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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 gaggle of civilians attempting to stay alive in a besieged city. During the day snipers outside stop you from leaving your refuge,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 gaggle of civilians attempting 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 63
  2. Negative: 0 out of 63
  1. Dec 11, 2019
    100
    For the price it is… I wouldn’t even say wait for a sale, I’d just say buy this game… it will challenge you, it will pull at your heart strings… but I think, especially in this day and age, we need games like this to remind us to care for one another and to point out what is really important.
  2. Nov 21, 2014
    90
    There is no hero in shining armor, you don’t even know what the soldiers are fighting for. What matters are you and your bitter fight for survival. Every day is a struggle against hunger, disease loneliness and loss of hope. Relentlessly and without judging 11Bit Studios show the dark side of armed conflicts, the suffering, the scars. It is a software monument against war – brilliant.
  3. Jan 8, 2015
    90
    This War of Mine focuses on civilians rather than armed soldiers. It is extremely refreshing even though the game shows the dreadful constituents of war. With a dense atmosphere and an impressive depth, this is one of the decade's most important cultural experiences.
  4. Nov 19, 2014
    80
    A stark statement about war delivered through deftly designed stealth survival and resource management. Important, but unrelentingly cruel.
  5. Dec 28, 2014
    80
    The slow pace can make it less tempting to try again right away with a different tactic, but perhaps that’s for the best.
  6. Dec 1, 2014
    80
    A bizarre, intense, brave, different game. It's got some issues, but if you're looking for an intelligent and peculiar game, you should give it a try.
  7. CD-Action
    Feb 7, 2015
    65
    The game is dripping with pathos, but I couldn’t invest myself emotionally in it, because it all just feels fake. [01/2015, p.42]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 163
  1. Mar 16, 2018
    10
    Masterpiece of a game, doing what games does best: make you feel the experience.
    This game is unbearably good, even more because it is about
    Masterpiece of a game, doing what games does best: make you feel the experience.
    This game is unbearably good, even more because it is about a subject that most people ignore: the destruction that war brings on the innocent. This game could be put in every shooter made: while people in COD, Battlefield are killing each other, there are innocent trying to survive all that war.
    You get control of a party of people that met after the civil war started and are living on an empty house that they found, with few supplies and different traits you need to work together to survive the war, scavenging, blocking holes in the house, creating heat for winter, food and water, Oh My God so much food and water. If your supplies are over that's it, slowly dying of thirst, hunger, sickness. And the story of that character is over, war killed him.
    This game is so good in making you love each character and trying to make everybody survive is hard, and it should be.
    Truly a masterpiece.
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  2. Mar 7, 2015
    10
    I am not a fan of survival games, but then I downloaded this game to play something different concept. First when I downloaded, I didn'tI am not a fan of survival games, but then I downloaded this game to play something different concept. First when I downloaded, I didn't believe this game, but then this game has given me a lot of relaxation. Thanks to the developers. I will ask developers to develop this game for android too, because I am eager to play this game in my galaxy note 2 .. Expand
  3. Nov 14, 2014
    10
    Being a journo I got my final copy two days ago. Been busy with it ever since! At first I took this game as a gimmick, knowing about a conceptBeing a journo I got my final copy two days ago. Been busy with it ever since! At first I took this game as a gimmick, knowing about a concept since maybe April I perceived it as a very nice twist with a huge question mark for gameplay, replayability and actual story. While I still think that the devs a bit exaggerate their 'grieve' approach to war, casualties and such, I must say they have delivered an addictive game with strong mechanics. You've got crafting here, you've got exploring, time management, character developing so to speak, you've got resource management and a bit of randomness that adds a nice spice to the mix. So after a while you tend to forget all this bleak and suffering, and just enjoy your achievements, make bonds with characters, just immerse in the world and enjoy it. Especially I liked how the story is told: not to fast, you really focus on details, sharpen your attention, and enjoy small carefully polished details of the concept. Well done 11 Bit! Expand
  4. Dec 1, 2016
    9
    Survival, Strategy, Action, Drama and many more genres can be addressed to this great game. It's a game which really puts you in the place ofSurvival, Strategy, Action, Drama and many more genres can be addressed to this great game. It's a game which really puts you in the place of the civilians during a war, who have to survive using any materials can find all around. The thing is that after some playthroughs you will get that every matterial is really useful, and none is better than any other. The bad thing about this game is that if you mange to find some mechanics to survive one playthrough you will probably survive every playthrough you will try again. I would like it a little more challenging and that's why i don't put a 10/10 score. It's a game that you have to experience and cant be described well using words. Great music, scenario and innovative gameplay Expand
  5. Feb 27, 2017
    8
    I find myself drawn to the kind of atmosphere this title provides, insofar that it - and games like it - is able to capitalize onI find myself drawn to the kind of atmosphere this title provides, insofar that it - and games like it - is able to capitalize on survivability as a feature well enough to give environmental dangers a nearly personified pressing and looming quality. The war and its dangers soak your continuous play sessions. Winter is always circling like a hammerhead. Everything is broken or dissected, elemental. It's a point-and-click craft-a-thon through a splintering and loose narrative with lots of access that ultimately seems to achieve a sum larger than its individual parts to deliver a shuddering 2.5D gaming experience. Expand
  6. Mar 22, 2015
    8
    Extremely challenging game (as there is no difficulty setting), but rewarding. Good gameplay mechanics, very few bugs, rich & immersive storyExtremely challenging game (as there is no difficulty setting), but rewarding. Good gameplay mechanics, very few bugs, rich & immersive story plot. Lots of replayability potential. Expand
  7. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Вообщем игру делали поехавшие леваки, которые на войне никогда не были. Ниочем.

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