Wolfenstein The Old Blood is an action-adventure first-person shooter video game developed by Machine Games and published by Bethesda Softworks It was released on 5 May 2015 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
The game is a stand-alone title in the Wolfenstein series and a prequel to 2014’s Wolfenstein: The New Order, set in an alternate-history 1946. The single-player story follows war veteran William “B.J.” Blazkowicz and his efforts to discover the locations of a Nazi compound. Development began in 2014, soon after the release of The New Order.
The game is played from a first-person perspective and its levels are navigated on foot. The story is arranged in chapters which players complete in order to progress, separated into two interconnected campaigns. The game features a variety of weapons, including pistols, shotguns, and explosives, most of which can be dual wielded.
A cover system is also present; players lean in and out of cover instead of the more common system where players lock into cover Wolfenstein: The Old Blood received generally positive reviews. Many critics praised the game’s intense firefights, intriguing locations, and the balance between stealth and action.