Isonzo

Isonzo Review

Welcome to my review of Isonzo on the PC. This is part of the WW1 series of games (Tannenberg, Verdun), this time around we see the Italian Front. The game was developed and published by BlackMill Games. It is available now on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

It’s not just a typical shooter, it’s pretty hardcore and in most cases, one shot will kill you. Fortunately, you can respawn until you run out of reinforcements!

The Game

I’ll get this right out in the open. Usually, I dislike multiplayer / PvP games with a passion. However, when we were offered a key to review Isonzo, I looked at the trailer and thought it looked quite fun. The game certainly lived up to the trailer, I love this game.

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One key element that attracted me was the realism the gameplay gives. For example, as mentioned above, most shots are one-hit kills. You are very lucky if you survive a hit, in which case you’ll need to bandage up fast before you bleed out. You can also heal your teammates as they’re passing by. There are no medic-type classes in this game, it’s mostly all about all-out warfare. So you won’t see any revives in this game like you do on Battlefield, for example. There are quite a few classes to choose from, ranging from your basic front-line soldier, marksman, assault, and engineer just to name a few.

This is not Battlefield

The game itself is pretty simple to work out. Just a few simple key bindings that you need to learn/get used to. The game has quite a few different modes and the developers are still adding new ones, for example a recent featured mode was Ascent. Opposing teams had to fight their way to either staying on top of a cliff, or fighting their way up to destroy the objective.

It’s a pretty intense game mode that will see you checking over the cliffs a lot if you’re defending. You’ll also think twice about climbing up the cliff when you see the opponents not only raining bullets down on you, but rocks too! For me personally, I prefer the Offensive game mode. This mode sees players right in the middle of key offensive moments in history on the Italian Front. This is a mode where one team attacks, the other defends points of the map. Should the attackers overcome the defense, they will progress onto the next area of the map. It’s similar to a mode in Battlefield games which I think is called Conquer, but I can’t remember off the top of my head.

Shoot, duck, dive.

There’s also quite a few different weapons to get used to, as well as unlock whilst you progress through the player levels in the game. Not only that, each class has its own level and as you score more points in a class, such as building defenses, or destroying objectives and opponents, you will level up and unlock new weapons and equipment.

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The graphics are great but do take note that they’re not mind-blowing. They are excellent and the game ran like a dream on my PC at 4K144Hz. I think I was sitting around 100-110fps on average, but I don’t tend to watch framerates unless I see the game stuttering. That was not the case with Isonzo, it’s buttery smooth.

Another strong point this game has is the audio. I can’t say for definite as I’ve never been on a battlefield or fought on the front line, but I am pretty sure it sounds very authentic. I had a headset on whilst playing and I was so immersed into the game that I could almost feel each bullet flying passed my head.

Conclusions

Overall I found Isonzo to be a very good game. I am not usually one to go for multiplayer PvP games, but this was very fun. One major point I must add also, is the community are very friendly. Everyone is there just to have fun playing a game, I did not witness one moment of toxicity from the community.

Even if you’re a noob, no one gives you a tough time. The game is pretty easy to work out though. If you wish to learn more about this game please check out the Steam Store page.

I score Isonzo a 10/10!

A code was kindly provided for us to review this.

We Score This Game

rating score: 10

Absolutely Fantastic!

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