Battle of Aleppo [2013]

A composite of a real news report about conflict in the Syrian city of Aleppo and footage from a video game adaptation of the same conflict.


Video game depictions of war are constantly growing more realistic, both in terms of graphics and in the scenarios they simulate. Very often these scenarios are based on real events and circumstances that have either just occurred, or are still ongoing and still very real for thousands of people. For the players, often the game’s depiction is the closest they will ever come to experiencing the horrors of war, the constructed images they see on the screen becoming their primary exposure to the trappings of current events.

Battle of Aleppo

Battle of Aleppo

Battle of Aleppo