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Vandal Hearts is a turn-based strategy RPG. It follows a fixed plot-line with set battles, focusing more on strategic elements than adventure elements.

The combat takes place in a series of 3D grid based maps and each character in the party has a certain amount of movements they can perform each turn. As the game progresses, other characters join and leave the party and as they increase in level they can progress along different paths of development. Between each battle there is a cut scene that develops the plot using the same 3D engine as the combat (and often the same areas).

In between battles you have the opportunity to talk to people in cities as well as purchase different equipment for the up coming battles.


Vandal Hearts PlayStation The villagers are under a spell, destroy the statues, but spare the villagers
Vandal Hearts PlayStation This creature can raise the terrain and spawn arms that can paralyze the party members
Vandal Hearts SEGA Saturn Title screen.
Vandal Hearts PlayStation In taverns, you can talk to civilians and sometimes receive rare items

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Alternate Titles

  • "ヴァンダルハーツ ~失われた古代文明~" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Vandal Hearts: Ushinawareta Kodai Bunmei" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Medieval fantasy at its best. PlayStation DarkDove (70)
Good strategy game that keeps you coming back for more. PlayStation cimerians (51)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic PlayStation Jul 15, 1999 A+ 100
Game Revolution PlayStation Apr, 1997 A- 91
Legendra PlayStation Jan 05, 2010 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Video Games PlayStation Apr, 1997 83 out of 100 83
RPGFan PlayStation Nov 20, 1998 82 out of 100 82
Mega Fun PlayStation Apr, 1997 81 out of 100 81 PlayStation Jan 16, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games PlayStation Oct 16, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Game Critics PlayStation Jan 07, 2002 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot PlayStation Mar 27, 1997 7.1 out of 10 71


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The intro song in the U.S. release of the game is in Croatian.

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