Experience World War I up close and personal with Verdun

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I’d be willing to bet that many of you know World War II history well, not because of what you learnt in school, but thanks to the games you’ve played. Franchises like Medal of Honor and Call of Duty brought many battles from that war to life, showcasing, to a certain extent, just how brutal it was. World War I though, for the most part, has been forgotten, especially from a gaming perspective. Other than the recent Valiant Hearts, I honestly can’t think of a title that uses The Great War as a backdrop. It’s for this reason I have an eye on Verdun. It’s a FPS that fleshes out a slice of history from that terrible war.

It has just left Early Access and is now officially available. Purchasing Verdun before the 5th of May will net you a 10% discount, bringing the price down to $20.69. That’s not bad for a brand new game.

Interested in seeing what it’s all about? Here’s the official blurb and trailer from the Steam Page (via PC Gamer)

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.

There was a time a few years back where gamers grew tired of the World War II setting. I personally think we’re at a point where modern shooters are getting stale. Perhaps it’s time to go back in history once more.

What do you think? Does a title like Verdun interest you in the slightest? Or are you happy to keep playing current/futuristic titles?

Last Updated: April 29, 2015

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