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Valiant Hearts: The Great War

Ubisoft, Ubisoft Montpellier
Jun 24, 2014 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Strong

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

68%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
7 / 10
PC Gamer
65 / 100
IGN
7.7 / 10
GamesRadar+
3.5 / 5
Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Game Informer
7 / 10
Polygon
8 / 10
GameSpot
8 / 10

Valiant Hearts: The Great War Review Summary

StrongCritic Consensus

Valiant Hearts: The Great War is a very emotional game about the horrors of war. With what critics agree as a fantastic art style and an at times challenging gameplay, this game is certainly worth playing


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Critic Reviews for Valiant Hearts: The Great War

While Valiant Hearts struggles to make sense of itself as a game, in its odd, playful innocence and in its focus on four friends (and a dog) it at least offers a fleeting human perspective on a new kind of war that turned out to be far, far worse in its mechanised violence than anybody was quite expecting.

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Visually stunning but mechanically lacklustre, Valiant Hearts gets in the way of its own storytelling.

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IGN

7.7 / 10.0
Daniel Krupa

Valiant Hearts is an adventure more interested in exploring the effects of war, than having you re-enact the violence.

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The subject material is ghastly, but Valiant Hearts has the right mix of emotion and entertainment to make enduring the Great War worthwhile.

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A heavy-handed but impressively sincere attempt to tackle a subject most other games would never dare, with the end resulting being both affecting and entertaining.

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While the puzzles and story aren't especially rewarding, the overall tone is still interesting and successful

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Valiant Hearts is an effective, playable history lesson

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With beautiful art, a sentimental story, and gameplay that emphasizes helping people rather than killing them, Valiant Hearts: The Great War is a refreshingly different kind of war game.

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OpenCritic Coverage

11-11: Memories Retold is a new WWI game from the Valiant Hearts devs

11-11: Memories Retold is a new WWI game from the Valiant Hearts devs



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