• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Aug 15, 2012
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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 120
  2. Negative: 60 out of 120
  1. 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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  2. Apr 24, 2014
    10
    Hands out the best game I've ever played it has the FPS feel but its a TPS I've never loved a game so much until now. For a game to be free,Hands out the best game I've ever played it has the FPS feel but its a TPS I've never loved a game so much until now. For a game to be free, its really good and I would recommend that you play it, you'll be addicted to it Expand
  3. Sep 7, 2012
    9
    Fans of GRAW and GRAW 2 will be reminiscing some awesome moments in this free to play, third/first person shooter. The game is still in beta,Fans of GRAW and GRAW 2 will be reminiscing some awesome moments in this free to play, third/first person shooter. The game is still in beta, but already is showing polished mechanics and an excellent cover system. This is a tactical shooter and requires heavy collaboration with team members to be successful. They have a great VOiP to make this seamless. They are currently adding content as we speak and new arctic maps will be out shortly, this game seems to be managed on the lines of an MMO and carries over some of those characteristics. This will likely be a big hit with pro-gamers or anyone that likes intense FPS and likes to use their smarts to out-wit the enemy. Expand
  4. Apr 14, 2013
    4
    Alright. I have to say it, I am going to give this game a 4. Ghost Recon Online has quite some style in it. I've been playing for a coupleAlright. I have to say it, I am going to give this game a 4. Ghost Recon Online has quite some style in it. I've been playing for a couple months now. Game play is decent, as well as the cover system which isn't very common in most f2p shooters. However, the biggest concern I have for this game is very POOR matchmaking. Seriously, beginners are being overpowered by vets, when they have only played and won 4 or 5 matches. They immediately get thrown into the advanced player base. Secondly, LACK of MAPS. Can't stress this enough. With this game still in open beta, it lacks a ton of maps. Warframe has a ton more maps and it is still in open beta. You'll be finding yourself playing the same 6 maps over and over and over again with bratty annoying voice comm players telling you what to do. You will get sick of it. Also you cannot choose your own map to play on. It is all based on GRO's matchmaking system. I would hate to predict that Ubisoft will start updating their maps and game modes in the next 3-4 years. They have made very little advancement in this f2p.

    Thirdly, weapon prices are ridiculous. If you are a casual gamer and play for free, it will take you FOREVER to get the last couple guns even after you have reached level 30. Ubisoft is secretly trying to make you pay with Ghost Coins. Anyways, if you do plan on playing this game for a very long time, everything said here will apply. Good luck fellow gamer.
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  5. Apr 17, 2014
    3
    This is a great game in a lot of way. its combat is fun and rewarding. game play is smooth and makes its self unique and distinct from otherThis is a great game in a lot of way. its combat is fun and rewarding. game play is smooth and makes its self unique and distinct from other shooters. seriously was a blast to play up to about level 5. this was around the time I started seeing people with higher tier guns that they had purchased to unlock early. normally this is fine with me. if you want to invest to have a slight advantage early on please do. the problem is in Ghost Recon you do not pay for a slight advantage you pay and then are able to rape everyone. this game is the definition of pay to win, thus i give it a 3, simply because if a game is pay to win it means it is clearly a broken game at least from a free to play perspective. Expand
  6. Aug 22, 2014
    2
    The number 1 most realistic military shopping sim, where your spending can turn the tide of a battle. With full USD integration and a trueThe number 1 most realistic military shopping sim, where your spending can turn the tide of a battle. With full USD integration and a true bonus for wasting your cash, you'd be hardpressed to get a more realistic AAA wallet-trap anywhere else!

    "WTF?! MY PROFITS?! WHY, UBISOFT? WHY STEAL MY CONCEPT?!" -Whoever the hell made Farmville
    "We've got to have... MONNAYE." -Various YouTube Poop
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  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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