War and Roses – FPS Dating Sim – Most unusual game this year so far?

Take a look at our War and Roses preview video which showcases a game (we have only just discovered) that has seemingly been abandoned on Steam. Released by developer Blaze Worlds in late Jan 2022, the game last received an update in March this year. Since then, nothing more, despite some obvious missing content. The game offers a heady mixture of dating simulator with some quite competent first-person shooting, complete with load-outs, upgrades and plenty of maps. There is even an A.I option to head into battle with two teams of female companions making for quite a spectacular game for what it’s worth. Players get to rescue the all-female PMC, and then woo them by going on dates and buying gifts. An adult patch lets players go even further.

Whilst not as in-depth as say, She Will Punish Them which sits in early access and offers a fantasy setting, War and Roses is pretty decent for the £15 asking price despite the negative or mixed reviews on Steam. The concept is sound, so we hope that the developer makes a come-back at some point, or someone else uses the same idea for their own game. That said, the whole concept is something we thought we’d never see and makes this one of the oddest games of 2022 we have played.

Written by: Rob Cram

Rob Cram has hundreds of video game reviews, thousands of articles under his belt with years of experience in gaming and tech. He aims to remain fair and free from publisher/developer influence. With his extensive knowledge, feels his gaming opinions are valid and worth sharing. Agreement with his views are entirely optional. He might have a bias towards cyberpunk.