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  • Summary: The Ghosts are an untraceable unit of soldiers who hunt down high value targets in the highest-risk conflict zones around the world. In the near future, four of these elite soldiers form the tip of the spear in a hidden war simmering world-wide. As the Ghosts accomplish their objectives, they discover a far greater threat - one that could permanently alter the international balance of power. Join the Ghosts – Control Sergeant Kozak and his unit through fourteen missions in eight exotic locales, from Africa to the Arctic Circle. Fight using the tech of tomorrow including optical camouflage, augmented reality and drones. Comandeer over 50 Weapons and customize them with Gunsmith Mode- Harness the formidable firepower of an army and optimize every aspect of your arsenal in the Gunsmith mode. Intense Multiplayer- four game modes, ten maps and multiple classes along with Ghost Recon's classic siege mode. Expand
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. While a departure for the franchise, Soldier delivers some of the most fun we've had in cloaked camouflage. [July 2012, p.84]
  2. The game is a little bit more accessible than the franchise is known for, but that's not a bad thing. Future Soldier offers more variety than any of its predecessors and won't bore you a single second, since every time you get tired of sneaking, the game gives you an excuse to bring out the big guns. [June 2012, p.78]
  3. 85
    The game's accessibility remains a key strength and highlight throughout both sides of the game, enabling both casual fans of squad shooters and more hardcore fans to find something they'll enjoy.
  4. Only a slight lack of polish lets things down. Although it's generally a pretty game, poor character models and clipping make the cast of genero-men look like beardy versions of Morph. For all the novels sold, Clancy's PS3 titles still can't tell a compelling story, either. Yet with such a brilliantly playful toolset and strong online features (including four-player campaign co-op and a compelling wave-based Guerrilla mode) this is the most impressive soldier since that blue American bloke with the indestructible shield.
  5. May 29, 2012
    80
    Ghost Recon: Future Soldier has several technical flaws and leans too much on the story devices conceived by several other modern day shooters to its detriment, but where its campaign diversifies with elements of stealth, teamwork and gadgetry it really shines. It's the multiplayer that turns out best, however, focusing on fewer modes of good quality that encourage co-operation rather than all-out killing.
  6. May 22, 2012
    75
    After a troubled development and several delays, this Future Soldier looks more like a military game of ­the ­past.
  7. Jun 4, 2012
    50
    Future Soldier does what is expected. It does little else and rarely deviates from the concepts accepted as standard. There's a sense of regret there with the opportunity to be something bigger, something more, but rather than expounding on the stylistic ambition, Future Soldier camouflages itself with borrowed ideas, blending seamlessly into a crowded genre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 49
  2. Negative: 9 out of 49
  1. May 22, 2012
    10
    Just finished campaign and yes it's short but after playing multi I have see now where they put all their effort. A must buy game especially if u like gears of war and cod. Expand
  2. Nov 16, 2013
    10
    My favorite war game. Tom Clancy always makes the best and most realistic games. Online is the most realistic online shooting you can expirience. Thanks ubisoft Expand
  3. May 25, 2012
    9
    This review is for the Multiplayer which ultimately decides replay value. Simply put, it's absolutely great, the best TPS I've seen since the legendary Black Hawk Down. Skilled gamers will love this because Assault, Recon, and Engineer classes must strategically work together as a team to complete objectives. Noob tubers and fraggers beware, you will no longer be able to run and simply grenade people, winning in this game requires actual skill, strategy, and use of all the cool tools and mods available. The different soldier classes are particularly well done, assault soldiers are heavily armored front line troops. Engineers have all the right gadgets for intel. collection which can help decide the match. Scouts are the ultimate snipers with superb camo and claymore mines. The incendiary, anti-armor, and guided "smart-ammo" bring further satisfaction to skilled players and despite what some people here are saying graphics are actually quite good and you have to account for value of the entire experience. Some of the maps are very well laid out and moving effects give them a realistic feel. Now the only down points I felt were above average wait times in game lobbies which I hope Ubisoft will rectify with updates. Other than this it's a great experience if you know how to work strategically as a team making use of all the awesome tools and weaponry at your disposal. GRFS definitely won't disappoint especially with the superb replay value. Expand
  4. Jun 29, 2012
    8
    The concept is great, and this game is definitely designed to be played with a friend,but seriously, the graphics, especially when it comes to defining a face are poor, but that's just being picky.
    I seriously enjoyed this game playing with friends, and is a fun tactical style shooter. If you think CoD is the be all and end all of gaming then i suggest you miss this as all you will do is complain.
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  5. May 24, 2012
    6
    Multiplayer is fun imo. Not Ghost Recon though. Graphics REALLY need work, like wtf. Multiplayer is also slightly convoluted. This was a multiplayer review, I'll play the campaign some other time. Expand
  6. Sep 24, 2013
    5
    These Ghosts will haunt your dreams. Let's get this over with, there is very little to no stealth element in this game, you will sneak onto a level with your stealth camo and pick off the first couple of enemies with the sync shot. Cool. Then a short while later in almost every level you're forced to go 'guns hot' and eliminate everyone in a shooting gallery-esque segment much like COD. So much for the name 'Ghosts'. It feels to me that Ubisoft/whoever didn't believe this game would sell as a tactical shooter so they turned it into yet another COD clone with a few toys (camo) that quickly become redundant as time and time again you're somehow compromised and have to blast your way out of situations. Sorely disappointed as I imagined this game as 4 Sam Fishers in urban environments. The level design is particularly poor, no freedom, no room to think outside the box and attempt to flank and, even though still cloaked, somehow I discovered by an invisible enemy. Just progress from cover to cover in a straight line killing the shooting gallery soldiers and you'll be fine. Oh and the graphics? Like a polished turd once you see evreything up close

    Sad stuff Ubisoft. This unpolished game was put on the streets like an unwanted child with the hope that a few dollars might stick to it. Just as well I got it for £5 on eBay.
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  7. Aug 18, 2012
    0
    The game is advertised to be compatible with the PlayStation Move. It is not. If you're looking for an online shooter, you definitely want to avoid this title. Expand

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