Valkyria Chronicles 4

Valkyria Chronicles 4 Reviews Summary

Opportunity for Ingenuity
Engaging Story
Between Battles

Summary: While Valkyria Chronicles 4 isn't flawless, critics are praising the deep strategy gameplay that Valkyria Chronicles brings to the battlefield.

Rating Summary

Based on 97 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

85%

Critics Recommend

Based on 97 critic reviews
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No Recommendation / Blank
Oct 9, 2018

A breathlessly brilliant tactical RPG, it's just a shame that Valkyria Chronicles isn't quite as assured off the battlefield.

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86 / 100
Sep 21, 2018

Combines robust storytelling with consistently inventive, surprising missions. Not just a return to form, but a new series peak.

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Tom Marks

Top Critic

8.7 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2018

Valkyria Chronicles 4 is the sequel I've been waiting for, returning to the roots of what made the first game so special. It adds a handful of new and interesting mechanics to its tactical battles, nearly all of which improve the formula in tangible ways, but otherwise plays it fairly safe. The story can feel a little bit impersonal and disconnected from the rest of the series, but the way it makes even the smallest characters important and alive is remarkable. It's great to see the Valkyria Chronicles series back on track, as it's still one-of-a-kind.

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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

8 / 10
Sep 25, 2018

More a remake than a sequel but still a welcome return for one of the most original and distinctive genre mash-ups of recent years.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 10, 2018
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9 / 10.0
Sep 10, 2018

This is a fantastic return for a series that has been struggling with its identity. Large maps and interesting abilities give you the freedom to explore different strategic opportunities, and your ingenuity pays off with enticing rewards

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Unscored
Oct 2, 2018

Valkyria Chronicles 4 certainly has some interesting elements, things that have the potential I feel to move strategy gaming forward.

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8 / 10
Sep 10, 2018

With a strong return to its unique strategy roots, Valkyria Chronicles 4 is the franchise's golden ticket to Valhalla.

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Unscored
Sep 10, 2018

Valkyria Chronicles 4 is a confident game that doesn't always earn its bravado. It is beautiful, thrilling, and paradoxically fractured. But if you're able to endure the clumsier scenarios, you'll find a rousing war story with plenty of challenge.

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Sep 27, 2018

Valkyria Chronicles 4's cel-shaded graphics look sharp as ever on the Nintendo Switch, and the tactics provide a sturdy challenge over the course of more than 60 hours of gameplay. Alas, the cast and the story don't quite measure up to the original. If this is indeed a true revival for Valkyria Chronicles, I hope the next entry finds a new and interesting spin on the somewhat tired Second Europan War.

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