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Video Game / Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot

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Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot is a VR-only Rail Shooter, developed by Arkane Studios and MachineGames, and published by Bethesda. It was released for PC-compatible VR devices July 25th, 2019 and Playstation 4 VR on July 26th, 2019, alongside Wolfenstein: Youngblood.

It is a side story that takes place during the alternate version of The '80s, where the player takes on a role of a hacker in Paris who manages to take control of the Reich's dreaded mechs and turn them against their masters throughout the game's five missions.

Tropes present in this game:

  • Attack Drone: Your control a flying drone that can electrocute enemies for one mission when the bigger toys are not available, and when they briefly need to be stealthy during the final mission.
  • Bus Crash: The Cyberpilot appears in Wolfenstein: Youngblood as a pile of parts in the Resistance HQ, having been damaged at some point between the two games. However, since he's a robot, the Resistance engineer who was your Voice with an Internet Connection in Cyberpilot is working on repairing him and seems optimistic that he can be eventually be restored.
  • Bottomless Magazines: None of the machines you control will ever run out of ammo.
  • Death Is a Slap on the Wrist: Dying just makes the player instantly respawn at the nearest checkpoint without any penalty.
  • Deflector Shields: The Zitadelle mecha can temporarily generate a force field to protect itself.
  • Fire-Breathing Weapon: Like in the rest of the rebooted Wolfenstein games, the Panzerhund has a giant flamethrower in its maw. This time, though, you give the Nazis the taste of their own medicine, although you'll eventually have to contend with the rival Panzerhunds as well.
  • Gatling Good: The bipedal mecha named Zitadelle carries a gatling gun alongside missiles.
  • Hacking Minigame: A simple one is used for hacking into computers while piloting a flying drone.
  • Invisibility Cloak: The flying drone is able to briefly turn invisible to compensate for its fragility.
  • One Hitpoint Wonder: The flying drone is extremely fragile in comparison to the rest of the mechs, and so piloting it necessitates stealth, as it'll be destroyed in a single hit otherwise.
  • Robotic Reveal: After you destroy Brother 3 it's revealed your character is actually a reprogrammed Nazi robot soldier who was reprogrammed by the Resistance to destroy Brother 3 from within by hacking and taking control of the tower's Nazi robots. The Resistance were originally going to leave you buried in the tower once your job was done, but your Voice with an Internet Connection has become fond of you and launches a rescue operation to retrieve you from the tower ruins and also gives you the chance to join the Resistance.
  • Shock and Awe: If the flying drone manages to sneak up on the guards, it is able to instantly electrocute them to the point they are reduced to ash.
  • Voice with an Internet Connection: Pretty much the entire narrative is delivered through what your handler says over the radio.
  • A Winner Is You: Ultimately the resistance gets raided, you personally defend the HQ to fend off the Nazi forces, and your handler asks if you want to join the resistance. Cue credits.