Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is the sequel to The New Order developed by the MachineGames studio.



I have been looking forward to this game as I have played both the “New order” and ”Old Blood” games, as  I do enjoy a violent FPS game. Both were very solid games that were priced very attractively at just under £15 at launch. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus however, is a full priced game coming in at around £39.99, despite this I managed to get a copy from CDkeys for £17.99 in the Black Friday deals.


Story


The game is set in America, 1961. The assassination of Nazi General Deathshead was a short-lived victory meaning that the Nazis have maintained their stranglehold on the world. You are back playing the role of BJ Blazkowicz, aka “Terror-Billy,” member of the Resistance, scourge of the Nazi empire, and humanity’s last hope for liberty.  Basically, you are back in an FPS environment using some very powerful and sometimes over the top weapons to defeat and kill Nazis, what more could you want?


Is it all that?


Now it has been raved over by the critics, however the reviews of the PC version have been mixed on Steam. I have personally enjoyed the game so far. I like the over the top violence and guns and I must admit the game is stunning visually, especially as I am running it on max settings using a 1080ti. The number of weapons on offer is excellent and there are many other objects that can be used making attacking the enemy interesting.


The game offers numerous collectables that add more to the exploration. Soundtrack is also pretty good and although the Story might not be up to the mark it's does offer satisfying game play. I must admit it does feel like you are playing a game that is similar to the latest DooM in terms of the action as it is very run, gun... reload and repeat. The missions are about 20 minutes each to complete before a cut scene. I find this a bit annoying as some of the cut scenes are quite long. Overall, I have enjoyed the game, but I am not sure I would pay full price for it as it does not feel like you get that much more for your money compared to its cheaper predecessors

Am I happy with my purchase?

Yes, however take note that many people have had difficulties getting this game to run as it has had a number of issues over the past few weeks since launch.

Recommended settings

  • OS: Win7, 8.1, or 10 64-Bit

  • Processor: AMD FX-9370/Ryzen 5 1600X or Intel Core i7-4770

  • Memory: 16 GB RAM

  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB/AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB or better

  • Storage: 55 GB available space

Redout is a tribute to the old racing monsters such as F-Zero, WipeOut, Rollcage, and POD. It is designed to be an uncompromising, fast, tough and satisfying driving experience, soaked in that vertigo that stands at the core of the arcade racing genre. 

The floating system and driving models are based on physics: each turn, slope, hard braking, acceleration, each turn and twist of the track will apply a unique force to the ship.

A sharp low-polygon style blends meshes and terrains with the latest state-of-the-art shading and lighting effects provided by the Unreal Engine 4, creating beautiful and instantly recognisable aesthetics. Breezy coastlines, eerie frozen landscapes, vast desert plains: the melancholic, dystopian atmosphere of a semi abandoned Earth is the background for the most high-speed, tense and beautiful futuristic racing clashes.(Source: Steam Store)



OUR REVIEW


Redout is a racing game developed by an Italian indie studio named 34bigthings. IT is basically a fast racing game in the style of Whipeout from the PlayStation 1. As you can see from the clip above the gamer is graphically stunning. If you're like us, and looking for a new F-Zero or Xtreme G or something like that, this'll scratch that itch. Make no mistake about it, Redout is FAST.


The game has over one hundred career mode events cover a wide variety of game modes. For example, time trials, tournament races and survival events. It’s sure to take quite a few hours to finish off and does a great job of introducing the player to the game’s mechanics, which can be difficult at first.


The AI in Career Mode is challenging to say the least. They are very aggressive and rarely commit mistakes. This does provide some challenge for the player though! Redout’s multiplayer component currently consists of online racing which works well despite the game not having a massive player base at this moment in time. Sadly, the game does not feel enough like the Whipeout games if that was the experience you were looking for.


If you have a PS4 I would get the Omega version of Whipeout as this still sets the standard! The developers are still working with the community so hopefully, we will see better controller support and development of the AI and the controls.


RECOMMENDED SYSTEM TO GET THE BEST OUT OF THE GAME:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

  • OS: Windows 10 o Processor: i5 2.6Ghz o Memory: 8 GB RAM

  • Graphics: GTX 960 or equivalent o DirectX: Version 11

  • Storage: 6 GB available space

OTHER REVIEWS


“Redout delivers excitement I haven’t felt since Nintendo released the last great F-Zero title over a decade ago. I don’t know if it’s the best racer I’ve ever played, but it’s almost certainly the most exhilarating, and earns its place among the very games it takes inspiration from.” 9.5 / 10 – Game Critics

“Fast, hard and really impressive, Redout is a perfect heir to the greatest arcade racing games. A delightful challenge that will test your skills and it will cause to overflow your adrenaline.” 9 / 10 – Meristation

“We are looking at an AG Racer which quality level is outstanding” 8.9 / 10 – Everyeye

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