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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: 40 out of 50
  2. Negative: 2 out of 50
  1. Jul 16, 2018
    90
    For players more interested in narrative than challenge, look no further. With powerful storytelling, strong performances from the central cast and disturbingly relevant themes, The New Colossus is a high water mark for AAA stories. As it fires on all cylinders to deliver bombast and blood with its right hand, be warned — the most devastating hits come from its subtle left hook.
  2. Jun 28, 2018
    87
    This version of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus shows us that a Nintendo Switch can be powerful, adult and capable of anything possible.
  3. Jul 2, 2018
    85
    Make no bloody, broken Nazi bones about it: The Switch version is the least visually appealing version of Wolfenstein II. However, for me, that compromise is easy to accept when I can take Machinegames’ opus with me wherever I go. Even the worst version of The New Colossus is an incredible, must-play game for anyone who loves zany action and honest, powerful stories about the cost of hope.
  4. Jun 29, 2018
    80
    While its graphical downgrade is hard to miss, that doesn’t detract from the fact that this is the best single-player FPS experience you can have on Switch right now. The lack of a multiplayer mode (the versions on other consoles didn’t have one either, so don’t worry about being short-changed) still grates, but with its brilliantly-written story and intense action, not even 2017’s DOOM port can stand up to B.J.’s latest war on the Reich.
  5. Jul 3, 2018
    80
    Panic Button has successfully transferred all the action from Wolfenstein II to the Nintendo Switch.
  6. Jun 28, 2018
    78
    A good version for Nintendo Switch of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. It is true that it has taken almost a year to arrive, it is true that it is suffering a low resolution and graphics but the playable experience is still intact. A fantastic, violent and frenetic shooter to enjoy anywhere thanks to Switch. And there are very few.
  7. Jul 5, 2018
    30
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus wants the Nazi-killing theme of the blood-obsessed Wolfenstein series to assert its modern-day relevance in a world where the word “resistance” has become a rallying cry.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 4 out of 20
  1. Jul 6, 2018
    10
    No way this game should fall below the 85% mark. It's an excellent port that keeps the experience intact. Panic Button did an amazing job asNo way this game should fall below the 85% mark. It's an excellent port that keeps the experience intact. Panic Button did an amazing job as usual, maximizing the capacity of the Switch for a perfect handheld experience. If you want crisper graphics, play the other versions, but on the switch screen the game is just perfect! Expand
  2. Aug 1, 2018
    10
    Wolfenstein 2 excels at story, gameplay, and Panic Button have out done themselves with this port. The only thing it's missing is a co-opWolfenstein 2 excels at story, gameplay, and Panic Button have out done themselves with this port. The only thing it's missing is a co-op horde survival mode. Keep exaggerating the resolution to justify your favorite platform not supporting mobile play. It always gives me a good moral boost. Expand
  3. Jul 3, 2018
    10
    Fabulous and what great games are made of :)
    A great mix of intrigue, politics, questions and action
  4. Aug 13, 2018
    8
    Gameplay quase que tradicional de um FPS padrão. A narrativa é o forte desse jogo. Nota 8 pela boa jogabilidade e narrativa, mas também porGameplay quase que tradicional de um FPS padrão. A narrativa é o forte desse jogo. Nota 8 pela boa jogabilidade e narrativa, mas também por falta de inovação pois muitas vezes vocês pensa "É um FPS comum". Se você gosta muito de jogos de tiro, jogue. Mas se não quer mais do mesmo, talvez fosse interessante considerar outro jogo. Mas não se engane: houveram "cutscenes" em que senti calafrios pois a narrativa é imprevisível. Expand
  5. Jul 1, 2018
    8
    Pros: This game is solid. I like Wolfenstein and DOOM titles, classical old-school FPS what a real man cannot ask for more. The storyline isPros: This game is solid. I like Wolfenstein and DOOM titles, classical old-school FPS what a real man cannot ask for more. The storyline is attractive. HD rumble of NS is good too.
    Cons: The font size of subtitle is too small, especially in hand-held mode. Maybe because of the hardware performance, the resolution ratio is a little bit low, making it vague when playing.
    In all, 8/10, recommended.
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  6. Jul 19, 2018
    7
    This game should be evaluated in two different aspects:
    1 - As a sequel in the Wolfenstein franchise: greater plot, more cut-scenes, and
    This game should be evaluated in two different aspects:
    1 - As a sequel in the Wolfenstein franchise: greater plot, more cut-scenes, and action sequences yet straying from the rambo feeling and falling more into the games with story bucket, dual wielding games don't mix up well with emotional flashbacks.
    2 - As a port of a really nice looking game to a beefed-up tablet: lot's of compromises were made; textures look like taken from goldeneye 64, fire particles looks 2d-ish, there is more blurring than on instagram celebrity pics and the usual frame drops, but neither of this stops the action and you can still enjoy the game, Motion aim assist is excellent, you aim with the stick then refine with the controller, works better than on doom, haven't found any annoying bug, just one on the first run where it wouldn't detect the joycons, fully restarting the switch fixed it; playing it undocked is just extending the definition of "playable", text is blurry and small and the FPS dips might annoy you.
    If you have other consoles, get wolf there, you'll probably enjoy it more on a stronger device, if you only have the switch then you'll get a well done and faithful port of an OK game just keep in mind that certain sacrifices had to be done.
    Oh and for some reason we still have to kill dogs :( they should have nazi robot dogs!
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  7. Jul 11, 2018
    0
    Attention Bethesda: Breaking news flash... people who like Doom-type games dont want to be FORCED TO SIT THROUGH TONS OF BORING CINEMATICS. ItAttention Bethesda: Breaking news flash... people who like Doom-type games dont want to be FORCED TO SIT THROUGH TONS OF BORING CINEMATICS. It was so bad it made me create a metacritic account just to create this review. I watched 10 minutes of extremely boring cgi scenes with the volume off, because I usually use my switch in a public place where any sound would be unwelcome. I wasnt actually watching it, but I would glance at it occasionally. There was no way to skip the boring scenes and play the game at all. Even worse, occasionally the game would allow me to wiggle my head and require me to click a button in order to proceed, so I couldnt just ignore it and do something else until it finally let me play the game. Nintendo loves to do this kind of thing too, but never seen anything this long. After about four times where I thought I could start playing the damn game, I finally gave up. I dont care how good it is, making people sit through all those cinematics WITHOUT AN OPTION TO SKIP THE CINEMATICS...... why? Why force someone to sit through it who doesnt want to? Why not give the option? I wont know if the game was good (I doubt it, probably continue to make me watch boring B movie cinematics the whole game), fortunately there are plenty of other available options. PLEASE DONT SUPPORT GAMES WHICH FORCE YOU TO SIT THROUGH CINEMATICS. I didn't know better, so I accidentally bought it. Expand

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