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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SOVIET RUSKI VODKA PIE MAN
( 19.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
So I have this love and hate relationship with this game.
1. Do I enjoy it?
why yes, yes I love this game, because this game offers a really fun experience and new "challenge" or enviorment to play in. So far this is the best WW1 shooter I have seen and it is a good hardecore game. My only issues with this game which makes me want to smash my moniter is that this game (at least from my experience) is that either the netcode or something at times is bad. When I am hiding behind a wall, I get shot no matter what because on that persons screen I was standing, or when I shot someone they dont get hit. But thats all, if you dont have it just get it, its a cheap game and why not? very fun with friends :P
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pcNightmare
( 9.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
I have really enjoyed playing this game with my friends and we like most things about the game. The trench warfare style and the realistic damage done by the weapons in game is awesome. The biggest downfall of this game is how much advantage players with better ping have. If you don't have a ping of at least 50 then you should expect to have a lot of deaths by other players with better ping.

3.5/5 stars because of the ping issue.
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thomastefft55
( 46.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Point blank German with Webley, it misses, German hipfires, 1 hit kill.

Sneak up with trench club, you swipe at him from behind, it misses, you swipe again, it misses, he turns around and 1 hits you.

You are defending your trench, you peek your head half a foot out of the trench, random guy on the other side sees you from his trench, you get shot, 1 hit kill.

You are on the offensive, you jump out of your trench and land in barbed wire, dead.

You have to retreat, you are right outside the enemy trench, executed before you make it back.

You are in the bloody barracks tunnel in Fort Douaumont, it's a frickin reinforced concrete tunnel underground, that doesn't stop enemy artillery shells make it in and killing everyone.

You are sneaking through the enemy trench with 5 of your teammates all in a line, enemy grenade lands nearby, everyone hears it but can't see it, 6 bodies bent into horrifying contorted shapes fly several feet into the air.

I can't shoot for crap, I can't melee, I can't play FPS games, but this is a very realistic, accurate, and extremely fun game. If you want a true trench experience with artillery flying overhead, gas attacks, and the loud screams of whistles and a bunch soldiers running through no mans land with about a 1% chance of making it to the other side. This game is for you!
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Raider
( 39.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Great game. If you're looking for authentic WWI combat look no further.
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POBmaestro
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
This is supposed to be more "realistic" than Battlefield...

There's a gun on the floor, oh wait I can't pick it up (must have fingerprint recognition like Metal Gear Solid)
I select the grenadier class but you don't get grenades unless you unlock them
I select the machine gun class but can only run when I'm near my leader
etc. etc.

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KING KAPOOTIS!#teamhoovy!
( 35.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Dies by german grenade, corps rapes the wall.






10/10 would ♥♥♥♥ wall again.
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Platinum
( 52.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
I watched the man in front of me bleed to death as I laid in a shell crater too afraid to storm the enemy lines.
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fglades
( 1,194.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
I dislike the lag of course! The immoral philosophy of committing suicide you might want to check out Catholic & protestant doctrine . Your separation of the two sides when time is up. Panic is your solution. You might just stop the action.,Allow fighting withdrawals . Being executed is another slip into insanity. Very few soldiers get executed for continuing to fight. I like the game as WWI fantasy with excellent animation. I don't like the pistols rapid rate of fire.It would not be so accurate after prolonged use. But I've learned to live with this,because other players are first rate.
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MyLittleChowie
( 11.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
was german saw bad guy gased him
10/10 gasing jews since ww1
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Beautancus
( 13.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Great fun, truly unique in the modern market of FPSers. Will not kid, you will get the most mileage out of Verdun with a group of good friends to play with, but you will find plenty of fun even if you are a miserably lonely bastich. PTSD Simulator + 5.

9.5/10
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95 of 100 people (95%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
51.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
In Flanders fields the poppies blow,
Between the crosses, row on row...

Verdun is thankfully just a game, a game that recreates the brutal horrors of trench warfare.

There's no silly balancing, a machine gun will cut you down like a blade of grass, a bayonet will disembowel you and artillary will tear you limb from limb.

Play this game and spare some feels for those who gave so much,
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59 of 60 people (98%) found this review helpful
52 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
I am going to write what happened to me the first time I ever played.
- Spawn in
- Realize there is no lag... YAY
- Turn on gore to ultra
- Get shot and hear my soilder screaming and crying "MOMMY"
- I respawn
- This time Iay prone, to minimize being hit
- Another German soilder runs plast me
- He gets shot in the leg, tearing it off
- Blood everywear
-German soilder SCREAMING in pain
- I turn off gore
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63 of 71 people (89%) found this review helpful
34 people found this review funny
Recommended
37.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
A list of things about Verdun to explain why it is awesome.

Screaming
Gore
Trench Foot
Trench Guns
Trench Mortars
Trench Warfare
Trench Clubs
Flamenwerfers (Flamethrowers)
Broken OP Submachineguns and Pistols
GETTING KILLED BY YOUR OWN WIRE
Chemical Strikes (Gasmask not included)
FREE UPDATES AND DLC!!!
Wonderful Devs
Belgians
Bullet Magnets
Spawn Camping
Europeans
The Best game of "You first!"
Potato Mashers
Machineguns and Machinegewehr
Moustaches
Glasses
That perfect grenade toss~
Split second reflexes
*Laughing*
Longshots
Bullet Drop
Noice graphics
Rifles that have laser guided bullets
OPTICAL ZOOMING VISION WHILE HOLDING TAB
Getting insults for killing everyone with Flamenwerfer
Going from one hole to another hole with bad guys
German Spike Helmets
Two voice actors in the entirety of the Central Powers
AND TONS OF CAMPING IN HARD TO ATTACK PLACES!!!!!!

[Based on a true story]
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27 of 27 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2,096.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
This game is literally the reason I still have faith in 1) the indie gaming community 2) the historical community 3) the world at large. Thank you Verdun devs, thank you four-player based squad gameplay, and thank you Verdun community - never change! 2000+ hours since Steam Greenlight, and it's only getting better: love the free content, the gore update, the meticulously beautiful maps, the personal touch of the three core developers, the surreal weirdness, and most of all the constant attention to "realism" (whatever THAT is) that has been a priority since the beginning. It's gritty, and that's how war is too, as I understand from a distance. Keep it that way. As a PhD student in history, I could not support this game more. Thanks for making it Linux friendly - and bugs be damned. This game comes 100% recommended.
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30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
36 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
-get blown by a granade, leg flies away
-ask my team to get my leg
-they told me "finders keepers"
still looking for it 10/10

Now serously this game is great for a change if you're tired of the usual fast shooters.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
I sprinted over the top of a tench.
Had no ammo.
Landed on top of two people.
Beat them to death with binoculars.

10/10
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
This game is one of the most fun, hardcore, realistic first person shooters I have ever played. I really hope the developers make another historic war game in the future. Vietnam maybe? I highly recommend this game to anybody looking for a realistic first person shooter, a world war 1 shooter, nice graphics, nice controls, and an overall fun time. Hope to see you in the trenches! :)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
If you like WW1 and want a history friendly experience, then this is the game for you. If you just want a mindless shooter, then this is't for you.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
41.7 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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