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GF Rating
7.8

346 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

Mixed Feelings

posted by Deathpact (MARENGO, IL) Jul 23, 2014

Member since Feb 2013

I was excited to try this game as I enjoyed the previous Wolfenstein titles. When it came in the mail I was over joyed. I popped it in. Immediately I found that the character voices are very quiet while the action around them is very loud. Luckily I play every game with subtitles so I over looked this. I decided to play on the hardest difficulty since I'm not a new comer to shooters. Things were going great until about chapter 6 or so. Then the frustration began. Note, this isn't because "I'm not doing good, this game sucks!" Here's what happened.

You find yourself heading towards a hallway literally filled with enemies. There are 2 heavily armored shotgun enemies, which are extremely hard to kill on UBER. Nothing a few grenades and well aimed shots can't handle. I'm leaning and shooting from cover when I realize I'm getting damaged A LOT from behind. Thinking an enemy flanked me I turn around only to see my team mate. Yes, your team mate's shots hurt you. Keep in mind you can't even shoot at your team mate so why they thought one sided friendly fire was a good idea is beyond me. I overlook it, pick up some health and continue to clear the hallway. I see an enemy laying on his back in a last stand position, aiming his pistol at me. I shoot him a bunch before I realize he's dead, but glitched. Okay, one glitch isn't too bad.. I continue, getting to the end of the hall triggers a dog to pop out and obliterate your health. You head down and there's about 4 more tough enemies. Finally I get past this extremely hard segment and head outside. No checkpoint, more tough guys. The enemies I kill start to glitch, I kill them and they just stand there. My team mate rushes to the car after I clear the enemies. I can't get in. So I go explore a bit, at full health. No enemies in site, I turn to check out a narrow corridor. Instantly get peppered by phantom bullets and die. Forced to replay the entire segment.

TL;DR: The game is fun but glitches and poor design ruin it.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Wolfenstein

posted by miketittle (GRAND RAPIDS, MI) Jul 22, 2014

Member since Oct 2011

Wow this game is insane and and gory

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Fantastic Back-to-Basics Shooter

posted by Tirade (GLENDALE, CA) Jul 8, 2014

Top Reviewer

Member since Oct 2009

Thank goodness for a return to a shooter that is not trying to re-invent the genre by also being an RPG or strategy game - it's DNA is firmly rooted in successful First Person Shooters of the past.

Uncomplicated story, great character writing, evil badguys, cool weapons, solid gameplay, simple controls.

It makes you wonder why some developers struggle so much with this genre. Wolfenstein: The New Order makes it look easy.

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