Wolfenstein: The New Order - Xbox One

  • Publisher: Bethesda
  • SKU: 1346014
  • Release Date: 05/20/2014
ESRB Rating: Mature
Blood and gore, Intense violence, Strong language, Strong sexual content, Use of drugs
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (770 out of 800)

Product Details


  • Developer: MachineGames
  • Publisher: Bethesda
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Genre: First Person Shooter
  • Release Date: 05/20/2014

Synopsis


Have you ever asked yourself what our world would be like if history had unfolded differently? Have you ever wondered what would happen if one link in the chain of events was reversed? What if, for example, the Nazis had won World War II? The answer is that the face of this planet would be forever changed, irrevocably damaged. The year is 1960 and the worst has happened. The Nazis turned the tide of World War II in their favor with a new, mysterious brand of advanced weaponry that, along with unrelenting force and intimidation, brought even the most powerful nations to their knees. Who among this conquered planet has the courage to stand up to the merciless regime? What man has the guts and the skills to save the world from the grip of this iron fist? You are B.J. Blazkowicz, American war hero, and you are the only man capable of rewriting history. Only you can save us all.

Launch the most daring counter-offensive in history in Wolfenstein: The New Order, a game that puts you up against oversize Nazi robots, hulking Super Soldiers and elite shock troops in intense first-person combat. Break into hidden research facilities and heavily guarded weapons stashes to find out where the Nazi's advanced technology came from, and level the playing field by upgrading your own tools of destruction with what you find. From mountaintop car chases to underwater exploration, Wolfenstein: The New Order cultivates an unbelievably exhilarating adventure with high-octane action and an immersive game narrative, created by a group of seasoned developers at MachineGames and rendered in stunning detail with the id Tech 5 engine. So if you think you have the heart and the daring of a hero, go up against this terrifying Nazi regime and restore history to its rightful place.

Features


Launch a daring, against-all-odds counter-offensive against the global Nazi regime after their World War II win as war hero B.J. Blazkowicz

Journey across Europe to infiltrate the Nazi's most guarded facilities, battle high-tech Nazi legions and take control of the super weapons that have conquered the Earth

Face off against oversize Nazi robots, hulking Super Soldiers and elite shock troops, all using a mysterious, advanced technology

Break into research facilities and heavily guarded weapons stashes to collect the ultra-advanced Nazi technology and upgrade your own tools of destruction

Engage in intense action that includes mountaintop car chases, underwater exploration, player-controlled Nazi war machines and more



Overall customer rating

4.5
97%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Old School Fun Meets New School Consoles

    Posted
    StokedRider
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Wolfenstein: The New Order is the first game developed by MachineGames, a new game development studio comprised of industry veterans who worked on such titles as The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay and The Darkness. After leaving Starbreeze, these talents started MachineGames to continue their passion of making great games, and if Wolfenstein: The New Order is any indication, this studio has a bright future ahead of them. First and foremost, Wolfenstein: The New Order is a single player game. Is that a negative? Not one bit. There are enough multiplayer games out there if that's what you're into, and only a few of them actually succeed, so it's best to leave multiplayer to the games that have people who want that and not waste resources on it when they could be better spent making a meatier and more satisfying single player game, and that's exactly what MachineGames did with Wolfenstein: The New Order. Depending on your style of play, you can get 20 hours out of this game on one playthrough, which is very long for a first-person shooter. In addition, both running & gunning and stealth are viable options since the level design allows for exploration and planning which is important if you're play stealthily. This also adds replay since here are two different ways you can play the game. As for the shooting, it's so buttery smooth and packs a punch. I haven't played a shooter in a very long time that felt this good. As for stealth, it's pretty basic but satisfying. It's fun throwing knives at the enemy or using a silenced pistol. :) Onto the graphics, this game is available on Xbox One, PS4, PC, Xbox 360 and PS3, so it's a cross-generational release, which means it won't be the most graphically impressive game you've ever seen. Sometimes it looks outstanding, sometimes it looks okay, and other times you'll notice that some textures aren't as detailed as they could be. With that said, Wolfenstein: The New Order is a rarity on consoles like Xbox One and PS4 since it outputs native 1080p resolution and 60 frames-per-second on both. Now the big surprise for me is the story. Wolfenstein was never known for story, but The New Order changes that. Likable protagonists, despised antagonists, all wonderfully voiced and acted. In addition, the soundtrack is tops. Wolfenstein: The New Order surprised me by how good it is. Probably my favorite FPS since Half-Life 2.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good game, not great

    Posted
    DannySATX
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    SPOILERS I'm a fan of anything Wolfenstein/DOOM/Quake. So I was excited about this release, especially on Xbox One. I have to say I was a little disappointed. The game is not bad, just not as good as it could've been. For starters, this is an FPS - from one of the franchises that pioneered the FPS. So you expect firefights, gun battles and the like. Sadly, this game promotes, sometimes forces, you to sneak around with a knife. It also forces you to rely heavily on a laser cutter. Not the kind of FPS experience that I was hoping for. There's also no multiplayer or coop. In all fairness, the laser cutter doubles as a very cool laser shooter - though with limited capacity. All of the weapons are a lot of fun to shoot, when you do get to use them. I wish there was a "BFG" somewhere. I really miss having a weapon that will lay waste to everything with one shot. The variety of weapons is nice, as is the dual wielding for some. There are some rare opportunities to fire larger artillery weapons, but it's done sparingly which was a little disappointing #one sequence takes you to a cutscene when you pull the trigger, kinda lame#. The story is nothing spectacular. The "bad germans" won WWII and are the ruling class of Europe. You join forces with a group of resistance fighters in Berlin and lead the charge to take down Deathshead. The dialog is a little cheesy and there are a few too many cutscenes for my taste - some that you can't skip. The ending is very predictable. There are actually two slightly different storylines, depending on how you play the game. The enemy AIs make for fun, challenging targets. The bosses are also pretty cool, but the actual battles were a little boring. There's a VERY cool throwback to old school Wolfenstein within the game #hint: take a nap on the top floor bed when you get to the safehouse#. The graphics on Xb1 are very clean/clear with no frame rate issues that I could see. The unlockables aren't all that great #I thought unlockable concept art died out in first gen console games??#. I did enjoy this game, though it fell short in a few aspects. I plan to keep it and play through a couple more times.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great story, Average shooter

    Posted
    Trobadour
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member
    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    This game is, by its definition, a standard shooter. The mechanics are all similar to other FPS games, so if you are used to this type of game, them you will feel right at home. This, however, helps you focus less on the mechanics themselves and allows you to pay attention to the plot, which is actually interesting (after the intro, that is). You have to get through an over-the-top set piece before you see what I am talking about story wise. It is believable within context and you can relate to the characters feelings and emotions. At least, that's how I would feel if things panned out like they do in the game. Buy this game for the story and nothing else. If your looking for a fun shooter, there is one to be had here, but there is no multiplayer. However, an interesting decision early on in the game encourages to do two playthroughs, but I won't spoil the fun. Dual wielding the gun is fun at first, but then it becomes cumbersome with too many enemies on screen, since it is less accurate and more clunky. I, instead, found it more satisfying to go for stealth kills. I do like having both options at hand. Minor issues with AI not recognizing you on rare occasion, but in those cases, it usually works to your advantage. Overall, I would rate the game a 7 out of ten, which is not a bad rating. Buy it, play it, and then, take advantage of the Best Buy return program so that you can invest in another game. You will have fun with this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game

    Posted
    xxsaintaddictionxx

    This game in my opinion is absolutely phenomenal I was skeptical at first because of all the hype but the graphics are great the gameplay is great its truly amazing. I'm not to sure why these people are complaining about gameplay as well as physics of the game I do however agree the "DOOM" beta trial is a load of well cant say on here but you catch my drift. Maybe the ones that complained about this game play should go back to playing camp of duty and battlefield "three/four" <==. Which just saying neither of them ever changes Wolfenstein: the new order on the other hand did change for better where as the older Wolfenstein games lacked in physics of in game play although the stories were ok and the online was just pure terror in the older Wolfenstein games this game has a great story it is somewhat of a bummer there is no online but the story makes up for it if you don't like playing campaigns this isn't for you the graphics are amazing unlike call of duty's... which has no grit war games are supposed to be brutal guns blazing not sit in a corner camp wait for enemy's to come to you this game has it all I recommend to anyone who truly likes these types of games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Return to the Castle Wolfenstein Built

    Posted
    Puentebravo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    To be upfront: I had no idea this game was coming out in may until I saw advertisements for it. I'd been loosely following news about it, but hadn't really bothered to check into it. I've been a fan of Wolfenstein since its first iteration invented the first person shooter; Return to Castle Wolfenstein still stands as one of the best PC shooters I've played. Boy am I glad I picked up this one. The grandfather of modern First person shooters comes roaring back with a vengeance. The graphics look next gen, and coupled with some incredible design do a lot to draw you into the dark, alternate world that id has clearly gone to great lengths to build. The story is dark, visceral, and deep, unafraid to delve into subjects games usually shy away from. As noted above, the alternate 1960's world is incredibly presented, right down to frightening displays of the everyday application of the final solution, or whole cities leveled and rebuilt. The voice acting is flawless, and the characters genuinely interesting and well developed. Of course, a game gets nowhere without good mechanics- and id delivers. The controls are well balanced, the gunplay as over the top and awesome as ever, and the enemies are a genuine challenge. Stealth is also a legitimate option. No two battles play out the same way. Simply put- if you're looking for what is without doubt the best FPS experience on Next Gen, pick this up. You won't regret it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Solid shooter, great atmosphere

    Posted
    HeresANickname
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I'm admittedly not done with Wolfenstein yet, but the hours that I've played have been enjoyable. After a rather slow and disappointing opening the game finds its footing and offers up an interesting take on alternative history. It's worth paying attention to the environments and reading little snippets of articles here and there to see how a 20th century under such a regime might look. My only complaints are that the shooting is merely good. It does the job and is more than serviceable. It doesn't have the punch of other games associate with this developer such as the Riddick games, the Darkness games, or the Syndicate shooter. Add to that a FOV that made me feel a bit ill and some lackluster audio options and you have a small list of annoyances piling up. None of these are major issues, but the combined to damage the experience slightly. If you're up for an old school shooter (ammo, health, and armor pick-ups plus plenty of crates to smash) oozing with atmosphere, you could certainly do worse than Wolfenstein.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great story but falls short in length.

    Posted
    Luke
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I honestly didn't have high expectations with this game. However after putting several hours into it, I am quite surprised. The story is the strong point of this game. The writing and voice acting of the characters are both believable and relatable. Although the story draws you in, the actual gameplay becomes tedious and boring after a while. The mechanics of the game are nothing new and a bit old school. The player has to continuously pick up ammo. This might not sound like a big deal, but after hours of playing it is quite tedious. Lastly, I would say that the game takes around 10-12 hours to beat. There is no multilayer for this game so one really needs to assert if the game is worth buying $60. In the end, I enjoyed this game, although I wished I rented it instead of purchasing it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really good game

    Posted
    DonkE
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Honestly I am a little surprised how good this game is. I usually would have waited until a price drop for this kind of game, but Best buy offered a $20 gift card and code for the Doom beta if you pre ordered this game. Tie that in with being a gamers club member, meaning another 20% off, I figured it was a no brainer for the price. It's not a super long game, but it's on pace with other first person shooter campaigns. There is no multiplayer, so that being said the replay value isn't huge, but there are some decent achievements/trophies you can grind out after you complete the game. There are many weapons to use, some vehicles to drive, and lotsa bad guys/gals to kill!! It is well written, funny, has great characters, and has a few amazing cut scenes. There is also a little Easter egg where you can play the first level of the original Wolfenstein for the older gamers! All being said, it's a great ride, and since there isn't much else out these days it's worth the price tag.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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