World War 1, known as the Great War to some, is a war that has never really been explored in a videogame. Well, at least not till now. The popular PC game Valiant Hearts: The Great War comes to both Android and Android TV and now android users can truly discover the hell of war (if you haven’t already discovered it from the plethora of other war games available on the Play Store).
For those unfamiliar with Valiant Hearts, allow me to fill you in. This isn’t your average game based on tragic global combat. You’re not a super human solider or general commanding troops. Valiant Hearts is much more than that, opting out of the action in favor of storytelling.
In the various episodes of Valiant Hearts: The Great War, you’ll follow the stories of a German family living in France as the war begins, after which the father is deported and drafted into the German army. In serving the story, the gameplay shifts between small portions of adventure-style point and clicking, simple puzzles, and low-stress action segments. You’ll do everything from dodge bullets to drive vehicles to perform battlefield surgery, none of which is particularly difficult, because Valiant Hearts is more interested in telling a surprisingly human story.
On a regular Android, you get the first chapter of the story with your $5 purchase of Valiant Hearts: The Great War, with more chapters available as in-app purchases at $4.48 each, or you can get episodes 2-4 together for just under ten bucks. There are four episodes in total. This is about the same price for the Steam version overall. You can check out the poignant, colorful story here.