• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Aug 15, 2012
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Mixed or average reviews- based on 271 Ratings

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  • Summary: Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online, a new multi-player, third-person, cover-based tactical shooter.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Oct 29, 2012
    80
    Give it a chance and enough time – and Ghost Recon Online will award you with catchy playability. Camera movements and UI polish are heavily needed. [Oct 2012]
  2. Jun 27, 2013
    76
    Quotation forthcoming.
  3. Aug 29, 2012
    75
    It's quite good, and we enjoyed its gameplay and its team-based offer. We have to wait and see how it evolves, but the base concept leads us to think Ghost Recon Online may have a very bright future. We deeply encourage you to give it a try, especially if you like tactic action and you don't feel like spending any money.
  4. Aug 20, 2012
    70
    It's a fun, competitive multiplayer shooter that stands alongside its paid sibling. Now if only more people would learn to play the damn thing.
  5. Sep 18, 2012
    65
    This free-to-play shooter from Ubisoft looks quite good, when compared to its competitors - Ghost Recon Online has great quality and a fresh, engrossing gameplay that is full of emotions. Unfortunately - good impression is damaged by a lack of polish. The game is imbalanced and clearly favors those choosing to pay, and these things can throw some players off. A few more months of testing would do this game good. In time it will probably be better, but right now it's a bit mediocre.
  6. Apr 20, 2014
    60
    I’m torn. I really like the core gameplay of Ghost Recon: Phantoms and see it being even more fun with friends. But, there’s just not enough here and the frustrating micro-transactions only make it all the more disappointing.
  7. Sep 3, 2012
    55
    Ghost Recon Online has moments of exciting and tense action, but they're fleeting events in an otherwise drab game that's plagued by minor annoyances and a cash shop that adds a pay-to-win element to proceedings.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 119
  2. Negative: 59 out of 119
  1. Nov 6, 2012
    10
    Good game, But lags some times because of its peer to peer connections.
    Very nice TPS, very tactical and smart, you really should try, it's
    Good game, But lags some times because of its peer to peer connections.
    Very nice TPS, very tactical and smart, you really should try, it's free ! ;) The content it limited but it will be more in a few time (they are only 4 maps and no armor customisation yet)
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  2. Oct 20, 2013
    10
    Loving it. At first I got a little frustrated because you know, its a Pay to Win game, but then I found out that you can buy all the sameLoving it. At first I got a little frustrated because you know, its a Pay to Win game, but then I found out that you can buy all the same stuff just with the points you get from playing (they do cost a bit more but not all that bad). Best of all, they appear to be infinite (not like combat arms where you would buy a gun to use for say, a month...). The game is really well made, has decent graphics and is fun to play (oh ya, and its FREE). Yes it still does help if the other guy has tons of money to spend on guns but because of the point system you can still get better guns w/o paying) truly, I'd give it a 9.7 but that's not on the scale. Expand
  3. Sep 7, 2012
    10
    This is a game with a STEEP learning curve. GR:O is almost completely reliant on tactical game-play, teamwork, and unit-cohesion to win games.This is a game with a STEEP learning curve. GR:O is almost completely reliant on tactical game-play, teamwork, and unit-cohesion to win games. Currently in open beta at the time of this review, Ubisoft is doing a fantastic job moving Ghost Recon: Online in the correct direction.

    This game is DEFINITELY worth a try, especially given it's a free to play game. Most players will attempt it, not understand it, and get frustrated. It's not your typical CoD knock-off shooter, and takes some adaptation and patience to really be competitive in-game.
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  4. Jul 12, 2016
    5
    It is quite understandable why Ghost Recon Phantoms relies so much on microtransactions, but a generic shooter requiring little thinking isIt is quite understandable why Ghost Recon Phantoms relies so much on microtransactions, but a generic shooter requiring little thinking is still what it is. Expand
  5. Feb 7, 2014
    3
    One year ago this game was awesome but now it is a terrible pay to win carbuncle of a game with rampant hacking and outrageous prices.One year ago this game was awesome but now it is a terrible pay to win carbuncle of a game with rampant hacking and outrageous prices. Imagine paying 15-20 euros for a gun... This game can easily cost you 150 euros or many years of game play to get to the top level gear. The matchmaking is terrible with people often leaving games at the start making sides unbalanced. The community staff are corrupt and vindictive and the community itself is very small. Expand
  6. Apr 22, 2014
    2
    Great game, Great gun and cover mechanic. I have spend over 50 hours on it. However beyond level 10 is basically unplayable due to the pay toGreat game, Great gun and cover mechanic. I have spend over 50 hours on it. However beyond level 10 is basically unplayable due to the pay to win system. It doesn't matter how hard u grind you will never hav the similar level of kid against similar level player who spend hundreds of dollars on it. you will get so frustrated being constantly punished for not mistake of your own but extremely overpowered pay upgrades and expensive guns. good game, but completely let down by the lack of balancing and levelling up structure. match making systems also rubbish, often placing multiple players with much much higher level kids against low level kids players. try this game if you like being raped by rich kids, otherwise avoid this disappointed. Expand
  7. Sep 16, 2014
    0
    They may as well call it Ghost Recon: Rich vs Poor (and good games vs bad games)
    In all seriousness, this game is headed downhill just like
    They may as well call it Ghost Recon: Rich vs Poor (and good games vs bad games)
    In all seriousness, this game is headed downhill just like every other pay2win game that this industry is shoving down our throat. The gaming community will fail because of games like these.

    We have to go back to the roots... release a full length quality game for the regular price of $59 with no DLCs or expansions or annoying micro-transactions.

    I cannot believe people pay so much money on video games... makes me sick.
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