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  • Summary: Verdun is a squad based multiplayer first person shooter set in the first world war. Inspired by the infamous battle of Verdun in 1916 players are able to take part in never seen before WWI action. Made by 3 indie developers from BlackMill and M2H.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 19
  2. Negative: 5 out of 19
  1. 85
    Much like The Great War itself, Verdun is rough, grim and wholly unforgiving. A perpetual lesson in patience and poise which decisively punishes fools but rewards frugal armchair tacticians, Verdun makes the player work in every way that a good shooter should. Emboldened by an impassioned take on one of history’s more overlooked conflicts, Verdun’s rough appearance is not enough to detract from one of the finest shooters on PS4.
  2. Jan 17, 2017
    75
    While it’s far from the most attractive FPS I’ve played this year, Verdun gets its setting and tone incredibly right. There’s a moment in every match where I found myself peering out from behind cover, looking down my rifle, desperate to catch sign of any movement in a field of debris — a moment where the game completely justifies its setting and mechanics. Verdun is rough at times and only half of its modes are any good, but those special moments it offers are rare enough to deserve attention.
  3. Sep 5, 2016
    70
    The game has a very different pacing to modern shooters and that’s not a bad thing.
  4. Sep 6, 2016
    60
    It’s a refreshing change from the rest of the first-person shooters and goes to great lengths to ground itself in reality.
  5. Nov 3, 2016
    55
    Verdun is authentic, you are crawling in the trenches, waiting for the enemy to take a risk. Original? Yes, but it is not something that everyone will enjoy.
  6. Sep 8, 2016
    50
    A brave attempt at creating a more thoughtful shooter hindered by poor execution and messy technique.
  7. Sep 12, 2016
    30
    While Verdun is a relatively intriguing experience on a computer, the same cannot be said of the newly released console version of the game. It is a downgrade in every was possible, be it visuals, audio, gameplay, or even the amount of players present. Verdun is an example of the worst console ports have to offer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. Dec 11, 2016
    10
    Verdun, at launch recieved a variety of negative reviews, most relating to player base issues more than anything, there has been a wellVerdun, at launch recieved a variety of negative reviews, most relating to player base issues more than anything, there has been a well catered post launch support however, and we should expect to see a solid game by around May next year, will the game recieve the community it deserves? Perhaps but only time will tell.

    If you are a hardcore fan of verdun then getting a pc is your best bet until there is more players over on ps4, or the Xbox one version could be healthier once released as there is a lot more hype built around the delay f that particular version.

    To end off this review I will say this: verdun is a fantastic game that is no more expensive than buying lunch at a restaurant, it has a small yet loyal community, much like call of duty 2 and the intense grittyness of world at war with the gritty realism of a documentary, highly recommend to anyone as it is cheap as chips and good fun, there is polishing that Is needed here and there but it is a brilliant game which I hope to build its player count
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  2. Oct 5, 2016
    10
    I love this game to death. The shooting is intense as crap and the gameplay is also very good plus a great story. Please buy it, it's worthI love this game to death. The shooting is intense as crap and the gameplay is also very good plus a great story. Please buy it, it's worth it. I rate it a perfect score Expand
  3. Aug 9, 2019
    9
    I rate Verdun highly because it brings some realism to an otherwise boring and generic first person shooter marked. The gunplay is perfect inI rate Verdun highly because it brings some realism to an otherwise boring and generic first person shooter marked. The gunplay is perfect in my book. The balancing of the maps made all the maps playable and the other updates and patches has improved the entire game a lot. The game is really hard at times but a really good thing about the game is that you can't fake your way through it. You'll get shoot to bits if you aren't clever about your runs and is a good shoot. The different gamemodes mean that you can learn the game properly and when to teams of 30+ players that know how the game works and work together there is no game in history that depicts the real struggle the battle in the trenches on the western front in WWI was. If you wanna learn a realistic first person shooter with real teamwork, strategy and great sound check out Verdun or Tannenberg. If you pick it up for a quick fix and expect to walk over people every game, be prepared to get owned every single game by guys like me who relish in a historical tug of war, where every single shot to the hip or shoulder is lethal every time. Because in Flanders Fields every wound was a death sentence. Expand
  4. Apr 13, 2017
    8
    Verdun is unique in almost every way, from the slower pace shooting to looking through gas masks through the chlorine, from the artillery fireVerdun is unique in almost every way, from the slower pace shooting to looking through gas masks through the chlorine, from the artillery fire to reloading weapons which is the slowest i've seen (but in a good way) in a game period, the maps, weapons and nationality's all feel authentic, beats Battlefield 1 by a long shot. As great as Verdun is, it does have its short comings.

    For starters the hit detection is a hit/miss, weapons back then was inaccurate compared to today but when I'm about 6'foot away from and enemy with a Lmg and its taking me 5 shots before it registers, it gets a little annoying, to this day i still haven't figured out whether i should shoot just above the reticule or just below and trying to melee enemies is very clunky. I wish you could go in a tank as a special power sort of thing or in the artillery or airplanes. The graphics aswell are a bit outdated but i think it sets the atmosphere and lastly what this games needs is a campaign because when your fighting people online your getting sniped ALOT (kind of like sticking your index finger above the trench) and in squads fighting the a.i, the a.i are dumb and can be terrible shots up close and at long ranges i've been sniped in the head while I'm in cover.

    Overall though it's an experience worth playing and again every once in awhile, you just have to bear in mind that this is an indie game and at £6.49p it was worth every penny, i would go as far to say its worth the full £15.99p asking price. I hope if the developers are reading this (i got your message in the loading screen ;-) ) that you could make a sequel with a bit more polish and new mechanics such as tanks, artillery, planes and a campaign. They have done a great job at capturing world war 1 and wish there was more companies to try something new and different in this day of "been there done that" games
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  5. Nov 1, 2017
    6
    How I would have loved to love this game, a more realistic setting (of WW1) and a more realistic and gritty feeling of war in comparison withHow I would have loved to love this game, a more realistic setting (of WW1) and a more realistic and gritty feeling of war in comparison with games like COD or Battlefield. One shot mostly kills you, which is very realistic but also very frustrating because shooting the enemy sometimes doesn't seem to connect, which is especially annoying if you shoot an enemy 4 times in the chest and then get smacked by him in the face with his gun and die... not so realistic afterall!

    It's bugs like that which screw up this game big time! It could be that the game makes it harder to kill a high rank player, but that would make no sense also.

    The graphics are very basic to bad: often times I have seen dead soldiers shaking and twisting with an arm or a leg in an impossible position. It might look funny but it's just not right.

    The sound is also very basic, but it's good enough to create an atmosphere that makes you feel like you're in a battlefield. It can be confusing though because you think there are enemies yelling or bombs exploding in places where there is nobody at all. At times I even got confused by my own footsteps on the wooden floor in the trenches, thinking there is someone walking behind me but it was just my own foorsteps sounding way too loud.

    The game has a very steep learning curve and at first you will get shot time and time again by players who have been playing the game a longer time than you. I don't mind a learning curve and being killed by good players (for instance in Chivalry), but this is just frustrating as hell! Especially the campers who don't leave their spot and keep sniping other players, who try to play the game as it should be played, namely following the directions of the leader and moving from trench to trench.

    The NCO can call in a mortar strike, so don't be surprised when you get blown up without any warning! The map is rather small and you get a suicide kill in seconds after going a bit outside of the area, for instance if you try to go around the enemy. The map is also scattered with barbed wires, which is very easy to get stuck in and again you die in seconds, which is very annoying!

    There are only players active in the Frontline game mode, every other game mode has empty servers. And there are not many maps either, so after playing a few hours you might get a bit bored of it, at least I was.

    I read somewhere that they are making a sequel to this game and I can only hope they will make it better, because there is a good game hidden somewhere in here. Games with less players in the lobby were a lot more fun to me by the way, because you can run around a bit without being sniped or machine-gunned by campers right away.

    Which brings me to another problem in this game: in a full lobby it's sometimes really hard to see who is your enemy and who is a friend. And pausing the game to check the teams is also not helping, because i saw friendly players in the game which are shown as enemies in the menu and vice versa. It took me a while to find out that you can recognise your friends by pointing your gun at them and seeing their names above their heads (but ofcourse if you try doing this with an enemy, you will probably be dead by the time you checked).

    Luckily I bought this game for a cheap price, otherwise I would seriously have regretted spending my money on it. As it is, I go back to it now and then for a short time. Playing it more than half an hour makes my blood boil and my throat hurt from cursing and yelling at my TV!
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  6. Nov 11, 2016
    6
    buen juego basado en la primera guerra mundial

    tiene muchos detalles de la guerra de trincheras, buena simulación de armas y estrategias
    buen juego basado en la primera guerra mundial

    tiene muchos detalles de la guerra de trincheras, buena simulación de armas y estrategias para atacar y defender

    el precio bajo compensa el apartado técnico tan deficiente que tiene
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  7. Sep 1, 2016
    1
    Having been listening to Dan Carlin's riveting Hardcore History podcasts about WWI I was excited to play this game and perhaps get a tinyHaving been listening to Dan Carlin's riveting Hardcore History podcasts about WWI I was excited to play this game and perhaps get a tiny sense of the chaos and horror of trench warfare. However, this game is a complete let down. Movement is stiff and slow. When you get shot or shoot someone else it barely registers and you either go down or take a wound soundlessly. Environments and maps are something out of a (bad) 1998 game, and the sound design is terrible. The UI is also useless. Avoid this unless they give it out for free! Expand

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