Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 53 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 53
  2. Negative: 0 out of 53
  1. A game with a severe identity crisis, clearly trying to appeal to the action-loving masses while attempting not to alienate fans of the slow-paced gameplay of yore. Problem is, it's unlikely to truly grip either group, and may well estrange many core fans. [Official UK Xbox Magazine]
  2. 70
    Gone is the non-linear design of each mission. Each objective is now clearly marked one after another, eliminating secondary (optional) objectives and different ways of approaching a target, which were key and exciting components in the original Ghost Recon game.
  3. This sequel closes its single-player chapter with a whimper. [Jan 2005, p.94]
  4. Unquestionably, Ghost Recon 2 is a more well-rounded and intense experience than before, but despite some beautiful locations and powerful sound effects it still errs on the side of cold simulation rather than an emotional and dramatic war experience. But that's exactly what some people want. [Christmas 2004, p.83]
  5. Luckily, the insipid offline game serves as a training ground for its exciting online counterpart. [Feb 2005, p.86]
  6. What was once an intricate, tactical action game has effectively been dumbed down to appeal to a wider audience, and the technical issues and inconsistent A.I. leave the fun relatively AWOL for the hardcore Ghost Recon vets.
  7. There's nothing in particular that demands to be played or can't be found elsewhere. [Jan 2005, p.136]
  8. I and many other fans of Tom Clancy games enjoyed the uniqueness of Ghost Recon and the way it was previously and if they could revert to the game style of having controllable teams and set up plans of attack, while still having the new additions in graphics and features, it would make for a lot of happy gamers.
  9. If you run and gun like an idiot, expect your men to follow you straight into an early grave...A thiking man's firefight.
  10. A brave sequel that tries a little too hard... Its lack of accessibility will annoy "Rainbow Six 3" die-hards, while the new direction will leave fans of the original feeling rather cold. [Christmas 2004, p.102]
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 57 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 27
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 27
  3. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. FabioM.
    Jul 7, 2006
    9
    This is a really good game, the graphics r excellent,SPECIALLY with a 40" lcd hd tv (im notsaying the brand, but its the best tv on the This is a really good game, the graphics r excellent,SPECIALLY with a 40" lcd hd tv (im notsaying the brand, but its the best tv on the market) i think its the best military game ever. Your soldiers r kind of stupid, they just jump in front of u when your shooting! There are milions of vietcongs and u are only in 4! The weapons r good, besie the grenaes that get thrown about 50 feet. all the rest is AMAZING! Full Review »
  2. JoshuaB.
    Apr 24, 2006
    10
    Im still trying to figure out what is wrong with Dave, you son of a bitch how could you give it a 0 the A I is way better that frecken GR1. Im still trying to figure out what is wrong with Dave, you son of a bitch how could you give it a 0 the A I is way better that frecken GR1. The comands are much better and simplar then Gr1. Full Review »
  3. Josh
    Apr 5, 2006
    10
    The most realistic military game ever.