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.
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. :)
Satisfying mixture of old and new.jurassicutility | Oct. 10, 2014 | See all jurassicutility's reviews »
This game is actually better than I'd been led to believe. I came into the game expecting it to be a competent, if fairly brainless shooter. It's more than 'competent' though. In fact - I think it might be one of the best games of the year. Given that the game is an over-the-top, Nazi killing simulator, I was expecting the story to be more of an afterthought. Surprisingly though, the game's alternate history story is compelling and the game does a good job with world building by peppering the levels with optional conversations and newspaper clippings that help make the world seem more alive. I was expecting the story to go for camp humor, but the game takes itself very seriously at times and the quality of the writing is such that it doesn't come off like some 12 year old's idea of what's is dark and gritty.
I also admire the game's design philosophy, as it does a good job of combining the better elements of new-school and old-school FPS design. For example, the game's health system is a hybrid between health pickups and regenerating health. The way it works is that you can only regenerate health in blocks of 20. If you were to start with 100 health and then lose 95, you'd only be able to regenerate up to 20. I like this system a lot, since it alleviates some of the 'die and retry' repetition from older shooters, but still encourages you to keep moving instead of just hiding behind a wall while you wait for your health to recharge.
The levels are well-designed, with lots of large open rooms, secrets and multiple paths. The controls are nice and responsive, and there's a decent selection of weapons with balanced strengths and weaknesses. You can slide into cover, or shoot while sliding. You can also dual-wield almost every single weapon in the game for an increase in rate of fire while sacrificing accuracy. There are situations where you can take out enemies using stealth, or just go in guns blazing. There's also a perk system that levels up organically based on things you do in the game rather than experience (like x number of head shots with the pistol, or stealth kills using throwing knifes).
The game is just... a lot of fun. There isn't any one thing that makes this game stand out when compared to other shooters, but it does many things very well and manages to feel very fresh while not doing anything particularly new. Machine Games did good here. I really hope that we'll see a sequel from them at some point!
Return of a childhood favoritetherealjmanx | Oct. 8, 2014 | See all therealjmanx's reviews »
Wolenstein 3D, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Some game with Wolfenstein in the title, And the 2014 reboot we have here. This is the best in the series, playing it safe, or running and gunning, or some crazy mix. Throwing knives, silencers, rockets and laser weapons. The weapons are not going to win an award for creativity, but who cares. The game has a nice story to it. At least a couple references to other Bethesda games to be found :)
A much welcome return to a not so welcoming place.