Valiant Hearts: The Great War
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
Top Critic Average
Valiant Hearts is an adventure more interested in exploring the effects of war, than having you re-enact the violence.
Visually stunning but mechanically lacklustre, Valiant Hearts gets in the way of its own storytelling.
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.
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.
The subject material is ghastly, but Valiant Hearts has the right mix of emotion and entertainment to make enduring the Great War worthwhile.
While the puzzles and story aren't especially rewarding, the overall tone is still interesting and successful
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.
Valiant Hearts is an effective, playable history lesson
There's no other war, or game, quite like this.
Ubisoft Montpellier's take on the first World War is a surprisingly heartfelt adventure.