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  • Summary: Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online, a new multi-player, third-person, cover-based tactical shooter.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 80
    Give it a chance and enough time – and Ghost Recon Online will award you with catchy playability. Camera movements and UI polish are heavily needed. [Oct 2012]
  2. Sep 17, 2012
    For a free online TPS, Ghost Recon Future Soldier reaches a high standard. Rather nice visually, interesting for group play and with a deep learning curve and numerous customisation options, it's a rather nice contribution to the F2P world that Ubisoft makes, even though there is still too few maps and too high prices in the shop.
  3. Sep 17, 2012
    A great tactical shooter, but you'll need to fork out for the best gear to stay competitive. [Nov 2012, p.83]
  4. Aug 20, 2012
    It's a fun, competitive multiplayer shooter that stands alongside its paid sibling. Now if only more people would learn to play the damn thing.
  5. Sep 18, 2012
    This free-to-play shooter from Ubisoft looks quite good, when compared to its competitors - Ghost Recon Online has great quality and a fresh, engrossing gameplay that is full of emotions. Unfortunately - good impression is damaged by a lack of polish. The game is imbalanced and clearly favors those choosing to pay, and these things can throw some players off. A few more months of testing would do this game good. In time it will probably be better, but right now it's a bit mediocre.
  6. Aug 29, 2012
    Ghost Recon Online has a great map design and matchmaking problem. Too many matches are ruined by the massive presence of snipers. Potentially it is a great game, but is ruined by its ambitions.
  7. 55
    Ghost Recon Online has moments of exciting and tense action, but they're fleeting events in an otherwise drab game that's plagued by minor annoyances and a cash shop that adds a pay-to-win element to proceedings.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 71
  2. Negative: 29 out of 71
  1. Jun 23, 2013
    ghost recon onlin is best game online and he is free gameeeeee yeah freeeeeeeeee ******recon *****assult ****spesalist come to play this best game i love ghost recon online Expand
  2. Nov 12, 2013
    Tons of fun, excellent cover system, superb team play experience, unique class abilities, great maps. Cool weapons/ customizations, great community, A get-away from COD and Battlefield, a free triple A title. What more can you ask for...This game is the next big thing for shooters! Expand
  3. Sep 7, 2012
    This is a game with a STEEP learning curve. GR:O is almost completely reliant on tactical game-play, teamwork, and unit-cohesion to win games. Currently in open beta at the time of this review, Ubisoft is doing a fantastic job moving Ghost Recon: Online in the correct direction.

    This game is DEFINITELY worth a try, especially given it's a free to play game. Most players will attempt it, not understand it, and get frustrated. It's not your typical CoD knock-off shooter, and takes some adaptation and patience to really be competitive in-game.
  4. Nov 5, 2012
    This is a tactical shooter that uses active cover as a primary mechanic of the game. That being said, if you are a COD run and gunner, this game is not for you. If you try to run and gun, you will find your untimely death quite fast. Now, if you enjoy a more cerebral side of combat where squad tactics, stealth, and cover and concealment are a key part of success, then this is your game. Each of the 3 classes are very well matched and have their own strengths and weaknesses. To put it bluntly, there isn't a single class that is dominant. As you read the negative reviews, if you see keywords like camping, then you know they expected to be able to run and gun and got handled. It is free, give it a try. Expand
  5. Apr 14, 2013
    Alright. I have to say it, I am going to give this game a 4. Ghost Recon Online has quite some style in it. I've been playing for a couple months now. Game play is decent, as well as the cover system which isn't very common in most f2p shooters. However, the biggest concern I have for this game is very POOR matchmaking. Seriously, beginners are being overpowered by vets, when they have only played and won 4 or 5 matches. They immediately get thrown into the advanced player base. Secondly, LACK of MAPS. Can't stress this enough. With this game still in open beta, it lacks a ton of maps. Warframe has a ton more maps and it is still in open beta. You'll be finding yourself playing the same 6 maps over and over and over again with bratty annoying voice comm players telling you what to do. You will get sick of it. Also you cannot choose your own map to play on. It is all based on GRO's matchmaking system. I would hate to predict that Ubisoft will start updating their maps and game modes in the next 3-4 years. They have made very little advancement in this f2p.

    Thirdly, weapon prices are ridiculous. If you are a casual gamer and play for free, it will take you FOREVER to get the last couple guns even after you have reached level 30. Ubisoft is secretly trying to make you pay with Ghost Coins. Anyways, if you do plan on playing this game for a very long time, everything said here will apply. Good luck fellow gamer.
  6. Apr 17, 2014
    This is a great game in a lot of way. its combat is fun and rewarding. game play is smooth and makes its self unique and distinct from other shooters. seriously was a blast to play up to about level 5. this was around the time I started seeing people with higher tier guns that they had purchased to unlock early. normally this is fine with me. if you want to invest to have a slight advantage early on please do. the problem is in Ghost Recon you do not pay for a slight advantage you pay and then are able to rape everyone. this game is the definition of pay to win, thus i give it a 3, simply because if a game is pay to win it means it is clearly a broken game at least from a free to play perspective. Expand
  7. Apr 14, 2014
    Just 5 maps and they are too short, pathetic graphics, the gameplay is really bad and you need too much money to get gold points...

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    hell ubisoft, i spit in your **** game Expand

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