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The Great War: Western Front

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The Great War: Western Front
The Great War: Western Front cover
Petroglyph Games
Frontier Foundry
Release dates
Windows March 30, 2023
Metacritic 70
OpenCritic 67
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Point and select
Genres RTS
Art styles Realistic
Themes Historical, World War I
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The Great War: Western Front is a singleplayer and multiplayer bird's-eye view RTS game developed by Petroglyph Games and published by Frontier Foundry. It utilizes Petroglyph Games's own GlyphX engine.

The game was released on March 30, 2023 to good reception from users as well as critics with some concerns though regarding possible subpar performance.[2][3]

General information

Steam Community Discussions


All versions require Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.

Version differences

Victory Edition includes the base game, a digital field guide, wallpaper collection and the digital soundtrack.
Pre-purchase of the game granted users three days early access.


Type Notes
DLC DLC to upgrade the version of the game to the Victory Edition only.
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.


Type Notes
No microtransactions None

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Victory Edition Upgrade Pack Upgrades the game to the Victory Edition.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Data[Note 1][Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/2109370/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Petroglyph\TheGreatWar\Save
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/2109370/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud


Video options
Video options

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
[5][citation needed]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Exclusive Fullscreen also supported, named Fullscreen.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Controlled by the Render Passes setting which at maximum equals to around 8x anisotropic filtering.[7]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA with no option to disable it.[8]
High-fidelity upscaling
FSR 1.0
Vertical sync (Vsync)
On/Off toggle.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Ray tracing (RT)


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Option available to enable/disable Hardware Mouse Cursor.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support


Audio options
Audio options

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Separate volume sliders available for Master, Music, Gameplay SFX, Ambient SFX, UI SFX and Unit response.
Surround sound
Options to adjust channels and their output levels.
On/Off toggles and subtitles themselves only available for Movie Subtitles and in-game Unit Response Subtitles.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
On/Off toggle named Play Audio When Not in Focus.
Royalty free audio
Enabling Streaming mode prevents all licensed music from playing in all gamemodes.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
1 vs. 1

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio XAudio, Miles Sound System v2.9
Interface Scaleform
Cutscenes Bink Video v2.7i

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4590
AMD FX-8350
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 13 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 780
AMD Radeon R9 390
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Minimum system requirements are for average 30 FPS, 1080p at Low settings. Recommended system requirements are for above 30 FPS average, 1080p at High settings.[9] Additional more advanced system requirements are also available for 1080p, 1440p and 4K all at Ultra High settings at 60 FPS.
SSD is recommended


  1. All configuration files are encrypted.[4]
  2. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  3. 3.0 3.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/2109370/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (2109370) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Verified by User:Mrtnptrs on 2023-03-31
    Confirmed, noted in in-game credits.
  2. Verified by User:Mrtnptrs on 2023-03-31
    Hold 83% review score on Steam as of writing.
  3. The Great War: Western Front review: alternately compelling and exhausting, which is probably deliberate - Rock Paper Shotgun - last accessed on 2023-03-31
    "An accomplished interplay of tactical and strategic challenges with some dissatisfying but thematically appropriate compromises, and poor performance."
  4. Verified by User:Mrtnptrs on 2023-03-30
    Confirmed with launch version, all files in the Data are encrypted and have the .MEG extension.
  5. Enjoyed the demo but I think I need glasses... - Steam - last accessed on 2023-03-31
    "Screenshot of the demo version clearly shows proper support for ultrawidescreen with the UI-position scaling accordingly."
  6. The Great War: Western Front | Official Launch Trailer - Available Now! - last accessed on 2023-03-31
    "This trailer and many other trailers of the game are in native 4K."
  7. Verified by User:Mrtnptrs on 2023-03-31
    Setting Render Passes to Low equals with game's then default AF is equal regarding texture filtering to when setting render passes to low with AF forced to 0x though the graphics control panel. Though, when setting Render Passes to max shows clear AF, which mostly resembles forced 8x AF. Though, have to remark that the Render Passes setting adjusts a lot of aspects of the game's rendering, thus these results aren't 100% reliable.
  8. Verified by User:Mrtnptrs on 2023-03-31
    Artifacts in-game totally does not look like TAA softness and in the registry settings "ScreenAA" is mentioned (set to "1", thus enabled); most likely pointing to FXAA as that is often referred to as "screen anti-aliasing" in the world. Also, foliage shows lots of shimmering with all settings to Ultra and FSR 1.0 off, most likely also ruling out any MSAA and TAA.
  9. 9.0 9.1 LAUNCH DETAILS AND SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS - last accessed on 2023-03-24