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Valiant Hearts: The Great War is a 2D side-scrolling adventure/puzzle game developed by Ubisoft Montpellier. The game is developed within the UbiArt Framework engine and follows five characters of different nationalities during their time spent on the battlefields of World War I.

The game was released in 2014 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iOS, Android, and PC. The game will be released for the Nintendo Switch on November 8, 2018.[1]

In addition to the game itself, the iOS and Android versions of the game feature an interactive comic Valiant Hearts: Dogs of War.

SynopsisEdit

Valiant Hearts follows five characters that are drawn together by one common cause: reunite a young German soldier with his lost love. Taking place between 1914 and 1918 during the outbreak of World War I, the characters must make their way across the war-torn battlefields. Each character can solve a different set of puzzles, such as Emile using a bone as a makeshift lever, and Freddie using wire-cutters to bypass dangerous obstacles.

The game's art style resembles a hand-drawn, comic book style. With exaggerated character designs to create a contrast to the war-torn environments.

Player CharactersEdit

Emile - A French farmer who (After being drafted into the French army) becomes a POW (Prisoner of War). After being saved (By Freddie) begins to search for his Son-In-Law Karl.
Freddie - An American volunteer fighting in the war to avenge his fallen wife.
Anna - A Belgian nurse searching for her father kidnapped by Baron Von Dorf.
Karl - A German, married to Emileʻs Daughter Marie.
Walt - A Doberman pinscher, who interacts with each of the characters during their adventures.

In-Game AchievementsEdit

The game has 20 game achievements that can be fulfilled during gameplay. 10 of these achievements are automatically met over the course of regular gameplay. The remaining 10 goals require additional actions from the player.

Reception Edit

Valiant Hearts: The Great War received "generally favorable reviews", according to review aggregator Metacritic, scoring the game 79/100 for PC[2], 77/100 for PS4[3], and 81/100 for Xbox One versions.[4] GamesRadar called the game’s narrative moving and compelling, [5] while the community on Slant praised striking artistic style and agreed that the game offered simple, but satisfying puzzles.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Child of Light and Valiant Hearts Coming To Nintendo Switch - Ubisoft News Blog
  2. Metacritic: Valiant Hearts: The Great War for PC Reviews
  3. Metacritic: Valiant Hearts: The Great War for PlayStation 4 Reviews
  4. Metacritic: Valiant Hearts: The Great War for Xbox One Reviews
  5. Sullivan, Lucas. Valiant Hearts: The Great War Review
  6. Slant: Valiant Hearts: The Great War - What are the best PS4 games that don't revolve around killing?

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TrailersEdit

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WalkthroughsEdit

Valiant Hearts The Great War - Chapter 1 Casern - Historical Items Guide

Valiant Hearts The Great War - Chapter 1 Casern - Historical Items Guide

GamerU Tips and Tricks

Valiant Hearts The Great War - Crash Site - Historical Items Guide

Valiant Hearts The Great War - Crash Site - Historical Items Guide

GamerU Tips and Tricks

Valiant Hearts The Great War - Chemin Des Dames - Historical Items Guide

Valiant Hearts The Great War - Chemin Des Dames - Historical Items Guide

GamerU Tips and Tricks

Valiant Hearts Historical Items Guide - Neuve Chapelle

Valiant Hearts Historical Items Guide - Neuve Chapelle

GamerU Tips and Tricks

Historical Items Guide - Marne Battle

Historical Items Guide - Marne Battle

GamerU Tips and Tricks

Valiant Hearts The Great War - Historical Items Guide Douaumont

Valiant Hearts The Great War - Historical Items Guide Douaumont

GamerU Tips and Tricks

Valiant Hearts The Great War - How to Unlock the Helpful Laundryman Trophy

Valiant Hearts The Great War - How to Unlock the Helpful Laundryman Trophy

GameruU Tips and Tricks

Historial Items Collectables - Douaumont Fort

Historial Items Collectables - Douaumont Fort

GamerU Tips and Tricks

Valiant Hearts - Historical Items Guide - Marne

Valiant Hearts - Historical Items Guide - Marne

GamerU Tips and Tricks

Valiant Hearts - Historical Items Guide Neuville Saint Vaast

Valiant Hearts - Historical Items Guide Neuville Saint Vaast

GamerU Tips and Tricks