This War of Mine

Developer: 11 bit studios s.a.

Current Version: 1.3.6

Last Updated: 11 months ago

Download Size: 1 GB - Download

Description:

The Guardian described This War of Mine as "Grueling but beautiful". Now the whole experience is available on Mac App Store.

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.

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

This War of Mine experience is now broadened with "The Little Ones" expansion. "The Little Ones" explores the hardships of wartime survival as seen from an entirely new perspective - that of a child. This DLC puts you in charge of a group of adults and children stuck in a besieged city, struggling with basic necessities. TWoM: The Little Ones focuses not only on the reality of enduring war, but also on how even in times of conflict, kids are still kids: they laugh, cry, play, and see the world differently. In addition to thinking about survival, you'll have to summon your inner child to understand how to protect the little ones. Their youth, and their future, are in your hands.

• Experience the biggest expansion to This War of Mine
• Protect innocent children
• Craft toys, play with kids, and be the caretaker they need
• Meet new adult civilians in scenarios with children

Reviews:

IGN:

By any means necessary.

GAMESPOT:

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.

NEW STATESMAN:

This, right here, this is what a video game as a work of art looks like.

*Please be aware that the game is not compatible with all integrated graphics cards available in Mac computers. We cannot ensure that the game will run smoothly on every configuration out there. Recommended GPU - minimum 512 MB of dedicated VRAM.

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Release Notes:

The Anniversary Edition adds new non-playable characters, new locations to explore, and most importantly, a whole new ending. This content is available completely free to owners of the base game.

New features:
- 3 brand new locations
- new civilians (NPCs)
- a whole new ending scenario
- a new achievement to get

This update also allows you to buy "The Little Ones" expansion that features new civilians including child characters and new scenarios. It's a substantial expansion - you will experience wartime survival stories from an entirely new perspective - that of a child.

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.3.4
Review by shiftyadr

Most meaningful game expereince of my life for $20 - I have never played a game that made my heart beat so fast with such a simplistic playing style. At first it was a little frustrating, but the game saving your progress and never allowing you to restart makes every decision so meaningful. The story is interesting but not intruisive. In a time when we are bumbarded with flashy graphics and repedative gameplay, ‘This War of Mine’ is a fresh look at side scroling and rpg style games. It also takes away the glory of shoot em up war games and presents a fresh stark perspective of warfare from the citizens perspective. It could be longer, I hope there will be future DLC, but I’m going to stop writing this and go play it some more.

Found helpful by 53 out of 56 people
1/5
Version 1.0.2
Review by raveltherapy

fantastic game with a one star rating…. - I am sick to death of apps bugging me over and over to get a rating. So I have a policy. When an app, Even a great one, bugs me in the middle of using the app to give it a rating I give it a one star. Stop bothering me like you're a starving raccoon pawing through my trash to get your little scraps. If a developer creates a great app, I will go out of my way to give it a good review. And I do not mind an app having an out of the way functionality in the app to allow me to review it. But stop the stupid pop-ups!

Found helpful by 27 out of 94 people

More Reviews for Current Version

5/5
Version 1.3.6
Review by Jonathan Shea

Worth Every Cent, but... - I downloaded this game a long time ago and I love it, but I don’t recommend “The Little Ones” expansion. New locations are nice, but the children are useless. All in all, if I could go back and play this game from the beginning, I absolutely would.

Found helpful by 6 out of 7 people
2/5
Version 1.3.6
Review by Jayded44

They make it hard to enjoy - The game is challenging, and can be lots of fun. But due to the monotony of some tasks, (build 2 beds, build a stove, etc) it makes it all the more "sucky" when you cant save and go back if you make a mistake and someone dies. Instead of being able to try different strategies before a mistake, you have to either plow on, handicapped, or restart again, and be forced to do the same menial tasks all over again just to get to a point where you can begin to be strategic. If you want to tear your hair out on day 5, because you did 450 menial things right, and then had some bad luck which torpedoes your game, by all means buy this.

Found helpful by 3 out of 10 people
5/5
Version 1.3.6
Review by Anrui1

Make The Days Until Ceasfire a Random Number - I absolutely love this game! However, I think that it could be improved if instead of choosing 40 days until ceasefire, or 50 days until ceasefire, the player can chose for the game to select a random number of days until ceasefire. I don’t think that in a real-life situation people would know exactly how many days that they would need to survive. Adding a random number generator would add an extra element to the game. Otherwise, I love it.

Found helpful by 12 out of 13 people
5/5
Version 1.3.6
Review by Andrew j salas

Addicting! - This game is amazingly time consuming. Can’t stop playing! Also, really makes you feel the weight of war and desperation. oy! 5 stars all DAY!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
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