Wolfenstein: The New Order
|a game by||ZeniMax Sweden AB|
|Platforms:||XBox 360, XBox One, PC, Playstation 4, Playstation 3|
|Editor Rating:||9/10, based on 2 reviews, 1 review is shown|
|User Rating:||8.3/10 - 6 votes|
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|See also:||Wolfenstein Series, WW2 Games, First Person Shooter, Logic Games, Fast-Paced Games, Games Like Bioshock, Games Like A Way Out, Games Like Far Cry, Games Like Half-Life, Games Like Doom 2016, Games Like Far Cry 5, Games Like Bioshock Infinite, Games Like Metro|
Are you ready for some killing carnage? Then you’re ready for Wolfenstein: The New Order by MachineGames. Take the Third Reich to the left and straight into mayhem as noted Nazi Party crasher William “B.J.” Blazkowicz blows his way through the enemy lines in brutal, fast paced, first person combat that gets everyone’s blood going.
The gameplay is brutal and brilliant, most closely comparable to 2016’s Doom. It’s frenetic, bloody fun with huge weapons, gory execution animations and a lot of dynamic movement. The game does have gun fights that require a considerable amount of forethought and attention when engaged in, lest you make a mistake that costs you dearly. With well thought out stealth missions alongside the normal ones, it allows for the player to be creative and engage in ambushes, firefights and more.
Including things like dual wielding and a huge inventory of weapons, this game makes gun fights fun again as opposed to a thing you try to avoid because it sucks up time and gets you killed. Stealth and going in loud provide the same amount of great gameplay that I was really impressed by. Traverse the map by running, jumping and swimming around to destroy the enemies with melee attacks, firearms and explosives.
The most important part of this game is that it makes you feel cool and powerful – that’s what we in the industry call a power fantasy, kids, and it’s great. Rarely can games make you feel as deadly and methodical like this one can.
You control William “B.J.” Blazkowicz, an American Special Forces soldier who fought against the Nazis in WWII. When a raid goes wrong, B.J. is injured and falls into a coma. After this, the Nazis take over the world with bizarre technology that they have no right having. Once B.J. wakes up, he proceeds to slap his booger hook right on the bang switch ready to bring the hate to SS officer Wilhelm “Deathshead” Strass. B.J. must begin a crusade of destruction across the world, bringing the Nazi party down, one douche at a time.
There is a pretty great story here and I found myself really enjoying it from start to finish. The New Order manages to encapsulate a lot of personality in its story and characters, as well as its themes because let’s be honest, killing Nazis is a beat we can all dance to.
The music in this game is outstanding. Setting the tone is one thing, but going out of their way to create a sound that truly feels like it’s at home within the world by using techniques that were prevalent within the time period, brings a new level of immersion to the world and the players that experience it. The soundtrack is downright easy to listen to and is even worth listening to when you aren’t playing the game and that’s high praise from me.
If you enjoy solid shooting games that are well made and effective, then you’re going to get a kick out of Wolfenstein. I found myself replaying it a good few times just to get the buzz that it provides.
- Incredible gameplay
- The story is brilliant
- Graphics and world design are simply stunning
- Too short
- No multiplayer
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