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This War of Mine - Complete Edition

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Game Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchNov 27, 2018

Developer: 11 bit studios

Genres: Simulation, Strategy

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: Complete Edition consists of:

- This War of Mine – full version of the base game
- Anniversary Edtion update – set of new characters to interact with, locations to explore and new possible ending, created especially for the second anniversary of the game
- The Little Ones DLC – exploring the hardships of wartime survival as seen from an entirely new perspective – that of a child.
- TWoM Stories: The Father’s Promise – a stand-alone original tale set in the world of This War of Mine, telling a story of family’s struggle to preserve the last pieces of humanity in times of despair and cruelty.
- All the upcoming updates coming for free for all Complete Edition owners.

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Metro GameCentral

7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A daring, and largely successful, attempt to show the civilian side of war, that succeeds as an interactive drama even when it occasionally fails as a game.

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8 / 10

This War of Mine is not the most conventional game with a war background going and this is nothing but positive for this work, where survival and resources are vital for the player to reach the end. There are technical issues to solve but these take a step back next to the game's gameplay mechanics and environment, which are bound to keep the player closely wrapped around the game's concept for some time.

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Nintendo Life

8 / 10
Nintendo Life

This War of Mine remains an affecting survival experience on Switch and this edition is a comprehensive package. A couple of minor technical issues do little to diminish its power and, although the lack of touch controls is odd, sleep mode is a winner for squeezing in a few days as-and-when you can. Switch arguably helps make this downbeat game as accessible as possible, though there's little point in double-dipping if you've tried it elsewhere. It deserves to be played in whatever form you can find it, though, and is therefore a very welcome addition to Switch's diverse catalogue.

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Ethan Willard

Save for a few issues with controls, This War of Mine feels right at home on the Nintendo Switch.

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