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  • Summary: Wolfenstein®: Youngblood is a brand-new co-op experience from MachineGames, the award-winning studio that developed the critically acclaimed Wolfenstein® II: The New Colossus. Set in 1980, 19 years after BJ Blazkowicz ignited the second American Revolution, Wolfenstein®: YoungbloodWolfenstein®: Youngblood is a brand-new co-op experience from MachineGames, the award-winning studio that developed the critically acclaimed Wolfenstein® II: The New Colossus. Set in 1980, 19 years after BJ Blazkowicz ignited the second American Revolution, Wolfenstein®: Youngblood introduces the next Blazkowicz generation to the fight against the Nazis. Play as one of BJ's twin daughters, Jess and Soph, as you search for your missing father in Nazi-occupied Paris. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Aug 1, 2019
    90
    This game does not really break new ground, but it is a good meat and potatoes shooter and has been well designed and promises to be an enjoyable game to play with friends.
  2. Jul 30, 2019
    80
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood is another crazy and explosive experience that provides plenty of content to enjoy, the focus on cooperation adds some new ideas to the mix, you can enjoy this game in single player but you should definitely play it with a friend.
  3. Aug 5, 2019
    80
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood inherits the main series' involving and challenging shooting gameplay, with some welcome news like co-op support and a more open-ended levels design. It partly disappoints due to and easily forgettable cast of characters, a bit of repetitiveness and lack of local co-op, but at its price it's definitely a good buy for FPS action lovers.
  4. Jul 26, 2019
    70
    Using everything Arkane can do in terms of level-design, Wolfenstein Youngblood offers an interesting new take on what’s a Wolfenstein game. But for a co-op game, it doesn’t have substantial co-op mechanics.
  5. Jul 31, 2019
    70
    In the end, I feel like I’ll continue to struggle with how I truly feel about Wolfenstein: Youngblood. Its strange and uncomfortable structure, or rather my reaction to it, clearly stems from my love for the “normal” games. It isn’t more of what I loved; therefore, it’s scary. At the same time, some of those scary things are legitimate frustrations that seem to compromise the game to make it more gimmicky. It’s still as charming as ever, and is full of fun characters and dialogue, which makes it harder to really be disappointed. Wolfenstein: Youngblood comes off as a big experiment, and attempts to take something people like and do something new with it. I’m glad MachineGames was afforded the creative leeway to make it.
  6. Aug 12, 2019
    65
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood falls dramatically short of its predecessor in most ways and feels like a missed opportunity for a great focused, story-driven co-op game. That said, killing all of Hitler’s best friends with a co-op partner at your side isn’t without its enjoyable moments.
  7. Aug 8, 2019
    40
    All MachineGames and Arkane Studios needed to do was make a straightforward, cooperative Wolfenstein experience. Instead, Youngblood replaces the series’ celebrated narrative twists and turns with humdrum XP grinding and a live-service model. It would be bad in most games, but the fact that it’s in a Wolfenstein title makes it sting a little bit worse.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 27
  2. Negative: 20 out of 27
  1. Aug 4, 2019
    9
    When i heard this would be a coop game i was absolutely disappointed as i never ever play coop or online with others as i just don't care forWhen i heard this would be a coop game i was absolutely disappointed as i never ever play coop or online with others as i just don't care for that. Still, somehow i wanted to give it a try in single player (where the computer is your "wingman") mode and i just finished the main story. To sum it up: insane and over the top fights (just awesome!), amazing graphics and i love the level design. I totally don't get the bad reviews, did these people actually play the game? It's fantastic!!! skipped the bethesda account stuff, no micro transactions or join game stuff (again, i really don;t like that) Just enjoy this mega blast fest because that is what this game is all about. Do missions from your home-base and blow all enemies to bits and pieces. Great guns (love the Dieselkraftwerk!!) And because i also speak German it's fun to hear all the chatter / announcements etc. (even this has been done very well in the game.) With this I'm off as i still have some side missions to do, I'll bet i'll start this game up quite regularly just to blast some Nazi scum back to hell (with style!). Give it a try! Expand
  2. Aug 1, 2019
    8
    So far a great co-op game. Superb maps and pretty good graphics. Enjoying the looting and rpg element. Microtransactions not an issue becauseSo far a great co-op game. Superb maps and pretty good graphics. Enjoying the looting and rpg element. Microtransactions not an issue because we are taking our time looting areas which enables you to do most upgrades. I imagine most of the haters on here are just anti-co-op. Read the Trusted Reviews review for an accurate reviews. Can't trust Metacritic User reviews any more. Posting a "0" review just proves how biased these users are. They are incapable of providing an accurate review. Btw... checkout the PC reviews of the game. Shows this seems to be a console player issue...lol. Expand
  3. Aug 4, 2019
    7
    The game does not deserve the low scores it's getting. Yes the game is a bit different and the 2 girls are annoying as hell, but the gameplayThe game does not deserve the low scores it's getting. Yes the game is a bit different and the 2 girls are annoying as hell, but the gameplay is fun, made by the makers of dishonored, so I can see some of that game in this, the levels are vertically done well Expand
  4. Aug 1, 2019
    1
    I hate to say this but what a terrible game. I've been buying Wolfenstein games for 25+ years and this is the first I've completely regrettedI hate to say this but what a terrible game. I've been buying Wolfenstein games for 25+ years and this is the first I've completely regretted purchasing (though I also didn't love New Colossus). One thing I'll say upfront is that I didn't mind the sisters that much. I know a lot of people hate their characterizations and dialog. I really don't care about that, as I was simply happy to see that this game included more gameplay than the cut-scene-fest that was New Colossus. I also never really ran into any situations where I felt a need to even look at the available micro-transactions, though it's very clear that the game limits ammo, checkpoints, etc. in such a way that purchasing gold bars could be beneficial for players who get in a bind (which is a huge negative despite me not personally running into it).

    EDIT (08/01/2019): Micro-transactions associated with in-game boosters (ammo, armor, etc.) seem to have been removed at some point, which I did not realize. I'm fairly certain they were present at launch and patched out shortly after.

    For me, rather, the big negatives for this game include the insanely repetitive mission design (which attempts to gloss over the smallness of the hub levels), the spongy enemies, and far and away my biggest complaint - the wildly incompetent AI that the non-played sister displays if you don't have a real co-op partner. Combined with lack of checkpoints, I more than once lost 20+ minutes of gameplay because the AI sister would simply stand in the middle (or corner) of a boss arena and take maximum punishment. Most of the bosses I could handle easily enough myself but a couple of times on initially trying a boss (and not knowing the pattern the boss would follow) I did bite the dust. Very infuriating to have to completely restart a level. Would be less so if the game wasn't so repetitive, I suppose.

    EDIT (08/01/2019): I wanted to clarify that I have no problem with a game not having checkpoints. I recognize the argument that I simply need to get good at the game. What I DO have a problem with is when I die (with no checkpoints) primarily because the AI implemented by the development team is not properly functional.

    Additionally to all that, I disliked that when hosting a public match players who were nowhere near the same level as me could jump into the game. The loading screen tips like to say that your co-op partners level / combat experience is specific to them but I have no idea how that's supposed to work. It didn't seem to carry over into level-specific missions, as I more than once had to kick a Level 1 player out of a 20+ level mission because they had no idea what was going on and/or just got wiped immediately. Additionally, the Buddy Pass (on XBOX) is a total joke. In order to invite someone, you have to invite them in-game and then they have to download the free trial version of the game. There is no mention of 'buddy pass' anywhere, which is very confusing when you are a) trying to verify you are using a buddy pass and b) explain that the free trial IS the buddy pass version (when explaining it to your buddy who is also confused about what's going on).

    In all, this game is a total cluster. Avoid this trash and hope (like I am) that Wolfenstein gets handed off to a new developer for future games, assuming this abortion didn't just completely tank the franchise as a whole.
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  5. Jul 28, 2019
    0
    You have 0 because of that sh|t
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  6. Jul 29, 2019
    0
    You can't access the Deluxe Pack, Classic Pack, or online co-op without creating a secondary account. The only account I should need on XboxYou can't access the Deluxe Pack, Classic Pack, or online co-op without creating a secondary account. The only account I should need on Xbox is the Xbox account I bought the bloody game with. Last Bethesda game I buy until this stops.

    Second, the idiot AI that can't be disabled ruins the game. It's even worse than RE5. The stupid whore will just stand there and watch you die sometimes when there isn't even anything shooting her. It's ridiculously bad.

    Plus, the game has glitched achievements, and it appears a couple of the tutorials can be permanently missed because you can't get back to the area. The enemies are also bullet sponges even on normal, and there's entirely too many worthless collectibles, too much repeating the same areas, etc. It's a lousy entry overall.
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  7. Jul 26, 2019
    0
    WTF? They turned a FPS game into some RPG hybrid abomination with predatory micro transactions...???!!!! What the HELL were they thinking?WTF? They turned a FPS game into some RPG hybrid abomination with predatory micro transactions...???!!!! What the HELL were they thinking? There are also a lot of glitches and bugs... avoid this trash game like the plague. Expand

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