The Old Blood is the first expansion to Wolfenstein: The New Order - a well-received FPP shooter released on PC in 2014. It was developed by MachineGames and published by Bethesda Softworks, just like the original game. What’s important, it is a standalone production that can be played without Wolfenstein: The New Order.
The add-on is a prequel to The New Order and a nod to the fans of the series. The game takes place in 1946, when the Nazis were at the edge of winning World War II. The mini-campaign takes plazers to Bavaria and is divided into two parts. In the first one, B. J. Blazkowicz sneaks into the castle Wolfenstein to steal the coordinates that reveal the location of general Deathshead’s research station. In the second part, the search for intelligence data leads the protagonist to the town of Wulfburg, where a mad German archeologist unearths mysterious artifacts that could potentially release ancient evil powers. The experiments go south, so Blazkowicz not only has to fight the enemy soldiers but also Nazi zombies. We will be blasting both with completely new weapons as well as the old ones.
As far as visuals are concerned, the PC version of The Old Blood does not deviate significantly from what we know from The New Order. It is still a very attractive production powered by id Tech 5 engine.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i7 2.6 GHz/AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GTX GeForce 660/3 GB Radeon R9 280 or better, 38 GB HDD, Windows 7/8 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i5-2500 3.3 GHz/AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 560/Radeon HD 6870 or better, 38 GB HDD, Windows 7/8 64-bit