This War of Mine: The Little Ones

Rating Summary

Based on 40 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

75%

Critics Recommend

Based on 40 critic reviews
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9 / 10
Jan 19, 2016

This War Of Mine: The Little Ones is more than a game, and can be considered one of the most effective anti-war tools ever created. This is not a game you play for fun or to unwind, and the addition of children for the console release makes it even more poignant, as the realisation dawns that all over the world people are living through these hellish conditions. This War of Mine: The Little Ones doesn't just drive home how desperate people get in times of war, but also makes you take note of how lucky so many of us are to live in a more stable place.

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9 / 10.0
Jan 20, 2016

A relentlessly savage take on survival that puts players in control of the fleshy collateral damage that other war games merely gloss over, This War of Mine is a bleak, grim and ruthlessly entertaining affair quite unlike any other.

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9 / 10
Jan 20, 2016

This War of Mine: The Little Ones throws you into a beautiful and compelling hell. Experiencing war as a group of civilians whose lives rest in your hands with only your conscience to guide you is a refreshing change of pace from pretty much any other game out there. This is brilliant mix of harrowing survival interspersed with moments of joy. Having fun really isn't the point here: this is a game that will challenge anyone desensitised to the real sufferings of war – and that's a bold move.

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Jan 20, 2016

It's depressing and filled with tough decisions to make, but This War of Mine The Little Ones is one of those games that you have to play.

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9 / 10.0
Jan 20, 2016

For those looking for a unique and unexplored side to war in a slow, gruelingly unforgiving setting, this game is perfect. It will take several tries to get it right, but the truth behind it is there really is no "right" way to survive in war.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2016

An interactive discussion of the darkled human spirit.

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9 / 10.0
Jan 27, 2016

This is a gloriously mature adventure that is well worth liberating from retail captivity.

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88%
Jan 20, 2016

This War of Mine: The Littles ones is a powerful, affecting game that covers an aspect of warfare not typically touched by the medium. Telling the stories of normal civilians caught in the middle of a war, it asks: what you would do to survive? The disturbing answer is: anything you have to.

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8.6 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2016

This War of Mine: The Little Ones adds more to the game that makes it both wholeheartedly enjoyable and deeply distressing. Its survival mechanics are impressively weighted, and the events throughout the war are harrowing. This feels like a game everyone should experience for themselves.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 10, 2016

This War of Mine is both thought provoking and deals with its serious subject matter in a mature and responsible way. Alongside that it is a fine survival game in a genre that has become cluttered, stagnant and derivative. With solid mechanics and subtle story ques that give you a framework to conjure up your own unique narrative, it is a very compelling experience with no real equal out there. This is a game that when you experience it it will stay with you for a long time and will in some ways change your outlook on war and conflict without being preachy or overbearing. This is the kind of game that every gamer should experience at least once.

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