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Operation Valkyrie is a famous plan of the German Resistance to overthrow the tyrannical Nazi government. Standartenfuhrer Gerhard Mayer, a patriot who works in Reich Security Head Office learns that Gestapo has tracked down the conspirators.
Release Date: Feb 13, 2009
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About the Game

Operation Valkyrie is a famous plan of the German Resistance to overthrow the tyrannical Nazi government. Standartenfuhrer Gerhard Mayer, a patriot who works in Reich Security Head Office learns that Gestapo has tracked down the conspirators. He does everything possible to make the investigation assigned to him and tries to mislead Gestapo in order to help the Resistance to overthrow the Nazi regime and stop the war.

Key Features:

  • Detective adventure game in historical surroundings.
  • Photorealistic high-definition graphics.
  • Full immersion into historical atmosphere, with an option to play in black and white movie style.
  • Wonderfully detailed locations, dozens of characters, spy mini-games.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Pentium IV / Athlon 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.5 GB
    • Video Card: 256 MB 3D video card (Geforce 4 / Radeon 9500, resolution 1280x1024 or higher)
    • DirectX®: 9.0
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 17 people (59%) found this review helpful
53 products in account
18 reviews
6.6 hrs on record
Good Premise, mediocre execution. Having not played a point-and-click since Titanic, over 14 years ago, I thought I'd try this as the WW2 spy theme seemed interesting. Sadly, it proved nearly unplayable. Someone experienced with this sort of game may do fine, but I struggled to figure out what I was supposed to do and eventually gave up. You have to do so many boring tasks to get something simple done, as if they tried to prevent the game from being to short, instead of making a better longer game. Example (MINOR SPOILERS): struggle to set up spy camera with correct lens (no instructions given), tripod too low for view out of window (seriously?), go back to office and search for taller tripod, try camera again only to find steam from leaky pipe in nearby building blocking view, find someone to fix pipe...take photo...develop photo (no instructions given), give photos to your boss who does not accept them because you apparently had to take more photos (this was never made clear). The game is full of this, tedious and not enough guidance or help. The voice acting is very mediocre (why get sleepy americans to do german voices?). There were also some problems with screen resolution and loading crashes. All in all a pity, as this game clearly had some potential, with great and historically authentic looking visuals. If you like the subject material and have a lot of experience with these sorts of games, you may like it, otherwise, give this a miss as there are probably much better point-and-click games out there.
Posted: December 5th, 2013
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
146 products in account
16 reviews
31.7 hrs on record
I'm so extemly aroused by the main character of Gerhard Meyer in his uniform that I can't properly focus on the game.
Posted: December 27th, 2011
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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1 review
17.0 hrs on record
Excellent game, especially for history buffs.
Posted: November 15th, 2011
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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3 reviews
14.2 hrs on record
Placed in 1944 Mayer, a Gestapo soldier, is attempting to hide his love for men with his never ending flirting with females. Engage in awkward dialogue and confusing puzzles in order to suceed with the plan to ki- TO BE CONTINUED.
Posted: November 1st, 2011
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
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495 reviews
11.8 hrs on record
A Stroke of Fate: Operation Valkyrie is a typical point-and-click adventure containing dry, emotionless, and uninspiring voice actors. They really should have done the game in German with English subtitles or at least cast actors with German accents. But even then, when you supply actors with no personality, it wouldn't have mattered much.

The story takes place after the failed attempt of the original Operation Valkyrie and you play the role of an SS Officer with a secret desire to carry on the mission. Many of the clickable objects provide a mini 1940s German history lesson. It's slightly interesting, but the storytelling is pretty bland making this a boring experience overall.
Posted: February 18th, 2013
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