Wolfenstein 2: The New Order is a first-person shooter video game developed by the award-winning New York-based team, Machine Games. The game is very well done and promises to be one of the best Wolfenstein games to date. The storyline is very gripping as it has you playing Dr. Abraham Castle, a mindlessly driven scientist who uncovers a plot in Africa involving a backdrop world in which genetically engineered super-soldiers are fighting against an unbeatable foe. Castle jumps into this world to save his sister but quickly finds out that he has many enemies that are out to get him and that the situation he finds himself in could become much worse if he does not find out what he is doing and how to stop the villains. The storyline, characters, and graphics are all top-notch and really make this game worth the price of admission.
Although the story and game premise are completely original, the platform, controller, and play style are all first class. The action is quite fast-paced, and matches can last up to 40 minutes or more, depending on your skill. Graphics for the game’s new look are quite nice too. All the scenery and environments were designed with a high level of detail and are drawn in a way that looks real. The enemies you encounter in Wolfenstein 2: The New Order is very realistic looking, taking into account body deformations and even facial expressions to bring them closer to the level of realism.
The first game in this franchise was released for the Nintendo Wii a few years ago but was delayed due to poor sales. The New Order expands on this formula, adding a whole new playable character to the mix and drastically changing the gameplay. You now have a gun that can be equipped with an array of weapons, including a machine gun, laser gun, mini-gun, hand cannons, and even a shotgun. Each weapon is customized to deal with situations as they arise. There are many multiplayer games available, too, allowing you to take on an agent’s role, join an army, and go on quests.
Wolfenstein 2: The New Order gives the player a taste of what is to come in future franchise games. As the series progresses, you start to learn more about Dr. Volker’s earth plans and where he wants it headed. If you like the first game, you will likely still enjoy this one because you can explore new environments and visit interesting locations. But the graphics and storyline are no match for the second chapter in the saga. One reason could be that the story is not as interesting to players when it first came out.
The action in Wolfenstein 2 is top-notch, providing plenty of shooting action and plenty of adventure. Some of the levels are just downright mind-blowing. The first game offered very little in the way of storyline, but The New Order gives you at least a couple of goals to follow throughout the game. The graphics are clearly geared toward hardcore fans of the series, but the game provides enough action to appeal to those who enjoy playing games new to the series.
Wolfenstein 2: The New Order has all the classic elements of the series. The level design is more open than the first game, and there is more inventory to collect and carry around with you. You are allowed to bring just one weapon at a time into the game, meaning that if you find a gun you like in the first game, you will more than likely have it in this one as well. The gun model looks better too. More gun parts can be modified in this game so that you can create different types of weaponry. Weapons have various effects, so you have more choices when creating your own attacks.
One of the best features of the series is the multiplayer mode. The New Order puts you up against an army of robots who. Sent to attack you on behalf of the evil Nazi regime. You have two teams to fight against each other, and you have the option to use pistols, bows, and firearms against your foes. It takes just a few seconds for each player to join the fight against the bots as you fight them head-to-head. This is a fast-paced game that tests your skills with each new round that comes your way.
Wolfenstein 2: The New Order does a good job of recreating the magic of the first game. If you enjoyed the original, you would most likely find this to be right up your alley. The graphics are nice, the action is intense, and the overall experience is fun. If you enjoyed the first game, you are sure to have a great time with the second in the series.