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  • Summary: 11th November 1916, a young photographer leaves Canada to join the Western Front in Europe. The same day, a German technician is told that his son is missing in action on the front… They will discover the reality of war, crossing paths, on the front, and the rear, trying to preserve their11th November 1916, a young photographer leaves Canada to join the Western Front in Europe. The same day, a German technician is told that his son is missing in action on the front… They will discover the reality of war, crossing paths, on the front, and the rear, trying to preserve their humanity for their loved ones in the face of disastrous events… If they can come back. At 11am the 11th Day of the 11th Month of year 1918, they will face the biggest decision of their lives… This is the moving story of the end of World War One. [Bandai Namco] Expand

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11-11: Memories Retold - 17 Minute Gameplay Trailer | Gamescom 2018
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Nov 14, 2018
    90
    11-11 takes things to the next level, with more realistic characters, brought to life in a way that makes us feel almost like we know them. It’s a tall order for a game to make us care so deeply about its protagonists – especially when it only has a few hours to do so – but 11-11: Memories Retold does so admirably. It’s compassionate, believable, beautiful and touching; it weaves a narrative that’s so carefully strung together.
  2. Nov 13, 2018
    89
    What makes this game particularly entertaining is how it manages to withdraw a wide range of emotions from the player, via delivering an overarching story through the lens of two individual characters with distinct motivations and outlooks. The end result make for a stunning, fascinating tale that never quite loses grip throughout. 11-11 Memories Retold isn’t just a game that you play, it’s a game that you feel.
  3. Nov 7, 2018
    80
    11-11 Memories Retold is a touching and tearful World War I game that puts the human element on the front lines. Never about being a war hero and always more to do with the real people in uniform and the reasons that brought them there, it's a story that you won't soon forget and even one you can help shape with several tense decisions left to players. Stiff animations and some plot holes hinder the project, but overall 11-11 is among the best World War I stories ever told in video games.
  4. Nov 29, 2018
    80
    11-11: Memories Retold tells a beautiful story with multiple endings and is a must-play for anyone that loves a story-based game. The story might be a short one but it holds some amazing voice-acting. It's a shame the style doesn't quite work though.
  5. Nov 9, 2018
    75
    11-11 Memories Retold focuses on two different fates and is more intimist than Valiant Hearts: the Great War. It takes some distance with historic reality to tell a well written and luminous tale. Maybe too luminous, though.
  6. Nov 26, 2018
    70
    11-11: Memories Retold, however, is still a game worth more than a look-in, and at roughly five-to-six hours, you’ll gain a deep and respectful look at one of the world’s most jarring global conflicts, from the perspectives of the individual.
  7. Nov 26, 2018
    68
    Memories Retold is a memorable and engaging adventure that needed to be made. However, like a history lesson you half paid attention to, that doesn’t necessarily mean it was enjoyable to play. Ultimately, it's good enough to slog through, but that may not be the case for everyone.

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  1. Nov 11, 2018
    9
    Great game with beautiful aesthetics (employing impressionist art style). The strong narrative makes this game an appropriate journey back toGreat game with beautiful aesthetics (employing impressionist art style). The strong narrative makes this game an appropriate journey back to WW1 , with the main focus centered on the humanity of the protagonists in the midst of war.

    In terms of gameplay, it is simplistic and pretty linear , with some fetch quests and puzzles. But again, the gameplay is not the selling point of the game. Rather, it is the narrative, and given that this was so beautifully presented , it was really an appropriate tribute for Remembrance Day .

    Controls were easy and game was easy to manoeuvre with the controller. Minor bugs were detected, but nothing that detracted from the gameplay.
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  2. Nov 16, 2018
    9
    The story is absolutely wonderful with a number of different emotional moments included in it which in turn meant that it was gripping fromThe story is absolutely wonderful with a number of different emotional moments included in it which in turn meant that it was gripping from start to finish. There’s a lot of thought and effort that has gone into both the visuals and sound and this without a doubt makes the game stand out quite considerably. There isn’t a lot of depth when it comes to the gameplay I still enjoyed what they did here because it made you become even more attached to the story. Everything about the game has meaning and there’s a great deal of uniqueness as well which makes you sit up and take note at all times. Technically the game held up really well throughout my time with the game and there were very few problems if any at all. The game is a little on the short side because even though the content that is present packs a punch a little more would’ve been nice. There are far too many collectibles you have to obtain and them all does make you a little frustrated. The first world war changed the world in so many ways and I’m very thankful for what them brave people did for each and everyone of us because without them we wouldn’t be able to live the way we do now. As you can imagine then 11-11: Memories Retold got my attention immediately and after completing the game it became quite clear that they’ve done a wonderful job with such an emotional subject. Emotional is definitely a key word throughout this game and to say the story gripped me from start to finish would be a massive understatement. Every bit of the game’s content has had a lot of thought and effort placed into it and whilst the gameplay doesn’t have much depth to it and the game is indeed a little on the short side this still didn’t stop the game from making a very significant impact. At the end of the day then I can’t recommend 11-11: Memories Retold enough because from the visuals to the absolutely brilliant sound design everything has pretty much been done to perfection and in the end this is a game that will stay with you long after completion giving you very important facts about some of the things that happened during the first world war along the way. Expand