Samuel Howitt: "Wolfenstein: The New Order was a modern classic of the first-person shooter genre, and I’m disappointed to say that The Old Blood doesn't quite get there. It’s a fun game in its own right, but it doesn't do much new and interesting. In The New Order MachineGames made serious effort to make B.J. Blaskowicz into more than a Nazi-killing machine, it made him and its cast of characters into human beings, instead of generic caricatures. It was a game that was so much more than just killing Nazis. The Old Blood has much less focus on story, it is mostly a game about killing Nazis."