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!

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’.

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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“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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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.
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB video card memory
    • 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.
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB video card memory
    • 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.
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB video card memory
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Very Positive (1,165 reviews)
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( 30.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Excellent game
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( 24.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Great realistic shooter, if you like Red Orchestra, Insurgency, or even CS:GO, you'll love this
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( 30.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
3-4 man squads cross a mud filled no mans land. all get mowed down by one guy.
11/11 would get dead again
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( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
They need to fix some bugs in the game.
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( 11.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Well worth the cost. Very heavily researched and as close to history as possible. Would play if you're a history nerd.
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( 59.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
I quit playing FPS games a long time ago because they just didn't keep my interest anymore. Too many times I spent the money and then got bored before I got my money's worth. Most new FPS games feel like re-skins of the same games we've all been playing for years... and I just couldn't get into it anymore.

I'd never played a WWI FPS before and it was something I always thought would be pretty cool. So when I saw this pop up on Steam I followed it for a while. After a few months I was bored and looking for a new game so I decided to take a chance on Verdun. Personally I feel like it's the best game purchase I've made in a while. This has been the most fun I've had with a FPS game since I can remember.

The trench warfare is just a totally different feel than anything I've ever played before. The pace of combat changes constantly depending on whether you are attacking or defending - and there are multiple ways to attack and defend depending on your load out. The squad system is actually pretty unique too.

The learning curve isn't too steep - and so far the community has been pretty cool.

I highly recommend this game!
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( 16.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
One of the best shooters I've played.
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( 19.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
I got this game when it was still in Alpha, still only have 17 hours into it. I can't get my head into it really.
Never have I seen the player who kills me time after time after time with the sniper rifle.
I go prone, get shot. Hide in bushes, get shot. Neither do I have time to find the enemy, or I get shot.

However, good graphics. No lag.
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( 11.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
-joined first match
-got sniped cross map
-found a flamethrowe
-noscoped crossmap
-got shot through wall
-broke monitor
-played another match
-decided the game was ♥♥♥♥
-played another match because i really liked the game
-wrote a review
-then played pokemon go
9/11 - would get shot through wall again
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Stoned Meadow
( 170.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
After experiencing Verdun for quite a few months by now, I can see myself fit to write an, at least half-legible, poorly-translated-from-my native-language, review about this fine work of entertainment.
Well, this game has offered me something that I have not experienced in quite some years now – heck too many years to be honest; playing a FPS in which I am not bothered by extreme discrepancies between veteran players and fresh recruits; dare I call them like this; and a game that truthly encompasses what a shooter should feel like. There is no pay to win mentality, unlike most triple A shooters. The community is friendly; I haven't met anyone hostile really, well at least not too hostile to be annoying. It’s realistic – yes! ARMA-like realistic – not quite. But truth be said if we were to make a 100% realistic WWI shooter, that would just mean creating a getting-mowed-down-by-machine-guns simulator 2016. It has balance in it, yet the balance is quite subtle. (Don’t get me wrong machine-guns will mow you down, but maybe not as often)
For most players that are out there and are tired of all these damn pieces of publicly appealing crap (ahem; COD), Verdun might sound for a good alternative and believe me, it is.
Honestly enough I am really glad that I decided to spend 10 Euros on that late May day, deciding to buy this game; it really feels it was worth it.
Another strong point to this game is the setting; I mean, to this date, WWI hasn't got its proper fps (yeah, yeah BF1 is coming soon I know; but honestly do you want a somewhat legit representation of The War to End All Wars, or do you want Hollywood-style special effects?). I know that game developers see this historical period as something rather dull; truth is that this war was indeed a meat grinder. And, as the war was, expect to die in this game, and die a lot. Yet despite all this death and misery, you realise the true value of this game and the awesome work the devs have done. I mean they turned one of the saddest and most brutal chapters from the history of mankind into a quite exciting and – well, I say it now - authentic experience.
Thus, if you feel it's worth a shot, try this game out; one may be pleasantly surprised by it.

19/18 I would go over the top and die... again
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
112 of 126 people (89%) found this review helpful
101 people found this review funny
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
-Join Squad
-NCO says to attack trench
-see 2 german squads
-unload my rifle into them
-none of them notice they are getting rekt
-rekt all 8 germs
-take the trench
-NCO says to defend
-Germs come in and rekt me and my squad
-Germs take trench back
-NCO mad that we lost trench
-NCO says to take trench back
-Throw grendade into trench at random
-Kill 3 germs
-Realize grenades OP
-Throw another grenade
-Kill no one
-Nvm nades not OP
-Re-take trench
-Successfully defend trench this time cuz Prone OP
-Germ throws nade.
-Cant get away cuz prone
-Get blown to pieces
-Nvm prone not OP
-Germs retake trench even though we just defended it well
-Match is a Draw
-War is hell

10/10 would tug of war again.
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68 of 71 people (96%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
46.8 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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52 of 60 people (87%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
37.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
A list of things about Verdun to explain why it is awesome.

Trench Foot
Trench Guns
Trench Mortars
Trench Warfare
Trench Clubs
Flamenwerfers (Flamethrowers)
Broken OP Submachineguns and Pistols
Chemical Strikes (Gasmask not included)
Wonderful Devs
Bullet Magnets
Spawn Camping
The Best game of "You first!"
Potato Mashers
Machineguns and Machinegewehr
That perfect grenade toss~
Split second reflexes
Bullet Drop
Noice graphics
Rifles that have laser guided bullets
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

[Based on a true story]
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28 of 29 people (97%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
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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34 of 39 people (87%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
This game does a fantastic job of capturing the details of the weaponry, terrain, and uniforms of the Great War. As a military historian, this game is easily in my top 10 games out of sheer respect for said attention to detail and for the hard work the game developers and designers put into the game, which is apparent every time I open up Verdun. Thank you for creating such a tribute to the Great War and for building interest in the gaming community for this tumultuous, yet fascinating, period. Despite not being a dedicated FPS player, I will continue to revisit this game and appreciate the chance to shoot a Chauchat, call in a mortor strike, or clear trenches with a Ruby pistol and "Le Vengeur." In addition, thank you for showing your appreciation to your players by releasing such quality DLC. Again, this is soundly in my top 10 games, and easily my most played FPS. I strongly recommend this game to anyone who loves history, wants to experience the Great War, or is looking for a different kind of FPS. Keep your heads down, trompe la mort, and take the fight to the next trench. Just remember, when the time comes to defend your ground, On ne passe pas!
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
14.1 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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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
32.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
I've heard about the game for quite some time, but never tried playing it. With the Battlefield 1 hype(btw i don't like/play BF), I asked my friend to share the game with me. Turns out to be one of the most fun shooters I've ever played. Talked with friends and we all got a 4-Pack, and it was worth it.

-Realistic WW1 setting.
-Nice trench warfare combat.
-Very good gunplay wich rewards your skill.
-Easy to get classes upgrades, you don't get locked in the early game.
-Nice graphics.
-Great maps.
-Squads rewards teamplay, especially with friends.

-Some performance problems.
-Sometimes you get unbalanced teams, making hard to hold or atack a trench.
-Not many people play, but atleast is suficient to have maps with full teams.
-Some squad bugs.

Additional Notes:
-It doesn't have a ingame tutorial, but it doesn't make the game bad, if you have played a lot of FPS or games like Red Orchestra 2, you won't have problems learning the game. I found it way easier than RO2.
-If you need help about the game, go to Options->Game Help, there is tons of useful info to help you get into the game.
-It's multiplayer only.

Overall I'm having a great time playing the game, if you have a interest in WW1 setting or you want a good shooter that doesn't hold your hand too much, I recommend it in a heartbeat, be it on sale or even full price.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
2,070.7 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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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
The main problem is that it still feels like an early access title, laggy connections, frequent bugs in both gameplay and menu UI and this is partenered with gameplay issues such as map boundaries limiting tactical options and constant spawn killing.
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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
42.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Ok so my review of verdun is, its still early access. It doesent say it is, but it is.

Frequent stuttering, and FPS drops, as well as many graphical glitches, soilders holding invisible guns, flickering scopes. When i asked someone who was a fan of the game, they replied "Every game has these issues." Or "It's just a server issue."

The gameplay could be fun, if they made the bolt action rifles inacurate at close range. they tryed with a Rising Storm styled Hold Shift to steady. But using it is pointless now. Melee weapons are pointless, In a ww1 game... Of course i think its because you dont get anything special for melee kills, for instance like Battlefield's DogTags. And they have classes in the Trench Raiders that are pretty much pointless. Because they use those melee weapons.

The biggest issue i have is that they are moving to consoles. They arent fixing this version of the game. And apparantly its out of early access somehow.

There are two things i like in this game and that is the music, each squad gets its own musical number at the beginning of each round. And i like that this is the compettetion for battlefield one which is looking more for Fun then historical accuracy. Remember this was my opinion, nothing but my opinion, and i dont care if you use your opinion.

EDIT: I removed the comments made by devolpers that i had used, because this was before the studio change. So rest easy.

Also i see that sherafluff labled me as a "hatr" Of course the reason why im "hatr-ing" on the game is because i want it to be a good game. I'd rather more constructive criticism such as the "information" comment that i had gotten before.
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