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
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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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
37.6 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
12.2 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
4 people found this review funny
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
10/10 would gas again
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
You want a shooter that has WW1 as the setting.

As a shooter, it isn't that great. The gun models clunky and the bolt feel has been dont much better in games like red orchestra. There are far too few players on the map, too little squad interaction, and too little interaction between the squads. Animations are stiff. Maps are small and uninspired. It could be a lot of worse but it could be a lot better too.

Where the game really fails in its setting. The world around you is so quiet you can hear footsteps on the duckboards around you. There should be constant noise, it should be louder. Instead it is quiet and what sounds you do get are tinny. The mud looks like plastic dog crap because for some reason it is shiny even when the sky is overcast. Mortars are called in by an officer and you see some particles spew from the earth and a couple of faint "krumps" and it is over, only dangerous if you are standing right under it. I could be playing any terrible war themed fps most of the time and not know what specific game I'm in. It is a very poor job and makes for a very forgettable game.
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4 of 7 people (57%) 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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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
This game is not finished. If it is, then the developers simply do not know how to make a game. Major issues for me:

  • Spawn-killing. This is majorly ♥♥♥♥ing frustrating. On several maps you can be killed a second after spawn by a player with an MG or Sniper Rifle. This is extremely frustrating, especially when your entire team spawns back at the same time and then all get killed a second later by an MG.

  • The game has massive problems with lag. I've not played a game without someone jumping around all laggy. It happens too often with too normal ping observed for it to be the players problem.

  • The hitboxes seem kind of wonky, coupled with the lag make it frustrating when you clearly hit someone only to have them lag-teleport elsewhere. Even without the lag I find shots that clearly hit not even registing a hit.

  • The character class system is annoying and damages the WW1 asthetic. There are 16 players per side. There are 16 classes per side, for a totaly of 32. All are different. Most lack basic things like grenades or a bayonet. Only one person can play a class at a time, so you can't have most people playing a grenadier - likely you would just have 2-3 per team. It's needlessly complicated, especially when each squad has a different uniform representing a different nation so you have to learn 8 different infantry uniforms and 8 different officer uniforms.

  • There are problems with the terrain. I don't know what causes it, it's certainly not my computer, but the terrain will only partially loads in. It's not a draw distance thing, because terrain behind it loads in perfectly. But I see a dude's head pop-over a hill, shoot it, only to find I get nothing by the bullet-hits-ground effect. Sure enough, I take a few steps forward and the hill in between use loads a foot higher than it was, and that's what was seperating us.

  • See through terrain, related to the previous point. You can't shoot through it.

  • Barbwire is handled poorly. One small contact with your leg starts killing you. I've been killed without realizing I'm caught on any because it was so small that I didn't even see it. Also, jumping over it is a waste. Apparently stepping on with thick army boots won't stop it from tearing your flesh? It could've been handled better is my point.

  • Game feel. There is next to none. No sloshy mud, no soldiers cussing as they reload, no screaming deathrattles, no weather, no nothing. It feels like an empty, quite world devoid of anything that makes me feel like I'm part of it.

    There are other issues, but I can't recall them right now. I'll update if I remember anything new.

    I feel like the developers are lying when they said this game was out of beta and finish. I feel ripped off because the game is clearly not finished or polished. I feel you would be better off saving your money.
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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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
While I find this game to be amazing, the creators should rethink their idea of reqiurments for the reconmended requirments, there's barely any there to begin with, and the 2gb graphics card is an under statement unless you have one of the higher end newest cards by Nvidia/AMD.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Truely a wonerful romp through Belgium and Northern France.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Excellent graphics and trench warfare gameplay. Highly recommend, improve community size by getting more players on!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
10/10
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627 of 684 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
Early Access Review
Fantastic game that really captures the WW1 Essence.The only thing that i think the game is missing is the "ANZACS" You need to add a Gallipoli map and Re-capture that horrific battle between the Anzacs and the Ottomons if you guys could create such a thing your Australian and New Zealand Community would be very thankful. Adding these Factions and maps would really thrive and push this game further then it already is. Anyway please take this theory in and if there are any Aussies or Kiwi's reading this please back me up on this idea we all know you want this just as much as i do :)
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