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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: 21 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Nov 3, 2017
    100
    In a year full of some of the best games we have seen in quite a while, there hasn’t been much on the lackluster side. So, if, you’re like me, with a backlog of games that goes back to the beginning of the year, choose your games to play wisely and put Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus on the top of your priority list. You won’t be disappointed.
  2. Nov 2, 2017
    91
    Machine Games and Bethesda surprise us with the second title of Wolfenstein, which is so entertaining that we didn't think it was so necessary. Thanks to the id Tech 6 engine and a development that catches the player, we are facing one of the best shooters of this generation.
  3. Oct 30, 2017
    90
    Despite some heavy patriotic messages that may sometimes distract the narrative, killing nazis is as fun as ever. Wolfenstein II expands over his predecessor with a rampage of old-school brutality, dual-wielding ass-kicking kills that makes it as one of the finest single player shooters of the recent days and a truly joyful experience. Highly recommended.
  4. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Dec 12, 2017
    90
    Smart, satisfying, brutal: Undoubtedly one of the best shooters of the generation.
  5. Oct 26, 2017
    88
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is a stellar follow-up to MachineGames’ 2014 reboot of the franchise, one with super-satisfying combat and a wacky, engaging story. Sure, it might go a little too far at times, but you’ll have a blast with The New Colossus from start to finish, that’s a promise.
  6. Oct 29, 2017
    85
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus isn't that much different from the last installment, but great visual/audio elements with strong encounters design keep the experience fresh. Highly recommended for fps fans.
  7. 80
    We've already seen that Machine Games can craft a great playing shooter, but with Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus they've also got a more interesting and varied story to tell this time around.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 59
  2. Negative: 14 out of 59
  1. Oct 30, 2017
    10
    One of the best shooters I've ever played since 1995. Awesome by story, rendering, art, sound, music and addictive by gameplay. It's aOne of the best shooters I've ever played since 1995. Awesome by story, rendering, art, sound, music and addictive by gameplay. It's a masterpiece old-school FPS by Machinegames. Expand
  2. Oct 30, 2017
    10
    Best shooter in years, I cannot begin to describe the joy I felt playing this game. You could feel the heart, soul, and love of every littleBest shooter in years, I cannot begin to describe the joy I felt playing this game. You could feel the heart, soul, and love of every little bit of thought out detail in this game. Very well **** done Machine Games. PLUS for the people that didn't like all the character building and story related elements, **** you. Games are more than just shooting **** Expand
  3. Oct 27, 2017
    10
    I was tired of shooters because last gen we got too many but I really liked this one
    Single playing gaming at it's finest..........I really
    I was tired of shooters because last gen we got too many but I really liked this one
    Single playing gaming at it's finest..........I really recommend it if you like FPS
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  4. Oct 30, 2017
    8
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
    Disturbingly Good
    The New Colossus is the direct sequel to the new order… Spoilers for the first game you
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
    Disturbingly Good
    The New Colossus is the direct sequel to the new order… Spoilers for the first game you don’t die at the end… once again you play as William Blazkowicz, and while you don’t die in the first game... you are left wheelchair bound… which makes for a really unique opening to game...
    and one of the most brutal openings to a video game I’ve ever experienced..
    You don’t stay this way forever thanks to a body suit you’re able to walk again…
    This time the game takes place in America...
    Once again in an alternate history where the Nazis won the war…
    seeing how this win affected America is thought provoking, and full of emotion…
    Easily one of the most impactful campaigns I’ve ever played through in a shooter…
    Here you’re starting to spark a revolution and take back America, killing some Nazi scum…
    Wolfenstein 2 is a much more compact game compared to the original, this time only taking around 6 and a half hours to complete…
    But it’s an enjoyable 6 and a half hours...
    much more linear as well with the same concepts of taking out scouts so they don’t trigger alarms, and stealthing through areas or going in guns blazing…
    The weapon variety isn’t as vast, but you have your typical base weapons you’d expect in most shooters... but to bring some variety in, your guns are all upgradable, allowing you to add a perk to give them an entirely different feel….
    The level design isn’t that great this time around…
    it feels pretty dull and generic…
    The greatness comes in the setting and the story telling…
    when the game puts you into perspective of the world around you..
    Without the great story pieces, this is still a good shooter… but just good...
    There are no epic fights or showdowns…
    Just a bunch of running from point a to b and shooting everything in your way…
    it plays and feels how you’d expect, but no moments outside of cut scenes blew me away
    I love how the story was delivered though, in ways you wouldn’t expect and are surprising each time…
    This game will break your heart, it will give you hope, it will take it away…
    for those reasons alone, you owe it to yourself to play through this first person shooter…
    I give Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
    an 8.5/10
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  5. Nov 17, 2017
    7
    The sequel, the new colossus takes place directly after the events of the New Order. Its a fun shoot em up that's well designed and thoughtThe sequel, the new colossus takes place directly after the events of the New Order. Its a fun shoot em up that's well designed and thought out, however i don't think it lives up to its predecessor. The story felt dull at a few points in the game while a few other points stood out. While the New order was almost stealth heavy, this game i felt lacks that and is a little disappointing. Bottom line If you like slaughtering Nazi and white supremacists, then this is the game for you.. Expand
  6. Aug 22, 2018
    6
    I was extremely excited to play The New Colossus after having so much fun with the first game. What I found is all the major components thatI was extremely excited to play The New Colossus after having so much fun with the first game. What I found is all the major components that make The New Order a great shooter with a much shallower storyline (which tries to address many topics and aspects, including the main character backstory, but falls short and ends up not covering any of them successfully), a poorer level design and a lack of thrilling moments. It lacks what makes a sequel great: innovation. It doesn't add anything other than what we've already seen in its predecessor.

    It's not a bad game, not at all, but it is significantly inferior to the first one. The overall feeling I was left with when finishing this game was that one of a missed opportunity.

    Should you buy it? Maybe if you catch it on sale. Should you pay it full price? Probably not. Only if you've played the first one and are a follower of the series.
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  7. Aug 28, 2018
    0
    I'd like to enjoy this game but frankly the bad performance, sheer lack of decent level design, and unfun gameplay just make it impossible toI'd like to enjoy this game but frankly the bad performance, sheer lack of decent level design, and unfun gameplay just make it impossible to play. It's a shame because it has potential (Who in this modern day doesn't want to kill nazis and klansmen?) but they seriously need to hire at least one person who actually knows anything about game design and engine design before it could possibly get there. Expand

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