This War Of Mine is a game that provides an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle. For the very first time you do not play as an elite soldier, rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city. During the day snipers outside stop you from leaving your refuge, so you need to focus on maintaining your hideout. At night you get a chance to scavenge nearby 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 to endure the hardships. During war, there are no good or bad decisions; there is only survival. The sooner you realize that, the better.
If Call of Duty or Battlefield is what happens on the frontlines, then This War of Mine is a bleak look at the side effects of being that hero. All too often in video games are we thrown to the front lines of some war and asked to be the hero, the save the day. Developer 11 bit studios asks something different of you -- to merely survive. You’re thrown into This War of Mine with very little explanation. You know there’s a war going on around you, but you don’t know why. All you know is that you can’t leave. So the only choice you have, really, is to survive, by any means possible. Of course, should things get too grim, your characters will opt to off themselves or just leave. That’s just one of the possibilities though; I promise you This War of Mine... Read Review