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  • Summary: The story of crossed destinies and a broken love in a world torn apart. All of them will try to survive the horror of the trenches following their faithful canine companion. In Valiant Hearts: The Great War, the lives of all these characters are inextricably drawn together over the course ofThe story of crossed destinies and a broken love in a world torn apart. All of them will try to survive the horror of the trenches following their faithful canine companion. In Valiant Hearts: The Great War, the lives of all these characters are inextricably drawn together over the course of the game. Friendship, love, sacrifice, and tragedy befall each one as they help each other to retain their humanity against the horrors of war. Expand

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  1. Positive: 21 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Jun 24, 2014
    100
    It sends you digging into the trenches of World War 1, but knows that leaving you to wallow in the mud and blood forever does not grant it emotional maturity. For every dour moment in Valiant Hearts, for every uphill struggle, there is a moment of warmth, of return, and reunion between old friends.
  2. Pelit (Finland)
    Sep 3, 2014
    85
    The game is a moving, stylish experience. [Aug 2014]
  3. Jun 27, 2014
    82
    Valiant Hearts is an emotion-driven and beautifully presented game that deals with World War 1. It combines action-adventure gameplay with great storytelling and imparts knowledge of the historical background. Although the gameplay itself and the puzzles are simple and some action sequences are annoying, Valiant Heart is a clear recommendation for players above 12 years with even the slightest interest in history.
  4. Jun 24, 2014
    80
    A visually beautiful game that deftly moves between moments of joy and moments of tragedy, and ultimately doesn't shy away from the fact that "great" is just about the last thing any war should be called.
  5. Jul 1, 2014
    80
    Valiant Hearts isn't perfect...but it's still pretty great. It may not be completely tear-jerking, but it's still touching. The story may not be one I'll remember in detail decades from now, but it's still strong. The message may occasionally get lost in the gameplay, but it still rings true in the end.
  6. Jun 27, 2014
    80
    Valiant Hearts: The Great War is a superbly titled game. It is a valiant effort at a sincere depiction of war by developers whose hearts were clearly in the right place, telling a gripping story that is still respectful of its source.
  7. Jun 24, 2014
    65
    Visually stunning but mechanically lacklustre, Valiant Hearts gets in the way of its own storytelling.

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  1. Positive: 88 out of 105
  2. Negative: 4 out of 105
  1. Jun 26, 2014
    10
    Saw the trailer, bought the game, and I'm delighted with it.
    Graphic is top of the line. I can't remember when I was last time so amazed by
    Saw the trailer, bought the game, and I'm delighted with it.
    Graphic is top of the line. I can't remember when I was last time so amazed by 2D. It really fits the setting, mixing and changing of colors depending of situation is stunning. Sound effects, while not overwhelming, are done at right times, and done right way.
    Gameplay is also very good, this is a casual game with not too difficult puzzles and arcade sections. Just right. It reminds me a bit of "lost vikings", and I loved that game. Hours of fun on day one :).
    And with a price of 15 euros (live in Serbia) for top product, on day one!!!??? It's a steal :).
    Overall, I'm one (very) happy camper with this buy. Pure 10
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  2. Mar 20, 2020
    10
    Jogo maravilhoso. Terminei ele e o sentimento foi o mesmo de quando joguei Life is Strange. Os últimos minutos do 4º capitulo sãoJogo maravilhoso. Terminei ele e o sentimento foi o mesmo de quando joguei Life is Strange. Os últimos minutos do 4º capitulo são avassaladores, retrata a guerra da forma mais real possível; no final, apenas resta refletir sobre a guerra e o terror que ela traz. Recomendo a todos, vale cada centavo e tempo. Expand
  3. Dec 31, 2014
    10
    Valiant Hearts does what few games dare to do.

    Valiant hearts connects you with people from 100 years ago who served in world war 1, and to
    Valiant Hearts does what few games dare to do.

    Valiant hearts connects you with people from 100 years ago who served in world war 1, and to the wife of a soldier with his life on the line, his baby boy not even taking his first steps when the orders to serve come in.

    Brilliant story telling, amazing gameplay can make you feel the agony of defeat, the sorrow of losing friends and fellow soldiers fighting beside you, and a glimpse of the pain that comes with missing loved ones back home.

    A triumph in game development, a story full of heart, and a rare gem in the game market.

    You don't need to know or even desire to know about the first world war to appreciate this game. This game will make you understand our history better and appreciate the sacrifices made as well as the hardships endured.

    Phenomenal.

    I cursed the war. I screamed at my monitor. I laughed with joy. - And I wept.

    ...To call me a fan of this game after playing it would be an understatement as massive as the first world war itself.
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  4. Feb 4, 2021
    9
    Valiant Hearts - {highly recommend}

    The story of the game is incredibly captivating and engaging, the soundtrack is great, the setting and
    Valiant Hearts - {highly recommend}

    The story of the game is incredibly captivating and engaging, the soundtrack is great, the setting and art are perfect for the context, and it's not too long or too short. The characters are memorable, everything is very good. Some puzzles are well random and difficult just because you don't know what to do, but that's the only flaw in this masterpiece. Worth it, even though it's 2021. If you have a weak PC, don't think twice and give this beautiful game a try.
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  5. Aug 3, 2014
    9
    Although the game mechanics can get somewhat repetitive at times, the story of Valiant Hearts more than makes up for it. I have not played aAlthough the game mechanics can get somewhat repetitive at times, the story of Valiant Hearts more than makes up for it. I have not played a game in years that I reacted this strongly too. The emotions were real. The ability to move further into or out of a scene made a 2D game seem deeper and the artwork is top notch.

    World War I is often overlooked in the game industry in favor of World War II and it is a shame; there is so much to explore. First mechanization, first chemical warfare, flamethrowers and machine guns coming into their own--the innovations are endless.

    Valiant Hearts manages to take a tragic topic and, rather than turn it into a shootout like so many WWII FPS games have lately, delves into the human element by exploring the consequences of the fighting.
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  6. Jul 30, 2020
    8
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  7. Jul 7, 2014
    0
    an amazing game, which shows the first world war with a dark and sad tone, and shows the effect wars had on people.the graphics are justan amazing game, which shows the first world war with a dark and sad tone, and shows the effect wars had on people.the graphics are just amazing. the game uses the ubiart engine great, with great animations. the game looks like a moving painting, and the style really fits the game. the backrounds layers are also really well made and detailed.the story is amazing. the story really shows you the effects the war had, and for a change it doesnt paint one side as "the good side" and one as "the bad side". it just shows the horrible reality war has on both sides.the story is really sad, and yet it manages to bring more happy sections in between the pain and sadness. the characters are great, with everyone of them having a different personality, and none of them fall into regular war stereotypes. the gameplay is a bit easy, but it fits the game perfectly. the games puzzles are good, and the sections between them are awesome. the game also teaches you a lot about the war. the game is full with historical facts to read, and the enviroments are full with touches about the war. the game;s collectibles are also facts about items from the war.
    the only problem with the game is the villan, which felt bland an boring, and wasnt developed well like the other characters.
    overall its an amaing game with a sad story, great characters and fantastick and unique graphics and art style. the game isnt for everyone, but for those who want a game that portrays the horrors of war. i cant praise this game enough so just go and buy it!!!!
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