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  • Summary: In the wake of one of North Korea's worst famines, an insidious North Korean general influences the government to secretly divert humanitarian aid to beef up its army, slowly gaining power in the process. Fearful that North Korea is amassing huge quantities of military weapons, the newIn the wake of one of North Korea's worst famines, an insidious North Korean general influences the government to secretly divert humanitarian aid to beef up its army, slowly gaining power in the process. Fearful that North Korea is amassing huge quantities of military weapons, the new Chinese regime eliminates arms sales to North Korea. In response, the North Korean government initiates secret overtures to Russia, who strikes a quiet alliance. In the midst of another North Korean famine, food riots begin rocking the countryside, and the rogue North Korean general assumes complete control of the army. Blaming China for the famine, he begins charging north to seize Chinese territory with tacit support from its new Russian ally. China moves to respond, but limits the level of escalation, fearing open conflict with Russia and a possible nuclear exchange. Instead, China officially agrees to a multinational force to safeguard the China-North Korean border. Unofficially, the Ghosts and other special forces go in. Their mission: cripple the North Korean threat and depose the rogue general. (*Note: Ghost Recon 2 for PS2 occurs four years before ? and acts as a prequel to ? the Xbox version. The game is built on the Unreal engine - as opposed to the proprietary Ghost Recon engine - and will also use Havok physics, a rarity in PS2 games.) [Ubisoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. With a comprehensive (and more importantly, rather good) multiplayer game complementing the rather hard campaign mode, Ghost Recon 2 is at least heading in the right direction now - and for the moment that's good enough for us.
  2. It’s obvious that the graphics-heavy Clancy games are tailored toward the beefier Xbox console, and the PS2 versions ported strictly for sales dollars. On the Xbox, Ghost Recon 2 rocks – on the PS2 however, it just doesn’t measure up.
  3. The linear missions and worthless squad AI were my biggest issues with this game. [Feb 2005, p.116]
  4. Lobotomized teammates, restrictive environments, and enemies with X-ray vision make it necessary to memorize entire levels. [Feb 2005, p.90]
  5. Enemy AI that changes with the wind and level design that's inspired by tunnel vision drops this game into the lower echelon of military shooters. [Feb 2005, p.83]
  6. Fails to live up to the lofty expectations of its own brand thanks to simplistic gameplay, lackluster presentation, a lack of co-op play, and an overall dearth of polish.
  7. So many things in this game are either unpolished or retarded that it’s hard to care about the subject matter.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. TimL.
    Nov 29, 2004
    10
    I think this is a great game and that anyone which is looking for a shooter game, to get this one.
  2. Nick
    Dec 28, 2004
    10
    Having played ghost recon 2 as well as rainbow six and socom 2, i can say that this game has by far the best and most fun online gaming i haveHaving played ghost recon 2 as well as rainbow six and socom 2, i can say that this game has by far the best and most fun online gaming i have ever seen. it can play up to 16 in one game and has great map. i would recommend to anyone interested in an online shooter. Expand
  3. MargaritoZ.
    Jan 3, 2005
    10
    Good game good story line great graphics and a good sigle player option with lone wolf.
  4. JoshB.
    Mar 1, 2005
    7
    This was a practical game I enjoyed half of the missons. The gharphs are pretty good maby a 7.5 and the sound in great 8.5. The few things IThis was a practical game I enjoyed half of the missons. The gharphs are pretty good maby a 7.5 and the sound in great 8.5. The few things I did not like was no SPLIT SREEN MUTIPARYER! and Scott mitchell, the leader, does not put the rpg on his bhich is odd. Expand
  5. BenN.
    Jan 14, 2005
    6
    Very disappointing, but altogether standard.
  6. Joeaverage
    Jan 30, 2005
    4
    A good idea with good graphics but if your looking for a team based shooter dont buy this the team ai is terrible your team could hit a flyA good idea with good graphics but if your looking for a team based shooter dont buy this the team ai is terrible your team could hit a fly with a grenade from a different country but they can't shot someone who stands in front of them very disappointing. Expand
  7. Socom2FAN
    Dec 5, 2004
    0
    This game sucks, the graphics, movements, everything is just terrible. Playing this game is not even as good as playind Duke Nukem 3D!

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