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 76 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

69%

Critics Recommend

Based on 76 critic reviews
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Ofisil

Top Critic

6 / 10
Jan 20, 2019

Valiant Hearts: The Great War is an extremely linear, extremely easy, and extremely… okay adventure game that deals with the real, non-romanticised side of the first World War. Sadly while a product that's deeply engrossing, technically flawless, and simply beautiful to look at, its core, the story and characters, doesn't manage to ever become the riveting war drama that it is supposed to.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2018

Playing Valiant Hearts now feels like a crime, but being on the Switch is a boon for this wartime marvel.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2018

Valiant Hearts: The Great War presents us the grim side of World War 1 which is now thankfully a thing of the past. It looks pleasant and this Nintendo Switch port seems to have fared better than Child of Light despite running on the same game engine, so if you are seeking a brief interactive story, this gets a solid recommendation.

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8 / 10
Nov 22, 2018

Valiant Hearts: The Great War brings an involving and touching experience about World War One to the Nintendo Switch under the guise of a point and click game with puzzles to solve. While this aspect is not the strongest tenet of the game, as its puzzles could use a greater level of challenge, the game delivers everything else in a near flawless way, thanks to its well-devised plot, exquisite cartoon and comic book inspired visuals and overall message, which will go straight to the core about that devastating conflict.

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Valthiel

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2018

Valiant Hearts: The Great War on Switch adds nothing new, but it is - like four years ago - the same wonderful game.

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Unscored
Nov 19, 2018

If you are like me and missed out the first time around, Valiant Hearts: The Great War is an absolute must-play for puzzle-adventure games and history enthusiasts.

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5 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2018

I give Ubisoft Montpellier a lot of credit for taking a level-headed look at a period of history that usually gets overshadowed, but the gameplay didn't get nearly as much attention as the aesthetics. If the puzzles had been more unique or interesting they could've propped up the story instead of dragging it down to mediocrity. Instead Valiant Heart turns one of the greatest conflicts in human history into a dull, repetitive chore.

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8 / 10
Nov 14, 2018

Valiant Hearts: The Great War is an elegant mix of 2D adventuring, simple logic-based conundrums, and effective storytelling. Its puzzles are a little uninspired, while the game's QTE segments can grow rather tiresome. But Ubisoft Montpellier has told a poignant story with real spirit and invention, and that makes this an easy one to recommend.

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8 / 10
Nov 13, 2018

Four years after its original release, Valiant Hearts celebrates the centenary of the Armistice with this Switch release. With the same strong experience remaining unchanged, it still is a pleasure to (re)discover Emile or Kurt's destinies, tahniks to the beautiful UbiArt Framework. With only two bonuses taking the form of an animated comic book and a regular artbook, Valiant Hearts still deserves another look, whether or not you already experienced it.

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8.8 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2018

Valiant Hearts: The Great War is both touching and educational, a rich experience that lives between two worlds: comics and videogames.

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