Valiant Hearts: The Great War™ / Soldats Inconnus : Mémoires de la Grande Guerre™
Valiant Hearts : The Great War is the story of 4 crossed destinies and a broken love in a world torn apart. Dive into a 2D animated comic book adventure, mixing exploration, action and puzzles. Lost in the middle of the trenches, play as each of the 4 strangers, relive the War and help a young German soldier find his love.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (4,575 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 25, 2014

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"A puzzle game, that while heavy on the educational aspects, had a genuinely touching story with an ending that brought me to tears."

About This Game

“CHARMING AND DEEPLY MOVING” –IGN

“INTRIGUING AND EVOCATIVE” – DESTRUCTOID

“A GORGEOUS AND EMOTIONAL JOURNEY” –IGN.COM

“VALIANT HEARTS IS TREMENDOUSLY EXCITING” - XBOX ACHIEVEMENTS

“UBISOFT’S LATEST BIG PUSH ON THE DIGITAL FRONT.” - EUROGAMER


This is the story of crossed destinies and a broken love in a world torn apart.
All of them will try to survive the horror of the trenches following their faithful canine companion.
In Valiant Hearts, the lives of all these characters are inextricably drawn together over the course of the game. Friendship, love, sacrifice and tragedy befall each one as they help each other to retain their humanity against the horrors of war.

Key Features



An animated comic book adventure

From the green forests of the French countryside, to dank trenches and snowy fields, go back through history in this emotional adventure game delivered with a unique tone and art style.

A mix of exploration, action and puzzles

Move into action and help your heroes survive the Great War by solving puzzles or sneaking through enemy lines… live a touching and comical adventure.

Follow the stories of these Valiant Hearts...

Lost in the middle of the trenches, play each of these characters and help a young German soldier find his love!

… And their faithful canine companion

With the help of your trusty companion’s canine sense of smell, send him through barbed-wire obstacles and shell holes to solve puzzles or avoid enemies… Rely on him: this dog will be your best friend!

Relive the Great War

This fictitious story takes you back to famous WW1 locations, like Reims or Montfaucon, revisiting historical battles on the Western Front, such as the Battle of the Marne or the Battle of the Somme!

Powered by UbiArt Framework

Valiant Hearts makes the most of the UbiArt Framework and its motto “Bringing Art to Life”. This powerful engine provides the ability to transfer creative concepts and bring them to life in video games.

A team of senior artists at Ubisoft Montpellier

Small is beautiful: a small but highly talented team, including the Audio and Art Directors of games such as Beyond Good & Evil and Peter Jackson’s King Kong, and key level designers on Rayman Origins and Rayman Legends.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3 or Windows Vista SP2 or Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8 (both 32/64bit versions)
    • Processor: Intel Pentium IV 630 @ 3.0 GHz or AMD Athlon64 3000 + @ 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8800 GT or AMD Radeon HD2900 XT (512MB VRAM)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
    • Additional Notes: Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse required, optional Microsoft XBOX360 controller or compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3 or Windows Vista SP2 or Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8 (both 32/64bit versions)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 @ 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon64 X2 3800+ @ 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce 9600GT or higher, AMD Radeon HD3850 or higher (512MB VRAM with Shader Model 4.0)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
    • Additional Notes: Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse required, optional Microsoft XBOX360 controller or compatible
Helpful customer reviews
17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
33.2 hrs on record
Soldats Inconnus : Mémoires de la Grande Guerre

首先游戏让我想起了早些年的一部很法国的动漫电影-<Les triplettes de Belleville>疯狂约会美丽都,
因为这游戏也是少见的有着法式幽默和动人情怀的游戏。
其次说说游戏名字的问题,虽然这游戏有英文名和法文名但,个人感觉完全不一样,
就英文来看 -勇敢的心 伟大的战争却和游戏内容多少不协调,
虽然我还没有玩完,但就前面内容来看游戏的反战思想是很明显的,这一点从片头动画足矣见得。
因而就法文的翻译名称应该是-无名的战士:大战记忆,我相信更为贴切。
最后呢,为了不造成剧透的影响就不说什么游戏内容了。推荐给喜欢这类动画风格游戏和对一战感兴趣的玩家吧。
Posted: October 4
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Great game that should be given as learning material in the schools for the new generations.

More like this please.
Posted: September 28
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Valiant Hearts: The Great War™ is absolutely amazing!

The story is based on the first world war told by an awesome voice acting storyteller. You gonna play alot of different characters in the game but all of them are well connected with the main story. Basically the story is about Karl finding a way back to his family after he got separated and deported to serve the german army. To me the game tells and teach much more than that Valiant Hearts made me realize once more how important family and true friends are. It also shows how unnecessary war is you are just a fighting slave fighting for other people interests, killing people who never wanted any war, people like yourself, people you would probably consider as friendly or even your friend. Beside from that the game is a little history lesson you can find a lot of facts happend during the first world war. The gameplay is quit simple for a puzzle adventure game at the same time well conceived. It force you to think without being unfair or unnecessary hard. For myself I can say the gameplay was entertaining from beginning to end. Who ever was responsible for the design of the game made a great job the levels are lovely created. One more point I wanna mention is the wonderful music fits perfectly to the atmosphare. You gonna be golden with Valiant Hearts: The Great War™ if you looking for a game with a good story and fun gameplay.
Posted: October 9
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Valiant Hearts is touching adventure set during the First World War. It follows characters across the frontlines as they search for family. Puzzles build delicately and are relatively clever by the end of the six hour story. Characters are joined by a well-used dog that can retrieve objects and pull levers, allowing for some nifty solutions. Aside from some unfortunate gamey elements, such as dodging carpet bombs or ridiculous QTEs, this is a tale worth experiencing.
Posted: October 18
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Visually stunning but lacking in quality mechanically. The story I absolutely love. Overall this is a GREAT game. 7.5/10
Posted: October 4
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
10/10 would cry again.
Posted: October 5
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Despite this being an Ubisoft game it turned out much better then I expected. The visuals were unique and the controls were very easy and straight forward. I am not much of a puzzle gamer but all the puzzles in this game tend to be quick and are rarely tedious. They generally do not impede the flow of the game or the story.

They brought in some great ideas in the fields of sneaking and driving. The driving parts although few and far between (and short lived) were by far my favourites. They were fun and brilliantly put together.

I did encounter some bugs that stopped the progress of the game but considering how frequently the game saves for you its not an issue.

What surprised me the most was the story and history lesson about one of the ugliest and costliest wars this world has seen. You do start to care for the characters and the game threw one or two curveballs I really was not expecting. Throughout the game you find trinkets and receive automatic journal entries that detail some information on the life of a soldier at that time, how they survived, the sordid conditions they had to endure etc.

Its a quick game to work through and I have no regrets on picking it up.
Posted: October 12
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
A beautiful and touching adventure game set in the WWI. Somewhat similar to Machinarium. Puzzles can feel a little forced sometimes, but not in a bad way.
Posted: October 4
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Sometimes a game will have a standout moment, the kind that makes you wish so dearly that EVERYONE could be watching or experiencing it right now, the kind that makes you want to point at it and go, "look at how incredible this medium can be at its very best!". Valiant Hearts is a good six-or-so hours which is full of that kind of feeling. The puzzling is fairly light on, and feels slightly repetitive by the end, but the wonderful presentation and execution imbued throughout makes it rise far above any faults that I could possible find with it. This is one of 2014's essential titles.
Posted: October 17
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.4 hrs on record
There is a particular elegance to the design and storyline to this game. This game made me laugh and cry. Well done, Ubisoft. This is a very satisfying and refreshing game to play. Great soundtrack, to boot..
Posted: September 29
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
This game is absolutely awseome! If you enjoy puzzles and learning some WWI history, I highly recommend it!

Just FYI it uses uPlay DRM. I know some people don't like it, but it has yet to cause me any trouble.
Posted: October 5
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Valiant Hearts is by far the most meaningful game I have ever played. Valiant Hearts brings a whole new perspective to war than just shooting aimlessly at enemies. Very few games are successful at showing the impact war has on people, this game does it perfectly. Valiant Hearts is a puzzle adventure game with an incredibly deep story. There are five main characters who you will get to know and love ranging from a German soldier to a French doctor. One of the most striking aspects of this game is artwork, the cartoon feel can take you from the beautiful rural France to deep underground trenches with bodies lying lifelessly. The puzzles are fairly easy overall but I feel the game main focus is on the story. I recommend this game for gamers who like a good story. I would also like to say that FPS players should give this game a shot as they might learn a thing or two...

8.5/10
Posted: October 10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
I cried
Posted: September 29
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
The gameplay switches between adventure game styled puzzles to several types of timed sequences and on-rail events. Some sections were a bit rough and required a bunch of tries but the game was never frustrating or difficult. Great story and really cool art style help make this a game I can easily recommend for just about anyone.
Posted: October 19
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
amazing story and creative puzzles. I get bored easy in video games but this had me completely emersed the whole way through.
Posted: October 11
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
A brilliant game that will pull your heart through an emotional journey filled with excitement, joy, and finally tears. War makes men mad. Appreciate your life, folks.
Posted: October 15
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
C'est bon.
Posted: October 19
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
So beautiful emotional game :'(
Posted: October 13
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
If the world had more games like this, noone would ever even consider waging war again.

Artstyle 5/5

Atmosphere 5/5

Sound 5/5

Gameplay 5/5

Characterdesign 5/5

Leveldesign 5/5

Story 5/5

Controls 5/5

One of the best 2D sidescrollers ever made.
Posted: October 12
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Without a doubt, the best game dealing with war ever made. The story is both epic and personal. Loads of history, and amazing vignettes, one after the other. The 4 main characters and the dog, all without voiced lines, convey such amazing personality and emotions. The game is split up into 4 chapters and each of those into 10-30 min 6-8 part sections that make the game easily to play in short spurts.

The gameplay itself has a lot of clever puzzles that usually aren't overly difficult and many have to do with timing as well as logic. None are every exceedingly difficult and there is a hint system that is available.

The graphics and artwork are probably in the top 10 of any game i've played. I thought child of light was beautiful but man ubisoft went even further with this gem. The music is also perfectly moving at every step.

Every single gamer should play this for a whole host of reasons, which i think the nearly unanimous praise for this game is a sound testament to.
Posted: October 9
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