Ghost Recon is a tactical team based shooter that includes
both stealth and action. It is set in 2008 and involves a storyline that
takes you from Eastern Europe through Russia, and ending up in Red Square in
Moscow. You control two teams of three Special Forces soldiers which you use
to attack the opposition, and capture and hold buildings and military bases.
In the game
there are fifteen missions, and you begin by viewing the mission briefing
which explains your objectives for the specific mission, while you are also
presented with a map that highlights the location of each objective. The
missions are not always straight forward as there will be dozens of enemy
soldiers spread out all over the maps, out in the countryside as well as in
urban bases and buildings.
then pick your squad to complete the mission. These can be either Riflemen,
Snipers, Demolitions experts and Support soldiers. Each type of soldier has
different types of capabilities and weapons; Riflemen are the basic soldier
to use and they have all round skills; Snipers use their weapon to zoom in
enjoy the freedom of picking out which opposition soldier to take out.
Demolitions soldiers blow up planes, bases and tanks with rocket launchers,
demo charges, claymores and grenades, while Support soldiers
are better suited to close combat action.
you enter the action the game is great fun to play, and different to most
shooters because of the tactical side to it. Just running around wilding
shooting at everything and everyone won’t get you far in this game.
are very detailed; the faces are top notch, as are their weapons and
uniforms. The maps can be very large and detailed in places such as
buildings; however the detail on some of the outdoor non-urban maps could be
The sound is
better than your average game. The weapon sounds are good when firing and
changing magazines… large scale battles can be very noisy! Even the voices
heard during the mission briefing section are good.
missions take a while to complete, plus there are additional multiplayer
maps that can be tried. Once you have finished the story based missions you
can then play the maps again on ‘firefight’ and ‘recon’ mode which add a lot
of extra value to the game. In firefight mode, you have to kill thirty
randomly placed enemies, while in recon mode you must creep from one spot on
the map to another without anyone being killed.
I feel this
is one of the greatest shooters ever due to its excellent long lasting
gameplay, its strong sound effects and because of the tactics involved in
Overall Score: 88%