Wolfenstein: The New Order

PC, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox 360 and One 2.5 stars out of 4Not exactly a "Wolfenstein" in sheep's clothing, this remake of the PC classic "Wolfenstein 3D" sticks mostly to its Nazi blasting first-person shooter roots. There are bursts of freshness and maturity in this pulpy tale of badass B.J. Blazkowicz and his attempt to take down Hitler's regime in an alternative history in which the Nazis win World War II. But the well-crafted dialogue and surprisingly compelling story feel wasted when the game can't find activities other than gunning down countless waves of swastika-clad soldiers and their cyborg dogs. The game deserves major bonus points, however, for including creepy German-language covers of `60s pop songs by The Monkees and other familiar artists.
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