You’d think that a video game that allows you to kill Nazis with reckless abandon would be more gung-ho than seeing Chuck Norris karate-kick communist polar bears, but Bethesda’s Wolfenstein series has been a surprisingly tender game since its revival. BJ Blazkowicz may have been a one-man army who drove the Third Reich out of America by the end of Wolfenstein: New Colossus, but here was a man who allowed his actions to speak louder than glib one-liners and cheesy catchphrases.
After years of fighting, it’s time for the torch to be passed. BJ’s daughters Jess and Soph happen to have inherited a talent for killing Nazis, they’re on a mission to free Europe from the tyranny of the Axis forces and they’re looking to have a damn good time while doing it. It’s a massive departure from the more sombre attitude shown in previous Wolfenstein games, as this third chapter in the revived series focuses on co-op gameplay, wild action and some sweet synth music tracks straight out of the 1980s:
More gameplay, less story and even more anarchy in the streets of Paris? I’m down for that. Wolfenstein: Youngblood is out on July 26 for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.
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Last Updated: June 10, 2019
June 10, 2019 at 08:31
I really hope they put a lot of focus on the relationship between the girls. I mean, it’s all fun and stuff to kill Nazis, but the last entry in the series had a more human story over and above the gore and action, and I enjoyed that part. It made the rest of the game digestible.