Valkyria Chronicles

Rating Summary

Based on 20 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

89%

Critics Recommend

Based on 20 critic reviews
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8 / 10
Nov 23, 2018

Whether you’re fresh to the series or already experienced Valkyria Chronicles 4 on Switch earlier this year, it’s still worth checking out the original. What it might lack in visual polish it more than makes up for with a rich story, affable characters and satisfying and strategic gameplay. Here’s hoping we see the second and third game make the leap to Switch too.

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8.3 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2018

Being able to play Valkyria Chronicles on-the-go is such a treat and the overall experience holds up beautifully a decade after its debut.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2014

Valkyria Chronicles is an interesting title that certainly takes some of the core ideas of the Japanese role-playing game genre and twists them in innovative ways, but the whole package has not managed to fully capture my attention.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2018

Since Into the Breach hit at the end of August, there has been a barrage of quality strategy games on the Switch, so it can be tempting to skip Valkyria Chronicles. But don't do it. It's a brisk game, and there are some things like the graveyard for fallen troops that I wish were carried into future titles. War may be hell, but Valkyria Chronicles is a little slice of heaven.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 23, 2014

Valkyria Chronicles' engrossing story with beautiful art style and unique gameplay makes this title easy to recommend. Just be prepared for a challenge.

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Dec 1, 2014

It's surprising how well 'Valkyria Chronicles' has aged over the years. Everything from the gameplay and the story, to the graphics and the sound, makes the game a joy to play through. Sega made the right choice in porting this formerly PlayStation 3 exclusive title to Steam, as now an even wider audience than ever before is able to enjoy what is bound to be a classic title.

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9.5 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2014

Now with Steam-PC availability and with low requirements, this classic turn-based tactical role-playing game easily still holds up with the best of them. Save Gallia for the first time or all over again in a nostalgic fantasy.

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4.5 / 5.0
Nov 18, 2014

In its music, writing, art and acting ,Valkyria Chronicles is brimming with the emotional potency to bring a man to tears. It would make an excellent movie if that were all it had going for it, but the story is told in a way that could only work in a video game, and built on a rock-solid framework of deep and challenging tactical gameplay.

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9.2 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2014

If you're a fan of RPGs, you should really check the game out; the story is engaging and the characters are fun, but it's the charming picture-book aesthetic and unique combat system that really make the difference. At a knockdown price with all the extra DLC included, there's really no reason not to give it a go.

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9 / 10
Nov 19, 2014

I had high praise for Valkyria Chronicles when it first came out on PlayStation 3. Even now, I feel that Valkyria Chronicles is a game that deserves to be played by everyone. It's innovative, refreshing and blends different mechanics from other genres exceptionally well.

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