In a gaming genre dominated by perennial reruns of Call of Duty, team deathmatch, and dudebros chugging Monster Energy drinks while shrieking during killstreaks, Wolfenstein: The New Order dares to be a bit different.
Wolfenstein: The New Order is set in 1960, fifteen years after the actual culmination of World War 2; the Nazis have overpowered the rest of the world, bringing even the United States under the thumb of the Third Reich.
You still play a lone, powerful American soldier though – BJ Blazcowicz, the usual frontman of the Wolfenstein franchise, is back as the leading man of The New Order. You still get big guns – plenty of them, in fact – and use them to destroy the Nazi Reich. But there’s no “season pass,” no yearly “hype train” to board.