|The sequel to Under Ash puts you once again in the shoes of a young Palestinian rebel
who joins the Intifada to oppose the Israeli invasion. Set during the early days of
the second Intifada, the game includes two campaigns each with different outcomes.
Gameplay is similar to the original, in which you control your character from a
3rd-person perspective while he uses small firearms and makeshift weapons, and later
switches to a first-person perspective to handle specific weapons. As with the
original, the game is based on real-life accounts of Palestinian refugees and recreates
several battles and encounters with the Israeli army. The opening sequence deals with
the murderous assault carried out by Baruch Goldstein, a Jewish doctor from New York.
In 1994, the radical Jewish settler killed 27 Palestinians praying in the Hebron mosque
and wounded over 100 others. The players of Under Siege are given the opportunity of
preventing the attack. The aim is to shoot Baruch Goldstein as quickly and as accurately
as possible. The story features young men who fight tanks with slingshots and hurl back
tear gas bombs, as well as experienced fighters with machine guns in hand, battling
against the Israeli military. Developed by Syrian studio Afkar Media, a specialist in
political games, this is a vital cultural, political and military counterbalance to the
likes of America's Army, Full Spectrum Warrior, et al. It seems there were 2 parts to
the game: Path To Freedom released in 2005 and Remant Of Human released in 2006. A
Golden Edition combining both also came out later in 2006. In 2013, the game was released as freeware.