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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: 41 out of 51
  2. Negative: 2 out of 51
  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 5, 2018
    85
    As it goes for a Switch game as a whole, this is certainly one of the better releases on the system from a third party company. While you get just the vanilla version of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, the fact that you get it on the Nintendo Switch in amazing form is something to behold. The game looks solid, the intensity of the original release is still intact, and the gameplay doesn’t drop off much when playing it portable. It’s a must-have for Nintendo Switch owners dying for a first-person shooter.
  4. 80
    Wolfenstein II is a deep and varied shooter. Its story, with few exceptions, is excellently written and performed. A reliance on long, pre-rendered cutscenes may bog down the pacing now and then, but even in those moments the story was compelling enough to keep me going.
  5. 80
    There are better-looking versions of this wonderful shooter, but Wolfenstein II on the Switch is a technical marvel in its own right.
  6. Jun 28, 2018
    78
    On the big N hybrid, the MachineGames shooter retains much of its disruptive play personality, keeping the rewarding properties of one of the best shooters of the past year substantially intact.
  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: 19 out of 27
  2. Negative: 6 out of 27
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Oct 20, 2018
    9
    Well a very good game. with a very deep storyline. Was amazed with the story and was so amazed also with how they come up with the idea of a 2Well a very good game. with a very deep storyline. Was amazed with the story and was so amazed also with how they come up with the idea of a 2 weapon hands on. very good all in all Expand
  4. Jul 2, 2018
    9
    Increíble que este juego se mueva en Switch con absoluta fluidez. Gran historia e inmersión, frenetismo, gran banda sonora y controlIncreíble que este juego se mueva en Switch con absoluta fluidez. Gran historia e inmersión, frenetismo, gran banda sonora y control perfecto. Inmprescindible si te gustan los shooters. Me encantaría ver la primera parte en Switch. 9/10 Expand
  5. Sep 14, 2018
    8
    I am not a big fan of Western FPS. Yet I bought this game out of support for 3rd party developers. Don't want the WII U debacle to repeatI am not a big fan of Western FPS. Yet I bought this game out of support for 3rd party developers. Don't want the WII U debacle to repeat again this generation. It shows you one thing: Panic Button is one of the best developer for Switch. The fact that they can compress a 40 + GB game into the Switch is astounding. Of course, it is blurry, but it has perfect frame rate, and portability, Switch's best feature. The game itself is typical high production values, violent and non-sensical storyline (I will probably get a lot of down vote for this). I couldn't get into it, but as a lifelong gamer, I can appreciate its craftmanship. If you want your fill for FPS on the Switch, then this is one of its best releases. Expand
  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. Nov 15, 2018
    0
    While I'm impressed by the port from the technological point of view, I have to say: THIS GAME IS S**T.

    This is a game for adult people, do
    While I'm impressed by the port from the technological point of view, I have to say: THIS GAME IS S**T.

    This is a game for adult people, do you really believe that you need to tell adult people that Nazis are bad in the way you would explain it to a 4 years old? "NATSI BAAAAAAD. BOO BOO NATSI. NO NATSI".
    The storytelling of that game is an insult to my intelligence. In the beginning I thought this is a joke, but no, the really believe that their audience are a bunch of mentally disabled chaps that won't be able to process some serious storytelling. How could they **** this game up that baldy, after the first one was a true gem?
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