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.
Count to 4...vipe_1 | May 11, 2015 | See all vipe_1's reviews »
Wolfenstein is back, and this sequel to the largely ignored (but solid) 2009 game is a fun ride with terrific action and story. B.J. Blazkowicz is on assignment again, this time over the North Sea on the way to Deathshead's compound. It's 1946, and things aren't going well despite the events of the 2009 story. The game starts off a little pedestrian, but once you get past the prologue the game really opens up. Without giving much away, the places you go and see; the settings you visit are fantastic. Unlike past games, The New Order isn't all about action. Great story sequences, surprising stealth areas, and a roller-coaster of emotions make this a very well rounded out story. Characters are strong and missions have a very high quality feel to them. Weapons are varied, cool and unique. The game feels much like a movie, with storytelling styles and cues not unlike the FPS titan Half-Life 2. You can see the influences of other top action games in TNO, and that is a good thing. Graphics look good, and with some tweaking the Id Tech 5 quirks mostly calm down. Sound is pretty good as well, with a nice clarity to the effects and voice acting. The real technical triumph here though is very well integrated scripted sequences and cutscenes. The game flows very well. If you've never played a Wolfenstein game, this is a good place to start. It's great to see the groundbreaking series back up again, and hopefully this lays the groundwork for many terrific experiences to come.
I did Nazi this coming.NShep53 | May 6, 2015 | See all NShep53's reviews »
When Wolfenstein (2009) flopped, things looked grim for the oldest FPS franchise. Then around 2013, I saw the first impressions of the newest Wolfenstein and I just thought this was going to be another cash-grab off an old license. Oh boy, was I wrong. This is the best FPS since Bioshock and maybe even Half-Life 2. Let's get this out of the way: The New Order runs of the id tech 5 engine, which has bad pop-in problems (which means graphics popping in when you look at them). Make sure you have a powerful enough PC to run this game (you will still have pop-in, but it will be severely reduced). Okay so the TNO is set in the alternate reality where the Nazis won World War II. That is all you need to know because the story is just amazing and trust me, you will love it. The gameplay is described as "old-school" and it is, but at the same time, it is very refreshing compared the crap FPS that come out nowadays. Picking up health and armor (in my opinion) is better and more realistic than the covering behind something mechanic to get your health back. It just fits this game very well. You can also duel-wield weapons which is very fun. If you want a new, amazing FPS experience with a story up there with Half-Life and Bioshock, then get Wolfenstein: The New Order.
How to make a game that keeps you goingMorph175 | April 20, 2015 | See all Morph175's reviews »
I assumed when I bought this that I was buying a mindless shooting game. Kill nazis, get bigger guns, repeat the process until I had killed the biggest nazi with the biggest gun. Within the opening action scene, I was already sucked into the game and that became the story of the rest of my week. The story of this game is easily the main reason to get it. The graphics are great and I really enjoyed the style - modern mixed with old war settings. The game play was awesome. You can switch from strategic to outright bullet chaos mostly as you see fit. I prefer stealth games and was pleasantly surprised by how easily I was able to take on each mission with the approach I was in the mood for. Of course, when things became hectic, it was also loads of fun mowing down nazis. If you like any of the other games in the series or enjoy war shooters in general, this is an easy recommendation. If you like games with superb stories that really keep you interested in the characters, this is a must have. Would make my top 5 list of the year without hesitation. YOU FIGHT NAZIS ON THE MOON!!!!!
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.