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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

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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.

General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4May 4, 2015
Xbox OneMay 4, 2015
PCMay 4, 2015
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Publishers: Bethesda Softworks, Grip Games

Genre: First-Person Shooter

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.

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

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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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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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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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