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Posted: 3 weeks ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

11-11 Memories Retold is a narrative adventure about two young men caught up in the first world war. A young photographer who joins the western front in Europe to impress a woman, and a German technician who's signs up in search of his son who is missing in action. Both want to preserve their humanity and come back alive to their loved ones.

Play involves controlling these two characters as they navigate the war. You explore environments and solve some simple puzzles. As you do you discover background materials about the war as well as the inner dialogue of the young characters.

As you progress you experience the war from these two perspectives. Although a little heavy handed at times, it creates a believable account of the universal challenges and prejudices we carry. Most pointedly, as the two men are trapped together and find a bird and a pigeon. The four may have simply devoured each other, but instead they find a way to communicate and work together.

The result is an unusual way to learn about the realities of war. Its unusual painterly style and intimate voice acting (from Elijah Wood and Sebastian Koch no less) is underlined by a moving orchestral score. But it is the writing that really carries the game forward most powerfully, particularly when the two young men meet and must negotiate their different perspectives and language barriers.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Release Date: 08/11/2018

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Genres: Narrative, Platform, Puzzle and Traversal

Developer: Aardman (@Aardman)

Players: 1

 

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DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 5 hours and 7 hours to complete.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

 
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Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for mild violence and the use of mild swearing. There is the infrequent use of ‘*!@?*, and ‘bloody’. The games graphics are presented in the style of a watercolour painting, with visible brush strokes or daubs of paint in a hue of colours reminiscent of impressionist painters such as Monet and Renoir, which is replicated in the game, does not permit detail or clarity to be observed and consequently images are not sharp and have a ‘muddy’ / blurry consistency. The violence is determined to be non-realistic looking.

Skill Rating

12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

CostsCosts

11-11 Memories Retold usually costs £19.99. 

11-11 Memories Retold

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  
The following in-game purchases are available:

11-11 Memories Retold Warchild Charity DLC

PlayStation Store PS4 £3.29

AccessibilityAccessibility


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our 11-11 Memories Retold Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Aardman) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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