in 1980, 19 years after BJ Blazkowicz ignited the second American Revolution, Wolfenstein®: Youngblood introduces the next Blazkowicz generation to the fight against the Nazis. Play as one of BJ's twin daughters, Jess and Soph, as you search for your missing father in Nazi-occupied Paris. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  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. 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.
  3. 80
    No, this isn’t a dark, serious Wolfenstein moment. It’s just pure, unadulterated shoot-em-up coop fun.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 39
  2. Negative: 26 out of 39
  1. Aug 4, 2019
    9
    When i heard this would be a coop game i was absolutely disappointed as i never ever play coop or online with others as i just don't care forWhen i heard this would be a coop game i was absolutely disappointed as i never ever play coop or online with others as i just don't care for that. Still, somehow i wanted to give it a try in single player (where the computer is your "wingman") mode and i just finished the main story. To sum it up: insane and over the top fights (just awesome!), amazing graphics and i love the level design. I totally don't get the bad reviews, did these people actually play the game? It's fantastic!!! skipped the bethesda account stuff, no micro transactions or join game stuff (again, i really don;t like that) Just enjoy this mega blast fest because that is what this game is all about. Do missions from your home-base and blow all enemies to bits and pieces. Great guns (love the Dieselkraftwerk!!) And because i also speak German it's fun to hear all the chatter / announcements etc. (even this has been done very well in the game.) With this I'm off as i still have some side missions to do, I'll bet i'll start this game up quite regularly just to blast some Nazi scum back to hell (with style!). Give it a try! Expand
  2. Aug 1, 2019
    8
    So far a great co-op game. Superb maps and pretty good graphics. Enjoying the looting and rpg element. Microtransactions not an issue becauseSo far a great co-op game. Superb maps and pretty good graphics. Enjoying the looting and rpg element. Microtransactions not an issue because we are taking our time looting areas which enables you to do most upgrades. I imagine most of the haters on here are just anti-co-op. Read the Trusted Reviews review for an accurate reviews. Can't trust Metacritic User reviews any more. Posting a "0" review just proves how biased these users are. They are incapable of providing an accurate review. Btw... checkout the PC reviews of the game. Shows this seems to be a console player issue...lol. Expand
  3. Aug 4, 2019
    7
    The game does not deserve the low scores it's getting. Yes the game is a bit different and the 2 girls are annoying as hell, but the gameplayThe game does not deserve the low scores it's getting. Yes the game is a bit different and the 2 girls are annoying as hell, but the gameplay is fun, made by the makers of dishonored, so I can see some of that game in this, the levels are vertically done well Expand
  4. Jan 10, 2020
    1
    Simply destroys franchise, great FPS turning to RPG, if I wanted RPG I would buy Fallout, stupid story... Just awful, big stain on WolfensteinSimply destroys franchise, great FPS turning to RPG, if I wanted RPG I would buy Fallout, stupid story... Just awful, big stain on Wolfenstein name, and so great franchise has been destroyed... Expand
  5. Jul 30, 2019
    1
    This is NOT New Order, Old Blood, or New Colossus. It feels like an entirely different game with Wolfenstein skin. The weapons arentThis is NOT New Order, Old Blood, or New Colossus. It feels like an entirely different game with Wolfenstein skin. The weapons arent impact-ful, dont feel heavy when they fire. Its like Im shooting a rock or wall when I hit enemies. When the gun play was one of the best parts of the other games. The combat just feels hollow. Like I might as well knife every enemy.

    Also...where the hell is the pause button. I gotta get my coffee, take a poo, feed my cats. I gotta hope that I run back through the level, far enough, that I dont get killed. For god sake, what kind of game doesnt have a pause button!?

    The story, within the first 15 minutes felt disjointed and scattered and kinda cookie cutter. I get into game and I feel like Im racing to get currency to unlock things. It didnt feel like I was trying to find out what was happening to the characters...at all. I've been waiting for this game for nearly a year now, I suppose my expectations were too high. This is not Wolfenstein. As other reviews stated, its a looter shooter. A big, shallow ocean...the most hours of game play but everything else is 1 inch deep.
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  6. Jan 16, 2020
    0
    why this game is "wolfenstein" disrespect for WOLFENSTEIN games just say everything is terrible but cutscene not bad
  7. Aug 2, 2019
    0
    Tedious and annoying gameplay, cringe-worthy dialog, and extremely poor design choices make this game unbearable. I got it free with a videoTedious and annoying gameplay, cringe-worthy dialog, and extremely poor design choices make this game unbearable. I got it free with a video card purchase and I still want a refund. Refund all the time I spent playing this pile of garbage. Don't even play it if it's free. Expand

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