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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.
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.
While the PC version of Verdun is a good experience in general, the console port is so bad that no matter how much I try, I cannot recommend it. It's full of bugs, laggy and boring. Do not play it.
Review in Persian | Read full review
Verdun surprises us with something fresh in terms of shooters. The Great War combat brings us back to 1914 where we are tasked with obliterating the enemy and pushing frontlines. Unfortunately it come with confusing class tier system, too wide weapons arrangement to be comfortable with any of them and a graphical bug every once in a while. Despite that I have no other option but to recommend the game.
Review in Polish | Read full review
Still, there wasn't much to the game and it felt as though there wasn't enough polish present in this port.
Error screen, error screen and error screen, that’s almost everything that you’ll see while playing Verdun. If you manage to finally get into a game you’ll face some annoying bugs that totally destroy any kind of immersion or fun. Seriously, Verdun is a massive failure on Xbox.
In conclusion then, with the graphical glitches that are in place, I can’t with a good conscience recommend Verdun. If things were fixed, the pacing and style of gameplay would suit the more tactical, considered player and I can see that the Horde Mode could be fun with a few like minded friends.
Verdun is a very limited multiplayer shooter that has a great amount of technical issues. The result, instead of being something satisfying and hard to master, is a frustrating game whose graphics and animations take you out of the experience. However, 32 players mode is something that you should try.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
A couple of things, gentle readers. First, I’m going to redefine how I do video games reviews. You’ll notice above that, if you aren’t particularly read-y, I have a quick reference as to whether I’d buy the game at its current price. That’s my two cents, based entirely on the fact that I’m an unabashed asshat, and that I’ve probably played a ton of games that came out of the same mold. If I give you a yes, there’s a pretty good chance you’re going to have fun with the game. I’m picky.
Verdun leaves you feeling as if you have truly been in the muddy trenches of WWI. But the gameplay will definitely not make you feel like a soldier.