One week after the release of the game, more reviews have been posted about the game. The MetaCritic score has reached some very weak values of 71% on PC, 64% on PS4, 68% on XBox One and 65% on Nintendo Switch, and 67% for OpenCritic on all platforms. It’s even worse for Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot, with a MetaCritic score of 54% on PC and 51% on PS4, and even 49% on OpenCritic, making it the worst Wolfenstein game ever released.
For instance, VCG notes that:
New Colossus fans will probably dislike its unfocused narrative and fussy levelling system, but Youngblood offers plenty of blood and thunder if you give it time.
Critical Hit is even more critical…
Wolfenstein Youngblood is a disappointingly bland shooter that fails to capture the intensity or passion of New Order and New Colossus, delivering a humdrum experience plagued by uninteresting design and grindy gameplay
But some sites like GameRant are more positive, and see the game as a nice way to try new gameplay ideas:
Wolfenstein: Youngblood offers a great gameplay loop that will likely keep FPS fans busy for a few dozen hours, even if it doesn’t quite deliver in terms of character and world-building. This first interation of a progression system feels like a success and hopefully it becomes a staple of the franchise moving forward.
Here is a good summary from Rock Paper Shotgun: