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This War of Mine (PC) review


"Surviving the war."


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If you are looking for something a bit different, that doesn't just reward you with a collection of shiny pixels for shooting some other player in the head, or if you are bored with the regular offerings, then This War of Mine may just be the game for you.

It takes place in a warzone city, based on the conflicts in Eastern Europe. The aim of the game is simple. Survive until reinforcements come and lift the siege. Actually doing it, though, is far from simple.

You start off with three or four people, and the remains of a mostly-explorable house that seems to be out of the way of the shelling. You need to keep your people well, warm, fed, watered, and happy, or at least, content. Each night, you can send out one person to do some looting in another location. That location may be populated, or abandoned. There may be people trying to live there, or looking for trading partners. Or, there could be soldiers who will probably try to kill you.

As the game progresses, and you bring more loot home, you can start crafting - beds, heaters, cookers are pretty essential, but then you also have things like water collectors and rat traps to provide food and water. You can construct a radio so you can listen in on the news, and find out what is coming to the city, or even build something that lets you grow tobacco or medicinal herbs.

Of course, if you acquire too much stuff, and not enough weapons, chances are someone will try to raid you at night, stealing whatever they can, and injuring (or worse) one of your survivors.

If you are looking for a happy, friendly game, this is not it. This War of Mine takes a harsh look at the realities of war from a non-combatant's view. It's a must-play game if you are looking for something a bit more challenging than usual - this will provide exactly that, while still being fun.

4/5

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Community review by Bort (January 29, 2016)

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