Percentile Rank

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is ranked in the 31st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 130 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

35%

Critics Recommend

Based on 130 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Ars Technica
Unscored
Unscored
Jul 25, 2019

Buy it if you have an ideal co-op partner, want a simpler co-op alternative to MMO-like shooters, or just really, really like newer Wolfenstein games. Otherwise, proceed with caution.

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Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Jul 25, 2019

Youngblood is a meat-and-potatoes first-person shooter where all the systems work well, the enemies provide a brutal challenge, and a friend can come along with you through the whole thing. It seems like it was designed as a relatively inexpensive crowd-pleaser of an FPS, and I will admit that I was very entertained.

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VG247
Unscored
Unscored
Jul 25, 2019

Most of its good points are inherited from the last game, and while the excellent level design improvements are welcome, there’s not enough variety to get the most out of them.

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ACG
Wait for Sale
ACG

Top Critic

Wait for Sale
Jul 25, 2019
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USgamer
Unscored
Unscored
Jul 25, 2019

The new Wolfensteins have always encouraged multiple playstyles, but Youngblood is the first time they've actually felt viable.

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Expansive
Liked-a-lot
Expansive
Jay Jones
Liked-a-lot
Jul 26, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a smartly designed, well polished, and – most importantly – an entertaining shooter that you can play online with your friend with only one copy of the game. It’s more than just your average spin-off and Buddy Pass works just great. In fact, it might just be a landmark moment for the industry as we transition to a bigger, bolder, new generation. We know how much Bethesda like to trial and tinker with new things. Wolfenstein: Youngblood is definitely one of their better experiments.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Jul 26, 2019

Even if you don’t care about disjointed storytelling, repetitive levels or cringe-worthy jokes, I can’t recommend Youngblood.

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Skill Up
Unscored
Unscored
Jul 29, 2019
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Eurogamer
No Recommendation / Blank
No Recommendation / Blank
Jul 30, 2019

Two players, two developers, but half the story: this spin-off isn't firing on all cylinders, but the combat is still hugely satisfying.

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Player2.net.au
C
C
Aug 4, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a pretty rough ride that takes two steps back for every step it takes forward.

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Unboxholics
Maybe
Maybe
Jul 31, 2019

It's Wolfenstein as you know it but with a co-op aspect and more colourful and wacky characters. Some RPG elements are not quite up to the standards of the rest of the game and its hub system for the missions disappoints.

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Scored Reviews

Generación Xbox
9.1 / 10.0
9.1 / 10.0
Jul 29, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood maintains the quality of other deliveries and improves on other sections, such as multiplayer. Possibly one of the best in the series.

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NoesPaisparaFrikis
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 7, 2019

If you liked Wolfenstein's previous installments, you will love this one, as it continues with the history of the Blazcowickz in the 80s and gives you the opportunity to play it with a friend, without skimping on blood, violence, and Nazi destruction.

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Impulsegamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Aug 1, 2019

Supercharged, righteous co-op shooter, full of girl-power

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IGN Spain
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2019

MachineGames continues to raise the overall level of the Wolfenstein franchise, although it could have taken more advantage of the cooperative and there is excessive grinding.

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VideoTime
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Aug 7, 2019

Since it was published in 1981 under the development of Muse Software, the Wolfenstein saga has been one of the pillars of the video game industry.

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GaminGuardian
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 24, 2019

Wolfenstein Youngblood success in presenting a fresh approach to the FPS genre, with a great coop and an interesting story where the daughters of BJ Blazkowicz are looking for him in Paris.

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Gamefa
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a very good fast-paced action game that also has some RPG elements that make gameplay deeper than the previous installments in these series. Some of the RPG elements like leveling system may hinder the pace of the game in some ways, nonetheless, it is still a "Wolfenstein", a fast action game based on shooting and destroying every Nazi you see. The level design is more sandbox and non-linear and each mission offers you different ways to finish it. The AI of the partner in single-player mode has some issues, but if you play the game in co-op, it will be full of fun and great moments. At all, If you are fan of Wolfenstein series orlooking for a fast co-op action game full of killing and levelling, Wolfenstein: Youngblood is an amazing choice for you.

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PlayStation Universe
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is an excellent stopgap before the inevitable Wolfenstein 3. You can dip your toes back into the world and the new combat changes come together to create the best combat in the series. Light RPG elements help add a new flavour to the franchise as well. Jess and Soph are the standout stars of Youngblood and help lift up the underwhelming and largely inconsequential main narrative. The overall package isn't as good as The New Order, but Youngblood is a silly, fun, and gory romp worth experiencing.

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Bazimag
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is not a complete and flawless game; Its ordinary plot has so much room for improvement, not having split-screen co-op is a big negative point, and most importantly it looks more like a DLC than a full game. But when you consider that this co-op game is being sold only for $30 and the fact that its gameplay, characterizations, sound, and controls are all superb in terms of quality, it makes experiencing it even on single-player mode worth it. Wolfenstein: Youngblood is one of the best shooters released this year; a title that can easily please fans of the first-person shooter genre to a great extent.

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Game Informer
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2019

This side chapter provides a steady dollop of Nazi-massacring fun, especially if you have a pal along for the ride

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Everyeye.it
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2019

This "supplementary" episode recovers the typical gunplay of the series, looks with interest at the structure of The New Colossus, but adds some new ingredients to weigh the formula.

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Mighty Games Mag
84 / 100
84 / 100
Aug 6, 2019

Wolfenstein Youngblood is the perfect game for everybody, who ever wanted to play a Wolfenstein spin-off with a friend. The coop-features are truly convincing as well as the typical Wolfenstein gameplay and humor. As Wolfenstein Youngblood is not a full price title, we have to accept a less complex story and noticeable rare cutscenes.

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GamePitt
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2019

Despite changing a number of mechanics and aspects of the game, I thoroughly enjoyed playing Wolfenstein: Youngblood. If you’ve got a friend to play with, or don’t mind jumping in with a stranger, then the enjoyment you’ll get out of the title will be a lot more than playing solo, not because it’s bad if you play on your own, it’s just a bit harder as your AI companion can be a bit unpredictable. There are tonnes of side missions, collectables and secrets to uncover, but the game does begin to get a little repetitive and annoying with the respawning enemies and level-based bullet sponges. However, I don’t mind monotony and repetitive games as it means I can play them without being 100% focused all the time, so I personally found the experience enjoyable and entertaining, especially the narrative later on into the game.

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GameSpew
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 30, 2019

Despite its issues though, Wolfenstein: Youngblood remains yet another solid entry in the Wolfenstein series.

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Worth Playing
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2019

Despite some big changes to the overall formula, Wolfenstein: Youngblood remains another solid entry in a very reliable series.

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The Games Machine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood could be wrongly categorized as a "more of the same", but the many new features make it an indispensable title for fans of the series, even if these new mechanics aren't always without flaws.

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Spaziogames
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a new concept for the franchise and the Arkane's hand touches the game design. Not all the innovations fit well with the formula, especially for the RPG elements.

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Heavy
8 / 10.0
Heavy

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Jul 29, 2019

As a side project, Wolfenstein: Youngblood comes off better than expected.

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TrueGaming
8 / 10.0
TrueGaming

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Jul 30, 2019

Youngblood allows you to kill lots of Nazis but with a friend this time with new co-op focused features that blend well into the experience. Lots of content and alternative paths and hidden items here and there makes it a great deal at half the full price

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PCGamesN
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 25, 2019

Considering it's 'only' a spin-off, this is a riotous and well-designed entry in the series - however, it's built with co-op in mind. Solo play is fun if flawed, but play with a friend, and you'll both have one of the best shooter experiences of the year so far.Chris J Capel

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Saving Content
Jul 29, 2019

While I complain about Wolfenstein: Youngblood, the issues I have with it center around the inclusion of RPG mechanics that don’t really find their place in this game, and hurt it in the long-run. Arkane’s influence to level design makes these places feeling more lived in, and more interesting than any of the locations in The New Blood, The Old Blood, or even The New Colossus despite the populace having been displaced due to the occupation. As a primer for the events of Wolfenstein III, it’s well worth the price of admission. You can still be a turbo killer as one of the Terror Twins, by murdering Nazis with reckless abandon with a shitload of heavy weaponry — and that’s more than enough for me.

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Hobby Consolas
80 / 100
80 / 100
Jul 26, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood falls a step behind previous games... Which doesn't mean is bad at all. The formula works as fine as ever, and there are some very welcome changes. You can kill nazis with a friend, too, which means this game freaking rules.

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Guardian
Jul 25, 2019

The Nazi-splattering franchise returns, with thoughtful level design compensating for a lack of true play flexibility

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TrustedReviews
Jul 25, 2019

The usual Wolfenstein brilliance is here, and MachineGames have shown they've got a great handle on splattering fascists.

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SECTOR.sk
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2019

New style of Wolfenstein with young generation of killers is different, but still full of action and with cooperation.

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Rectify Gaming
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 7, 2019

Despite it’s lackluster gunplay, Youngblood’s co-op and intricate level design make for a solid chapter in the Wolfenstein saga.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 26, 2019

The Blazkowicz sisters steal the show in a bite-sized cooperative spin-off FPS that packs a hell of a punch, further invigorating the franchise.

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Game Rant
Game Rant

Top Critic

Jul 25, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood attempts to take the franchise in a new direction by focusing less on linear narrative and more on co-op and progression.

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PC Gamer
79 / 100
79 / 100
Jul 25, 2019

Youngblood's gorgeous, terrible world is worth exploring, despite a slight narrative and oppressively boring progression systems.

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Merlin'in Kazanı
79 / 100
79 / 100
Jul 26, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is one of the nice first person shooter game for this year. Besides while playing game, co-op mechanics are not very usefull.

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GamePro
77 / 100
77 / 100
Jul 25, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood offers entertaining co-op fun, but it can not keep up with its predecessors

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Glitched Africa
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a fun shooter and that is about it. The story comes across like the scrapings from the bottom of a barrel, the characters are dull and the half-decent world is brought down by tedious missions and terrible backtracking. The game could have been a great introduction to the BJ twins but now I hope I never see them again.

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Nintendo Times
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2019

GOOD - Liberating Paris from the Nazis is a lot of fun, and even more so with a friend. If you like the rebooted Wolfenstein games then you’re bound to love this one too. C’mon, it’s killing Nazis.

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Gamerheadquarters
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 29, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood introduces two really awesome characters, with a twist on the franchise that doesn’t necessarily deliver in full.

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DualShockers
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2019

Wolfenstein Youngblood is hit and miss in a lot of ways, but at the very least, MachineGames has been able to capitalize on the promise of making a fun co-op shooter.

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TechRaptor
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 29, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is more or less just as good as its predecessors but the implementation of some of the new gameplay features leave the tiniest of imperfections in an otherwise excellent game

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Press Start
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 28, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is some of the most fun I've had with the new saga of Wolfenstein games, but that came at the cost of the hallmark storytelling that MachineGames has become synonymous with. It's a gratifying cooperative experience that I can wholeheartedly recommend if you have a friend to blast through it with, but I can't provide the same sentiment if you're a solo player. It suffers from a myriad of issues that keep it from being something extraordinary, but that doesn't mean Youngblood isn't worth experiencing if someone can join you for the ride.

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SomosXbox
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 30, 2019

The action is still exciting, it's hard not to get hooked on the gunplay, and it delivers a better setting and level design thanks to the collaboration of Arkane Studios.

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SwitchedON Gamer
75%
75%
Aug 16, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood isn’t bad, but it’s not amazing either. It’s a serviceable Wolfenstein entry with some great standout parts—like the gunplay—but also has odd coop mechanics that detract from the gameplay. The difficulty feels unbalanced: you start out super weak and enemies are super bullet spongy. This eases over time as you gain levels and purchase gun upgrades, but it’s a slow grind.

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Areajugones
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2019

A non-linear based campaign without a defined rhythm, a progression system taken from the RPG genre that does not adapt well to the personality of the saga, and a set of skins and payment methods that are, unfortunately, a great burden that the outstanding gunplay and the new cooperative mode can hardly drag.

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GotGame
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 2, 2019

All in all, Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a nice change of pace in the series. It will definitely wade us over until the real future of the franchise makes itself clear to us.

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Cerealkillerz
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 24, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a bold experiment for the series which doesn't fully succeed in what it is trying to achieve. The potential behind the open spaces in the world are instantly thrown over by repetitive tasks and an inconsistent level structure. If you are looking for more Wolfenstein or some quick co-op action with a good story, you'll still have some fun with game.

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Just Push Start
3.6 / 5.0
3.6 / 5.0
Jul 30, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a weird experience. The shooting mechanics could be a lot better and the RPG mechanics could be dialed back and it would be an amazing experience, but it isn’t.

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Gamersky
7.2 / 10.0
Gamersky
金闪闪老里

Top Critic

7.2 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2019

Youngblood is a solid shooter just like its prequels but features co-op experience this time. Killing Nazis is as satisfying as usual, but the story is too dull to keep me engaged.

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Digital Chumps
7.1 / 10.0
7.1 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2019

It is what it is — a reasonably priced spin-off of the series that is not bad, it’s just limited in its scope and replay value, though your mileage may vary greatly depending on who you have to co-op with.

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jul 26, 2019

A flawed but enjoyable co-op spin-off that's unfocused and scrappy but still manages to find lots of entertainingly imaginative ways to kill Nazis.

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Echo Boomer
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 4, 2019

This Wolfenstein spin-off bets on a shared experience, with a risky game that works as intended. But Youngblood also leaves the taste that it would be a way better game if it was designed in a more tradicional and familiar format, in line with the rest of the series.

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GameSkinny
GameSkinny
Sergey_3847

Top Critic

Aug 5, 2019

Youngblood is no New Colossus, but it offers something fresh and new, even though that alone may turn away lots of old-time fans of the series.

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GameSpace
7 / 10.0
GameSpace
Jatobi

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2019

Wolfenstein Youngblood is a spinoff of Wolfenstein New Colossus. Like Old Blood, it ditches the in depth story in favor of gunplay and carnage. The core gameplay simply outweighs the story by a large margin. Good graphics and gunplay can only carry your game so far. Fans of the series like it for the story, not the gameplay alone, and thus will likely be as disappointed as I was.

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Hardcore Gamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Jul 29, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood begins with Soph and Jess killing their first Nazi and ends with both caked in blood from their conquests.

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BaziCenter
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jul 26, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a hit and miss co-op experience, doing good in some areas and failing at some others, weak AI being the most important of them. On the good side, improved level design and gun play help to save the day. In the end, if you can try the co-op experience with a real person, go for it. Otherwise, you probably want to stay away from it.

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Paste Magazine
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a stylish detour that allows the series to safely explore some new directions while setting the scene before the next game. But it's not taking the risks where it really counts. In an era where right-wing extremism is an increasing threat, and the line between fantasy and reality becomes blurred, the visible politics of Wolfenstein can't shoulder the weight of the game alone.

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PC Invasion
Jul 26, 2019

The series returns with its incredible first-person shooting, wild gunfights, and a ton of Nazi killing. Unfortunately, that's about all it brings. The narrative is fairly shallow and it does little to add anything new while we wait for the next main Wolfenstein game.

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Screen Rant
Jul 26, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is about freedom in more ways than one.

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Jump Dash Roll
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jul 30, 2019

Enjoyable, but not as engaging as previous entries, Wolfenstein: Youngblood does a good job of attempting to branch the series out from its trademark style.

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Digital Trends
Jul 25, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood takes a new, cooperative path, but still delivers nazi-killing fun.

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Cheat Code Central
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Jul 30, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood comes off as a big experiment, and attempts to take something people like and do something new with it. I’m glad MachineGames was afforded the creative leeway to make it.

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Gameblog
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 2, 2019

Wolfenstein Youngblood is a pretty good FPS, with solid gameplay, nice level design and intersting cooperative mecanics.

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AusGamers
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 29, 2019

Now with an invitation that reads, plus one.

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GamingBolt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is very clearly not Wolfenstein 3, and you shouldn't expect it to be. It's a side-story before the final chapter in MachineGames Wolf saga, and for what it is, it's a lot of fun. It doesn't succeed at everything it does – the RPG mechanics in particular feel tacked on and needless – but its open-ended nature and excellent level design still make it a really good Nazi-slaying time.

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God is a Geek
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 2, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a fun if slightly buggy shooter, made more interesting with the addition of a friend to help you punch Nazis to the face.

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Pardis Game
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 6, 2019

Youngblood is a bold move; some of its changes are good ad reasonable. Some of the others seem great on paper but are not executed well. And some shouldn’t even exist in the first place (I’m looking at you microtransactions). Maybe those good ideas will have better execution if the developers learn from their mistakes but that is for the future titles to be seen. But what about Youngblood itself? If you’re a Wolfenstein fan, despite its flaws Youngblood can be enjoyable; like a cold drink in this hot summer

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PlayStation LifeStyle
7 / 10.0
PlayStation LifeStyle
Brianna Reeves

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Jul 30, 2019

In many respects, this entry feels more akin to an Arkane game and not enough like the Wolfenstein experiences we've come to know and love. At the very least, the future is bright, especially if Soph and Jess come along for the ride. Their brilliantly written and performed sisterly banter somewhat makes up for this largely disjointed and underwhelming venture into the franchise's broader horizons.

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Oyungezer Online
7 / 10.0
Oyungezer Online

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2019

If you're looking for something to play during summer drought you should give it a chance, but don't expect a quality narrative and scenario like the one The New Colossus offers.

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GameMAG
7 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

7 / 10
Jul 26, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is great action game with awesome graphics, decent set of weapons, huge bosses and good shooter mechanics. Levels have become wider and now there's even more nonlinearity, however the project suffers from a weak plot, repetitive random side-quests and character' level constraints. If you liked the previous games in the series or you are a fan of the genre, ready to put up with new problems, you can try. Especially since Youngblood is sold at a price twice lower than the usual release.

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Pure Nintendo
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 19, 2019

Overall, Youngblood is a welcome reinvention of the series, but lacks the personality of what makes a Wolfenstein game. Microtransactions aren't as bad they're made out, but it is still understandably going to impact each person differently. The extensive replay incentive and a charming, albeit short, story are appreciated. If you are a Wolfenstein enthusiast, this game definitely deserves at least one playthrough— just make sure you won't have any interruptions during your sessions.

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COGconnected
69 / 100
69 / 100
Jul 25, 2019

Wolfenstein Youngblood looks great and has solid shooting mechanics, but misses the mark when it comes to the things that have become Wolfenstein’s greatest strengths.

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Cultured Vultures
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jul 29, 2019

Even if its gunplay is fluid and its new protagonists offer a nice change of pace, Wolfenstein: Youngblood forgets what made the previous games so enthralling to chase trends that betray the Wolfenstein DNA to its own detriment.

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ZTGD
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2019

In the end, Youngblood is a budget priced spinoff that works in the gameplay department just like the previous games, but lacks in a lot of other areas.

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GamingTrend
65 / 100
65 / 100
Aug 11, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood falls dramatically short of its predecessor in most ways and feels like a missed opportunity for a great focused, story-driven co-op game. That said, killing all of Hitler's best friends with a co-op partner at your side isn't without its enjoyable moments.

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Atomix
65 / 100
Atomix
Alejandro Nevarez

Top Critic

65 / 100
Jul 30, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a game with interesting ideas, but not so bright execution. The multiplayer mode makes the experience fun, but the level design quickly makes the game tedious.

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Game Debate
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2019

It breaks my heart a little to slap a relatively low score on this. Both The New Order and The New Colossus were fantastic reinventions of a venerated gaming franchise, delivering satisfying gunplay with surprisingly touching narrative hooks. Youngblood still has that great feel, it's just wrapped up in a co-op focused bubble which detracts from the traditional flow of the game.

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IGN
6.5 / 10.0
Dan Stapleton

Top Critic

6.5 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2019

Youngblood is aggressively okay, but doesn't come close to recapturing the joy of its predecessor.

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PowerUp!
6.3 / 10.0
6.3 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2019

There’s plenty of fun to be had but it’s not quite the Nazi killing romp I wanted

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Stevivor
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 30, 2019

At the end of the day, Wolfenstein Youngblood is largely forgettable.

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Saudi Gamer
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Aug 1, 2019

A very polarizing game, that doesn't want you to love it despite your efforts. A lighthearted romp through some beautiful scenery coupled with some novel ideas, bogged down by a plethora of nuisances and annoyances.

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WellPlayed
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2019

In reality, it’s developed into a shallow game with little to no story content but lots of tedious busywork. Its great moment-to-moment gameplay isn’t enough to distract from how the game is built around artificial padding that even houses a pay-to-win microtransaction economy

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Destructoid
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2019

Maybe I just expected too much, but I find myself missing the careful balance of story and gameplay that The New Order had down pat. Youngblood makes plenty of strides forward for this series, but it also takes some steps backward that end up hurting the overall package.

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Fintendo
Aug 15, 2019

"Tango takes two."

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Xbox Achievements
60%
60%
Jul 28, 2019

On paper, Wolfenstein: Youngblood should be completely brilliant. A stellar shooter imbued with RPG depth and open-ended level design? How could it possibly fail? By making the RPG elements meaningless; that's how.

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Critical Hit
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 30, 2019

Wolfenstein Youngblood is a disappointingly bland shooter that fails to capture the intensity or passion of New Order and New Colossus, delivering a humdrum experience plagued by uninteresting design and grindy gameplay

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GamesFinest
6 / 10
6 / 10
Aug 2, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood manages, at least against the competition, to create a coherent, cooperative game structure, which, however, is stumbling especially on the motivational level. The initial narrative profundity paired with the excessive, hyperbolic spikes neither manage to successfully level the following story neglect nor the missing sympathy of a Wolfenstein. The usual level of difficulty and the resulting tactical scale can at least temporarily comfort the viewer about the repetitive structures and banalities within the quest structure. Meanwhile, both the solid technical framework and the visual dedication, along with Bethesda's attractive Buddy Pass offer, manage to give Youngblood at least some of the raison d'être it desperately needs. What remains is an entertaining journey into the abstruse realms of the parodistic 80s, which thanks to a high degree of uniformity and an inconsistent narrative ultimately gambles away immense potential.

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CGMagazine
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood feels less like the story-driven co-op shooter that it should have been, and more like a product made to cash in on the legendary IP.

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Explosion Network
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 29, 2019

Ignoring the bugs I encountered for a moment: I have enjoyed Wolfenstein: Youngblood. It's an odd entry into the franchise and I'd love to know the thought process that led to its creation, but for those seeking a 10-12 hour co-op shooter, you could certainly do worse than this mixed bag.

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The Outerhaven Productions
Jul 26, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood still features the excellent gunplay that the series is known for, only this time it's paired with excellent level design thanks to the contributions of Arkane Studios. Unfortunately, the game falls flat just about everywhere else, with a paper-thin story, tacked-on RPG mechanics, repetitive side missions, and dumb AI.

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GRYOnline.pl
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2019

A few fun moments is too little to even say that I had fun. Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a bizarre hybrid – a rail shooter with grind and endgame reminiscent of open-world games. An RPG looter-shooter without loot or real rewards. The game fails to be good at any single element it offers, and a ton of games out there is better at all of them.

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GamesRadar+
GamesRadar+

Top Critic

Jul 29, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a spin-off with big ambitions let down by lacklustre execution.

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GearNuke
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2019

Wolfenstein Youngblood suffers from a myriad of issues including bad game design, unnecessary gameplay clutter, and a forced shift to co-op gameplay that hardly feels ideal. It is a disappointing entry in the classic Wolfenstein series that has delivered some of the best first-person narrative-focused shooters this generation.

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TheSixthAxis
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jul 29, 2019

Youngblood feels like Wolfenstein got drunk and ended up at the wrong party. It's still able to pull off some of the same old tricks, but it feels wildly out of place alongside RPG-style levelling from Destiny or The Division. The next entry needs to go back to the previous formula, let me shoot my way through hordes of Nazi's and spin a good yarn.  Go home Wolfenstein, you're drunk.

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Wccftech
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Aug 1, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood just never finds the right groove. The game's needless RPG elements, microtransactions, and sloppy non-linear structure are obvious mistakes, but it also has some surprising basic level design and pacing problems. Wolfenstein: Youngblood can still be good, visceral fun in fits and starts, but overall, the game lacks the maturity of the elder Blazkowicz' adventures. The links above are affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, Wccftech.com may earn from qualifying purchases.

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Thumb Culture
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Aug 6, 2019

All in all, I quite enjoyed playing Wolfenstein Youngblood. I thought the two character’s relationship was fascinating and their journey was captivating to see how far they would go in order to find out what happened to their dad. Yes it was a little samey at times, and I couldn’t care about what the side missions had to offer, apart from levelling up of my character, but I enjoyed using the different weapons in deciding the best ways to kill the “Zitadelles”, “Zerstorers” and “Ubersoldats” as well as the many, many soldiers standing in my way. This isn’t a great game compared the previous Wolfenstein games, but this is more of a bridge in the gap to fill whilst waiting for the mighty Wolfenstein 3. Therefore I gave this a sexy Thumb Culture Silver Award.

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Bloody Disgusting
Jul 28, 2019

The story and characters and shooting that make Wolfenstein shine are still all here. But, the structure has shifted those elements around, producing something that just doesn’t feel like Wolfenstein anymore. If you like loot-shooters and would like to play one with a Nazi-killing coat of paint, Wolfenstein Youngblood is basically that. But, if you come to Wolfenstein for well-realized characters and pulpy stories, Youngblood is defined by their absence.

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Luis Alamilla
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2019
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Daily Mirror
Aug 6, 2019

Youngblood just cannot hope to fill the power armour clad boots of New Colossus. It's a good shooter and great co-op game but don’t expect much more than a run and gun.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Jul 25, 2019

If you are, looking for a straight forward co-op shooter with plenty of customization and collectibles, you might enjoy the game with friends or random online players. Solo players should probably avoid this one though.

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GBAtemp
5.9 / 10.0
GBAtemp

Top Critic

5.9 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2019

If you're a Wolfenstein fan, don't buy this game. Not yet at least, wait until it's at least 30-50% off. This game is not worth full price.

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New Game Network
58 / 100
58 / 100
Aug 1, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is an adequate shooter, buried under a glut of unnecessary RPG elements and an obnoxious focus on cooperative play. Fans should look to the other games in the series to quench their thirst for straightforward Nazi killing.

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Gaming Nexus
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Aug 7, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood takes one of my favorite FPS series and ruins it with repetitive grind, bloated FPS mechanics, a broken, mandatory co-op system and a frankly insulting story. Don't touch this one with a ten foot pole.

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GameZone
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Jul 30, 2019

If you're looking for something to tide you over until the inevitable Wolfenstein 3, Youngblood probably won't scratch your itch. It takes many steps back to the point where it feels like a lesser experience even when compared to shooters beyond this series. There's little of value added and it fails to even be declared average at best thanks to bugs and poor AI.

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NoobFeed
55 / 100
55 / 100
Jul 28, 2019

Wolfenstein holds a high position among a lot of FPS gamers. Wolfenstein: Youngblood seeks to carry the torch of this respected series but not only drops the torch but sets fire to everything around it. The cutscenes share The New Colossus' extraordinary quality and the new protagonists Jessica and Sophia provide authentic entertaining performances. However, many of the archaic mechanics that were vexing in the previous games are still present here. Wolfenstein: Youngblood starts strong, with a brilliant cast of characters and incredibly choreographed cutscenes but slowly falls due to the repetitive missions and bullet sponge-like enemies.

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SomHráč.sk
50%
50%
Aug 7, 2019

It's evident that MachineGames aren't completely comfortable with the genre and gameplay concepts they've chosen for Wolfenstein: Youngblood. The only thing that still holds up is the feel of the combat, everything else is a bit disappointing.

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PSX Brasil
50 / 100
50 / 100
Aug 6, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood gave the developers the opportunity to bring new things to the series, but the result wasn't as good as many expected. We hope that Wonfenstein 3 reminds us what made the series so special.

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Push Square
5 / 10
5 / 10
Jul 29, 2019

Thanks to questionable tactics, a tedious and boring structure, bullet spongey enemies, and a narrative that's completely throwaway, Wolfenstein: Youngblood is far and away the worst entry in the franchise this generation. Some of its inventive combat mechanics remain intact, but they're completely overshadowed by throwaway side quests that we were tired of five years ago. This is a boring, tedious slog through Nazi-occupied Paris that you can probably skip.

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Windows Central
Aug 5, 2019

Ultimately, Wolfenstein: Youngblood feels more like the product of a shareholder meeting, where non-gamers pushed this idea of turning Wolfenstein into a quasi service-type loot shooter, only without loot.

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MonsterVine
2.5 / 5.0
2.5 / 5.0
Aug 2, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood succeeded in doing something I didn’t think possible: killing all enthusiasm I had for the series. Sure, the gunplay still feels great but that doesn’t matter when the entire product is hampered by tone-deaf mechanics that are trying to fix a game that wasn’t broken.

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Game Revolution
Jul 28, 2019

Intentions to do something different are appreciated, but the way these additions sabotage the previously pristine core mechanics will only make your blood boil instead.

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PCMag
Jul 31, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is as run-of-the-mill as you can get. The Nazi-killing angle and co-op functionality give the game an interesting edge, but the forced RPG mechanics and limitations that arise from it keep Youngblood from greatness.

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Twinfinite
2.5 / 5.0
2.5 / 5.0
Jul 31, 2019

With this latest installment, it feels as though Machine Games is both running out of ideas and losing the plot a little with what fans have celebrated about this modern era of the Wolfenstein.

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Shacknews
5 / 10
5 / 10
Aug 13, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood feels like a short co-op experience stretched out over a barebones RPG skeleton. It doesn’t feel comfortable in its own skin. It’s too thin in some parts while being bloated and lumpy in others. Whatever it is, I don’t really want to touch it. Ultimately, it’s just a disappointing sidestep in an otherwise fantastic franchise.

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3DNews
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2019

Shallow, samey and unneeded. Youngblood is a huge letdown because of how blatantly it doesn't respect your time and money.

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The Game Fanatics
4.7 / 10.0
4.7 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a mediocre spin-off. There's some charm and fun to be had, but it is not worth suffering through the tedium.

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Softpedia
4.5 / 10.0
4.5 / 10.0
Aug 9, 2019

More so, if you're a fan of the series, don't force yourself to try it for the sake of nostalgia, as it has almost nothing "Wolfenstein-ish" left in it.

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GameCrate
4.3 / 10.0
GameCrate
Aaron Mickunas

Top Critic

4.3 / 10.0
Aug 2, 2019

If you're looking for combat, which I imagine most fans of a dystopian Nazi-killing game would be, look the other way. Likewise, if you're looking for a great co-op experience to try out with a friend, prepare yourself for disappointment. And if you do end up buying this game, for the love of all that is holy, please turn on your own music.

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Niche Gamer
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2019

At this point do I believe that MachineGames can make another good Wolfenstein game? Honestly, I do not know, even with the help of a talented studio like Arkane, they were up able to learn from their previous mistakes. Honestly, Wolfenstein fans deserve better than what they got here and that is saying something.

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We Got This Covered
Aug 2, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood feels like a non-essential addition to the franchise, and a game that is sorely missing the humanity of BJ Blazkowicz.

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EGM
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Aug 7, 2019

All MachineGames and Arkane Studios needed to do was make a straightforward, cooperative Wolfenstein experience. Instead, Youngblood replaces the series' celebrated narrative twists and turns with humdrum XP grinding and a live-service model. It would be bad in most games, but the fact that it's in a Wolfenstein title makes it sting a little bit worse.

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Cubed3
4 / 10
4 / 10
Aug 10, 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is hurting without B.J.. While he was sort of made out to be a tool in The New Colossus, his daughters are insufferable dude-bros who only want to kill - they just so happen to use Nazis as an excuse to justify their bloodlust. There are no more soulful internal monologues, instead these girls cause tons of collateral damage, and the game acts like its cute. The gameplay is so flawed on a fundamental level that it is beyond saving and all of it is for the sake of padding.

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Daily Star
Aug 5, 2019

It is what it is — a reasonably priced spin-off of the series that is not bad, it’s just limited in its scope and replay value, though your mileage may vary greatly depending on who you have to co-op with.

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Slant Magazine
Jul 31, 2019

It experiments with all the weakest parts of the series and ties them together with a new, tedious progression system.

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