In This War Of Mine you do not play as an elite soldier, rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of food, medicine and constant danger from snipers and hostile scavengers. The game provides an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle.Read full description
“This War of Mine is a gripping survival sim, and a great study of survival during wartime and civil collapse.” - 8.4 – IGN UK
“This War of Mine shows the horrors of war in a way, that we rarely can experience in a game.” - 9 – Giga Games
“Is this a game you want to play? No. Is it a game anyone with a beating heart should play? Yes. A million times yes. It's a longform exercise in empathy, a sobering piece of work that fills in the blanks left when all we see of war are the headshots. It's a much-needed course correct in the current shoot-first-ask-questions-never gaming landscape that supposes war is won because one supreme badguy caught a bullet through his brainstem. No: It's won when the people who lived under his boot get to go home.” - 8 – Gamespot
In This War Of Mine you do not play as an elite soldier, rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of food, medicine and constant danger from snipers and hostile scavengers. The game provides an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle.
The pace of This War of Mine is imposed by the day and night cycle. During the day snipers outside stop you from leaving your refuge, so you need to focus on maintaining your hideout: crafting, trading and taking care of your survivors. At night, take one of your civilians on a mission to scavenge through a set of unique locations for items that will help you stay alive.
Make life-and-death decisions driven by your conscience. Try to protect everybody from your shelter or sacrifice some of them for longer-term survival. During war, there are no good or bad decisions; there is only survival. The sooner you realize that, the better.
Inspired by real-life events
Control your survivors and manage your shelter
Craft weapons, alcohol, beds or stoves – anything that helps you survive
Make decisions - an often unforgiving and emotionally difficult experience
Randomized world and characters every time you start a new game
Charcoal-stylized aesthetics to complement the game's theme
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This War of Mine is an awesome game about survival during war. It is inspired by real events which makes the story even more emotional and real. The atmosphere of the game emphasises on the difficult times of war. The art style is unique and the soundtrack is great. The gameplay is one of a kind and for your survival, you must be a good strategist when it comes to managing food and supplies. The choices you make matter. For example, in early game I made the moral choice to rob an old couple so I could get medicine and food for my survivors. However, I found the survivors morally crushed after this and they had no will to carry on. After a couple of failed playthroughs, I understood that having food and surviving is important, but one of the most important aspects of survival during war is keeping your morale despite the difficulties. The game is challenging and surviving during winter is hard. To sum up, This War of Mine is a great game with an amazing story and it also has a huge replay value. In my opinion, the game is original and unique, definitely a must buy.
When I first play the game when it was totally new. I wasn't playing seriously. just killing everyone and trying to survive. but at some point that way of playing the game is getting boring to quickly because almost everyone will be broken and will run away or commit suicide. So I was trying to play the game how it supposed to be. After I survived the war for the first time while playing seriously, I got like chills all over my neck. Everything you did and saw in the game will be remembered by the characters. You see at the end all the actions you made. You will see common events in the game what may be happening right now in some other country. You will see a sh*tloaf of cruel stuff and get a lot of feelings of this game. But buying this game is worth it. I had some tears at the end. This game will let you think more or differently about war. I have a diffrent view now of war. Not a good thought of what might be happening in war. But it will make you smarter. Like I said and bunch of other players are saying: But this game!! It is totally worth it and you won't find another game like this easily. I recommend this game to you! 10/10 didn't see a original game like this for quite some time.
This game is not the sort of thing everyone is going to get the intended effect with. It's not a survival horror game, it's not even really a game. I don't mean that in the way that it is lacking in any sort of gameplay elements. Rather, I mean that if you go into it thinking it's just going to be a thematic 2D "The Forest" or any of those 'craft and escape the island' games, you're not going to leave with that same impression. The way I see it, there are two types of responses. "This game was boring" and "I'm emotionally scarred that was so sad". Part of that difference lies in how much you are willing to invest yourself in making stories for each character beyond what is given to you. If you take the speech bubbles as ALL your characters ever think, of course you're going to feel this is flat and unenjoyable. But if you look at this game, and try to imagine yourself and the people you care about as being in this situation, and twist the events and experiences into true moments in the world, it's going to be a hard play. Maybe you'll cry when a friend who you've been trying to save finally dies from sickness, because you couldn't keep the shelter warm enough. Maybe you send a reliable scout out to gather materials and he ends up getting shot and killed. Maybe you see a pair of children, trying to get medicine for their sick mother, and sadly tell them there is no way you can help them. Maybe they walk away, and you watch them go, knowing they'll never make it. Hoping against hope that they might. Wondering, as you lay in your home with nothing but the bite of cold and the sickness and barely enough strength to make it to the door as you hear the knocking again, how this is going to end. If you go into this with a vivid imagination and compassion. It's going to crush you more than once. If you go into it expecting it to be a fun little crafting survival game and take only what it gives you, it's going to bore you. You get out of this what you put into it.
This War of Mine is a quite dark and emotional game, not only will you need to make sure everyone survives, you'll form a strong bond and real commitment and emotion towards them as you learn their stories. In the daytime you'll fix up the house through crafting and looking for supplies, by night you'll use stealth and cunning to scavenge and survive. I'd recommend this game to anyone, who enjoys survival, war and crafting games. It really is a must buy!!
I bought this game, once again, on Steam. So far I don't have enough cash to buy games here...thus this review. (hint hint) Ok so lets start out by saying this game is inspired by real, historical, events. Namely the siege of Sarajavo, in Bosnia. The game's story is so compelling it wouldn't surprise me if the developers had actually survived said siege. The objective of this game is simply survival. And also it's not. it is a linear survival type rpg. There is randomisation in the game though. What you do WILL affect the story line. There are multiple endings. Some are better than others. Pay attention to food and water during the first week. The early game is VERY hard. You will have characters die on you. But due to the unique art style, great atmosphere, awesome soundtrack, and general polish of the game this is a real challenge worth playing without a trainer or the cheat engine. I never attempted combat, though I could with one of the characters, an ex-rebel. Build multiple stills as soon as you can, while this takes a few days to produce moonshine, it is consistently valuable to everyone, but especially to soldiers. Make as many mouse traps and check them regularly. The same with planters. In fact, you can bait the traps using your own veggies if you have enough. between that and the 'shine, you are well on the way to being "rich" in a war torn Bosnia. But what happened?? Someone snuck in through that open second story window??! Fortify the house! (It also helps insulate against the cold.) Honestly, I couldn't be more pleased with the depth of immersion, great solid game play, and replayability of this title. Truly a masterpiece. This is one game I would recommend paying a full 20.00 dollars for.
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