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Valkyria Chronicles (PlayStation 3)

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Valkyria Chronicles is a tactical role-playing game set in Europa, a fictional version of Europe, in the year 1935. At that time, the Imperial Alliance invades the Atlantic Federation of the west. Their war will soon encompass all of Europa, including the peaceful nation of Gallia. While small in size, Gallia is known for their rich deposits of ragnite ore, a powerful source of fuel and medicine. When the Galian town of Bruhl is invaded by Imperial Forces, Welkin Gunther, his sister Isara, and friend Alicia Melchiott, take up the fight against their foreign conquerors, joining the Gallian Militia, in this WWII-style game.

The player commands his forces through an overhead map, selecting units, and controlling them in a real-time 3rd person view. Taking on the enemy is done with a variety of units classes, including the Shocktrooper (basic soldier), Scout (excellent movement & sight), Lancer (anti-tank), Engineer (repair, resupply, mine defusal, and more), and the deadly Sniper.

This PS3-exclusive title features an art style best described as anime in watercolor.


Valkyria Chronicles PlayStation 3 Tank's weakest point is the rear generator... use your engineers to repair damaged tank.
Valkyria Chronicles PlayStation 3 She's asking your input about her swimsuit attire
Valkyria Chronicles PlayStation 3 Game elements and interface is made as a story from a book.
Valkyria Chronicles PlayStation 3 Romance on the battlefield.

Alternate Titles

  • "戦場のヴァルキュリア: Gallian Chronicles" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Game Shark Dec 23, 2008 A 100
Playstation Universe Nov 24, 2008 9.5 out of 10 95
IGN Australia Oct 29, 2008 9.1 out of 10 91
GameSpy Nov 04, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gamervision Nov, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Gaming Target Nov 19, 2008 8.9 out of 10 89
SegaFan.com Jan 20, 2011 8.7 out of 10 87
Fragland.net Nov 15, 2008 86 out of 100 86
GBase - The Gamer's Base Nov 13, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Console Monster Nov 01, 2008 85 out of 100 85


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1001 Video Games

Valkyria Chronicles appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


Shuntaro Tanaka, the game's director, previously worked on SEGA's Skies of Arcadia, which might help explain why Vyse and Aika (the stars of that game) make a cameo on Valkyria Chronicles as two recruitable soldiers for the Gallian Militia. They are classed as a shocktrooper and scout respectively, and their bio briefly states that they hail from a strange country "far from Europa" but otherwise make no mention of their past with the Blue Rogues.


  • GameSpy
    • 2008 – #6 PS3 Game of the Year
    • 2008 – PS3 Strategy Game of the Year
    • 2008 – Best Original Soundtrack of the Year

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Doppelgamer (270) added Valkyria Chronicles (PlayStation 3) on Feb 01, 2009