Isonzo Reviews

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PC Gamer
Top Critic
78 / 100
Sep 30, 2022

We're in a milsim boom and Isonzo's thrilling, if limiting battlefields fit nicely into it.

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IGN
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Sep 15, 2022

Isonzo is a well-made shooter that welcomes all comers to its gorgeous, mountainous World War I multiplayer battlefields, though a lot of that approachability and familiarity comes at the cost of period authenticity and distinctive gameplay.

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8 / 10
Sep 15, 2022

Isonzo changes the formula of the WW1 game series -- and it's all for the better.

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6 / 10
Sep 19, 2022

Isonzo is a decent game. Solid in many areas, but never one to show off, the title delivers a good gameplay core, and offers it up at a reasonable price. Performance problems aside, good gunplay and interesting maps are enough to make the experience worth it, at least in the short term. A campaign or a large pool of maps could certainly enhance the value of the title, but even without it, you have a lean, satisfying experience that will be especially appealing to anyone with an interest in the First World War.

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8.4 / 10.0
Sep 14, 2022

Same as its predecessors Verdun and Tannenberg, Isonzo is a niche shooter, and this reflects both in its gameplay mechanics and in its production budget. Undeniable technical limitations, however, cannot hide the fact that Isonzo is a solid game that fully shows the passion Blackmill Games poured into it, and is especially enjoyable if played with an organized group. Recommended, as long as you're aware of what you're getting into and don't mind getting killed by someone you can't even see.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 13, 2022

Shifting the action from both the muddy trenches of the Western Front and the snow-dappled rural expanses of the Eastern Front to the blood-soaked peaks of The Great War's arguably most sophisticated theatre of conflict, developers BlackMill Games and M2H have excelled themselves with Isonzo. A thoroughly thoughtful and visceral first-person shooter where tactics and strategy are valued equally to a quick trigger finger, Isonzo isn't just the best entry in the WW1 Game Series to date, it also happens to be one of the best tactical multiplayer shooters full stop.

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5.5 / 10.0
Sep 13, 2022

Isonzo is an honorable attempt at creating the historical events of the battles between the Italian and Austro-Hungarian armies. The multiplayer-only component with concern for long-term player base sustainability, alongside a multitude of user experience gripes make it an unremarkable experience.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2022

A great and realistic way to disguise the WW1 on a multiplayer shooter. Isonzo is the best of WW1 Game Series.

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Screen Rant
Top Critic
Sep 12, 2022

Isonzo’s gameplay mechanics are simple and easy to pick up, despite the game lacking any real tutorial other than a quick and very easy-to-miss instruction video that plays before the player’s first match. On the other hand, the combat itself is brutal and unrelenting, meaning that would-be soldiers looking to dive into Isonzo’s historical battlefield will have to face constant deaths and reloads while touring through BlackMill Games’ latest history-based shooter.

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6.3 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2022

Isonzo may be fascinating for people who enjoy historical settings in an FPS. Unfortunately, gameplay wise is far from perfect and it needs way more content to captivate its players.

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3.3 / 5.0
Sep 19, 2022

Isonzo on the Xbox is like a reminder that you should never put tomato in a fruit salad. Play it on a PC if you play it at all.

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6 / 10.0
Sep 13, 2022

Blackmill Games' dedication to history and realism is certainly commendable, but the result is a game that will only appeal to a very select audience. That said, Isonzo is capable of producing some incredibly tense and atmospheric gameplay.

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Sep 13, 2022
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Nov 22, 2022

Really good hardcore stuff, it’d be perfect with a squad.

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4.5 / 5.0
Sep 28, 2022

I feel like you know if you want to give a World War 1 shooter a try. This is a niche thing and you know if you’re in it. Also hi, haven’t seen you at the niche meetings.

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7.2 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2022

Isonzo is a very good tactical online FPS, undoubtedly the best first-person shooter dedicated to World War I (or at least the most historically accurate). Despite this, however, the game suffers from clear balancing problems that undermine most of the games, as well as some technical issues that almost completely overshadow the very pleasing visual compartment. Having said that, if you love online FPSs and are looking for a title other than the classic 'run and gun', then Isonzo could really amuse you, especially with a close-knit team.

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7.4 / 10.0
Sep 24, 2022

Isonzo is a historically accurate WW1 shooter, with slow and long battles to conquer a few meters of the battlefield. Definitely an improvement over the previous games of the series, but it still needs some refinements and fixes, especially in balance and variety, to really be an unmissable game.

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80 / 100
Sep 20, 2022

Massive respect for Blackmill Games & M2H, who went from Verdun and Tannenberg to this excellent authentic shooter. Having this slow-paced and realistic experience on Xbox is a welcome change from all the rush-and-win shooters.

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Essential
Sep 20, 2022

Lately, we have gotten a lot of great hardcore first-person shooter games and I am happy to say that Isonzo is one of them.

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5 / 10
Sep 13, 2022

World War I returns with the Italian theatre authentically recreated for some grounded, methodical FPS action. The real war was a grind and Isonzo maybe captures that feeling a little too well with a lack of variety in maps and modes, coupled with some major technical and visual issues. Even so, it’s an earnest effort that’ll draw in appreciators of history and those who like their FPS experiences to be more tactical and threatening than the Battlefield 2042s of the world.

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