The Great War: Western Front™

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The Great War: Western Front is the definitive WW1 strategy game. Play a deciding role in history with this real-time tactical experience as you take charge in the pivotal Western Front from 1914 to 1919.
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About The Great War: Western Front™

About this game

The Great War: Western Front is the definitive WW1 strategy game. Play a deciding role in history with this real-time tactical experience as you take charge in the pivotal Western Front from 1914 to 1919.

Pick your faction and lead your forces to victory, by directing your armies in gritty real-time battles and by guiding high-level decisions in turn-based strategic gameplay. Dig detailed trenches, research new technologies such as poison gas and tanks, and make decisions that will have a profound and lasting effect on your success. Think like a Commander to either relive history - or redefine it.

Dual-Role Commander

Discover unparalleled levels of strategic choice as you step into the role of both Theatre Commander and Field Commander.

As Theatre Commander, experience enthralling turn-based grand-strategy as you direct the deployment of forces, perform research and carefully consider how you disseminate your resources across the Western Front in a war won by inches. Alongside this, take up the mantle of Field Commander in dynamic real-time battles as you direct units to defeat your opponent, build trenches and perform direct assaults by sending your infantry over the top. Pick your battles and fight them your way to shape the course of history.

A Living World

Battlefields are persistent, and as you continue your push across the Western Front, you will revisit previous battlefields which will still bear the scars and destruction of earlier encounters.

Artillery bombardments leave behind craters, tanks, gunfire, and trenches desolate the once lush French countryside, and any trenches (or fortifications) you build remaining in play should you return. Shifting weather also plays a role; as the months draw on in the conflict, you’ll encounter weather changes such as snow and rain which will affect things like artillery performance and unit movement. To secure victory, you’ll need to carefully consider your strategy depending on the conditions.

Historical Authenticity

Revel in an authentic historical strategy game that captures the gravity and intensity of The Great War. Partnering with the Imperial War Museums, their expertise enables us to accurately portray these pivotal moments in history.

Choose true-to-life infantry, weaponry, artillery and tanks of the time and get into the mind-set of a WW1 Commander as you employ considered tactics and deploy your army across the Western Front.

Choose Your Side

Play as either the Allied Nations or the Central Powers as you make tactical and strategic decisions to earn victory both on the battlefield and in the overarching theatre of war. Both factions have unique abilities and gameplay styles for you to discover and wield.

Limitless Replayability

No play through is the same as you make decisions great and small to change the outcome of the war. Introduce new military technologies earlier in the conflict depending on your advancement of the tech tree, or change pivotal moments in history to alter the outcome of the war.

Play your way with four deep and compelling modes. Experience the unfolding saga of World War I in the Campaign, relive iconic moments with Historical Battles, create your own battles in Skirmish or test your strategies against others in memorable Multiplayer action - your journey through this enthralling conflict is unique to you.

Game Details

Platform:
steam
Release Date:
March 30, 2023
Developer:
Petroglyph Games
Publisher:
Frontier Foundry
Rating:
ESRB rating of 13
PEGI rating of 16
Supported Languages:
English +
Steam Deck Support:
Unsupported

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64bit
  • Processor: Intel i5-4590 / AMD FX-8350
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 / AMD Radeon R9 390
  • Storage: 13 GB available space

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10/11 64bit
  • Processor: Intel i7-8600K / AMD Ryzen 7 2600
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / AMD Radeon RX 5600XT
  • Storage: 13 GB available space

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Excellent WW1 strategy game but brutal learning curve. Would recommend!

Conelrad
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I love the World War 1 video game genre, and am so glad I got this. It is extremely difficult and I understand people getting frustrated but that's kind of why they called WW1 a meatgrinder. Definitely experience some slowdown in larger battles, and I would love additional maps such as the Dardanelles (ANZAC vs Ottomans) but hopefully that will come out at a later date.
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Frequently Asked Questions

There are 2 editions. They are Standard Edition and Victory Edition
Victory Edition contains:
  • Full Game
  • Digital Field Guide
  • Original Soundtrack
  • Wallpaper Collection
According to PEGI, The Great War: Western Front™ is suitable for players aged 16 and above.
No, The Great War: Western Front™ is not currently playable on Steam Deck.
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64bit
  • Processor: Intel i5-4590 / AMD FX-8350
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 / AMD Radeon R9 390
  • Storage: 13 GB available space
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10/11 64bit
  • Processor: Intel i7-8600K / AMD Ryzen 7 2600
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / AMD Radeon RX 5600XT
  • Storage: 13 GB available space
The Great War: Western Front™ was released on March 30, 2023
The Great War: Western Front™ is published by Frontier Foundry
The Great War: Western Front™ was developed by Petroglyph Games
Fanatical users tagged The Great War: Western Front™ as Strategy, RTS, Wargame, and Turn-Based Strategy
Fanatical users tagged The Great War: Western Front™ as World War I, Historical, Military, and Tactical
Yes. Fanatical users tagged The Great War: Western Front™ as having Singleplayer
Yes. Fanatical users tagged The Great War: Western Front™ as having Multiplayer
Yes. Fanatical users tagged The Great War: Western Front™ as having PvP
Yes. Fanatical users tagged The Great War: Western Front™ as having PvE
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Great War: Western Front™ as Strategy
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Great War: Western Front™ as RTS
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Great War: Western Front™ as Wargame

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