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8.0

1489 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

perfect blend of old and new school shooter

posted by Igneuss (LEBANON, VA) Jun 6, 2014

Member since Jun 2014

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

All I can say is wow. Epic conclusion for he series if they stop here which they could.

The story, acting, animations, etc are all excellent. The visuals could have been a little better and the glitches a little less in number would give this game an easy 9.

This game is even better in terms of story than Watch Dogs which I played before this.

You got the perfect blend of old school shooter well mixed with modern shooters. You got the cover mechanics. A bleed out-health return system with a touch of old school health and armor. All the weapons and their effects are also nicely done and for once dual wielding was done right in the last 3 years!

The only thing the game lacks is a solid multiplayer and a longer story. I completed the game on average in about 15 hours taking my time. it's got adventure style puzzles, mini quests, and some cool qte-like sequences.

I'd highly give this game a rent and if you're a fan of the series buy it and add it to your collection.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Great

posted by Mad_Dog_555 (CHESTER, VA) Jun 6, 2014

Member since May 2014

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

At first in the beginning I was thinking this is just another FPS was not to impressed. But after playing for a couple of hours the game just keeps getting better and better. Only bad thing I can think of is sometimes the controls get messed up sometimes. You could be using a gun turret and he will switch to using your other guns while aiming sometimes and waste ammo lol. Could be my controller but I enjoyed every minute of this game so far.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Giving substance to an otherwise mindless shooter

posted by Jon_Hop (LARGO, FL) Jun 5, 2014

Member since Jun 2014

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I did not think it was possible to flesh out the protagonist in a Wolfenstein game, but the developers at Machine Games have managed to do just that in a very crafty, meaningful way.

Where some reviews have knocked The New Order (TNO) for relying on shooting tropes from a bygone era of gaming, I personally find it refreshing and exciting all at once. Gone are the regenerating health and superfluous amounts of shields that have been given out so freely in previous shooters. In their place comes a somewhat tedious, but welcomed, system of picking up your health and armor that is scattered quite liberally.

On top of this, from the moment you "stab" the first enemy on to picking up your first gun and subsequently mowing down legions of Nazis from that point on, there is a sense of awkward, gritty gravity to each of these kills. It may just be me, but the sound design for this game pops, literally, as each shot from your guns hits their targets with an unnerving sonic accuracy. The controls for this game make such kills possible with a dedicated Lean / Cover button and dual wielding capabilities; again, much welcomed additions to such a shooter.

It has been quite a while since any depiction of war-time violence / human rights violations hit home for me, and for some reason the depiction of concentration camps within TNO is done to a viscerally well degree. Smoke stacks, incinerator rooms, filthy bunks with fecal matter and flies, it's there and it's disturbing. For all the mindless killing comes some time for reflection and reverence for what was lost during this war and what we can do as global citizens moving forward into the future.

Too deep for a Wolfenstein review, I know, but as shallow as this game can sink with the violence, it can soar to the proper heights of making you reflect; forced / arbitrary or not, it's welcomed.

Closing: Great gameplay coupled with even better controls and a narrative that handles various WWII moments issues interest

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