Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is about injury. From crippled heroes to resistance leaders grappling with PTSD, the game’s cast of heroes bears deep wounds that recall the all-too-real injuries of war veterans, victims, and those who would ignore them.
The warm sun beats down on a main street in Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, just in time for the Victory Day parade. Uniformed SS march down swastika-filled streets to thunderous applause. By the old diner, two members of the Ku Klux Klan practice their German. Everyone is white and happy. And it is so fucked up.
Following the less consistent Heavy Rain, it was a joy to finish our playthrough of Wolfenstein: The New Order on Kotaku’s Twitch channel. While Wolfenstein might look on the surface like a mindless Nazi killing simulator, it’s actually a deeply human game.
Look out, Nazi scum! We’re continuing our playthrough of Wolfenstein: The New Order live now on Twitch.
We’re continuing our playthrough of Wolfenstein: The New Order live now on Twitch. Maybe the Reich will run out of Nazis for us to shoot?
We’re continuing our playthrough of Wolfenstein: The New Order live now on Twitch. Come for the chat, stay for the Nazi punching.
We’re doing one thing and one thing only tonight: killing Nazis. Come and join us for a livestream of Wolfenstein: The New Order right now on Twitch.
It’s the summer of 2017. The flood of spring games has abated, and fall is still a ways away. The days are long, the nights are warm, and it’s a good time to replay Wolfenstein: The New Order.
Bathing is a well-used trope in film and TV. The “shower of angst,” for example, is usually a stand-in for an emotional moment happening to our hero. It might make us empathize more with the person lowering their head under a flow of water. A few video game bathing scenes over the years have let players see new sides…
Wolfenstein: The New Order showed you could take an old style of game and make it feel new. Its new expansion, The Old Blood, simply feels old.
No one will be seated during the thrilling hot dog scene in the first five minutes of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood.
Nazi on the ground, shirtless B.J. Blazkowicz’s boot on his chest—where have we seen this before? How about wherever fine PC games were sold back in 1992?
The surprisingly excellent Wolfenstein: The New Order is getting a standalone prequel this May. Set before the fall of the Allies, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood will see B.J. Blaskowicz infiltrating Castle Wolfenstein, as he does. The $20 game is due out May 5 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Saw faster, B.J.
Recently, after I completed a mission in a popular big-budget video game, one of the "good guys" I was working for began yelling at me.
I had a lot of problems with Sunset Overdrive when I first started playing it. As I wrote in my review, the game's humor really rubbed me the wrong way. But I haven't really been able to put it down in spite of that. It's a real challenge trying to stay mad at something so unabashedly joyful and cartoony.
Before it came out, everybody was expecting to kill loads and loads of Nazis in Wolfenstein: The New Order. Almost nobody was expecting the first-person shooter to tell a surprisingly touching story. If you haven't played yet—and don't mind the events of the game getting spoiled —here's what happens in the alt-history…
Markus Hammarstedt worked as a senior animator on Wolfenstein: The New Order. So if you were ever wondering "gee, who actually animated those kinda gross bits where you stab a guy in the neck", Markus is your guy.
Wolfenstein: The New Order was as surprising as it was excellent. Mostly because nobody actually expected it to be so excellent. Giant Bomb has a great interview with the game's creative director that explains how they tackled franchise fatigue, got away with death camps and reinvigorated a franchise.
I expected to hate the new Wolfenstein. I wanted to, even. The whole idea of rebooting the Nazi-killing epic for the umpteenth time disturbed me.