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.
Great Gametrsherman | March 30, 2015 | See all trsherman's reviews »
I am not a large FPS player, but I really liked Wolfenstein TNO. I bought it out of nostalgia and the good reviews. This is one of the few games where I went back in and played levels to get trophies. The Good: 1) Story & ambience: They did a great job creating a world and exposing it to you. I liked the NPC interactions and cared about what happened to them. You go to some cool locations, also. 2) Gameplay style: You can choose to go through levels stealthily or guns blazing. You can use silenced pistols or throwing knives, or dual wield machine guns. There is variety, too, in the mission types.
The bad: 1) There are two timelines, based upon a choice you make early in the game. There is not much difference between the two timelines- mainly some skills you get and different cut scenes at parts. However, both lead to the same ending. It seemed a little gimmicky to have both timelines. 2) As you level up and get more powerful, it can get too easy. You can survive a lot of damage- it's a Wolfenstein game and not supposed to be realistic, but after games like Metro 2033 it feels weird surviving bullets to the head.. You can play on different difficulty levels and if you can unlock different challenge modes using the enigma codes. 3) The enigma codes- I had no idea how to figure them out without going to the internet. There are clues in the game, but you gotta look really closely for the clues.
Any amazing journey through pseudo-historygmecca | March 27, 2015 | See all gmecca's reviews »
Wolfenstein: The New Order paints an extraordinary picture of an altered history scenario where Nazi Germany wins World War II. You play an American soldier, wounded in combat and in a near vegetative state for decades after the war has ended who snaps back to full consciousness and wants to join the resistance against the reigning Third Reich.
The game plays out as an on-rails, FPS with a heavy sense of storytelling that pulls you in immediately and doesn't let you go. Unlike games like Far Cry, there is no diverting off the main path, however the fire fights are so intense and the narrative is so compelling, I never minded for a moment that there is little-to-no freedom for the player to forge their own path.
I would also like to say that the graphics and sound are absolutely phenomenal. Every once in a while I would have difficulty during a firefight because i just wanted to stop for a second and take in just how beautiful this game is.
Finally, it should be mentioned that there is no multiplayer component to The New Order which is a rarity for FPS games, but personally that wasn't what I was looking for in this title and think it's better off for not putting time or energy into it. If you enjoy FPS games with strong narratives and don't require a multiplayer component, Wolfenstein is an absolute must have.
Wow... well isn't that a surprise!JakeG92 | Feb. 4, 2015 | See all JakeG92's reviews »
I wasn't holding out much hope for this game. Modern day versions of retro games don't usually have a good track record for being good, let alone great.
Then along comes Wolfenstien: The New Order. Oh my god! Wow!
This is just a mental, bullet-hell game that is completely out of left field. I was expecting a game that was okayish and would help pass the time before playing other games.
But boy was I wrong.
Welcome to the page containing my 2014 Game of the Year!
You will not find a game that is better than this that was released in 2014! Trust me! Buy this and you will not regret it!
Old School ShooterThan | Dec. 28, 2014 | See all Than's reviews »
Wolfenstein: The New Order is a great old school shooter. If you are looking for an open world, complex shooter then this is not for you.
However, if you are looking for pure, fast paced, exciting fun then this checks all the boxes. There's no nonsense from the off. The game chucks you in at the deep end and leaves you there and it's fantastic, there is never a dull moment.
One issue I have found is that the game is a little short but the time you do get on it is hugely enjoyable.
If you love old school FPS' and hate Nazi's this is the game for you.
Also, you can dual wield huge shotguns!
An unexpected surprise!Electric_Jack | Dec. 28, 2014 | See all Electric_Jack's reviews »
Like many, I was skeptical about Wolfenstein: The New Order. Not sure it was going to be worth the time despite being a big Wolfenstein fan. I am happy to inform that I was wrong. With an interesting story that keeps you pushing forward and enemies to fight, it will keep you engaged. Despite having a new look and feel from previous Wolfenstein games in the series, it still has plenty to remind you of where it came from. I would highly recommend it.