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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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  1. Positive: 65 out of 69
  2. Negative: 0 out of 69
  1. Oct 26, 2017
    100
    It’s a game about killing Nazis, and reveling in that violence. It’s part righteous fury, part joy in the face of madness, and part dope-ass first-person shooter. To put it simply, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is a lot.
  2. Oct 28, 2017
    91
    Even and without the absence of a multiplayer mode, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is a great FPS that offers a fantastic, deep and really well told story. If you love the genre you should not miss it.
  3. Oct 27, 2017
    90
    The New Colossus is a perfectly crafted FPS experience. It can stop your breath, slap your face, make you laugh and inject adrenaline. All of these within a single hour of gameplay. It’s a game built on emotions.
  4. Nov 2, 2017
    90
    “Inglourious Basterds meets Fast and Furious” – a multicultural group of irreverent, colorful characters on a globetrotting quest to ruin Hitler’s day, week and life in a fantastic revenge fantasy setting. Brutal, absurd, clever, insightful and touching, The New Colossus is a rollicking adventure that has reset the bar for what first person shooters can, and should, be.
  5. Oct 31, 2017
    88
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus follows up on its predecessor with a bang. With a dynamic protagonist and amazing characters, this is an entry in the foundation of what modern shooters, if not narrative games in general, can be. The mechanics are as stellar as the guns are loud, and it'll leave the player itching for more even when it's over.
  6. Oct 26, 2017
    85
    Improving on The New Order while raising the stakes at the same time may seem like a daunting task, but Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus manages to do exactly that.
  7. Oct 27, 2017
    70
    Wolfenstein II The New Colossus is a good FPS game and a good followup that will make you laugh and kill a lot of nazis... exactly what we expected, but it still has some flaws, like its mediocre level-design and maps.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 48 out of 235
  1. Nov 2, 2017
    10
    The story of this game really goes places. The moment to moment gameplay is similar to the previous title The New Order but much moreThe story of this game really goes places. The moment to moment gameplay is similar to the previous title The New Order but much more difficult this time around. The dual wielding of all weapons is ridiculous and fun. It's not a very long game but has some optional side content upon completion. Honestly I would take 9 hours of great game over 9 hours of great game stretched over 20 hours to pad the game out. This will be on a lot of Game of the Year lists for the story alone. Expand
  2. Oct 28, 2017
    10
    I was a big fan of The New Order and was able to overlook all of the performance issues I was having just because of the quality of the storyI was a big fan of The New Order and was able to overlook all of the performance issues I was having just because of the quality of the story and gameplay. About 10 hours into this and am blown away. The new id 6 engine is amazing and the game is visually incredible while remaining extremely smooth and playable (just like Doom). All I was really hoping for was some good Nazi shooting sections and hopefully a comparable story to the first, and what I got was delivered tenfold.

    I've had several laugh out loud moments at the over the top story elements and even on the mid-range difficulty find myself being tested by the surprisingly adept AI. The AI is actually the one thing that has been continuously surprising me as I keep finding myself dying to enemies that have managed to sneak up behind me or have remained in cover long enough to jump out at me when I wasn't expecting them to be there. There is one section in a court (without giving anything away) that challenged me in a tooth-clenching, infuriating way that I haven't experienced since gaming as a kid. I knew I could lower the difficulty to breeze through it but I absolutely couldn't, it felt wrong to do so.

    All around this has been way more than I was expecting and I already had very high hopes. I've been burned recently with pre-orders (Mass Effect Andromeda) and vowed never to buy a game that way again. But after playing Doom and loving my experience with the New Order, this one didn't feel like a gamble - and it seems I struck the jackpot.
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  3. Oct 27, 2017
    10
    Outstanding Game. So far, best shooter I have played since years.
    Story is just amazing and all caracters are freaking good.
    Just have some
    Outstanding Game. So far, best shooter I have played since years.
    Story is just amazing and all caracters are freaking good.
    Just have some small isuess but in general it is the one of the best single slayer game I have played.
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  4. Aug 11, 2018
    9
    I 100% Wolfenstein 2 in about 40hrs and had an absolute blast!

    GrRAPHICS The environmental graphics and lighting are breathtaking. I was
    I 100% Wolfenstein 2 in about 40hrs and had an absolute blast!

    GrRAPHICS
    The environmental graphics and lighting are breathtaking. I was constantly amazed by what they achieved on the PS4, cos the visuals were stunning and I find myself saying WOW a lot of times. What is even more incredible is that MachineGames manage to set the gameplat at a solid 60fps! This made the experience buttery smooth and immersive. Cutscenes are well animated, with superb voice acting and Tarantino-style direction. The main gripe I had was the faces of characters in game, which were not as impressively modeled as the environments.

    GAMEPLAY
    You can choose to go guns blazing, full stealth or a mix of both. I mostly went stealth with slow and deliberate exploration of each level. When sh*t hits the fan, that's when I pull out the big guns, dual wield them and go to town on them Nazis!! It's a very satisfying and rewarding gameplay loop. Taking out commanders silently before they can raise the alarm never gets old. Sidequests and assassination missions mean that ai could revisit levels and get all the collectibles that I missed during the main mission. This allowed me to enjoy the story without worrying of missing out on any collectible/lore or unexplored areas.

    My main complaint about gameplay would be damage feedback. A lot of times when I die, I didn't even realize I was being shot at and from which direction. Gunplay feels a lot like Doom 2016 only more frustrating because of the lack of feedback and some tough difficulty spikes.

    STORY
    I enjoyed the story and getting attached to the characters. I tried to find every single lore on each level which gave the in-game characters and enemies more depth, and also adding on to the general plot. This makes the story more impactful and allowed me to empathize with Blazkowicz and gang, even some if the Nazis. I highly recommend going slow and taking your time to explore instead of run-and-gun to the next objective.

    Overall, as an FPS based purely on single player mode with no multiplayer, Wolfenstein 2 ticks all the right boxes. I cannot wait for Wolfenstein 3!!
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  5. Nov 2, 2017
    8
    The good, killing Nazis has never been more beautiful or grusome. The weapon selection and upgrades keep you varying gameplay nicely andThe good, killing Nazis has never been more beautiful or grusome. The weapon selection and upgrades keep you varying gameplay nicely and rewards you well for using the same technique over and over. I enjoyed the story elements and varied locals. The bad, color or rather lack thereof, the game is really monochromatic. The cut scenes have nice color, i just wish they would have splashed more of it in the real time enviroment. Running and moving it is easy to get caught up on the destructable enviroment making for some frustrating fails in long fire fights. I little more forgiving particle density for ground cover that used to be on the wall might fix that . The ugly, the sound, ack even with headphones on you are always looking for the sound cues, it is not that the game does not suppy them, they are plenty, witty and fun, they are just in no way helpful in order to locate the enemy that they are coming from . Incoming weapon damage is difficult to measure the direction it is coming and seems
    extremely non linear. In summation , W2TNC is a fast paced shoot em up save the world from Nazi fun fest during a time in history most of us never thought we would see. Its monochromatic beauty is filled with easter eggs and awesome destructable enviroments. The flow of this almost perfect game is thrown off when you die atop a pile of health that you were not picking up because it is one of the few games I can think off that makes you do this manually/including ammo and shields. It also is interrupted when you stubb your toe on a splinter from a desk you blew up and a rocket hits you, that is putting a little to much reality into my escapism .Leveling up the weapons was a joy and I really found rooting around the enviroments rewarding. I fell like this game was so close to one of the best fps ever.
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  6. Nov 2, 2017
    7
    decent game i wanted to really enjoy it but it just seems to be lacking in to many areas the level design was poor in my opinion i feel thedecent game i wanted to really enjoy it but it just seems to be lacking in to many areas the level design was poor in my opinion i feel the prior games where much better designed i litterally stuck with rifle all the way through the game until completion only switching to laser one for heavier armoured foes AI was poor as well enemys would line up to be gunned down average game with afew unique twists to how u play expected more judging by the reviews Expand
  7. Feb 22, 2018
    0
    Boring beyond words. It's just the same old thing rehashed for the thousandth time. And I have serious technical issues with the game. BadBoring beyond words. It's just the same old thing rehashed for the thousandth time. And I have serious technical issues with the game. Bad on all counts. Expand

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