Earlier this year, Bethesda surprised fans by announcing a follow-up to Wolfenstein: The New Order titled Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus. As expected, the title would catch up with William “BJ” Blazkowicz as he fights to suppress the growth of the Nazi regime following a victory in World War 2.
Given how popular and well received Wolfenstein: The New Order was, it’s safe to say that a lot of gamers have Wolfenstein 2 on their radar, but they may not be ready to commit. With so many high profile titles released in the last few weeks and still yet to release, Wolfenstein 2 has to fight for its place in the disc tray. Gamers want to know how much of an investment Wolfenstein 2 is and whether its content is substantial enough (time-wise) to justify a $60 price tag.
For those looking for a direct answer, we can confirm that Wolfenstein 2 takes about 7-10 hours to complete if players are going to rush through the story on a lower difficulty. Most of the enemy encounters are a cakewalk on the easiest difficulty, and those that don’t want to explore the environments can breeze through the game in one or two sittings.
However, players that choose to up their difficulty are likely looking at a completion time closer to 10 or 12 hours. BJ may be well equipped with an arsenal of weapons, but the Nazis are challenging.
Those that are going to collect everything they find and move through Wolfenstein 2 at a higher difficulty can take longer than 12 hours to complete the game, but it shouldn’t be much more than that. Every story mission is self-contained, and the collectibles are not too difficult to find along the way. Using a guide will help cut out some of that time, but some will want to find every item on their own.
- Story Only (Low Difficulty): 6-7 Hours
- Story Only (High Difficulty): 7-10 Hours
- Full Completion: 10-12 Hours
Compared to Wolfenstein: The New Order, the sequel is slightly shorter, but only by about an hour or two. For some gamers, this is going to be a deal breaker at the new release price, but for others, it is going to be the perfect experience to enjoy before moving on to the next big 2017 release, like Super Mario Odyssey or Assassin’s Creed Origins.
Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.