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War Mongrels

WM

The game of Polish Destructive Creations studio, creators of Ancestors Legacy strategy and isometric shooter Hatred. The game shows World War II through the eyes of soldiers from the eastern front.

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War Mongrels Release Date

19Oct2021

PC

Mar2023

XONE PS4 PS5 XSX

War Mongrels was developed by Polish studio Destructive Creations. They already made such games as Ancestors Legacy or the shooter Hatred. WM is a strategy game with isometric view, which is based on stealth and silent elimination of enemies. The idea of the game reminds of such classic series as Commandos or Desperados. The developers take us to the times of World War II, showing the Eastern Front. They do not spare the player from difficult topics such as holocaust and mass murders.

Plot

We start the game by controlling two Wehrmacht soldiers. Ewald and Manfred, as those are their names, decide to take advantage of the confusion caused by the Russian artillery shelling of their unit's positions. The protagonists decide to desert, which begins a long and dangerous journey. The game tells the story of a random group of people ( German soldiers, Jews, and Poles from the Home Army) who want to survive the war. The characters often discuss and comment on each other's actions. It is not uncommon for them to have different views and, as a result, arguments occur between them. The background and inseparable element of the plot are German war crimes, which we often witness.

Developers took care to make War Mongrels realistic, for this purpose they used the services of a historical consultant. Thanks to this we can see not only faithfully reproduced vehicles, weapons and soldiers' uniforms from that period, but also we are witnesses of authentic historical events.

Game mechanics

WM in many ways reminds of the classics of the genre. The game is all about quietly eliminating enemies and sneaking through their positions. We take control of a squad, whose members have unique abilities that allow us to survive. Some of them can lure enemies into a trap, others can pretend to be enemy soldiers - the way of performing the task depends on our style of play.

The game also includes a tactical mode, which allows us to plan the actions of several of our subordinates at the same time, in order to better coordinate their actions.

Of course, if we want, we can also tempt ourselves to an open fight. This is facilitated by a special mode, which, when turned on, orders our soldiers to automatically attack approaching enemies. This allows us to pass certain parts of the game by force. However, this is still a stealth game and we can't make it a rule. Often there are more enemies than us, and we have to remember about the ammo limit. Additionally, going through a game like "Rambo" is hindered by the fact that the magazines left by the enemies do not always have to match our weapons.

Co-op

Production can be played in single player mode, as well as with friends in co-op.

Technical aspects

It is worth noting that the developers from Destructive Creations studio took care of the natural animations for the characters. They were created with the help of motion capture technology.

The game has a very atmospheric audio setting, which dynamically changes depending on the situation in which we find ourselves.

Game mode: single / multiplayer   Multiplayer mode: Internet   Player counter: 1-2  

User score: 5 / 10 based on 160 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 6.1 / 10 based on 342 votes.

Age restrictions War Mongrels: 18+

War Mongrels System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i5-7400 3.0 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 950 / Radeon R9 270 or better
  • 35 GB HDD
  • Windows 7(SP1)/8/8.1/10 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i7-4790 3.6 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz
  • 16 GB RAM
  • graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 1650 / Radeon RX 470 or better
  • 35 GB HDD
  • Windows 7(SP1)/8/8.1/10 64-bit
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