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This War of Mine

See what war is like through the eyes of innocent bystanders

Can you survive a war as an innocent citizen living in a besieged city

This War of Mine

by 11 bit studios s.a.
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This War of Mine
This War of Mine
$13.99 in the App Store

Can you survive a war as an innocent citizen living in a besieged city?

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What is it about?

This War of Mine is a unique video game because while it is about war, you do not play the role of a soldier who is fighting in it. Instead, you take on the role of the civilians who are trying to survive in their besieged city. The game revolves around a dynamic day-and-night cycle. During the day, you're unable to leave, so you must maintain your hideout by crafting, trading, and taking care of survivors. During night, you'll have your chance to scavenge unique locations for materials to help you and your fellow refugees survive. The game has you making a lot of hard-hitting decisions that affect the outcome of the ending, so you have to pick wisely. It's a fantastic experience that makes you really see and experience the hardships of being a civilian in times of war.

For those who...

  • Like unique games
  • Enjoy games that have difficult choices
  • Want a heart-wrenching storyline

Not for those who...

  • Get sad about war
  • Don't care to experience the life of innocent civilians during war
  • Are bad decision-makers

Why we love it

The game offers a fresh new perspective on a tried-and-true genre. Are you able to make the tough calls in order to survive?

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App Details

Simulation Adventure
Last updated
October 13, 2022
Release date
July 15, 2015
More info

This War of Mine is $13.99 but there are more add-ons

  • $1.99

    The Little Ones

App Store Description

"If you've not already played this brilliant, heart-wrenching game, then mobile is as good a place as any to let it completely destroy you." - , 9/10, Pocket Gamer UK

"This War of Mine isn’t exactly “fun,” but it’s definitely a game worth playing." , 9/10, 148apps

"I'm really excited to go home and download 11 bit studios' title on my iPad" , Game Informer

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: Anniversary Edition
It's been two years since This War of Mine global release and we're still expanding the experience. This new free DLC, created especially for the Anniversary Edition, adds new characters, new locations to explore, and most importantly - a whole new ending, leading to a different outcome to the game. The dilemma though remains the same – how far will you go, to protect the ones you care about?

Key Features:
• Inspired by real-life events
• Control your survivors and manage your shelter
• Craft weapons, alcohol, beds or stoves – anything that helps you survive
• Make decisions - an often unforgiving and emotionally difficult experience
• Randomized world and characters every time you start a new game
• Charcoal-stylized aesthetics to complement the game's theme

This War of Mine experience is now broadened with "The Little Ones" expansion. "The Little Ones" explores the hardships of wartime survival as seen from an entirely new perspective―that of a child. This DLC puts you in charge of a group of adults and children stuck in a besieged city, struggling with basic necessities. TWoM: The Little Ones focuses not only on the reality of enduring war, but also on how even in times of conflict, kids are still kids: they laugh, cry, play, and see the world differently. In addition to thinking about survival, you'll have to summon your inner child to understand how to protect the little ones. Their youth, and their future, are in your hands.

• Experience the biggest expansion to This War of Mine
• Protect innocent children
• Craft toys, play with kids, and be the caretaker they need
• Meet new adult civilians in scenarios with children

PLEASE NOTE: This game is optimized for latest devices. While playing on older devices such as iPhone 4s or iPad 2 you might experience lower frame rates.

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