This War of Mine for PC
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This War of Mine

Nov 14, 2014
8.82
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Good
108th of 18204

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

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About this game

Developer: 11 Bit Studios
Content Rating: Mature

Summary

A survival-themed strategy game where the player controls a group of civilian survivors in a makeshift shelter in a besieged, war-torn city. The main goal of the game is to survive the war with the tools and materials the player can gather with the characters they control. Most of the characters under the player's control have no military background or any kind of survival experience, and will require constant intervention by the player in order to stay alive. It is the player's responsibility to maintain their characters' health, hunger and mood levels until the declaration of a ceasefire, which occurs after a randomized duration.

System Requirements

Recommended

  • OS: Windows 7/Windows 8
  • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad 2.7 Ghz, AMD Phenom(TM)II X4 3 Ghz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 260, Radeon HD 5770, 1024 MB, Shader Model 3.0
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible

Minimum

  • OS: Windows XP SP3 (32 bit) / Vista
  • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo 2.4, AMD Athlon(TM) X2 2.8 Ghz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Geforce 9600 GS, Radeon HD4000, Shader Model 3.0, 512 MB
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible

Critic Reviews

34 Reviews
8.26
Gil AlmogiNov 24, 2014
It is a video game that makes you perform familiar video game actions at the expense of all the reasons most people play video games, even going so far as to be ironic at times. Frankly, for all the artistic encounters I’ve had and valued as a gamer, this crosses a major threshold, delivering a valuable experience that doesn’t seek to coddle a player’s fragile conceptions of purpose and fun. If the lasting impression you receive is unquestionably bleak, you’re doing it right. Nobody’s going to reward you for even doing that.
Justin ClarkNov 17, 2014
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.
Heather NewmanNov 14, 2014
This War of Mine makes the most of its clean, attractive graphics, its moody ambient soundtrack, and the intense, emotional nature of its gameplay...If the typical war-based video game is the big blockbuster movie, with tons of special effects and rockets flying overhead as brave well-muscled soldiers stand and give speeches, this game is the indie drama about the consequences of war. It’s gripping, a beautiful depiction of an ugly time, and, fittingly, depressing as hell.

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