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  • Summary: 11th November 1916, a young photographer leaves Canada to join the Western Front in Europe. The same day, a German technician is told that his son is missing in action on the front… They will discover the reality of war, crossing paths, on the front, and the rear, trying to preserve their11th November 1916, a young photographer leaves Canada to join the Western Front in Europe. The same day, a German technician is told that his son is missing in action on the front… They will discover the reality of war, crossing paths, on the front, and the rear, trying to preserve their humanity for their loved ones in the face of disastrous events… If they can come back. At 11am the 11th Day of the 11th Month of year 1918, they will face the biggest decision of their lives… This is the moving story of the end of World War One. [Bandai Namco] Expand

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11-11: Memories Retold - 17 Minute Gameplay Trailer | Gamescom 2018
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. 100
    11-11 Memories Retold is something precious; it’s a rare foil against the lies about war that filth like Call of Duty and Battlefield get away with far too easily.
  2. 90
    Though it might lack typical challenge, 11-11: Memories Retold is a journey that is absolutely worth taking. An affecting and tragic look at war from the perspectives of two soldiers who seem least keen to wage it, this is pretty much essential for anybody with a heart.
  3. Nov 19, 2018
    80
    It wants its audience to switch lenses, zoom in and accept that war involves relatable individuals on all sides. No matter the uniform they’re wearing, or where they’re from, they bear the burden of choice and consequences at a personal level, carried out in seconds and minutes, just like us.
  4. Nov 7, 2018
    78
    It's not the most engrossing narrative I've ever experienced, but it's certainly incredibly memorable. I enjoyed all of my time with 11-11: Memories Retold and can heartily recommend it to the narrative adventure fans, or anyone who just wants to see a game rendered in an incredibly unique art style. I can't wait to see what kind of game Aardman makes next.
  5. Nov 9, 2018
    75
    11-11 Memories Retold focuses on two different fates and is more intimist than Valiant Hearts: the Great War. It takes some distance with historic reality to tell a well written and luminous tale. Maybe too luminous, though.
  6. Nov 14, 2018
    70
    As Valiant Hearts or This War of Mine, this game wants to show the most painful side of the war. Harry and Kurt are two characters with good stories and drawn like a Monet canvas. But some clumsy puzzles and predictable situations do not let them reach higher.
  7. Mar 5, 2019
    60
    Even though visually pretty, I found the game lacking serious depth when it came to the story, and consider that there were not enough points in the game for me to emotionally connect to either of the characters. When you take into consideration that plot twist is very predictable and that the game can be finished in less than one day, this game does offer a different perspective on the WWI from the other games currently on the market, but it won’t leave a lasting impression on you, it will become just a fleeting memory.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jan 24, 2019
    10
    A game about war for those who don't like the shooting and drama of most war-games. This game shows the feelings of ordinary people during aA game about war for those who don't like the shooting and drama of most war-games. This game shows the feelings of ordinary people during a war. I really liked that you can play with a Canadian as well as with a German. There are many side-quests and collectibles and different story options so the game has a high replay-value. Expand
  2. Nov 9, 2018
    9
    I had the opportunity to review this game in my native language. I am not very into adventure games like this but i was really suprised afterI had the opportunity to review this game in my native language. I am not very into adventure games like this but i was really suprised after finishing the game. Here is my final verdict translated into english:

    "The game is one big salutation to all livings who died in first world war. Using the unique graphic style, authors perfectly described the true face of war, its story and the consequences. Story won't let you stay emotionless during all possible endings. It will make you think about yourself in same situation, what would you do, how would you act? Several endings will cause mixed emotions like empathy, anger, sadness, relief in you. Probably the only things you will regret after finishing the story are that game finished so fast and decisions almost don't affect the story until the very end."
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  3. May 19, 2019
    7
    Storytelling is impressive. Dubbings are successful (especialy Elijah Wood). The sound and art design is great. BUT Gameplay mechanics is notStorytelling is impressive. Dubbings are successful (especialy Elijah Wood). The sound and art design is great. BUT Gameplay mechanics is not what I want. The puzzle structure is very simple. The animations are insufficient. AS A RESULT, 11-11 Memories Retold is an interesting game with its story, its narrative style. Expand

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