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.
An Update of the Old-School FPSemptyhaven | Dec. 2, 2014 | See all emptyhaven's reviews »
The FPS has certainly moved on from a lot, evolving into the multiplayer obsessed, tactical tension, madness that it is now. So it's nice to find an FPS that plays like a modern shooter, but has the good and solid feel of its ancestors. Wolfenstein had a glorious past, being one of the landmark FPS games out there. This game is a true and honest follow up from that, as it still feels like you're playing the older games, but with the look of the newer games.
AI is kinda funny sometimes, but it also gets really smart in other instances, running to covers, using the level design to their advantage. The supporting cast is really good as well. I especially loved meeting the alternate version of Jimi Hendrix.
It's clear to see that Wolfenstein really knows its own lore, and it builds the world so well from what it has. This was a good game and I would love to see a follow up from this one, if only to see what they will do with the franchise next.
A love letter to fans of older, faster paced shooters.HannibalMyers | Nov. 27, 2014 | See all HannibalMyers's reviews »
What has been said about Wolfenstein: The New Order can't be repeated enough. The game knows it's target audience very well and even brings in new fans to this long running franchise.
While Wolfenstein games never emphasized the story The New Order finds itself to be an intriguing, but predictable plot. It's adequate to fill in the mix of game play.
Game play itself is great with dual-wielding pretty much anything and adding in stealth moments if shooting your way through isn't your best interest always.
The graphics are a nice bonus showing off what can be great lighting, shadows and realistic facial animations.
Guns sound and feel like an upgraded version of most others found in other games but it keeps it close to the Wolfenstein genre and makes it almost action movie like with a sense of believability.
All in all Wolfenstein: The New Order is a great throwback to older shooters and is definitely worth it's asking price.
Pure awesomenesseddiethewolf | Nov. 10, 2014 | See all eddiethewolf's reviews »
First of all, i'd like to say that I have never played a wolfenstein game, so no comparisons here. Wolfenstein: TNO is a blood pumping first person shooter. The action is very fast paced and as bloody as it gets. Also, there is no heath regeneration! You get to blast the nazis away with a good selection of weapons that feel and sound powerful. The developers created an emotional storyline of love and revenge but sometimes is feels a bit forced. It's good enough to get you through the game, but at times feels a bit forced. This game, however explores the horrors of nazism like few ones and has a likeable protagonist (i liked him, at least). The visual are kind of a mixed bag. Most cenarios look beautiful but idtech might not have been the best choice of engine to this game as it still struggles to render the textures properly. Sound design is great. The industrial soundtrack follows the action remarkably well, voice acting is spot on and the weapons sound powerful. So if you like old school shooters you're bound to have lots of fun!
Pure awesomerayano24 | Oct. 31, 2014 | See all rayano24's reviews »
Personally, this is my GOTY, well atleast, so far.
Firstly, I don't think no multiplayer is an issue. This game excels in its storytelling. To begin with, there are two possible timelines. Each walktrhough can take around 10-20 hours. With the two timelines, thats about 20-40 hours of goodness right there. You can play with stealth or just run and gun, but unfortunately, this isn't completely true as some missions force you to run and gun making stealth impossible (you are automatically detected.) This is frustrating, as I bought this game hoping for a fully fledged stealth experience. Regardless, I can live with it, because the game features great audio, an epic story, great optimization and solid character development. Graphically, this game isn't stunning, its average, but who cares, the moment I saw the opening cutscene, everything felt epic. This is a great game, but I'd still advise you get it on sale (went on sale for 30$ in steam summer sale.)
Amazing!Azmaltus | Oct. 29, 2014 | See all Azmaltus's reviews »
Wolfenstein: The New Order is a great game in my opinion. I like how it's a fun FPS and you know its fun when you get to dual wield shotguns and assault rifles! The story was cool and interesting, which is hard to find in good shooters these days. Just an awesome game. :)