"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.
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This game works two ways - if you played and loved Wolfenstein: The New Order, this game, albeit basically being more of the same, is a fantastic add-on to TNO. If you haven't played TNO, this is a bite-sized game that will let you know if you will indeed like TNO. Either way, I highly recommend Wolfenstein: The Old Blood.
I purchased this after playing the New Order as I loved that game and wanted more, The gameplay and graphics are comparative to TNO however the storyline, locations and music are really good and immersive (End credit song is awesome). Similar to the New Order it also throws in a few surprises for newcomers like myself to the game. The playtime is much shorter than its counterpart and some scenes do get repetitive in regards to shooting the place down, however it does cater to other play styles (such as stealth).
Awesome shooter, one of the best first person games ever! The guns feel amazing and the enemies are plentiful. I had a great time just blowing hours upon hours shooting up Nazis.
Wolfenstein The Old Blood, is a standalone DLC for Wolfenstein The New Order, and I gotta say I regret I didn't pick this game faster (I waited almost a year). What really surprised me is how this game manages to be an homage to the old classic games and a prequel to New Order. Yeah, the story is silly, and it doesn't take itself too serious but the dialog and the writing are better than it should be in a FPS where you kill nazis while holding 2 shotguns. The sound is awesome, the graphics are good (not exactly next gen) but you have a ton of options in the video settings. It's well optimized, the environments all detailed and feature pretty impressive lighting. As for gameplay, now you can choose to be stealth(which was awesome), to go guns blazing or to totally avoid conflict. There are also a tons of easter eggs and secrets and a challenge mode in which you replay various sections of the campaign and compete in an online leaderboard(which didn't work for me). It took me about 5 hours to finish it, but it had an amazing pacing, I never felt bored. Do yourself a favour and buy it, it's totally worth it's price.
Very little has changed from the previous New Order title other than the time period and some more supernatural enemies instead of the more futuristic stuff. The game still has the same enjoyable gameplay with all the weapons feeling satisfying to use and allowing you to use stealth or to take a more direct approach to many areas. I would like to see more FPS games add a leaning system like New Order and Old Blood have that allow you to quickly lean left and right, go prone, or peek above obstacles while holding a button. The game has a shorter campaign than the original and less story and interaction with other characters but there are some challenge levels that you can unlock and the levels have hidden "nightmare" levels where you play through a level of the original Wolfenstein 3D but the gun models look like they currently do and you have the ability to lean and aim down the sights. The nightmare levels can be amusing but nothing else in the levels is changed and they did include the full Wolfenstein 3D game back with the older Xbox title so they could have included the full game. The game also does not have the alternate timeline that New Order has depending on who you saved in the prologue, giving the game less replay value. The zombie enemies that start showing up aren't fun to fight and ruin stealth elements. I have some of the same complaints that I had with the old game such as there being no reason to have to push a button to pick up ammo or guns, no reason why you would remove a 20-100+ ammo pickup when all you need is one bullet (for that reason requiring a button press is useful), thrown knives can disappear or you can lose them when enemies do dramatic falls over railings which can be annoying. The weapon variety is small but being able to duel wield, alternate fire modes, and finding upgrades for your weapons mitigates that. Overall the game is not as good as The New Order, but it has the same enjoyable gameplay making it worth playing even without considering the lower price.
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