Battlefield 1 (PC)
Action 21 October 2016
Another full-fledged installment in one of the most popular series of war shooters played from the first-person view and developed since 2002, as the effect of cooperation between Electronic Arts and DICE. With its flamboyant title, Battlefield 1 introduces the series to the realities of the First World War. The story campaign depicts this global conflict through the eyes of several independent characters, who participate in twentieth-century's first modern military conflict. When it comes to the gameplay itself, the game reaches back to the roots of the franchise, offering larger, open maps and giving a great deal of freedom when it comes to approaching different objectives. Simultaneously, the single-player mechanics were significantly modified, in order for these to resemble the specifics of the multiplayer mode, which allows even up to 64 players to meet in one session. The new time period does not bring only the adequate weaponry and vehicles (planes, tanks, warships), but also makes it necessary to apply a different approach to combat - for instance, battles have become more brutal and a greater emphasis was placed on melee combat.
Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PC)
Adventure 25 June 2014
Valiant Hears: The Great War is an original action-adventure game that takes place during the World War I. It was developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, creators of best-selling platform games Rayman Origins and Rayman Legends. The game's plot is based on authentic letters from the WW1 period and tells the story of five heroes who were were brought together by the war and... a good-willed dog that can influence the fate of people. Among our heroes we will find a French captive, an American enlistee, a Belgian paramedic, an English pilot, and a German infantryman. Gameplay differs depending on which character we are currently controlling. We will have to solve riddles and puzzles, explore, and face some arcade elements. Even though the game's atmosphere and setting are a bit grim, Valiant Hears: The Great War tends to be a bit humorous. We will also find many stereotypes about the nationalities of our heroes in the game. Game's visuals are comic book-like, "hand drawn" to some degree.
Action 28 April 2015
An online first-person shooter inspired by the greatest battle of the First World War. This is the debut of Blackmill Games - a Dutch team. The game is set in the years 1916-1918. The player takes on the roles of either French or German soldiers fighting on the Western Front, participating in exhausting battles near Vauquois, Argonne, Vosges and Caures. The game offers four modes; in the main one, teams of four players compete against one another. The player earns experience, which is required to develop the skills of one's virtual soldier. Verdun stands out mainly with its serious approach to the task of recreating the realities of the Great War in a virtual environment. Both the uniforms and weaponry of the combatants were taken into account, as well as was the topography of battlefields.
Battlefield 1: In The Name Of The Tsar (PC)
Action September 2017
Battlefield 1: In The Name Of The Tsar is the second DLC (and a part of the game's season pass) for the best-selling first-person shooter Battlefield 1. The DLC, just like the base game, was developed by DICE, a studio that for years has been responsible for the Battlefield games. Just like Battlefield 1, the add-on takes place during the World War I era. As the title suggests, players will have the opportunity to fight for the czarist Russia and take part in a few famous battles, like the Brusilov Offensive in Galicia, Operation Albion in the West Estonian Archipelago, or battles in the Łupków Pass in the Carpathian mountains. As one can see, In The Name Of The Tsar introduces four new maps. Along with the new maps, the expansion comes with a new type of super-heavy combat vehicle, behemoth, and new types of weapons and equipment.
Battlefield 1: They Shall Not Pass (PC)
Action 28 March 2017
The first paid expansion pack for Battlefield 1 - a popular online shooter game set in the World War I period. They Shall Not Pass brings a new game mode called Frontlines, which combines the Conquest and the Rush modes. Two sides of the conflict fight one another for control over certain, interconnected spots. Once the headquarters and all the outposts controlled by a team, a sequence resembling the Rush mode begins - the teams attack the telegraph posts or defend them against the opposition. The French Army is the new playable faction introduced in this expansion, and Trench Raider is the new elite class, which specializes in melee combat and use of grenades. They Shall Not Pass also brings new equipment, namely Char 2C Super Heavy Tank, Saint-Chamond tank, and Siege Howitzer. Furthermore, the game was enriched with four new maps inspired by well-known battles of the First World War: Verdun Heights, Fort Vaux, Rupture and Soissons.
Battle of Empires: 1914-1918 (PC)
Strategy 22 April 2015
Strategy game prepared to commemorate the outbreak of the World War I, which recreates all the greatest and weightiest battles of the years 1914-1918. This title was originally designed as a modification to the popular Men of War series and produced by Great War Team, a studio founded by a group of talented modders from Russia, Ukraine, and Western Europe. Battle of Empires: 1914-1918 contains several separate episodes, dedicated to: France, Germany, Russia, and England. Developers put special emphasis on realism of gameplay and faithfulness to historical facts. Therefore, they took great care to meticulously recreate individual units (with their characteristic gear and weapons) as well as battlefields, which are based on authentic maps and archival materials from the early 20th century. Gameplay in Battle of Empires: 1914-1918 is characterized by its tactical depth, and so, it requires skillful use of environments as well as adjusting strategy to constantly changing situation on a battlefield.