Generally favorable reviews - based on 53 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 53
  2. Negative: 0 out of 53
  1. They do have some patchwork to do as far as menu interface and Lobby environment go, but as a friend remarked to me recently, "we don't buy games for their interface, we buy them for their gameplay", and gameplay is where Ubisoft's talents have shined brightest.
  2. One of the, if not the best, best squad based shooters on the market today.
  3. Despite its change in perspective, Ghost Recon 2 remains to be a solid action-packed shooter that will make you proud you own a Xbox.
  4. Ah yes, multiplayer. It is an incredible experience...While single-player is mostly solid, multiplayer is, like the original game, GR2's real star. [Holiday 2004, p.74]
  5. You'll have a blast with both the campaign and the great multiplayer support.
  6. Considering how amazing the graphics look compared to the first Ghost Recon, it's amazing there isn't more slowdown - although I'm thankful there's not. The online games are surprisingly smooth.
  7. 90
    While the changes that have been made are pretty major, they were all implemented to enhance the experience, and it's definitely become a much more enjoyable game because of them.
  8. One of the most real military games I've seen in a very long time. Even outperforming "America's Army," which was a pretty good game. This is by far my new favorite of the Tom Clancy games.
  9. Just as the SNES is frequently called the "RPGers' console," games like Ghost Recon 2 are giving Xbox an enduring reputation as the "shooters console."
  10. 90
    The multiplayer is the best part of the game on or offline. The levels of co-op tension within the game is unmatched by any other title.
  11. "Ghost Recon" was not a bad game but what Red Storm have done this time around is definitely more action packed and the online play really tops it all off to make Ghost Recon 2 one of the best tactical shooters of the year, if not the best.
  12. The gameplay this time around is much more refined, and even more mainstream one could argue, in an effort to appeal to a broader range of gamers. The missions are much more hectic, intense and dynamic.
  13. This is the game that fans of simulated modern combat and Clancy fiction have been waiting for.
  14. 88
    The Lone Wolf mode is inspired and using technology that won't be in the field for another six years is pretty exciting. The camera gun will be your new favorite toy and Ghost Recon 2 may just become your favorite third-person shooter on Xbox.
  15. Far more accessible than the first and loads more fun. If you want more realism than "Halo 2" can offer, look no further. [GamesMaster]
  16. While the interface between you and your squad has been simplified it streamlines the process and therefore requires less jumping out of the action to control your team and makes the game more accessible to new players.
  17. The multiplayer maps are gorgeous but tend to be too large for small team battles. Ghost Recon 2 is one of the best shooters of 2004 and a worthy successor to the previous games in the series.
  18. 87
    Graphics are improved, and gameplay is far superior to that of its predecessors.
  19. While single player missions are very good, you will only have access to a third of what this game has to offer – and you should get Xbox Live!

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