Gj, you try to make an argument, which, btw, that shit about the amount of caring for lost soldiers is waaay off, and here's how you can define a game:
Definitions of game on the Web:
•a contest with rules to determine a winner; "you need four people to play this game"
•a single play of a sport or other contest; "the game lasted two hours"
•an amusement or pastime; "they played word games"; "he thought of his painting as a game that filled his empty time"; "his life was all fun and games"
•animal hunted for food or sport
•(tennis) a division of play during which one player serves
•(games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win; "the game is 6 all"; "he is serving for the game"
•the flesh of wild animals that is used for food
•plot: a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal); "they concocted a plot to discredit the governor"; "I saw through his little game from the start"
•the game equipment needed in order to play a particular game; "the child received several games for his birthday"
•your occupation or line of work; "he's in the plumbing game"; "she's in show biz"
•crippled: disabled in the feet or legs; "a crippled soldier"; "a game leg"
•bet on: place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"
•frivolous or trifling behavior; "for actors, memorizing lines is no game"; "for him, life is all fun and games"
•willing to face danger
•A game is a structured , usually undertaken for enjoyment and sometimes used as an educational tool. Games are distinct from work, which is usually carried out for , and from art, which is more concerned with the expression of ideas. ...
I don't see how killing/dieing goes into these at all. Also, you may define a game as linear, but if you call a dog's tail a leg, is it a leg? Of course not. It's still a tail, no matter what you call it or define it as.