The A.V. Club writes: "Wolfenstein was at the forefront of the first-person-shooter explosion, but like an addled codger, the franchise is stuck in the past. Devastating weapons and scary Nazis remain high in the mix in the new Wolfenstein, but rather than breaking hero B.J. Blazkowicz out of his corridor-shooter confines, developer Raven Software just adds acts of supernatural derring-do to his repertoire. Magic isn't just for evil Nazis anymore."