Wolfenstein II has a grand total of seven different difficulty options, and six of them (ranging from “Can I play, Daddy?” to “I am death incarnate!”) are unlocked from the very beginning. There is one that is locked, though. That’d be the Mein Leben difficulty, which is unlocked by completing the game.
This mode is the most challenging way to play Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, and there’s a good reason why players have to beat the game first. In this new Mein Leben difficulty, players are only given one life to complete the game with. Yes, that means that players will have to complete the game without ever faltering, and it’s the ultimate test of skill.
For even more on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, check out my review of MachineGames’ first-person shooter. Here’s a snippet of what I wrote:
It’s not just the story beats that make the campaign so incredible, it’s how the gameplay and story manage to complement each other so well. It’d be one thing if Wolfenstein II was ridiculous in cutscenes and was an average first-person shooter while playing, but the player regularly gets to engage with these moments first-hand. From riding on the back of a Panzerhund to engaging in one of the best espionage missions in all of gaming, the memorable sequences are regularly playable.
I had high expectations going into Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, but MachineGames managed to outdo them in every way imaginable. They’ve created one of the most ridiculous video games ever made, and one that is never afraid to be clear about its message of equality & justice. While it’s easy to focus on the over-the-top story beats and memorable scenes, The New Colossus is carried by an incredible amount of heart from start to finish.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is available now.