• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Dec 1, 2002
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
Buy On
  1. Cheat Code Central
    70
    A ghost of its former self.
  2. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    70
    The levels are huge, but you don't feel like there's much freedom because the game very strictly controls where you can and can't go. [Feb 2003, p.109]
  3. To date this is the best example of what the genre can offer and is an ideal starting point for those interested in the science of modern warfare.
  4. Shoots itself in the foot thanks to a ponderous control system.
  5. Those looking for a brake from "SOCOM" will sadly be disappointed by what this game has to offer with a simply laid out list of options which simplify the game to a point where its no fun at all.
  6. They’ve simplified the game enormously and as a result it suffers.
  7. 61
    Dumbing a game down for consoles is one thing, but it's another thing entirely to give the player so many advantages that the game is no longer fun.
  8. It’s an OK military shooter that just can’t measure up to the likes of “Red Faction II” or “Timesplitters 2” in variety, options and replayability.
  9. 60
    Ghost Recon’s visuals took a deadly hit, too. Characters don’t move in a realistic manner and there’s less detail on both the soldiers and the environments.
  10. Simply not a very fun game. Its unchallenging gameplay mechanics, substandard graphics, and lack of any real multiplayer modes make it the worst iteration of the game yet.
  11. PSM Magazine
    50
    It is nearly impossible for the player to fail on any but the hardest level of difficulty. [Jan 2003, p.26]

Awards & Rankings

53
#53 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
37
#37 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. Sep 29, 2018
    8
    At a glance, this game's graphics and avatar movement seem crude, outdated, and comical. I, not owning anything more than a playstation 2,At a glance, this game's graphics and avatar movement seem crude, outdated, and comical. I, not owning anything more than a playstation 2, have little experience with the more modern first person shooters and i'd bet their graphics would blow Ghost Recon away.
    However, give this game a chance, and you may find that it has something to say... Look past Ghost Recons lack of modernization. Look past its crude graphics, and you will find a good game for sure! No other first person shooter i know will take its player into the heart of Mexico to feel the sand beneath his feet, or the hot noon sun beating on his face... The cool twilight breeze in his hair. You can almost smell the gasoline leaking from the choppers as they pound above your head!
    I tell you this; by the time this game was finished i was left wanting more! Five times more!
    Full Review »
  2. ChrisC.
    Dec 21, 2006
    9
    This is an awesome tactical game. (I wouldn't call it a shooter as only about 2/10 of the time is actually engaged in shooting conflict, This is an awesome tactical game. (I wouldn't call it a shooter as only about 2/10 of the time is actually engaged in shooting conflict, the rest is planning and manouvering). The team controls are slightly clumsy, making it occasionally hard or impossible to control the two teams to do what you want. Full Review »
  3. MikeH.
    Jan 16, 2005
    9
    Yeah but how the h@ll do you kill the tank on level three.!!!