The critically acclaimed Valkyria Chronicles is now available on PC in 1080p True HD, including all previously released DLC!
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Release Date: Nov 11, 2014

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The critically acclaimed RPG Valkyria Chronicles invades PC in 1080p True HD!
All previously released DLC included

Set in a fictitious continent reminiscent of the 1930s, Valkyria Chronicles depicts Europa, divided and ruled by two super powers: the Empire and the Federation. The Empire has set its sights on invading the principality Gallia, which shares its borders with the two superpowers, in an attempt to secure an invaluable natural resource, Ragnite. Within this struggle a hero named Welkin, and his fellow soldiers of the Gallian Militia, ‘Squad 7’ are fighting back against the invasion and the Empire’s attempts to unify the continent under its power.

During the ensuing war, Squad 7 discovers that the Empire possesses a secret weapon, known as the “Valkyrur” – an ancient race with special powers thought to exist only in legends. With this new discovery, the fate of Gallia’s ability to defeat the Empire and save the lives of the Gallian citizens…

  • “CANVAS” graphics engine: A unique engine that produces breath taking images that look like watercolour paintings in motion.
  • “BLiTZ” tactical battle system: Experience strategic maneuvering of units combined with conventional RPG gameplay, all layered on top of the moment to moment action afforded by real-time controls as players command each squad member and tank in battle.
  • Epic storyline: Players will immerse themselves in the epic struggle for freedom, as the fate of the world lies in the hands of Welkin and the members of the 7th platoon.
  • Customisation: Over 100 customisable characters allow players to create a variety of platoons to suit each battle’s needs.
  • Beautifully rendered battlefields: Players explore 30 different environments, using unique terrain features to gain advantages in battle.

Additionally this brand new PC digital version comes bundled with all previously released DLC, including:

  • Hard EX Mode (harder versions of skirmish missions in the main game)
  • Edy’s Mission “Enter the Edy Detachment” (a side story campaign)
  • Selvaria’s Mission “Behind Her Blue Flame” (a side story campaign)
  • Challenge of the Edy Detachment (six challenge missions)

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo @ 2.0GHz (or equivalent)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 240 (or equivalent)
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo @ 2.8GHz (or equivalent)
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 (or equivalent)
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
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Rem's Life Matters
17.0 hrs
Posted: August 26
Played through this once already on ps4 and decided to buy it here too. This game makes me want to drink bleach and put my balls through a meat grinder sometimes. but at the end of the day it is very well done. My only complaint is that I feel the fantasy in this game goes overbored sometimes but that fact does't really matter too much.
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paradiuz
12.6 hrs
Posted: August 26
I love this game but could you make it save automatically!?
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podsaurus
9.9 hrs
Posted: August 25
I do not like this game and how it plays. There are no tactics it is simply trial and error. Fail and keep failing missions until you know exactly where the enemies are and what type of enemies they are. Then you scout rush and ignore all other enemies so you can quickly cap the objective. Rinse and repeat. Sure you can take your time and have half you team die but rushing is optimal to minimize losses. Don't bother moving Welkin around either because if he dies it's game over. Funny that you're forced to use him every mission in his tank and yet the best thing you can do is NOT use him!

What I was looking for was a strategy game that you have to adapt to survive. This is not the case. There is one maybe two optimal ways to complete a mission and that's it. There is no room for creativity. I could take the full twenty turns to complete a mission with no deaths and mostly hotshots clearing out all enemies. Do you get a high rank for being thorough? No you get high rank for rushing and barely engaging enemies.

I wanted to like this game I really did and I gave it a fair shot but I just can't wrap my head around this game and how to play it. It isn't fun for me.
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mcbargava
8.5 hrs
Posted: August 25
A good port and game.
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mackgeofries
21.5 hrs
Posted: August 23
I've bought this game 4 different times. Twice on PS3, the remastered on PS4 and now Steam. Such a beautiful game that combines tactics and strategy with real time battle. Love it. Hopefully I'll finish soon...
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luna
9.2 hrs
Posted: August 22
From what I've played of this game it is amazing. Great characters and story. Fun yet challenging gameplay. Edy. What else do you need in a game? Though not the best game for people looking for fast paced shooters, the game is still very fun and rewarding. I would highly recommend if you are willing to put the time in.
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Presotn Garvey
34.2 hrs
Posted: August 21
I managed to save all of those gallian settlements without the help of the General.
I had also shown welkin the art of marking them on your map.
Speaking of which, there's a settlement under imperial attack, here, I'll mark it on your map.
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Verdeleon
0.4 hrs
Posted: August 21
All Cities are named after Dutch cities.

Originality 11/10 -IGN
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Phoenixlight
5.6 hrs
Posted: August 21
I would strongly recommend watching some gameplay of this on youtube before buying it. It's turn based combat which isn't what it looks like from the store page. There's an awful lot of pointless cutscenes but you can skip all of them.

Also, the audio starts off being way too quiet for the voices (can't adjust) then completey goes.
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Fackles
57.9 hrs
Posted: August 20
This is a highly polished, turn-based strategy rpg. The story is great, and it's easy to become attached to the main characters, and to become invested in their struggle. I'm a huge fan of the animation style, which reminds me of Wind Waker.

The combat is highly tactical, and it's a lot of fun to plan out a strategy and carry it out successfully. Each turn, there is a limited amount of commands to give out to your soldiers. You have to decide who to move where, and whether or not they should attack an enemy unit. You have to carefully plan when to be safe and when to charge in. You are quite often at a disadvantage in numbers, so your strategy must be superior to the enemy's strategy.

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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
41.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Duration: 40 hours (main game without extras)

Playing Valkyria Chronicles is like watching a Studio Ghibli TV series where in each episode there is a tactical battle that is played in FPS turn-based mode. Without doing a full review the story was top notch and one of the best I've ever experienced in a video game. The art style and animations were top quality and the voice acting was also pretty good. Much of the game will be spent watching these cut scenes which explains the massive 26GB harddrive space needed.

The tactical combat was fun and a wide variety of missions is thrown at the player. The game starts off easy showing you the ropes before you put your team together Jagged Alliance style. The characters have a wide variety of personalities and the game is not without humour.

For the actual combat you have a number of command points to move your characters and issue orders. Once selected it turns into a First Person Perspective for movement. Characters have a finite number of action points to spend moving and get one attack per activation anytime during their move. The blend of FPS and turn-based tactical is unique and flows very well. Defensive fire keeps the tension up.

In between battles there is the headquarters where you can assign experience to your classes, buy R&D, equip found weapons, and a number of other strategic tasks. There are also skirmish battles you can reply if you find your experience of money lacking.

A few negatives keep this from becoming a 10. First are the tank controls. Moving the tank in FPS mode almost works but takes a while to get used to. I spent a couple activations early on spastic-ing in place while trying to inch forward. Sometimes the controls are hard to move forward just a little to repair sandbags or disarm mines.

Another negative is the mid-game battle versus the giant tank which was almost depressing. Aside from that though, the battles were great. It was almost information overload once the headquarters is introduced, although it doesn't take long to understand and get into it.

All in all, the graphics, art style, story, squad-building tactical fun is like nothing I've ever played before. After 40 hours I was sad to see the story end although it did so with Ghibli delight. Overall I have no difficulty recommending this game. 9/10.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
20.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
>Be me
>Playing the Batomys mission
>Everything is going smoothly, almost done
>Then suddenly that's when things go south fast
>Selvaria appears
>♥♥♥♥ing Selvaria
>She rips through my comrades in mere seconds
>My team mates fired everything they had at her but with no luck
>The screams, oh God the screams they made when Selvaria got them
>Their dying words still haunt me to this day
>I still hate Selvaria to this day
>Haven't played since

10/10 would get ptsd again
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
51.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
RIght up there with Fire Emblem in terms of strategy and thinking so that all of your characters dont die horribly.
It also has the mandatory anime beach scene
10/10 would take my tank to the beach again
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Valkyria Chronicles is the bset rpg strategy game you can play, i remember the first time i played i was back in 2010 on ps3 i did beat it of course and after i did i went and watched the anime and both are great i would recommend anyone to play this. this games has a well balance of action, romance and drama, but for people who dont have time to play the game just watch the anime the anime is just as good as the game since the anime still follows the story. i would give this game a solid 10/10 same with the anime.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
34.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
I managed to save all of those gallian settlements without the help of the General.
I had also shown welkin the art of marking them on your map.
Speaking of which, there's a settlement under imperial attack, here, I'll mark it on your map.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
61.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Story:

In an alternate universe Europe is undergoing WWII due to a lack of a multipurpose energy resource called ragnite. The neutral country Gallia is invaded by the Empire for its rich ragnite resources or so it seems . The main characters, Welkin and Alicia, end up leading Squad 7 and take part in various military campaigns. As the war goes on the true motives for the Empire's invasion are revealed.

The story is told through episodes. Some of them you play and some you just watch. It is kind of like an anime and there are even filler episodes you can buy responsibly with your military funds, one of which is the anime required beach episode. You can rewatch episodes but you cannot replay campaigns. The only campaigns you can replay are the bonus skirmishes, most of which resemble the actual campaign you played.

Gameplay:

This is a turn based RPG, however you have full control of your character (a unit of your squad) and can aim with them too. There are 6 classes: Scout, Shocktrooper, Lancer, Engineer, Sniper, and Tank Commander. Scouts can move the farthest in one turn and spot enemies more easily than other classes, they have a weak but accurate gun and their defense is low. Shocktroopers can move a low to medium amount in one turn, their defense is good and they can carry a powerful machine gun and flamethrower. Lancers cannot move very far but they are effective against tanks. I believe they can also get a variant of their weapon that makes their lances (rocket launchers) have a wider spread for groups of enemies. Engineers can refill ammo and repair guard towers, sandbags, and tanks. They can heal more effectively too. Snipers cannot move very far and have low defense. In the first half of the game they are pretty much useless because they will ALWAYS miss. Later on you can upgrade your sniper rifle with Aim stat A and they will be pretty useful then. Tank Commanders will always be in their tanks. You will get 2 tanks in the game but in the first half you can only control 1. Tanks can kill other tanks and groups of soldiers and they can break down barricades. You can also use it as a shield for your troops in the back and you get smoke rounds later on.

Although you can aim in this game it does have random elements (RNG). Most enemies will die when you shoot them in the head with a shocktrooper or scout but some will dodge randomly. Lancers and Snipers will frequently miss even on later stages when you have your weapons upgraded. It is not too big of a downer but on the last stage you might have to shoot an armored enemy and they only shot the target 1 out of 4 times. That is 3 turns wasted. Tanks can also shoot armored enemies but they take 2 CP (turns) rather than 1 CP. I said "might" because there is a chance that the boss won't activate those armored enemies (another random element). On a reload he did not and I was able to finish the boss on that turn.

You level up and purchase upgrades for the entire class rather than individual characters. In my opinion I love that feature because you can play the game without too much fuss. YYour squad members can die but you can save them if you get to them in less than 3 turns, complete the mission or reload a save from before. But you get an achievement the first time one of them dies so I was OK after one of mine died. The princess even gives you an award. Joking aside it was kind of sad when my squad member Coby died because they each have their own story and personality shown by their dialogue and unique abilities. Some characters unique abilities and they like certain people. When they are by a person they like (as a friend or love) they get status up. I believe status up makes them less likely to miss or raises their defense. I am not too sure. The character like system doesn't really get in the way of the game but it would help those that wish to use it. Each class also has certain abilities that are unlocked as you level up in addition to the unique ones. While some unique abilities simply give them a status up others change the gameplay. One unique ability, "Hard Worker", allows the character to shoot again. Another one allows you to instantly heal. Certain class abilities can increase damage, or allow better tank repairs. There are some bad abilities too. One called "Moody" prevents you from doing anything on your turn. Some characters are also racist or sexist and will get a status down by the type of person they hate, including Darcsens, women or men.

This is a fun great game and it really is fun planning your moves. The ability to move your character and aim with them is a plus. I only like RPGs if they allow you to control your character in some way, like Mario & Luigi. There is even a New Game Plus. This is definitely a buy.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
57.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
This is a highly polished, turn-based strategy rpg. The story is great, and it's easy to become attached to the main characters, and to become invested in their struggle. I'm a huge fan of the animation style, which reminds me of Wind Waker.

The combat is highly tactical, and it's a lot of fun to plan out a strategy and carry it out successfully. Each turn, there is a limited amount of commands to give out to your soldiers. You have to decide who to move where, and whether or not they should attack an enemy unit. You have to carefully plan when to be safe and when to charge in. You are quite often at a disadvantage in numbers, so your strategy must be superior to the enemy's strategy.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
21.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
I've bought this game 4 different times. Twice on PS3, the remastered on PS4 and now Steam. Such a beautiful game that combines tactics and strategy with real time battle. Love it. Hopefully I'll finish soon...
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
All Cities are named after Dutch cities.

Originality 11/10 -IGN
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
WHY YES I DO THINK THE LANCER CLASS IS QUITE PHALLIC WHY DO YOU ASK
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