Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 51 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 51
  2. Negative: 2 out of 51
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  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. Jul 13, 2018
    90
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus doesn't disappoint either with its story, characters, or in the Nazi-slaying department. The fact that you can do so portably, largely without compromise cements the Nintendo Switch version as one of the best ways to play despite a few niggles found across all platforms.
  3. Jul 13, 2018
    90
    To be frank, there isn’t a whole lot more that can be said about Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus that hasn’t already been mentioned here or the dozens of reviews written when it first came out last year. As far as the Switch port is concerned, the game has been downgraded to make it run but not once did I ever feel I was missing out on anything or compelled to stop playing it on Switch and move to the PlayStation 4 or PC. The truth is, you’re going to have far too much fun slaughtering Nazi scum to even care about some fuzzy textures and the occasional broken particle effect.
  4. Jun 29, 2018
    90
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus for sure is one of the best FPS games available today, with beautiful graphics, environments, deep history without exaggerated appeal and with maximum enjoyment with experience that this kind of game can provide to the owners of Nintendo Switch. For sure, is a high-recommendation for fans of shooting games.
  5. Jul 23, 2018
    88
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus plays great on the Nintendo Switch, though if you have a chance to play the game docked, it is definitely the way to go. But either way, New Colossus is an amazing game, with a rich universe, gonzo cinematic storytelling, and great-feeling combat. Not having played the first title is no reason not to jump into Wolfenstein II, and the Switch is a completely viable way to experience the touching lunacy of this series. Highly recommended.
  6. Jul 9, 2018
    88
    If you played this game on another console, there’s probably no real reason to revisit the title again, unless you’re a die-hard fan. However if you’re looking for a well-made first person shooter with plenty of action and soul, Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus ticks all the right boxes on the Nintendo Switch as developers Panic Button have successfully ported this game onto a far less powerful console that works like a treat, even with the slight graphical hit!
  7. 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.
  8. Jul 3, 2018
    86
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is possibly the best shooter campaign available on the Nintendo Switch, with some impressive graphics. The image can be occasionally blurry, and the game definitely runs better elsewhere, but this is a great example of technical wizardry on the behalf of Panic Button, not to mention a brilliant shooter for all Nintendo Switch owners to enjoy.
  9. NF Magazine
    Sep 5, 2018
    85
    Stepping into the shoes of B.J. Blazkowicz makes for one wild ride! [Issue #35 – September/October 2018, p. 66]
  10. Jul 17, 2018
    85
    It’s a testament to the game’s quality that a second play-through less than a year after the original release still felt fun, fresh, and exciting. Even without the DLC packs, it’s great that we get to play Wolfenstein II on the Switch - and just like with DOOM this is a wonderful addition to the Switch family.
  11. Jul 17, 2018
    85
    Wolfenstein The New Colossus is an excellent sequel to 2014's Wolfenstein. Its hypnotizing and scary uchronia will have you running through the 10h-long story without even thinking about it.
  12. Jul 10, 2018
    85
    Although this game is worthy of a good score, I cannot recommend this version to anyone who owns a PC or other console, as having it playable on the go is not worth the premium it costs to do so. However, if the Switch is the only console you own and you have been waiting for the port to arrive, then go ahead and grab it. It’s one helluva great game and, quite honestly, a miracle of coding.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Jul 2, 2018
    85
    Quotation forthcoming.
  16. 85
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus for Nintendo Switch packs the same brilliant punch as it did on other platforms. Blasting your way through Nazis and experiencing a fantastic story with some of the most wonderfully-written characters is an impressive and memorable experience. While portable mode let me down, playing docked is at a standard that allows an enjoyable time.
  17. Jun 28, 2018
    85
    Panic Button brings all the Nazi-punching action from the 2017 FPS to the Nintendo Switch with great results. When playing in portable mode the experience can be compromised, but in TV never ceases to amaze how great everything has been translated, from the frantic shootings to the charisma of the cast.
  18. Jun 28, 2018
    84
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus on Nintendo Switch is the same, great narrative shooter we appreciated last October.
  19. Jun 28, 2018
    83
    Wolfenstein II still is a great game, and if you’re willing to make some visual sacrifices, you’ll get an excellent portable version that showcases what the Switch is capable of.
  20. Jul 1, 2018
    82
    Panic Button studios did it again. First with DOOM's port and now with Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus on the Switch, they have managed to deliver and incredible experience for a memorable FPS into the portable console. A must-play on the Nintendo's platform.
  21. Jul 19, 2018
    80
    Wolfenstein II on the Switch is as much a technical feat as it is a fun and solid experience. If you’re after the ultimate version of the game, this is probably not for you. But if you want a new way to play the latest instalment in the series, this is definitely worth checking out.
  22. Jul 17, 2018
    80
    Panic Studio's port of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus may be a game of compromises, but the amitious effort still manages to capture not only the complete content of the original game but also its very essence.
  23. Jul 12, 2018
    80
    Despite its shortcomings, Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is a great playthrough.
  24. Jul 8, 2018
    80
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus may be graphically diminished compared to its twins but the possibility of playing it everywhere more than makes up for it. With a high quality campaign and an amazing atmosphere, this version of The New Colossus will prove to be a welcome and necessary arrival on the Nintendo Switch catalogue.
  25. Jul 6, 2018
    80
    Serious props should go to Panic Button, by the way. It’s almost surreal to realize you’re essentially playing a AAA game on a console that is a step behind in processing power.
  26. 80
    There are better-looking versions of this wonderful shooter, but Wolfenstein II on the Switch is a technical marvel in its own right.
  27. Jul 3, 2018
    80
    Panic Button has successfully transferred all the action from Wolfenstein II to the Nintendo Switch.
  28. 80
    Some of the most fearless and idiosyncratic storytelling ever seen in a video game, married to one of the most viciously entertaining shooters of the generation.
  29. Jul 2, 2018
    80
    With its 30fps-limit and the backscaled graphics it doesn’t feel as fluid or impressive as its big siblings, but nonetheless the Switch-version is proof that Nintendo’s hybrid and visually challenging titles don’t have be natural enemies.
  30. Jul 2, 2018
    80
    Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is a fantastic Switch port courtesy of Bethesda and Panic Button which takes last year’s awesome FPS and ensures it continues that legacy even when you’re playing it on the move. Another great addition to the ever-growing Nintendo library.
  31. Jul 1, 2018
    80
    This port is, simply put, just ok. The graphical quality has been downgraded significantly in order to make the core of the experience, which is the gunplay, still smooth and enjoyable even in handheld mode. Definitely, Switch is not the best place to play Wolfenstein II but, at least, the gameplay is good enough to make killing nazis on the way a total joy.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. Jun 28, 2018
    80
    As long as you're able to play the entire game in docked mode, The New Colossus is the same fantastic game it is on other platforms. It runs well and, despite some minor visual compromises, it still looks pretty good. Handheld mode is unfortunately far less optimized, and the Joy-Cons simply don't feel as good to use as the Pro Controller. If Switch is your only way to play it, The New Colossus is absolutely worth your time--just not on the go.
  35. Jun 28, 2018
    80
    Technically speaking, this is not the best version of Bethesda's nazi-killing adrenalinic FPS, but on Switch you can play it anywhere with a rock-solid 30 fps gameplay.
  36. Jun 28, 2018
    80
    Panic Button's work is commendable. On Nintendo Switch, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus offers the same quality of the original adventure, without altering the great personality of MachineGame's work. We can therefore unleash Terror Billy's fury against the Nazi army, embracing dozens of guns and experimenting original mechanics, at any time and in any place. The price to pay will be slightly limited graphics, but that does not hinder the dynamism that characterizes the action-packed gunplay.
  37. Jun 28, 2018
    80
    With Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Panic Button is reconfirmed as a very talented developer to bring triple A titles to Switch.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. Aug 17, 2018
    75
    At its core, Wolfenstein 2 for Switch feels exactly like the adventure we played last year. With solid mechanics and a thrilling story, the game truly shines. Despite some heavy technical downscaling, the shooter still plays very well on the Switch.
  41. Jun 29, 2018
    75
    Considerable compromises were made on a technical level, but Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is still one of the best shooters on the Nintendo Switch.
  42. Jul 10, 2018
    74
    Is Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus on the Nintendo Switch for you? There are several questions you'll have to answer. Is it the best version of the game? Not by a mile. Is it enjoyable? Yes, and that may be all you need to know. It is a playable, albeit technically flawed, version that runs on a tablet. If you can play it elsewhere, you should. If you can't, the Switch iteration does a serviceable job of sharing B.J. Blazkowicz's action-packed journey.
  43. Aug 2, 2018
    70
    A port of last years Wolfenstein II to the Nintendo Switch seemed like an impossible task, but Panic Button has exceeded our expectations. Sure, there are some massive downgrades regarding the graphics, but the core gameplay is pretty much intact. The main problem is that the other versions of the game are so much better, but if you want a portable first person shooter this might be the best one yet.
  44. Jul 6, 2018
    70
    Panic Button has managed to fit a beast of a game on the Switch quite successfully, but you can’t overlook the compromises that the developer had to go through when it comes to the overall visual experience. It is not a pretty version of the game, but it is a great Wolfenstein II experience nonetheless.
  45. Jul 2, 2018
    70
    Wolfenstein II on Nintendo Switch is an impressive port, as soon as you play it on portable mode and not on TV mode.
  46. Jun 28, 2018
    70
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is another admirable Switch port from Panic Button, which preserves the slick gunplay and hard-hitting story of the original. However, severe technical constraints make this a heavily compromised experience - especially in handheld.
  47. Aug 9, 2018
    67
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is an absolute must play for anyone who enjoys that genre at all. As for the Switch version, it is a bit of a mixed bag. If you only own Nintendo consoles and never use anything else, get it. If you are looking to play the game on the go and the Switch is your preferred gaming console, get it. If you have other consoles and you only use your Switch now and then, and want the best experience possible with Wolfenstein II, go a different route and experience it for the first time the way the developers intended.
  48. Jul 17, 2018
    60
    A mixed bag of emotions and gameplay sum up Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. A lot in the way of graphical fidelity has been hacked away at in order to get this on Nintendo Switch, but it is quite clear those who are interested in this FPS know exactly what to expect on that front. Despite the obvious visual downgrade, coupled with the pacing and storyline issues, there is still a solid arcade game here that can sit alongside DOOM (or maybe the next shelf down).
  49. Jul 5, 2018
    60
    $60 for a game that’s approaching a year old is a bit much, especially given that it doesn’t include the DLC.
  50. 40
    Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus on the Nintendo Switch is the worst version of a great shooter.
  51. 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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  1. Jun 29, 2018
    As long as more companies like Panic Button figure out the secret sauce of how to distill 44.55GB (PS4) files into 21.8 GB (Switch) while keeping the gameplay intact, the Switch has a bright future ahead of it.
  2. Jun 28, 2018
    The draw of the Switch version, for most, is going to be the ability to play on the go. And it was thrilling to sit in bed late at night, the thudding gunfire ringing in my headphones. This isn’t just a version of the game that works, it’s a version of the game that’s enjoyable to play on its own merits.
  3. Jul 4, 2018
    For me, as great as Wolfenstein II looks on my big screen TV, it’s a lot more fun shooting Nazis from the comfort of my bed.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 175 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 175
  1. Jul 4, 2018
    0
    Oh, look at all these NINTENDO based publications raising its score even though it's a full priced game for the worst graphics possible! AN 8Oh, look at all these NINTENDO based publications raising its score even though it's a full priced game for the worst graphics possible! AN 8 average is not accurate at all or even close. The Switch doesn't deserve this game and it chugs, and still requires half a download even with the cartridge. Nintendo has proven time and time again they can't get third party support right and they continue to with this garbage and Crash. Full Review »
  2. Jul 3, 2018
    0
    Rage, which is a pretty ancient game by now, had much better AI and pathing -- in wolf 2 enemies will often get stuck on junk in theRage, which is a pretty ancient game by now, had much better AI and pathing -- in wolf 2 enemies will often get stuck on junk in the environment and they can't hop over railings or anything like in Rage. Truly a step back in mechanics - playing through this game on Death Incarnate makes many of these issues apparent.

    The story and characters also got more wacky, stupid, and cartoonish which I think will turn off those looking for a thoughtful storyline instead of just a violent one.

    Too much preachy cringe and long unskipable cutscenes for me to finish this one...
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  3. 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! Full Review »