Six Days in Fallujah – first look

Over 40 marines are contributing their experiences in one of the bloodiest segments of fighting in our current war in Iraq for the game Six Days in Fallujah. So if Call of Duty, Gears of War and Halo aren't real enough for you, pay attention. Six Days focuses on an on-the-ground soldier’s experience leading a small squad in a populated, hostile and very realistic battlefield. Though some will call the game remiss for not questioning the validity and morality of the war, the authenticity and accuracy are hard to argue with.

Many of the scenarios are based on real-life missions, putting you into the boots of a real soldier. That means civilians wandering into your line of fire and danger not presenting itself as clear and present spiky aliens and guys with bright red communist berets.  

The environments are bullet-riddled and semi-blown up, and every object and piece of cover can be destroyed – at least any part you’d expect to be vulnerable to bullets. We saw marines force a group of terrorists to retreat into a house, and rather than following them in through the front door, and exposing themselves to direct fire, the soldiers planted explosives on the side of the house and blasted open their own entrance.

It's certainly still a current topic, so we can't help but be intrigued by Fallujah, especially if it pulls off an accurate (but still fun) war simulation. On the other hand, it sounds a bit morbid and is arguably based on uncomfortably recent history. Our suspicion is that there will be a balance struck between what actually happens in war – which is genuinely horrible and terrifying stuff – and the fun of playing a videogame (even if advertising tries to tell you war is fun).

Apr 13, 2009


  • shoebacca - May 27, 2009 6:43 a.m.

    this game is based from the marines who were there. these marines are giving them the details to make this game. this is their story through a video game. i was in iraq, and was shot at and have shot back. i really look forward to this game and will be the first in line to raise hell about it being banned. what would the problem be for a game when we have press up our military's ass?
  • SirBonkers - April 27, 2009 7:25 p.m.

    This may all be moot as it looks like Konami has canceled the game. Oh well maybe it will be picked up but a smaller company less afraid of the controversy.
  • WhiteSkull92 - April 21, 2009 3:35 p.m.

    F@#$ the jihadist and the muslims who say the quran isnt violent it say to kill the non belivers and blacks cant go to heaven the wars in the middle east r justified
  • Jordo141 - April 16, 2009 5:37 p.m.

    Nice. I love realistic military shooters. I wish people who call Call of Duty realistic would play games like this or Operation Flashpoint.
  • jar-head - April 16, 2009 1:44 a.m.

    agreed Wud03, Marines deserve Nothing they have not already taken, they have Earned the respect of a Marine, and just so GR didnt know, There is no such thing as an Ex-marine "These hands remember the rifle, these hands will build my house, change my kids diaper, love my wife, but these hands will Always remember the rifle"
  • wud03 - April 15, 2009 11:09 p.m.

    For future reference, Marine should always be capitalized. I knew some Marines who were there. It's quite a story.
  • DawgsFan117 - April 15, 2009 3:04 a.m.

    I thin this will bea go game if done corrctly. Im just going to giveth arning though that shooting civilians during a mission needs to have an in game penalty. If not I can aleady see the headlines and people ranting about how terrible this game is for the children LOL. But I think the destructible environment and realism sound fun. Oh and Military Raiden get off the anti-war bandwagon because its gotten old andy your comments are way out of line. In other words Shut The Fuck Up.
  • Cerbeross - April 14, 2009 5:46 p.m.

    The focus on realism and relevance to today's world should make this one a curious one to look out for
  • pimlicosound - April 14, 2009 1:12 p.m.

    @MilitaryRaiden That's a big accusation you're making there - comparing US forces in Fallujah to Nazi death squads. There is no basis for such a comparison. There are many people who support the coalition's role in Iraq, who do not associate our troops with the SS, and who would be grossly offended by your comments rather than by this videogame. You write as though your opinion about the war in Iraq is a simple fact, and so conclude that this game is irredeemably offensive. This is incorrect. If I were you, I would take a look at how Islamic countries treat their Jewish populations before you compare US forces to the Nazis.
  • MilitaryRaiden - April 14, 2009 11:11 a.m.

    I guess that next up is an Auschwitz camp commander simulation or a WWII SS game where you enter Warsaw ghettos and start herding Jews in concentration camps with possible power-up after you rape and kill unarmed civilians... This is a new low from companies desperate for press coverage.
  • BooostFlare - April 14, 2009 8:53 a.m.

    This one's definitely getting banned!
  • Morning Ninja - April 14, 2009 1:45 a.m.

    Another Middle East shooter?
  • r3ap3r - June 3, 2009 1:31 a.m.

    im really lookin forward 2 see how this game turns out cuz im into modern warfare games. though this is gonna have a really hard time gettin a publisher now that its dropped from konami.
  • Conradical126 - May 3, 2009 6:07 a.m.

    @wud03: You used the word "were". Did they pass away, or am I just over analyzing?
  • Antennas to Heaven - April 30, 2009 11:12 p.m.

    Something very wrong went on in this discussion, but when you give a bunch of blowhards a platform... And shame this got canned, it seems like it was a pretty good idea, ala Generation Kill. You see too much blank-faced war these days anyway, you hardly ever understand what's on the ground...which about half the posters on the first page of comments seem to be seeing, only. And Kipp56 is pretty much correct.
  • everlia - April 28, 2009 4:52 p.m.

    Amazing game! Just downloaded full version from I think I am addicted lol :)
  • somethinawesome - April 28, 2009 12:29 a.m.

    gosh guys write enough
  • SirBonkers - April 27, 2009 4:05 p.m.

    ReaperOfDarkness: Agree 100% regarding the +'s of realism. I am not pro war by any means and did not agree with going into Iraq (hay every one's free to have an opinion), but giving a real glimpse of what our men and women face over there is a good thing. Especially if it is done working closely with those who actually faced the shit on the ground. If you didn't have a problem with COD4 (not bad, but completely unrealistic) your a total hypocrite to bitch about this. I like adult games for adults. This looks like it could be good if done right, and in a respectful way, for the Marines, civilians, etc. I guess thats the big if. I am sure if my son died over there I would be pissed no matter how it was handled.
  • ReaperOfDarkness - April 24, 2009 6:29 a.m.

    I hope this game does great. Even if I never actually play it. Mainly just to spite all the whiners and people bitching about this game. Hurray for free speech. Boo for people who want to censor and sanitize anything they dont feel comfortable with. Realism in war games can only mean good things. Maybe then 12 years olds wont think war is pressing the a button faster then your opponent or pulling combos. War is hell. Good to see games made for people with actual maturity past pre-pubescence
  • Kipp56 - April 24, 2009 4:28 a.m.

    Well, if you're going to be that way about Whiteskull, the Bible says to stone non-believers to death and burn their houses, and in case you have forgotten there were these things called the crusades. Honestly, as an atheist I have no clue how these kinds of declarations are interpreted by most religious followers, but seeing as i haven't heard about stonings in the news, I'd say it's safe to assume most people don't interpret this stuff literally. Yes the terrorists we're fighting are Muslims, but that is simply because Islam happens the dominant religion in a region of extreme political and social conflict, conditions which breed terrorism. And militaryraiden, you have the all the reasons in the world to disapprove of the Iraq war, trust me, but comparing U.S. forces to the SS is completely out of line. Next time, keep your shitbrained opinions to yourself. Also, I find your name amusingly ironic for obvious reasons.

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