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Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus review
by bgsmith3

Machine Games did it again and continues to prove why I favor their shooters over the likes of Activision, Treyarch, Infinity Ward and so many others. The New Colossus takes a further step into this nightmarish world in which the Nazis won WWII. If the first game was unsettling, this game doubles down on the unsettling nature. The New Colossus picks up after the events of The New Order. This time BJ and his resistance set their sights on liberating the United States of America from Nazi control. The story still indulges in the usual absurdities and over the top action, violence and mayhem that Machine Games has now settled in to. But at the same time underneath all of those things are actual characters, and a truly appealing story. The gameplay is better than The New Order, more weapons are added and the dual wield option has been updated and improved to add some variety to the usual Nazi killing antics and improve the bloody, brutal rampage that BJ continues on. Even more variety is added to the gameplay with special perks and equipment that you obtain almost mid game (which is a complaint). Sometimes there is a repetitive nature to some of the missions and level layouts, but it does not impeded on the enjoyment. The Normal difficulty proved to be enjoyable. It wasn't too easy and provided a nice balanced game. The higher difficulties on the other hand are pretty stressful. And "Mein Leben"......well I don't want to talk about that. Overall, this is a fantastic game. The graphics are improved, the concepts, the overall artwork and quality of the game, all of those things cement this game as one of the best games to come out in 2017…now that I mention it, 2017 was such an all around good year for video games and movies.

Rating: 5/5
«Blew my mind»
«Just one more turn»
«Beaten more than once»

Other reviews9

6/10 - space nazis go boom 
This is probably the only FPS campaign game where I enjoyed the story and cutscenes significantly more than the gameplay. I played the previous two Wolfenstein games as well and I just don’t think the gameplay is anything special. The stealth bits can be fun and you get some good action shootouts but there is something to the feel of the guns and movement that I just don’t really like. That being said , I still really enjoyed this game, and it’s because the story is fucking wild in all the right ways. It doesn’t hold anything back and it’s so good. The cutscenes look sweet and I honestly preferred just watching the cutscenes to playing the game. The story took many turns I didn’t see coming. I loved the ending. A great game to play high. 

Final Score: A-
A mixed bag, but when it's good, it's highly entertaining. Killing Nazis doesn't get old. There is some real creativity in the story that is immensely entertaining B-grade stuff. The game begins jarringly, with a sadistic set of choices you are forced to make. Thankfully, this stops relatively early on in the game, and the game finds its stride as the Nazi-killing romp begins.
Over the top, super fact paced, great story, must play.
Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Actually, the Game would be a clear Buy recommendation ... Unfortunately not in the German Version or in the current State. I would have no Problem removing the Symbols, but unfortunately complete Passages of text were changed and thus the Joke was destroyed. A Soldier who Gives Ku Klux Klan Members a Lesson in German (a la Monty Phyton "Romans goes home"), no, that is changed to a Quiz round where Just Annual numbers are Queried ... Really? A Scot who has an ingenious Accent in the Original and in the German Version, of course, all High German speak Without any Accent ... So much Atmosphere is lost there. Unfortunately, there is also no Way to switch to the English Language. Therefore, I will never buy a German Version of the wrong game again, thank you for this Lesson. Edit: A̶̶u̶̶s̶̶s̶̶e̶̶r̶̶d̶̶e̶̶m̶̶ ̶̶l̶̶e̶̶i̶̶d̶̶e̶̶t̶̶ ̶̶d̶̶a̶̶s̶̶ ̶̶S̶̶p̶̶i̶̶e̶̶l̶̶ ̶̶u̶̶n̶̶t̶̶e̶̶r̶̶ ̶̶M̶̶a̶̶s̶̶s̶̶i̶̶v̶̶e̶̶n̶̶ ̶̶t̶̶e̶̶c̶̶h̶̶n̶̶i̶̶s̶̶c̶̶h̶̶e̶̶n̶̶ ̶̶P̶̶r̶̶o̶̶b̶̶l̶̶e̶̶m̶̶e̶̶n̶̶ ̶̶ ̶̶A̶̶b̶̶s̶̶t̶̶ü̶̶r̶̶z̶̶e̶̶ ̶̶ ̶̶A̶̶r̶̶t̶̶e̶̶f̶̶a̶̶k̶̶t̶̶e̶̶,̶̶ ̶̶U̶̶I̶̶ ̶̶i̶̶n̶̶k̶̶l̶̶u̶̶s̶̶i̶̶v̶̶e̶̶r̶̶ ̶̶a̶̶l̶̶l̶̶e̶̶r̶̶ ̶̶T̶̶e̶̶x̶̶t̶̶e̶̶ ̶̶w̶̶i̶̶r̶̶d̶̶ ̶̶k̶̶o̶̶m̶̶p̶̶l̶̶e̶̶t̶̶t̶̶ ̶̶u̶̶n̶̶l̶̶e̶̶s̶̶b̶̶a̶̶r̶̶.̶̶ ̶̶D̶̶a̶̶s̶̶ ̶̶s̶̶c̶̶h̶̶ö̶̶n̶̶e̶̶ ̶̶i̶̶s̶̶t̶̶,̶̶ ̶̶d̶̶a̶̶s̶̶ ̶̶w̶̶a̶̶r̶̶ ̶̶a̶̶m̶̶ ̶̶R̶̶e̶̶l̶̶e̶̶a̶̶s̶̶e̶̶ ̶̶T̶̶a̶̶g̶̶ ̶̶s̶̶o̶̶,̶̶ ̶̶d̶̶a̶̶n̶̶n̶̶ ̶̶h̶̶a̶̶t̶̶ ̶̶N̶̶V̶̶I̶̶D̶̶I̶̶A̶̶ ̶̶e̶̶i̶̶n̶̶e̶̶n̶̶ ̶̶b̶̶e̶̶t̶̶a̶̶ ̶̶T̶̶r̶̶e̶̶i̶̶b̶̶e̶̶r̶̶ ̶̶h̶̶e̶̶r̶̶a̶̶u̶̶s̶̶g̶̶e̶̶b̶̶r̶̶a̶̶c̶̶h̶̶t̶̶,̶̶ ̶̶m̶̶i̶̶t̶̶ ̶̶d̶̶e̶̶m̶̶ ̶̶d̶̶a̶̶s̶̶ ̶̶S̶̶p̶̶i̶̶e̶̶l̶̶ ̶̶p̶̶r̶̶o̶̶b̶̶l̶̶e̶̶m̶̶l̶̶o̶̶s̶̶ ̶̶f̶̶u̶̶n̶̶k̶̶t̶̶i̶̶o̶̶n̶̶i̶̶e̶̶r̶̶t̶̶e̶̶ ̶̶ ̶̶j̶̶e̶̶t̶̶z̶̶t̶̶ ̶̶g̶̶a̶̶b̶̶ ̶̶e̶̶s̶̶ ̶̶a̶̶l̶̶l̶̶e̶̶r̶̶d̶̶i̶̶n̶̶g̶̶s̶̶ ̶̶e̶̶i̶̶n̶̶e̶̶n̶̶ ̶̶S̶̶p̶̶i̶̶e̶̶l̶̶ ̶̶u̶̶n̶̶d̶̶ ̶̶d̶̶i̶̶e̶̶ ̶̶P̶̶r̶̶o̶̶b̶̶l̶̶e̶̶m̶̶e̶̶ ̶̶s̶̶i̶̶n̶̶d̶̶ ̶̶z̶̶u̶̶r̶̶ü̶̶c̶̶k̶̶,̶̶ ̶̶n̶̶u̶̶r̶̶ ̶̶n̶̶o̶̶c̶̶h̶̶ ̶̶v̶̶i̶̶e̶̶l̶̶ ̶̶s̶̶c̶̶h̶̶l̶̶i̶̶m̶̶m̶̶e̶̶r̶̶ ̶̶a̶̶l̶̶s̶̶ ̶̶z̶̶u̶̶v̶̶o̶̶r̶̶ ̶̶(̶̶a̶̶u̶̶c̶̶h̶̶ ̶̶m̶̶i̶̶t̶̶ ̶̶d̶̶e̶̶m̶̶ ̶̶n̶̶e̶̶u̶̶e̶̶n̶̶ ̶̶a̶̶k̶̶t̶̶u̶̶e̶̶l̶̶l̶̶e̶̶n̶̶ ̶̶N̶̶V̶̶I̶̶D̶̶I̶̶A̶̶ ̶̶T̶̶r̶̶e̶̶i̶̶b̶̶e̶̶r̶̶) ̶̶.̶̶.̶̶.̶̶ ̶̶g̶̶u̶̶t̶̶ ̶̶g̶̶e̶̶m̶̶a̶̶c̶̶h̶̶t̶̶ ̶̶M̶̶a̶̶c̶̶h̶̶i̶̶n̶̶e̶̶ ̶̶G̶̶a̶̶m̶̶e̶̶s̶̶.̶̶.̶̶.̶̶ ̶̶ ̶̶V̶̶o̶̶n̶̶ ̶̶d̶̶a̶̶h̶̶e̶̶r̶̶ ̶̶g̶̶a̶̶n̶̶z̶̶ ̶̶k̶̶l̶̶a̶̶r̶̶ ̶̶F̶̶i̶̶n̶̶g̶̶e̶̶r̶̶ ̶̶v̶̶o̶̶n̶̶ ̶̶d̶̶e̶̶r̶̶ ̶̶d̶̶e̶̶u̶̶t̶̶s̶̶c̶̶h̶̶e̶̶n̶̶ ̶̶F̶̶a̶̶s̶̶s̶̶u̶̶n̶̶g̶̶ ̶̶u̶̶n̶̶d̶̶ ̶̶g̶̶e̶̶n̶̶e̶̶r̶̶e̶̶l̶̶l̶̶ ̶̶b̶̶i̶̶s̶̶ ̶̶d̶̶i̶̶e̶̶ ̶̶P̶̶r̶̶o̶̶b̶̶l̶̶e̶̶m̶̶e̶̶ ̶̶B̶̶e̶̶h̶̶o̶̶b̶̶e̶̶n̶̶ ̶̶s̶̶i̶̶n̶̶d̶̶, ̶̶ ̶̶s̶̶p̶̶a̶̶r̶̶t̶̶ ̶̶e̶̶i̶̶n̶̶e̶̶ ̶̶M̶̶e̶̶n̶̶g̶̶e̶̶ ̶̶N̶̶e̶̶r̶̶v̶̶e̶̶n̶̶.̶ With the current Patch AND Since I have switched back to the NVIDIA Driver 388.10, at least for me the technical Problems of the Game have been fixed so far (With Current 388.13 Driver continues to be Problems!). Actually, I would like to give the Game a neutral Rating now (which unfortunately does not exist in Steam), as this is and remains a Review For the "German Edition" and for me the Problems with Localization described above still persist. Technically, Wolfenstein 2 (meanwhile) is a solid Shooter if you can look past the localization story. Persally, however, I would prefer the English Version to 100%.

+ Varied cast of interesting characters; compelling Villain in Engel
+ Story is surprising and delightfully ridiculous
+ Solid gunplay

- Game demanded slower, methodical, less fun play
- Awkward cutscenes and character models
- Too long; lost interest
Brutal, with a kinda «b-movie»-humor. Wolfenstein is linear and about corridor-type level design. But there is something cool when you charging through the levels like a chainsaw cutting jelly-dolphins. Train yourself at throwing axes for half a level. Hunt down officers before no one notice. Kill all the nazis with evil laugh. Oh man, you gonna like courtroom escape scene for sure))) 
A fantastic addition to the series that continues what New Order finished. The gameplay, guns and exploring is very similar, it feels very episodic as expected. Some great characters and good voicing push the story. It ran smooth on my mid range i5 970 PC with medium to high settings.
«Can’t stop playing»