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It’s been eight years since This War of Mine first released the most powerful of pacifist messages. Now though it’s time for things to conclude, as the most comprehensive of versions – This War of Mine: Final Cut – becomes available on Xbox Series X|S, Game Pass and PS5.

Having already surpassed some seven million sold copies, This War of Mine: Final Cut releases on current-gen platforms, giving players the chance to play it on Xbox Series X|S, on PS5 and via Xbox Game Pass.

Final Cut serves as the most polished version of This War of Mine that you’ll be able to experience on consoles. It’s the culmination of the base game, along with numerous patches, tweaks, balancing, AI improvements, control scheme updates, and stability that have been implemented since launching on the last generation of hardware.

It’s a game in which you see war from the other side of the coin, and rather than taking on the usual role of an all-action soldier will discover yourself attempting to help out a group of everyday civilians who are just trying to survive. Having been inspired by real-life events, ensuring that this group is well fed, watered and has access to the medicine they need should all be a priority. Of course, there’s more danger that awaits and so it’s best to go scavenging at night, before hunkering down during the day. 

This War of Mine will task you with multiple decisions, each of which could well be crucial to how things play out. Whatever you decide though, it’s staying alive that will be most at mind. 

The key features of the game as a whole include:

  • 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
  • All updates and free expansions added along the way to create the Final Cut

This War of Mine: Final Cut is available through Game Pass or as a £16.74 download from the Xbox Store. That’s possibly the best way to get started in this adventure, with it adding in 4K visuals, UI adjusts and remastering of locations. But should you need more of what it is able to deliver, then the addition of the £8.39 All Expansions Pack should well suit. As the name suggests, this includes all previously released expansions, including The Little Ones, which adds children to the survivor groups, and three narrative-focused Stories – Father’s Promise, The Last Broadcast, and Fading Embers each introducing new locations and mechanics, along with stories touching upon different moral and cultural aspects of wartime survival. The Last Broadcast  itself was written by Meg Jayanth, writer of 80 Days.

“It’s no surprise that This War of Mine is one of our company’s crowning achievements. We put a lot of care into it, and the game has changed a ton in the time since console owners first had a chance to immerse themselves into these civilian struggles. We’ve improved on every aspect of the original, and now, with the potential of new hardware at our disposal, we’re proud that we’re able to present a perfected version of our bestselling gem,” states Bartek Gwardiak, Lead Producer at 11 bit studios.

And then you’ve got the Complete Edition which brings everything together as one. A £22.49 price tag is attached to that.

We’ll be reviewing This War of Mine: Final Cut very shortly so will be sure to deliver our full thoughts as to how this plays on Xbox Series X|S. Until that time, just hit up the Xbox Store by making the most of the links we’ve provided in bold up top.

Game Description:

The Remastered Final Cut version for Xbox Series X|S is finally here! In This War Of Mine, you do not play as an elite soldier, rather as a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with a lack of food, medicine and constant danger from snipers and hostile scavengers. During the day 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 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.

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