Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood Reviews Summary

Summary: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood acts as a nice stopgap before the big release of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. It continues the first game's fantastic gunplay, but does not offer the punch the first title's story gave.

Satisfying Gameplay

The same guns-blazing, Nazi-killing fun that the series is known for.

Fan Service and Nostalgia

Fans will appreciate the nods back to The New Order and previous games.

Weak Story

Instead of launching a bold new narrative, The Old Blood plays it safely in The New Order's shadow.

Rating Summary

Based on 80 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

58%

Critics Recommend

Based on 80 critic reviews
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70 / 100
May 6, 2015

MachineGames are still masters of first-person violence, but this return to Castle Wolfenstein doesn't give them anything new to work with.

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No Recommendation / Blank
May 7, 2015

If all that is expected of an expansion or spin-off is to deliver more of the same, then The Old Blood goes above and beyond its obligations. The decision to downplay the story elements does sometimes leave it feeling a bit overwhelming and stodgy - the textures and rhythms that made its predecessor such a sleeper hit simply aren't here - but as a lovingly crafted continuation of a game that was already pretty bloody great, there's little here worth complaining about.

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IGN

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
May 8, 2015

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood doubles down on blood and guts, but in doing so sacrifices some of its heart.

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May 8, 2015

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is very much an expansion of its fun, entertaining predecessor, but doesn't quite pack the same emotional clout. Still, a great FPS worthy of your attention.

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8 / 10
May 5, 2015

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.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 9, 2015

With myriad nods to Wolfenstein's past, The Old Blood captures the essence of the series, but does less than The New Order to advance it

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7 / 10
May 17, 2015

The Old Blood's madcap attitude shines throughout its campaign, but the game fumbles when it strays from its Nazi-filled levels.

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7 / 10.0
May 5, 2015

The Old Blood mostly nailed the components that made New Order good, but it doesn't quite manage to capture what made it great.

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No
May 7, 2015

A tiresome throwback to Wolfenstein's more forgettable days.

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May 6, 2015

Smaller in scale than last year's epic adventure, The Old Blood treads familiar, blood-soaked ground and doesn't offer much in the way of new ideas. However, it's very well produced, has some great moments of dialog, and offers a load of Nazi-slaughtering action that's somewhat relentless, but still plenty entertaining.

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