This War of Mine is a game about war. There are many games about war out there, but this one is very different than what you might expect. Rather that play a hardy soldier or a stern commanding officer, you take on the role of some of the most vulnerable and helpless people in wartime: the civilians.
Players are plopped down into a scenario with the mandate to survive as long as they possibly can. Other objectives may also be required of the players depending on the scenario you select in This War of Mine. You'll have to scavenge for supplies and do your best to make a livable shelter out of whatever you can manage to find in a war-torn landscape. You'll have to meet all of your basic needs, but you'll also contend with other scavengers, bandits, and hostile soldiers who would happily shoot you at the drop of a hat.
If you find yourself enjoying the base game, there's a veritable boatload of DLC that introduces even more challenging stories for players to try. This War of Mine is not for the faint of heart and will give you a real challenge that is often heartbreaking.
In the 21st century one thing is inevitable. War can break out anytime, anywhere. And if your city gets under siege, be sure you were not prepared for it.
THE REAL FACE OF WAR. SEE IT FROM PERSPECTIVE OF CIVILIANS.
In This War of Mine for the first time you do not play as an elite soldier, but a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of necessities and constant danger.
HIDE DURING THE DAY. LEAVE ONLY WHEN NIGHT COVERS YOU.
During the day snipers outside stop you from leaving your refuge, so you need to focus on maintaining your hideout. At night, take one of your civilians on a mission to scavenge for items that will help you stay alive.
MAKE LIFE-AND-DEATH DECISIONS. FACE THE CONSEQUENCES.
Make life-and-death decisions driven by your conscience. Try to protect everybody from your shelter. During war, there are no good or bad decisions; there is only survival. The sooner you realize that, the better.