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.Read full description
"Verdun is a game that should appeal to any FPS fans looking for something different. The setting is novel, and the gameplay is fun – especially if you can get some friends onboard." - [Hookedgamers]
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.
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.
This is a very realistic war game where usually 1 shot kills you, so get prepared to die a lot. This isn't a good game for people that like running and gunning. There's more strategy needed in order to be victorious in this game. There are different game modes to choose from such as Frontlines which is like trench warfare of attacking and defending in teams. Based on the squad you choose, you will get different weapons like a shotgun or sniper rifle. The gore factor is pretty cool and can be intense when you see fallen comrades next to you screaming in pain and bleeding from the neck. There are still some bugs in the game, and the graphics are nice. They need to add a more variety of maps such as the forest map in this game. The developers are trying to make this game as historically accurate of World War 1 as possible and are doing a pretty good job.
This game really tries to be as realistic as possible! And it succeeds with it very well. The graphics are really good, gameplay is both fun and realistic. "WARNING" you will die countless times so if you are an easily annoyed person you might find yourself screen punching more than usual. But that is to be expected since the game is set in WW1. I recommend this game to anyone who wants a WW1 simulator unlike some other games (battlefield 1), or just have some fun shooting people and getting you leg blown off once a while.
Pros: +WW1 setting +Diverse, historically accurate units +Decent graphics +Brutal Cons: -I have encountered enough bugs to mention them, however, none were game-breaking -Difficult to master Verdun is an awesome game that is continuously being improved and expanded by a talented and devoted team of devs. I have played the game since its earliest available version and have watched this game become a masterpiece. Initially, I would have rated the game at 75-80, mostly because of bugs and balancing issues. However, recent updates have expanded and adjusted the game into a proper WW1 fps worthy of praise (thus the rating of 90). Verdun successfully depicts the brutality of the trench warfare of WW1. It should be noted that the game takes time to master and can be frustrating at first. Verdun cannot be played like any of the generic fps games, it is a completely different beast, requiring patience and quick-thinking at the same time.
This game is exciting because there aren't a lot of games depicting WWI type battles. If there is, I've never played one. This one has a good spread of roles, but like Insurgency, you can just get killed from literally anywhere. Which is good and bad. Spawn camping can be difficult, but it is there is every game!
This is a hardcore WW1 shooter, its close to red orchestra titles so if you liked those then you might like this, id say that this has a little less polish and so things are a little out of touch in comparison to that games physics and the mortars are overpowered. While it is pretty fun i worry that there will not be a lot of players playing this game after a few months.
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