This War of Mine

Game review by Jeff Haynes, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Violent, bleak survival game has new look at horrors of war.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 14+

Interesting game; not for kids (mature content)

This is a fine game but with a lot of intense, mature content, as you have to manage a group of civilians in a war zone. There are violence and deaths (including people being stabbed and shot), suicide (some characters will kill themselves if they get too depressed), sexual content (an attempted rape), starvation (characters may have to catch rats and eat them), sickness (children will beg for medicines, you can either help them or turn them down), substance addiction (some characters are smokers and their mood will go down without cigarettes) . The player can even perform some reprehensible deeds himself if he chooses to (like robbing a desperate elderly couple at gunpoint), although cruel actions will generally have a negative effect (morale will decrease). Tone is understated and violence never glamorized, but the game does feature a lot of explicit content. Worth playing but from the age of 14+.

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Too much violence
age 13+


This is a really good game aside from some little things.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
  • Subjects: Social Studies: citizenship, cultural understanding, events, exploration, global awareness, Hobbies: building, collecting
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: decision-making, deduction, defining problems, investigation, logic, making conclusions, memorization, problem solving, strategy, thinking critically, Creativity: combining knowledge, Self-Direction: goal-setting, identifying strengths and weaknesses, set objectives, time management, work to achieve goals, working efficiently, Emotional Development: empathy, identifying emotions, persevering, perspective taking, Responsibility & Ethics: integrity, learning from consequences, making wise decisions, respect for others
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: 11-Bit Studios
  • Release date: November 14, 2014
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Topics: Adventures
  • Character Strengths: Empathy
  • ESRB rating: M
  • Last updated: May 9, 2021

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