This War of Mine goes on sale for a teeny £1.99/$1.99 on iOS

Heartbreaking but beautiful

This War of Mine goes on sale for a teeny £1.99/$1.99 on iOS
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This War of Mine is one of those experiences I regard as unmissable and a game that's an utter must-have, especially now that it's at such a minuscule price on iOS.

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This War of Mine was inspired by the Siege of Sarajevo during the Bosnian war. Rather than taking up arms as you would in the average war game, you shadow a small band of civilians instead who are unfortunate enough to be caught up in it. Instead of fighting as soldiers, you're fighting to survive day-to-day as plumbers, journalists, chefs - average citizens.

Your only goal is to make it through whatever harsh challenges have been thrown at you - from sickness, merciless winters, bandit attacks, depression, and more. It's an emotive game, to say the least, and doesn't take long for you to grow attached to each of your characters. Things happen so unpredictably and suddenly during play that it really does take you by surprise at times.

My favourite thing about the game though is how you're faced with serious, moral dilemmas. When you're freezing or starving to death, you're faced with choices that feel morally wrong to you, and if you put your lives before others, your characters will react in different ways too.

Originally going for £14.99/$14.99, This War of Mine is an absolute steal at just £1.99/$1.99, so what are you waiting for? Grab it now on the App Store.

Emily Sowden
Emily Sowden
Emily is Pocket Gamer's News Editor and writes about all kinds of game-related things. She needs coffee to function and begrudgingly loves her Switch more than she lets on.