Special Force


Special Force

Infobox VG
title = Special Forces


caption = Special force screenshot
developer =
publisher = Hezbollah
distributor =
designer =
license =
series =
engine = Genesis 3D
version =
released = flagicon|Lebanon 2003
genre = FPS
modes = Single player
ratings =
platforms = Microsoft Windows
media =
requirements =
input = Keyboard and mouse

"Special Force" is a first-person shooter military video game, published by the group HezbollahCite web|url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/02/21/whizb21.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/02/21/ixworld.html|title= Video games attract young to Hizbollah|accessyear=2007|accessmonthday=July 17|publisher=Telegraph.co.uk|year=21.02.2004|author=Toby Harnden] , created using the Genesis 3D engine. The game is set in a 3D environment, in which the player takes the role of a Hezbollah combatant fighting the IDF. A message on the cover of the game's box says "the designers of Special Force are very proud to provide you with this special product, which embodies objectively the defeat of the Israeli enemy and the heroic actions taken by heroes in Lebanon." It adds: "Be a partner in the victory. Fight, resist and destroy your enemy in the game of force and victory." [ [http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=31323 "Hezbollah's new computer game"] . "WorldNetDaily", March 3, 2003. Accessed March 24, 2007.]

Mahmoud Rayya, an official from the Hezbollah bureau, said "This game is resisting the Israeli occupation through the media. [...] In a way, Special Force offers a mental and personal training for those who play it, allowing them to feel that they are in the shoes of the fighters." [ [http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=31323 "Hezbollah's new computer game"] . "WorldNetDaily", March 3, 2003. Accessed March 24, 2007.] .

The game can be played in Arabic, English, French and Persian. The game sold out the first run of 8,000 copies within a week [Associated Press wire report. [http://www.newstribune.com/articles/2003/05/25/export16774.txt "Hezbollah computer game takes propaganda war on Israel to virtual battlefield"] . Jefferson City, Missouri "News Tribune", July 23, 2004. Accessed March 24, 2007.] when it was released in Lebanon, Syria, Iran, Bahrain, and United Arab Emirates in early 2003.

Although largely ignored by western publications and games magazines due to political considerations combined with relative obscurity, it was poorly received by the western media due to perceived cultural insensitivity, combined with poor standards of game design and outdated graphics.Fact|date=June 2007

ee also

*""
*"America's Army"
*"Under Ash"
*"Under Siege, the sequel to Under Ash"

References

External links

* [http://web.archive.org/web/20050105091655/www.specialforce.net/english/indexeng.htm Official website in English (archived at the Wayback Machine)]
*dmoz|Games/Video_Games/Shooter/S/Special_Force/


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