• 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. 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.
  2. By far a breath of fresh air on PlayStation 2, a system with far too many FPS games that simply have lackluster plots and characters that are basically on a mission to kill everything using the biggest explosions possible.
  3. As a result of the somewhat simplistic design (which allows you to enjoy Ghost Recon even if you've not played a lot of tactical shooters) and the valuable multi-player modes, this is one game that may not receive a really high score but still comes highly recommended.
  4. 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]
  5. In every respect besides multiplayer, Clancy’s Ghosts eliminate those damn pansy SEALs across the board.
  6. While not as hard-core as some tactical FPS, Ghost Recon nevertheless does take a little getting use to if you’re new to this genre.

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    At a glance, this game's graphics and avatar movement seem crude, outdated, and comical. I, not owning anything more than a playstation 2,At a glance, this game's graphics and avatar movement seem crude, outdated, and comical.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.!!!