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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August 30

Verdun now also on PlayStation 4!

Verdun is not only available via Steam.. it just released as well on the PlayStation 4!!

As mentioned before we will keep supporting both platforms and continue working on getting Verdun better and better every day. More news on that will follow soon. For now, let’s please enjoy our new trailer:

youtu.be/maYTgEEDx88

Ooh and for those wanting to play the game on the PC and PS4, make sure to participate in our give away event. Simply share your WW1 trench shovel in action via Twitter or Facebook and make a chance on winning a PlayStation 4 key or a WW1 trench shovel replica….


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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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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 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.
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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Mr.R3D
6.1 hrs
Posted: August 31
It's animations looks real. M2H succed to make everything of WW1 in a vidoegame. Good graphics and addictive gameplay are forcing me to go on and not stop the game. Try it and enjoy for many hours.
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Veo
12.6 hrs
Posted: August 31
Game was $9.99 on sale, and $24.99 retail. It's a mature, aim-down-sights-based first person shooter. What do I mean by mature? You rely on positioning and patience, spotting enemies with your binoculars, and spending part of the match crawling around in the mud to get the jump on your opponent. Sound plays a big role as you can hear footsteps, enemy reloads, and enemy combatants audibly issue radio orders to their teammates. Bullets are strong and it will take anywhere from 1-3 bullets anywhere (1 if you get a headshot) to kill. Reload times are long, and you will be forced to reload the entire clip before being able to shoot again. So keep this in mind when you're in a precarious spot near the enemy.

There's several "classes" you can play, and may swap between them at any time pending a respawn / death to make the change. The classes really have two types: those that use rifles, and those that use pistols. Pistols are good for close to medium range fights, have a faster reload and faster rate of fire. With the pistol classes, you will either have binoculars or a grenade. And will have access to a set of abilities "Q" including mortar strikes and recon planes that reveal enemy locations in an area. The rifle classes are effective at all ranges. Their only real downside is their rate of fire. But they're a must-have on maps that require long distance sniping.

Cons:
low player base. for a multiplayer game, it relies entirely on there being other people online to play against. i've had a few instances where i simply had to close the game because there were no open games.
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WalrusThatFlies
2.7 hrs
Posted: August 31
I do not recomend this game if you plan on playing alone (personal opinion), with friends id think this game is alot more entertaining. Now for my actual opinion, the game itself is very good looking WW1 based FPS, for a resonbaly low recomended Reqirements for the game its really nice looking.

The gameplay, personaly i like it to a degree, most maps seem fair (Besides 1 with the tunnles(very one sided) and intresting the trench war is what i enjoy, the guns are nice looking and the maps do diffrent from one annother. The problems with the gameplay, 1 map (dont remember the name) is almost impossible on one side because you cant go over the tunnles, so your stuck going through some form of choke point, Also annother common occurence is the lack of any cover (some have more than others) but you end up hiding in bushes and grass (which given is realistic) but you cant see through it, Annother problem is you need very keen eyes to play this game, because most of the time you can only see a head across "No mans land" which makes it look like a small dot and from what ive played ive never had some form of a scope (besideds the base iron sight)

Charachters, Now obviously this mimics real war, but every one looks similar in clothing, so it comes down to either me shooting a teammate, or simply not realising the enemy in the trench which then kills me, so pay close attention to the map. Annother thing is the charachter selection, almost pointless because you are forced to play one of 4 charachters 1 has a pistol (which sometmes seems OP) and a heavy machine gun which is only useful on defence and the Flamethrower, which is only useful on certain maps. The guns, personaly i like the guns they give you, and i know its a WW1 game, but i would like some variation in weapons and maybe simple attachments like a scope, i would like to see some useable tanks/planes/morters.

Lastly this is my opinion on the small time ive played on this game so if im wrong please ignore my ignorance, its a desent game but for £19 i dont think its worth it. might as well get Heroes and Generals.
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Lynch
35.6 hrs
Posted: August 31
This game recreates the battlefields of the western front from the forts in Verdun to the trench lines of the Somme and everything in between.
There are several different types of units and squads to choose from allowing you to play as all of the warring nations that fought in France. There are 12 squad types to be played: 5 for Germany and 7 for the Entent Powers. Every squad has 4 types of soldier to pick from and each soldier has three unique loadouts to choose. This gives you a lot of veriety and choice in how you play the game but keeps a realistic composition of guns on the battlefield; most people will be using bolt action rifles but there is the occasional machine gun or even flame thrower to have to contend with!
You will die a lot to begin with but if you have the patience for it and enjoy a slower paced yet unforgiving FPS then Verdun is a great buy!
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N7 Shadow
1.9 hrs
Posted: August 30
its a great game but, it keeps on crashing! plz help!
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Charlie Chaplin
7.6 hrs
Posted: August 30
Join to the carnival of death.
You just die a billion times.
Developers,i think we must add more squad like indians infanity,cavalry,austro-vengrian infanity,etc
But game have so beutifull graphics,and so reality
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Fartacus
1.9 hrs
Posted: August 30
joined a match and i was so excited,

bombs dropping to the left of me bombs dropping to the right, men screaming from wounds.the trench warfare feels amazing.

10 deaths later and my squad starts yelling at me to do something and i have no idea what to do so they kill me....

just like the good ole days
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Glory Glory Hallelujah
1.6 hrs
Posted: August 30
Cool game with no DLC ! Love it .
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✯ Uncle Francesco ✯
2.0 hrs
Posted: August 30
Fun , But At Times Controls Feel Broken!
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Senpai Jaden Smith San
14.3 hrs
Posted: August 30
A great game about essicially tag. Attack trench Retreat defend trench and repaeat. The whole classes within battalions are a bit comfusing but are kind of like insurgency. All in all Gets a 10/10 for the flamenwefer. !0/10 would roast Brits again.
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77 of 84 people (92%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
“Trench fighting is the bloodiest, wildest, most brutal of all ... Of all the war's exciting moments none is so powerful as the meeting of two storm troop leaders between narrow trench walls. There's no mercy there, no going back, the blood speaks from a shrill cry of recognition that tears itself from one's breast like a nightmare.”

― Ernst Jünger, Storm of Steel

This is a damn well made indie game. While not as polished or smooth as other AAA FPS titles, this is definitely the best WW1 FPS out there, and will continue to be even after Battlefield 1's release. The squad system is well fleshed out, and doesn't leave out many major combatants(from the western front anyway), with great variety of different classes and tactics to choose from. The classes range from machine gunners, to officers that can call in artillery/gas attacks and add "buffs" to nearby team mates, to melee/ close range focused assault classes, to sniper units. The different equipment and class types make it feel like you need to "roleplay" your role, as that's what your equipment is for. Leveling up these classes through play adds a neat progression system that gives your character more weapons, more abilities, etc. In addition to class leveling, there is a very unique squad leveling system that makes it feel like you are part of an epic war, as they are persistent across matches. Teamwork is essential, and you really get the sense that your squad is its own self sufficient unit in a much larger conflict.

The variety of squad types is awesome too, ranging from U.S. Doughboys to elite Alpenjägers, to the scrappy Belgians, to the rough and tough French Poilus. As your squad levels up, your player models become better armed and tougher looking, just like a squad would in real life. The ability to name squads whatever you want, from "Donald Trump's Royal Guard" to "The Really Bad Marksmen" or something adds a lot of personality and a feeling of pride as you fight with other players on your team. It's so cool to see so many factions represented in an accurate, respectful manner, I can't believe France is out of BF1 while the Americans are in, makes no god damn sense to me.

Didn't play this much in Early Access, but now it's a fun, engaging, harrowing team based experience that anyone who has a passing interest in WW1 should try out!
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54 of 66 people (82%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
169.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Probably one of the most grueling, unforgiving, rewarding FPS of all time.
And I love it.
Some of the most amazing and productive Devs.
And I love it.
Huge Content updates and Bug fixes often.
And I love it.
Buy it, it's certainly money well spent
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39 of 43 people (91%) found this review helpful
29 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Good god the screams...I didn't realize that they'd scream...
I felt my heart wrench out as the enemy I shot began to cry and writhe in the mud. I just wanted to put him out of his misery...

PTSD/10
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34 of 39 people (87%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
27.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
I am a big ol' nerd for historical accuracy in media, whether it is Video Games, Movies, or Television. So it's not a very big surprise that I like Verdun so much. With the realistic trench warfare and period-setting weaponry, this game provides a special era of atmosphere. I am a big fan of this game but it is a grueling mess to get into. Adapting from Modern Shooters with their run-and-gun mechanics to Verdun in it's Sit in a Trench and Pray they don't gas you harder than a bathroom at Taco Bell. This game is great for those who want variety in their FPS's.
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44 of 61 people (72%) found this review helpful
46 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
This game gave me shellshock
1918/10
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69 of 109 people (63%) found this review helpful
69 people found this review funny
Recommended
204.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
**********************
Time to pacify the criers and end the death threats.
-New edit-

- My original review was hyperbolical.
- Champagne is not "horrible" but it is my least favorite, and a lot of others feel the same.
- If you dont feel that way... cool.
- There will be instances you think someone is hacking.
- You're mostly just raging though ^^^
- If you're an SJW, the community is very welcoming.
- ^^You share with them your ideals at every chance.

still 10/10

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- Champagne is a horrible map.
- You're going to think everyone is hacking.
- If you're good enough, everyones going to think you're hacking.
- You're going to spawn in gas.
- You're going to spawn in front of an MG.
- You're going to spawn in front of a sniper.
- You're going to spawn in the middle of an arty barrage.
- Champagne is a horrible map.
- Everyone is h4xsor
- You didn't have to fight in WW1

That feeling you get when you finally have an enemy in your sights, and then get you shot before you can even pull the trigger.
10/10
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23 of 29 people (79%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
926.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
First things first: what do you need for Verdun?
1. A big computer screen so you can spot every pixel
2. A decent enough PC, although it has problems with running GTX 980`s (sometimes), the game itself is very CPU based
3. A lot of dedication and immunity to frustration

Once you played enough and leveled up, the game becomes really funny and interesting, but you have to stay on it for a while and not get frustrated by some of the veterans running around and getting 70+ kills. It is that sort of game that can waste your entire day not even realising one day began.
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
Verdun is a massive multiplayer first person shooter in set in the world war one. loading into a match, you get placed into a squad and fill a specific role. The summary of this game is trench warfare because you're forced to stay in the trenches You live in the trenches and that is why I love this game. Don't trhow yourself in a open battlefield only to be a "rambo" because you will get instantly killed, this is a tactical game not cod. one thing sometimes you need to use a gas mask yeah the gas mask obsucured your vision, but it's better than choking death.

i recommend this game for lovers of World War I. vote 8/10
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
75.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
-Running down trench
-Turn conrner
-German mg is watching
-Turn back to get cover
-Squadmates keep going
-Squadmates don't let me through
-Squadmates start pushing me back into line of fire
-Desperately try to get around
-No use they keep pushing
-Get thrown back into line of fire
-Get mowed down by while rest of squad lives
-Respawn on them infrount of MG and die again

1914/10 whould be sacrificed by squad again




Verdun is a tatical shooter focusing around trench warfare on the western frount in WW1. It is 16 vs 16 divided into squads of four for the main game mode. Most weapons are one to two shot kills sometimes three depending on the range. The main goal is simple capture more trenches then the opposeing team in the 30 minute time limit or push the enemy team off the map. You most gain a foot hold in the enemies trench before the time limit runs out if you contiune to have one guy in the trench it will not call a retreat you have extra time to hold a majority number for a short amount of time. If you fail at this you will be put on the defence until the enemy team falls back or takes your trench and the bloody cycle begins anew. If you do decide for this game do not be discouraged when you die alot. What matter in the end is doing your job and winning the match.

Overall fun game I highly recomend it to anyone intrested in tatical shooters or WW1 history just be prepared to die jumping into the enemy trench alot.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
I seriously recommend this game. Very similar to Red Orchestra 2 in vision, and it pulls it off.

Pros
-Amazing performance
-Amazing sounds
-Incredible visuals
-Very polished
-Gore is grotesque and stunning
-Battle screams and death is horrifyingly realistic

Cons
-Animations are sometimes weird
-Ragdolls can sometimes be very funny
-Sounds like breathing get weirdly cut off

Overall, really amazing.
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