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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: 66 out of 70
  2. Negative: 0 out of 70
  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 26, 2017
    90
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus repeats the formula of delirious shooter, excessive and entertaining, and able to put any player in trouble. But this time it has a better story, one with deeper and loaded with critical, uncomfortable and even politically incorrect messages. Secondary missions and hundreds of collectibles bring many hours of game to their fans and the technical and artistic work is great.
  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 26, 2017
    88
    One of the most charismatic shooters of 2017, attending to screenplay. Other features aren't as surprising, but overall we have a remarkable action experience.
  6. Oct 26, 2017
    85
    Wolfestein 2: The New Colossus is a gorgeous, fluid shooter with an delightful story and characters filled with good ‘ol Nazi killing satisfaction.
  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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  1. Negative: 52 out of 248
  1. Nov 4, 2017
    10
    10 out of 10 just for pissing off the alt-right snowflakes. Reading their negative reviews is hilarious and just goes to show how sad they10 out of 10 just for pissing off the alt-right snowflakes. Reading their negative reviews is hilarious and just goes to show how sad they are.

    If you're upset about a guy shooting a bunch of nazis who've invaded another country, then you're on the wrong side of the fence.
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  2. Nov 3, 2017
    10
    A pure fun and excellent time to be had here. Machine games prove once again that they are capable of bring back one of gaming greatest andA pure fun and excellent time to be had here. Machine games prove once again that they are capable of bring back one of gaming greatest and improving on it in almost every way possible. Story is just as good, characters are well written and acted and the gameplay itself is just so fun to blow up some nazi scum. 10/10. Expand
  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. May 26, 2018
    9
    Wolfenstein went from good to amazing, damn, how I love this game. Shooting Nazi's never felt better, the characters and story is absolutelyWolfenstein went from good to amazing, damn, how I love this game. Shooting Nazi's never felt better, the characters and story is absolutely terrific (and **** crazy) and the score and sound direction are just audible gold. One tip, go with the Wyatt route, much more rewarding in character development and the ending is much better (I love Fergus but he's pretty much a caricature this time around). Expand
  5. Sep 8, 2018
    8
    This is a hard game to sit down and talk about. In this short, non-stop, action-packed game, it just goes for it. It dark, gritty and sad butThis is a hard game to sit down and talk about. In this short, non-stop, action-packed game, it just goes for it. It dark, gritty and sad but also funny, light and happy at times. It rides the line and what is that line? I don’t even know.

    The game starts off with something that was so emotionally draining, right off the bat it was an emotional punch to the gut. While I was sitting next to my dog in real life, I had to shoot B.J. Blazkowicz’s (main characters) childhood dog. Oh man, that was such a tough moment, I was not emotionally prepared for that. After that, the game gets emotionally gets easier to swallow.

    After the game’s intro, things start to pick up narratively but everyone still remains to be very gloomy. As the game progresses you meet Super Spesh and Grace who are just trying to survive. Upon their arrival, things start to look like they’re improving and also with Super Spesh he brings some much-needed light-hearted humor. Before they arrived it started to feel like the game was taking itself way too seriously.

    I hate to be so vague with everything in regards to the story because there are so many things I want to talk about but I don’t want spoil anything. The game has a tone and then about two-thirds of the way through the game there is a major tonal switch. It goes off the rails crazy and what it does it gets me so excited for the sequel.

    It pains me to say this but the weakest part of this game is the gameplay. There is not a great difficulty setting. There are six settings and two through 6 are harder than you want them to be. This is a game that you want some resistance but you don’t want to get stuck in a certain level. This is a game that only flows well when its actually flowing, you want things to progress and move along. The problem with the first difficulty it was too easy. I know it sounds nit-picky but the key to have a great game is having the right difficulty setting.

    The gameplay itself, you can dual-wield any weapon and it’s satisfying enough. Depending on the ammo, I was constantly switching up the combinations but it was fun rocking machine gun and shotgun. As I said before I put the difficulty setting on one and played it like a cartoony first-person shooter. Just blasting through Nazi’s. It wound up being fun enough.

    The biggest disappointment about this game is the fact that it was so close to being great. With it being on the Doom engine, I thought it was going to play like that. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen quite like that. The story is better than Doom but Doom has the better gameplay.

    The entire game was not very long, which is a pro and a con. The game is not something you want to do for 15 hours. But at the same time, asking people to spend $60 on an eight-hour game is asking a lot. I had a lot of fun playing this game and its one the memorable gaming experiences of my life but this is something I would wait until it’s on sale to pick up.
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  6. Jan 6, 2018
    5
    I entered this franchise with RTCW: Tides of War back on the original Xbox. It is one of my favourite games of all time, so naturally II entered this franchise with RTCW: Tides of War back on the original Xbox. It is one of my favourite games of all time, so naturally I compare all the sequels to it. The first two games were passable, this one is as well, barely.

    I could easily give this game less than a 5, but I do have to point out the good parts of it which make it passable.

    First off, the gun play is great in my opinion, I like the recoil, I like the heavy variants of weapons, and I like the sounds effects of all the weapons. The weapon upgrading system is also a neat touch, but not too amazing from an innovative point of view.

    Second, the perk system is great for adapting to your style of play, whether it is stealth based or guns blazing, perks are earned around your play style and are not too overpowering.

    Third, I think the game looks pretty great. I have read on other reviews that they have been having issues with FPS and whatnot (more so on PC), but on PS4 Pro on 4K, the game looks great.

    The positives end there unfortunately. The negatives tempted me to give this game a failing score.

    As others have mentioned before me, video games are an escape from reality, and used as time to unwind. THEY ARE NOT meant to be a platform for voicing your political concerns as a developer, whether it was Bethesda or Machine Games, gamers do not need, nor want, political ideologies (left or right) injected into these games. It is an absolute disgrace to push a leftist ideology and draw parallels between a nazi-controlled United States and the Trump administration. LEAVE IT OUT.

    I do not support Trump and I have no problem with the nazi killing aspect, as this was what Wolfenstein has always been about. I just do not believe that ideologies should be pushed in this type of platform.

    Beyond that glaringly obvious con, the enemy AI is really questionable sometimes. There are moments when you can be crouched in plain sight and they will not detect you. It really ruins the challenge and immersion.

    Why on Earth would you ever include this sensitive, emotional, and (again) political background story for BJ? He is now someone who grew up with an abusive, racist father, who did not approve of his interracial childhood friendship? This completely ruins the tough, relentless, borderline psychotic, personality that BJ had through the first couple entries in the franchise. This may not matter to some people, but to me, they softened BJ up completely and killed some of the immersion built up from the previous games. Hard to accept as a life long ID Software fan.

    Characters are somewhat weak, with a few good ones mixed in. Story is nothing amazing, and seems pretty sarcastic at some points. Definitely not meant to be taken seriously. Alongside this, the level design seems a bit poor, kind of makes some of the gun fights seem repetitive.

    Overall, I cannot bring myself to give this game higher than a 5, I had high expectations for Bethesda to make this game great after The New Order laid out a solid foundation, and after I played the masterpiece that was Doom, my expectations went even higher, and this probably hurt the value for me in the end. There just wasn't enough innovation and improvement over the predecessor to justify a higher score or $60 price tag. Bethesda should definitely consider bringing more ideas from ID back to this franchise, if a third instalment is planned.
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    0
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