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Description

Vandal Hearts is a turn-based strategy RPG. It follows a fixed plot-line with set battles, focusing more on strategic elements than adventure elements.

The combat takes place in a series of 3D grid based maps and each character in the party has a certain amount of movements they can perform each turn. As the game progresses, other characters join and leave the party and as they increase in level they can progress along different paths of development. Between each battle there is a cut scene that develops the plot using the same 3D engine as the combat (and often the same areas).

In between battles you have the opportunity to talk to people in cities as well as purchase different equipment for the up coming battles.

Screenshots

Vandal Hearts PlayStation The villagers are under a spell, destroy the statues, but spare the villagers
Vandal Hearts PlayStation Attacking a Clay Golem
Vandal Hearts PlayStation Town options
Vandal Hearts PlayStation Intro

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Alternate Titles

  • "ヴァンダルハーツ ~失われた古代文明~" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Vandal Hearts: Ushinawareta Kodai Bunmei" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Medieval fantasy at its best. DarkDove (70) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
Good strategy game that keeps you coming back for more. cimerians (51) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Jul 15, 1999 A+ 100
Game Revolution Apr, 1997 A- 91
Legendra Jan 05, 2010 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
RPGFan Nov 20, 1998 82 out of 100 82
IGN Apr 09, 1997 8 out of 10 80
Game Critics Jan 07, 2002 8 out of 10 80
GameTrip.net Jan 16, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Edge Jun, 1997 8 out of 10 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Oct 16, 2005 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Mar 27, 1997 7.1 out of 10 71

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Trivia

The intro song in the U.S. release of the game is in Croatian.

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Fafnir (105) added Vandal Hearts (PlayStation) on Apr 04, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (190119) and Terok Nor (26168)