Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. 100
    With astounding graphics (especially for the all-important and terrifyingly frequent explosions), a sweeping symphonic soundtrack, a surprisingly deep story and a smooth multiplayer experience, GRAW 2 proves that the PS3 can perform just as well as the 360 any day of the week.
  2. Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 is actually GRAW 1: Part 2. Although well made, military shooters could use some evolution. [Sept 2007]
  3. GRAW 2 is unquestionably a huge success. A short campaign aside, it does everything GRAW fans would want from a sequel and once again confirms Ubisoft as one of the leading next-gen publishers.
  4. The visuals are stellar, the sound is strong, the campaign is engaging and the online play will be a welcome breath of fresh air, especially for online hungry PS3 owners.
  5. This is a worthwhile sequel that not only looks amazing but, thanks to the PlayStation 3’s innovative controls, it also feels better than the Xbox 360 version. If you’re a fan of the series or are looking for an exhilarating tactical shooter for the PS3, this is the game you really need to buy right away.
  6. Nonetheless, value proposition questions aside, it’s hard to ignore that this is one the best-looking and most fun games on the PlayStation 3.
  7. GRAW2 for the PS3 is another re-made winner from Ubisoft.
  8. 90
    Thankfully, there are a ton of multiplayer options to keep your itchy finger on the trigger.
  9. A tremendous game. The visuals are a little muddier, the SIXAXIS controls are for the most part negligible, and the online lobby system isn’t as sophisticated as the Xbox 360 version, but those are all minor issues in the big picture.
  10. Combines strategy and shooting to excellent effect. Not perfect, but it really feels like war. [Sept 2007, p.64]
  11. GRAW2 offers up a solid, though short, single-player campaign. But the bulk of its gameplay can be found in its impressive multiplayer offering.
  12. GRAW games are all about multiplayer, and this version doesn’t disappoint. PS3 owners will receive 14 additional maps, most of which are just variations on the Xbox 360 maps and a few classic ones from Ghost Recon past, and two new co-op modes that task you with locating POWs and evading enemy forces.
  13. A solid port that offers a ton of single- and multi-player content for the price, a solid if slightly campy story (your supposedly hard-assed commander is a hoot), and some seriously solid gameplay make this a joy to play through... even if you do it a couple months after the game actually came out.
  14. GRAW 2 is highly recommended for any tactical shooter fan.
  15. 83
    If you own a PS3 and haven't played GRAW 2 before, you owe it to yourself to pick the title up. The controls are easy to get into, the graphics look great, and there's a load of multiplayer options. You're looking at a fun romp … through the horror of war.
  16. 83
    GRAW 2 is full of overblown, brilliant moments with only a sporadic dose of boring levels. [Issue#157, p.82]
  17. GRAW2 may be a few months late but the wait was definitely worth it and patient PS3 owners have been rewarded with one of the best titles for the console yet.
  18. More of the same, but some extra online content for PS3. [Oct 2007, p.85]
  19. If you also enjoy a bit of multiplayer combat then you should seriously consider drafting GRAW 2 into your PS3 game collection as quickly as possible.
  20. The single-player campaign ends way too quickly, but the multiplayer campaign more than makes up for it with several co-op and competitive missions.
  21. The only real letdown is that you're not really under any serious pressure - the threat of imminent death is an illusion. The spectacle is there: huge explosions, last-minute rescues and desperate stand-offs against impossible odds. But the enemy AI lacks aggression. [Sept 2007, p.100]
  22. It's not too challenging, but is highly rewarding. [Nov 2007, p.77]
  23. 80
    The matchmatching is simply atrocious.
  24. Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 is a little late in coming to the PS3, but it still manages to be one of the console's most thrilling shooters.
  25. 80
    Overall, if you liked the first GRAW, you can look forward to more excellent military shooter action, with excellent multiplayer features.
  26. 75
    Where it is impressive is in the explosion and smoke effects – the combination of high impact sound, bright/expansive visuals and the shake of your camera makes for quite an impact.
  27. Brings a solid multiplayer experience to the Playstation 3 with multiple modes to choose from, and it's worth checking out even if you find yourself currently immersed in "Warhawk" or "Resistance."
  28. Out of the two Tom Clancy games for the PS3 I'd take a look at Rainbow Six first, but both are impressive shooters for all of your military needs.
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Apr 4, 2011
    1
    for some reason i am never able to get into tom clancy games not sure why i just cant. that being said just looking at this as a normal game i did not enjoy it at all and am glad i got it for free because if i paid for it that would have been a waste of money. the graphics are pretty good but the controls are very clunky and confusing and what is the point of a silencer if all the ennemies are allerted to your presence after every shot not exactly ghost recon now is it. stay away from this unless you are a tom clancy freak Full Review »