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 (907) - 92% of the 907 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (36,536) - 95% of the 36,536 user reviews for this game are positive.
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April 6

Update - minor bug fixes.



Hi there, everyone!

We just uploaded a new This War of Mine update on Steam! It mostly fixes some smaller issues - but you will probably be happy to hear that we've managed to patch that annoying scenario issue connected to the Father's Promise DLC!

Here's the full list of fixes:
  • Korean translations are fixed - we had some misleading/incorrect Korean lines in game - it's fixed now!
  • Animation fixes for Japanese, Chinese and Korean versions of the game - there were some smaller animation glitches here and there for these language versions; now everything should be back to normal!
  • Father's Promise DLC doesn't unlock the additional scenarios anymore - you have to play the main campaing to unlock them - so it's back to normal!
  • Some minor stability tweaks and fixes
Have a good one!
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April 3

This War of Mine free weekend!

Celebrating the April 24th debut of Frostpunk, we are launching This War of Mine for free on Steam from now until Sunday, April 8th, 2018!



For us, the team at 11 bit studios, Frostpunk is the biggest and most ambitious project to date and with just 3 weeks left to the release, we're in the mood for giving! Our gift to you, the commmunity of gamers, is our most important creation so far, the solemn survival game, This War of Mine - an emotional narrative highlighting the struggle of surviving war and the heavy burden of getting by in a war torn region from the eyes of the civilians it impacts.

You may be interested to know that recently This War of Mine hit a milestone of 2.5 million copies sold on Steam and along with receiving many awards (including the SXSW Cultural Innovation Award and IGF Audience Award) this accomplishment has reaffirmed ours philosophy on creating mature, thought-provoking games. Additionally, we continue to support gaming's community mission of raising funds for the War Child children’s charity by the sale of DLC content dedicated to that sole purpose.

Let's sum it up: a special extended version of the game - This War of Mine Anniversary Edition - is free on Steam until Sunday April 8th, 2018 to celebrate the upcoming debut of Frostpunk and to prepare the gaming community for the next emotionally heavy experience from 11 bit studios.

The Anniversary Edition is 70% off and The Little Ones DLC is at 50% discount.
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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

The universe of This War of Mine has been expanded by two DLCs:

- The Little Ones - explores the hardships of wartime survival as seen from an entirely new perspective - that of a child.
- The Father's Promise - a heartbreaking tale of loss and hope in a war-torn city, opening a season of brand new independent Stories, with the second episode coming in 2018.



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: Anniversary Edition

It's been two years since This War of Mine global release and we're still expanding the experience. This new free DLC, created especially for the Anniversary Edition, adds new characters, new locations to explore, and most importantly - a whole new ending, leading to a different outcome to the game. The dilemma though remains the same – how far will you go, to protect the ones you care about? 

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

Babel:

Babel project is a community-based translation initiative that will allow us to bring This War of Mine experience to people all around the world.

Thanks to Babel these new languages are already available in game:
  • Finnish
  • Hungarian
  • Romanian
  • Vietnamese
  • Czech
You can be a part of the project. Register and start working on the translation right away at babel.thiswarofmine.com

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

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    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
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