Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 65
    There are plenty of problems with the graphics and the lack of an overall feel for the whole game, but with a game that's easy to pick up and play, Jungle Storm provides plenty of sniper and squad action.
  2. If I can only think of one weak part of the online game, it's that it's only built for 4 on 4. Other than that, this is a great game to have, and a must for any PS2 online gamer.
  3. Every choice you make during play makes a significant difference to how the mission plays out, whether it's which weapons to use or which sandbank to take cover behind, and the only real problem is that the game seems to lack a certain spark of inspiration.
  4. Those who are Ghost Recon fanatics will enjoy this, but those who want to take a look at the series might be better off picking up the original.
  5. 80
    But the landscapes have opened up tremendously, the controls have been tightened, and the graphics have improved and the game play is classic.
  6. Some may find it a little sub-par in presentation, but it still is a very entertaining outing for the Ghosts.
  7. At the end of the day, Jungle Storm doesn't do much to stand out in a crowded genre. [Mar 2004, p.106]
  8. 75
    You'll have to look to multiplayer to get the greatest enjoyment from Jungle Storm.
  9. Certainly an improvement on its predecessor, but it still lacks the visual punch to offer any competition with the PC or Xbox games.
  10. 70
    The landscapes have opened up tremendously, the controls have been tightened, and the graphics have improved. They're not great, but serviceable.
  11. But the game’s shoddy visual presentation, rampant recycling and annoying lack of online voice chat are glaring shortcomings that are hard to overlook. Overall, Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm just doesn’t bring anything new to the table or do much to attract new recruits.
  12. 80
    Sure, the single-player campaign can be a letdown. Your money's well-spent, however, once you log on and play with other people. [Mar 2004, p.63]
  13. 80
    Compared to the tight, challenging "Rainbow Six 3," which is also available on the PS2, there’s really nothing Jungle Storm can offer that you haven’t played before. At this point, the Ghost Recon series is definitely the weakest link in the Clancy chain.
  14. The heavy use of sniping scopes provides an exciting sense of realism, as do the look, feel of recoil, and reload animations of the guns. [Mar 2004, p.32]
  15. Ghost Recon was fine tactical infantry sim - back in 2001. This new PS2 version is solid, but it pales when compared to modern juggernauts like "SOCOM II." [Mar 2004, p.83]
  16. At the bargain price it is hard to fault Ghost Recon Jungle Storm because, for the money, it delivers across the board; and the additional missions are welcome. Those waiting for notable improvements will just have to be patient for "Ghost Recon 2."
  17. In just about every way, Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm is more of the same: more missions, more multiplayer options, more maps. It’ll satiate the demands of Ghost Recon fans just fine, but all that ‘more’ stuff might not be enough to draw in anyone new.
  18. A solid tactical shooter for PS2 owners, but with Rainbow Six 3 and SOCOM II currently engaging gamers, there are better choices.
  19. Never mind the extremely poor quality of its visuals, the game’s enemy AI and its many bugs will not fail to frustrate gamers.
  20. 70
    Despite the numerous missions on the disc, you can zip through the entire game in an afternoon.
  21. The two single-player campaigns are relatively short and not particularly challenging, even on the highest difficulty setting, and the AI can be frustrating at times.
  22. The lack of originality and one particularly glaring multiplayer flaw make Jungle Storm less than exciting overall.
  23. Jungle Storm isn’t a terrible game by all means, but it’s more suited for hardcore fans of the series that are likely to tolerant its shortcomings.
  24. The single player campaigns, while engaging, are somewhat lacking in cohesion.
  25. The blah environments and goofy animation do little to draw you into what's supposed to be a realistic combat experience. Spotty A.I. and clunky controls make it even harder to maintain gung-ho enthusiasm. [March 2004, p.118]
  26. Any half-decent Windows machine will give you a far better range of Ghost Recon goodness for less money. Over here on the PS2, this stand-alone expansion pack just isn't very filling.
  27. The game play has been streamlined for less fussy PS2 players. Plus there’s a single-player mode, where AI teammates respond to 160 voice commands. And the online levels—with up to 16 players barking through headsets simultaneously—is enough to make you postpone your pee break for hours.
  28. It's not perfect, and if you don't have the ability to play online, it's a little brief, but all in all, it's a very competent game. [Mar 2004, p.99]
  29. Basically the same old product with a few new bells and whistles. Nobody is calling that a bad thing.
  30. It all pales when compared to better PS2 military shooters like "SOCOM II." The series is in need of a real sequel, a graphics upgrade, and a new and more refreshing direction if it wants to remain a contender in the tactical military shooter wars.
  31. The ten or so new missions aren’t anything special, and playing them on your PS2 might prove a painful experience.
User Score
6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Nov 12, 2011
    5
    "Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm" is one of the difficult Tom Clancy games you encounter. The AI and teammates are **** dumb and can't really do as"Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm" is one of the difficult Tom Clancy games you encounter. The AI and teammates are **** dumb and can't really do as you command to. Ah, the command... The in-voice thing is really complex and makes it hard to control the already-difficult command controls. A mediocre game at best. Full Review »
  2. RaoultT.
    Jan 3, 2009
    9
    Excellent.
  3. SteveW.
    Oct 21, 2005
    10
    SO many problems with this game its glitchy the enemy A.I is stupid your teammates on single player are for use of a better word dumb and SO many problems with this game its glitchy the enemy A.I is stupid your teammates on single player are for use of a better word dumb and well... it works! i love it i have this game and the original for ps2 and playing 2 player with a friend just gets so addictive its strange there is games on the market like rainbow six , socom ect ect that do "on paper" a MUCH better job but they just arnt as much fun to play! notably the best level on this game is the boat yard level when u start u look around the level and smile but then you realise enemys could be lurking litrilly anywhere... which is kool! Full Review »