Clunky and frustrating
A well-loved and ultra-violent series, Wolfenstein Youngblood is a co-operative first-person shooter. You’ll need to team up to save Paris from the Nazis.
Get rid of the Nazis
Wolfenstein is plagued by repetitive gameplay and boring missions. It feels rushed and uninspired.
Youngblood is the latest installment in the Wolfenstein series. Here, you need to hunt down and eliminate members of the Nazi party in a fictional universe. It’s filled with violence and intense gunplay, but the implementation of certain mechanics is wonky, to say the least. Symbols on enemies determine which weapons are most effective, so you’ll find yourself browsing the right guns to use, instead of focusing on the action.
The biggest change to this game, and the main reason to consider buying it, is the co-op play mode available. This gives you a way to join a friend and enjoy a vibrant and interesting story.
The gameplay is less than satisfactory, though. Firstly, the game is too short, requiring only 25 hours to complete it. This is way less than other popular games which take between 35 to 50 hours to complete unless you’re speedrunning. You’d expect more from a triple A studio.
From the start you’ll have to put your nose to the grindstone as enemies quickly grow in difficulty. This can extend the gameplay time if you’re inexperienced but is also considered to be off-putting to many casual players. Instead of unique approaches to enemies, you’ll fight against what amount to bullet sponges.
Lastly, enemy level scaling isn’t accurate; you can quickly find enemies that are way too high of a level. This is as big a problem as it forces you to grind or have a higher skill set than most casual players.
Where can you run this program?
This game runs on Windows 7 and later. It’s also available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Google Stadia, and the Nintendo Switch.
Is there a better alternative?
Yes. The other Wolfenstein games are way better and have so much more to them, even if they lack co-op modes. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is a great choice.
Wolfenstein is a great series, but Youngblood doesn’t live up to the expectations that come with the franchise. This title is disappointing.
Should you download it?
No. The game is repetitive, boring, and frustrating.
- Grindy gameplay
- Overpowered enemies