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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doubleguy10
doubleguy10

i cant even find the first ladder

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death12456
death12456

if you know where the safe room is wich is where the gun is there is a map you have to look at itcarfuly and its in german like most of this game but it helps

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JacobofArabia
JacobofArabia

Hey everyone here's my playthrough that I did a bit ago but the audio messed up :L

So here's a re-mastered version :D
I really enjoyed this game it's well made and scary :)
Youtube.com
Enjoy :)

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EliteHunter39
EliteHunter39

First time I played this..
Ma gaw, when I saw a dinosaur, ( I thought it was slenderman )
And immediately ran away.

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Amplitex
Amplitex

Amazingly well done game! Did my best to try and beat it but it was hard! Video: Youtu.be

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yakumochen
yakumochen

Played this so many times and I don't expect the monsters till they show up right in front of me. Also the theme of this game is really cool.

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bencollings
bencollings

its rlly scary when the mosnter shows up right

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cully05
cully05

such a funny / scary game!

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RogueProphett
RogueProphett

So....the game is basically about running away from a dinosaur in WWI trenches?

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MasterofMetal
MasterofMetal

There a problem?

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BCDraven
BCDraven

I recently found this game and really enjoyed playing through it! The atmosphere and concept really drew me in. I did a "Let's Play" on my YouTube channel ResidentDraven for the game and there was a lot of good scares, getting totally lost, and mega frustration before finally reaching the end :P . Here's a link to the vid if anyone wants to check it out!

BCDraven Plays: 1916 Der Unbekannte Krieg: Youtube.com

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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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