Ukraine War Stories

Minimum requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • Processor: Intel Celeron
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Onboard
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Onboard
Single-player, Steam Cloud
Adventure, Free to Play, Indie, RPG, Simulation

18 Oct, 2022

Curator review

Experience the heart-wrenching stories of the Ukrainian war in Ukraine War Stories, a text-based visual novel that brings real events to life.

Full review

Ukraine War Stories takes players on a gripping journey through the harrowing experiences of civilians trapped in the midst of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This text-based visual novel brings to life the true stories and eyewitness accounts of those who lived through this devastating conflict.

The game consists of three interactive novels, each set in different towns that were among the first targets during the invasion: Hostomel, Bucha, and Mariupol. In each story, players take on the role of a civilian trying to survive against overwhelming odds and protect their loved ones.

The attention to detail is remarkable, with every novel based on real events and dramatizations of eyewitness accounts. The developers have gone above and beyond by using authentic war photographs taken in the areas where these stories unfolded as part of their artwork.

What sets Ukraine War Stories apart is its commitment to being completely free without any catch or hidden fees. The developers aim to share these recent experiences with a global audience rather than profit from them. It's an admirable endeavor by a small team based in Kyiv who refuse to let their work be silenced by wartime conditions.

The emotional weight behind each story is nothing short of heart-wrenching. From managing survival resources while caring for your group's emotional well-being in Hostomel, to facing tough choices amidst brutal occupation in Bucha, or making hard decisions as a surgeon during desperate times in Mariupol — every scene elicits deep empathy for those affected by this conflict.

If you are looking for more than just entertainment from your gaming experience, Ukraine War Stories goes above and beyond expectations. Not only does it give voice to those impacted by real-world events but also invites players into deeper conversations around war torn regions like Ukraine.

This review was written with love by Alfonzo