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  • Summary: In This War of Mine, the focus is shifted away from military operations portrayed in most games. Instead, it is a dark survival game where players control a group of civilians trying to stay alive in a besieged city. During the day snipers outside stop you from leaving your refuge, offeringIn This War of Mine, the focus is shifted away from military operations portrayed in most games. Instead, it is a dark survival game where players control a group of civilians trying to stay alive in a besieged city. During the day snipers outside stop you from leaving your refuge, offering players time to craft, trade, upgrade their shelter, feed and cure their people. At night they must scavenge nearby areas in search for food, medicines, weapons and other useful items. Expand
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
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  1. Aug 17, 2015
    100
    In my view, a good game entertains, while a great game creates a lasting impression of being entertained. This War of Mine goes beyond that by also impacting how I feel about certain decisions within the game and causing self-reflection. It goes without saying that such emotions would not be possible without the game actually being good to start with.
  2. Jul 14, 2015
    90
    A harrowing and often tragic exploration of life in a war. This is a must buy.
  3. Jul 15, 2015
    90
    This War of Mine isn’t exactly “fun,” but it’s definitely a game worth playing.
  4. 90
    This War Of Mine plays well, is challenging, and is a very good game. It just also happens to be a very good piece of art.
  5. Jul 29, 2015
    90
    Intense, challenging and well designed. This War of Mine show us the raw and frustating side of the war from the point of view of the survivals; a real roller coaster of feelings, decisions and gameplay mechanics well chosen to create a great experience in a game of survival and resource management.
  6. Jul 24, 2015
    88
    This War of Mine represents the living proof that it is possible to make an intelligent depiction of war without necessarily compromising the entertainment value or the mechanics involved in a good game.
  7. CD-Action
    Oct 17, 2015
    80
    I just have one doubt regarding the iOS version of This War of Mine. Depressing struggle of civilians for survival is not a great fit for a mobile game that you’re gonna play in little chunks while commuting. [10/2015, p.75]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Dec 1, 2015
    10
    Disturbing game about civilians trapped in a war-torn city. As a survival game, it's the best of its kind.

    You will struggle to stay alive.
    Disturbing game about civilians trapped in a war-torn city. As a survival game, it's the best of its kind.

    You will struggle to stay alive. You'll struggle to survive without hurting others. Kill and rob and your people will become depressed and need to help each other cope with what they've done. Drink, and your people will become drunk and hungover the next day, performing worse but helping them cope with their situation. Make cages to catch rats for food, catch rain water and filter it, break into houses and raid their fridge, use alcohol to treat wounds, read books and smoke cigarettes to improve your mood, and overall, suffer.

    It's a very bleak look at war from a civilian's perspective, and it does it beautifully in its own dark way. It's refreshing to see a game that does the opposite of glorifying war and combat.

    ... and most importantly, the game play is deep and very fun, but not easy in the slightest! If you can stomach the dark atmosphere and enjoy survival games, you have to check it out.
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  2. Feb 26, 2022
    10
    Very good game. I adore. Nice action, scenario and graphic. I finished it 3 because it's perfect.
  3. Mar 31, 2018
    9
    One of the most interesting game on ios in my opinion, great atmosphere, easy to understand how to play. The only bad thing is that it mayOne of the most interesting game on ios in my opinion, great atmosphere, easy to understand how to play. The only bad thing is that it may seems to be quite boring in the beginning Expand
  4. Jul 28, 2015
    7
    This War of Mine has a fantastic aesthetic, telling a bleak story in a beautiful way. But it's hard, both mechanically and emotionally. BraceThis War of Mine has a fantastic aesthetic, telling a bleak story in a beautiful way. But it's hard, both mechanically and emotionally. Brace yourself. Expand
  5. Jun 12, 2020
    5
    Nice story, nice gameplay, nice arts and music, nice mechanic, have some replayability value. But it's monotone and makes me bored easily
  6. Jan 27, 2016
    0
    They break the game, dont respond to community, leave game broken. The balance is completely broken, so be prepared for long, tedious andThey break the game, dont respond to community, leave game broken. The balance is completely broken, so be prepared for long, tedious and frustrating game play! Expand
  7. Dec 3, 2015
    0
    Total bore: people just moan and act depressed. No story, no objectives. Random people knock at the door. Scavenging during the night isTotal bore: people just moan and act depressed. No story, no objectives. Random people knock at the door. Scavenging during the night is impossible in a real war zone. Waste of money. Expand

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