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Valiant Hearts: The Great War

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Description

Following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28th, 1914 Germany declared the war on Russia and the whole Europe was dragged into a global conflict. Families were separated, fathers and sons killed in battles by enemy or in trenches by diseases. The game, inspired by the letters written during the Great War follows the stories of several people whose tragic destinies become intertwined as the war drags on.

The game has four playable characters. One of the many Germans deported from France, Karl is separated from his wife Marie and son Victor and forced to join the German army, while Marie's father Emile is drafted into the French army. Freddie is an American volunteer who seems to have nothing to loose, and Anna is a Belgian student looking for her father. There's also Walt the dog that will aid the characters on multiple occasions.

Gameplay-wise it is essentially a mix of side-scrolling adventure with a lot of puzzles and a straightforward action game. During "adventure" segments the player guides one of the characters though a series of obstacles using their unique abilities. The puzzles include manipulation with objects, helping out people, sneaking past guards or enemies etc. Action sequences vary from dodging enemy bombs to driving a tank amidst a heated battle.

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Valiant Hearts: The Great War Windows Sneaking behind enemy lines
Valiant Hearts: The Great War Windows Freddie can cut the barbed wire
Valiant Hearts: The Great War iPad One of the few driving missions. Tap on the left side to steer into that direction, tab right to go the other way.
Valiant Hearts: The Great War Windows As the war begins, Karl is deported from France and separated with his wife Marie

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User Reviews

Great game plagued by poor controls iPad patrick selten (2202)

Critic Reviews

XboxAchievements Xbox One Jun 24, 2014 90 out of 100 90
Mouse n Joypad Xbox One Jul 01, 2014 75 out of 100 75
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jun 24, 2014 73 out of 100 73
Absolute Games (AG.ru) PlayStation 3 Aug 05, 2014 70 out of 100 70
Absolute Games (AG.ru) PlayStation 4 Aug 05, 2014 70 out of 100 70
4Players.de PlayStation 3 Jun 24, 2014 70 out of 100 70
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Aug 05, 2014 70 out of 100 70
4Players.de PlayStation 4 Jun 24, 2014 70 out of 100 70
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Xbox One Aug 05, 2014 70 out of 100 70
4Players.de Xbox One Jun 24, 2014 70 out of 100 70

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