"When one mentions war and videogames in the same breath, a distinct common image is brought to mind. That image is shaped like Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Medal of Honor, a shape that brings with it intense feelings of empowerment, of taking down “insurgents” with a flick of the wrist, knifing friends in the back with wanton glee, and summoning helicopters to cut fools in twain. Most videogames are about the acquisition of strength, of feeling like a mighty hero, and military shooters have come out on top as the most popular power fantasy of them all. This is by no means a bad thing, of course, but the market is undeniably stuffed with the same old guts n’ glory experiences. This War of Mine takes a wildly different approach, presenting a war game with the gravity it’s deserved for a long time, and giving us something distinctly human in the process. Depressing, paranoid, and thoroughly morbid… but all too human."