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Wolfenstein Review

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Posted: 4 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Wolfenstein is a series of World War II shooting video games. They are mostly set in an alternate history of 1960s Europe where the Nazis won the Second World War. You explore on foot with various weapons at the ready. It's a combination of fear and adrenaline as you need your reflexes to survive for long.

In most Wolfenstein games, you play William "B.J." Blazkowicz, a Jewish Polish-American Army Captain who is fighting against the Axis powers. This is often centered around Nazis attempting to harness supernatural and occult forces and set in an alternate history where Axis powers won World War II.

The first two games in the series, Castle Wolfenstein and Beyond Castle Wolfenstein focused on stealth from a top-down perspective. Wolfenstein 3D took things in a fast-paced first-person shooting direction. Along with Doom, this popularized the format:
  • Wolfenstein 3D (1992) - PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360.
  • Return to Castle Wolfenstein (2001) - PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Mac.
  • Wolfenstein (2009) - PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

The series later rebooted with Wolfenstein: The New Order, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, and Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot:
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order (2014) PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (2015) - PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One.
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (2017) - PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood (2019) - PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, Stadia

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Release Date: 01/09/1981, updated in 2019

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS2, PS3, PS4, Stadia, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action and Shooting

Developer: @Wolfenstein

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CommitmentCommitment

Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Wolfenstein usually costs £3.39 to £73.99.
 

Wolfenstein 3D

Xbox One £3.39

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Xbox One £34.99
PS4 £32.99
Switch £49.99

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Deluxe Edition

PS4 £49.99

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Digital Deluxe Edition

Xbox One £54.99

Wolfenstein: Alt History Collection

Xbox One £73.99
PS4 £73.99

Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot

PS4 £14.99

Wolfenstein: The New Order

Xbox One £14.99
PS4 £14.99
PS3 £17.99

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

Xbox One £14.99
PS4 £14.99

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Xbox One £24.99
PS4 £24.99

Wolfenstein: Youngblood Deluxe Edition

Xbox One £34.99

Wolfenstein: Youngblood Standard Edition

Switch £24.99

Wolfenstein: Youngblood: Deluxe Edition

PS4 £34.99
 
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Wolfenstein Youngblood is typical of the series's rating. It's PEGI 18 due to frequent scenes of graphic violence and strong language. Violence consists of you playing as either Jess or Sophie and using your power suit and whatever weapons you can recover to kill the enemy Nazi forces. Decapitation and dismemberment are possible, with graphic visual details depicted complete with wounds, blood, tissue and brain matter being shown. Moderate to strong language can be heard throughout including the words ‘*!@?*’, ‘goddamn’, ‘*!@?*’ and the word ‘*!@?*’ and its derivatives. There is also a scene where Jess and Sophie are actively encouraged and taught how to properly smoke cigarettes by a third person.

ESRB MATURE 17+ for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence and Strong Language. Players can engage in combat missions against Nazi enemies while following the storyline; characters use pistols, rifles, machine guns, and futuristic weapons to kill soldiers and mech characters. Some weapons allow players to blow off enemies' limbs/heads, resulting in large blood-splatter effects and chunks of flesh. A few cutscenes depict further instances of intense violence: a soldier's head exploding after being shot; a character crushed to death and partially decapitated after an explosion; a character stabbed in the eye. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” appear in the dialogue.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't recorded accessibility settings for this game yet. Our Wolfenstein Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Wolfenstein) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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