A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
The story is over-the-top and cheesy, but still just boils down to the basic goal of killing Nazis in the most exaggerated ways possible.
Positive Role Models
The game is set in Wolfenstein's alternate history where the Nazi forces have taken over. There's not much else to the story, with players simply taking on the role of a hacker for the French resistance, taking over Nazi tech and killing them with their own robotic weapons of destruction.
Ease of Play
The controls are simple to pick up and play, with a lot of intuitive motion controls mixed with traditional trigger-based shooting.
Violence & Scariness
The action in the game is big, bold, and explosive, with lots of firepower and overkill. There's a fair amount of blood and gore, though between the flames and electricity, a lot of enemies wind up getting vaporized before too much gore piles up.
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The game doesn't shy away from profanity, with words like "f--k" and "s--t" regularly appearing throughout the dialogue.
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Products & Purchases
Cyberpilot is a spin-off/offshoot of the main Wolfenstein series. It stands apart from the main franchise by giving players a glimpse of the Wolfenstein universe without actually affecting the events in those games.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot is a first-person virtual reality shooter available for PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, and Valve Index VR systems. The game is a spin-off from Bethesda's Wolfenstein franchise and is set during an alternate history in which Axis forces defeated the Allies in World War II and the Nazi regime has taken over. The game is an action-based shooter, with players taking over Nazi war machines and using them against their creators in hyper-violent ways. There's a fair amount of blood and gore, though some of the weapons wind up disintegrating enemies instead. It also does not shy away from swearing, with profanity occurring regularly throughout the dialogue.
Is It Any Good?
Over three decades, the Wolfenstein series has taken the fight against Nazis from the battlefields of WWII to an alternate history of the Third Reich's rise to global power. Wolfenstein: Cyperpilot sidesteps the main series as an offshoot adventure, running parallel to the most recent entry to the franchise, Wolfenstein: Youngblood. Unfortunately, while the game brings you closer than ever to the action thanks to its great use of VR technology, it never feels like anything more than just a glorified demo.
The biggest problem facing Cyberpilot is that it does such a great job of showcasing its potential, only to never actually come close to reaching it. The game looks and controls great, and it's a blast to play. But just when you start to get into any sort of groove within a particular cockpit, that stage is over. While the action can get intense, it still feels like a tutorial, walking you through the basics and then dumping you back at your base, meandering around and twiddling your virtual thumbs. And with only a handful of main Nazi-fighting missions to go through, Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot feels like an afterthought in the series, an incomplete game, and most importantly, a missed opportunity.
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