Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. 100
    11-11 Memories Retold is something precious; it’s a rare foil against the lies about war that filth like Call of Duty and Battlefield get away with far too easily.
  2. Dec 20, 2018
    90
    Even for those less experienced with adventure games, 11-11: Memories Retold ultimately succeeds in its unique approach to the setting, best-in-class production values, and affecting, memorably beautiful interactive story.
  3. Dec 4, 2018
    90
    It’s telling that the biggest complaint I can generate about 11-11 is that it suffers from occasionally-lazy plotting. The storytelling is good enough that the developers get away with some fairly large coincidences, and we’re asked to believe that Harry is almost unbelievably bad at languages. However, the story reaches a point where it beggars belief that he’s still baffled by what the Germans are saying. There’s not much apart from that to criticize, though — this is a great tale being told by people with the skills necessary to tell it.
  4. Nov 16, 2018
    90
    With absolute respect to the historical facts and the millions of lives lost during the First World War and with a superb voice over, backed by a perfect soundtrack and great visuals, 11-11 Memories Retold is truly a rare gem.
  5. 90
    Though it might lack typical challenge, 11-11: Memories Retold is a journey that is absolutely worth taking. An affecting and tragic look at war from the perspectives of two soldiers who seem least keen to wage it, this is pretty much essential for anybody with a heart.
  6. Nov 11, 2018
    85
    11-11: Memories Retold is a refreshing figure among graphic adventures that are strongly bound by narrative and that deviate from the traditional point & click gameplay. Aardman Studios provides a plot that will draw players’ attention from the beginning to the very end, all of it mixed with one of the bests OST that can be found within videogames.
  7. Nov 7, 2018
    84
    Quotation forthcoming.
  8. 80
    With so many choices left unexplored and far too many hidden items I have yet to discover, 11-11: Memories Retold is a replayable title with new experiences for me to discover.
  9. Nov 19, 2018
    80
    It wants its audience to switch lenses, zoom in and accept that war involves relatable individuals on all sides. No matter the uniform they’re wearing, or where they’re from, they bear the burden of choice and consequences at a personal level, carried out in seconds and minutes, just like us.
  10. Nov 12, 2018
    80
    11-11: Memories Retold has a purpose: telling a story, and that’s what it does best. Gameplay wise it feels a little bit weak, but it really shines when it comes to the narrative.
  11. Nov 9, 2018
    80
    For those with patience to invest in the world it presents, 11-11 is a captivating chronicle of the First World War, exploring the essential humanity fought for and lost on either side. Poignant, beautiful, and frequently heart-breaking, this is a game with rare weight and importance.
  12. 80
    An impressively assured attempt to prove that video games can tackle serious subject matter with respect and a level of insight that only interactivity can provide.
  13. Nov 7, 2018
    80
    11-11: Memories Retold is an unabashed artistic masterpiece; its few technical problems barely detract from a fantastic game.
  14. Nov 7, 2018
    80
    For those who think they don’t know enough about the war, 11-11: Memories Retold paints a picture of the time. Aardman Animations, development partner DigixArt and publisher Bandai Namco have harnessed the power of video games to create a fitting accompaniment to the centenary of Armistice Day.
  15. Nov 7, 2018
    80
    11-11: Memories Retold chooses to tell the story on the ground, through the eyes of simple human beings embedded in a conflict so much bigger than them. French studio DigixArt delivers a memorable adventure, served by a remarkable and right writing and acting, superb impressionist visuals from Aardman Animations,and one of the best soundtrack of the year. Too bad that its core gameplay really lacks of challenge and that there's still some persistent bugs. But there could be no better way to celebrate peace in 2018.
  16. Dec 11, 2018
    78
    All up it’ll take you roughly 6-10 hours (11 if you are me) to finish the game. It is a sobering experience to play through but does not weigh too heavily which it certainly could have considering the subject matter. There are moments of humour and action in its own very unique and special way. This title was a delight to play and to experience a very uniquely told story. I do recommend it.
  17. Nov 7, 2018
    78
    It's not the most engrossing narrative I've ever experienced, but it's certainly incredibly memorable. I enjoyed all of my time with 11-11: Memories Retold and can heartily recommend it to the narrative adventure fans, or anyone who just wants to see a game rendered in an incredibly unique art style. I can't wait to see what kind of game Aardman makes next.
  18. Nov 20, 2018
    75
    If you can get through the slow starting hours, 11-11 turns out to be quite an interesting experience, in part due to its unique visual style.
  19. Nov 11, 2018
    75
    11-11 Memories Retold is an interesting experimental work, there’s some emotional feeelings related to the First World War and conveyed by an original visual representation. Nevertheless, some gaps make the game experience less appreciable than it could have been.
  20. Nov 9, 2018
    75
    A beautiful moving experience, set in the First World War. 11-11 Memories Retold feels like playing a graphic adventure inside a Renoir or Van Gogh picture. Sadly it is too easy and short.
  21. 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.
  22. Nov 14, 2018
    72
    From Valiant Hearts director comes a different WW1 experience. An interesting story that ultimately falls on forgettable game mechanics.
  23. Nov 13, 2018
    72
    11- 11 Memories Retold is a good story about the First World War, but fails to engage the players until the start of the final part.
  24. Edge Magazine
    Dec 6, 2018
    70
    If the worst part of war is the waiting, 11-11's writing is often strongest when it's lingering on the mirth, grief and boredom of soldiers before and after the bloodshed. [Jan 2019, p.116]
  25. Nov 14, 2018
    70
    As Valiant Hearts or This War of Mine, this game wants to show the most painful side of the war. Harry and Kurt are two characters with good stories and drawn like a Monet canvas. But some clumsy puzzles and predictable situations do not let them reach higher.
  26. Nov 14, 2018
    70
    11-11: Memories Retold is an immersive, beautiful, and emotionally charged game. It’s at its best when it functions as a playable film, with you making the major decisions. Where it falls down is in its clunky gameplay and story beats that are locked behind secret item collection. However, the strong celebrity performances and engaging story more than make up for this and create a really unique experience that is both thought provoking and enjoyable. As the subtlest World War game ever made, there’s nothing more appropriate to play to commemorate the signing of the Armistice.
  27. Nov 13, 2018
    70
    11-11 tells a war story like we hardly ever see in games. There is a great eye for detail and for beautiful things that can arise from horror. The gameplay elements are not as amazing as the story, but they are not bad either, so you can still thoroughly enjoy the story.
  28. Nov 12, 2018
    70
    When it comes together, whether in moments of high drama and urgent choices or in the quiet interludes that follow, 11-11 draws you deep into the lives of these men. When it misses the mark, whether through an implausible coincidence, a throwaway puzzle or tedious collectible, it can push you away and cause the surrounding narrative beats to fall flat.
  29. Nov 7, 2018
    70
    There’s so much that I like about 11–11 Memories Retold; the wonderful story, exceptional vocal performances and, for the most part, a beautiful and refreshingly unique art style. These elements all delight, yet they are let down by some poor minigames and underdeveloped gameplay mechanics. Despite these issues though, I was compelled to see this story to its conclusion, thanks to some smart plotting and a narrative that zips along like the very best page-turning novel.
  30. Nov 7, 2018
    70
    11-11 Memories Retold tells the intersecting stories of Allied War Photographer Harry and German soldier Kurt as they are thrust together by circumstance. A rushed final act and factual information about WWI hidden in collectibles do, unfortunately, undermine much of the excellent early work.
  31. Nov 14, 2018
    68
    The whole game is just a postcard to commemorate the end of the Great War. It is touching and frustrating at the same time.
  32. Nov 7, 2018
    65
    The story engages only at the end.
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 40
  2. Negative: 6 out of 40
  1. Nov 9, 2018
    9
    I had the opportunity to review this game in my native language. I am not very into adventure games like this but i was really suprised afterI had the opportunity to review this game in my native language. I am not very into adventure games like this but i was really suprised after finishing the game. Here is my final verdict translated into english:

    "The game is one big salutation to all livings who died in first world war. Using the unique graphic style, authors perfectly described the true face of war, its story and the consequences. Story won't let you stay emotionless during all possible endings. It will make you think about yourself in same situation, what would you do, how would you act? Several endings will cause mixed emotions like empathy, anger, sadness, relief in you. Probably the only things you will regret after finishing the story are that game finished so fast and decisions almost don't affect the story until the very end."
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  2. Jan 24, 2019
    10
    A game about war for those who don't like the shooting and drama of most war-games. This game shows the feelings of ordinary people during aA game about war for those who don't like the shooting and drama of most war-games. This game shows the feelings of ordinary people during a war. I really liked that you can play with a Canadian as well as with a German. There are many side-quests and collectibles and different story options so the game has a high replay-value. Full Review »