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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: 13 out of 146
  1. Aug 10, 2016
    10
    This may seem like a very boring game, but once you begin playing it you won't want to stop. I have played through the entire game threeThis may seem like a very boring game, but once you begin playing it you won't want to stop. I have played through the entire game three times, and it just gets better and better. Expand
  2. Dec 25, 2015
    10
    This War of Mine - одновременно простая и гениальная игра про выживание мирных граждан в условия войны и блокады.

    Плюсы: + Погружение в
    This War of Mine - одновременно простая и гениальная игра про выживание мирных граждан в условия войны и блокады.

    Плюсы:
    + Погружение в атмосферу войны.
    + Сложные моральные дилемы. Сможете ли вы дать лекарства для детей, когда этажом ниже на кровате отдыхает ваш товарищ? Или же помочь незнакомцу, которому нужно очистить завал в доме?
    + Простая и интуитивно понятная система крафта.
    + Несколько вариантов начала игры: 2 дома и совершенно разные группы персонажей численностью от 1 до 4 человек. У каждого персонажа в игре присутствует своя история и биография, а также они обладают своим уникальным характером. Так же вы можете создать своих персонажей.
    + В игре присутствует хардкор. Очень сложно грамотно распределять еду и правильно вести добычу ресурсов ночью.
    + Идеально подходящее под тематику данной игры графическе исполнение. Игра выполнена в тёмных тонах, с использованием эффекта карандаша.

    Минусы:
    - Всё же в ситсему крафта можно было добавить больше предметов, а так же больше случайных событий в сам игровой процесс.

    10/10
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  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. Feb 12, 2015
    9
    A very good game, that you will enjoy playing, and make you think in the process.

    The game is not perfect, and becomes very easy once you
    A very good game, that you will enjoy playing, and make you think in the process.

    The game is not perfect, and becomes very easy once you understand its mechanics.
    But playing it the first time was magical to me. I was stressed, cautious, sad. Some dilemmas really shattered me. It is a grand game.

    On the plus side, 11 bit studios is really engaged in making good by supporting an NGO, Child War. Very refreshing.

    I really hope 11 bit studios build on this success, and make a 2nd game, even darker, even more difficult, and very unpredictable.
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  5. Dec 3, 2014
    8
    There is no way around it. This War of Mine is fun. Until it isn't anymore.

    The game is unique. I had tons of fun for a while. My only
    There is no way around it. This War of Mine is fun. Until it isn't anymore.

    The game is unique. I had tons of fun for a while. My only issue with the game is that I wish they put a little more work into it. The buildings I could raid/explore were limited. Having to feed your party gets tedious. They might as well have made the gamer have to relieve the survivor's bladders. Waiting for the days to end was tedious. Having to start with three random party members was unnecessary as it just causes the gamer to have to create constant new games until they get the party they desired.

    In short. The game is fun but it felt kind of beta-ish. The devs need to add more options/items/locations. I'd honestly value this game at $10 - $15 the way it currently stands.
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  6. Feb 11, 2015
    8
    Nice to see a game in a war setting where you play as a regular person trying to survive. This War of Mine is a fun little game where you needNice to see a game in a war setting where you play as a regular person trying to survive. This War of Mine is a fun little game where you need to gather supplies, help people out, try not to get killed, and just generally survive through the war. Things get hard when people get depressed, sick, or bandits come in during the night and take your stuff. Expand
  7. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Вообщем игру делали поехавшие леваки, которые на войне никогда не были. Ниочем.

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