• 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. To date this is the best example of what the genre can offer and is an ideal starting point for those interested in the science of modern warfare.
  2. Simply not a very fun game. Its unchallenging gameplay mechanics, substandard graphics, and lack of any real multiplayer modes make it the worst iteration of the game yet.
  3. PSM Magazine
    50
    It is nearly impossible for the player to fail on any but the hardest level of difficulty. [Jan 2003, p.26]
  4. Shoots itself in the foot thanks to a ponderous control system.
  5. Those looking for a brake from "SOCOM" will sadly be disappointed by what this game has to offer with a simply laid out list of options which simplify the game to a point where its no fun at all.
  6. They’ve simplified the game enormously and as a result it suffers.
  7. 61
    Dumbing a game down for consoles is one thing, but it's another thing entirely to give the player so many advantages that the game is no longer fun.
  8. It’s an OK military shooter that just can’t measure up to the likes of “Red Faction II” or “Timesplitters 2” in variety, options and replayability.
  9. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    70
    The levels are huge, but you don't feel like there's much freedom because the game very strictly controls where you can and can't go. [Feb 2003, p.109]
  10. Cheat Code Central
    70
    A ghost of its former self.
  11. 60
    Ghost Recon’s visuals took a deadly hit, too. Characters don’t move in a realistic manner and there’s less detail on both the soldiers and the environments.

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.