Special Force (Hezbollah)

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For the 2004 South Korean developed game, see Special Force (online game).
Special Force
Publisher(s) Hezbollah
Engine Genesis 3D
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release date(s) Lebanon 2003
Genre(s) FPS
Mode(s) Single-player

Special Force is a first-person shooter military video game, published by the Lebanese political group Hezbollah,[1] 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."[2]

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."[3]

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[4] when it was released in Lebanon, Syria, Iran, Bahrain, and United Arab Emirates in early 2003.

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  1. ^ Toby Harnden (2004-02-21). "Video games attract young to Hizbollah". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved July 17, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Hezbollah's new computer game". WorldNetDaily, March 3, 2003. Accessed March 24, 2007.
  3. ^ "Hezbollah's new computer game". WorldNetDaily, March 3, 2003. Accessed March 24, 2007.
  4. ^ Associated Press wire report. "Hezbollah computer game takes propaganda war on Israel to virtual battlefield". Jefferson City, Missouri News Tribune, July 23, 2004. Accessed March 24, 2007.

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