YMMV / Wolfenstein (2009)

  • Anticlimax Boss:
    • If you time your shots right and have the right weapon, you can blow away the first Despoiled that serves as a boss in under ten seconds. The latter confrontations with Despoiled are... harder.
    • By way of being puzzle bosses, this also applies to General Zetta and the Geist Queen.
  • Catharsis Factor: Just try not to cackle maniacally while killing Nazis with the Particle Cannon, the Tesla Gun, or the Liechenfaust. You will fail.
  • Eight Deadly Words: This is how Ross Scott felt during his April Fools' Day review video in Ross's Game Dungeon, saying that that nobody is really reacting to or treating any sense of urgency to the horrors around them, which fails to invest him in the characters, which in turn fails to invest him in the game itself. It was bad enough that he couldn't bring himself to finish the game, a first for the series.
  • Genius Bonus: Fictitious weapons appear to be based on real-life guns. Tesla Pistol (a gun shooting lightning arcs) uses the grips and receiver of the relatively obscure Polish Blyskawica submachine gun from WW2. Its name is Polish for... 'Lightning'. Oh, and there's also the relationship with B.J.'s surname.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The fact that a group opposing the Nazis shares a name with a Greek Neo-Nazi political party that would gain a disturbing amount of power a few years after the game's release. Especially since the ingame group's leader is a traitor working with the Nazis.
  • Most Annoying Sound: The Castle mission. The Resistance members will annoy you by way of their constant use of Continue Your Mission, Dammit!.
    "We have to save Caroline"
    "For Caroline!"
  • Spiritual Successor: Perhaps less a successor to RTCW than a reskin of the basic design for Hexen 1 and 2's gameplay style.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: Some of the music from the game sounds very similar to "The Ark's Theme" from Raiders of the Lost Ark.
  • Tear Jerker: The death of Caroline Becker.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: A common complaint on release week. The most common gripes include the lack of a Chaingun, the use of Regenerating Health in single-player and even in multiplayer mode, and how the game's multiplayer was simplified from the much more famous RTCW and its multiplayer spin-off, Enemy Territory.