Verdun is the first multiplayer FPS set in a realistic World War One 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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June 13

Verdun is coming to console!

Rumors are about to be confirmed…………....the first WW1 FPS game is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on August 30 2016!

https://youtu.be/t_2Jy-2Zvew

We received a lot of requests for a console version for Verdun, therefore we started looking into this opportunity. Today we are proud to share the news with you, the first WW1 FPS is coming to console this summer!



And don’t worry, we have seen your questions as well on what is to come new for the PC version. We are looking into some opportunities here as well though can’t confirm anything yet. Hopefully more news will arrive the trenches soon…

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June 1

NEW: Spectator mode!!

We just released a spectator mode in-game. A feature that has been developed together with the community and that will be handy for the Official Community tournament.



With this mode you can follow players in first person view within a match. This by simply hitting the button ‘Spectate this match’.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=695414475

You can also switch to a free camera view, as spectator this will give you a perfect vantage point to see the rush of battle.









and the aftermath...



Make sure to try it out and sign up for the Official Community tournament!

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Reviews

“Generously stuffed with player-made emergent moments on the battlefield and an incredible sense of place, Verdun is not just a great take on one of history’s more marginalised wars, it also happens to be a resoundingly solid shooter in its own right too.”
9.0 – Gamewatchers - John-Paul Jones

“I became immersed in its careful pacing and focus on squad movement.”
Gamespot - Cameron Woolsey

“Verdun's given me an excellent understanding of what a mess World War I was. Verdun's Frontlines mode really is sort of ingenious—and I think this is definitely one worth checking out, especially if you're already interested in the subject matter.”
PCWorld - Hayden Dingman

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 in 1916. The game offers 4 distinct game-modes: Frontlines, Attrition, Rifle Deathmatch, and Squad Defense. There are also many historically accurate features such as realistic WW1 weaponry, authentic uniforms, horrendous gore, 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. In one battle you’ll find yourself rushing the enemy trenches during an offensive action in order to gain ground, while in another you might be defending your recently conquered ground against a fierce enemy counter-attack.

Players can choose to be part of one of the many squad types in the game, each of which have their own distinct tactical roles. 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.

In the Attrition game mode, the Entente and the Central Powers are pitted against each other in a single battle. Each side has a number of tickets which represents the amount of manpower they have. When a player is killed and respawns, a ticket is deducted from the side they belonged to. When a side has no more tickets, players of that side cannot respawn - the last side standing wins!

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.

In the Squad Defense mode, the player along with three squad-mates will have to defend a position as long as they can against endless waves of AI controlled attackers.

Verdun key features include:
Realistic World War 1 gameplay: Authentic weaponry with realistic bullet physics, skill based weapon handling, gore, poisonous gas with a claustrophobic gas mask experience, horrendous gore 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, tactical Attrition, skill-based Rifle Deathmatch and desperate survival in Squad Defense



The gameplay is as immersive and gritty as it can get with elements such as realistic gore that portrays the true horror of the 1st World War Battlefield. This feature can naturally be disable if preferred. 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 that are called in by NCO’s can pin you down if you’re caught in the open and might 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 can form one of the different squad types available to that side with up to three of your friends. Each squad has a specific tactic that is 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 the 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 historically accurate locations 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 can get. 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 that is 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: Geforce GTX 960M / Radeon HD 7750 or higher, 1GB video card memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 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: Geforce GTX 960M / Radeon HD 7750 or higher, 1GB video card memory
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 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: Geforce GTX 960M / Radeon HD 7750 or higher, 1GB video card memory
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 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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AL Kahf
( 16.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Brilliant game and brilliant graphics if your computer is man enough
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Ranger gaming
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
gets game
runs outta trench
gets one shot instantly
crys a little bit
trys again
repeat over and over again for an hour

finally get a rank up
buy a machine gun
set it up on hill at start
get 10 kills
runs outta ammo
runs at them
dies just like begining


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Gengan
( 15.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
TLDR Version:
Great gameplay despite questionable stuttery gameplay at times. Not perfect, but still a game that is worth your time.

Proper version:
First of all: Why do I even write this review? I feel like it's important to mention it first. It's a very simple reason. After playing for a while and taking a break, the game asked me if I liked it, and if yes if I'd write a review on steam. So following the orders showing up on my screen, I now am here, writing this.

I won't go over what Verdun is as you simply can read that a bit above the reviews, I don't need to repeat what is written there. Instead this will reflect my thoughts on it.
World War 1 for me personally always has been a very interesting topic, and unlike many others I find it to be more interesting than the war following after it. The first modern war that changed all that followed after it, giving a horrible example for how cruel humanity can be towards itself. A game in this setting easily can go wrong in many ways though and simply fail to do what a game is supposed to do: Make it worth your time playing it. And in that point Verdun is very successful.
Back when I bought the game it was still in Early Access, and frankly I didn't spend too much time with it because of a few performance issues. But as I recently got into the mood for the setting of this game again (thank you for that, Battlefield 1 trailer), I once more gave it a shot. And I don't regret it in any way. In fact for me this game most likely will be superior than EA's upcoming title because it captures the feeling of the horrible war quite well while still giving you a game that you have a lot of fun playing.

My biggest issue with this game though is the performance, like mentioned above. Frankly my computer may not be high-end any more, but there isn't that much of a big difference between the lowest and the highst settings. But if it has to sometimes drop way below 20 FPS no matter what, it at least should look great. And that it does.

Overall I easily can see that this game is not for everyone to enjoy, if you expect a Battlefield 1 or CoD like shooter, then you're at a very wrong place here. It's more a combination of assaulting recklessly so that at least a few manage to get a foothold in the enemy's trench and sticking together with your squad and together defend the weak points in your own trenches. Most of the games end in a draw, and all I can say that it's not even a bad thing, it's quite fitting for a World War 1 game.
I personally recommend this game and wish the best of luck to both this game and its developers. I want to see both of them prosper.
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( 22.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
a good game with stupid developers, they decided that its a good idea to port a game that averages 500 players to console, instead of fixing the bugs that exist and updating the game with new features.

as of now, its not worth the money
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McSpadzu
( 14.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
I Sniped a guy from 300 m headshot with a pistol. Nice...
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420癌Low-Quality Noose癌420™
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
OK This was quite a strugle. Verdun game with a great idea. Good start for a gameplay. But very poor execution...
I bought Verdun after watching couple videos by Squire. Game looked nice. Gameplay was OK but that's just how it seems.
I found quite a bit of glitches during my playtime. Problems with Joining lobbies. Me being invicible for my team and enemies. And many small technical issues that still manage to make my experience worse.
Other thing I found strange was the way runed on my PC. My PC manges to run great looking games on High Pre-Sets but Verdun runned very poorly. The max FPS I got was 58 but the game fell belowe playable 30 too much to call it a minor problem.
Honestly I believe in the game creators. I really do I think they can execute the game well. It's just too much of a good idea to give up on it. All I can give to it is 6+/10 Just because of the idea. And some minor but real fun I had playing it.
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-KillRoB-
( 17.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
The game rocks, i love it, i really do.
There are a few things that can be improved however

First and foremost: Uniforms.
I like the idea of uniform progression, but in all seriousness. We have 5-6 factions on the map, that's 5-6 different uniforms that in some cases look very much alike. For every faction 3 uniforms, that's a total of 15-18 possible combinations of units.
Case in point, one time i got shot in the side, and watched my german buddy get stabbed in the back by what could very well have been a german officer at first glance. This is a recurring problem when assaulting or defending trenches even in broad daylight, at times it's almost impossible to tell who's who until you point your gun at them.

make friendly tags more obvious or something or make them glow or whatever but it's frustrating so please work on it.

Secondly, the only option that has any real tactical value is mortar support. Which is why it's a shame it's not an option for all officers, because, in all honesty. Everything else sucks. I've only been killed by gas once. Phospane, the deadliest gas. And the reloading time is just too long to be practical ( or maybe the reload for mortars is too short, whatever )

TL:DR It has a few things that i would like to see improved, but all in all, worth every penny.
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Tauntaun
( 13.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Hyperrealistic, gritty, and just simply amazing. The graphics aren't the best, but the gameplay really makes up for that. Really good historically correct trench warfare, but the maps are extremely well made and diverse.
Good job Verdun!
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DexTeriTy AbLe
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Product received for free
Dont Recommend This Game For FPS Game Mostly Spawn Die Spawn Die Hardly Can See The Guys Way Out Killing You For A FPS This Game Brings A Whole New Level To Camping And Long Waiting To Kill An enemy
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agent2j
( 11.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
If you enjoy Day of Defeat or Red Orch. this games right up your ally. Nothing like a good ol' fashioned bayonet through the chest to really make you giggle
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1,351 of 1,413 people (96%) found this review helpful
914 people found this review funny
Recommended
35.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
> Launch game
> Join French squad already in a game
> Meet this one guy, we'll call him Frenchybro
> Me and Frenchybro chill in our trench, killing men together
> We build a pretty cool relationship
> We keep switching firing positions (never fire in the same place twice)
> Shells and bullets flying over, hear some people screaming for their mothers
> We get the orders to go over the top and charge the enemy trench
> Me and Frenchybro hang along the edge of the battlefield while the enemy fire is focused on other people
> Start taking fire and dip into a crater
> We land on a dead horse, half buried, along with a fallen German, rifle and ammo clips lying around, along with a soup cup
> Me and Frenchybro half a few rounds land near us, we wait a little longer to peek over
> Planes and shells flying over, so many shells it's a wonder the planes weren't hit
> Bullets stop landing near us
> Hear dirt kick up next to us in the crater
> I turn to Frenchybro, and a grenade suddenly goes off right under his feet
> Leg instantly gone, he's on the ground squirming, and screaming
> I crouch down next to him, "It's okay, I'm gonna get you out of here."
> He stops squirming, Frenchybro now lies dead next to me
> Lay down with him for however long
> Peek over the edge of the crater and see Americans, other French, and some British charging towards the trench
> I leave Frenchybro in that crater, and charge into the enemy trench
> Kill a few last men for Frenchybro
> Torn apart by a machinegun and an NCO's Luger
> Charge fails
> Everyone dead for nothing, no land was gained
> Frenchybro died for nothing
War ♥♥♥♥ing sucks.
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231 of 246 people (94%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Basically a game for those who think Battlefield 1 loks pretty cool, but want a more authentic and horrifying look at how WW1 was TRULY fought.
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253 of 274 people (92%) found this review helpful
247 people found this review funny
Recommended
80.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
it said I killed 4 people with a grenade but I couldn't find enough body parts to confirm all the kills
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150 of 156 people (96%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
125.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Verdun has excellet gameplay and graphics and all that, but what I don't see people talking about a lot is how Verdun goes beyond the screen. The gore, for example, is not really meant to awe at. When you shoot someone and blow their arm off, or you shoot someone in the gut and have to listen to their screams for a minute or so, you actually kinda start to feel responsible. Seeing all the explosions, experiencing suppression, seeing the gore, and experiencing the dark and depressing atmosphere can really sort of open your eyes to what the war was. It's not like killing evil nazis or crazy zombies. It makes you realize that you're killing a living, breathing human being, and that's something that no game has ever made me feel. It can make you realize that people were actually doing and seeing all the same stuff in real life. Verdun is the most respectful and accurate portrayal of warfare that I've ever experienced.
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113 of 127 people (89%) found this review helpful
29 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Product received for free
You stand in a hole, created from what you can only guess is a bomb. next to you is a dead soldier, his body half buried in the mud. He is in such a bad state that you cant even tell from what army he is from. Suddenly you hear that you need to push up and attack the enemies trenches. Being a soldier you emerge and blindly follow the orders given by your squad commander who is 50 meters back safe and sound with his binoculars, calling in mortar fire and hardly in any danger at all.
After setting foot in the mud above the hole you get a second to look around. Dead comrades everywere, half of them are still alive screaming for their moms and others just screaming from the pure terror of looking at what used to be their leg. I doesnt take long for you to realize that you are al that is left from your wave. YOU somehow maneged to survive. you look behind yourself and see the faces of the new infantry wave starting to take their steps out of the trenches. You feel happy for a moment thinking "yes! reinforcments! now i might be able to get som help and take this trench". The happiness is soon shatterd as you notice heavy enemy gunfire from a machine gun and seeing the new wave of reinforcments being slaughterd and torn to shreds from the hail of bullets. After realizing help isnt comming you think "f*** it". And with your trusty rifle and bayonnete you charge the enemy trenche and somehow manege to jump down and enter it. Look to the right and then left. The right is clear but there is a german on the left and before you know it you pull the trigger. And the german fall to the ground, screaming, crying out. And at that moment you realize that you are no better than the people that are mowing down your friends. You pass the young german who has now gone silent but is still moving around in pure agony. Another one! Another german is less than five meters away! But it is to late. He is already aiming at you. And suddenly you start to fall. While you are falling you see anger in the soldiers eyes. Perhaps it was his friend you just killed. But it matters not, for you are starting to see red and darkness. You take your final breath and a small one at that. And then you die.

In short this game is kinda cool
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100 of 126 people (79%) found this review helpful
109 people found this review funny
Recommended
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Joined a Game. Got Gassed by a Green Cloud. Went Blind. Started shooting at Trees. Won the Match!

10/10 would get Gassed again!
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140 of 194 people (72%) found this review helpful
76 people found this review funny
Recommended
32.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
Oh look, a WW1 game that includes the French with the game!

Better than BF 1.
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60 of 73 people (82%) found this review helpful
47 people found this review funny
Recommended
34.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
- Launch The Game
- Takes Forever To Load
- Finally Join A Game
- Join As A Tommy
- NCO Orders Us To Go Over The Top
- Do As He Says
- Run Past Dead Bodies, And Men Crying For Their Mothers
- Jump Into A Trench, Nearly Getting My Head Blown Off By A Sniper's Bullet
- A German Tries To Rush Into My Trench
- I Beat Him To Death With My Gun
- Congratulate Myself For Hardwork
- Team mates Scream "MORTARS"
- I Panic And Try And Run Back Out Of Harms Way
- While Dodging Bullets I Reach Safety
- But I Am Wrong
- A Mortar Lands On Me And I Am Instantly Blown To Pieces
- Only Leaving A Leg Behind

10/10 IGN, Will Get P.T.S.D Again
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50 of 63 people (79%) found this review helpful
41 people found this review funny
Recommended
69.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
I peaked my head out of the trench for a second and was immediatly killed, and a wave of immersion washed over me, 9/10, would immerse again
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128 of 194 people (66%) found this review helpful
178 people found this review funny
Recommended
64.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
What is this!? This isn't ww1! Where are all the people sprinting about with automatic weapons and the hyper-speed tanks, and why are there so many trenches!? Also the need for actual tactics makes this far to boring! 0/10 would rather play Battlefield 1...
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