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 (10,062 reviews) - 95% of the 10,062 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 25, 2014

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About This Game






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

    • 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
    • Storage: 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
    • 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
    • Storage: 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
120 of 131 people (92%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
26.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
One of the best all around adventure story games released in the last few years. A mix of a beautifully composed musical score, stellar artwork, great story, impressive puzzles, and real life historical content. This game actually made me think about the collectibles and ponder the historical facts as much as I did the story at times.

Set during World War I (The Great War), Valiant Hearts gives you a look at individuals in war and how this particular group of individuals finds themselves connected. A German man married to a French woman who is forced to go back to Germany and fight. His father-in-law forced to fight for France. An American who befriends the Frenchman. A female doctor that finds herself crossing paths with all of them. Then there is Walt, the war dog, who becomes their ally, friend, and savior at times. While they all may battle for different reasons, countries, or leaders, they all care for one another. They all find ways to help one another overcome struggles, support one another in troubles, and connect to one another as humans rather than enemies.

While the art style is cartoonish, you feel immersed with its very stylized and life-like animation. Faces and body language are done well so that you can see the story without having to hear dialogue. Even most of the speech bubbles are only pictures to give you clues as to how to solve the puzzles, or where you should go. The puzzles that are incorporated into the gameplay are interesting and clever at times. They aren't overly difficult, but a few make you feel like you figured something clever out. They are easy enough to keep frustration low and you focused on the story.

Besides puzzles there are quite a few action sequences. This makes the genre tip a bit away from a point and click adventure as it would seem from the outside. These action sequences aren't hardcore fighting, or anything extremely daunting, but there is a lot of interacting with objects and other people in the game to push it away from a traditional puzzle solving adventure game. You even have a pet dog named Walt that you can have fetch you items, pull levers that you can't do, or have him distract an enemy while you slip in and steal something you need. It adds a nice change to just simply having to solve puzzles in the old fashioned way. You can actually die in the game as well, although it is only about 2 seconds of time lost if you do. Dodging bombs, bullets, and even driving sequences become part of some action sequences that keeps you on your toes and gives certain battle heavy chapters more immersion. Then there is what many may feel is annoying, the doctor rhythm quick time event sequences. They aren't difficult to pass, but can seem annoying to some with slow reactions.

Within the game there are dozens of collectible items that are some of the best collectibles for any game I have ever played. Each chapter has 4-6 of them where you must find items that are pieces of war memorabilia. You will find things from war helmets, dog tags, items that soldiers made themselves to pass time, and even things like bars of soap. Each items carries with it an explanation of its historical uses in the war. You will see some very interesting and thought provoking items here. Sometimes you will find old letters from soldiers to family, or wives. Everything is quite interesting and adds a lot to the overall feel of the time period and the war. Some of these items are even from contest winners who shared things their ancestors had with them during The Great War and were used in the game. All of these are materials and collectibles you will want to read, and find not for some Achievement and completionist ideal, but because they are just that interesting that you want to see what their story is. They put a human face on the war with a bit of a shared humanity and recognition. They make you consider what it was like to be a soldier based on the things they carried, and this is why they are such a great addition. These are items that we can understand because they are simple and we can put them into the context of how they were used while in the battlefield.

On top of all these collectible items you get historical data that will explain the real life battles that you are playing in the game, talk about all aspects of war from the economics, farming, civilian life, military police, and many, many others. All this additional material is fascinating and a phenomenal addition to the game. Some of these items, or histories had me pondering war and just how horrible it must have been as a soldier in these battles. Trench warfare, the weather, barbed wire, the mud. Even the idea that they were fighting in mines underground where enemies would set explosives below them to have them crushed. They really tried to give you a sense of the reality of it in this material.

Valiant Hearts is a complete adventure game that excels in all areas. It is a polished experience with lovely art, a soundtrack worthy of separate purchase, and a “feels” story. It has some of the best collectibles and supporting material of any game I have played. I would recommend this game to any fan of story games. Especially those of you that like to feel some emotion. Point and click gamers should be fine with it, but realize that there will be some action sequences that you may get a bit frustrated with if you don’t have OK reflexes, but I would still give it a chance because it is worth it.

Included are 3 card drops. There are NO Steam Achievements in the game because...this is a uPlay game. It does have uPlay Achievements, but who cares about those. uPlay I had to go online just to paste the CD key in after I bought it, then I put it in offline mode immediately and never had to go back online. The game will start from your Steam Library, although it will launch uPlay before running the game every time. Since I already have about 5 uPlay games I have no issues with it. If you do then either buy it on a console, directly from uPlay, or don't buy it at all. Your loss. ;)
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137 of 157 people (87%) found this review helpful
66 people found this review funny
26.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
I’ll have you know, I finished this game and I only cried for 20 minutes.
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76 of 79 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Valiant Hearts: The Great War is a puzzle adventure game, developed and published by Ubisoft, being released in 2014, on PC, PS3, PS4, 360 and Xbox One, and with a further port to Android and IOS. Valiant Hearts is also made by the same team that developed another original IP from Ubisoft, Child of Light.

Gameplay wise, whilst this is a puzzle adventure game, there are no really generic puzzles, and they are only puzzles if you think about it specifically when you are playing. The game takes place during "The Great War", and you play the role of a couple of different characters throughout the story, an American soldier named Freddie, a Belgian Nurse named Anna, a Frenchman named Emile, and his German son-in-law, Karl. All four of these characters have their own story and all cross paths throughout the game. At the core, the game is a side scrolling adventure game, as you have to either find certain items to progress, solve puzzles or defeat bosses. A lot of the game is also revolved around avoiding fire fights with enemies, so using bunkers and trenches to avoid fire is also something you should get used to. Each of the characters also has their own special ability. Anna is able to heal patients via a quick time event; Freddie is able to cut through barbed wire, whilst Emile has a spade which allows him to dig tunnels in the ground to get around certain obstacles.

The graphics in Valiant Hearts are very nice. Whilst they are not high quality ultra-realistic, they do present a nicely drawn out look to the game. These are some of the best 2D graphics I have seen in a game and they really fit the setting well.

Valiant Hearts also has one of the most compelling and interesting stories to be seen in a very long time too. As you play as all four main characters, you learn about their history and how the war is affecting their lives, more than the expected misery. This game will pull on your heart strings and may even bring a tear to your eye at parts. You get attached to all of the characters instantly and will be immersed completely into its world.

This is another game that has a major role in it for a narrator, and most of the story is told through his voice. The main characters in the game, whilst they do speak, they don't speak very much. The story is mostly told through their facial expressions and the narration. The rest of the sound effects are really good too, there are plenty of ambient sounds in each level to really draw you further into the immersion to make you feel like you are actually there in the trenches. A couple of the levels also have some classic musical sound tracks, such as the can-can when you are escaping Paris as Anna.

Valiant Hearts is not a difficult game to complete; all of the puzzles are easy enough that you can work them out without much effort, but not so easy that you can breeze through without any thinking involved. Sometimes the most difficult aspect of the game can be when you are trying to maybe go a little bit too quick for yourself and end up running into bullets when you should really be taking it a little bit slower and hiding in cover. I think if the game had incorporated puzzles which were too difficult, that it may have ruined the immersion of the game if it forced you to look up guides to progress. The fact that even I (someone who is horrendous at puzzle games) was able to finish the game without a walkthrough just shows how easy the game can be.

This games levels are so widely explorable, and there is so much to find and interact with too. You can get some form of dialog out of the majority of the other characters in game, but nothing more than maybe a few special grunts, or speech bubbles with pictures in, which maybe a clue of some form for your puzzle, or something completely unrelated. Each level also has a couple of hidden objects which you can set out to find, these bear no influence on the game play, and are merely there for the complentionists.

Valiant Hearts is split into four chapters, and a full play through of all four chapters took me just under ten hours, for me that is the absolute perfect length for any story driven game, as it allows all of the loose ends to be tied up sufficiently and still leaves you wanting just that little bit more. There are achievements in the game, but are not linked to Steam since this uses uPlay, but you can go off hunting for them too. There is however no reason to play it through for a second time, the story is linear and will not change in anyway depending on how you play.

I didn't have any technical problems whilst playing. The game has full controller support, but also works perfectly well with a keyboard and mouse. I personally went with the controller just for the ease of being able to sit back in my chair and enjoy the story. The game did not drop below 60 fps at any point and has a really nicely built in auto save feature too. Some people may be put off with the need for uPlay to play, however it's not exactly like its intrusive when you are playing, and it’s simply not a major problem; so please don't be put off by the DRM on the game.

I loved this game, it was one of the few games I was able to get fully immersed into and played it from start to finish in one day - I just had to find out the ending of all the characters. I completely and utterly recommend Valiant Hearts to anyone; this is a must play game for me even if you aren't a fan of adventure puzzle games, you will still enjoy it immensely.

Tom's Score Card
1) Stay away
2) Only recommended when on sale
3) Recommended
4) Highly recommended
5) This is a must play

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66 of 74 people (89%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Emotionally compromising & marinated in history // Recommended for those looking to feel something

+ All narration is performed with feeling enough to convince the listener of its sincerity
+ Music is exceptional, and manages to draw the player in with a reserved intensity
+ 'Facts' pages about the war can be accessed via the main menu; they are educational, enjoyable to read, and do well to follow the events of the Great War
+ Hints are available to the player if they stall in a puzzle's progression
+ There is an admirable variance to gameplay mechanics; refrshingly new perspectives, objectives, and means to progress the story are often introduced
+ Myriad collectibles can be collected throughout the adventure, and all can be revisited through the menu, sporting historical annotations that are short and worth the read
+ Frequent respawns; this is especially important in the action-heavy sequences, as it detracts from the frustration and encourages experimenting with how to go about a problem
+ Ambient audio is superb
+ Plot sports a depth of emotion that does well to keep the player invested
+ There are a series of repeating minigames that break up the pace in an agreeable fashion
+ Animations and artistic design mesh perfectly with the atmosphere of the title; the cartoony style does not take away from the emotional nature of the story in the slightest
+ Character development is managed without any real dialogue, and the storytelling is all the more impressive for it
+ Puzzles can often be challenging, but never so much as to become frustrating or redundant

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29 of 30 people (97%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
1- Buy the game
2- Play to the end
3- Try not to cry
4- Cry a lot
5- Appreciate the art, the gameplay, the music
6- Cry again
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