I've been a Wolfenstein fan since B.J. Blazkowicz' very first outing. In fact, Wolfenstein 3D is without a doubt one of the games that engendered my lifelong love of the first-person shooter. It shouldn't come as a surprise when I say that Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus was the Shacknews Best First-Person Shooter of 2017. Period.
The next-gen outing that lets players work to help topple the Nazi regime brings the series back again to current-gen consoles for a bloody romp through a war-torn America under the fascist regime thrust upon it. "Terror-Billy," as Blazkowicz has been dubbed by the Germans, is on a rip-roaring journey to drive the Nazis back to where they came from, starting with the elimination of Frau Engel, one of the nastiest villianesses we've seen in the gaming world in some time.
The result is a decadent blend of the ol' ultraviolence and silky-smooth run-and-gun goodness. When Billy isn't looking within himself to rifle through some deep-seated familial issues, he's keen on blasting through every single stinkin' Nazi in his way. Come hell or high water, he'll make it through some of the hardest missions he's ever dealt with before. The result is a collection of visceral, totally satisfying gunplay, slick cut scenes, and a story of revenge that allows for some delicious payback near the end of the game.
If you need to get your shooter fix from just one game this year, make sure you give Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus a try, especially if you're a fan of the previous games in the series. There's only one way to go from here in terms of the Wolfenstein lore, and that's all the way up. We are excited to name Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus the Shacknews Best FPS of 2017.
Be sure to keep up with the rest of The Shacknews Awards as we celebrate the Year of the Games: 2017.