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  • Summary: This War Of Mine provides an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle. For the very first time you do not play as an elite soldier, rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city. During the day snipers outside stop you from leaving your refuge, so you need toThis War Of Mine provides an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle. For the very first time you do not play as an elite soldier, rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city. During the day snipers outside stop you from leaving your refuge, so you need to focus on maintaining your hideout. At night you get a chance to scavenge nearby 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 to endure the hardships. During war, there are no good or bad decisions; there is only survival. The sooner you realize that, the better.
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  1. Nov 28, 2018
    90
    If you’re looking to play for a complete experience that will not only test your survival and decision-making skills but also your compassion and moral compass, look no further than This War of Mine.
  2. Nov 26, 2018
    90
    This War of Mine is probably one of the first modern titles capable of mixing mechanics with a strong message without breaking the ludo-narrative dissonance. A rogue-like masterpiece and one of the best indie games for Nintendo Switch.
  3. Dec 2, 2018
    85
    A good version with no real problems of one of the best indie projects in recent years.
  4. 80
    Save for a few issues with controls, This War of Mine feels right at home on the Nintendo Switch.
  5. Dec 13, 2018
    80
    This War of Mine puts the player at the centre of an absorbing war environment and uses its original gameplay mechanics to present a series of intense challenges that will make anyone who picks it up embed themselves with the game up to a surprising level. While there are technical issues that should be corrected, This War of Mine comes out mostly unscathed in its role as a story of war and survival.
  6. Dec 7, 2018
    80
    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.
  7. Nov 28, 2018
    70
    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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