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  • Summary: Verdun is a multiplayer FPS set in a realistic First World War setting. The trench warfare offers a unique battlefield experience, immersing you and your squad into battles of attack and defense. The game takes place on the western front between 1914 and 1918, in one of the bloodiestVerdun is a multiplayer FPS set in a realistic First World War setting. The trench warfare offers a unique battlefield experience, immersing you and your squad into 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. Expand
  • Developer: M2H, Blackmill Games
  • Genre(s): General, Historic, Action, Shooter, First-Person, Tactical, Arcade
  • # of players: Online Multiplayer
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. May 13, 2015
    90
    Much like the conflict that the game shares its namesake with, Verdun is a ferocious and tense multiplayer shooter the likes of which we haven’t seen in a long time.
  2. May 8, 2015
    75
    Verdun is a welcome change of pace in the almost always hectic multiplayer shooter arenas. The rules offer a successful mix of realism and the usual unlocking mechanism. But there are not enough modes nor maps to keep you busy for too long.
  3. May 23, 2015
    75
    Verdun is a brilliant FPS made of mud, trenches and death. It's not perfect but it's still evolving and has a lot of potential.
  4. Jul 30, 2015
    71
    Verdun is a game for all those WWI aficionados out there, or for fans of historic FPS that for whatever reason are not covered by Red Orchestra 2. For the rest, there are better options available.
  5. Jun 24, 2015
    70
    Verdun is a specific shooter, made for gamers that appreciate more authentic and realistic combat. Call of Duty crowd will be taken aback by the not very dynamic nature of combat, but the game can still provide a lot of thrills.
  6. May 19, 2015
    69
    It is possible that Verdun will grow its own collection of free DLCs as it happened with Red Orchestra 2 and Insurgency. Blackmill Games has already promised to add flamethrowers, mortars, body armor, new maps, including the Eastern Front and more… However, right now this game is for military history buffs only.
  7. May 11, 2015
    60
    Verdun somewhat succeeds in its lavish goal, but its road to glory is lengthy still. Until then, it sits on the edge of the line, waiting for the rallying cry.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 40
  2. Negative: 7 out of 40
  1. Jun 6, 2015
    10
    I love this game, since I bought it in Early Access it has done nothing but improve, the Roadmap is a big plus with what they plan on adding.I love this game, since I bought it in Early Access it has done nothing but improve, the Roadmap is a big plus with what they plan on adding. (I've also bought the game for 7 of my pals) Expand
  2. Jul 31, 2015
    10
    My favorite shooter of 2014/2015. There are reviews complaining about "Technical issues", but I have never once had a technical issue inMy favorite shooter of 2014/2015. There are reviews complaining about "Technical issues", but I have never once had a technical issue in Verdun, and I have almost 90 hours in it. Not a single crash, noticeable framerate drop or other error. So, disregard those.

    Verdun is a shining example of a realistic, team-based shooter done RIGHT. Fun gunplay, beautiful maps and a very replayable gameplay style. The maps are well balanced, every gun feels like you're handling an actual 1900's era firearm as opposed to a super soaker (The guns have weight, they sound meaty and they do a TON of damage. rifles will rip through opponents and almost always kill them in one hit).

    Gameplay: Verdun is a squad-based trench warfare PTSD em-up. You take control of a random bloke in the middle of famous WWI battlefields. Oddly enough, the battle of Verdun isn't in Verdun.. You and your squad must take turns defending your trench from waves of opponents, and then charging their trench to take it over. The game is extremely accurate in this regard; charges "over the top" through no man's land generally consist of a slow push through a vertical hellstorm of bullets, with men dropping like flies left and right. While charging, you actually feel the desperation and will to survive that would've run through a soldier back at the time. As a defender, it's your job to shut these attackers down. You will be grenaded, hit by gas, hit by mortars, hit by snipers, hit by Machine Guns, you will be attacked in nearly every conceivable way. But, you MUST stop the enemy from getting to your trench. If an enemy Officer gets into your trench, his entire squad can spawn on him should they fall in battle. This is how most charges are won.

    Verdun's gameplay is best summed up as a back and forth bloodbath, with rifles and MGs cracking off from each trench as desperate men fight for honor and country. If you buy ANY multiplayer game this year, buy Verdun. You will be entertained for HOURS. It's easy to get into, hard to master and VERY, VERY fun.

    Squads: Each squad has 4 players. Each squad has 4 roles, and there are 3 different types of squads. One all-rounded squad featuring a light machine gunner, a rifleman (capable of using telescopic scopes to work as a sniper OR a bayonet to clear trenches), a grenadier and the non-commissioned officer or NCO. The NCO's ability in this squad is a mortar strike. The NCO can mark a specific area, and that general area will be struck by 3 mortar shells around 10 seconds after the ability is activated. This is VERY useful in eliminating well-dug in machine gunners and snipers, as well as infantry in your trench. Friendly fire does not work with the mortar. The second type of squad is an assault squad, consisting of a melee specialist who can carry grenades, a flanker, a NCO capable of using rifles right off the bat and a recon soldier. The ability for this squad is a Recon plane, which will mark all players in that sector of the map (no man's land, trenches etc) on the minimap. The minimap NEVER shows enemy players unless they have been marked by a plane. Only recon planes can mark players on the map. The third squad is identical to the second, except they have poison gas as their ability. Poison gas CAN kill, but everyone is equipped with a gas mask, so its lethality is diminished a bit. It's best used as a smokescreen for attacking infantry or to cause chaos in a trench.The NCO can order his men to guard/attack certain points by holding Q and pressing left click by default, or call in their squad ability with Q+Right Click.
    There's also a progression system in the form of levelups. You gain some XP from kills, but most of your XP will be gained by defending or charging. You will NOT be able to level up if you just camp in your trench all day. Every level up, you're rewarded with the ability to choose one preset loadout to unlock. Each class has 3 available loadouts (the British heavy gunner for example can choose from a rifle and a pistol, a light machine gun with plenty of ammo or a rifle with a small amount of ammo and a light machine gun with a decent amount of ammo), and there are 4 classes per squad. One person per class.

    tl;dr: A beautifully executed, historically accurate WWI trench shooter with awesome, replayable gameplay that will keep you coming back for another game. NOTHING is as satisfying as charging your opponent's trench, hopping into a blaze of gunfire and bayoneting a bunch of enemy troops, or firing your Lewis gun from the hip as angry Germans pour into your trench. Buy this game if you have ANY respect for gaming as a medium, as Verdun is nothing short of art. A 3 man dev team managed to beat out EVERY single triple A multiplayer game, and that is nothing short of legendary. Please, for me, buy Verdun. With that said, I'll see you on the battlefield!
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  3. Nov 3, 2013
    10
    Game is still in beta but multiplayer experience is awesome. Game is created in Unity engine and has Linux support. Verdun is similar to RedGame is still in beta but multiplayer experience is awesome. Game is created in Unity engine and has Linux support. Verdun is similar to Red Orchestra but it is placed in WWI. Expand
  4. Nov 2, 2015
    9
    Very atmospheric, realistic and very hard to play. Great game but be aware you will probably be shot so many times when you first start. YouVery atmospheric, realistic and very hard to play. Great game but be aware you will probably be shot so many times when you first start. You cant just rush out in this games and try to shoot the enemy, you need to think about cover and look around to see if its clear. Failing to just run out in the open will get you shot by snipers. Its also a lot about team play and not just who get the most enemy kills. Very similar to the World War 2 game Red Storm Rising Heroes of Stalingrad in terms of tactical play.Very much worth the price, great game which does get you coming back to play over and over! Expand
  5. Oct 16, 2017
    8
    Great game this. You need to be a fan of the more technical shooters like Red Orchestra as the game is unforgiving being very traditional andGreat game this. You need to be a fan of the more technical shooters like Red Orchestra as the game is unforgiving being very traditional and trying to recreate WWI as accurately as possible. Plenty of fun to be had with a very dedicated community. Expand
  6. May 11, 2015
    8
    Blackmill Games has really brought the ugliness of WWI to gaming in a good way. It was a brutal conflict fought in mud, crater shells andBlackmill Games has really brought the ugliness of WWI to gaming in a good way. It was a brutal conflict fought in mud, crater shells and trenches complete with poison gas.

    If you're looking for a WWI version of CoD or Battlefield, forget it. This game requires some patience and understanding that you're not going to get shot 10 times before you die. One bullet = death, very much like Insurgency. There's a bit of a learning curve to the game, but give it a couple of hours and you'll have the confidence to take on the Squad Leader role.

    It's not a perfect game, but it's damned entertaining and for anyone who is looking for a game that is as much a military simulation as it is a game, you'll enjoy it.
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  7. Oct 16, 2016
    0
    I have 51 hours in this game and I've been playing since the ALPHA that game out several years ago. The game showed promise back then. SoI have 51 hours in this game and I've been playing since the ALPHA that game out several years ago. The game showed promise back then. So what have they done with the game 4 years later? Add new guns and horrible map. Every new map they've put out since they alpha has just been horrid and are universally reviled by the community. Flanders... Champagn... Douaumont... just horrible.

    That's besides the point, in the past few years all they've done is add new content, when this base game still feels like an alpha. The graphics are pure piss, the gun sounds sound like they're recorded from a drum set, but nothing compares to express how horrible the controls are... They aren't "realistic" they're just clunky and broken.

    So why do people love this embarrassment of a game? Same reason I play it: it's the only ww1 game on the market. Once an actual good trench warfare ww1 game comes out this game will poof from existence. They seemed to have dodged the very large bullet that is battlefield 1 since bf1 isn't about trench combat, thus this game probably has another 2 years left in its life.
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