Valiant Hearts: The Great War
If you ever wanted to find an engaging way to teach about World War I, from a non American perspective, Valiant Hearts is it. It is a comic book brought to life that portrays the horrors of The Great War, while still remaining accessible to kids. You play as four strangers, accompanied by one dog, whose lives intertwine as they make their way through the trenches of war. The story may be fiction, but the locations and events are all based on fact.
Unlike many games set in war, this is a game about war. Instead of combat, it is about exploration, adventure, and puzzles. As you play, you will come across artifacts, facts, and diary entries that all add to a greater portrait of the World War I. These were included with the help of Mission Centenaire, a commemorative organization of the war, and Apocalypse World War I, a documentary mini series about the war. So much love and history was poured into this game and it would be a shame if it never gets utilized in the classroom.
Developed by Ubisoft Montpellier
Rated: T for Teen