Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms PC

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  • Summary: Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online, a new multi-player, third-person, cover-based tactical shooter.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Oct 29, 2012
    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. Jun 27, 2013
    76
    Quotation forthcoming.
  3. Aug 29, 2012
    75
    It's quite good, and we enjoyed its gameplay and its team-based offer. We have to wait and see how it evolves, but the base concept leads us to think Ghost Recon Online may have a very bright future. We deeply encourage you to give it a try, especially if you like tactic action and you don't feel like spending any money.
  4. Aug 20, 2012
    70
    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
    65
    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. Apr 20, 2014
    60
    I’m torn. I really like the core gameplay of Ghost Recon: Phantoms and see it being even more fun with friends. But, there’s just not enough here and the frustrating micro-transactions only make it all the more disappointing.
  7. Sep 3, 2012
    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: 53 out of 124
  2. Negative: 62 out of 124
  1. Nov 6, 2012
    10
    Good game, But lags some times because of its peer to peer connections.
    Very nice TPS, very tactical and smart, you really should try, it's
    Good game, But lags some times because of its peer to peer connections.
    Very nice TPS, very tactical and smart, you really should try, it's free ! ;) The content it limited but it will be more in a few time (they are only 4 maps and no armor customisation yet)
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  2. Oct 20, 2013
    10
    Loving it. At first I got a little frustrated because you know, its a Pay to Win game, but then I found out that you can buy all the sameLoving it. At first I got a little frustrated because you know, its a Pay to Win game, but then I found out that you can buy all the same stuff just with the points you get from playing (they do cost a bit more but not all that bad). Best of all, they appear to be infinite (not like combat arms where you would buy a gun to use for say, a month...). The game is really well made, has decent graphics and is fun to play (oh ya, and its FREE). Yes it still does help if the other guy has tons of money to spend on guns but because of the point system you can still get better guns w/o paying) truly, I'd give it a 9.7 but that's not on the scale. Expand
  3. Sep 7, 2012
    10
    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.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.
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  4. Aug 4, 2014
    5
    Lots of potential, ends up to be a great 3rd person shooter only to be ruined by the pay 2 win system and the lags/glitches! You basicallyLots of potential, ends up to be a great 3rd person shooter only to be ruined by the pay 2 win system and the lags/glitches! You basically can't afford anything unless you play 24 hours a day or buy your guns online. I'm still waiting for the next rainbow six... Expand
  5. Feb 7, 2014
    3
    One year ago this game was awesome but now it is a terrible pay to win carbuncle of a game with rampant hacking and outrageous prices.One year ago this game was awesome but now it is a terrible pay to win carbuncle of a game with rampant hacking and outrageous prices. Imagine paying 15-20 euros for a gun... This game can easily cost you 150 euros or many years of game play to get to the top level gear. The matchmaking is terrible with people often leaving games at the start making sides unbalanced. The community staff are corrupt and vindictive and the community itself is very small. Expand
  6. Dec 5, 2014
    2
    ______Despite it's (quite enjoyable) playability Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Phantoms fails horrendously to actually define itself as a game.______Despite it's (quite enjoyable) playability Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Phantoms fails horrendously to actually define itself as a game. It would be more accurate to describe it as a free "Demo" with an enormous amount of DLC which you have to pay for.... $$$$$$$$$
    ______And let me tell you, it ain't cheap either, if you want the next weapon upgrade from the one you start with you're looking at paying at least £5 for the "Ghost Coins" which you will have to purchase (with real money) because nearly all of your earnings from playing called "Athena Credits" will go towards repairing your Body Armour and purchasing smoke grenades; frag grenades; HE grenades. Which you will have to buy if you want to compete effectively....
    ______Don't get me wrong here, the Ghost Recon Player vs Player experience is A LOT of fun, however when you consider how much you end up having to pay for it to be on the same level as most of the other people playing it's value runs very low in a very short amount of time. If you want to spend over £100 to £200 just to get to same point as most of the players who just killed you, then this game is definitely for you! Oh and don't forget your £7 a month subscription to "Athena Armoury" (Entirely Optional but generally required, if you don't want to constantly repair your armour). Remember however that the weapons WILL NOT WORK the same way in a game against people as they do in the firing range. Firing range weapons work perfectly (and your targets don't move either...) in game weapons miss MUCH more of the time, I've found them harder to aim, Significantly lower on damage and in general not at all what you expect from when you've tried them in the firing range.
    ______The discrepancies between firing range and in-game could be argued to be due to player body Armour upgrades and/or lag interference, but even if this is the case i don't know how the gap can be so huge.
    ______Unless of course the game is programmed to fire almost perfectly in the firing range...... now who would want that unless you're giving them real money for the next weapon up?............ Surely not the developers of the game?...
    ______When you try a weapon from the shop and it works absolutely perfectly, compared to the weapon you're used to using... and not achieving the results you're expecting. Would you be more inclined to upgrade now, rather than waiting until you've played another 1000 games? (Which btw, will take you 20-40 minutes each on average)
    ______ Apologies to all for the extensive use of dots in my review ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... . (Also i would like to add ______ is the start of a new paragraph.)
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  7. Sep 16, 2014
    0
    They may as well call it Ghost Recon: Rich vs Poor (and good games vs bad games)
    In all seriousness, this game is headed downhill just like
    They may as well call it Ghost Recon: Rich vs Poor (and good games vs bad games)
    In all seriousness, this game is headed downhill just like every other pay2win game that this industry is shoving down our throat. The gaming community will fail because of games like these.

    We have to go back to the roots... release a full length quality game for the regular price of $59 with no DLCs or expansions or annoying micro-transactions.

    I cannot believe people pay so much money on video games... makes me sick.
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