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.
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Very Positive (1,056 reviews) - 93% of the 1,056 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (18,795 reviews) - 95% of the 18,795 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 14, 2014

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July 1

News from 11 bit studios - June 2016

June update video is live! We are discussing E3, Beat Cop, The Little Ones DLC and more!

You can watch it here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGk2AlQfq74&feature=youtu.be

This War of Mine: The Little Ones DLC is available on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/481090/
Beat Cop is on Steam, too: http://store.steampowered.com/app/461950/

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June 29

This War of Mine: The Little Ones DLC - new features



We have released The Little Ones DLC on PC and a lot of you are asking about the new features available in this expansion. We have added new mechanics, items, characters... so it's best to take a look at them and explain it one by one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN23_J3XDp0
There is one more important thing to remember: 1$ from each purchase goes to War Child charity, an amazing organization which helps kids suffering from conflicts all around the globe.

Thanks for watching!

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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
  • [/list]
    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
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Metsakurat
( 20.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
This War of Mine is a point and click survival game.

Let's start off with the gameplay.
Gameplay is quite basic. It plays like your everyday point 'n click adventure game. You point and click where you want to go or what you want your selected character to do. You can control up to four characters and you switch between them by clicking on their portrait pictures. The entire game is played using only your mouse. You literally point 'n click till the end.
So the core gameplay is pretty basic. The difficult part is making choices. It's basically a base building survival game. A bit of strategy is involved. You have to choose what to build, when to build. What to upgrade first if upgrade at all. At times people might ask you for favors. You can either choose to help them or not. You can even betray them. You can trade with other NPCs, rob them or even kill them. All this also affects your characters. They might get depressed, sad, cold...or get killed by other NPCs. Yes, your characters can get cold and die from frostbite. They can die from hunger, just leave the shelter or get gunned down.
This might sound all too complicated but it really isn't. You will lose 1-2 party members in your first playthrough but after that you should understand how the game works and your 2nd playthrough should be alright...If not perfect. The game ain't actually hard.

Now i said "playthrough" back there. There is no story. Don't let the game and people fool you. It's basically a glorified survival mode. There is no replay value here. It's true that i've played "through" it 4 times but just because i wanted to do a perfect run with the hardest settings (harsh winter, 80 days of survival).
Every time you start a game it's pretty much the same thing. It's a survival mode. Nothing more. It's not a bad game. It's very fun, addicting and will keep you playing for at least 2 "playthroughs" or till you get a perfect run or get bored. I'd say it is worth the full price if you don't mind point 'click games but don't expect a deep story. There's none. You're just a civilian during a wartime who is trying to survive by looting junk and stealing from elderly people.

Definitely a unique take on war but far from being a masterpiece the people claim it to be. In it's core it's still just a simple survival mode.

The game also uses cheap techniques to get you killed. People seem unarmed before they start shooting at you and that's very unfair. One of my characters died from frostbite when she was sleeping next to the furnace and it was +18 in the house. How the hell did she die from frostbite?! This is the reason I had to do 4 runs. I HAD to get a perfect run but the game used cheap tricks to get me killed. I never died 'cus the game was hard. The resource management is rather simple and straightforward.
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Crazy::Ralvsen
( 134.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Basically this game is a resource management game with atmosperic background and decisions that can make u weep.

Alas, you need to survive the war atleast once to get the idea of the game...

I played all the non-DLC scenarios and still get mad when my guys don't cope with the circumstances. Recently i started my own scenario with Marko and Marin. Marin severly ill. Up until day 28 i didn't manage to heal him, but when he was healed (about 7-8 medicine over 28 days) the f*cker left the shelter robbing me. §$%§

But anyways - a great game.

I put "The little ones"-DLC on my wishlist, but since i am a father, i'm quite sure that i will not enjoy/bear it. *weepweep*

Tip: If you know what to do, Marko is the easiest solo char to play, else - not.
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Bunny
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
I want world war 3 because of this

10/10
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Noble Actual
( 27.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Game's really good, although repetitive you can do a lot, with variety of approaches. Really puts you in the shoes of the scavenger as if you really were out there looking for things, trying to stay alive, not just for yourself but for the people depending on you. Really great game, gets you thinking sometimes if you look deep enough and not just see it as a game. It makes you question your humanity, and pushes you onto desperation for supplies to keep going on. This is a truly great game as not are there outside forces conflicting with you, but you are conflicted with yourself about what's right and wrong and what needs to be done. This game will put you in the grinder of choices. Every choice counts in this. 10/10 would recommend.
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[NCF] Stoned_Muppet
( 12.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
I could write a ♥♥♥♥ing 2000 word essay about how amazing this game is, but I'll keep it simple. It is a ♥♥♥♥ing masterpiece.
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madmanhelo
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
I've bought the but it wont allow me to play it really pisses me of i really want to play the game so much if you can help please tell me
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zomana75
( 13.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
I just can't feel anything while playing this game...I try to play but I just can't bring myself to do it
Now if you want to feel anything like OH THIS IS BAD AND SAD I SHALL CRY, CRY BUTTON ON TIME TO CRY and this is what i think
Don't DO NOT buy this game for that reason the only time that i have mildly teared up was just once and i may seem like a heartless person and you are completely right but i can get sad believe it or not,just its the same thing maybe a diffirent play style but i dont see that much from it except like a 20 hour game and thats it...Now if you like it and can play hours good for you but if you like seeing the same screen over and over again then don't buy this all i see it boil down to is being repetitive thats all...Now the time i have to give it some credit for is the scavenging thats what isnt that repetive kinda and it isnt like oh just some what repetive ITS THE WHOLE GAME first time its fresh second time its some what fresh and third its the same,when you beat it once it just becomes the same old thing SURVIVE THAT DO THIS it doesnt seem fresh to me










10/10 (jk)
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matzoid
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Not recommended for people in a fragile emotional state. I warned ya.
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Jacy
( 84.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
This game reminds me about the agony of people from the war.
This is a harsh game, yet it is worth to play.
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Mundo Primata | Lagosta
( 48.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Outstanding game. You almost feel like you´re in the civil war.
The replay its not so good. 9/10
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127 of 132 people (96%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
- So I enter a house to scavenge
- Get spotted by a woman
- She tries to run off to alert someone upstairs
- I take her down with an axe
- A man comes downstairs and sees the body...doesn't even look at me...he just starts crying
- He ignores me as I loot his goods
- As Im looting, I find a note.

Apparently the man's wife died a while ago. He met this woman afterwards when she was injured and helped her recover. They became close, and the heartbreak of losing his wife was slowly being healed by this new woman.

And I just killed her...

**exits the game and tries not to cry**
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38 of 39 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
This game.

It will force you to make choices that show you the sort of person you are.

The game lets you play with characters of your own creation. Excited by this, I made myself, my wife, and my friend.

It started off well enough. But then winter came. The cold made us sick. And then my wife went on a mission one night because my friend and I were too tired to leave. She was badly wounded. She got horribly sick during the next couple of days. But she had to keep limping to the hospital night after night because my friend and I were too sick. Then my friend's character got better and my wife came close to death. I we needed more medicine. More than the hospital could trade to us. And my wife was almost out of time.

I knew, however, of a place that had lots of medicine. Another band of survivors. I had traded with them before. But I was low on all my supplies now save for water and some firewood. I took these to trade when I sent my friend on a mission. But I also had him take a shotgun and ammo.

I went to trade. They wouldn't give me any medicine for the food and water. And they only would give me one bottle of pill for the shotgun. Not even close to enough. I knew my character would die. But worse, my wife would die.

I wouldn't let her die.

My friend's character took the gun and killed the survivors. All of them. He grabbed all the medicine and food he could and came back.

Because of the medicine, my wife recovered. My character recovered. But my friend's character...he never did.

A week later, he just left. No words. Nothing. He had been fighting depression ever since the killing. We tried to reassure him. But it stayed with him. And we never saw him again.

Two days later the war ended. My wife's character and mine escaped back to their lives. And part of me likes to think my friend's character did too.

None of this happened, truly. It was nothing but pixels on a screen in a video game. But that play through hit me harder than any other game I have ever played. Every choice you maker, from helping a sick mother down the street to killing for supplies stays with you. And part of the reason I haven’t played the game since is because I don't want to ride that emotional roller coaster again.

So if you play, and I VERY much think you should play, do yourself a favor and don't put your loved ones or friends in it. It's amazing how it becomes deeply personal when you do.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Really emotional game, amazing story, really shows how war is... Give it a go everyone, maybe you will understand how it is for people who lives in war.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
- Went inside a destroyed house to scavenge
- Game said "beware of bandits lurking around"
- Went in the living room
- Random guy screams "get out now!"
- Guy shoots me
- I shoot back and kill him
- I hear a woman say "honey? are you ok?"
- I said to myself "uh oh! that ain't good"
- I hear a teen say "dad?"
- I said to myself "OH FOR ****'S SAKE REALLY!"
- Woman enters, starts screaming "oh my god honey! please be alright!" and starts crying
- Teen screams "Dad? OH MY GOD DAD! MOM GO HIDE!"
- I ran towards the exit LMAO

I blame the game instructions! it said "beware of bandits lurking around"
Next time tell me "be careful of families too!"

Still... Would rate 10/10 for how the family ai reacts to someone's death xD
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
The Anti-Call Of Duty Simulator...Bringing out the real facets of a war and what people go through, scavenging for simple things which we take granted on a daily basis. Moving, Emotional and Heart-Felt. Made me weigh in every decision or every location I thougt of visiting.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Really touching game. Personally for me or maybe for us who haven't experienced war before this game bring us to that atmosphere. When food and materials become rare and hard to get, what will you do? kill or be killed? barter for it or scavenge it in very dangerous area? this is what we learn from this game. War is not Fun, war is evil and war bring suffering for everyone. This war of mine do make me enjoy the whole experience during playing it and understand what people suffer and do during the war. during gameplay the decision you make affect the whole game. So don't expect when you kill some bandit your character will become sad and even think is it even necessary. For those who look for survival games, wanted to experience war like atmosphere that feel by the people during war or just find this game interesting and want to play it. i can guarantee you will love this game. give it 10/10 for me and peace for the world. let's hope for no war happen anymore.
:)
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
81.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
Wow. Never would I think to write another review on such a game like this. This game has convinced me to take a few minutes away just to make this review. For a survival game like this, it not only has great gameplay but has a beautiful story line. Games like this change the way we think, the way we feel. It shows the scary life experience of someone who lives or lived through war. The moment you press PLAY, everything changes. Show this to anyone. And let their experience with the game change them.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
This War of Mine is a point and click survival game.

Let's start off with the gameplay.
Gameplay is quite basic. It plays like your everyday point 'n click adventure game. You point and click where you want to go or what you want your selected character to do. You can control up to four characters and you switch between them by clicking on their portrait pictures. The entire game is played using only your mouse. You literally point 'n click till the end.
So the core gameplay is pretty basic. The difficult part is making choices. It's basically a base building survival game. A bit of strategy is involved. You have to choose what to build, when to build. What to upgrade first if upgrade at all. At times people might ask you for favors. You can either choose to help them or not. You can even betray them. You can trade with other NPCs, rob them or even kill them. All this also affects your characters. They might get depressed, sad, cold...or get killed by other NPCs. Yes, your characters can get cold and die from frostbite. They can die from hunger, just leave the shelter or get gunned down.
This might sound all too complicated but it really isn't. You will lose 1-2 party members in your first playthrough but after that you should understand how the game works and your 2nd playthrough should be alright...If not perfect. The game ain't actually hard.

Now i said "playthrough" back there. There is no story. Don't let the game and people fool you. It's basically a glorified survival mode. There is no replay value here. It's true that i've played "through" it 4 times but just because i wanted to do a perfect run with the hardest settings (harsh winter, 80 days of survival).
Every time you start a game it's pretty much the same thing. It's a survival mode. Nothing more. It's not a bad game. It's very fun, addicting and will keep you playing for at least 2 "playthroughs" or till you get a perfect run or get bored. I'd say it is worth the full price if you don't mind point 'click games but don't expect a deep story. There's none. You're just a civilian during a wartime who is trying to survive by looting junk and stealing from elderly people.

Definitely a unique take on war but far from being a masterpiece the people claim it to be. In it's core it's still just a simple survival mode.

The game also uses cheap techniques to get you killed. People seem unarmed before they start shooting at you and that's very unfair. One of my characters died from frostbite when she was sleeping next to the furnace and it was +18 in the house. How the hell did she die from frostbite?! This is the reason I had to do 4 runs. I HAD to get a perfect run but the game used cheap tricks to get me killed. I never died 'cus the game was hard. The resource management is rather simple and straightforward.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
35.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
one died in combat during researching for suplies, the second one bled to death due to lack of bandages and the third became depressed of death around and couldn't hold for any longer so he decided to suicide
first time i survived for 15 days, 42 days for the second, maybe now i will make it finally

i recomend it 10/10
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Why this is one of the best games on steam:

1. Gives you a new look on war. I will always think differently of Call of Duty!
2. Brilliant graphics!
3. $.1.00 goes to charity, and DLC includes larger donations.
4. Your choices matter, as they do in real life.
5. No major glitches.
6. The game never gets old! Once your first story is over, you can restart with different people, and different strageties.
7. No difficult controls.

I got this game $4.99 on sale. The original price is $20.00, which is definately worth it.
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