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Name: Wolfenstein: The New Colossus
Release date: October 27, 2017
Platforms: PC, XONE, PS4
Genre: FPS

Description

Wolfenstein: The New Colossus is an FPS developed by MachineGames and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is a sequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order. It is set in a version of the 50s where the Nazis have won and overtaken America. You, as B. J. Blazkowicz, must confront this threat and put an end to the Nazi regime, or die trying.

The gameplay is very similar to the previous Wolfenstein -  arranged in chapters, where the player goes through linear levels and blasts enemies to pieces with a myriad of different weapons. There is also a cover system. The game overall purposefully emphasizes over-the-top violence to make killing enemies satisfying.

Recommendation

The game was very positively received, with some people calling it better than its prequel. The story is very cinematic and is heavily focused on, and even though the mechanics are somewhat simplistic, they serve their purpose well. The level design and the atmosphere are considered spectacular though, and some of the story twists are ones that you will genuinely remember. The characters also received significant praise, with the sadistic villain being one of the more interesting ones in the genre.

Metacritics Rating: 86 (PC)
Our visitor's rating: N/A
Average playtime: 10-20 h

Our recommendation

If you liked the previous one or just want a good story-based, atmospheric shooter, then this is the one for you.

Description

Wolfenstein: The New Colossus is an FPS developed by MachineGames and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is a sequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order. It is set in a version of the 50s where the Nazis have won and overtaken America. You, as B. J. Blazkowicz, must confront this threat and put an end to the Nazi regime, or die trying.

The gameplay is very similar to the previous Wolfenstein -  arranged in chapters, where the player goes through linear levels and blasts enemies to pieces with a myriad of different weapons. There is also a cover system. The game overall purposefully emphasizes over-the-top violence to make killing enemies satisfying.

Recommendation

The game was very positively received, with some people calling it better than its prequel. The story is very cinematic and is heavily focused on, and even though the mechanics are somewhat simplistic, they serve their purpose well. The level design and the atmosphere are considered spectacular though, and some of the story twists are ones that you will genuinely remember. The characters also received significant praise, with the sadistic villain being one of the more interesting ones in the genre.

WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW COLOSSUS DLC LISTarrow

Note: We are only showing paid DLC at this time. Free DLCs will be added at a later date.

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What does it add?

This first DLC in the Freedom Chronicles series lets you play as the unbreakable Joseph, quarterback forced to play soccer for the Nazis, who has a special ramming ability. It adds about 1 hour of story gameplay.

Buy this if:

  • You want to play more Wolfenstein
  • You want to play aggressively 

Traditional store price: 9.99 $
Release date: Dec 14, 2017
Trailer: YouTube

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What does it add?

This second DLC in The Freedom Chronicles series lets you play as a former OSS agent, Jessica Valiant, while she's infiltrating a film studio turned into a Nazi propaganda machine. There is an emphasis on stealth gameplay. It adds about one hour of gameplay.

Buy this if:

  • You like the character's premise
  • You want more of a stealth-focused gameplay

Traditional store price: 9.99 $
Release date: Jan 30, 2018
Trailer: YouTube

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What does it add?

This third DLC in The Freedom Chronicles series lets you play as a US Army captain Gerard Wilkins, who has to reunite with his old comrade and infiltrate a fortified island on Alaska, where the Nazis are making a super weapon. It adds about one and a half hour of gameplay.

Buy this if:

  • You want a less serious story
  • You like the Alaskan environment

Traditional store price: 9.99 $
Release date: Mar 12, 2018
Trailer: YouTube
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Platforms: Classic store price: Key store price:
Standard Edition PC, XONE, PS4 59.99 $ 17.53 $
Season Pass PC, XONE, PS4 24.99 $ 18.59 $
Digital Deluxe Edition PC, XONE, PS4 79.99 $ N/A

Edition Chart

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