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  • Summary: Kuma Reality Games builds re-creations of real-world events using advanced gaming tools. KumaWar, the first Kuma Reality Game, is a first and third-person tactical squad-based game that provides multiple updates monthly to the consumer's computer to reflect unfolding events in the real world including Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan and one based on the hunt for Saddam Hussein's sons Uday and Qusay. Each month KumaWar subscribers will receive playable missions, video news shows, extensive intelligence gathered from news sources around the world, and insight from a decorated team of military veterans. Kuma Reality Games, headquartered in New York, New York is a privately held company. [Kuma Reality Games] Expand
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  2. Negative: 6 out of 15
  1. KumaWar doesn’t succeed at being a great game, but the fact that the levels are based on such recent events is a compelling reason to at least try out the game.
  2. The upside of paying is that new missions appear every month, which offers you a variety of experiences. The downside of the game is that the graphics won't overwhelm you and the missions get very repetitive once you finish them.
  3. If you can overlook some of the shoddy AI programming, both the enemy and your teammates, you can resign yourself to enjoying a relatively mindless shooter.
  4. For all the hype surrounding its real-world missions, when you get down to it you’re paying $10 a month for what is at best a budget title shooter.
  5. While I’ve never put a whole heap of focus on graphics, KumaWar actually manages to distract with its graphics. They aren’t pretty and appear more than few years old – think about the original Counter-Strike – and at times I mistook building features for enemy snipers.
  6. If you can stand the graphics, the AI, and weapon physics, this game will be tolerable for you. For the rest of you, I strongly encourage you to look elsewhere.
  7. Aside from AI being strangely buggy and inconsistent, the enemy placement is simply sadistic. I played the first level on the easiest difficulty and have decided to name it "Quicksave or Die." That is currently my only praise for the game - it runs, and the developers have added a working quicksave feature.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Aug 20, 2010
    10
    great graphics, feels like i am really there. quick download speeds and new real life missions. PLUS its FREE! doesnt get much better than that! I'm looking to start a clan and get a big game goin...whos in? Expand
  2. AlexisJ.
    Aug 24, 2004
    10
    Great concept. an interactive way to experience the war. I learned more via the intel and game play than watching the news. game play was fun and fast. I liked it more than Ghost Recon for fast play and teams. Collapse
  3. CGP
    Aug 20, 2010
    9
    I think what the "critics" fail to realize is that Kuma makes completely free games, every week. So fine, maybe the graphics aren't like the developer's games that take 2 years to develop and 200+ teams, but they are still fun shooter games with real representations of what is going on in the world.

    I personally love their stuff, and over the years the graphics have gotten a lot better.
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  4. TimD.
    Apr 8, 2004
    8
    I felt this was a realistic look at modern war and am expecting much from it in the future. I hope to see more than Iraq.
  5. IdunnaK.
    Apr 2, 2006
    7
    For all the old and tired graphics, physics and AI, it's not too bad. The fact that there are two new missions a month and it's now free makes it worth while. Expand
  6. DonnieBrasco
    Apr 22, 2004
    0
    How come the developer's don't realize the utter disgustingness of this whole idea? Making money upon having REAL people killed in REAL life? The main idea is to have LESS war and shooting events in the world, and you already have this kid expecting MORE war content than Iraq!!! Get to your senses, what you're doing is BAD by essence!!! Expand