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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 There's a three-level help available for every puzzle
Valiant Hearts: The Great War Windows Careful timing is needed at the frontline
Valiant Hearts: The Great War PlayStation 4 Emile meets Freddie, an American, at the train station. He is in a bit of a scuffle with some French troops.
Valiant Hearts: The Great War Windows This time we've got some dynamite to throw

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Valiant Hearts: The Great War Screenshot
Valiant Hearts: The Great War Screenshot Boom!
Valiant Hearts: The Great War Screenshot That machine houses toxic gasses.
Valiant Hearts: The Great War Screenshot

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User Reviews

Great game plagued by poor controls iPad patrick selten (2351)

Critic Reviews

XboxAchievements Xbox One Jun 24, 2014 90 out of 100 90
411mania.com PlayStation 3 Jul 11, 2014 8.5 out of 10 85
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jun 27, 2014 82 out of 100 82
GameZebo Windows Jul 04, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PixlBit PlayStation 4 Nov 05, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameZebo PlayStation 3 Jul 04, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jun 24, 2014 73 out of 100 73
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Xbox 360 Aug 05, 2014 70 out of 100 70
4Players.de Xbox 360 Jun 24, 2014 70 out of 100 70
Absolute Games (AG.ru) PlayStation 3 Aug 05, 2014 70 out of 100 70

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