Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is an FPS game set in an alternate timeline where the Axis won World War II. You play as BJ Blazkowicz, spearheading a rebellion in an attempt to take back the United States from the Nazi regime.
Pro Excellent gameplay that supports any playstyle
Wolfenstein II is simply fun to play because any approach works for beating a level. You can go in with guns blazing while dual wielding shotguns, shredding Nazis with a cloud of bullets. You can also move from cover to cover while picking off enemies with headshots using an assault rifle. You can even be stealthy and sneak past guards, taking out just the commanding officer. Whichever approach you choose, it will feel like the right way to play the game, making killing Nazis that much more satisfying.
Pro Great story
Wolfenstein II is a story-driven experience unlike most FPS games. The setting, the main plot, and the various subplots are interesting. It has a relatable main character, likable side-characters, and even a fearsome villain. The dialogue is interesting, quirky, and sometimes funny, striking a perfect balance between being serious and humorous. As a result, Wolfenstein II keeps you interested with more than just excellent gameplay, which is a nice change of pace.
Pro Tons of collectibles
For those wanting to do something extra on top of creating a long trail of dead bodies, there are a multitude of collectibles hidden in each level. This includes gold treasures, concept art, and even newspapers that provide additional backstory on the ongoing events. These small side goals make exploring Nazi bases much more enjoyable.
Pro A well polished singleplayer experience
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus doesn't have a multiplayer, so the entirety of the development resources went into creating a great single player experience. As a result, the graphics, the sound, the level design, the gameplay, and even the story is really well done, making your death-spreading voyage through a world ruled by Nazis really enjoyable.
Con You might need to play the prequel to fully appreciate the story
Even though Wolfenstein II tries to fill you in on what happened in the prequel, it does it very poorly. You might feel like you've missed a key story element because characters will keep referencing events and characters you have absolutely no recollection of. This can create a sense of disconnection, potentially ruining your immersion.
Con No real boss fights
There are the regular Nazis and Nazi robots, and slightly stronger versions of them. There are no epic showdown with especially fearsome baddies with amazing abilities or gigantic guns, so it can feel quite disappointing to players expecting difficult hurdles along the way.