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Ubisoft's acclaimed puzzle-adventure Valiant Hearts is on sale

But the IAPs are still full price

Ubisoft's acclaimed puzzle-adventure Valiant Hearts is on sale

Valiant Hearts, Ubisoft's strange and elegiac ode to The Great War, is currently on sale for iPhone and iPad.

The game sees you playing as a handful of characters caught up in the events of the first world war. There's very little combat involved – instead, you spend most of the story scrambling around on the periphery of the conflict, solving puzzles and trying to stay out of trouble.

Dotted throughout the game are educational titbits about the first world war, and the whole thing is presented in a painterly, melancholic style, in keeping with the sombre centenary celebrations that have taken place throughout 2014.

In other words, it's a total downer, and if all you want to do is shoot historical Germans you'll be sorely disappointed.

If, however, you enjoy serious and imaginative games that deal sensitively with extremely complex material, you should take this opportunity to grab Valiant Hearts: The Great War at the bargain price of £1.49 / $1.99.

That will only buy you the first episode, however. The others will still set you back £2.49 / $3.99 each.

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