FPS video game recreates mission to kill Osama bin Laden

By on May 8, 2011, 1:53 PM

Developer Kuma Games has released an update to its first-person-shooter Kuma War 2, which is a series of playable recreations of real events in the War on Terror. It's arguably the most important one of them all: gamers can now kill Osama bin Laden, just like the US Navy SEAL Team Six did on May 2, 2011.

The update to the game, which is an online multiplayer game only (there is no single player component), is number 107 and is likely the final one. It isn't supposed to have the best graphics or be the most realistic, but Kuma Games does take pride in the research it put into creating it. The company describes the mission as follows:

After months of surveillance and growing amounts of Intel, 79 Navy SEALs aboard two US Black Hawks and two more Chinooks cross into Pakistan under the cloak of darkness. The commandos quickly breech a secret compound, one designed for defense and manned by al Qaeda killers. In forty minutes and a rain of hot lead, a decades-long, worldwide manhunt for Osama Bin Laden will be ended... by you.

In the update, Kuma Games has recreated a map based on the assault on bin Laden's Abbottabad, Pakistan compound. Just as with any other episode in the series, the mission has players automatically assigned to one of the two teams. In this case, it's either the US Navy SEALS, tasked with killing bin Laden and recovering the body, or bin Laden defenders, who have to save the terrorist from harm by eliminating all opposing players.

The first team must also find critical intelligence to "end Al-Qaida" and destroy the downed US helicopter in the compound. All but one of the defenders on the second team in the game start out unarmed, but the compound is full of easy to find weapons. A player cannot control bin Laden directly; he is played by the computer, though the AI isn't particularly good. In the video above, there is only one player in the game, so it's just him versus bin Laden.

"We are sticking to our retelling of real-world events, and that means a lot of reading and research, as well as talking with sources so we can get it right," Mike Thompson, project lead, told Kotaku. "It's not fun telling an artist to start a model over after an all-nighter because someone found a mysterious tail rotor, but that's what we do to get the job done."

"At Kuma, we are very sensitive and respectful of American and coalition soldiers and the sacrifices they are making every day," Kuma Games CEO Keith Halper told Forbes. "We hope that by telling their stories with such a powerful medium that we enable the American public to gain a better appreciation of the conflicts and the dangers they face."




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z0k! said:

Pakistan Zindabad!!

Benny26 Benny26, TechSpot Paladin, said:

"Don't sit around waiting for the aftershots....Come and make your own!!!"

dedparrot said:

z0k! said:

Pakistan Zindabad!!

Pakistan Murdabad!

dedparrot said:

i meant Mürdabad.

Xclusiveitalian Xclusiveitalian said:

Wasn't he unarmed, he should act like CSS hostages except prob peeing himself

z0k! said:

i sense something burning in the neighbourhood .

dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

How hardcore is it?

Do you need to be a khyber-warrior to play it?

z0k! said:

not really.osama looks dumb as ever.running into walls aint the brightest ploy of combat, is it?

dividebyzero said:

How hardcore is it?

Do you need to be a khyber-warrior to play it?

motrin said:

no surprised it would of been done sooner or later.

i can't wait for the movie.......

dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

z0k! said:

not really.osama looks dumb as ever.running into walls aint the brightest ploy of combat, is it?

dividebyzero said:

How hardcore is it?

Do you need to be a khyber-warrior to play it?

Thanks for that.

Think I'll stick to something more interesting. I think Microsoft Walking Simulator 2012 gets released soon.

Khyber rhymes with cyber ? sorta like a play on wor........nevermind.

Darkshadoe Darkshadoe said:

dividebyzero said:

z0k! said:

not really.osama looks dumb as ever.running into walls aint the brightest ploy of combat, is it?

dividebyzero said:

How hardcore is it?

Do you need to be a khyber-warrior to play it?

Thanks for that.

Think I'll stick to something more interesting. I think Microsoft Walking Simulator 2012 gets released soon.

Khyber rhymes with cyber ? sorta like a play on wor........nevermind.

I think Microsoft Watch Paint Dry Simulator goes beta in a month...

dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

Hopefully it's not to buggy- I'll give it a go. Should be better than my beta version of Call of Jury Duty -it lags badly during the defence summation of the pre-teen pregnant shoplifter trial.

red1776 red1776, Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe, said:

Think I'll stick to something more interesting. I think Microsoft Walking Simulator 2012 gets released soon.

I think Microsoft Watch Paint Dry Simulator goes beta in a month...

Dudes! 'Scrapbooking extreme' is already here!

Darkshadoe Darkshadoe said:

dividebyzero said:

Hopefully it's not to buggy- I'll give it a go. Should be better than my beta version of Call of Jury Duty -it lags badly during the defence summation of the pre-teen pregnant shoplifter trial.

LOL about spit water all over my screen reading that.

Guest said:

Osama shouldn't have a gun, and one of his wives should be heinously shot in the leg while Osama is brutally shot in the face. Also where are the innocent women and children that were traumatized watching this assassination?

gwailo247, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Guest said:

Osama shouldn't have a gun, and one of his wives should be heinously shot in the leg while Osama is brutally shot in the face. Also where are the innocent women and children that were traumatized watching this assassination?

Too busy trying on their My First Suicide Vest (tm) and playing Jihadis and Imperialists?

"Mom, no fair, why does Ahmed always get to decapitate the Zionist journalist and I always have to hold the camera?"

You're really trolling at the wrong site *******.

red1776 red1776, Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe, said:

What Gwailo said ^

+10

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

Beware of Guests Wearing Vests......

Osama shouldn't have a gun, and one of his wives should be heinously shot in the leg while Osama is brutally shot in the face. Also where are the innocent women and children that were traumatized watching this assassination?
They were all busy watching reruns of 911, and probably never saw it. I could make a DVD of the news coverage of 911 and mail it to your training camp if you like. Oh wait, that wouldn't be traumatic for you, would it? Never mind!

Actually I've watched the, "dispensation of justice" several times, and enjoyed it immensely. I found myself strangely aroused. Best wood I've had in Weeks. It was better than Viagra. Gotta "jet"(*)now, I have to dash and call my doctor, because it gave me an erection lasting more than four hours.....!

(*) I hope nobody tries to hijack the plane....

Guest said:

Anyone else watch the interview with Michael Moore on CNN a few nights ago?

http://www.readersupportednews.org/off-site-opinion-section/
5-55/5849-michael-moore-interview-the-death-of-osama-bin-l
den

Guest said:

Michael Moore............WHO??????????

Guest said:

Try google before you make a pointless post.

lawfer, TechSpot Paladin, said:

gwailo247 said:

Guest said:

Osama shouldn't have a gun, and one of his wives should be heinously shot in the leg while Osama is brutally shot in the face. Also where are the innocent women and children that were traumatized watching this assassination?

Too busy trying on their My First Suicide Vest (tm) and playing Jihadis and Imperialists?

"Mom, no fair, why does Ahmed always get to decapitate the Zionist journalist and I always have to hold the camera?"

You're really trolling at the wrong site *******.

I guess sometimes we do use it in second person.

gwailo247, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

lawfer said:

I guess sometimes we do use it in second person.

LMAO. Alas, I was calling him the termination point of the alimentary canal, often surrounded by ridge browed aliens from Star Trek.

As far as the i-word, I have decided to draw upon the many years of insults heaped upon Homer by Mr. Burns. It is truly a gold mine of synonyms.

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

LMAO. Alas, I was calling him the termination point of the alimentary canal,

Alimentary, My Dear Watson...?

dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

Alimentary, My Dear Watson...?

Sir Arthur Colon Doyle ?

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

Sir Arthur Colon Doyle ?
Who knew we'd run into him here....?

Michael Moore............WHO??????????

You know, the big fat guy that knows it all, him!

PinothyJ said:

Fair enough, I haven't heard anything from Kuma Games in a long while...

Hasbean said:

Ah crap....That's too easy, you just have to find a brown man with a beard, blow his head off and call in the misson as complete. Where's the fun in that!

fpsgamerJR62 said:

Ah, Kuma Games again, why am I not surprised ? While the hunt for Bin Laden came to a somewhat anti-climatic ending i.e. he didn't go down with his signature AKS-74U assault rifle blazing, the hunt for the world's most wanted terrorist is a fairly engrossing story by itself. I wouldn't be surprised if some of the story elements make it to the sequel of EA's Medal of Honor ( most logical in my opinion ) or as an ARMA 2 single player mod for the hardcore military sim crowd.

Guest said:

rofl how exciting can this mission be? the guy (as bad as he was) was shot and killed in bed. it doesnt make for a very exciting mission.

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