The Great War: Western Front™

4.0
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.

The Great War: Western Front™

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The Great War: Western Front is the definitive World War 1 strategy game from Petroglyph, the makers of Command & Conquer™ Remastered & Star Wars™: Empire at War. 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

As you continue your push across the Western Front, you will revisit previous battlefields which will, over time, bear the scars and destruction of earlier encounters. Once lush countryside will degrade into a quagmire, marked with colossal craters left by your undermined explosives.
Carve your strategies into the landscape by creating complex trench networks which will remain upon your return, as you seek to push the enemy back inch by inch. 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.

Available Achievements

Eventful
75 XP
A Student of History
80 XP
Generalissimo
120 XP
From the Pages of History
85 XP
War with Friends
50 XP

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4.0

The Great War: Western Front™ Ratings & Reviews

  • 36%
    Critics Recommend
  • 73
    Top Critic Average
  • Fair
    OpenCritic Rating
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IGN
by Leana Hafer
7 / 10
The Great War: Western Front is a deep RTS that shows a lot of attention to historical authenticity, though that can certainly bog things down.
PC Gamer
by Luke Winkie
68 / 100
The Great War: Western Front is a bleak, conservative attempt to capture the brutal battles of World War I.
God is a Geek
by Chris White
8 / 10
Despite finicky controls and complex gameplay, The Great War: Western Front is deeply satisfying, always respectful of the source material.
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The Great War: Western Front™ System Requirements

Minimum

Recommended

OSWindows 10 64-bit
OSWindows 10/11 64-bit
ProcessorIntel i5-4590 / AMD FX-8350
ProcessorIntel i7-8600K / AMD Ryzen 7 2600
Memory8 GB RAM
Memory16 GB RAM
Storage13 GB
Storage13 GB
Direct XVersion 11
Direct XVersion 11
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 / AMD Radeon R9 390
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 580
Languages Supported
  • AUDIO: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish - Spain, Polish, Russian, Chinese - Simplified, Turkish; TEXT: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish - Spain, Polish, Russian, Chinese - Simplified, Turkish
The Great War: Western Front (c) 2022 Frontier Developments plc. Developed by Petroglyph Games Inc. ‘Frontier’ ‘Frontier Foundry’ and the Frontier logo are trademarks of Frontier Developments plc. All rights reserved.