Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder Xbox

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Aug 6, 2003
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
Buy On
  1. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    72
    Online, however, Thunder deserves a salute for its wide selection of match types and well-designed multiplayer maps - the burned-out bases and beachside cabanas make for great playgrounds. [Sept 2003, p.120]
  2. Xbox Nation Magazine
    70
    What these scenarios lack in creative inspiration, they more than make up for in strategy and gameplay design. [Aug 2003, p.86]
  3. Edge Magazine
    70
    A predominately online game, and though the game is excellent, the rules strong and the setup often flawless, how entertaining you find it depends entirely on circumstance that is all too often out of your control. It depends on other people. [Nov 2003, p.108]
  4. GMR Magazine
    70
    Jump online, and you'll immediately reconsider Thunder. [Oct 2003, p.76]
  5. Eight missions, plenty of multiplayer maps (including the most popular four from Ghost Recon) and the promise of at five downloadable desert missions means this is worth your cash.
  6. 70
    There's lots of tension, and brief bursts of action, but completing a mission is not so much dependent on tactics as it is on your teammates having much faster, more "aware", and more accurate aiming AI than the enemy. Thankfully, they do.
  7. 70
    The appeal of this Island Thunder expansion, however, is limited to only those who loved the original, played it to exhaustion and are looking for some new content to rekindle their interest.

Awards & Rankings

#48 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2003
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. SimonT.
    Jul 8, 2004
    8
    Another merciless outing into the world of Tom Clancy's Ghost recon which plunges you deep into the hear of Cuba. This game offers a Another merciless outing into the world of Tom Clancy's Ghost recon which plunges you deep into the hear of Cuba. This game offers a wide range of team members with the cool capacity of upgrading them as the game progresses not a bad game at all especially with online firefights and downloadable content via xbox live. Full Review »
  2. FSWMaster
    Jul 2, 2004
    9
    This is a great piece of software. Probably the greatest since the first Ghost Recon. Rainbow 6 is all about moving indoors and trying to This is a great piece of software. Probably the greatest since the first Ghost Recon. Rainbow 6 is all about moving indoors and trying to keep your bone-headed team mates from getting killed. They are nothing alike. Also the graphics were not re-done but do look better with less draw-in, the sound is still up there with the best and plenty of atmoshere, although the game is a little short. Too bad Ghost Recon 2 won't be set on the events of the Middle East: that would make it as great as FSW or Close Combat, if not better. As for Greg, I know you were probably hung up on the lackluster PS2 with it's dead-ass graphics and sound hardware, as most PS2 geeks, I mean freaks, are, but please don't ever compare a good but arcadey PS2 "game" to any great XBOX "experience". In real life you don't see yourself from behind so first-person views will always be more realistic. Full Review »
  3. UiUi
    Feb 8, 2004
    10
    Best game ever besides the first ghost recon.