Shacknews Best FPS of 2017: Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

Nothing scratched that shooter itch quite like Terror-Billy in 2017. Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is the Shacknews Best FPS of 2017!

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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.

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Fueled by horror, rainbow-sugar-pixel-rushes, and video games, Brittany is a freelancer who thrives on surrealism and ultraviolence. Follow her on Twitter @MolotovCupcake and check out her portfolio for more. Like a fabulous shooter once, said, get psyched!

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    December 29, 2017 12:00 PM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Shacknews Best FPS of 2017: Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

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      December 29, 2017 10:56 PM

      Bumperoo

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      December 29, 2017 11:47 PM

      I'm really glad this is getting the love it deserves. I initially rolled my eyes at New Order but was very very wrong. Glad they got another run and it's still just as good

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      December 29, 2017 11:50 PM

      Excellent!!

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      December 30, 2017 2:29 AM

      I didn’t play and I’m sure I’ll love it. But nuPrey shoulda won.

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      December 30, 2017 5:17 AM

      Also deserves a Best Actor award for Brian Bloom's portrayal of William J Blaczkowitz.

      Poeple complain about the gameplay, and I agree somewhat that it can be clunky and unforgiving at times, but I loved every minute including the rougher ones. Also I've been trying to 100% the thing, and I've only ever done that before for Psychonauts. That's how much I love it.

      And there's single player DLC out there, which I sorely missed for Shacknews 2016 GOTY, DooM.

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      December 30, 2017 5:30 AM

      Wooo

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      December 30, 2017 5:53 AM

      Anyone tried the SP DLC? Thinking about picking up the pass when/if on sale.

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        December 30, 2017 8:24 AM

        There is only one out so far. Next episode is due in February i think.

        They’re cheesy, and middling so far, and reuse some of the game levels, but are pretty fun.