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utrage as new video game lets players kill civilians in terror attacks



By Daily Mail Reporter

Last updated at 3:50 PM on 07th November 2009



A new computer game which is expected to smash sales records allows players to plot terror attacks against civilians.

Critics have accused creators Activision for being irresponsible with Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which goes on sale on Tuesday.

Keith Vaz, Labour MP for Leicester East, said: 'I am absolutely shocked by the level of violence in this game and am particularly concerned about how realistic the game itself looks.'



article-0-071F2A6E000005DC-278_468x286.jpg Critics have accused the makers of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 of glamorising violence



Enlarge article-1225926-071F6F92000005DC-8_468x286.jpg There has been outrage over this scene, where players can kill civilians in a terrorist attack


Mr Vaz said he would raise his concerns in Parliament on Monday.

The game is expected to sell more than any in history and has been branded the biggest blockbuster of the year.

Players take part in a series of first-person challenges which put them in the place of soldiers.

Among the most controversial is a situation where the gamer must decide whether to kill unarmed civilians at a Russian airport in order to infiltrate a terrorist group.


article-0-071F29D9000005DC-952_468x286.jpg The game's scenes are so shocking its makers have issued warnings




article-0-071F29C4000005DC-219_468x286.jpg Players assume the characters of soldiers as they play out conflict scenarios


The scenes have been deemed so shocking Activision has issued warnings and included 'checkpoints' in the game giving players an option to skip some episodes.

In a statement the firm said: 'At the beginning of the game there are two checkpoints where the player is advised that some people may find an upcoming segment disturbing. These checkpoints can't be disabled. It is appropriately rated 18 for violent scenes.


Video game chain GAME will open its 320 stores at midnight on Monday to meet the expected rush of customers.


article-0-071F29C0000005DC-741_468x286.jpg The game includes checkpoints where players can opt out of the most disturbing episodes


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