Valiant Hearts: The Great War

Valiant Hearts: The Great War Reviews Summary

Summary: 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

Rating Summary

Based on 77 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

68%

Critics Recommend

Based on 77 critic reviews
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7 / 10
Jun 23, 2014

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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65 / 100
Jun 24, 2014

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

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Daniel Krupa

Top Critic

7.7 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2014

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

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Jun 24, 2014

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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7 / 10
Jun 25, 2014

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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7 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2014

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

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8 / 10.0
Jul 8, 2014

Valiant Hearts is an effective, playable history lesson

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8 / 10
Jun 23, 2014

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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Jul 1, 2014

Ubisoft Montpellier's take on the first World War is a surprisingly heartfelt adventure.

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Yes
Jun 26, 2014

There's no other war, or game, quite like this.

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