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.
Mein Game of the YearLord_bubbles | July 23, 2015 | See all Lord_bubbles's reviews »
The glorious franchise has returned to make everything right again within first-person shooters. With the return of old-school mechanic and implementation of more modern mechanics, it creates a perfect ratio with all of the best aspects of both generations. It will have all the old school health bars and maps for the 40 year-old virgins, and a form of health regeneration and Aim-Down-Sights that college frat boys will be satisfied. Nothing says game of the year like drowning a Nazi in his own piss. Although the texture pop ins detract from the experience, its a refreshing entry into the sea of AAA garbage. (ie Thief, COD)
The Man in the High CastleKingTed | July 16, 2015 | See all KingTed's reviews »
Wolfenstein The New Order is the new entry in the series of First Person Shooters started with Wolfenstein 3D. It's a reboot and a sequel at the same. We still play good old B.J. Blazkowicz but not during World War II. Actually, the war was over for 14 years and Blazkowicz was in coma. When he wakes up, the only sight offered to him is an horrifying world under complete domination of the Nazis. The game is a constant throwback to the old days of Wolfenstein 3D and Return to Castle Wolfenstein. The action is intense and the enemies are vicious. You have the choice of the approach (Stealth or Action) and both ways are equally fun to play but I prefer going all gun blazing against the Nazis and their dreadful creations. The game looks really good and is really fun. It's the proof that oldschool shooters can still shine!
So many Nazis, so many more bulletsMadDemon64 | July 15, 2015 | See all MadDemon64's reviews »
It’s a question that has been asked for longer than most gamers have been alive: what would the world be like if the Nazis won WW2? Wolfenstein: The New Order answers that question with another one: what’s the best way to kill the Nazis who conquered the world? With more bullets than you can count. Wolfenstein: The New Order is a glorious return to the old Wolfenstein games where it’s you vs. the Nazis. You will not receive any mercy from them, as they not only have superior numbers, but also various new technologies that are standard for classic fantasy Nazis, so much so that it wouldn’t be an alternate universe Nazi army without them. And some of this technology you will use in your mission to kill all the Nazis. However, Wolfenstein: The New Order is not just about killing Nazis, but also about building a world where they, well, conquered the world. You will gather up collectibles and other things that help paint a picture of what an alternate history conquered by Nazis would be like. It shows how they would have treated everything from literature to music. It’s little touches like this that goes a long way to making Wolfenstein: The New Order a cut above the rest. Wolfenstein: The New Order is a great introduction to the Wolfenstein series for newcomers, as well as a great return for old veterans. In fact, it might be the best Wolfenstein game to date and will be remembered as one of the greater FPS games of this generation, if not history.
A glorious return for Wolfensteincommanderhavoc | July 15, 2015 | See all commanderhavoc's reviews »
The New Order is quite possibly the best single player only FPS we've gotten in a long time. Once again you play as the one and only B.J. Blazkowicz who at the start of the game takes part in an assault on the evil Nazi mad scientist Deathshead, a minor villain in Return to Castle Wolfenstein and the main antagonist in the 2009 game, but it goes all badly and Blazkowicz ends up with an injury that leaves him in a vegetative state and stuck in a Polish mental hospital, until he witnesses a bunch of Nazi soldiers slaughter the defenseless inmates, doctors and nurses that causes him to snap out of it and resume kicking the sorry bums of all the Nazi scumbags in the world. The game is absolutely over the top, the developers most likely got plenty of inspiration from Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Bastards in regards to that, as Blazkowicz can dual wield almost ALL of the weapons you find, there is nothing more satisfying then dual wielding two fully automatic shotguns and just let them rip Nazi soldiers and robots apart in mere seconds. Of course you can also try and sneak through some parts, sometimes it might be for the better if you're kinda low on ammo and there's a bunch of heavily armored troops and robots ahead of you. There is also a perk system, but in order to unlock them you have to perform certain actions like stealth killing a certain number of enemies with a silenced pistol and such, one perk you can unlock is the ability to use throwing knives which is extremely useful if you've run out of ammo for your pistol but still have several spare knives. Plus there's plenty of collectibles to be found in the game like gold that the Nazis stole along with documents that give you a deeper understanding of this new and strange alternate world you're in. Oh and the best way to play this game is by playing it either on medium or any of the higher difficulties, it is much more satisfying that way.
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.