Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is the highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, Wolfenstein: The New Order developed by the award-winning studio MachineGames. An exhilarating adventure brought to life by the industry-leading id Tech 6, Wolfenstein II sends players to Nazi-controlled America on a mission to recruit the boldest resistance leaders left. Fight the Nazis in iconic American locations, equip an arsenal of badass guns, and unleash new abilities to blast your way through legions of Nazi soldiers in this definitive first-person shooter.
America, 1961. The Nazis maintain their stranglehold on the world. You are BJ Blazkowicz, aka Terror-Billy, member of the Resistance, scourge of the Nazi empire, and humanitys last hope for liberty.
Only you have the guts, guns, and gumption to return stateside, kill every Nazi in sight, and spark the second American Revolution.
For players more interested in narrative than challenge, look no further. With powerful storytelling, strong performances from the central cast and disturbingly relevant themes, The New Colossus is a high water mark for AAA stories. As it fires on all cylinders to deliver bombast and blood with its right hand, be warned — the most devastating hits come from its subtle left hook.
This version of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus shows us that a Nintendo Switch can be powerful, adult and capable of anything possible.
As it goes for a Switch game as a whole, this is certainly one of the better releases on the system from a third party company. While you get just the vanilla version of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, the fact that you get it on the Nintendo Switch in amazing form is something to behold. The game looks solid, the intensity of the original release is still intact, and the gameplay doesn’t drop off much when playing it portable. It’s a must-have for Nintendo Switch owners dying for a first-person shooter.
Wolfenstein II is a deep and varied shooter. Its story, with few exceptions, is excellently written and performed. A reliance on long, pre-rendered cutscenes may bog down the pacing now and then, but even in those moments the story was compelling enough to keep me going.
There are better-looking versions of this wonderful shooter, but Wolfenstein II on the Switch is a technical marvel in its own right.
On the big N hybrid, the MachineGames shooter retains much of its disruptive play personality, keeping the rewarding properties of one of the best shooters of the past year substantially intact.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus wants the Nazi-killing theme of the blood-obsessed Wolfenstein series to assert its modern-day relevance in a world where the word “resistance” has become a rallying cry.
October 24, 2017
Bethesda publishes the PC specs for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.
October 19, 2017
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus presents its own clothing line. Read more
September 20, 2017
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus presents a new trailer. Watch video
July 27, 2017
Bethesda unveils the content of the Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus' Season Pass. Read more
July 26, 2017
Bethesda publishes a new trailer for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Watch video