Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
Wolfenstein®: The Old Blood™ is a standalone prequel to the critically acclaimed first-person action-adventure shooter, Wolfenstein®: The New Order. This adventure spans eight chapters and features the hallmarks of MachineGames – thrilling action, immersive story, and intense FPS combat.
Steam User 76
It's like doom, but I'm shooting racists
Steam User 65
Just a reminder to Bethesda that this is what we wanted from a Wolfenstien game. Not Young Blood
Steam User 34
Well, that was depressing.
Not the game itself, which is excellent, but contemplating how the reboot of this series has gone. The first release (The New Order) was great, followed by this, then by the average and ludicrous Wolfenstein 2, before completely running it into the ground with the rubbish Youngblood *shudders*
The Old Blood is a prequel to The New Order, which takes place in an alternate reality where the nazis are winning world war 2 through their advanced technology. You play as USA agent B.J Blazkowitz as he tries to stop their latest attempt at uncovering supernatural relics, and also uncover a file which will lead to the events of The New Order, in what I believe is a fairly loose remake / reinterpretation of Return To Castle Wolfenstein.
What follows is a gory mix of basic stealth where you stab unaware nazis in the head with a piece of pipe, engage in brutal shoot-outs that see various body parts go flying off, and partake in some enjoyable set-pieces and boss-battles. As long as you're not upset by extreme violence and dismemberment, and aren't expecting a game that requires a Stephen Hawking level of IQ to play, this is a rather spiffy and fun shooter.
Initially the series started off with BJ as a somewhat philosophical murder machine, musing on the inhumanity of the world around him and the nature of violence. That tone is still present here, along with some darkly humorous conversations you can overhear or encounter.
Unlike Wolfenstein 2, which got pretty stupid at times, this has a much better balance handling a reality where cyborg dogs, and mechanically enhanced soldiers made from corpses, are everyday things. It makes the villains comically deranged yet also quite menacing, and at the same time is dumb enough (or genius enough) to have a scene where one nazi soldier is correcting another's grammar.
As a story it's entertaining, as a game it's slick and visceral action with a decent amount of content for the cost. Unfortunately the series went off the rails later on, but this and The New Order are well worth playing.
Steam User 59
nein out of ten
Steam User 65
The second best way to debate nazis is with a metal pipe.
Steam User 34
Get to kill nazis
Steam User 41
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