Warsaw Reviews

Warsaw is ranked in the 37th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Metro GameCentral
Top Critic
6 / 10
Oct 3, 2019

Extremely rough around the edges but even in its current state this is an engrossing and tension-filled strategy role-playing game that offers a very different perspective of WWII.

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6 / 10
Oct 21, 2019

Warsaw is a game that captures some of the desperation and inevitability of failure that the Warsaw Uprising faced. The random assignment of characters removes some player choice, and there is a lack of narrative to add more weight to the events. However, as a strategy game Warsaw is well put together and offers a challenge in a unique setting.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2019

A fascinating historic backdrop, an original artistic direction, a compelling gameplay structure, but only one, inexorable difficulty level which often seems more unfair than faithful.

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Unscored
Oct 7, 2019

Warsaw has the makings of a genuinely fascinating, unyielding tactical game with a lot of heart and reverence for the events it’s based on. Still, as is, it’s currently a hard sell unless you’re really intent on a challenge that, while thematically resonant, often feels more arbitrary than it is complex.

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70 / 100
Oct 7, 2019

Warsaw is a tactical turn-based game with some interesting aspects, although some of them hurt more than help. The setting is neat and the plot has real stakes, which is nice in a wartime game. The injury system along with ammo management will likely be a hit or miss for many.

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Oct 3, 2019

All in all, Warsaw is a solid foundation, but the balancing issues may make it difficult for players to love.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 13, 2020

A solid turn-based strategy wrapped up in a grimly intriguing slice of wartime history, WARSAW is quite capable of having its intended emotional impact land on target. The biggest roadblock that faces is in the balance between being a video game, and being a powerful bit of storytelling about a real-life tragedy.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2019

Warsaw is World War 2's Darkest Dungeon. Excellent narrative beats hide under the gameplay rubble, telling the story of Poland's guerrilla fighters being turned into bullet sponges for Nazis.

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55 / 100
Oct 8, 2019

I can’t recommend WARSAW to you in the current state. I’d give it a few months wait before checking it out again.

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6 / 10
Oct 7, 2019

Warsaw is challenging at times to the point of harsh realism and it has an assortment of foes to take out. But, with mechanics that are downright arcadey and odd, Warsaw's missteps mar what could've been a brilliant look at a major event in Poland's history during World War II.

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8.3 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2019

Warsaw cannot be defined as a mere clone of Darkest Dungeon, because it has its personality and a gameplay with a lot of combinations. Pixelated Milk has created a game that deserves a chance if you like the genre and/or if you want to learn more about what happened during the Uprising.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2020

WARSAW has an interesting premise that unfortunately is overshadowed by its somewhat unfair gameplay.

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7 / 10
Oct 8, 2020

Warsaw's a disheartening experience through and through, and normally that would be enough for a low score and some harsh words. But we think that, here, the futility is rather the point of the exercise. It's not going to be for everyone by any means, but fans of Valiant Hearts or This War of Mine will get a kick out of its stark, unforgiving world. War is hell. Warsaw is hell. But it's a pretty good hell, which makes it at least a seven.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 30, 2020

It's quite the surprise that one of the most poignant WWII stories comes from Warsaw, an RPG and strategy title from indie studio Pixelated Milk.

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6 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2019

Warsaw does not have an engaging story and compelling characters; the AI is lacluster and all our efforts seem to have no impact on the uprising. It’s a pity that this, overall quite good Darkest Dungeon-clone, is downright frustrating so often. Questionable decisions from the developers denied Warsaw’s path to glory.

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8 / 10
Oct 2, 2019

WARSAW is a solid tactical strategy role-playing game. It suffers from some of the same antics that drive me crazy in other games in the genre, with a bizarre way of calculating hit ratios. The randomized events and absolutely stunning graphical depiction of the game more than makeup for it. For those doubly interested in World War 2 and tactical strategy, this is a great title to look into.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2020

While I enjoyed WARSAW the only real complaint I had was the difficulty from time to time. Overall the game looked good and was an enjoyable experience.  Those who prefer less of a challenging experience should look elsewhere because WARSAW offers a challenging but rewarding turn-based strategy game.

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Spaziogames
Top Critic
7.8 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2019

Warsaw is a tactical-RPG, a tribute to the hellish Darkest Dungeon: it's cruel, it's hard and it's also a bit unfair.

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GameSpew
Becca S.
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2020

Like most tactical RPGs, there’s a lot to keep track of in Warsaw. If you’re new to the genre, it can be overwhelming; the game does have adjustable difficulty levels, but lowering the difficulty doesn’t change all that players have to pay attention to as they play. The story is well-written, but combat gets quickly repetitive as it contains no bosses, special events or anything to differentiate one battle from another. If you’re looking for a challenging tactics-based game, Warsaw is well worth a go. It’s just a shame that the excellent world-building takes something of a back seat.

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Digitally Downloaded
Harvard L.
Top Critic
Oct 2, 2020

Warsaw is an interesting concept which does do quite a few things right, but its inconsistency of vision prevents it from achieving the same greatness as the games it was clearly inspired by. Pixelated Milk are at their best when they are holding players in the desperate struggle for survival, where each tactical decision matters a great deal between life and death. But it takes real concentration on the player’s part to make these systems work, compounded by UI issues on the Switch which only further exhaust players. There are plenty of games which set out to do things similar to what Warsaw does, but more effectively.

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