The critically acclaimed Valkyria Chronicles is now available on PC in 1080p True HD, including all previously released DLC!
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Very Positive (6,133 reviews) - 92% of the 6,133 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 11, 2014

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About This Game

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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Very Positive (139 reviews)
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CKenYoshida
( 106.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Got this game with DLC's on sale and it has given me 100+ hours of gameplay... and I haven´t even touched the DLC's missions. I like TBS games but the mechanics of this game make it much more dynamic and you feel more involved in the action, instead of just giving orders to your units. Keep in mind that this is a slow-paced game so it is not for everyone.
Story is nice, sometimes predictable, but it will still give you some shocking moments to enjoy.

For a better experience:
  • Get in character, don't just play the game
  • Play for the story and forget the achievements... the moment I started trying to get an A-Rank in all missions is when I quit the game. Those skirmishes (replayable missions) are insanely difficult.
  • Read everything. This game has A LOT of text you can read. Although, it is not necessary, it will help you get all the details of the story. ( I didn´t read anything... you don´t miss anything crucial so don´t worry)
  • Japanese voices with english subtitles... the voice translation takes away all the emotion.

Price paid: ...about $4 on a weekend sale (including all DLC's)
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Jaydos
( 141.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Valkyria Chronicles

TL;DR If you like turn based strategy games with a loose "anime" twist then you'll definitely get your money's worth!

Here are the negatives:
  • The tank movement takes some time getting used to. Fuel can be drained VERY fast if you don't know what you're doing, leading to some frustration early on in the game.

  • The levelling up system is a bit dry. You earn XP after each completed battle and choose one of 5 classes to allocate your gained XP to. That's pretty much it.

  • Some maps favour certain classes/strategies far more than alternate playstyles.

  • Late game: Scouts and Engineers become a bit too OP :p

  • Outside of the main battles + skirmishes, there isn't that much to do. This is offset by a fairly lengthy storyline however.

  • Driving over enemies with the tank does no damage to them? Wut? (This wouldn't even be OP if it were implemented.)

What you can expect from the game:

Completing the main storyline:
A fun ~30 hours of gameplay + cinematics that doesn't feel like a grind.

Completeing all skirmishes
About ~15 hours of gameplay.

Adding on the DLC:
Another ~10-20 hours that is also very fun and fills some gaps of the main story line.

Maxing all classes/weapons:
An extra ~10 hours of grinding that's not so fun but ahh well.

Getting all achievements:
At least ~20 more hours of game time.

I bought the game at full price and was very happy with my purchase. If you like anime or are an occasional watcher of anime or if you like turn based strategy games then this is a must have title. at -75% off it's a steal!

Peace!
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★ Tooka | Yatogami ★
( 18.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This Game Beatiful, Because:

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Pros (+)

+Unique Story
+Epic Gameplay
+Epic Strategy
+Great Graphic
+Anime!

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Cons (-)

In My Option, This Game Not Have a Cons :)

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Myke
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Product received for free
difficulty spikes very high very early and can become very fustrating when there is so many other things you could be playing
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Lavendar
( 17.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
A very unique battle system that combines strategy with limited 3rd person action. Mix that with an abundance of characters and a decent storyline and you have VC. My squad is only composed of women, hail the matriarchy.

This was actually the very first game that I had on steam (apart from Civ5 which was given out for free during the golden joysticks awards). Ty /b/ro for gifting it to me, I had great fun with it.
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Zaltark
( 19.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Its actually fun and has a nice little story to it. Your team members can die in battle making it rogue-like but you can rescue them fairly easily.
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Cutlass And Clean
( 23.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
There are not many games that I pick up and almost immediately say, "I want to collect everything that this game has to offer." But this is one of them. I have played all 3 of the Valkyria Chronicles games on the PSP and they blew my mind with a unique combat system, amazing story, immersive characters, and a variety of weapons. The remaster of this game is visually BEAUTIFUL and is almost like playing a whole new game. I can only hope that they bring back the final 2 games of the series as they seemed to build even more on the combat system and the job classes (offering more diversity in classes). I can almost beg that they do this. Great game and an amazing remaster. Highly recommended.
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Captain Falcon
( 51.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Fantastic game. Storyline was awesome and I really liked the characters of this game. I am officially hooked on to this series. The gameplay was fairly enjoyable and fairly simple to understand and get good at. Though at the end game things get a bit to cheap and easy when you max out your scout who can just completely blitz through the entire enemy battalion and capture the the enemy base on your first turn.

I highly reccommend this game. If you are a fan of strategy and RPG, this is the game for you.

Also it has options for both English and Japanese, so if you don't like the English dub then you can switch to original Japanese which is much better.
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MyNameIsPatrick
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
This is the best game Sega has ever made.
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Kookaburra
( 34.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
+ Nice art style. Well adapted for this kind of game.
+ Good music.
+ Captivating story. Somewhat emotional from time to time.
+ Easy to learn combat system.

- I had hoped to recieve more from spending money on squad interviews and articles. But then, the lack of feedback in this department might have clouded my judgement since I'm not sure if I actually got extra content from doing this or if I still would've got some anyways.
- Tank controls can be reaaally annoying at times.

Overall: Strong 9/10

Great game! Strongly recomend for both casual and challenge driven players.
(Also recomend to play with controller if you can. Not necessary but I personally got a better experience from it.)
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
35.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Must play if you like tactical games. I don't like that Japanese Anime Manga stuff but I enjoyed this game.
If you are one of this dudes who has like a samurai sword under your bed and think asians girls won't hate you you should definately buy this game.
Plot is pretty much WWII shananigans.
You are like belgium or something. You fight some Nazi Inspired Monarchists but they come from the East like the commies.

Things I like:
+ Great looking art style. Very unique.
+ Great voice acting.
+ Music is well done too.
+ Works well on Intel HD 3000 (don't hate I'm buying PC soon)
+ Works well with controller. I used Xbox 360 and then Steam controller.

Neutral:
* It gets corny. Some of the romantic sub plot has a "written by a 13 year old virgin" kind of feel. But that's just Japanese things. If you are into that kind of stuff you will like it.

Things I don't like.
- That God Damn ****king tank controls.

Tips (no spoilers):
* My favorite tactic is run right next to the enemy and shoot them in a face. Well that's pretty much my only tactic.
* You can save game (which i only found out in Chapter 8 or so....)
* That blue turd attached to the back of the tank is vulnurable to damage. One hit with Lance will kill it. Also 20 rounds from Assault will kill a tank in turn or two depending on size of the tank.
* Most of the missions are 20 turns. Take it slow.

Some Japanse words translated for you to get started:
Lance = Ruchnoy Protivotankoviy Granatomet
Imp = aka Imperial, Nazi Inspired Commie Monarchis guy that you kill in the game
Edelweiss = Tank
Darcen = Jew
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
53.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Good story, interesting and relatable characters, great audio, unique graphic presentation/theme and of course unique gameplay. Plus, Welkin spews some good wisdom and philosopy..

Can be difficult and frustrating at times

Did not experience bug, crash, or performance drop in a whole playthrough.. why can't more games be like this?

I'd very much like to see the sequel coming. Thank you for this, dev
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
69.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
O R D E R
V V V
All Units Must Play It

Welkin Gunther
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
118.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
I don't normally play anime games, but this was awesome. The best part of the game is the fact that each individual soldier you can assign to your squad is individually voice acted, each having their owns lines of dialouge and short biography, which makes every soldier appear unique and worthwhile. Except for Engeneer Herbert. Why did you ever even join the military Herbert? You don't put any effort into anything. Do you even care? Of course you don't.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
I love every part of this game, from the beautiful and artistic story to the strategic and sometimes quite difficult battles. I fully reccomend this game to anyone who enjoys games with great artwork and fun strategic gameplay. I will warn you though, some of the fights in this game are very hard and may seem completely unfair but I'm sure that if you try hard you can do it. This game was completely worth the money I spent on it. I do , however, reccommend waiting for the game to go on sale since steam has sales almost every weekend. Seriously just wait a week and you will only have to pay half the price and you can buy another wonderful game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
This Game Beatiful, Because:

-----------------------

Pros (+)

+Unique Story
+Epic Gameplay
+Epic Strategy
+Great Graphic
+Anime!

-----------------------

Cons (-)

In My Option, This Game Not Have a Cons :)

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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Boy, what a ride this game was. Captivated from start to finish, on the edge of my seat to see what happens next. I, personally, am not really big on the anime style and was kind of hesitant when i got this game from a bundle. I gave it a chance because of it's good reviews and I don't regret it a single bit.

The gameplay was amazing. It was different, in fact I've never played anything like it. It was refreshing. It gave a good mix of strategy but also gave you some control on how you moved your units and where to shoot with them. Sure there were some parts where controlling a unit was iffy around some spots, but it wasnt gamebreaking or aggravating. In general I was surprised but content with the new approach.

Story wise I have absolutely nothing to say against it. Everything was nicely layed out. The story wasnt stretched into a boring drag and it also wasn't too short. The details to the story were well presented and everything was pretty clear. Some parts even managed to bring a tear to my eye. The "Story Rich" tag on the game store really represents it well.

Overall I think I would give it a solid 9/10. Definitely would recommend it to friends.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
10/10 sniper can miss a shot
except marina.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Waifu War Simulator 2k16

Valkyria Chronicles is a good strategy/shooting/rpg game with lot's of waifus to chose from. Every single waifu has a backstory and their own uniqe pros and cons.

You earn both experience and new resources from playing missions which can used to upgrade your waifus and make them even more powerfull.

Basicly i rate this game 9/11 waifus <3
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
This is the best game Sega has ever made.
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