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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.
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. Mar 28, 2017
    65
    Rampant server issues, poor performance, badly designed UI and a non-existent player base have crippled what should have been a really interesting change of pace for console shooters. Verdun may improve with time, but as it stands, is an absolute mess.
  2. Aug 7, 2017
    55
    If you're itching to play Verdun, then the PC version is the only way to go. A healthy online community and good performance mean that there's always a game going on with people who know what they're supposed to be doing. On the Xbox One, that's not the case. Problematic presentation aside, there aren't enough people around to keep the games interesting, and the weapons unlock system doesn't seem to function correctly all the time. It may be the more realistic title when compared to Battlefield 1, but none of that matters when other factors make this a title that you should avoid unless you're willing to put in the time to learn the ins and outs of the system, provided the community sticks around.
  3. May 23, 2017
    50
    Unfortunately, when all of the issues stack up—the snail's pace gameplay, the graveyard-quiet servers, the small player base, the not-very-good server connections, the flat and lifeless sound design, and the futility of trying to play a squad-based game when most people just want to go for kills—it makes it kind of hard to recommend Verdun on Xbox One.
  4. Mar 12, 2017
    45
    Verdun disappoints in almost every area: technically unsatisfying and with frustrating gameplay, it will hardly manage to satisfy any multiplayer shooter lover.
  5. Apr 5, 2017
    40
    If you want to destroy your good old WWII memories, Verdun is your choice. Poor artistic and technical graphics, countless technical problems, frustrating gameplay, server issues, boring and without any creativity.
  6. Mar 14, 2017
    40
    Verdun is a very limited multiplayer shooter that has a great number of technical issues. The result, instead of being something satisfying and difficult to master, is a frustrating game whose graphics and animations take you out of the experience. However, 32 player mode is something that you should try.
  7. Mar 13, 2017
    30
    Verdun is a perfect example of why PC games cannot just be copied to console without care and thought. Poor graphics, server connection issues, and terrible controller remapping hold this game back from being successful on console. In addition to being needlessly inaccessible, Verdun spoils the potentially interesting content it has to offer with crashes, lag, and disconnections.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Mar 8, 2017
    10
    Verdun, a game I previously covered on this site for PS4. The Xbox version is, I must say a step up from that of the PS4 due to a healthyVerdun, a game I previously covered on this site for PS4. The Xbox version is, I must say a step up from that of the PS4 due to a healthy delay in which the game could have only been nurtured further for the good of long geverty. This is good, the Devs held the game back to benefit its initial launch.

    I digress as there are a few odd hiccups which are not game breaking, some enemies may be textureless and just pink or white and even then when I confronted Mike Hergaarden (A Verdun Dev) about the bug he responded stating the bug had been fixed and a patch is on the way which I'm assuming will contain the Scottish troops or 'lady's of hell'.

    As far a players, there are plenty of matches to be found on the US and EU server browsers with a total of 2,000 players between them, the PS4 had a mere fraction of this upon release back in August last year with around 100 and a peak of 400 players.

    It's clear that the Xbox one version has attracted quite a sizeable community, and a passionate one at that, it's not surprising for its not often we get a pc to console port quite as good as this one seeing as most companies make a port, make their money then leave with little to no post launch content/patches *cough* valve *cough*
    In fact we received all past content that the pc players had received prior to console release such as the horrors of war update which goes to show these developers were keen on giving us a full experience.

    Lastly let's talk game modes/maps, there are 4 game modes 2 of which are just fps standards like team deathmatch and free for all, then there's the juicy ones, the reasons you buy this game, squad defence and frontlines, frontlines being a typical ww1 scenario with both sides fighting for trenches in a tug of war affair and squad defence being a mode in which you and a squad of 3 others fend off against large quantities of enemies In waves and may I say it makes you feel like a total badass war veteran especially when you and your squad are mowing down enemies inside your trench while you cover each other and move asa group.

    So if you're sick of generic boring shooters and space energy laser phazer ass beams, come along and join the fight, especially if you're a history buff like me, you'll love the authentic ww1 weaponry and the loading screen trivia. A must have for any shooter fan and with a long forseeable future of active players and new content!
    See you in the dugouts with your Enfield 303s!
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  2. Mar 22, 2017
    8
    While I will by start by stating that the there is a texture issue that occurs meaning players turn to pink and white texture other than thatWhile I will by start by stating that the there is a texture issue that occurs meaning players turn to pink and white texture other than that the game really does't have to many glitches. It not the most beautiful looking game but it does capture the sense of ww1. It provides decent game play with front-line modes and also a horde mode. It quite a few maps from iconic ww1 battles. It also includes many realistic ww1 guns and unit types. It has the most gun from the ww1 period ever included in a ww1 game. Period. Where the game where shines is the squad based gameplay working with your squad using different roles to infiltrate an enemy trench is very satisfying. The gun play is realistic with one shot rifle kills some players might get turned of by the 'hardcore' gameplay and lack of HD. It takes abit of time to get used to as it is simplistic to what some people would be used to. It not your stardard 'Cod' game and you will end up dead alot but once you improve and start killing people yourself it very fun. There is turns of things to unlock with in squad it makes to a good system of unlocking different gun and load outs to use in games.

    I can't really fault this game other than the missing textures and slight lack of polish. But as I picked the game up for round about £10 I really can't complain. I am sure the developers will offer a patch soon as well. I would like to remind people that this isn't a AAA game and it does't coast the same as a AAA game either
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  3. Mar 9, 2017
    8
    This is a very fun WW1 game. It's not like battlefield 1 over the top action all the time. It's more trench warfare and slow paced but stillThis is a very fun WW1 game. It's not like battlefield 1 over the top action all the time. It's more trench warfare and slow paced but still very satisfying and immersive. It cost 20€ and there is 4 game modes and a bunch of weapons. The maps are also pretty good. However the controls and overall feel of the game sometimes is s bit awkward but it is a indie game but still worth mentioning. It's a solid 8/10. Very fun and cool for people that are interested in the time setting aswell. Expand
  4. Mar 14, 2017
    2
    It Is Just A Copy of The PS4 Verdun, If You Ask Me, I Would Not Play This Game. It Is Just A Ripoff In My Personal Opinion And That Is All IIt Is Just A Copy of The PS4 Verdun, If You Ask Me, I Would Not Play This Game. It Is Just A Ripoff In My Personal Opinion And That Is All I Know, This Game Is Just, A Disappointment Expand