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  • Summary: Take command of the Ghosts through a series of missions that range from demolitions, to search and rescue, to all-out firefights for survival. Features squad-based tactical combat with next-generation military action in stunning 3D environments and a mission-driven storyline with 15 different singleplayer maps (as big as 400m x 400m), and 6 dedicated multiplayer maps. [Ubi Soft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Richly designed and well-balanced gameplay, adding new squad-based and tactical interfaces to an already complex style of play, Ghost Recon is the thinking man’s shooter.
  2. Hands down the best tactical shooter this veteran gamer has seen in his entire ass-kicking, name-taking, tango-stalking life. Get it? [Holiday 2001, p.54]
  3. Adds tougher artificial intelligence, realistic outdoor environments and a streamlined command interface.
  4. 80
    Ghost Recon’s in-depth gameplay closely resembles that of the previous Tom Clancy games—but it also has its faults, such as some weak A.I. pathfinding.
  5. The sense of immersion through intelligent AI, captivating missions, wonderful visuals, atmospheric sounds and the balance of action/strategy has opened my eyes.
  6. Ghost Recon has some real strengths, but handholding micromanagement, an awkward interface, bugs, and other problems and weaknesses often sap the fun out of the game just when it starts to get entertaining.
  7. 40
    Same old formula adds nothing new to the genre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Jan 25, 2014
    This game combines realism, action and user-friendliness in a perfect mix. Even 13 years after its release, it has its distinct advantages over current tactical shooters. The scale and focus isn't as broad as the OFP/ArmA series, but it makes up for that with intuitive controls and squad command. Unfortunately the sequels didn't follow up on this. Expand
  2. May 21, 2012
    THE Tactical Shooter. Takes everything that made the rainbow six & rogue spear series entertaining, and mixes it up with a bit more action, and blends together the planning and execution phase - bring up the map anytime, switch which soldier you're commanding in the middle of action, etc... __Also has two great expansion packs. Expand
  3. Tueur
    Jan 15, 2002
  4. Dec 19, 2012
    This game brings back so many of my childhood memories, and this game was awesome.
  5. Chris
    Jun 18, 2007
    Great, fun and entertaining game to play especially online. Online it is sometimes unpreditable and utter chaos. Love playing it both offline and online. The only thing i have with ghost recon online is 2 things. 1 was that when running on version the number of different game types and maps are small and the same ones are usually played over and over again, therefore is pretty unvaried, but little play so you pretty much have seen one person more than once. :D and the second is that when updating to 1.4 i think it is, the number of rooms available are harder to choose from which makes it annoying when finding a room. Other from that i think Ghost Recon is great to play online and i have recommended it to a friend who now loves playing it too. Expand
  6. Jan 26, 2013
    Ok, so I go to the store to get a new PS2 game (yes, I STILL play the PS2) with my brother, and he says "hey look, a Tom Clancy game, didn't you just read a book by him?" (Just to let you guys know I'm not a big gamer.) Sure enough I pick it up and it's Tom Clancy's Ghost recon for about $3. I decide to buy it, at first, I was a little bit discouraged by the fact that it is over a decade old, but lets just say, decade old or not, I definetly got my $3 value out of it. Ok, now If you play a lot of Call of Duty games, you may not like it, for multiple reasons.
    1. Its not just a mindless shooter, it has STRATEGY
    2. Unlike in COD, if you die you continue on as one of your squad mates, an idea that I found ingenious, fun, and it added a whole other degree of realism to the game.
    3. Picking your weapons before you go out for battle, YEAH, YOU WISH YOU COULD DO THAT IN COD!
    4. The game has almost an open world aspect, the fact that you can choose your route to advance and you aren't just restricted to a single street or alley (like you are in COD)
    5. Directing your men where you want them to go. Do you ever get the feeling when playing COD, that you just want to throw the controller at the screen when your fellow squad mate isn't doing what you want him to do or going where you want him to be?
    Now, I could go on and on about the differences, but I figure I'll stop there. Honestly, the only con I can think of is that sometimes the missions might be short, and overall the game is just dated, but don't let this stop you from buying the game, because if the PC port is just as good as the PS2's, you'll get hours of replay time and overall have lots of fun, as this is a great game.
  7. Oct 8, 2012
    Without going into detail, the game is good but dated. It came out several months after Operation Flashpoint and is inferior in almost every meaningful way. Expand

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