In the light and thunder from grandees of the Fist World War, a young soldier negotiates the wet trenches. He is alone, yet through the thick haze of mustard gas he sees the shadows move. Ammunition has almost run out and fatigue is distorting his perception. The soldier tries to find a friendly soul in the river of blood and mud. This is when the real threat appears. A pack of dinosaurs break through the frontline! Grab what you can and head for the nearest ladder. The battlefield above will bring you and escape from the prehistoric threat – but at what cost?

NOTICE:
This game is set in trenches in Germany, therefore it was decided to keep the feel, that the language in the game is German. The language selection between Danish and English in the beginning, is ONLY for the controls. The letters scattered around in the trenches are only bonuses and adds to the feel and ambiance of the game, take a look at them if you understand German or not, because they might hold self-explanatory drawings to aid you in the game.

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NGIN wrote: The premise here is fantastic: you’re a German soldier in WW1, but – oh shit – dinosaurs have invaded the trenches, and now you have to escape. This easily could have been cheesy, but somehow the development team managed to strike a balance between sorrow, fear, and hilarity. It’s delightfully ambiguous as to whether you should laugh at the game or take its premise seriously. Our jury was struck by the beautiful black-and-white world (again, as campy as it is creepy) and the inversion of the typical “shoot-first” FPS gameplay.

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Experience the horror and senselessness of war. The enemy constantly hidden in the fog ready to pounce. Fatigue and shellshock distorting your movement...

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Experience the horror and senselessness of war. The enemy constantly hidden in the fog ready to pounce. Fatigue and shellshock distorting your movement...

1916 - Der Unbekannte Krieg - PC version

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Experience the horror and senselessness of war. The enemy constantly hidden in the fog ready to pounce. Fatigue and shellshock distorting your movement...

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LFive
LFive

well done!!!

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larry117
larry117

Im never ever geting off my pc not even for SLEEP

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larry117
larry117

and i think i better stop drinking and litsen to history more....

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[THSP]Spy?!
[THSP]Spy?!

thanks for this game :)

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pray4thecleansing
pray4thecleansing

why are their dinosaurs in the trenches

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bubz9090
bubz9090

if the player is german, and they are in german trenches, then surely they would be able to read the letters and signs, anyone who is english cannot so it would not be authentic, also what do u do with the rifle?

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Jonas
Jonas

Don't use the rifle, it's a trick - it just ****** the raptor off.

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atubofmonkies
atubofmonkies

If you manage to hit them it stuns them long enough that you can grab nearby flesh. Flares are better though.

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nerd007
nerd007

Wouldn't it make sence if the letters were in german cause it must have been a german who wrote them... right???

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Heslegrave Creator
Heslegrave

They are in German, that is the point ;)

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1916 - Der Unbekannte Krieg
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Highest Rated (15 agree) 10/10

I can honestly say this game was a masterpiece! Provided it is approached as what it is, that is, a short piece on the senselessness of war. I find it sad reading some of the 'reviews' below (presumably from kids) who completely miss the point and are all too trigger-happy to mark it down. It is without a doubt one of the most realistic (in emotion) yet at the same time dramatic depictions of war I have ever experienced, let alone in a game. True, the dinosaurs subtract from this realism, but I…

Apr 12 2011 by tpapastylianou

Lowest Rated (2 agree) 5/10

Sorry, this is bad, not only atmosphere is too annoying that the letters are in german. I won't play this for the 2nd time. Too repetitive

Apr 11 2011 by =Dre@meR-

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