With the Wolfenstein: Youngblood trailer dropping yesterday, and the game itself dropping tomorrow (on most platforms), I thought it might be good to find out if critics like Wolfenstein: Youngblood so far.
After all, while I literally never base my game purchases on what critics think, I do still think critic’s reviews can add valid information to the other stuff I’ve scraped together to help me make up my mind.
Before we get started on looking at the current critic review scores, though, and just in case you’re not sure, Wolfenstein: Youngblood is the newest addition to the reboot series.
This one is not another major game in the series, however, but more of a ‘gap bridger’ between Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and the game that comes next.
In that respect then, B.J. Blazkowicz isn’t the protagonist.
Instead, that role is carried out by his twin daughters, Jessica and Sophia, because, yes, this game takes place 19 years after the last game ended.
Due to the twin girls component then, it is a co-op game where the best gameplay is to be had with you playing one twin and a friend the other. But there is still a very strong single-player mode if you don’t enjoy co-op, as the AI takes over twin number 2.
Now that has been explained, let’s get to looking at if the critics like Wolfenstein: Youngblood? At least from the reviews that have been published so far.
Critics’ scores and reviews of Wolfenstein: Youngblood:
- Destructoid – 6
- IGN – 6.5
- PC Gamer – 79/100
- Game Informer – 8.5
- Hollywood Reporter — “gets the the gunplay, level design, and spectacle — right”
- Guardian – 4/5
- Worth Playing – 8
- USgamer – only played part of solo game, likes the game, doesn’t love the AI
- VentureBeat – will be playing more as it’s a “worthy entry in the Wolfenstein series”
- Ars Technica — “in my day, we called it an expansion pack”
- Polygon — “so much to do”, “very entertained”
Now you know what some of the top critics think, check out the game’s just released trailer to see if it’s something you may like, regardless of what they think.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood is available today on PC. It releases tomorrow for PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
And, if you’re interested in playing one of the older Wolfenstein games on PC, now is the time to do it as Wolfenstein 3D + Spear of Destiny is on sale on GOG for only $3.29, and Return to Castle Wolfenstein is a crazy cheap $1.97 through July 31st, 1 PM UTC.
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