Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus Features

FeatureAn ode to video game doors

Walking you through the doors of Doom, Dark Souls and more.

It's easy to underestimate the humble door. You open it, you go through. Sometimes, you must find the key first, and for many games, that's the whole extent of the player's interactions with doors. They're something to get past, something that cordons off one bit from the next bit. A simple structural element, of special interest to level designers, but not the ones who turn the knobs.

Picture for a moment the triple-A hero. He is Kratos grappling a gigantic serpent on mighty waves; he is Call of Duty's Jack Mitchell acquiring a magic robot arm at his best friend's funeral. Sporting abs (or guns) that shine like justice, he is fast, deadly and remorseless. At his logical conclusion, the triple-A hero is Kurtz from Apocalypse Now sat in the dark jungle, whispering tales of annihilation, a catalogue of army medals in his back-pocket.

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus was a rip-roaring science-fiction romp through an alternate history. It was, as Edwin more eloquently said in his Wolfenstein 2 review, "vicious, affecting, witty, spaced-out, crude, inventive, morbid and for the most part, a success."

FeatureThe year in Nazis

2017 - the year we did Nazi coming.

The reason we don't have annual "The Year In Nazis" articles is because not many years are like this one, in which fascist ideas have seeped and clawed their way back to a dreadful prominence that has transformed virtual Nazi killing from a leisure activity into a political one.

Digital FoundryWolfenstein 2: the biggest jump yet from PS4 Pro to Xbox One X?

Peak resolution leaps from 1440p to full 4K - but what about performance?

Wolfenstein 2 is one of the most exceptional graphical showcases of the generation so far - a 60 frames per second shooter with beautiful dynamic lighting and shading, GPU-accelerated particles and a state-of-the-art post-process pipeline. However, it does have one weakness: performance. PS4, Pro and Xbox One can't quite lock to the target 60fps and all console versions lack the slick fluidity of the Doom 2016 reboot, running on the same engine. Which begs the question - can Xbox One X power past the frame-rate issues of the other console versions, and to what extent can it improve on PS4 Pro's impressive visuals?

Jelly Deals: Wolfenstein 2's Collector's Edition reduced a week before launch

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Those of you looking forward to Nazi-punching simulator Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus next week have one more reason to celebrate right now, as the UK version of the game's extra-fancy Collector's Edition has been reduced by £30, bringing the price down to £59.99 on all formats.

The big-box edition features, as you may expect, a copy of the game itself, an exclusive steelbook case, a double-sided poster, a presentation box and, most importantly of all, a 1/6-scale action figure of the game's protagonist BJ Blazkowicz in his full Terror-Billy getup. The figure itself, designed to emulate the Action Man style toys of all those years ago, comes with five weapons including his trusty hatchet, as seen in the game's trailers.

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Wolfenstein 2 begins with a surprise: gun-toting Nazi-killing machine B.J. Blazkowicz is blasted to bits, his body a useless husk. The end of MachineGames' eye-catching debut did not go well for poor old B.J. and so, when he's forced awake from a coma on board a resistance submarine that's under attack from the Nazi regime, he can't even stand. He tries and falls down.