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A Stroke of Fate: Operation Valkyrie (Windows)

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A Stroke of Fate: Operation Valkyrie is the first of a series of two games set in World War II, following the story of the German Resistance in 1944. You play this first game in the role of Gerhard Mayer, a member of the SS with a day job in the Gestapo. Disagreeing with some of the heavy-handed tactics of the Third Reich, you get embroiled in a plot to overthrow the Nazi regime and assassinate Adolf Hitler. There are obvious crossovers with the Tom Cruise movie "Valkyrie" although the plot is not identical.

Operation Valkyrie is a standard 3rd person point-and-click adventure game, with a realistic graphical style and a strong historical focus. An option is provided to play the game with black-and-white visuals, to further add to the historical feel. The cut-scenes comprise still pictures in a slideshow format rather than animation. There are a combination of stand-alone logic puzzles and inventory-based puzzles as seen in most recent adventure games. The game ends with a cliff hanger, to be resolved in the second chapter, entitled Operation Bunker.


A Stroke of Fate: Operation Valkyrie Windows Choosing what to wear
A Stroke of Fate: Operation Valkyrie Windows Journal
A Stroke of Fate: Operation Valkyrie Windows Your office
A Stroke of Fate: Operation Valkyrie Windows Car with driver, ready to take you anywhere

Alternate Titles

  • "Архивы НКВД: Охота на фюрера. Операция "Валькирия"" -- Russian spelling
  • "A Stroke of Fate: Operacja Walkiria" -- Polish title

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Absolute Games ( Mar 10, 2009 77 out of 99 78
Meristation Mar 23, 2010 6.5 out of 10 65
Worth Playing Dec 11, 2011 6 out of 10 60
GameBoomers Feb, 2012 C+ 58
Spazio Games Jan 29, 2012 5.5 out of 10 55
Adventure Gamers Jan 20, 2012 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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benito255 (826) added A Stroke of Fate: Operation Valkyrie (Windows) on Jan 21, 2012