This War of Mine

Release Date: November 14, 2014

Developer: 11 bit studios

In war, not everyone is a soldier.



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In This War Of Mine you do not play as an elite soldier, but rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city, struggling with a lack of food and medicine and facing constant danger from hostile scavengers and snipers. 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, one of your civilians can scavenge through a set locations for items that will help you stay alive.

The game challenges you to 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.

Mac ($16.99), PC ($19.99)

War Child

PC World, Kotaku, Venture Beat, Rock Paper Shotgun

Best of E3 2014, Best of Pax East 2014, The Game Awards nominee (Games for Change category)





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  1. 9
    Total Game Reviews: 1

    It’s a single player war survival game, looks like a 2d platform game, which sounds crap, but it’s not, this game is excellent. It splits into two parts, day (in your shelter, like playing The Sims) & night (out scavenging). There’s a lot to learn but I wouldn’t say it’s complicated, it balances complexity and gameplay extremely well. It’s easy to pick up and start playing as it’s well designed, the game mechanics are simple & most things are self explanatory. To survive however is not so easy, it feels like your balls are to the wall most of the time… but in a good way, it’s addictive. Each survivor has 5 main stats to keep an eye on – hunger, sickness, tiredness, injury, mood, all of them can lead to death!:/ I love the games overall look, location design & character animations, it sets a great atmosphere and is surprisingly immersive. Death is permanent, but another survivor usually comes looking for help later. They have useful (or maybe not) individual abilities & a special skill (e.g. trained in combat, good cook, fast runner etc). I started off desperate to survive, robbed the old & innocent (no I’m not proud), which ultimately lead me to killing…what do you do when you get caught robbing an elderly couple’s house, unintentionally kill the old man when he tried to defend his home, now his wife is crouched over his lifeless body crying & begging? This game does a nice job of testing your morals & playing with your conscience, in a good way, not like Hollywood, but the game lets you play it entirely how you want, you make all the decisions & handle the outcomes your way. I found helping others pays good dividends, so help anyone you can afford to. Now I’ve got to grips with the game, I can survive with only good morals, which is harder but more rewarding. It has good replay value, as it changes settings (e.g. locations, survivors etc) for each game, making them different. Great game if you like to chill & play & think, hours will disappear.

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