for me, Wolfenstein The New Order was able to achieve to have the charm you see in old school SciFi. Is it cheesy? Looks at scene where you shoot Nazis with laser guns on the moon yup. However, no matter how ridiculous it get, the characters take their action straight face and seeing their interaction with you and the environment help with the overall charm of the game. I personally like the scenes with the interaction of Max. He a really cool character. I am forgetting the name of the girl the one you get if you save the other individual in the first mission but her commentary late game is one of the most interesting meta conversations I heard in a while. Now I want to play this game again.
Actually, now thinking of it. I think that what made it work, it took everything, even the most absurd things and the characters react to it like its normal life. There not many if not at all any scenes where the characters breaks the fourth wall and says...well, this is corny. That how I think it nailed its tone personally.