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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.

Screenshots

Valiant Hearts: The Great War Android The scientist was set free by Freddie
Valiant Hearts: The Great War Xbox One Well done graphics
Valiant Hearts: The Great War iPad Three of the five playable main characters: Emile, Freddie and the dog Walt
Valiant Hearts: The Great War PlayStation 4 Freddie gets to drive a British Mark V tank at one point

Promo Images

Valiant Hearts: The Great War Screenshot
Valiant Hearts: The Great War Screenshot
Valiant Hearts: The Great War Screenshot
Valiant Hearts: The Great War Screenshot

Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "Soldats Inconnus: Mémoires de la Grande Guerre" -- French title
  • "バリアント ハート ザ グレイト ウォー" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Great game plagued by poor controls iPad patrick selten (2378)

Critic Reviews

Engadget Windows Jun 24, 2014 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jun 27, 2014 82 out of 100 82
Giant Bomb PlayStation 4 Jul 02, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameZebo Xbox 360 Jul 04, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameZebo Windows Jul 04, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) PlayStation 3 Jun 24, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameZebo PlayStation 4 Jul 04, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jun 24, 2014 73 out of 100 73
4Players.de Xbox One Jun 24, 2014 70 out of 100 70
4Players.de PlayStation 3 Jun 24, 2014 70 out of 100 70

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Trivia

Awards

  • The Game Awards
    • 2014 — Best Narrative — Won
    • 2014 — Games for Change — Won

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