10 Games Like This War of Mine

Games Like This War of Mine
With our list of games like This War of Mine you’ll discover other survival games with strategy and story in dark settings where survival is not guaranteed.

This War of Mine was released in 2014 and unlike other war survival games opted to focus on the struggles that civilians face during war time. While inspired by real wars in the mid to late 90s the game world is mostly fictional with players commanding a group of survivors as they try to scratch out a living and deal with the consequences of their actions. Each survivor has their own traits which bring positive and negative bonuses to your shelter.

In the game your group of civilian survivors have bunkered down in a makeshift shelter with the single goal of surviving the war with the available tools and materials that they have. With no military or survival training each survival will need constant attention and direction to stay alive until a cease fire is declared. Gameplay is split between the day and night cycle where players can perform different actions in each. This ranges from raiding and trading at night time to upgrading the shelter, cooking, crafting and healing survivors during the day. Combined with various randomisation no two attempts are ever the same.

The games like This War of Mine below have a similar focus on survival, consequences, randomisation and managing mental states. These titles will often require you to make tough decisions for the survival of individual characters or the party as a whole.

Games Like This War of Mine

rebuild-3

Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville

Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville is all about strategy, survival and zombies. Your objective is to return society to the glory days before the zombie apocalypse devastated the cities of the world and left them in ruin, scattering the few survivors. To being your Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville adv... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(7 votes)
sheltered

Sheltered

Sheltered puts you in charge of your own family (two parents and two children) as you try to survive in a harsh post-apocalyptic world. Focused on careful resource management can you lead a family through these difficult times? Before starting your Sheltered experience players get to design the... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(6 votes)
neo-scavenger

NEO Scavenger

Awakening from cryogenic status and finding yourself alone in a post-apocalyptic world is a scary situation for anyone. NEO Scavenger attempts to capture this fear and disorientation in a turn based survival title with permanent death. To start your NEO Scavenger adventure players will get the ... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(7 votes)
darkest-dungeon

Darkest Dungeon

Battle stress and monsters in Darkest Dungeon, a roguelike dungeon crawler with a dark setting. Manage your roster of heroes as you explore the depths of a gothic mansion while paying close attention to the building stress level of your adventurers. In terms of plot the game begins with players... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(9 votes)
zafehouse-diaries

Zafehouse: Diaries

Zafehouse: Diaries has you guiding a group of survivors through the zombie apocalypse across a number of campaigns with their own difficulty and objectives. The title is dialogue heavy with much of the story being told through diary like entries. As the game presents you with a rag tag group of... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(6 votes)
fallout-shelter

Fallout Shelter

Fallout Shelter brings the Fallout franchise to mobile platforms with a vault management game that has players fighting off raids, scavenging the wasteland for resources and even growing their population through child birth. Released in mid 2015 to boost hype around the soon to launch Fallout 4... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(5 votes)
valiant-hearts-the-great-war

Valiant Hearts: The Great War

Valiant Hearts: The Great War offers a tear jerking story adventure with a few basic puzzles to deliver an intense experience on multiplayer platforms. Following the story of several characters through World War I it’s also a historically accurate game. Starting right after the Archduke a... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(7 votes)
dead-state

Dead State

Dead State combines the growing demand for zombie themed video games with classic turn based RPGs to deliver a lengthy zombie themed adventure. Set soon after the zombie apocalypse begins you’ll command your group of survivors in the fictional Texas town as you scavenge and explore while mainta... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(8 votes)
the-banner-saga

The Banner Saga

Enter the world of Vikings in The Banner Saga an experience filled with deep story and tactical role playing elements. With vital decisions falling to you players have the ability to guide the direction of their caravan as they cross a harsh and forgiving landscape. The story in this Viking fan... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(10 votes)
state-of-decay

State of Decay

State of Decay combines the open world genre with a zombie outbreak to create one of the largest and most impressive games in the genre to date. The game started out as a title on the Xbox Marketplace and eventually made its way to Windows. The game plays out in an open world environment with p... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(40 votes)