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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: 38 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. Oct 30, 2017
    100
    BJ’s latest adventure is a wondrous exercise in how to tell a story, how to write a script, and how to shape characters that feel both human and superhuman simultaneously. It really is amazing that a big budget game like this got made at all. Thank goodness MachineGames got the chance – it’s one of this decade’s best.
  2. Nov 7, 2017
    90
    MachineGames does it again - The New Order was terrific, and The New Colossus is pretty much the same level. The new Wolfenstein appeared in 2014 out of nowhere and became one of the best shooters ever. The sequel is very similar even though the "wow factor" isn't as evident. It is a joy to play such a big and well-made game that focuses only on single player. Bravo!
  3. CD-Action
    Jan 10, 2018
    90
    Shooter of the year! It plays great, looks spectacular and sounds amazing. What’s more, despite an apparent lack of seriousness it’s not afraid to bring up difficult subjects, mixing comedy and tragedy in a stunning way. It’s a ridiculously good game. [13/2017, p.30]
  4. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is one of the best first person shooter games so far and living proof that single player games are still alive and well.
  5. Oct 29, 2017
    85
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is a very good solo FPS (which is already a rarity in the current game market) with a good story and a great sense of humor peppered by intense gunfights.
  6. Nov 10, 2017
    80
    I’m torn between calling Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus brave or merely unexpected. The core of The New Colossus remains as good as, and largely unchanged from, the earlier game. It’s great, explosive, and violent. The other half, so to speak, the heavy emphasis on story doesn’t drive the FPS experience so much as shift your focus into directions that FPS games don’t normally go. That’s not to say that FPS games don’t tell a story or even a complex story (Bioshock told an incredibly involved story and even explored the extrapolation of a Randian economics as a political movement), but they rarely (AFAIK never) attempt to tell a story so full of sadness and self-examination. The two parts sometimes fit well, sometimes less than well, and I think individual gamers will react very differently to the result.
  7. Nov 12, 2017
    60
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus takes The New Order and multiplies everything tenfold (especially the silliness and the amount of cut-scenes) when it should just take the original and carefully build upon its foundation, smoothing its rough edges and offering the very best Wolfenstein game ever. The result is a FPS that's fun, but also one that doesn't really know what it wants to be.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 98 out of 198
  2. Negative: 63 out of 198
  1. Oct 27, 2017
    10
    Great gunplay, great performance, great story. What more can you want in a shooter? Really enjoying it so far. The alternate history is cool,Great gunplay, great performance, great story. What more can you want in a shooter? Really enjoying it so far. The alternate history is cool, and the characters are interesting. Definitely recommend buying. Expand
  2. Nov 14, 2017
    10
    Best story shooter in 2017! Loved it from the beginning! I don't know what issues other have with the performance, but on my GeForce 670 itBest story shooter in 2017! Loved it from the beginning! I don't know what issues other have with the performance, but on my GeForce 670 it works perfectly. And I also don't see problem with the politics in this game. Politics are in new COD WOW, when they tell you that only americans won WOW II alone. The dumbest COD. This Wolfenstein is about fun and I really liked it. I don't play and don't like multiplayer games at all and if so many people will bullish good single games - in 5 years there will be only dumb multiplayer games. Expand
  3. Nov 4, 2017
    9
    Lol. So much low spec crying babies. I have 2 years old graphic card and didn't notice any problems, except crashes, which were fixed afterLol. So much low spec crying babies. I have 2 years old graphic card and didn't notice any problems, except crashes, which were fixed after drivers updating. This game has great graphics, funny characters and dynamic gameplay, but if you have a **** pc then you'll be frustrated like all these haters. Expand
  4. Nov 1, 2017
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Before I could properly play the game, the game itself crashed my graphic drivers. I spent 2 hours, looking how to fix that, and all I had to do was, I just had to turn off motion blur.
    Game itself is meh. Stealth got ruined, if your shot is not well placed and an enemy spots you, that's it, the alarm will go up. Enemies can easily spot you and instantly alarm goes on, stealth mechanics in TNO were way better. You will not be able to complete a level 100% stealth. New guns feel weak, they sound like guns from CoD. Storytelling is kinda ok, but they push leftist agenda over proper storytelling.

    The leader of Kreisau circle dies, her place is taken by most unlikable character ever. Grace. MachineGames probably tried to make her look cool and badass, but I hated her, she tries to be a leader, she swears a lot, tells everyone what to do, and it made me cringe so hard. Creators of the game pushed most of that agenda through her (how America is weak and submitted to Nazi's, white people are racist, it's men's fault that Manhattan got nuked, "balls of steel" is a term, that Grace thinks should be more feminine and doesn't like that and the only ones that put up a fight against Nazis are mostly black people, so on and so on). From a zero-f*ck giving Nazi killing machine, Blazkowicz got turned into a little-b*tch, that constantly whines about everything. Internet is full of political correctness and such, I expected to play a game where I can brutally murder Nazi's but instead I got a game, where political correctness, anti-white propaganda is showed down your throat. Soundtracks aren't heavy metal anymore, which pumped me up in TNO, instead it's some loud music, even doing stealth plays. When you f*ck up during stealth in TNO, heavy metal starts playing. But here, the same type of music is playing throughout the level. Heavy enemies, for example supersoldaten are less threatening, and its enough to shoot half a clip of submachine gun into his head to kill him.

    During the section where you find out who is sending signals, Supersoldaten that are in Section F are the new type of Supersoldaten, not the old ones. Same goes for the new type of cyber-dogs, that you kill in a sealed off section of the U-Boat, when you try to close a gas leak. You can see how low of an effort was put in.

    During the most dangerous missions (for example the New Orleans one), Anya tags along with Fergus (or Wyatt) to help him. Now, what the actual f*ck. The U-boat is FULL OF REBELS, but instead they send Anya, who is pregnant WITH TWINS to fight the war! What about Bombate or many other "fighters"?

    Overall, the game is a flop. Storywise it's a huge flop, because it has many plotholes in it, gameplay wise it's a flop too, because the stealth is ruined, guns are weak, enemies are not threatening. MachineGames f*cked up for good, and this shows, that you shouldn't get hyped up for a game. I got stuck at levels, because I didn't know where to go, because there were no proper objective markers. And the most annoying were U-boat intersections, because U-boat is a labyrinth, and you have to navigate your way through it, doing side quests and whatnot.
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  5. Dec 2, 2017
    6
    Not a great follow up game. First game was really made you wanting more and was in a great tempo from start to finish. But this game, funnyNot a great follow up game. First game was really made you wanting more and was in a great tempo from start to finish. But this game, funny moments here and there but nothing new, when you finished you ask yourself "why even?". Expand
  6. Jul 6, 2018
    4
    ı played other 2 games and loved them but this is really sucks. graphics was really good, gameplay was good too and my fps was upper than 60+,ı played other 2 games and loved them but this is really sucks. graphics was really good, gameplay was good too and my fps was upper than 60+, but the new characters are really **** Story is written by child like ; lets not be racist, lets defend freedom. In conclution, story was really **** Expand
  7. Aug 28, 2018
    0
    I'd like to enjoy this game but frankly the bad performance, sheer lack of decent level design, and unfun gameplay just make it impossible toI'd like to enjoy this game but frankly the bad performance, sheer lack of decent level design, and unfun gameplay just make it impossible to play. It's a shame because it has potential (Who in this modern day doesn't want to kill nazis and klansmen?) but they seriously need to hire at least one person who actually knows anything about game design and engine design before it could possibly get there. Expand

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