Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. The graphics are only OK, even for an Xbox game, and compromises in the gameplay design hamper the experience, making GRAW feel like just another military-themed shooter.
  2. It's almost as though this game was made poorly on purpose so that the superiority of 360 would be felt like a kick to the head with a spiked boot. The message is that Xbox owners now have something to feel ashamed about - their crappy little Xbox.
  3. This Advanced Warfighter tries to follow along the same evolutionary path as the Xbox 360 title, but it can only make half the effort. [May 2006, p.106]
  4. 50
    The problem with Advanced Warfighter isn't that it's a lesser beast than the 360 release; that's to be expected. It's that the game fails to stack up against the better recent Xbox shooters like "Far Cry" and "Black."
  5. In reality, what's here is competant, but this version just doesn't stack up to any Xbox Ghost Recon--next-gen or otherwise. [Jun 2006, p.76]
  6. With 16 players and 16 guns blazing, the game is violent bliss, and certainly a war demanding to be fought over and over again. [Apr 2006, p.58]
  7. Even if you don't compare it to the 360 version, the game either comes off of an unbalanced first person shooter or a neutered action-strategy sim.
  8. If you're envying all the fun your buddies are having with their 360s and Advanced Warfighter, you're better off staying with "Halo 2" and the recent "Far Cry: Instincts" than springing for this -- you'll be in for a disappointment.
  9. 70
    There are far better shooters for the Xbox, including previous Ghost Recon games. Save your money. It would be far better spent put towards an Xbox 360.
  10. The "advanced warfighter" concept is a good one, but it is one that is truly fit for the next generation of consoles. Shanghai went fairly sim with Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter on the Xbox, and it doesn't appear that the hardware wanted to comply in a way that makes this one a "must have".
  11. GRAW is brimming with atmosphere, has brilliant, open levels and challenging AI that will put your shooting skills to the test. [April 2006, p.74]
  12. Unfortunately, it's obvious that Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter was developed as a glimmering next-gen title and subsequently shoe-horned into the power-challenged Xbox. The result is simply too much for the Xbox to handle. It feels stripped down and lacking in too many crucial areas.
  13. The lack of a controllable three man team, not being able to choose character classes, unrealistic hit detection, few outdoor sections in the wilds, faster paced game play, health checkpoints (luckily these are removed from hard difficulty) makes GRAW far removed from the original Ghost Recon to the point of almost being an entirely new game.
  14. Perhaps this is part of a sinister marketing ploy by Microsoft to encourage Xbox owners to upgrade to the Xbox 360 by ensuring that Xbox ports suck compared to their hotted up counterparts?
User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
  1. May 20, 2013
    3
    Terrible game that brought nothing of interest to fans of previous games in the series. A crappy port which at least will waste your time, atTerrible game that brought nothing of interest to fans of previous games in the series. A crappy port which at least will waste your time, at most jaundice you to the entire series. Not unplayable bad, but poorly executed, clunky and dull. Full Review »
  2. JeremyD.
    Feb 26, 2007
    9
    This game is an all around good game. The campaign mode is a bit confusing but the mutiplayer mode is fun and full of different options so I This game is an all around good game. The campaign mode is a bit confusing but the mutiplayer mode is fun and full of different options so I can never be bored. Full Review »
  3. DanaQ.
    Apr 19, 2006
    10
    Great game on Xbox Live!