10 years ago, on June 26, 2012, the most powerful and touching war game was released in the United States – Spec Ops: The Line.
YAGER’s anti-war shooter gathered extremely positive press reviews and numerous awards at the end of the year… and failed to sell. Players did not appreciate the in-depth plot with references to Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness (by the way, Joseph Conrad’s real name is Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski and he was born in Berdychiv near Zhytomyr) and Francis Ford Coppola’s film Apocalypse Now.
But later, the game, which tells about what war can do to a person, about difficult decisions and their consequences, became a real cult. People use Spec Ops: The Line to conduct research and even defend thesis. And yes, it is still played.
The image is one of the most dramatic and touching moments of the game.