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Great news gamers, IGN has named Ubisoft’s ‘Valiant Hearts: The Great War’ its Free Game of the Month for January. The game has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in the App Store, from thousands of reviews, and it typically retails for $4.99.

For those unfamiliar with the title, Valiant Hearts is a popular puzzle adventure game that offers up anĀ engaging storyline and unique mix of puzzle-explore-action gameplay. It first landedĀ onĀ consoles last summer, and then hitĀ iOS in the fall.

The game, whichĀ begins in 1914, isĀ inspired by letters written during World War I. Four characters (and one canine) searchĀ the battlefieldĀ to helpĀ a young German soldier find hisĀ love in this emotional story about survival, sacrifice and friendship.

Here are some things you can expect from Valiant Hearts:

  • An emotional adventure game delivered with a unique tone and art style.
  • Move into action and help your heroes survive the Great War by solving puzzles or sneaking through enemy lines
  • Travel back to famous WW1 locations, revisiting historical battles on the Western Front, such as the Battle of the Marne or the Battle of the Somme!
  • In partnership with Apocalypse World War 1 and the Mission Centenaire 14-18, learn more about the Great War through historical articles and share them with friends.

And here is a video showing what theĀ game looks like in action:

It’s worth mentioningĀ that the game consists of several episodes, and theĀ offer only includesĀ episode 1. Other episodes can be purchased via in-app purchases for $3.99.Ā Regardless, I’d head on over to IGN’s website and pick this up while you can.

Note: IGN says it’s experiencing an issue that prevents some unregistered users from claiming keys. It’s working on the problem, and it should be fixed by Monday.