A new video game allows players to pose as Russian ultranationalist terrorists and massacre civilians with assault weapons in an airport.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is set for release Nov. 10, in time for the American holiday shopping season. Its predecessor sold 14 million copies and earned myriad “game of the year” awards. But the latest incarnation is drawing fire. The game allows players to pose as terrorists — and play in first-person view — engaging in violence against non-combat actors.

GameSpot said the scene where players shoot bystanders is “reminiscent of last year’s mass killings in Mumbai.”

Australia rated the game MA15+, or suitable for children 15 years of age or older. “Australia is one of the only Western democracies without an adult (R18+) rating for video games,” the Sydney Morning Herald notes. A local critic who runs the Australian Council on Children and the Media said that she didn’t feel the 18+ rating was enough. It means that children as young as 15 will be able to slaughter civilians in realistic fashion. The Herald adds that “Activision, the game’s publisher, and its lawyers, have been working frantically to remove all traces of the footage from the web, arguing that it was released illegally before the game had come out. But the company has confirmed the footage is authentic and that the mission is part of the game.”

In the scene, Australian reviewers wrote, “Several civilians are shot with blood burst bullet wounds; civilian corpses are strewn across the airport floor, often in stylised pools of blood; injured civilians crawl away with lengthy blood trails behind them.”

Just training your kids for the future…     ma’am.

  1. Rick Cain says:

    No big deal. Lately I’ve noticed that modern warfare games are full of missions that pretty much break every geneva convention rule there is.

    But its okay, we’re Americans.

  2. aion kinah says:

    Only 4 days before it’s released and anticipation really builds up. I’ve read a review about it which emphasizes its mind-blowing graphics and perfect gameplay. Just a little off about it being a little racist, it’s inevitable though.

  3. awesome man says:

    stop crying! whats good about america is that u dont have to do anything u dont want dont buy the game…as for me im going to enjoy playing the crap outta it…killing civilians or not im pumpeD!!!!

  4. DragTheWaters11 says:

    The reason there are no dedicated servers are so when the host leaves, the host just changes instead of ending the game. Idiots.

  5. PoS Reviews says:

    I like how it says assault weapons. They’re stupid. Assault Weapons are m4, m16, ak47, etc. The weapon you use in the mission is a LIGHT MACHINE GUN. If you can’t trust their terminology, why should you trust anything that they say?

  6. r4 dsi says:

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 lives up to its billing as the “biggest game of the year” delivering an intense single-player mode and a multiplayer component that improves upon what is already one of the best games in the business.

  7. irony says:

    lmfao you white folks are daft especially americans you retards love the nazi’s and were built by slave owning/raping/killing pot farming illuminati members.
    you give excuses for genocide and no wonder everybody hates you people you bloody deserve it you mental criminals ugh.
    in all truthfulness though games booze porn drugs and cigs are all targeted at kids because lets face it americans never grow up normal and fps games were created by the military to train your kids you give false enemies they get shooting targets.
    teach your kids the law you worthless world destroying shaved apes.

  8. irony says:

    and honestly most americans are 1 bs excuse away from their half baked version of a justified homicide.