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There's a really simple way to get in game time with Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus without dropping a dime on the game. And no, this does not include taking a digital paddle-boat ride down a "raging river". You can, however, drop by your nearest digital distribution storefront and download a free trial of the game.
Over on the Bethesda website, community manager Anne Lewis explained that gamers who want to give Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus a try, all that's required is to log into your Xbox Live, PSN or Steam account, open up the storefront for the Xbox Store, the PlayStation Store, or Steam, and search up Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus from the menu screen. Once you find it, click on it and then click to download the free trial. The game will be queued up for download on your profile, and you'll be able to give the game a whirl.
You will need a massive amount of free space to download the trial, however. How much free space? Nearly 50GB. More precisely, 47.92GB. The game's hefty trial will give you access to the game's entire first level, which is centered around hero B.J. Blazkowicz attempting to survive a Nazi invasion of the rebel's submarine.
A large majority of the first level is centered around B.J., rolling around in his wheelchair, comically taking out large amounts of Nazis while reflecting on his decaying state of health after eating a grenade up close in the previous game, Wolfenstein: The New Order.
The level will give you a good idea of what the rest of the game is like, given that it's about well over half an hour's worth of gameplay, depending on how you play the level. The weapon selection will also give you a taste of what the firepower is like in the game.
The AI isn't very heavy on tactics or stage manipulation, and they're mostly there to be bullet sponges and targets for expunging lots of blood and gore from their 3D bodies, but if you're into a hardcore, run-and-gun (or wheel-and-gun) shooting experience, you'll be able to dive into the Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus trial and take part in the action following on the death of Deathshead, a renown Nazi leader.
The story follows B.J. "Terror-Billy" Blazkowicz and a ragtag band of rebels attempting to reignite the American Revolution against the Nazi occupiers.
If you like what you play, you can actually pick up right where you left off if you do decide to purchase the full game. During the autumn sales during the Black Friday weekend the game was discounted by a fair amount on digital distribution fronts, so that's something worth considering if you decide to pick up a copy after playing through the first full level of Wolfenstein 2's trial.