Verdun is the first multiplayer FPS set in a realistic First World War setting. The merciless trench warfare offers a unique battlefield experience, immersing you and your squad into intense battles of attack and defense.
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Release Date: Apr 28, 2015

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April 28

Just released from Early Access!

We’re proud to announce that WW1 game Verdun has officially launched today! After more than a year in Early Access on Steam, the official copy of Verdun is now available on PC, Mac and Linux.

Check out the new Game Trailer: http://youtu.be/kWp-7XH3080

We are excited to announce that the game is released with a new bonus map called Aisne; an area in Northern France which has seen some of the biggest battles of the early years of World War 1.

Years of dedicated hard work has finally paid off. During that time, Verdun was also being featured on Steam Early Access since 2013 where many big community driven improvements were made to the game. We had not expected the great extend of support received from the community during this time.

Over the course of the year, many good suggestions were made and put into the game. Whilst not every good suggestion made it in, we intend to add a few more in the near future.

Verdun will get free thematic expansions over the course of time, such as the addition of Belgian and American troops for the Allies, and for the Axis some special German troops. Check out the roadmap here: http:// www.verdungame.com/images/PR/verdun_roadmap.png

To celebrate the release, several contests will be held including the first Verdun tournament hosted on Steam. http://steamcommunity.com/app/242860/discussions/0/611704730329624708/

Be sure to try Verdun and take the fight to the trenches of your enemies!

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April 7

Verdun’s official release is coming!

Joyous news for the troops in the trenches; the official launch date for Verdun is set on the 28th of April 2015! After more than a year in Steam Early Access, during which many community driven improvements were done to the game such as the addition of different troop types, new maps, improving the UI, bullet physics, the Unity 5 engine update and the introduction of the iconic gas weapon combined with a claustrophobic gas-mask experience to name just a few, the Steam Early Access is finally getting to a close. Here a trailer summarizing the development progression in Early Access so far: http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlEkPF26eYA&feature=youtu.be

Now the focus is on Verdun’s official release. As a gesture of gratitude, Early Access players will be gifted a ‘Steam Early Access medal’ and can try out the live build of Verdun a day before launch.

Also, all players are invited to sign up for the first Verdun tournament, which will be hosted on Steam during the celebration of the release!
Be sure not to miss the celebration, sign up for the Verdun tournament here: http://www.VerdunGame.com/tournament/

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About This Game

Verdun is the first multiplayer FPS set in a realistic First World War setting. The merciless trench warfare offers a unique battlefield experience, immersing you and your squad into intense battles of attack and defense.
The game takes place on the western front between 1914 and 1918, in one of the bloodiest conflicts in world history. The developers were inspired by the infamous Battle of Verdun France in 1916. The game includes many historically accurate features such as realistic WW1 weaponry, authentic uniforms and maps based on the real battlefields of France and Belgium.

The Frontlines game mode is unique in its tactical complexity. The realistic trenches are challenging to fight in and require tactical cunning to capture and defend. The Entente and Central Powers strive to gain control of frontline sectors. One battle you’re rushing the enemy trenches during an offensive battle in order to gain ground. In another battle you might be defending your recently conquered ground against an enemy counter-attack.

Players can choose to be part of one of the many squad-types in the game, each of whom have their own distinct tactical role. By working together with your friends, you can earn experience that improves the power and versatility of your squad. As you gain more experience fighting and get promoted in rank, you also earn Career Points which you can use to unlock specializations, weapons and equipment.
The Rifle Deathmatch is a free-for-all game mode, where all players are pitted against each other in a thrilling contest of skill using only bolt-action rifles.

Verdun key features include:
Realistic World War 1 gameplay: Authentic weaponry with realistic bullet physics, skill based weapon handling, poisonous gas with a claustrophobic gas mask experience and artillery barrages
Tactical squad-based FPS: Unique squad leveling system, distinct squad types and roles, voice chat
True trench warfare: Real-time dynamic frontline with momentum-based attack and counter-attack gameplay
Authentic World War 1 setting: Typical WW1 music and style, historical battlefields set on the Western Front
Challenging game modes: Team-based Frontline and skill-based Rifle Deathmatch



The gameplay is as realistic and gritty as it gets. The authentic weapons need to be handled with skill, as they each feel differently and there are no floating crosshairs to aid your aim. Also, the realistic bullet physics require you to lead your shots when firing on a moving target at long range. In the event of a gas attack, you need to put on your gas mask, which impairs your view and gives you a very claustrophobic experience. And if getting shot or gassed isn’t enough sudden artillery barrages, called in by NCO’s, can pin you down if caught in the open and obliterate your entire squad. This unforgiving war isn’t for the faint hearted!



Team play is what lies at the heart of Verdun. When you start a game, your first choice is to fight for either the Entente or the Central Powers. You and up to three other players, can form one of the different squad types available to that side. Each squad has a specific tactic based on the historical units of that time. Depending on your squad’s type, players can choose a specific role within the squad, complete with historically accurate attire, weapons and special abilities. The more Co-op experience you and your squad mates earn together, the more powerful your squad will become and better abilities will be unlocked. This progression is also shown visually as you and your squad get more advanced uniforms. You will also earn Career Points, which can be spent to unlock specializations, weapons and equipment.



The true WW1 battlefield experience has been captured in a real-time dynamic frontline, set in an historically accurate section of the Western Front. These frontline maps are comprised out of multiple sectors that can be captured by either side. Staying true to the typical attrition warfare of that time, both sides attack and counter-attack each other in turn, compelling you to defend each captured sector of trenches!



The development team has done extensive field research at Verdun and has been advised by knowledgeable historians to make sure Verdun is as historically accurate as it gets. Uniforms have been recreated to the tiniest details, the weapons are modeled to exact references and the maps use realistic World War 1 props and terrain layouts. Also, everything in the game has been tailored to recreate the grim atmosphere so typical of WW1; Gloomy clouded skies, an immersive interface combined with realistic sounds, accurate native voices that evoke the feeling of actually being there in the trenches, mud covered - trenches whilst peering over your rifle to spot the enemy.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 8600 / Radeon equivalent (2009 era)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 12 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Multiplayer only, make sure you have a stable and fast internet connection.
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB video card memory
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.8
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 8600 / Radeon equivalent (2009 era)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 12 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Multiplayer only, make sure you have a stable and fast internet connection.
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB video card memory
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 8600 / Radeon equivalent (2009 era)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 12 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Multiplayer only, make sure you have a stable and fast internet connection.
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB video card memory
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
295.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Early Access Review
Verdun is a timely homage to those who fought in the First World War, it's that good.

An Overview

Verdun. A word that encapsulates the horrors of the First World War. For it was at Verdun where the belligerents to the fighting had to endure some of the most appalling living and fighting conditions during the course of the war on the Western Front. The incessant shelling had turned the once pristine land into a wasteland. The constant disturbance of the clay at Verdun and the driving rain caused the formation of deep craters filled with oozing liquid that could drown men if they were so unfortunate as to fall into the hell hole. The battle was so ferocious a man is said to have been killed every minute of every day for 9 months. A death toll of some 800,000 men. One infantry man wrote 'If you have not see Verdun, you haven't seen anything of war'.

Verdun the Game

Verdun is not primarily focused on the 9-month battle of Verdun of 1916, but rather encompasses 5 intensively researched maps, each portraying a different sector along the Western front, in which the Entente and Central Powers fought so ferociously over between 1914-1918.

Why Verdun Succeeds

I don't think it is premature to state that the developers of Verdun, have made a tour de force in the form of Verdun. It is rare to find a game, that catapults you into an era in history with such an eye for detail, that you'll find yourself swearing that you are there. The immersion level in Verdun is what has kept me coming back to Verdun time and time again (286 hours on record).

Visuals

The game runs on Unity 5, perhaps the most popular Graphics engine currently around. Having had the game for 10 months or so, I have witnessed the transformation of Verdun's art direction first hand. It is only in the past 6 months, where the visuals have elevated the production values of the game to stratospheric heights. Notable visual details include:

-On ultra, the deformation of No Man’s Land is a feast for the eyes. However, even on low the game looks good.
-The character models have been researched to a very high degree, with excellent texturing.
-Artillery shells impact the ground as you would expect. Showering men with debris and sending intense plumes of smoke high into the air.
- Water logged craters, reflect the environment and character models.
-Those trees not victim to shelling, look accurate.
- The mud, especially on the map 'Artois' and 'Flanders' look photo-realistic.
-Gas obscures your vision as it should, and the way it slowly creeps through the trench systems is impressive looking.

Ambient Sounds

From the whistling of bullets over your head, to the dull thud of shells in the distance, Verdun shines in depicting the sounds of the Great War. Rifles from the Entente and Central Powers make distinctive 'cracks', whilst the man suffocating from a gas attack near you, gasps in desperation. Other ambient highlights include:

-Voice commands by fellow players which can be entered using the X key. There are over 20 instructions/emotions you can use. The most commonly used is 'Take Cover' and 'Retreat'!
- Mud squelches beneath your feet, when running in poorly irrigated battlefields such as Flanders.
-Officers (NCO's) can use their whistle to direct where their squad should position themselves.
-Reconnaissance aircraft can be heard (and seen) meandering their way above the frontlines.

Squad progression

Progression in Verdun is unlike anything you’ve seen before in an FPS. Verdun relies heavily on the use of squads. A squad comprises of 4 men each and there are 4 squads in each team. Each squad brings a unique role, uniform and weaponry to the battlefield. If you are in a match with certain players often and they are in your squad, the game will automatically track and save your progress (xp) with those people. Overtime, building enough experience with these players will elevate your squad rank which in turn unlocks a plethora of new abilities. These new abilities include the use of mustard gas and artillery barrages!

Personal progression

Verdun of course also tracks your own personal growth within the game. There are over 40+ unique roles to unlock during the course of the game. Reaching the rank of level 100 is a bruising yet satisfying experience.

Battle Modes

There are battle modes in Verdun. Frontlines and Deathmatch.


Frontline mode

This mode tries to depict and simulate the mainly futile efforts of soldiers to try and take trenches on the Western front during WW1. It is almost flawless in design. A frontlines battle usually lasts 25- 45 minutes depending upon which map you’re playing on. When a game begins you’re either authorised by the game to ‘attack’ or ‘defend’. Once the initial attack timer is over (usually 5 minutes long) and provided the enemy have not achieved a foothold (whereby extra time is afforded to the attackers if they are able to place men in the enemy trench before and after the initial attack timer has needed) then it is tasked with the defenders to attack. This counter-attack and defend system really forces squad collaboration. It is imperative that squads cover the entire length of a trench system, if they are to avoid being overrun and their trench taken. However, once the first line of a trench is taken the defeated team ‘fall back’ to their prepared 2nd defensive trench line. Thus, even if you lose a trench, you can always take it back. There can be as many as 3 trench lines on a map. Some 32 players (16 vs 16) can fight it out in total on any map.

Death Match Mode

This is by far the least popular of the 2 battle modes. This mode sees you enter into a rifle death match to kill as many players as possible. There are no teams in this one, which forces players to rely on their marksman skills. The maps in this mode, whilst identical to those of Frontline mode, are far smaller.

Optimisation

The level of optimisation for PC and Laptops has improved vastly during Early Access. The developers have spent a considerable time optimising the game. It now runs at almost 60fps on ultra for me, where before it would run at a mere 12fps.

Future content

Whilst Verdun is being released tomorrow (27/04/2015), the developers have expressed their desire to keep supporting the game post-release. They have hinted at possible new squads such as the Americans and the German pioneer squads. New maps have already been made and shall soon be ‘updated’ in the game. A developer has personally hinted to me that there will be a hard core mode in the near future, which will focus on even greater depth of immersion.

Final word

Verdun caters towards an audience who appreciates a squad-based World War experience . From the person who wants that feeling of cooperation with their teammates to the player who wishes to be immersed in a WW1 FPS, you can’t go amiss with this title. The visual fidelity is impressive and when accompanied with the ambient sounds, Verdun surpasses most FPS shooters based in war time. The Frontlines mode whilst simply executed is genius. Never before has defence or counter-attack been as exhilarating as this. As a young man, who lost both his great great uncles to the First World War on the Western Front, Verdun for me bears testament to the sacrifices made by all the men, from every nation involved in the ‘war to end all wars’. M2H and Blackmill Games have brought WW1 to life, like never before and for that I am eternally grateful.

I score the game 9.7 out of 10. My only criticism is that I don't ever play the deathmatch mode.

Thanks for reading this.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
136.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Early Access Review
Verdun! First looking at the trailers and such like half a year before writing this, i didn't think much of it, but i decided to give it a shot when it was on sale on christmas. And what a christmas it became....

TL;DR

Pros

+Epic atmosphere
+Great core gameplay
+Authenticity (To some extent)
+MUSTARD GAS
+Squad based gameplay

Cons

-Arcady BS elements (Such as hitmarkers, crosshairs, score/kill feed)
(Disabling above mentioned BS (hitmarkers, crosshairs) will handicap you.)
-No dedicated servers

And for those who want a little reading..!

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Verdun has a truly epic atmosphere and it gives the player a true trench warfare experience. The game starts you off with some classic music from the era, and right from the start puts you in the right mood to crawl in mud attacking... Or to bitterly fight for every last inch of your trench.

So, instead of vague flags or areas, you're fighting for actual trenches and not just some 10x10 meter area on the map. The core gameplay is very simple and it WORKS. If you start off as the attacking team, your team will (hopefully) give its best shot at attacking the enemy trench and try to capture it. If the attack fails, you have to fall back to your trench and its the opposing teams time to attack. However, if you manage to capture the enemy trench, a counterattack will be ordered and you have to go from offensive to defensive really fast to keep it. In theory the whole match CAN be just one attack phase, if the attacking team is fighting fanatically enough, and the defenders holding ground steadfast.

All those times you've been THIS close to capturing the enemy trench, but you run out of momentum and have to fall back, is just what trench warfare is all about. I cannot put in words how satisfying it feels when capturing the enemy trench after a long stalemate of neither side gaining any victories, but then... You finally manage to do it and prepare for the enemy counterattack. And it feels really really good to take the enemy trench and If all goes well and you repulse the counterattack, then its time to put your skills to the test on the next trench.

However, the arcady crosshairs and kill feeds and all that scoregarbage eat this atmosphere away, but not enough to ruin the experience, atleast for me. Sure, you can disable the crosshair, or bind the whole hud under a button to show it, but this puts you at a disadvantage, so it would be just handicapping yourself. And for the love of god.... HIT MARKERS WHY???????? But overall, the gameplay is nice, it could be alot better if they had decided to nurture this atmosphere the game has AND REALISM, instead of the crap i mentioned just now.

It has leveling and whatnot too, but you can't get a dramatic boost over a noob with just the unlocks.... unless it's the squad unlocks. Squad level can only be raised by playing with your friends, over and over again, which is nice. The squad level can basicly turn your ♥♥♥♥♥♥ little mortars into a real artillery storm. Oh and you can unlock mustard gas, damn is that deadly.

Overall i'd give it a 7/10. It's very fun, Best enjoyed with friends!

I Might Write more to this review when i have the time :D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
276.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Early Access Review
Having played this game since the early days of it's beta testing I can't really describe adequately how proud I am of the developers of this game. The finished product, I think, speaks for itself. This game is, in this gamer's opinion, a finely-polished killing machine. From the painstakingly detailed period uniforms from several of the nations involved in the First World War, to the gleam of the mud in the filthy, blood-soaked trenches, this game is, simply put, beautiful. This isn't a case of some sub-contractors churning out a Call of Duty/Red Orchestra clone to make a few bucks. I believe these gentlemen perceived the absence of a quality FPS for the Great War and set their efforts to doing this over the past few years. This is quality. Considering the development team was so small it is simply amazing to me that this game is as great as it is but having played several times with the developers themselves grunting in the trenches with me, I think it is certain that this is the product of a labor of love. And their efforts have succeeded indeed. This has been my favorite FPS for the past year. There have been a few missteps along the way but the developers were always on the ball and fixed things with lightning speed. The community is definitely one of the top tier as well. If you are as fascinated by this historical period as I then I cannot recommend any other game more highly. My hat is off to you, sirs. Bravo and well done.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
138.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Early Access Review
Verdun, a first world war FPS game.
I can totally say that this game is an excellent experience, it's worth every second you play.
If you are in doubt of buying it, don't worry, it's gonna be one of the best games you will ever play, the gameplay is simply but very fun, sometimes the matches get really intense and awesome, the sounds of the guns, explosions, textures, the graphics make you feel that this is not a game, that is THE game, it's simply perfect.

10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
57.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Early Access Review
One of the best WW1 games iv'e ever played, and thanks to the team that is making this it keeps getting better and better.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Early Access Review
Its a very good game that has come a long way since i bought it. It improved alot graphics wise and more importantly gameplay wise. All in all its a great WW1 trench warfare experience.

Though personally would love if they added the austro-hungarians, russians, italians and the ottomans and other fronts such as the italian front, the sinai campaign and palestine/syria, the eastern front and etc, to give a bigger variety on the maps. But i dont think that will happen since its supposed to focus on the western front trench warfare. Because of that we dont get any maps on the race to the sea and the hundred days offensive either.

Personally its a good alternative for me when i get enough of Forgotten Hope 2 (mod for Battlefield 2 which i play all day evry day) and Red Orchestra 2 which is my second option..
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Early Access Review
- Do I get shot at? Check
- Do I die the moment I pop my head above the trench? Check
- Do I get bombed out and shelled? Check
- Do I scream out in fustration at the stupidity of the situations I land myself in? Check
- Do I go on suicidal charges across a few meters of land out of desperation? Check

- Do I ..... Get to return the favor? ♥♥♥♥ YES

You will die in this game, a lot. But you'll have fun. Lots of it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
40.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Early Access Review
Its a really good WW1 game prolly the best WW1 FPS you are going to find anywhere i played back when it was a browser and its come so far and has gotten so good and just keeps getting better
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Early Access Review
Pretty fun game, on its early stages has been rough around the edges and almost unplayable but now that the developers fully finished the game the game is very good. I would recommend this game to those who likes fast paced first person shooters with a bit of historical realism.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Early Access Review
Good stuff alright.
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605 of 660 people (92%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
Early Access Review
Fantastic game that really captures the WW1 Essence.The only thing that i think the game is missing is the "ANZACS" You need to add a Gallipoli map and Re-capture that horrific battle between the Anzacs and the Ottomons if you guys could create such a thing your Australian and New Zealand Community would be very thankful. Adding these Factions and maps would really thrive and push this game further then it already is. Anyway please take this theory in and if there are any Aussies or Kiwi's reading this please back me up on this idea we all know you want this just as much as i do :)
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238 of 264 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Early Access Review
What do I have to say..... it keeps the CoD kids away!
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153 of 158 people (97%) found this review helpful
24.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
Early Access Review
What is Verdun? TL;DR - an engaging, WWI trench warfare, attack and defend style FPS game. From my own research it's pretty historically accurate too, regarding uniforms and weaponry, and the different nations' units that fought in the European theatre.
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Not every FPS-er is going to throw down their Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare or CS:GO for the chance to go "over the top" with low rate of fire hundred year old Lewis machine guns or bolt action Enfield rifles, but if you're a military history buff like me who likes the occasional FPS romp (but, honestly, are sick of all the WWII games) then switching gears to The Great War is a refreshing change. Expect to spawn in, go over the top to attack, and immediately get K98'd in the face a few times. It's unforgiving like that. But then in the same match you might lead an attack on the enemy trench and clear the whole thing, racking up kills and feeling "some type of way."
Verdun tries to emphasize squad-based tactics and operating with your squadmates by granting you perks for staying within your CO's command aura, and xp bonuses for fighting alongside your squad. There are 4 positions in each squad, always a CO, usually a rifleman, a machine gunner, and a fourth specialty class like grenadier or sniper. Not every squad's job classes are cookie cutter versions of the same thing just renamed, there is enough variance in all the different loadouts (you get better weapons for the different classes with xp/leveling, as in CoD) that most players should find something they like. I quickly found I don't like the French squad much - their weapons are great, jobs are pretty well balanced but those damn bright blue uniforms stand out! I usually play the Tommies, British infantry, as a Lewis gunner. It's heavy, wildy innacurate when not deployed on its bipod, recruit-level slow reloads, but when I catch the enemy on the offensive and I'm prone with the bipod deployed I can cut down several squads' advances if they aren't covered properly.
There's so much more I could ramble on about, but I think I'm just gonna boot the game up now! Check out some gameplay videos if you're on the fence about buying this. I also have a growing collection of screenshots "for ze lulz" you can glance at. I highly recommend.
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217 of 245 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
Early Access Review
This game is just like real WWI and there are a series of possibilities that could happen;
-Back and Forth gonig across no man's land acomplishing nothing for hours on end = dead
-Going into no man's land = dead
-Peaking your pointy cap out of the trench = dead
-Hiding in the trench and then getting gassed mashing all the buttons to find out how to put a gas mask on = dead
-Staying in the back of the trench then getting rushed by 10 crazy Brits screaming FOR THE QUEEN = dead
-Slapping a brit spamming FOR THE QUEEN then getting shot by his 20 strong well organized team = priceless (and dead)

10/10 would be dead again
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111 of 118 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Early Access Review
Immersive and punishing // Recommended for the patient and competitive

+ Sharp textures (some are better than others, admittedly, but they are well done, overall)
+ Weaponry is crisp and responsive; gunplay feels rewarding and accurate during firefights
+ Places an overwhelming emphasis on squad-based teamwork
+ No microtransactions!
+ Developers seem very active in both their continued development of the game and community interaction
+ For an early access title, the game is surprisingly stable; there were some terrain glitches and miscellaneous hiccups, but they were very minor
+ There are currently only 2 game modes, but they are very entertaining and, combined, appeal to a fairly wide audience
+ Palpable atmosphere and tension
+ Novel, interesting levelling system that encourages teamwork; the better your squad performs as a unit, the greater the rewards
+ The mechanics in place for keeping a balanced team takes a great approach; instead of instantly moving players at random in order to fill enemy ranks, the system asks everyone to volunteer - if nobody does, that team suffers respawn and score penalties (this offers incentive to balance the game, but does not rip you away, unceremoniously, to do so)
+ NCO commands add function and depth to the game
+ Gas and smoke are perfectly disorienting; in addition to the damage of exposure to chlorine gas, it clouds one's vision, confuses direction, and obscures one's fire
+ Gas masks feel very restrictive, lending a sense of realism and immersion

- Poor variety in character models
- Sound effects range from quite bad to sub-par
- Laughable death animations
- Very steep learning curve; while I enjoyed the challenge, this may be enough to turn away more casual players, as the game is exceptionally punishing of mistakes

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226 of 275 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
Early Access Review
COD and Battlefield are for children,
Verdun and Arma are for men.
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610 of 797 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
70.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
Early Access Review
Ah, the good old days. Until we lost all was fine. Damn Socialists.
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282 of 355 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
33.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
Early Access Review
Crawled through mud, mustard gas and barbed-wire fence to reach the enemy trench. Got shot in the face with a Webley as soon as entering. 10/10
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106 of 114 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
407.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Early Access Review
Only game where you can nerd out in chat about WW1 history facts without being berated. Community is friendly and helpful, in my opinion, due to no in-game voip, which i am completely fine with.

WW1 FPS that focuses on the squad and not because of your K/D or level. People who cry about dying alot belong in COD or world of tanks. Work as a team and you accomplish great things in the game.

Death is inevitable in the game, only FPS game i've ever enjoyed dying. Haters have bad PCs and can't swing their rifles for the life of them. Check out the game's sponsored guides.

11/10 would raid trenches in real life
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45.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
Early Access Review
Everyone has a bolt rifle. Missing with said bolt rifle can lead to panic. Both sides missing leads to the clubbing of 1914. 10/10 would club frenchies again.
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