Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
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Summary: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood acts as a nice stopgap before the big release of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. It continues the first game's fantastic gunplay, but does not offer the punch the first title's story gave.
The same guns-blazing, Nazi-killing fun that the series is known for.
Fan Service and Nostalgia
Fans will appreciate the nods back to The New Order and previous games.
Instead of launching a bold new narrative, The Old Blood plays it safely in The New Order's shadow.
Publishers: Bethesda Softworks, Grip Games
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood - Gameplay Launch Trailer
If all that is expected of an expansion or spin-off is to deliver more of the same, then The Old Blood goes above and beyond its obligations. The decision to downplay the story elements does sometimes leave it feeling a bit overwhelming and stodgy - the textures and rhythms that made its predecessor such a sleeper hit simply aren't here - but as a lovingly crafted continuation of a game that was already pretty bloody great, there's little here worth complaining about.