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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Jun 25, 2014
    94
    A great story. Touching, brilliantly developed end elegantly depicted. Ubisoft shows once again that video games are indeed art and a great storytelling medium.
  2. Jun 26, 2014
    90
    Valiant Hearts accomplishes what only a small number of games can: it educates you on the highs and lows of a significant event in history, while creating a tragically beautiful game experience.
  3. Oct 21, 2014
    90
    The five hours or so of gameplay that you’ll get from a single playthrough are rewarding and memorable, with that fantastic storyline backing up some great puzzling action.
  4. Jul 8, 2014
    84
    A story-driven journey through a war that's been overlooked by video games.
  5. Jul 9, 2014
    80
    Valiant Hearts strikes a difficult balance in depicting the horrors of war and the hope that peeks through its cracks, but it does so with grace.
  6. Jul 10, 2014
    70
    Often more engaging than its simple puzzles should allow it to be, the presentation and variety of gameplay ideas go a long way to making this an impressive, if small, adventure.
  7. Jul 17, 2014
    50
    Visually, the game is crisp, but looks to me like a glorified flash game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 39
  2. Negative: 1 out of 39
  1. Jun 26, 2014
    10
    Superb. Art style, story, minimal game play. It really is a beautifully made game and more its simplicity, it is probably my game of the yearSuperb. Art style, story, minimal game play. It really is a beautifully made game and more its simplicity, it is probably my game of the year so far.

    Great price too!
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  2. Jul 7, 2014
    10
    What a really, really great game. I love historical war stuff and this game is full of fun World War I historical bits of true info (a blastWhat a really, really great game. I love historical war stuff and this game is full of fun World War I historical bits of true info (a blast for any historical buff). At first glance, it seems like a plain side scrolling game like any other. After playing it for a few minutes, I was hooked and what I thought was going to be just a few minutes of play time ended up being hours and hours (and then day after day) of some great puzzle solving fun that I never dreamed could be implemented into a side scrolling program (this is like The Cave except easier on the puzzle solving. The game truly puts you into the atmosphere of the struggles of WWII I. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you' ll be excited one moment only to be challenged the next with a new puzzle. And the puzzles don't get old even though many are variations of others. Of all the thousands and thousands of games I've played, Valiant Hearts will always be one of the most memorable, fun and great side scrolling puzzlers I've ever played. For the $10 it costs, it would be sad for you to turn this precious gem of a game away. Kudos to the developer for doing everything right! My only (small, small) complaint is chapter 4 which makes you start at the beginning to go through a somewhat tough and lengthy level if you don't complete it. But this is really a small complaint on something which has offered me days and days, weeks and weeks of fun for a few dollars. It's worth $10 just to try it even if you don't end up liking it. The PopUp historical info is a sheer delight!! A must for any historical buff (but I think I already mentioned that). Expand
  3. Mar 29, 2015
    10
    Today I finished Valiant Hearts: The Great War, and could not be happier with what I experienced. I bought this game a while back played justToday I finished Valiant Hearts: The Great War, and could not be happier with what I experienced. I bought this game a while back played just over 50%, and stopped for no apparent reason. Today I decided it was time to finish it. Even though I hadn't played it in a few months I was able to jump right back into the story and feel like i never stopped playing. This games ability to tell a story is right up there with Telltales the walking dead game. Although there were times where I did get very frustrated I really enjoyed my experience in the game and i would recommend it to anyone who loves a great story. Expand
  4. Nov 9, 2015
    9
    This is a good game for kids under 10. It has a beautiful soundtrack and great history lessons. Because this is supposed to be a light-heartedThis is a good game for kids under 10. It has a beautiful soundtrack and great history lessons. Because this is supposed to be a light-hearted game, it often chooses to hide away from emotional moments and replace them to silly Benny Hill routines. Adults may find the gameplay a bit too repetitive and the story too silly. Obviously, we're not the target audience. Expand
  5. Jul 4, 2014
    9
    It is almost impossible to look at the game and not smile or enjoy what has been made. For anyone who enjoys a good story with lovableIt is almost impossible to look at the game and not smile or enjoy what has been made. For anyone who enjoys a good story with lovable characters i strongly recommend this, yes it can be repetitive in some areas but what game these days isn't. It's never a boring game and if the story or gameplay doesn't keep your eye then you can lay back and listen to the breathtaking soundtrack. For under 20$ and up to 8 hours of playtime this is a puzzle adventure game that knows what it is and will never let you forget it was made from the heart. Expand
  6. Dec 14, 2016
    9
    juegazo , le he puesto un 9 por lo que transmite el juego tanto con la historia como con la banda sonora que es absolutamente brutal y tejuegazo , le he puesto un 9 por lo que transmite el juego tanto con la historia como con la banda sonora que es absolutamente brutal y te puede saltar las lagrimas en ciertos momentos...graficamente es normal,nada de 3d ,pero eso en el futuro le vendra bien por que se podra jugar en cualquier epoca al no depender de los graficos. Expand
  7. Jan 22, 2017
    0
    Ubisoft, gros éditeur triple A, fait aussi dans l'indé de merde de temps à autre pour la gamelle. En effet pourquoi ne pas exploiter ce filonUbisoft, gros éditeur triple A, fait aussi dans l'indé de merde de temps à autre pour la gamelle. En effet pourquoi ne pas exploiter ce filon qui se développe en deux coups de cuiller à pot, surtout avec Soldats Inconnus ce jeu flash immonde en 16 couleurs ? D'autant qu'il s'agit de la Première Guerre Mondiale tout de même !... et quelle infamie ce jeu neuneu, quelle naïveté ! c'est la guerre mais on ne tue personne. Très crédible.

    On résoud par contre des tas d'énigmes à la mords-moi-le-noeud avec un clébard. Très important le clébard dites-moi : c'est lui le vrai héros en fait. La Première Guerre Mondiale n'est pas un sujet à traiter de façon aussi légère, simpliste et à côté de la plaque. Visionnez le documentaire Apocalypse pour vous en rendre compte : on ne badine pas avec un évènement qui a changé la face du monde et façonné le 20ème siècle et au delà. Soldats Inconnus est une insulte aux soldats et aux morts en plus d'être une daube minable.
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