WWI Source: Fight in the rain soaked trenches or charge over No Man’s Land to battle in the War to End All Wars. Use authentic weaponry to conquer the enemy, call in artillery strikes to take out enemies en masse, or use chemical warfare to disable your opponents! WWI Source is the first and only World War I game to be developed for Steam. All the current WWI mod teams (‘The Trenches 2’, ‘Fields of Horror’, ‘WWI Source’) have united to develop the best World War I game to the Steam community, using the latest Source engine. Please visit the official website for more information on WWI Source and the team.
If you are into early 19 century warfare, rain drenched trenches, or old fashion "charge in with bayonets in large numbers and get slaughtered” game play this is the perfect game for you!
Weapons in the game range from good old fashion bolt action rifles with bayonets to spiky clubs to batter your enemies around with! There are also good heavy machine guns for the support class that is very effective yet not overpowered for you must be prone to set up the machinegun. Since this is WW1 you must be thinking that this game has no strategy whatsoever, however that is where you are wrong. There are many trenches to hide and fire from safely and open areas with heavy machinegun fire and artillery fire. There is a simple commands list too so you can tell your team to charge out of the trench and attack without a mic! The officer class also brings alot of strategy into the game. The officer can call in artillery and gas support through his binoculars but is very vulnerable considering he is only equipped with a pistol to defend himself. The game mostly revolves around capturing trenches and territories such as "no man’s land" to receive reinforcements and win the game. There are three classes to choose from in WW1 source:
INFANTRY: primary: bolt action rifle with bayonet
Secondary: 2 hand grenades
SUPPORT: primary: Light machinegun
Secondary: a club for close range
OFFICER: primary: binoculars
In short WW1 source is one of the best non-modern multiplayer source engine first person shooter games out there. SO STOP READING AND START DOWNLOADING! FILL THOSE DAMN SERVERS!!
Game play: 8.5
Replay value: 9.0
In a world with very few mod depicting the battlefield atmosphere of The Great War, this mod is a jewel. That said, scrutinizing some other aspects, it does not have many classes or weapons, or spectacular models.
The selection of maps are relatively many (well, knowing that almost all of the maps take place in the trenches its as varied as it can be), but it all depends on the servers you find, which, sad to say, there are not many. Of course, this is still in development, so some changes are expected.