Valkyria Chronicles Remastered Reviews

Valkyria Chronicles Remastered is ranked in the 94th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
May 9, 2016

Valkyria Chronicles Remastered will draw you in with an interesting story then make you stay with a well crafted lore and some stellar strategy gameplay that still feels fresh today - a testament to its quality - even if it can feel a little old in some places.

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Unscored
May 9, 2016

Anyone who enjoys a challenging yet rewarding tactical RPG should set aside time to play Valkyria Chronicles Remastered, a game that may have no peer in the genre.

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9.5 / 10.0
May 10, 2016

A lack of a total visual overall barely detracts from the fact that Valkyria Chronicles Remastered is a total bargain, and the definitive version of the best in strategy

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9 / 10.0
May 10, 2016

This remaster adds slightly improved graphics and frame rate, trophies and the bells and whistles coming with a modern console release. Arguably, this isn’t an enormous change, but fact is that the original game was already a masterpiece on its own, and Valkyria Chronicles Remastered brings back all that charm. What’s not to love?

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4 / 5.0
May 10, 2016

There should be no doubt that Valkyria Chronicles is a modern classic that has earned each one of its fans and accolades.

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May 10, 2016

While this is easily the best version of Valkyria Chronicles yet, it still doesn't quite live up to its potential.

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Alana Hagues
Top Critic
90%
May 10, 2016

Valkyria Chronicles Remastered polishes up one of the best strategy games in recent memory and brings it to a new console. Buy it now.

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Az Elias
Top Critic
7 / 10
May 10, 2016

Unique in more ways than one, Valkyria Chronicles Remastered should not be missed by any strategy fan, although is perhaps geared more towards those less experienced in the genre. The dark themes are contrasted through a slight anime-styled and humorous set of characters and gorgeous visuals that give off a comic book impression. It needs sticking with in order to reach the meat of the plot, because there is a decent story in there, even if a little predictable. An overreliance on luck and a gameplay design that goes against the nature of skilful strategy in order to achieve A ranks lets it down, but it is a title that is worth experiencing for its clever take on the SRPG formula.

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IGN
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
May 10, 2016

Ultimately, Valkyria Chronicles Remastered is a beautifully crafted and original tactical RPG. While this particular package is lacking in special features, it’s still a perfect opportunity to play a charming cult classic at a budget price.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 10, 2016

If you already own the PC version, the PS4 version doesn’t really add a lot save the enhanced visuals, unless you simply want to own the limited edition tin, or if you simply want to own every version that exists of the game. I own all three versions of the game anyway, so I don’t see why you shouldn’t complete the collection yourself.

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8 / 10
May 10, 2016

Eight years after its initial release, and Valkyria Chronicles remains a thoroughly enjoyable strategy game. Its mix of real-time movement and tactical, turn based decision making still feels unique, and proceedings are carried by a story that blends the harsh realities of war with more intimate, personal narratives. Parts of the remastered package do feel a little worn by today's standards, but those who missed out on joining Welkin Gunther and the gang the first time around should certainly consider enlisting for this return to the battlefield.

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9 / 10.0
May 10, 2016

Though it was received well critically the first time around and became a cult favorite, VC largely flew under the radar upon its initial release. I’m glad it’s getting another chance to shine a generation later.

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Wccftech
Top Critic
8.2 / 10.0
May 10, 2016

SEGA has put together a simple, heartfelt tribute to the original Valkyria Chronicles that feels at home on the Playstation 4. Being able to command the Edelweiss one more time has given me a longing to play through the other two PSP-exclusive entries if they can be given the same treatment. A new Valkyria Chronicles has been a long time coming and having the entire series on one platform would be a dream if given the same high-definition makeover.

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4 / 5.0
May 10, 2016

Valkyria Chronicles Remastered looks fantastic on the PS4, and both its visuals and gameplay hold up well today. It tells a gripping tale of difficult battles and the bonds that blossom from conflict, and it serves up a story that will keep you invested in its development and characters from start to finish.

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8 / 10.0
May 10, 2016

Valkyria Chronicles Remastered is just as great of a game as it was eight years ago. Having it perform better and run smoother is a gift. A few things hold it back from perfection, but I'd rather have a war game strive for something new and risky like this than go with safe boilerplate action sequences. I'm happy Sega took a chance on this one. And maybe if enough people pick this up, the next game in the series will come this way.

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9 / 10.0
May 10, 2016

While Valkyria Chronicles always had presence of a seminal classic, its latest remaster on PlayStation 4 sets it up for a wider embrace. This is the advantage of being favorably advanced or, at least, distant from genre contemporaries; no matter when or where Valkyria Chronicles is found, it can create personal definition on its own beautiful terms.

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78 / 100
May 10, 2016

In the end, this is the best version available of a great game, so if you haven’t played it, and want the most up-to-date/complete version, this is the one for you. Valkyria Chronicles Remastered is highly recommended for fans of Tactical RPGs, JRPGs, or games that uniquely blend gameplay elements to create original gaming experiences.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 10, 2016

Valkyria Chronicles was a joy to play on the PlayStation 4. If you haven't played the game before, now would be the best time to pick it up. If you already have then I probably don't need to convince you anyways. Valkyria Chronicles is just one of those games - the "one in a million" that does something completely different and "sticks". It definitely stuck with me and I sincerely recommend it, especially if you're a fan of unique strategy games. There's a little bit here for everyone, especially those fond of Japanese productions. Now excuse me, I have a war to win!

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USgamer
Top Critic
May 10, 2016

If you're a fan of turn-based strategy games and you haven't played Valkyria Chronicles, you need to remedy that. Valkyria Chronicles Remastered is a great starting point. Veterans should also consider starting up another fight to drink in Remastered's slick new visuals.

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9 / 10.0
May 10, 2016

A great remaster of a timeless classic RPG that must be experienced by anyone looking for a great combat system and memorable characters.

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