Review Roundup Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a Gorgeous, Entertaining Shooter, but Fails to Bring Anything New to the Table
Bethesda’s upcoming shooter title, Wolfenstein: Youngblood is on the brink of releasing and that means critic reviews are now live!
From an early look at some of the review highlights around the gaming industry seem to peg Wolfenstein: Youngblood as a fun, entertaining, gorgeous shooter. It brings along a buddy system while maintaining that quick and snappy gun gameplay we’re so accustomed to in the franchise.
However, even though the game is structurally fine, Bethesda didn’t manage to bring anything new to the table. The broken stealth mechanics, boring progression system, and the aggressively annoying boss battles make it hard to have genuine fun with the game. There’s a lot of back and forth with this game and its hard to decide if this will be one of the better titles in the rebooted franchise.
Down below are some of the most respectable gaming sites in the industry, check out the highlights for their reviews on Bethesda’s latest title — Wolfenstein: Youngblood.
Youngblood excels as an entertaining shooter with the right kind of RPG elements and choices. However, when compared to the stellar and shocking storytelling of previous Wolfensteins, this entry comes up short. It has a few interesting breadcrumbs about what happened in the aftermath of Wolfenstein II, including the fates of a couple of characters, but this outing is mainly focused on the exploits of its dynamic duo. As far as protagonists go, Jess and Soph are likable goofballs – a detour from their sad-sack papa – but they don’t have any real character development
PC Gamer 79
Youngblood’s gorgeous, terrible world is worth exploring, despite a slight narrative and oppressively boring progression systems.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood is an aggressively okay co-op shooter that doesn’t come close to recapturing the joy of its predecessor’s action or its surprisingly interesting characters and story. It doesn’t completely fumble the joy of its weapons and abilities or counteract the pleasing sensation of squishing Nazis between your toes, but it does make it harder to enjoy at seemingly every turn with an out-of-place leveling system, busted stealth gameplay, some aggravating boss fights and inadequate checkpoint saves. Frankly, I expected more from the Blazkowicz twins.
Polygon No Score
Youngblood is a meat-and-potatoes first-person shooter where all the systems work well, the enemies provide a brutal challenge, and a friend can come along with you through the whole thing. It seems like it was designed as a relatively inexpensive crowd-pleaser of an FPS, and I will admit that I was very entertained.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood is set to release for the PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. Are you planning on picking up the latest entry in the series? Let us know in the comments below!