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.
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Release Date: Jun 25, 2014

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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
    • 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
    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
    • 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
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justdiscoveredfire
( 9.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Absolutly LOVED this game, both fun and very educational and tells a very emotional story based on actual letters from the Great War. Feels like you're living through a children's book, but one with a very artistic and powerful tone to it that makes the gamer take it seriously. It makes you wander through the destruction and horror that scarred the earth in the years of 1914-1918 which shall remain as one of history's most crucial and pivotal time period. This game is EXTREMELY emotional, and I finished the game crying. A true masterpiece of what educational games should be. If I were a history teacher, I'd have my students play this to learn about the Great War. Like I said, this game is a Masterpiece and shall remain as memorable and heartwarming one. Follows Emile, a grandfather and a father-in-law to a German Soldier (Karl) as he fights in the French Army and endures the horrors of one of greatest conflicts that has forever shocked this world to its deepest core. Loveable characters with simple yet fun gameplay and a story that every gamer must play through. Warning: You will cry playing this game, trust me. If you think the endings to both the Last of Us or the TellTales Walking Dead are sad and emotional. This one tops them both combined.
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Mattosaurus Rex
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
11/10 would cry again
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Holedigger999
( 9.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Valiant Hearts is an absolutely incredible game. It's the only game I really felt I needed to review.

The Story
The story is the sole reason why you need to play this game. It follows a small group of people, each of which had separate lives at the start, and shows the war through each of their perspectives, how it affected them, and how it caused them to come together. Valiant Hearts does an excellent job at conveying the characters and really makes you feel deeply for each one. It spends lots of time showing the horrors of war and all the sacrifices that go with it. Probably the best part about the overall story is that it depicts war not as people vs people, but as a force that craves human death and sacrifice. It has truly changed my view on war, forever.

The Art
The art is absolutely incredible in this game as well. So while the style is somewhat cartoony, the artists selected the perfect color palette to truly sell the mood that this game is going for and prevent it from being light-hearted. That's not to say this game is ALL serious though. There are some small comedic parts that lighten the mood and have some "cartoon physics" in them. You can also just look at the screenshots if you want to know more about the graphics. They're great.

The Gameplay
Unfortunately, this is Valiant Hearts weakest part. There's certainly nothing wrong with the gameplay mechanically, but it can get dull and slow at times. The reason for this slow pacing is to keep the atmosphere serious, realistic, and grounded. While it is a smart move for the atmosphere, the gameplay overall suffers. I personally am ok with this. I do think this is a worthy trade. One nice part of the gameplay is traveling through all the beautiful background environments. They are all gorgeous and they all help build the mood. Just know you won't be coming back to this game for the gameplay like you would for a game like Ori and the Blind Forest.

The Music
This is another high point for Valiant Hearts! The soundtrack is on par with every moment and can really pull you into the action and drama of the world. Hard to say anything else here, just know, its really good.


The Verdict
If there's one thing that I mentioned in just about every section, it was the mood. All the various parts of the game build the mood. Even though it can be rather depressing, its a fantastic experience. Like I said above, it has completely changed my views. Perhaps the story might not hit you as hard as it did to me but, this was the first game ever to truly make me cry. Now I've played some sad games before, but this game, threw me over the edge. It will forever have a special place in my heart.

This game deserves so much more praise and publicity than it has received. Hopefully they will make a part 2!
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Vladislav the Poker
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
I cannot recommend this game highly enough. Beautiful art, incredible story. The most negative aspect is probably the fact that the puzzles really aren't that difficult. That's only a negative if you really enjoy a tough challenge, but if you're just a casual puzzle game player, then it's pretty nice. A must buy.
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Vasco
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
What is there more to say,,, "Beautifully presented a nightmare of World War I". Great job Ubisoft.
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Mr Wolf
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
A sidescroller masterpiece.
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Nick The Communist Prick
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
If I could describe this game.. no, this story in words, it would be with a prayer, a thank you, and my utter an absolute appreciation.


It wasn't like playing a game, it was like watching a story unravel bit by bit, with fact here, and story there, but undoubtedly I know that something similar to all that had happened in this game, must have happened truly or will come to, if not during The Great War.


I can not rate this game a number, all I can do is recommend it so highly it may as well be the only game I would consider a person to see in their lifetime first.


I say this with absolute emotion behind my words, I was gripped and very rarely am I ever by any story, I will say this, if you are not into puzzle gameplay this game may anger you, but please, don't turn a blind eye, seek out a gameplay video of it, if you simply don't wish to play the game, see what it is, what it's story.. is.


I promise you, unless you are depraved of emotions, a sociopath, or just a generally unhuman-human being you will find this story very remarckable.


*I highly recommend this game to anyone and everyone.*


It would do you a dishonor to mention though that *Ubisoft* requires you to log into U Play at least once to play it however, and to my dismay it is the truthfully ONLY bad part of the game itself.


I wept to the entiriety of this story, please see what is in store for you with this game and you will not regret it.
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Brawn Johndo
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Login Simulator 2014. Get rid of Uplay maybe?
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chosenarcher
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really good game.
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Achilles
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
'Haut les coeurs et vive la France!'
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
57 of 60 people (95%) found this review helpful
35 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
A masterpiece. Almost convinced me Ubisoft is a decent company. Almost.
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49 of 51 people (96%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
How to play "Valiant Hearts: The Great War":

Step 1: Lie down.
Step 2: Try not to cry.
Step 3: Cry a lot.

The only game, where it`s worth to instal Uplay.

10/10 would dance to band at train station again.
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26 of 30 people (87%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
I was not ready for the feels. 10/10 would cry again.
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Valiant Hearts: The Great War is a great 2d animated sidescroller game, which will make you relive the war times,

Pros
1) Interesting and deep story which you will take part in with different characters
2) Game teach you about past war events our ancestors lived in person
3) Easy to play (Except some quick time events which require a bit of skill)
4) UPlay points to buy even more content for the game for "free"
5) A great amount of collectibles, which will explain you how war times were
6) Great artistical locations and music

Cons
1) A bit too short, would've loved more content of the game, as it's quite good
2) The feels ! The moment you think it's going to be good, it turns downside

The game uses UPlay client, but it's not even noticeable, and by playing and progressing the game, you even get UPlay points which you can spend on other Ubisoft games to purchase In-Game content.

P.S. Ubisoft did a great job with this game, thumbs up.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
I played this game while I had a cold. By the end credits the tissues were not only filled with mucus, but also tears.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
Intense, touching, emotional. A jump'n'run which not only captivates the player because of its easily accessible layout but also because of its storyline. If you are interested in "the war to end all wars", you will have to get this game.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Wow, what a beautiful game. I really loathe Ubisoft, but I have the utmost respect for Ubi Art. Make sure when you play to try to pick up all collectibles and press TAB to read about them. Read all historical facts and diary entries as they come along. These things gives so much information and depth to the game. I have learned more about WW I than I thought I would and in the best way possible, as a game.

There is a lot of emotional depth as well and we get to understand and feel for all characters in the game.

Highly recommended.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
\"Beautiful & heart breaking .. -- @amarinediary\"
The great war, an horrible moment in mankind history ..
Valiant will make you cry, that\'s it !
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
This is an absolute masterpiece. Every aspect of Valiant Hearts is a work of art. I'm so friggen glad I finally got around to playing this.

If you're 1 of those people protesting against UPlay. Do yourself a favor & move that picket line on to the next game. You're doing yourself a disservice by avoiding this title.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Valiant hearts: The great War... This game will kick your feels HARD. Like really, REALLY HARD.
The gameplay is simple and allow to full immerge in the story, low replayability in itself (only the hunt of the collectibles or wanting to read the story again) but one single play... One single play of this story ALONE is worth in full the cost of the game.

Buy it and play it, you will NEVER regret the money spent for it.


(Only cons: REQUIRES UPLAY TO PLAY IT EVEN ON STEAM... But it's so worth that this should not stop you at all. On a side note I didn't had any issue with UPLAY at all so it didn't really disturbed me.)
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