The other World War 1 shooter is out on PS4 next week

The Picardy bunch?

Know of any upcoming multiplayer World War 1 shooters heading to console soon? There's one on the tip of my tongue but I just can't... No. It's gone. But here's another: Verdun - and it's rated really highly on Steam.

Verdun is a multiplayer, squad-based first-person shooter rooted in realism, painstakingly so. Verdun has been on Steam since April 2015 and is rated "very positive", which isn't easy to achieve.

Verdun's console debut comes this Tuesday, 30th August on PS4. There is an Xbox One version but it's delayed, the developer said overnight. Until when, I don't know.

Verdun focuses on squads, which are designed around the strategies of the time. You fill a certain role within them and your squad can level up over time, gaining abilities and those itchy woollen uniforms soldiers wore at the time. Uncomfortable but warm, and they look simply dashing - have you seen Downton Abbey?

The elephant in the room is obviously Battlefield 1, the blockbuster WW1 game by EA that arrives 21st October on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. It's got glitz and glamour aplenty and, yes, it looks great.

But Verdun shows that a WW1 game doesn't necessarily need that - not that it isn't handsome in its own right. Indeed, a more realistic - more muted - depiction of WW1 may even be more appealing to some.

Verdun is £18.99 on PC. Not sure how much it'll be on console.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

Jump to comments (24)

About the author

Robert Purchese

Robert Purchese

Senior Staff Writer  |  Clert

Bertie is senior staff writer and Eurogamer's Poland-and-dragons correspondent. He's part of the furniture here, a friendly chair, and reports on all kinds of things, the stranger the better.


You may also enjoy...

Far Cry 6 narrative director issues statement after politics backlash

"Our story is political. A story about a modern revolution must be."

Destiny 2 Vault of Glass guide, changes and everything else you need to know about the returning raid

Our complete walkthrough for Destiny's Vault of Glass raid, complete with boss strategies and combat tips.

Comments (24)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer Merch