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Wolfenstein: Youngblood review

Every time you find a new gun in Wolfenstein: Youngblood, B.J. Blazkowicz's twin daughters gush about how their daddy killed a bunch of Nazis with it. "Cor", Jess will say, "remember when Dad told us about all those Nazis he vaporised?". "Yeah", Soph will respond, "that was tubular." When I think about how best to sum up Wolfenstein 2's co-op semi-sequel, tubular is not the…

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Tag-team Nazi-blaster Wolfenstein: Youngblood is out now

It's twenty years after Blaskowicz's last big bash. When a night-out goes wrong on a foreign business trip, BJ's gone and done a runner in Paris (it's lovely this time of year). This summer, Twin kids Jess and Soph are on the case in Wolfenstein: Youngblood. The Blazkowicz sisters are about to take on a Nazi-slashing road trip from hell across the city of lights.…

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Wolfenstein: Youngblood will launch a day early on PC, this Thursday

Because reasons, compunauts will get to play Wolfenstein: Youngblood one day earlier than our console brethren. The cooperative Nazi-smashing shooter was slated to launch on Friday the 26th, Bethesda have shouted across millions of dollars of marketing, but now they've quietly mentioned it'll be out on PC from Thursday the 25th. Alright. Sure. Thanks. Inform your co-op partner that plans have changed. Or if you're…

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Wolfenstein: Youngblood release date, trailer, Buddy Pass, story, setting

Wolfenstein: Youngblood looks set to provide a same-but-different experience to that of MachineGames' previous (and excellent) Wolfenstein titles, placing players in the shoes not of beloved B.J. Blazkowicz but of his twin daughters, Jess and Soph. Our Wolfenstein: Youngblood guide will walk you through everything we know about the game so far, from release date and pre-order details to info on story, setting, combat, and…

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Wolfenstein: Youngblood goes tag-team Nazi-hunting in July

Co-op Nazi-mangling spinoff Wolfenstein: Youngblood launches on July 26th, just before my birthday. It looks to be a gift that literally keeps giving, too; the Deluxe edition comes with a 'Buddy Pass', so you can invite a special someone to join you on your power-armoured rampage. Set some years after Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, it casts one or two players as BJ Blazkowicz and…

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What really happened to B.J. Blazkowicz?

This article contains major spoilers for Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus (and Jacob’s Ladder). Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus was one of the critical darlings of last year. A first person shooter that moves at a blistering pace, in Wolfenstein 2 you step once more into the big stompy shoes of William Blazkowicz and mow down armies of Nazis. But Wolfenstein 2’s easiest-to-miss scene has…

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Wolfenstein: Youngblood announced, is co-op with BJ’s daughters

The splendid new line of Wolfenstein first-person shooters from MachineGames will continue next year with Wolfenstein: Youngblood, a cooperative game starring BJ Blazkowicz's twin daughters. It's set in 1980, see, 19 years after Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Would you be surprised to hear that the twins are also very keen on shooting Nazis? Meet 'em in the game's announcement trailer.

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Wolfenstein 2 rounds out its pulpy but middling DLC today

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus's story-led DLC to date has been big - well, medium - on character but low on novelty, recycling chunks of the main game into vignettes starring new characters with borrowed Blazcowiz powers. I've looked at three out of four of 'em, and wound up wearing my 'disappointed, but not bitterly so' face, much like the one I sported when taken…

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Wolfenstein 2’s DLC so far is characterful but perfunctory

Note - this piece presumes familiarity with Wolfenstein 2's entire plot, and as such contains some spoilers, though no specific character fates are discussed. Out this week is part two of 'The Freedom Chronicles', a triptych of story-led DLC for last year's pretty decent singleplayer shooter Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, giving us a pretty clear sense of what's on offer from the season pass.…

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How Wolfenstein: The New Colossus takes the white dudebro hero apart

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is a shooter that often feels at odds with its own protagonist, the worn-out vanilla action hero who is somehow the heart of a neurodiverse, multi-ethnic cast of socialist firebrands, civil rights campaigners, pacifists, lapsed jazz maestros and rabid UFO chasers. At first glance, it has a lot to say in spite of BJ Blazkowicz rather than through him, its…

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Wolfenstein 2’s Gunslinger Joe DLC dives out

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus has been out for nearly two months, which means it's Wolfentime for the first proper episode of DLC. Episode 1 of The Freedom Chronicles launched overnight, and follows the exploits of Gunslinger Joe. He's a former American football quarterback who's mad at the Nazis for making him play proper football, which seems like a pretty tame origin story by Wolfenstein…

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Have You Played… Wolfenstein: The Old Blood?

Seeing as Steam reviews are not entirely fairly arguing that the recent Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is too perfunctory a sequel, let's look back to a time when that really did happen. The Old Blood, a game that straddled the line between sequel and expansion pack to the excellent Wolfenstein: The New Order, was the very model of going through the motions. Paradoxically, it…

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Wolfenstein 2 now has a single-level demo

The prophecies were true - demos are back. This time it’s Nazi-bludgeoning romp Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus that’s offering a morsel of its shoots and boots (we've mentioned it before, but here's a reminder). The demo only lets you play through the first level, so it really is a teeny tiny taste. “Should you choose to upgrade to the full version of the game,”…

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Wolfenstein 2 now just £20/$25, and you can try it free

Rejoice FPS fans, for Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is now down to just £20 / $25 to celebrate the day of sales, deals and discounts that is Black Friday. Whether your preferred digital merchant is Amazon US, Steam, Green Man Gaming, Games Planet or Fanatical (other digital game retailers are available), now is definitely the time to buy if you haven't got the game already.  Also mourn, FPS fans, since…

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Wolfenstein 2 story DLC dated, detailed, silly-named

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is, for better or worse, very much BJ Blazkowicz's story, and outside a few shocking shots of the wider world, isn't entirely interested in showing us how Nazi rule in the 1960s affects the individual lives of others. We already knew that story-based DLC was on its way, but now we have dates on the four-part season pass that aims…

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Clickuorice Allsorts: the strange instruments of Wolfenstein II’s score

What created some of the stranger sounds in the Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus soundtrack? Big sonic sculptures of glass and sheet metal, composer Martin Stig Andersen explains over on Gamasutra. He got to play with the creations of French brothers François and Bernard Baschet, delightfully odd beasts largely played by rubbing crystal rods with wetted hands and amplified through big metal horns, and explains…

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I love Wolfenstein 2’s wonky, unforgiving stealth

It's taking me a long, long time to play through Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus. The reason for that is because I'm playing it as a stealth game - a claim about a Wolfenstein game that would have sounded absurd a couple of years ago, but is now taken for granted as a result of 2014's The New Order offering a limited sneaky-stabby path. Both…

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Ultra-violent Nazi shooter Wolfenstein II is out now

It’s Bash-the-Fash Friday in the corridors of RPS today. Some of us are celebrating by playing Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, which is out now in case you didn’t notice. Our Adam liked the dystopian shooter , enough to say it was “a hair’s breadth away from being one of my favourite singleplayer action games of all time”. Crikey.

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Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus review

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus does not pull its punches. Early in the game a returning villain asks, “is this what a hero looks like?” She's mocking and threatening a wounded, degraded and broken woman. She's about to execute that woman. Wolfenstein's answer is a defiant “yes”. Its heroes don't look like any one thing because they are many and they are diverse. They are…

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Wolfenstein 2 isn’t getting multiplayer because it would ‘dilute’ the storytelling, says Machine Games

With us living in the age of ‘games as service’, there’s been a bit of hand-wringing about the death of single-player games. Of course, there are still plenty of single-player games in development, and in the case of Machine Games’ Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, the studio say they've made a concerted effort to not let anything detract from that solo experience.

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