Wolfenstein: The New Order
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Wolfenstein®: The New OrderTM reignites the series that created the first-person shooter genre. Under development at Machine Games, a studio comprised of a seasoned group of developers recognized for their work creating story-driven games, Wolfenstein offers a deep game narrative packed with action, adventure and first-person combat.
Intense, cinematic and rendered in stunning detail with id® Software’s id Tech® 5 engine, Wolfenstein sends players across Europe on a personal mission to bring down the Nazi war machine. With the help of a small group of resistance fighters, infiltrate their most heavily guarded facilities, battle high-tech Nazi legions, and take control of super-weapons that have conquered the earth – and beyond.
Armed with a mysterious advanced technology, the Nazi’s unrelenting force and intimidation brought even the most powerful nations to their knees. Awakened from a 14-year coma to a world changed forever, war hero B.J. Blazkowicz emerges into this unimaginable alternate version of the 1960s. One in which the monstrous Nazi regime has won World War II, and now rule the globe with an iron fist. You are B.J. Blazkowicz, the American war hero, and the only man capable of rewriting history.
The Action and Adventure
Wolfenstein's breath-taking set pieces feature intense mountain-top car chases, underwater exploration, player-controlled Nazi war machines, and much more – all combined to create an exhilarating action-adventure experience.
The Story and Characters
Hi-octane action and thrilling adventure weaved together into a tightly paced, super immersive game narrative featuring memorable characters.
The History and Setting
Set against a backdrop of an alternate 1960s, discover an unfamiliar world ruled by a familiar enemy—one that has changed and twisted history as you know it.
The Arsenal and Assault
Break into secret research facilities and heavily guarded weapon stashes to upgrade your tools of destruction. Experience intense first-person combat as you go up against oversized Nazi robots, hulking Super Soldiers and elite shock troops.
It's Great, But Also DisappointingAzrael360 | Nov. 5, 2015 | See all Azrael360's reviews »
Set in an alternate universe where the Nazi Germany won the World War II, this game tries to be profound, mature and intense, a new page in the Wolfenstein franchise, but fails to be great in anything it offers. You take control of William "B.J." Blazkowicz, the protagonist of most Wolfenstein games in the series who after some events at the end of the war wakes up in a world dominated by the Nazis. Him and other rebels will try to take this new order down, or at least, hit them hard... It's basically a very basic and predictable story, with some insane and evil characters (the Nazis), and valiant, but disposable heroes. Although the game offers the player to take decisions over certain characters and situations, these won't affect too much the main story or reward/punish the player at all, and they're mostly there to add some variation into the game. The game, as expected from the id Tech 5 engine, looks really nice and detailed from afar, but once you get closer you will notice that the details are actually drawn on the textures and not modeled, and these look kind of blurry, just exactly what happened with the game RAGE that used the same engine. If you had the chance to play that game, you know what to expect: Everything looks great when you're still, but once you move, it's not that great. The use of these bloated "megatextures" will make the game installation really big. The visual effects used and the amount of memory needed to run everything properly will also hit hard the performance in average/modest computers, so be prepared. One tip: The game practically looks the same in Medium-High vs Ultra settings, there are not notable differences in quality, except in performance so you can tweak some settings down a little bit and the game will look the same. This FPS is played as expected. Good KB+M controls and also full gamepad support. The gameplay, in the other hand, it's not that great. You can dual-wield some weapons but the game is very linear, sometimes easy and sometimes boring, the level maps are small and you're forced to play in one way or another, you don't have total control over how you want to play the game, if you try differently you will most likely killed. Sometimes you are forced to blast and run through the opponents because they keep coming from nowhere, and in others, to play as stealthy as possible. You're not allowed to keep your weapons between levels so you'll always start with a basic pistol and/or knife, and forced to look for better weapons, which some of them are always hidden somewhere in the level (again, just a way to force you to look for these). All these problems affect the fun you get playing this game, and most likely once you finish it, you won't want to play it again. It has almost zero "replayability", unless you're curious of what would happen if you decide differently in some moments in the game or if you missed a collectible and want to replay a level to look for these, but with the ending this game had, you may not want to touch it again... it's really disappointing. It seems the developers didn't take notes from what happened with the ending of RAGE. At least that game was really fun to play and longer, this one, it is not. Good aspects of the game to mention are: The animations are excellent, and the A.I. in the enemies are good. Sometimes you will have to think properly how to kill some of them because they know how to hide and shoot. Also, the sound is great too. If you have good speakers, the better you will enjoy it. So far, the game is an average, kind of overrated, First Person Shooter with the Wolfenstein logo stamped over it. Try not to pay full price for it: It's too expensive for what it really offers.
A great introduction for new Wolfenstein playersbarolb | Nov. 5, 2015 | See all barolb's reviews »
I have never played a Wolfenstein game before, but I found the pretense of New Order to be compelling, different and also simply nice looking, all before I got to playing the game, I like futuristic plots and the creativity that comes from futuristic weapons and cities, so seeing dystopian rule, built around a futuristic, Nazi-controlled, world seemed pretty interesting.I wasn't disappointed. Gameplay-wise, you have your standard FPS gun-play with a mix of stealth of your choosing. You can alert enemies of your presence, or you can simply go rambo and take them all on. This kind of choice can lead to some frustrating times when you aren't ready for a big fight, but are pulled into it because of a "Damn, that guy saw me!". Still, you fight on, and sometimes you won't end up dead in those situations... Sometimes. In terms of music, nothing too memorable is given, but the dialogue and story are actually pretty neat. You go on a quest to find and eliminate a mad scientist; you survive being crushed to death by moving walls; you go to a nazi fortress; and somehow nobody recognizes you but the super bad guys, and even you can acknowledge how insane some of them are. The game also features some pretty graphic cutscenes that both add a lot to the atmosphere of the game, and some that just make me think "Oh my.....Wow". Also, the game allows you to play older Wolfenstein game missions at certain points in each level. Playing a game within a game, and also allowing new players to get a glimpse of how the legacy gameplay really adds a neat twist to the normal gameplay. Of course, the game has some drawbacks, like some levels feeling dull, and others feeling mildly repetitive, but some give a scene of rush that manages to make the game really enjoyable. Put together with a decent narrative, good visuals, and no major bugs or issues, and you have a pretty solid release. Just be sure to watch out for those random "They saw me!" moments and you should be fine.
A Great Reminder Of Our FPS Routesxb2iris | Oct. 26, 2015 | See all xb2iris's reviews »
Anyone remember the game that changed FPS games forever? Wolfenstein 3D was a classic, and "The New Order" truly feels like a tribute, if not in its contribution to the future of FPS games, such as 3D, but rather in a sense of showing that old-school FPS action is still alive and kicking. Although the story-line of "The New Order", whilst good, isn't anything to write home about, the shire weight of the weaponry at your disposal, the challenge involved and the dynamic of strategic opportunity really make this a compelling title, and a must-have for any shooter fan. Play this game the way you want to play it, its worth it either way.
An incredible journey that must be experienced!KillerKoala | Sept. 14, 2015 | See all KillerKoala's reviews »
Wolfenstein: The New Order is quite simply amazing! The graphics are superb, you'll love the characters and the storyline is great. As for gameplay, it mixes it's fair share of running and gunning (with dual wielding guns) and stealth-based gameplay. Each environment is unique with a wide variety of enemies from Nazi soldiers and armored dogs to giant robots. It even introduces a unique tool to the game that starts off as wire cutters and eventually gets upgraded to be either a laser rifle or a tool that can cut out metal plates. It's an adventure definitely worth experiencing and comes highly recommended.
GOTY, a surprisingly emotional journeyValoo321 | Aug. 18, 2015 | See all Valoo321's reviews »
I loooved this game. The level of writing and emotions that have been injected into this game was very surprising, and the depth of character that you get from the NPCs as well as the player character was a wide-breadth. The shooting and FPS mechanics are well-tuned and fine, getting perfect shots and knowing the weapons almost comes as second nature by the end of the game. The storyline is relatively simplistic if you stripped it to the bare bones - you're a macho tough guy killing everything, working your way up to killing the biggest baddy. But like I already said (and might mention again, that's how great it was), the emotional depth of the characters is what really makes the game. The locations and environments feel varied. They're colorful and deep in art style, and after you dual-wield your assault rifles and lay waste to any opposition in these areas, you then get the chance to take a breathe and take in the scenery. Don't skip over it so fast, because the level of detail was surprising. Also within the environments is the varied level of how you can go about stabbing and shooting. It isn't HUGE, like a Dishonered style or something, but it's enough to make sure you have hidey-holes or sneak tunnels that can vary whether you take this section with knives or assault rifles and grenade launchers. If I were to point out two areas that the game falls a little would be the amount of weapons and the AI. After you get the shotgun, you've basically seen all the weapons in the game. Assault rifle is your number one, and a silenced pistol is your stealth. When it gets closed quarters, of course the shotgun is the best with only a few areas of being able to effectively wield the sniper. The AI also makes it difficult to make this game difficult. Overall, it's a pretty easy game. I played the game for the first time on Advanced (or whatever it'd be, the one above Normal), and only had a few problems in a couple of sections. There are an abundance of pick-ups if you give yourself the time to explore that ramp up your health and armor. Overall, this is a fantastic game. It's a fun, campy, and surprisingly emotional FPS that takes itself seriously in just the right parts, and then lightens the mood in just the right areas. Get. This. Game.