Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. 88
    Its slow pace, one-hit kills, and ugly graphics may turn off some gamers, but those willing to put some time and effort into the game will find a rewarding first-person shooter.
  2. Even if you’re not a subscriber to the Xbox Live service, this game packs quite a punch with plenty of modes and missions.
  3. It's nice to see that developers taking the time to make this game true to Tom Clancy's vision.
  4. Dated visuals, inconsistent AI, and lack of dynamic enemy placement cost it a few points. With that said, if you’re looking for an engaging and thoughtful shooter for the Xbox, I highly recommend you add Ghost Recon to your arsenal.
  5. The mix of stealth, assault, night-time and other types of missions means that things never get repetitive. [Dec 2002, p.140]
  6. A thinking person's shooter, and provides some solid, tense gameplay... The single player mode is good, the multiplayer outstanding.
  7. The simplification of the controls from the PC version to the XBOX version makes it much more accessible to those that are unfamiliar with the Rainbow Six/Ghost Recon games.
  8. The gameplay is very nice, but we’re lacking seriously in the visuals department. While the levels are huge, there is this thick fog around most of them.
  9. What sets Ghost Recon apart from other squad based shooters is its command map.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Jul 3, 2013
    This is not "Call Of Duty". You'll need more than good aim and a quick finger. It's about planning, defending, thinking, and hiding. The graphics are solid, the sound draws you in. The narrative isn't the most compelling, but it does what it's supposed to do. Plenty of customization is available. The sense of accomplishment is certainly there. A well-designed challenge. Full Review »