Warsaw is a strategic tactical game with RPG elements, the action of which takes place during the Warsaw Uprising. The producer of the title is a Polish independent development studio Pixelated Milk, known for its classic tactical RPG Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs, which was released in 2017 on PCs and consoles. According to the developer, Warsaw is an attempt to present the realities of the Warsaw Uprising, which is hardly recognizable outside of Poland, and which has not yet seen too many successful games based on its history. The greatest inspiration for artists was a popular dungeon-crawler Darkest Dungeon, released in 2016.
Warsaw takes place in the summer of 1944, during the Warsaw Uprising. During the game we get to know the silhouettes of many fictitious participants of the uprising, whose character and history are modelled on the figures of authentic insurgents. It is worth noting that fans of alternative history should not count on a heroic victory of the resistance movement. The creators do not differ from the real events, and our campaign efforts must ultimately end in disaster. The aim of the game is to present the fear and hopelessness that accompanies the participants of the fights every day, as well as their attachment to the cause and loyalty to their comrades in arms.
Warsaw was divided into several segments. Players decide about the course of the uprising and the fate of particular districts of Warsaw, providing the necessary resources for further fighting - on which of them we will focus the attention of our units, and which we will be forced to abandon. The skirmishes take place in turn-based mode. Our troops consists of many unique heroes, each of whom has its own plot background, as well as a set of special abilities and attacks. Death of each of them is a blow to the remaining insurgents and a significant impediment to further play.
The characters use historically compatible firearms models as well as special combat tools such as flame throwers. The combat system is based on activating heroes' abilities, determining their combat positions, controlling stamina points, as well as the number of available ammunition. The key is to master these aspects of the gameplay, as well as the right skills.
Warsaw has a characteristic two-dimensional graphic design, using a slightly exaggerated comic style, reminiscent of the work of Mike Mignola (Hellboy series), as well as graphics in the Darkest Dungeon series.