Top 10 Most Atrocious War Crimes in Video Games

6. Call of Duty: Modern WarfareDestroying civilian buildings.

Modern Warfare: death from above

Some commentators have noted approvingly that Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare’s ‘Death From Above’ mission accurately punishes the player for attacking a church. But the same mission allows the destruction of other undefended buildings which would be prohibited by the Hague Conventions. Moreover, a later DFA mission – in which the American player character circles a middle-eastern city in a chopper – allows the wholesale destruction of “buildings dedicated to public worship, art, science, or charitable purposes” (including what looks very much like a mosque) as well as “historic monuments”.