• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Dec 1, 2002
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
Buy On
  1. The need to command troops might not suit everyone, or the slower, more measured approach to combat. But if you want a unique war game for your console, Ghost Recon is your only choice.
  2. By far a breath of fresh air on PlayStation 2, a system with far too many FPS games that simply have lackluster plots and characters that are basically on a mission to kill everything using the biggest explosions possible.
  3. As a result of the somewhat simplistic design (which allows you to enjoy Ghost Recon even if you've not played a lot of tactical shooters) and the valuable multi-player modes, this is one game that may not receive a really high score but still comes highly recommended.
  4. Play Magazine
    80
    Caution and calculated planning provide the most satisfying rewards, taking the single-player experience into some unexpectedly satisfying territory. [Jan 2003, p.81]
  5. In every respect besides multiplayer, Clancy’s Ghosts eliminate those damn pansy SEALs across the board.
  6. While not as hard-core as some tactical FPS, Ghost Recon nevertheless does take a little getting use to if you’re new to this genre.

Awards & Rankings

56
#56 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
31
#31 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. ChrisC.
    Dec 21, 2006
    9
    This is an awesome tactical game. (I wouldn't call it a shooter as only about 2/10 of the time is actually engaged in shooting conflict, This is an awesome tactical game. (I wouldn't call it a shooter as only about 2/10 of the time is actually engaged in shooting conflict, the rest is planning and manouvering). The team controls are slightly clumsy, making it occasionally hard or impossible to control the two teams to do what you want. Full Review »
  2. MikeH.
    Jan 16, 2005
    9
    Yeah but how the h@ll do you kill the tank on level three.!!!
  3. JAKEJ.
    Jan 7, 2005
    10
    This game is da bomb yo. Most people compare the game to stuff like medal of honor and stuff like that but its totally a different genera.