The Terror-Billy takes a backseat to the Terror Twins as they carry the Blazkowicz name into the 80s with the same fury to kill all Nazis, just like their daddy. Wolfenstein: Youngblood comes from the joint efforts of Machine Games and Arkane Studios, blending amazing gunplay with detailed locations, but the game on the whole feels like an experiment and less story-driven as the series is known for. This is a standalone entry that ties into the former and upcoming mainline games that tries many new things, and not all elements are as well executed as others, but manages to be a fun time overall. The best thing Wolfenstein: Youngblood does, is give a glimpse at where the series is heading, and it’s so very exciting.
Wolfenstein: The New Order was my pick for Game of the Year in 2014. It did things other shooters weren’t doing by telling a meaningful, heartfelt story amid a violent and righteous rebellion against the Nazi Reich overtaking of the United States. Machine Games didn’t exactly play it safe before, but now after the success of The New Order, are able to take risks with Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus in excellent and fantastic ways. “A colossus is a person or thing of enormous size, importance, or ability.” In this, I’d say the game can be summed up as such. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is important, bold, and emphatic with its refusal to let hate be all there is in the world.