In This War Of Mine you do not play as an elite soldier, rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of food, medicine and constant danger from snipers and hostile scavengers. The game provides an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle.
User reviews:
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Very Positive (363 reviews) - 93% of the 363 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (19,106 reviews) - 95% of the 19,106 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 14, 2014

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August 30

Frostpunk announcement!



We are ready to announce our next big project: Frostpunk.


What is it about? What kind of game is it? Well, this is still a secret - but you can unveil a part of this mystery thanks to our first teaser of the game:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHxTtSatvQM
What society is capable of when pushed to the limits?
In a completely frozen world, people develop steam-powered technology to oppose the overwhelming cold. Society in its current form becomes ineffective and it has to change in order to survive.

What does this change mean? What is culture when morality stands in the way of existence? Think about how survival may, in the end, leave us different beings. Whether worse, better, stronger, weaker or, last but not least, more or less humane – that is debatable.

Pre-order will be available at http://frostpunk.gamesrepublic.com.

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All we can say now is that all This War of Mine fans should be excited about Frostpunk. :)

More info soon!

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August 4

Babel Update - Romanian language is online!


We are so glad to see that our Babel community is growing. Today we have added Romanian language to the game - and it's all thanks to you! We really appreciate your help. Romanian team did a great job on the translation and we are hoping that more languages will follow soon.

Remember that you (and your friends) can join Babel every second and start translating! Just click here. There are a lot of translations happening already so you can help speed up the process.

Of course there are rewards waiting for you - we are giving away codes for our games to teams which successfully finish translations.

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How to install a new translation in game? It's easy:
1. Launch the game, access Babel and refresh the list of languages.
2. Choose the language.
3. Download the translation and select it in game settings.


Thank you for the amazing support!

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Reviews

“This War of Mine is a gripping survival sim, and a great study of survival during wartime and civil collapse.”
8.4 – IGN UK

“This War of Mine shows the horrors of war in a way, that we rarely can experience in a game.”
9 – Giga Games

“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.”
8 – Gamespot

About This Game

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

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. The sooner you realize that, the better.

This War of Mine:

  • Inspired by real-life events
  • Control your survivors and manage your shelter
  • Craft weapons, alcohol, beds or stoves – anything that helps you survive
  • Make decisions - an often unforgiving and emotionally difficult experience
  • Randomized world and characters every time you start a new game
  • Charcoal-stylized aesthetics to complement the game's theme

Previews:

IGN

This War of Mine might be the war game we need.

Gamespot

I was intrigued by This War of Mine's attempts to portray the consequences of war in a way that games have largely ignored in the past. The fact that the psychological and emotional challenges of living under such horrifying conditions are something you have to consider as you struggle gives me added hope that it might treat its hefty and important subject matter with the gravity and complexity that it deserves.

Game Informer

11bit is blazing a new thematic trail amidst the currently popular survival genre, and so far the studio seems to have something special on its hand.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    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
    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: 10.6
    • 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
    • Sound Card: Integrated
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.6
    • Processor: Processor:
    [/b]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
  • Sound Card: Integrated
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    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • 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
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Positive (363 reviews)
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MrJingles[NZ]
10.5 hrs
Posted: August 30
This game is amazingly presented, you can get an emotional connection to the characters, I find it hard not to just start over when I loose a character. As other reviews say you'll prob get smashed the first few run thoughs as you find you feet, but I am facinated by the management system. When it comes down to it, when you've got no food, no meds, you can either die or grab your assult rifle and pillage. It plays on the human aspect of caring and does a wonderful job of illustrating how war impacts not only the soilders but the civilians.

Couldnt close this game, addictive as hell.
10/10
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Jenko
14.8 hrs
Posted: August 29
Deep story, awesome gameplay.
Don't mind this review, go buy this game and play it!
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Omni
34.5 hrs
Posted: August 29
This was worth every penny spent even though the replay value is in my opinion almost non existent. Once the first story is finished, there really isn't much point in a second play through. Even still, the game is immersive and is very unique. It felt like a combination of Oregon Trail and something entirely more modern. You're faced with some very hard decisions and the wrong decisions become deadly very quickly.

Great game.
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Deface
16.1 hrs
Posted: August 29
I used to play This War of Mine and I thought it might be something I could get into again... too bad it crashes on start up everytime.
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UngIm
39.1 hrs
Posted: August 29
Like an Apocalypse dollhouse. This game reflects my 10-year-old self's imagination and brings it to life. So addicting, too!
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zaggie2009
4.6 hrs
Posted: August 29
A very different kind of game. The replay ability is fantastic! It definitely gets my heart rate up when trying to sneak through houses to gather supplies. I would get it during the summer/fall/winter sales.
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Ulimate
8.4 hrs
Posted: August 29
sad
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insert_bomb_here
39.8 hrs
Posted: August 29
Riveting. Rwally pulls you into the story.
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Serenity
39.2 hrs
Posted: August 28
Fantastic game. It hooks you in very easily with the survival aspect and with just enough challenge to keep you going.
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Medicanman
31.5 hrs
Posted: August 28
Still showing the DLC kids even though DLC not installed.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Constant fear, horrible conditions, locked up

This is exactly how it is for the people in the city Aleppo (Syria)

This game really shows how war is and how HORRIBLE it is, war is hard for us in europe to understand mainly because we live far away and cus we dont really care. I find it really sad that europeans dosnt care so much about Syria.. I got so many amazing friends in Syria and i just wish that people would try to understand their situation more..

But well this game really shows how war is. I suggest that everyone gets this game asap! Because this game is really special, emotional, and it really shows the true face of WAR.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
65.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
I don't know why i didn't review this gem yet. Time to fix this.
This is such a good game. It takes some time to learn the mechanics and how to succeed. I got rekt the first playthroughs so bad. But I kept trying and now I completed all the premade campaigns of the game. Really relaxing and fun. Every detail and choice you take can be death or survival for the characters. Even some unaccurate raid in an hostile place can be fatal.
You have to save food and sometimes you are forced to leave someone die for let someone else live. I still need to buy the children dlc, but I will.
It's a must play, imo.
9\10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
When This War of Mine starts, the game delivers unto you three lost souls who've banded together to try and survive the Eastern European civil war that surrounds them. They're civilians—not survival-trained, battle-hardened soldiers—and ill-equipped to suddenly live without running water, heat or readily available food. During the daytime, you manage their actions inside a cracked, multilevel structure. It's barely livable at the onset, with holes in the walls and piles of rubble obstructing part of the building. Command them to dig through rubble and you'll open up more space and start finding organic and scrap materials that will help them scrape by day to day.

Your initial trio of survivors start off hungry, tired or wounded and, no matter how much scavenging, bartering or crafting as you do, those states of being are never too far away. Just to make your shelter moderately livable, you'll have to have them patch walls, build beds, grow vegetables, filter rainwater, bait and catch small animals for food.

The game is hard and sometimes disturbing because it makes you feel the grief of war. 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.

Key Features:

- Inspired by real-life events
- Control your survivors and manage your shelter
- Craft weapons, alcohol, beds or stoves – anything that helps you survive
- Make decisions - an often unforgiving and emotionally difficult experience
- Randomized world and characters every time you start a new game
- Charcoal-stylized aesthetics to complement the game's theme

THE GOOD
- Distinct, dismal pencil art style
- Powerful examination of civilian life in wartime
- Complicated & challenging morality

THE BAD
- Becomes monotonous after a time
- Autosaves only
- Some systems are a bit too easily exploited
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
My english vocabulary is not good enough to justify the touching story that this game puts you through.

I'm truelly awestruck.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Cant recomment a game about war more than this!!!Changed my view about war games and made me think twice every time i listen about war!!!10/10 moving gameplay great soundtrack wonderfull scenery!!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
29.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
Broken combat system, stab someone in the back, they nearly die but can somehow still punch you to death.
If your character nearly dies, they can't run OR attack.

Otherwise, good game.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Awesome survival game, and in general, one of the better games I have ever played. The developers took great care in making a war torn atmosphere, where you face many obstacles in order to have your characters survive. Obstacles include: managing starvation due to limited food supply, moral choices between killing and letting survive, helping NPC neighbors by giving resources or turning them down, and battling injuries and disease. The game also features crafting as an important part of the game. It's important because it reduces resources needed, enhances weapons and tools, helps with defense of your home from raids at night, and helps fight fatigue and hunger. Every decision seems to have a cause and effect that influences how the game develops. Overall, just a well thought out and developed game.

10/10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
38.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
The game's very good and emotional. You try to avoid combat as much as possible. A civilian's perspective of war and ways of trying to survive it. If you're a perfectionist, then this game will really get to you.
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
I don't know. I sort of like this game, the concept, the art, the overall mood and darkness of it. But it fails to entertain me for some reason. The overall gameplay is just tedious and does not really get to me the way I wish it would. That being said, the game is well done and is surely great if you get off on it. For me it is a no.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
Very touching to see war from the other side. I suggest anyone who calls civilian casualties necessary in war to try this.
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