Valiant Hearts: The Great War

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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 iPad Level select
Valiant Hearts: The Great War Windows German mustard gas machine (must be historically correct)
Valiant Hearts: The Great War Windows As the war escalates, we see more and more gruesome scenes
Valiant Hearts: The Great War Windows Found one of collectible items

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User Reviews

Great game plagued by poor controls iPad patrick selten (2260)

Critic Reviews

XboxAchievements Xbox One Jun 24, 2014 90 out of 100 90
GameZebo Xbox 360 Jul 04, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameZebo PlayStation 4 Jul 04, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameZebo Xbox One Jul 04, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mouse n Joypad Xbox One Jul 01, 2014 75 out of 100 75
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
4Players.de Xbox 360 Jun 24, 2014 70 out of 100 70
Absolute Games (AG.ru) PlayStation 4 Aug 05, 2014 70 out of 100 70
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Xbox 360 Aug 05, 2014 70 out of 100 70

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