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Online game lets you shoot Bin Laden for yourself

A new episode of the Kumar War series of online games allows gamers to assassinate Osama Bin Laden by playing the role of a Navy Seal busting in to a replica of the compound in Abbottabad where the Al Qaida figurehead was finally run to ground.

The Kumar War series allows gamers to recreate episodes of what it calls the War on Terror and it took its creators barely a week to knock up the latest instalment featuring bin Laden.

In this instalment you arrive outside the compound by Black Hawk helicopter to fight your way in and hunt down the bearded one as he hides out with his entourage.

Kuma's CEO Keith Halper told the Hollywood Reporter that there is "a tremendous amount of data" released regarding location and the event itself. "The magic," he said, "is in piecing together the details from the million little clues in order to create a convincing 3D environment."

He added: "Sounds — dogs barking, helicopters' orbits, pyrotechnics — those are important too."

That's the theory, In practice, we've been running around a pitch-black location with the sound of a chopper in our ears and no sign of Beardy or his chums, as far as we can tell. There are multiplayer servers available and you can even choose to defend the compound if you choose. We've given up, to be honest.

According to Halper: "Bin Laden was a bad man, and people feel relieved that he is gone. To be able to recreate his death is just an added bonus."

"The SEALs didn't know where Osama was and neither will you; every corner is a potential death trap and each must be explored to find your target. Players will see all the key elements first-hand and gain a knowledge of the operation that would be difficult to obtain through traditional linear narratives."

Kumar has been running games based on the so-called War on Terror for seven years and previous instalments include hunting down Saddam Hussein and invading Afghanistan..

You can have a bash at Osama from here.