"A great follow-up to The New Order, which cleverly reuses all of its best features and yet still finds time to add plenty of new elements of its own." -[Metro GameCentral]
"Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is a great follow-up to The New Order, adding plenty of adventures for BJ, not to mention new enemies, weapons, and more. Throw in the Nightmare stages and you have a compelling package with great value for your money." -[Softpedia]
Wolfenstein®: The Old Blood™ is a standalone prequel to the critically acclaimed first-person action-adventure shooter, Wolfenstein®: The New Order. The adventure, which spans eight chapters and two interconnected stories, features the hallmarks of MachineGames – thrilling action, immersive story and intense first-person combat. As war hero B.J. Blazkowicz, arm yourself with new weapons such as the bolt-action rifle and grenade-launching Kampfpistole as you attempt to thwart the advancing Nazi war machine, and take advantage of duel-wielding pipes that can be used for wall climbing – or for vicious take-downs of never-before-seen Nazi adversaries.
The year is 1946 and the Nazis are on the brink of winning World War II. In an effort to turn the tide in the allies’ favor, B.J. Blazkowicz must embark on an epic, two-part mission deep within Bavaria….
Part one of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood - Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves - pits BJ Blazkowicz against a maniacal prison warden as he breaks into Castle Wolfenstein in an attempt to steal the coordinates to General Deathshead’s compound. In part two – The Dark Secrets of Helga Von Schabbs – our hero's search for the coordinates leads him to the city of Wulfburg where an obsessed Nazi archaeologist is exhuming mysterious artifacts that threaten to unleash a dark and ancient power.
Experience MachineGames’ intense first-person combat as you brandish all-new Nazi-inspired weapons such as the bolt-action rifle, 1946 shotgun, and the grenade-launching Kampfpistole. Unlock your potential with a new set of perks for hi-octane action and vicious stealth take-downs.
Explore breath-taking set pieces featuring rural Germanic towns, sprawling valleys tangled with cable cars and bridges, ghostly catacombs, as well as a return to the iconic Castle Wolfenstein. Use dual-wielding metal pipes to navigate the world with brand new wall-climbing abilities.
Go up against a new cast of vicious villains and enemies, including legions of hulking new Super Soldiers, elite shock troops, drones and the darkest and most terrifying Nazi creations yet.
Wolfenstein®: The Old Blood™ is a fictional story set in an alternate universe in 1946. Names, characters, organizations, locations and events are either imaginary or depicted in a fictionalized manner. The story and contents of this game are not intended to and should not be construed in any way to condone, glorify or endorse the beliefs, ideologies, events, actions, persons or behavior of the Nazi regime or to trivialize its war crimes, genocide and other crimes against humanity.
© 2015 ZeniMax Media Inc. Developed in association with Tango Gameworks. The Evil Within, Tango, Tango Gameworks, the TA logo, Bethesda, Bethesda Softworks, ZeniMax and related logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of ZeniMax Media Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. [All other trademarks or trade names are the property of their respective owners.] All Rights Reserved.
Similar to The New Order, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood takes place before The New Order in 1946 where BJ (the main character) has to stop the Nazi's from winning the war. BJ has to infiltrate Castle Wolfenstein in an attempt to steal the coordinates to General Deathshead?s compound. In the second part of the game BJ searches for the coordinates leads him to the city of Wulfburg where an obsessed Nazi archaeologist is exhuming mysterious artifacts that threaten to unleash a dark and ancient power. The weapons are also similar to The New Order and the story isn't in as much as depth as The New Order, if you've played The New Order or are even interested in either of them I'd recommend getting both, both really fun games!
Again very good game from the Wolfenstein series. Old Blood is the prequel to The New Order, offering a solid, spoiler-free and, above all, seamlessly overlapping explanation of the events before the final battle for Europe. The graphics remain at the same high level, the gameplay has been slightly changed (the focus is more on stealh than in the main game and the laser cutter has been replaced by two pipes, with which one can fight with and climb). The story is once again fantastically told and is accompanied by coherent inner dialogues by the protagonist; But Old Blood, unlike the main game, treats a more morbid, more supernatural version of the war (in contrast to the very futuristic and technology-oriented New Order). The return of Old Blood is still very high, although the variety of collectable objects is significantly lower than in the original game. In addition, Old Blood has only 8 chapters compared to the 16 from the main game. In fact, the Campaign is completed in about 6-7 hours, where you collect the collected objects or play the new challenges. Overall, The Old Blood is worth the price.
So after Wolfenstein: The New Order ended, we were left thinking William "B.J." Blazkowicz's story was over or that we would be waiting for the next game to come that would continue the story of the resistance to the Nazis. But instead we go The Old Blood, a throwback to the classic era of stand-alone expansion packs from the good-old PC days that gave us a new storyline prior to The New Order, in the final days of the war before the opening events of the main game. The game is split into two separate expansion packs or DLC's that follow two different storylines, one an infiltration of Castle Wolfenstein with the help of a British spy and the other thwarting a Nazi archaeologist's plans to unearth a hidden evil from beneath a sleepy, German town that goes back to medieval days. While these plots don't seem to be anything special, that is what The Old Blood does as The New Order did in giving us an action-filled adventure against the Nazis with monsters, Nazis to kill and of course explosions. The game averaged out for me to about 5 hours almost by the end of the second episode or DLC, which was pretty good for the price I paid for it which was less than it's release price which was also quite fair at it's release. It's fun and enjoyable, at a smooth pace and you even face zombies in later levels which is great with the graphics of the game and of course the gameplay itself. The Good: - Value for money as at it's release it was only ?20, and now it's even less pre-owned or new instore with almost five hours of gameplay, or more on higher levels of difficulty and re-playability through timed missions. - Graphically the game is beautiful as The New Order was, especially in battles and scenery. - New weapons and enemies provide a varied experienced. The Bad: - Even with a new story, some new weapons and of course locales the game looks and at times still feels like The New Order. For new fans to the franchise, it would be better to start with The Old Blood as the game is set prior to the events of The New Order and for returning fans of TNO it's a fun, fresh new portrayal of the game and lore and at it's price upon release it's worth it for a good few hours of Wolfenstein fun.
Many people are against dlc's as a concept i fall in the middle sometimes it feels like it's just made to make a quick buck but sometimes there are some good polished one's, the old blood is one of the better one's if you have played the original game (Wolfenstein the new order) and enjoyed it then i would recommend this game. This game has more nightmare missions then the original game if you liked the nightmare "mode" from the previous game then you might enjoy this since it has more of those
Wolfenstein: The New Order was one of my favorite action games in the last decade. Developers MachineGames didn't just create a worthy entry in the legendary Nazi-shooting series, they built a genuinely great FPS that would be an instant classic even without its heritage. The Old Blood is effectively a standalone expansion to that game, and while it inherits a lot of greatness, it's held back by a lack of ambition and a couple iffy design choices. Combat is mostly the same: intense, bombastic, visceral, and satisfying. Every weapon "feels" good to use, and yes, you can still dual-wield absurd things, like double shotguns. The unobtrusive cover system returns, helping you take potshots from safety without slowing the pace or locking you into cover. Stealth is mostly well-implemented, giving you a sneaky approach to many areas while keeping firefights a viable choice should you be spotted. The exception is unfortunately one of the first areas in the game, which leaves you sneaking unarmed around heavily armored super-soldiers locked to patrol routes. This sequence is slow and awkward like nothing else in the game. Environments in The Old Blood aren't quite as spectacular as some of The New Order's scenery, but they're still gorgeous and detailed. For that matter, the entire game looks great in action. The largest area where The Old Blood's lack of ambition hurts it is the plot. It's a prequel showing how B.J. Blazkowicz raids a Nazi compound to find the location of General Deathshead's fortress, the assault on which is the prologue of The New Order. The more limited scope and lack of time given to characterization means that the story is fairly average for the genre, which is disappointing compared to The New Order, which could hit you surprisingly hard. Still, The Old Blood retains the core of a great shooter. It's great to have more Wolfenstein, and while you're in the action it's as fun as ever. Just play The New Order first.
Simply rate this game out of 5 stars and submit
All of our reviews are moderated and may not appear on the site straight away.
Thank you for your patience whilst we complete this process.