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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: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22
  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. Jul 26, 2018
    10
    So im familiar with all wolfenstein games lastly wolf2 on playstation2 pro got it cheap and when the switch version launched i had to order itSo im familiar with all wolfenstein games lastly wolf2 on playstation2 pro got it cheap and when the switch version launched i had to order it wasnt dissapointment. The physical version still require 8gb addiotanal download, you can start playing right away but the quality and gameplay bumbs up a huge marging when setup is fully complete. You will also loose all savedate if you start before the download is complete. And they didnt use full 32gb cartridge nor give us the dlc or combat simulation, but othet than that this is the most impressive gaming experience ive had, and ive owned everys system and some pcs since early 2000's. Not only it looks outstanding handheld mode it is easy to play. i used bring em on difficulty on ps4p version but switch imnrocking do or die and when you learn to play with the switch it is really easy, rewarding on most fun. Handheld mode i dont use gyrocontrols but tvmode it makes fine tuning ur aiming really efective and fun. I have to say i choose the switch version over ps4pro and same goes for skyrim. It is very special to move these games whereever you want or just enjoy home at ur porch or tvmode i can but love the switch. 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 6, 2018
    8
    Cierto, este juego es peor gráficamente comparado con las otras versiones,pero estamos hablando de una "consola portátil". Panic Button haceCierto, este juego es peor gráficamente comparado con las otras versiones,pero estamos hablando de una "consola portátil". Panic Button hace un gran trabajo haciendo este port. 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. 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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