Video game of Spain's civil war causes outrage

A computer game that allows players to take sides in the Spanish civil war has caused outrage at a time when the country is still struggling to come to terms with the legacy of the conflict.

Shadows of War: The Spanish Civil War is the first game dedicated to the 1936-39 conflict, which cost the lives of an estimated 500,000 people and resulted in General Franco's 36-year dictatorship. It has been designed to enable players to take on the role of Franco's victorious forces or the defeated republicans.

Gaming websites have been full of criticism for the game, with some viewing the idea of playing the part of a fascist soldier as repellent. Others, however, welcome the chance to rewrite history and emerge victorious as a republican soldier.

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lawman11084042d ago

In that train bomb plot. SHAME