Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

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Dan Stapleton

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9.1 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2017

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is a fantastic single-player shooter, but what really got me invested was the brilliantly written characters and the performances of its cast. BJ and his crew are full of spirit and personality, and General Engel is as memorable a nemesis as you're likely to find in games. Machine Games has once again turned the well-worn act of mowing down Nazis into something to get excited about.

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Recommended
Oct 27, 2017

Vicious, affecting, witty, spaced-out, crude, inventive, morbid and for the most part, a success.

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81 / 100
Oct 26, 2017

The New Colossus is a fun and frantic FPS, even if it doesn't feel quite as fresh as The New Order did.

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Oct 30, 2017

Wolfenstein 2 offers slick shooting, plenty of spectacle, and heaps of fun characters to interact with. The plot is far from perfect, and levels are a touch dull, but overall it's a must-play.

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Oct 27, 2017
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Metro GameCentral

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9 / 10
Oct 27, 2017

Some of the most fearless and idiosyncratic storytelling ever seen in a video game, married to one of the most viciously entertaining shooters of the generation.

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9.8 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

Wolfenstein II brings the gruesome thrills and spins an unforgettable story filled with believable characters fighting for a better world

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9 / 10
Oct 26, 2017

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus' story of resistance is made more powerful by giving you the tools in combat to overcome incredible odds. [OpenCritic note: Kallie Plagge reviewed the PS4, XB1, PC (9/10) and Switch (8/10). Their scores have been averaged.]

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9 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

And that's the strength of this sequel. It balances a steady stream of suffering and hurt with exuberant humanity. It deals with our darkest impulses and our best, and plays them both up to a ridiculous degree. There's nothing subtle about Wolfenstein 2, but it's all affecting in a way that makes the game feel special and coherent. There are moments in the game that made my heart swell, while others were so grisly I had to look away.

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Unscored
Oct 30, 2017

The New Colossus crafts a world that can deliver exciting action and human drama. The messy gunfights give way to something much larger. The New Colossus examines violence, resistance, and the necessity of revolution. It's bloody and occasionally silly but never stupid or crass.

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Oct 26, 2017

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus builds on the first game, making for another superb linear first-person shooter campaign. It's an empowering journey that BJ goes on—rising from his near death experience from The New Order to be stronger than ever, befriending others who are just as tough and ready to take back what the Nazis stole from them: their country.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2017

Part political commentary, part comic-book farce, completely bat**** insane, and as primal as an FPS title can be, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is certainly recommended. It has a great cast, stunning visuals, breathless combat, and unforgettable story moments.

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Oct 26, 2017

Other than a few technical issues, I have to say the game exceeded my expectations. Sure, the story can be a little all over the place, but that's the cost of taking the franchise in a little more in-depth direction. The New Colossus firmly establishes the alternate universe that we were introduced to in The New Order and is an excellent foundation for future entries in the series.

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88 / 100
Oct 26, 2017

One of the most charismatic shooters of 2017, attending to screenplay. Other features aren't as surprising, but overall we have a remarkable action experience.

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8 / 10
Oct 30, 2017

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is a great follow up to The New Order, though it isn't necessarily that much better. The gameplay presents a solid first person shooter while the narrative gives us a protagonist who bears scars of battle outside and in. There are some issues when it comes to how difficult the game can get at times, but fans of first person shooters and compact single player titles should definitely give Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus a shot.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

The New Colossus launches as one of the most polished and gratifying shooters of the decade. With a stunning gunplay and a very improved narrative aspect, MachineGames and bethesda have created a incredible experience that no one should miss.

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Erik Kain

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8 / 10.0
Nov 4, 2017

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is a great follow-up to The New Order, though it falls short in level design and stealth. It's well worth your time and money if you love single-player games, but it wouldn't kill you to wait for a sale.

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9 / 10
Nov 6, 2017

I loaded up Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus and expected to find something that was fun and outrageous with its violence. I got that, but I was shocked at just how much truth it had in it when dealing with good versus evil and hate versus love.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2017

Wolfenstein II is a live proof of the continued success of single player games by providing an exciting story with unexpected events, well-designed characters, dramatic moments, flawless audio performance, a versatile play style that serves both intruders and direct fights, and evolving abilities over time make The player feels the personal strength of BJ and the importance of what he does in his desperate attempt to eliminate Nazism.

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Unscored
Oct 27, 2017

Fans of the predecessor should snap this up ASAP. More casual shooter fans should tread cautiously.

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