Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Xbox

Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
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  1. Cheat Code Central
    90
    It's nice to see that developers taking the time to make this game true to Tom Clancy's vision.
  2. 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.
  3. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    78
    Intense, exciting and hella fun. [Dec 2002, p.270]
  4. A fantastic port - and unquestionably best on Xbox - but it suffers in part thanks to last century's tech and in part because pathetic team killing gits thrive in the current Live community.
  5. 80
    Where its online options are concerned, Ghost Recon is simply one of the best reasons to get Xbox Live.
  6. Game Informer
    85
    Surprisingly, there is very little graphical degradation that I could detect, and the control scheme has been shunted over to the Xbox controller with a decent amount of effectiveness. [Dec 2002, p.141]
  7. 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.
  8. Its unwavering adherence to tactical gameplay will exclude a number of quick twitch gamers, but for those with a little patience, this is a solid, engrossing port.
  9. 80
    Surprisingly, the graphics look much better than the game's PC counterpart - the faces are much more detailed and the environments look crisp and sharp. [Dec 2002, p.170]
  10. A blast to play for those who enjoy strategic and realistic games, and is one of the first of its kind on the Xbox... [but it] does host an array of problems including dull and uninspired graphics, atrocious lag in multiplayer, and some diminishing gameplay design flaws.
  11. The need to command troops might not suit everyone, or the slower, more measured approach to combat. But if you want a unique war game for your console, Ghost Recon is your only choice.
  12. A thinking person's shooter, and provides some solid, tense gameplay... The single player mode is good, the multiplayer outstanding.
  13. It would have been nice if the game had updated graphics and better squad AI, but as it is, this is a great game nonetheless.
  14. 82
    It's fun. Not mind-blowing, but fun.
  15. Even if you’re not a subscriber to the Xbox Live service, this game packs quite a punch with plenty of modes and missions.
  16. 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.
  17. GMR Magazine
    80
    There's not much of a graphical upgrade from the PC version, but the interface and audio is improved. Goes great with Xbox live. [Feb 2003, p.95]
  18. 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.
  19. What sets Ghost Recon apart from other squad based shooters is its command map.
  20. netjak
    85
    Though the Xbox version has a very fun multiplayer mode, Ghost Recon has a lot to offer solo players even after the game's 15 missions are completed.
  21. Official Xbox Magazine
    90
    The mix of stealth, assault, night-time and other types of missions means that things never get repetitive. [Dec 2002, p.140]
  22. Play Magazine
    80
    Caution and calculated planning provide the most satisfying rewards, taking the single-player experience into some unexpectedly satisfying territory. [Jan 2003, p.81]
  23. A little sluggish in the graphical department. While in no way is this game painful to look at there are just some minor things that kept it from being a visually stunning title.
  24. Xbox Nation Magazine
    80
    Although it's by no means a cakewalk, Ghost's single-player campaign works as sort of a live fire exercise for the real deal on Xbox Live. [Winter 2002, p.101]
  25. A great game... [but y]ou'll need to ask yourself if your attention span can tolerate a game requiring planning and strategy with sporadic action as the payoff.
  26. If you like Tom Clancy, first person shooters and outdoor combat, this game is a must buy!
  27. 80
    The controls and interface for Ghost Recon have been streamlined very well for the console controller.

Awards & Rankings

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#13 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2002
32
#32 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2002
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Mar 19, 2017
    10
    One of the best games to date. An exceptional tactical stealth shooter. This was ubi soft at its peak. With the release of Ghost Wildlands, itOne of the best games to date. An exceptional tactical stealth shooter. This was ubi soft at its peak. With the release of Ghost Wildlands, it looks like ubi is going back to their base and adding new flare. Full Review »
  2. Mar 18, 2017
    3
    The game itself is fun and exciting, but that is only when it works... and that doesn't seem to be very often. Frequent server disconnects,The game itself is fun and exciting, but that is only when it works... and that doesn't seem to be very often. Frequent server disconnects, even in single-player, stalls the game and causes it to crash. During missions, for no particular reason you will find yourself back at the dashboard because the game crashed. There are also tons of graphical issues. White line distortions, missing textures, framerate drops plague the game. The sound is often on another mission. I can't count the times I have heard the AIs going off about a transmitter "taking to many hits" while going to a mission. If Ubisoft fixes the plethora of technical problems that destroy this game's potential, they have a game people will be playing for years. IF not, I can't see many being willing to continue to deal with the annoyances to give the season pass DLC a chance. Full Review »
  3. Dec 27, 2016
    2
    On veut bien être magnanime, détourner les yeux d'une certaine indigence graphique, tout en reconnaissant la qualité de la VF au passage maisOn veut bien être magnanime, détourner les yeux d'une certaine indigence graphique, tout en reconnaissant la qualité de la VF au passage mais on s'offusque de ne pas voir ses flingues, ni ses mains ni rien... rien qu'un putain de réticule à l'écran ! oh mais attendez... Red Storm Entertainment, ils étaient déjà coutumiers du fait sur les Rainbow Six, ceci expliquant cela.

    Mais ce n'est pas tout, car nous sommes loin du compte... La disposition des commandes étonne et détonne quelque peu mais soit... l'interface de commandement est pour sa part un ratage complet, un échec total en matière d'ergonomie la plus élémentaire, en plus d'être dégueulasse à l'utilisation, laide, illisible, bâclée et carrément absconse.

    On a donc un système d'ordres inutilisable et une IA des coéquipiers à la ramasse qui se fait dézinguer par le premier moujik venu. C'est du propre. Demi-tour droite, direction la poubelle.
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