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 Central Powers some special German troops. Check out the roadmap here:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=433614638

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
Helpful customer reviews
224 of 240 people (93%) found this review helpful
58 people found this review funny
41.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
If we look at Verdun in the standards of modern gaming, it fails miserably.

Compared to triple A games and large developers, Verdun and it's developers fails in almost every aspect of game making.

No first day DLC save final updates.
No microtransactions.
No "pay to win" mentality.
No unrealistic twitch shooting.
No dodgy business practices.
No massive failures on day one.
No insane advantage for high level gamers.
No false advertising.

By today's standards, verdun would fail on the table of EA, Bethesda, CA, SEGA, Nintendo, and just about every single gaming company that is larger than, say, CD Projekt Red.

These failures, however, make this game the best FPS on the market as of now.

These indie developers have crafted the most satisfying experience I have had in a first person shooter in a long damned time.

The game is perfectly digestable, the upgrades system is easy to get, the weapons are balanced and look and handle fantastically...

The list of amazing acheivements this game has accomplished could go on for pages of writing.

Verdun created it's own version of FPS gameplay, taking us to an era most companies find dull and drab. The trench warfare turn based attack gameplay is insane, as you see first hand the horrors of the First World War, which, by the way, is now 100 years past.

I bought this game in eraly access and was satisfied with it. Now I can't get enough of it!

I have been fed up with large companies coming out with garbage and selling DLC every five minutes. Verdun's updates and new squards are being released free of charge over the next while, so this game will become even better and more varied than it is now.

Verdun is one of a special kind of game, one that requires teamwork to dominate the map. While battlefield has become zany and unrealistic, Verdun forces you to play as a team, and unlike in battlefield, if you fail to do so, you will die again, and again, and again.

I cannot recommend this game more to anyone. The learning curb is massive, but you have so many classes to play as that are open to even the newest players.

Honestly there is something satisfying about having to use bolt action rifles in a trench that is captivating in and of itself. It is insanly addicitive and the squad based gameplay is incredible.

Verdun is by far the best FPS I have ever played as I have put in so many hours of my life into it (roughly 10 hours alone in hte last few weeks).

I cannot recommend this game any more.

SO GO BUY IT.

And as for some advice, keep your head down.
This isn't Call of Duty.
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87 of 96 people (91%) found this review helpful
89 people found this review funny
98.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
I can hear the steel pots and pans banging against each other on my backpack.

11/10 would sit in trench banging pots and pans because of PTSD again.
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34 of 36 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Having bought the game way back in early access, its amazing just how far the devs have come, this is a shining example of what early access should be used for.
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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
For years WW2 shooters were all the rage in video games, Call of Duty, Medal of Honor, Battlefield 1942, Brothers in Arms, Red Orchestra, etc, but I always wanted to see a WW1 shooter and now there finally is one. Imagine extreme trench warfare, mustard gas, tons of different bolt action rifles, lugers, mortar fire, running from cover to cover in no man's land, mowing down enemies with the heavy machine gun! This is a lot of fun, it encourages teamwork even though there's limited VOIP, what I and many others will do is relay the enemies' position in team chat, such as "LEFT SIDE" if the enemy has breached our position on the left side of the trench, or is about to. One may view the lack of VOIP as a negative, but on the plus side you're less likely to hear any screaming squeakers on the mic and go through the effort of going in the menu and muting them. If you play as the officer class you can call in mustard gas strikes, mortar strikes or air recon (depending on the type of squad you're in) by holding Q and right clicking. The game is somewhat realistic, it only takes one shot from a bolt action rifle to kill someone and you need to use cover, but there's no friendly fire and there are crosshairs. If you like realistic, yet fun shooters, like Insurgency, you're gonna like Verdun. Like Insurgency, the developers keep adding content in free updates (they've added 2 new maps since I've owned Verdun), so I highly recommend this unique shooter as it gives you far more bang for your buck than your typical AAA shooter that charges $50 for a season pass.

EDIT: I just found out that they recently added VOIP, but it's limited to your squad only. The developers are adding free expansions that will include gore, new maps, the trench gun, flamethrowers and new squads, including the Americans and Belgians and in future expansions they'll add more fronts, such as the Eastern front between Russia, Germany and Austria-Hungary and many more. More details can be found here: http://steamcommunity.com//sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=433614638&insideModal=0
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
If you like keeping your head down put of pure fear of it being blown off, and shooting down any and all enemy players you see. This is the game for you. As you fight through these Hell like trenches you develop a respect for the men that actually did this against all odds. To put in short... By this game. I highly Recommend it. 9/10
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27 of 44 people (61%) found this review helpful
35 people found this review funny
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Trench foot simulator 2015.

9/10.
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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
You will not find other game like this
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
This game is really awesome. It feels very realistic, like you're really in WW1, both in the ways battles are won and in the fighting itself. Everything seems to have weight to it, unlike some shooters. I recommend this game to all fans of WW1 and any shooter fans with a little patience.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
37.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Great game, i love the detail and the gameplay!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
I have bought this game not too long ago, and so far I love it. The two gamemodes are good. The rifle deathmatch might be considered by some a little hard, but it says it is a skill-based gamemode, so don't expect it so be really easy. This game is fun, and I think it is worth $20.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
To my surprise, this game is actually very entertaining to play. That is to say, after you get past the steep learning curve. It plays a little like Day of Defeat with hardcore mode turned on.

The game is still in early access, so expect some funky glitches, namely server disconnection glitches, but there are a few gameplay bugs too. I am sure the development can and will work through these glitches, so if you're able to look past them for now, expect a great game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
I purchased this game about a week ago and was very surprised by what I had stumbled upon. What I was expecting was a call of duty set in the trenches of WW1. What I have been playing (pretty much non-stop since i bought it!) was a highly squad-based, realistic, and addictive historical FPS. It really does capture the essence of the chaos in the trenches as well as the futility you will eventually feel every time you go over the top to charge the enemy trench. Charging at machine guns, rifles, and artillery fire to gain just a few metres of ground is a very different experience than any other game I've ever played. Anyways my pros and cons are:

Pros
-Realistic maps, weapons, and shooting (no twitch fire, quickscoping, etc.)
-Great squad play, if you do not play as a team player, you will die. Again. And. Again.
-Sense of satisfaction from capturing the next trench and line and desperation as you start to lose it in the counter-attack

Cons
-Maps are a bit too big for the team sizes, sometimes it feels as though there aren't enough people attacking or defending. This could be remedied with larger team sizes obviously, or NPC's.
-Very odd squad progression system that sometimes carries on through matches and sometimes doesn;t, this is annoying especially when my mates and I are trying to get to the next level of uniform and upgrades.

Overall this is a very well made game that is definetly worth its price. I hope to see future updates adding more great content!

10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
if you like first person shooters, killing french men, fighting in mud, and leading men into battle. Than this game is for you 10 out of 10 great community and awesome graphics a great buy and i would recomend this game to all.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
I am not a fan of run'n'gun spray'n'pray CoD/Battlefield nonsense. This is not one of those games. WWI trench warfare is fun and strategic. I can't stop playing.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Verdun is a different kind of shooter. I started playing a few updates before release, and I remember being disappointed when I bought it. It felt clunky and unrefined.

Now it feels done. Agree or disagree, you cant say this isn't a great example of early access following through. I dont want to count how many games are on my list that have been abandoned.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
I cannot recommend this game. I like ARMA and wanted to like this however the hit detection is dreadful, the lag and lag compensation is terrible, the execution boundaries are not accurate on the mini map. There is no game guide, no progression guide and no squad guide. There is no control over initial squad role assignment. Overall the most frustrating game i have really wanted to like. Ever.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
10/10 would gas again
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
I really like this game. At first, it's a bit hard to begin with, but after playing some hours it was great fun to me. Verdun has a pretty specific gameplay, so if you're just after CoD-like action you probably won't like it.

But if you like some realism and/or just the WW1 action, you'll definitly like the game.

After all, I really appreciate that somebody finally made a good WW1-shooter.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
A thoroughly enjoyable WW1 shooter (WW1 doesn't get enough attention, so this was nice to see). Also has one of the more intelligent/likeable communities I've seen, I've had some good conversations/historical debates with folk on here, which is always nice!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
212.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
I followed this game through most of its development over the last year. I was originally drawn to it for the subject matter, and despite its, at times, quirky aspects, such as somewhat crude character models and cartoonish animations, I found myself sticking with it. The gameplay always drew me back, and I found myself devoting more and more of my limited gaming time to this intriguing game.

Slowly, over more than a hundred builds(!), the developers changed one thing, then another and another, in a steady march to completion. It hasn't always been a straight line to the finish - sometimes two steps forward, one step back - but these guys perservered, and succeeded, in ways both surprising and impressive.

What started out as a clever, quaint little Indie game, fun in its own right, has blossomed into something much different. The talented minds behind this effort could have stopped trying to improve things long ago, and still have it be considered a success. Instead, through relentless hard work and obvious devotion, they have produced what, to me, is the best looking, most immersive, fun (and intense) multiplayer FPS I've ever had the pleasure to play. From the choice of a graphics engine to attention to gameplay elements, they've managed to do what virtually everybody said couldn't be done - create a compelling FPS based on the First World War. Graphically, this is hands down the most gorgeous game I've ever played, of any genre. Fantastic artwork, gentlemen! You've put the big-budget boys to shame!


There may still be some elements that are less than perfect, but it has been a real pleasure to follow the development of the game through beta to release, and I suspect that development will continue. If you like multiplayer FPS games, you owe it to yourself to try this absolutely stunning effort. I highly recommend it (as if that was in doubt)!

Thanks to the devs for bringing this game to life. Thank you, thank you. I only wish I had the time and the stamina to play it more!
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