Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus - Nintendo Switch Edition

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Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus - Nintendo Switch Edition is ranked in the 66th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 41 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

72%

Critics Recommend

Based on 41 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

GameXplain
Loved
GameXplain

Top Critic

Loved
Jun 29, 2018
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Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Jun 28, 2018

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus thrives on the Nintendo Switch

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Destructoid
Unscored
Unscored
Jun 29, 2018

Wolfenstein II makes some acceptable compromises to run on Switch

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Scored Reviews

Gaming Nexus
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Jul 23, 2018

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus plays great on the Nintendo Switch, though if you have a chance to play the game docked, it is definitely the way to go. But either way, New Colossus is an amazing game, with a rich universe, gonzo cinematic storytelling, and great-feeling combat. Not having played the first title is no reason not to jump into Wolfenstein II, and the Switch is a completely viable way to experience the touching lunacy of this series. Highly recommended.

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Impulsegamer
4.4 / 5.0
4.4 / 5.0
Jul 8, 2018

If you're looking for a well-made first person shooter with plenty of action and soul, Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus ticks all the right boxes on the Nintendo Switch as developers Panic Button have successfully ported this game onto a far less powerful console that works like a treat, even with the slight graphical hit!

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Wccftech
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2018

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is possibly the best shooter campaign available on the Nintendo Switch, with some impressive graphics. The image can be occasionally blurry, and the game definitely runs better elsewhere, but this is a great example of technical wizardry on the behalf of Panic Button, not to mention a brilliant shooter for all Nintendo Switch owners to enjoy.

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Digital Chumps
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 15, 2017

The game looks solid, the intensity of the original release is still intact, and the gameplay doesn't drop off much when playing it portable. It's a must-have for Nintendo Switch owners dying for a first-person shooter.

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Hobby Consolas
85 / 100
85 / 100
Jun 28, 2018

Panic Button brings all the nazi-punching action from the 2017 FPS to the Nintendo Switch with great results. When playing in portable mode the experience can be compromised, but in TV never ceases to amaze how great everything has been translated, from the frantic shootings to the charisma of the cast.

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ZTGD
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 10, 2018

Although this game is worthy of a good score, I cannot recommend this version to anyone who owns a PC or other console, as having it playable on the go is not worth the premium it costs to do so. However, if the Switch is the only console you own and you have been waiting for the port to arrive, then go ahead and grab it. It's one helluva great game and, quite honestly, a miracle of coding.

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Nintendo Enthusiast
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 28, 2018

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus for Nintendo Switch packs the same brilliant punch as it did on other platforms.

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IGN
8.5 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Jul 4, 2018

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus for Nintendo Switch is a respectable port of one of the best games released last year, and greatest shooters of this generation. Its brilliantly written cast of characters and excellent gunplay come through well enough even viewed through muddy textures and minor frame rate drops. It's not the prettiest or smoothest way to experience Wolfenstein 2, but it gets the job done.

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Game Informer
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 2, 2018

Wolfenstein II on Switch is the real deal, offering an only slightly degraded version of the bloody and memorable adventure

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AusGamers
8.5 / 10.0
AusGamers
pikamus

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Jul 17, 2018

Even without the DLC packs, it's great that we get to play Wolfenstein II on the Switch - and just like with DOOM this is a wonderful addition to the Switch family.

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Cultured Vultures
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 6, 2018

Shed some blood, save the world. It's a long hard road but the journey is incredible and fun, while the big advantage here is being able to take the slaughter on the go. It isn't the best version visibly, but for Switch owners who haven't experienced the glorious bullet-bath, it's a pure thrill.

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GamePro
85 / 100
85 / 100
Jul 1, 2018

Wolfenstein 2 is also on the switch a spectacle, but graphic fetishists should play the PS4 or Xbox One version because of the technical losses.

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Atomix
82 / 100
82 / 100
Jun 29, 2018

Panic Button studios did it again! First with DOOM's port and now with Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus on the Switch, they have managed to deliver and increidible experience for a memorable FPS into the portable console. A must to play on the Nintendo's platform.

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PowerUp!
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Jul 9, 2018

That Wolfenstein II The New Colossus was even released for a Nintendo console is amazing enough. However, the fact that the port of Wolfenstein II The New Colossus on Switch is good is even better.

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

8 / 10
Jul 2, 2018

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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Areajugones
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 30, 2018

This port is, simply put, just ok. The graphic quality has been downgraded significantly in order to make the core of the experience, which is the gunplay, still smooth and enjoyable even in handheld mode. Definitely, Switch is not the best place to play Wolfenstein II but, at least, the gameplay is good enough to make killing nazis on the way a total joy.

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IGN Italy
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 28, 2018

With Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Panic Button is reconfirmed as a very talented developer to bring triple A titles on Switch.

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COGconnected
80 / 100
80 / 100
Jul 6, 2018

The technical shortcomings do have me hesitant to recommend this over the other versions if you have the means to play them, but if the Switch is the only console you have, you'll still get your money's worth, without a doubt.

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TrustedReviews
Jun 29, 2018

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is a fantastic Switch port courtesy of Bethesda and Panic Button which takes last year's awesome FPS and ensures it continues that legacy even when you're playing it on the move. Another great addition to the ever-growing Nintendo library.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jun 29, 2018

While its graphical downgrade is hard to miss, that doesn't detract from the fact that this is the best single-player FPS experience you can have on Switch right now. The lack of a multiplayer mode (the versions on other consoles didn't have one either, so don't worry about being short-changed) still grates, but with its brilliantly-written story and intense action, not even 2017's DOOM port can stand up to B.J.'s latest war on the Reich.

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FNintendo
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 8, 2018

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus lands on the Nintendo Switch and while it does not look its best, the newfound handheld function adds a whole new layer to the experience. Thanks to its good and enjoyable campaign mode and amazing game environment, this is one very recommended piece of work for any FPS fans out there with a Switch.

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We Got This Covered
Jul 6, 2018

There are better-looking versions of this wonderful shooter, but Wolfenstein II on the Switch is a technical marvel in its own right.

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Critical Hit
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 17, 2018

Panic Studio's port of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus may be a game of compromises, but the amitious effort still manages to capture not only the complete content of the original game but also its very essence.

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Spaziogames
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 28, 2018

Panic Button's work is commendable. On Nintendo Switch, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus offers the same quality of the original adventure, without altering the great personality of MachineGame's work. We can therefore unleash Terror Billy's fury against the Nazi army, embracing dozens of guns and experimenting original mechanics, at any time and in any place. The price to pay will be slightly limited graphics, but that does not hinder the dynamism that characterizes the action-packed gunplay.

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NintendoWorldReport
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 28, 2018

Its story, with few exceptions, is excellently written and performed. A reliance on long, pre-rendered cutscenes may bog down the pacing now and then, but even in those moments the story was compelling enough to keep me going. The Switch is clearly pushed to the breaking point by some of the more intense moments, but it manages to pull through with only a few, albeit substantial issues. Wolfenstein II is another strong addition to Bethesda's growing Switch library and another praiseworthy effort from Panic Button.

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SA Gamer
8 / 10.0
SA Gamer
Ed Bartholomew
8 / 10.0
Jul 8, 2018

Wolfenstein II for the Nintendo switch is a first-person shooter that has been ported to the Nintendo Switch after been released on other platforms. Taking place in an alternative history where Nazi Germany won WW2, it is a fast pasted game that provides a bloody but enjoyable experience.

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GameSpace
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 8, 2018

Despite its shortcomings, Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is a great playthrough. Specifically, I think it caters to a group of gamers that, until last year, were really missing out on the mobile platform. It demonstrates the potential of the Nintendo Switch as a serious FPS console while still offering the mobility and freedom that Nintendo strives to obtain. If you haven't picked up Wolfenstein 2 yet and own a Switch I think, despite its issues, you'll really enjoy the playthrough.

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IGN Spain
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Jun 28, 2018

A good version for Nintendo Switch of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. It is true that it has taken almost a year to arrive, it is true that it is suffering a low resolution and graphics but the playable experience is still intact. A fantastic violent and frenetic shooter to enjoy anywhere thanks to Switch. And there are very few.

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GameZone
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 7, 2018

If you have yet to play this masterpiece and only own a Nintendo Switch, I'm happy to report that Wolfenstein II on Nintendo Switch is handled with great care despite its issues and is still an effective way to experience MachineGames' alternate history epic.

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CGMagazine
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2018

Considerable compromises were made on a technical level, but Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is still one of the best shooters on the Nintendo Switch.

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Worth Playing
7.4 / 10.0
7.4 / 10.0
Jul 10, 2018

Is it the best version of the game? Not by a mile. Is it enjoyable? Yes, and that may be all you need to know. It is a playable, albeit technically flawed, version that runs on a tablet. If you can play it elsewhere, you should. If you can't, the Switch iteration does a serviceable job of sharing B.J. Blazkowicz's action-packed journey.

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GameMAG
7 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

7 / 10
Jul 1, 2018

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus for Switch is another amazing port from Bethesda that manages to look pretty and works well on the Nintendo's portable console. As in the case with Doom, this is a great opportunity to play one of the best shooters anywhere, without being tied to the TV. If you prefer to play at home on a large 4K-display, it's better to buy a version for PC, PS4 PRO or Xbox One X.

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Gameblog
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jul 2, 2018

Wolfenstein II on Nintendo Switch is an impressive port, as soon as you play it on portable mode and not on TV mode.

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Pure Nintendo
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2018

Wolfenstein II for the Nintendo Switch is action-packed and full of awesome Nazi killing. But a few things hold the game back from reaching its full potential on the latest Nintendo platform, which makes it a little more ideal to play the game on other supported consoles if you have them available.

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Game Revolution
Jul 5, 2018

On the one hand, it's really cool that Panic Button was able to port Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus to Nintendo Switch. .... On the other hand, the only thing the Switch version has going for it is that it's portable. In every other regard, Wolfenstein 2 is better on other platforms.

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Cubed3
6 / 10
Az Elias

Top Critic

6 / 10
Jul 17, 2018

A mixed bag of emotions and gameplay sum up Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. A lot in the way of graphical fidelity has been hacked away at in order to get this on Nintendo Switch, but it is quite clear those who are interested in this FPS know exactly what to expect on that front. Despite the obvious visual downgrade, coupled with the pacing and storyline issues, there is still a solid arcade game here that can sit alongside DOOM (or maybe the next shelf down).

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Attack of the Fanboy
Jul 2, 2018

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus on the Nintendo Switch is the worst version of a great shooter.

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Slant Magazine
Jul 3, 2018

At least one aspect of the gameplay inadvertently confirms the feeling that Blazkowicz is just a shell of a person.

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