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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
84
3.8
Xbox
87
3.3
Macintosh
86
3.8

User Reviews

Both "edge-of-your-seat" and "over-before-you-know-it" Windows Terrence Bosky (5235)
Too short, too simple Windows Evil-Jim (151)
Advanced AI, high realism, but is it fun? Windows kvn8907 (180)
A polished, but regressive, tactical FPS. Windows Ummagumma (73)
Easily the worst video game I have ever played. Xbox Austin Bruner (5)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
GameCube 4 3.0
Macintosh 3 3.8
PlayStation 2 4 3.0
Windows 48 3.8
Xbox 13 3.3
Combined MobyScore 72 3.6


The Press Says

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100
XboxSnackbar-Games.com
It's a very exciting game to play, it's as if you were really in battle. It's very challenging and also very entertaining. I have not yet put it down since I have gotten it. Once you start unlocking different maps, and weapons things become a lot more entertaining. If your looking for a good Xbox game that rules, then I suggest getting Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon.
98
WindowsNetjak
Games come and go in the gaming world. FPS are a dime a dozen, and few capture the interest of hard-core gamers. Games such as Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Medal of Honor: Allied Assault simply can't hold a candle to the fire that burns from Ghost Recon. Red Storm has produced one of the best games ever. I give my 100% approval of this game, and recommend this to any hard core experienced gamer.
96
MacintoshMac Gamer
Despite a vaguely antiquated feel to the story line, the mood developed by the makers of Ghost Recon goes far beyond the simple reactionary skills required by such "twitch" games as Quake. Apprehension and anxiety stalk your every move. Gameplay is solid and varied, even in multiplayer environments. Once the current community shifts their perspective toward the more subtle inter-dependency of squad based play required by Ghost Recon, gameplay should mature in some very complex and tantalizingly ways. My initial reluctance towards squad-based play has been completely reversed and Ghost Recon now ranks as one of my top games to play.
96
WindowsGamezilla
I was very skeptical before I received this title, considering how much hype this game received before publication. After several hours of play, I can honestly say the game meets, if not exceeds, all the expectations the hype engendered. Richly designed and well-balanced gameplay, adding new squad-based and tactical interfaces to an already complex style of play, Ghost Recon is the thinking man’s shooter. With hours of single player fun, the game is only enhanced by the sheer amount of multiplayer enjoyment possible. There are a few things I would like to have seen in this game: the ability to jump and the ability to grab ammo from dead opponents. Vehicles, while prevalent, weren't available to be controlled, just destroyed. Those small things aside, I am pleased with this game. This title looks to be the most popular FPS this year and with good reason. It scores a high 90’s and two thumbs up from me!
95
XboxGameZone
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon is an amazing piece of work that is worthy of being in any die-hard gamer’s library and since it can be played online, there is nothing really more to say then: Buy this game immediately. With its entertaining game modes, great graphics and multiplayer options, you can’t go wrong.
93
Xboxgames xtreme
Overall the game is a great strategy squad based shooter, and should provide plenty of atmosphere, satisfaction and fun for anyone with an Xbox, though those who can take advantage of the system link facility will benefit the most.
93
WindowsIGN
Simply put: do not miss out on this one. The single player missions and multiplayer modes are more than worth the time you invest. There are a few minor problems with it (and you still can't jump or pick up other people's weapons) but in all, the game is highly polished, marvelously fun and unexpectedly believable.
92
XboxGame Freaks 365
There is only one other game that is exactly like Ghost Recon, and that is SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs on the rival PS2. This is the Xbox's counter to SOCOM, though a watered-down version of Ghost Recon is also available on the GCN & PS2. People who like to use strategic maneuvers to get through a game, this is the type of game you should pick up, now. The game has 15 missions with many unlockables. Ghost Recon has 20 hours of game play, matching SOCOM.
92
XboxWorth Playing
In Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, you are invited to lead this brand-new squad as they focus on covert military strikes and international peacekeeping missions that do not always go as planned. You and your team conduct extensive missions on foot, but you’ll occasionally have assistance from troops in tanks, helicopters and close air support. In many cases, you will be working with international military forces and NATO to fight against rising dictators and rebel groups.
92
XboxGamersMark
In Ghost Recon you really get a great sense of military action, and the intense, gruesome realism of war. You hear bullets ricocheting off of barrels, and guns firing from all directions. You could honestly mistake this game for a high budget feature film, of course, that is if you’re over doing it with the LSD.
90
XboxConsoles Plus
Des graphismes très soignés. Les commandes Xbox ne sont pas optimisées et l'évolution dans le jeu s'en ressent un peu, mais la partie est prenante.
90
MacintoshMacworld
If you enjoy 3-D action games such as Medal of Honor: Allied Assault and Quake III: Arena but find that the nonstop action leaves your brain wanting, then Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon is an excellent choice.
90
WindowsPeliplaneetta.net
Kampanja olisi todellakin voinut olla pidempi, mutta ainakin ne kaikki neljä iltaa jotka pelin läpäisemiseen menivät, tarjosivat tunteita ja elämyksiä laidasta laitaan. Tehtävien uudelleenpelattavuus uusilla tavoitteilla pidentävät toki pelin ikää hetkeksi, mutta tarjolla oleva nettipeli ja eritoten mukana tuleva tehtäväeditori avaavat vasta ne todelliset mahdollisuudet pelin eliniän lisäämiseksi. Jotenkin pelistä kuitenkin jäi nälkäinen olo... eikä sitä tyhjyyttä välttämättä täytä kuin Rainbow Six 3, jonka mahdollisesta valmistumisesta ei ole mitään tietoa. Täytyy vain toivoa.
90
WindowsPC Zone Benelux
Dit is duidelijk een game voor mensen met geduld, mensen die wel houden van een uitgebreid potje 'oorlogje spelen'. Makkelijk zal het niet zijn in het begin, maar als je er eenmaal inzit, dan stop je er ook niet snel mee. Er valt veel te ontdekken. Naast verschillende samenstellingen van het 'Ghost' team kun je een missie namelijk op meerdere manieren uitspelen. Daarnaast is het leuke om je combat ervaring van je mannen te zien groeien, want hoe beter ze presteren in een missie, hoe meer Combat Points ze ontvangen. Kortom: Ghost Recon is sterk genoeg om zelfs de Quake fanaat en Day of Defeat junk duidelijk te maken dat we hier met kwaliteit te maken hebben.
90
Windows4Players.de
Mit Ghost Recon ist Red Storm wieder das gelungen, was sie auch schon mit Rainbow Six erreicht haben: Ein Actionspiel mit realistischem Hintergrund und massiven Taktikelementen. Spieler, die nur Wert auf schnelle direkte Action à la CounterStrike legen, werden mit Ghost Recon weniger anfangen können. Wer aber die Vorgänger schon gespielt hat, oder sich mal in die Rolle(n) einer Spezialeinheit versetzen will, der sollte zugreifen. Kein Spiel bietet derzeit so viel Spannung und Realitätsnähe wie Ghost Recon. Trotz der kleinen Schwächen und der erschreckenden Aktualität kann man Ghost Recon einfach nur als tolles Spiel bezeichnen.
90
XboxXBox Solution (XBS)
When I first heard about Ghost Recon, I never thought I would end up getting it because I’ve never been good at Tom Clancy games. However with Ghost Recon I found myself immersed when playing with others on Live. It was so unlike many of the games I have played before. There was no overly glorified heroes; no menacing looking evil monsters; just the real thing. This game takes patience and tactics and if you think you can just run in with guns blaring you’re as good as dead. This game rocks.
90
WindowsGame Informer Magazine
As the realistic military-sim genre progresses, we the people of the United Gaming State reap the benefits. Red Storm has done some impressive things with the Rogue Spear series, but let’s just say it also left a lot of room for improvement. Ghost Recon has taken cues from what Rogue Spear did well, and adds a lot to fill in what it didn’t. One of my major qualms with the Rogue Spear series was that the graphics reminded me of a good-looking PS-X title. GR looks like you’ve stepped into the environment right beside your squad, and the character models are beautifully designed. Gameplay wise, things take a bit of getting used to, but for all intents and purposes, this is a highly detailed first-person shooter.
89
WindowsSvenska PC Gamer
Det har nu gått cirka tre år sedan Rouge Spear lanserades och än idag tillverkas det mods och andra tillbehör till spelet. Mycket talar för att Ghost Recon kommer att bli minst lika populärt. Spelet lockar kanske inte en lika stor publik som vanliga shooters, men fansen har väntat länge på lanseringen. Många andra kommer förmodligen att undvika Red Storms arbete på grund av just realismen. Det känns ändå som om utvecklarna har hittat rätt balans mellan vad som är realistiskt och vad som är underhållande. Jag rekommenderar att alla provar på Ghost Recon, då det är ett av de mest välgjorda spelen i genren.
88
PlayStation 2Consoles Plus
Ce titre propose des missions intéressantes et des stratégies poussées. La réalisation est assez fine, et la jouabilité, bien étudiée.
88
Xbox4Players.de
Hat man sich erst einmal an die Steuerung gewöhnt, entfaltet Ghost Recon seinen ganzen Reiz: Die abwechslungsreichen und fordernden Einzelspieler-Missionen bilden mit ihren taktischen Elementen und der notwendigen vorsichtigen Herangehensweise eine willkommene Abwechslung zu den actionbetonten Kollegen wie z.B. Halo. Mit den zahlreichen Multiplayer-Möglichkeiten -vor allem über Xbox Live- holt Ghost Recon jedoch zum erfolgreichen Rundumschlag aus. Allerdings nur solange man nicht mit mehr als acht Spielern zur Sache geht. Denn ansonsten rutschen die Lags gefährlich nahe an den Rand der Unspielbarkeit. Die stimmige und äußerst dezent eingesetzte Soundkulisse sorgt für ein weiteres Ansteigen der Atmosphäre. Nur die wenig opulente Grafik kann einem das Spiel ein bisschen verleiden. Doch unter dem Strich ist die Xbox-Umsetzung der PC-Serie ein gelungener Versuch, Taktik-Shooter auf Konsolen zu etablieren.
88
XboxIGN
Ghost Recon is not for everyone. It's slow pace, one-hit kills, and ugly graphics may turn off some gamers, but those willing to put some time and effort into the game will find a rewarding first-person shooter.
87
WindowsFiringSquad
And yet, on a purely technical level, Ghost Recon does seem to have the better combat. Sniping, team control, and teammate AI are all done better to one degree or another. Ghost Recon is not necessarily more realistic, but it gives the player a great sense of accomplishment and doesn’t leave him thirsting for acknowledgement of his heroic actions. In Ghost Recon, you are the hero, the special ops leader who can change the tide of a war. In Operation Flashpoint, you are a grunt swept along by greater forces, who just happens to be in position to get a few lucky shots in. The comparison is inevitable and which you may prefer is up to you, but on its own or put beside Operation Flashpoint, Ghost Recon is a great game.
86
WindowsFragland.net
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon is one of the best tactical first person shooters I've ever seen and in my opinion it even surpassess Operation:Flashpoint. It will be hard to find better.
86
WindowsGame Over Online
If you have any remote interest in tactical first person shooters and realism, you will not be disappointed with Ghost Recon. However, unlike in 1998, Red Storm has a lot more competition to deal with this time and only time will tell whether Ghost Recon will have as much staying power as Rainbow Six did.
85
XboxNetjak
Ghost Recon occupies an interesting niche in the Xbox lineup. Most mainstream gamers may find it a bit too realistic for their tastes, but for gamers weaned on Red Storm's previous efforts, or those who enjoy the concept of a hardcore military sim, Ghost Recon is just what the doctor ordered
85
XboxGame Informer Magazine
Ghost Recon on the PC was a major leap forward for developer Red Storm, so it’s no surprise that ports are now showing up on the consoles. Since it is a port, I was expecting a downgrade in both play mechanics and graphics. Surprisingly, there is very little graphical degradation that I could detect, and the control scheme has been shunted over to the Xbox controller with a decent amount of effectiveness. True, the map/order-issuing system is sloppy at best, but it seems to me like the developers did the best they could with the buttons they had to work with.
85
WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
Sorti en 2001, Ghost Recon (GR pour les intimes) reste encore aujourd’hui une référence en matière de FPS tactique. Preuve, s’il en était besoin, qu’un jeu dans lequel ses développeurs se sont réellement investis peut traverser les époques sans prendre une ride…
84
WindowsGame Chronicles
While this game may not appeal to the button-mashing, rocket-jumping, Quake veteran or those looking for a mindless FPS title, anyone looking for a serious military simulation won’t want to pass this title up. And now that the game has been re-released in the Game of the Year edition you can get this game and the Desert Siege mission pack for a great price.
84
XboxXbox Gazette
ed Storm nous propose donc avec Ghost Recon un très bon jeu sur Xbox. L'ambiance prenante et tendue des champs de bataille, agrémentée d'un son terriblement efficace, et d'une bonne gestion d'une équipe de soldats raviront une grande majorité des amateurs d'action-tactique, pour peu qu'ils prennent le temps de s'investir dans le jeu. Les nombreux types d'affrontements en multijoueurs viennent prolonger une durée de vie déjà très conséquente. Reste que l'on aurait apprécié un graphisme plus poussé et mieux retravaillé pour la console, ainsi qu'une intelligence artificielle des ennemis plus adaptée.
84
WindowsActionTrip
If I had to describe Ghost Recon in just a few words, I'd call the game a Rogue Spear modification with a simpler and more intuitive interface, and the type of gameplay that was seen in Delta Force and Operation Flashpoint - wide-open spaces, lots of vegetation, and plenty of shooter searching. Ghost Recon is best described as Red Storm's attempt to rival the success of the aforementioned titles. Rogue Spear and Rainbow Six were primarily focused on CQB, while Ghost Recon relies mostly on its outdoor missions and the fact that most of the firefights occur in open areas, like: jungles, fields and wide city boulevards.
84
XboxGameSpot
You wouldn't expect a game like Ghost Recon to make the transition to a console very well. After all, its slow pacing and realism give it a distinct PC flavor. And yet you'll have no trouble controlling the action, thanks to the few but key changes that were made in the Xbox version. Additionally, Ghost Recon makes excellent use of the Xbox Live service, giving it replay value well beyond that of its PC counterpart. In a crowded genre of similar action games, you'll undoubtedly find Ghost Recon to be a welcome addition to the Xbox library. It would have been nice if the game had updated graphics and better squad AI, but as it is, this is a great game nonetheless.
83
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Auf der krampfhaften Suche nach Feindbildern sind die Jungs von Red Storm mal wieder bei den ach-so-bösen Russen hängen geblieben. Die roten Horden besinnen sich nämlich in naher Zukunft auf alte Stärken und überfallen kurzerhand die Baltikstaaten, um das alte Sowjet-Imperium wiederzuerwecken. Da haben sie allerdings die Rechnung ohne die Ghost Recon gemacht. Die hochgeheime US-Spezialeinheit ist nämlich zur rechten Zeit am rechten Ort und wirft die Invasoren in 15 kniffligen Missionen fast im Alleingang zurück.
82
MacintoshInside Mac Games (IMG)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon is one of the most fun and challenging games to be released for our favorite platform this year. Combining stealth, quick reflexes, group leadership, over-average artificial intelligence, great attention to detail, and tactical gameplay that's second to none, the designers over at Red Storm have managed to create a game that is engaging and enticing for gamers of every kind. Check out the demo - I think you'll enjoy it.
82
WindowsGamesmania
Ein Überraschungs-Knaller ist sie nicht, die neue Clancy-Action. Aber ein sehr guter militärischer Taktik-Shooter, obendrein deutlich zugänglicher als Rogue Spear. Am meisten Spaß werden Freunde kooperativer Multiplayer-Gefechte haben.
82
WindowsPlay.tm
Finally, Ghost Recon is a game that those who enjoy the genre may relish; especially in multiplayer mode and for creating mods. It is not however the finest game in the genre, nor is it without it’s flaws. Good but not great.
82
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Etwas enttäuscht bin ich von den starren, vorhersehbaren Einsätzen. Wer die Überraschungen in Operation Flashpoint kennt, fühlt sich hier kaum wie auf echten Kampfschauplätzen - zumal es keinerlei steuerbare Fahrzeuge gibt. Außerdem sind die 15 Missionen locker an einem einzigen Wochenende durchgespielt. Wenn für Sie bei Faktik-Shootern vor allem die erste Worthälfte wichtig ist und Sie auf eine gute Story verzichten können, möchten ich Ihnen dieses Programm aber wärmstens ans Herz legen.
82
WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Zweterige handjes-spanning afgewisseld met momenten van mateloze irritatie... en toch maar weer opnieuw proberen.
82
XboxGameSpy
Ghost Recon turned out to be a very nice surprise. It features not only fun single player but very fun online multiplayer, a nice and seldom-duplicated balancing act. If you're an Xbox owner jonsing for a little of that PS2 SOCOM action, this is just the ticket. And if you have both systems, the Xbox version of Ghost Recon is an order of magnitude better than the PS2 edition. It lacks the PS2 version's extra levels, but Xbox has online play and just about everything else is better, too. Bottom line? Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon should satisfy action fans looking for something a little more thoughtful than Unreal Championship.
81
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Ghost Recon is een geslaagde tactical shooter en alweer het bewijs dat Red Storm het genre door en door kent.
81
XboxGame Chronicles
Ghost Recon recently celebrated its one-year anniversary and what better way to celebrate than with an excellent port to the Xbox. The timing couldn't have been better either, as Microsoft launched their Xbox Live online service the same week this game hit stores. Ghost Recon has always been about multiplayer and teamwork and the Xbox is the perfect console to bring this action to your living room.
80
XboxEurogamer.net (UK)
Ghost Recon is a fantastic port - and unquestionably best on Xbox - but it suffers in part thanks to last century's tech and in part because pathetic team killing gits thrive in the current Live community. We would recommend it to fans of the PC game with Live access, because you deserve a decent online version of it, and it's definitely among the finest tactical blasters we've encountered. But if you enjoy scratching braindead insignia into train windows, hurling abuse at passers by and nutting your friends for a cheap laugh, then please go away and die instead.
80
PlayStation 2Gamereactor (Sweden)
För den som vill ha lite mer intelligent action, även om den är genomsyrad av varenda amerikansk krigsklycha som existerar så är Ghost Recon ett väldigt bra val. PS2-versionen imponerar faktiskt med att vara i stort sett lika snygg som PC-förlagan. Detta inkluderar även hyfsat snygga texturer på en maskin som är känd för att inte hantera dessa så väl. PS2-versionen inkluderar även singleplayerbanorna från det första tillägget Desert Siege, där det handlar om att besegra milis i Eritrera.
80
WindowsEurogamer.net (UK)
Ghost Recon is a decent step for tactical shooters, but more to the side than forwards. It relies far too much on a standard formula throughout, without providing a large enough level of variation in the missions. The complete reversal from indoor to outdoor action is an impressive move to begin with, but you soon begin to want more intimate contact with your adversaries. The atmosphere and action (when there is any) is superlative however, and will provide a decent couple of months gaming for fans of the genre.
80
MacintoshmacHOME
The multiplayer element is loads of fun and highly addictive, with the cooperative missions gaining our endearing stamp of approval. Simply put, if you enjoy a challenge this game's for you.
80
XboxX-Power
Ik denk dat ik gerust kan zeggen dat dit spel in ieders collectie zou moeten zitten voor wie van team based / tactical shooters houdt. Ik heb er in ieder geval van genoten om het spel te spelen. Het spel is misschien net ietsje te kort met zijn 15 missies maar deze kan je herspelen op een ander niveau. Wil je alles unlocken dan zul je dit wel moeten doen. De multiplayer is gewoonweg perfect geschikt voor Xbox Live en het zou me niet verbazen moesten de verkoopcijfers van dit spel stijgen eens de online service van Microsoft ook daadwerkelijk verkrijgbaar is.
80
WindowsSuper Play
Ghost Recon är bättre än sina föregångare. Den artificiella intelligensen tycks de däremot inte ha förbättrat. Fast den spelar mycket mindre roll i de vidsträckta banorna som man befinner sig i. Det är helt enkelt inte speciellt ofta de olika fiendeenheterna har möjligheten att interagera med varandra. Men bortser man från de dumma soldaterna är Ghost Recon ett riktigt bra och spännande spel. Och för att komma från mig är det riktigt bra betyg, vapenvägrare som jag är.
80
WindowsGame Informer Magazine
The firefights are lightning-quick and very intense. The details in the landscapes are also something to sit back and gawk at. The most noticeable improvement, at least for me, is the variety that has been implemented into the missions. Rather than forcing players to run according to protocol, freedom has been granted to experiment with different strategies.
80
XboxJeuxvideo.com
Le shoot d'action-tactique fait son entrée sur consoles avec brio. Certains lui reprocheront sa prise de tête, sa progression pas à pas, il n'en reste pas moins que Ghost Recon est un must pour ceux qui veulent vraiment s'essayer au genre, même s'il est encore perfectible. Bien sûr, le gros plus de cette version Xbox, en dépit de sa réalisation graphique indigne de la console, c'est la compatibilité Xbox Live.
80
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Le shoot d'action-tactique fait son entrée sur consoles avec brio. Certains lui reprocheront sa prise de tête, sa progression pas à pas, il n'en reste pas moins que Ghost Recon est un must pour ceux qui veulent vraiment s'essayer au genre, même s'il est encore perfectible.
80
MacintoshAppleLinks.Com
Ghost Recon is a "hobby game," one that you have to spend a lot of time with to master, especially if you plan to take it online to play against other humans. Still, with its simple yet deep user interface and relatively new way of looking at and using squad-level combat, it's well worth the time of those willing to invest in it.
80
WindowsUOL Jogos
Ghost Recon é um jogo no qual seus reflexos não serão de grande valia, e paciência e planejamento são recompensados fartamente. Se você realmente planeja comprar esse jogo para tentar vencer as missões sozinho e deixar seus companheiros só na mão do computador, não vai ir muito longe. Mas se você realmente pensar como um soldado de uma equipe dessas, Ghost Recon promete trazer toda a emoção - e nervosismo! - de uma guerrilha real.
80
WindowsWithingames
Ein absolutes Taktik-Shooter Highlight. Der Mulitplayer ist sogar noch besser als in Operation Flashpoint. Ghost Recon ist mein persönlicher Online-Favorit. Letztendlich wäre bei der Bewertung von Ghost Recon sicher mehr drinnen gewesen, wenn nicht diese kurze Singleplayer-Kampagne und die dürftig präsentierte Story wären. Doch auch wenn die Kampagne noch so schnell durchgespielt ist, in dieser Zeit hat man einfach nur Spaß!
80
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Ghost Recon est une réussite sur tous les plans. Le soft enterre visuellement Rogue Spear et renouvelle considérablement le gameplay de la série dans la mesure où les environnements se veulent beaucoup plus ouverts et vastes. Indispensable pour les inconditionnels du jeu d'action/tactique.
80
WindowsFactornews
And the point is... Red Storm a bien apprit de son expérience Rainbow Six et a su être à l'écoute des joueurs. En résulte un jeu complet, exempt de bugs majeurs ou répréhensibles, qui n'attirera sans doute pas les foules comme Half-Life ou Diablo, mais y jouer est un réel plaisir et cela lui confère donc le droit à une petite place sur les étagères de chaque joueur qui aime jouer, et seulement jouer, à la guerre dans un environnement 3D et virtuel.
80
WindowsPC Action
Keine Frage, Ghost Recon ist ein gelungener Taktik-Shooter. Doch über die gesamte Spielzeit hinweg habe ich die packende Atmosphäre eines Operation Flashpoint vermisst, die mir des Nachts so manchen Albtraum bescherte. Anstelle der superrealistischen Charakteranimationen hätte ich mir lieber ein paar Zwischensequenzen gewünscht, in denen dem Spieler die Story etwas näher gebracht wird. Denn um eine Märchenstunde zu erleben, brauche ich nur Kollegin Bunkes Everquest-Fachsimpeleien belauschen. Dafür entschädigt umso mehr der gelungene Mehrspielermodus, der wochenlangen Spielspaß garantiert.
78
GameCubeGame Informer Magazine
Ghost Recon is a great game – on PC and Xbox. Unfortunately, the GameCube version is pretty far removed from those two, lacking in online, system link, and other key features. The core gameplay is still here, however, and is very cool. Missions require a good amount of both planning and action, and switching characters on the fly really helps (especially when teammate AI breaks down). This is a tolerable fix for Medal of Honor fans, but Ghost Recon will struggle to find a place with GameCube’s core demographic.
76
WindowsGameSpy
It makes a bold attempt at realism, but super-smart enemy AI and inconsistent gaming conventions make Ghost Recon a much rougher trip outdoors than it could have been.
75
PlayStation 24Players.de
Im Vergleich zu Der Anschlag kann sich Ghost Recon zwar auch auf der PS2 sehen und spielen lassen, aber gegenüber dem PC-Original oder der Xbox-Fassung haben Sony-Kommandanten dennoch das Nachsehen. Und das liegt nicht nur an der unspektakuläreren Optik oder den vergleichsweise mageren Multiplayer-Möglichkeiten, auch das Gameplay hat sich nicht unbedingt zu seinem Vorteil entwickelt. So gibt es nun zwar ein komfortables Gegner-Radar sowie ein intelligentes Fadenkreuz, das selbst verdeckte Feinde entlarvt, aber die Spannung, die ursprünglich davon ausging, nicht sofort zu wissen, wo der nächste Gegner lauert, ist dadurch natürlich komplett dahin. Es sei denn, man spielt im höchsten Schwierigkeitsgrad, wo sämtliche Hilfen wegfallen und man wirklich nur noch auf seine Sinne angewiesen ist - die nötige Geduld und eine entsprechende Heimkino-Anlage vorausgesetzt durchaus ein spannendes, wenn auch oft frustrierendes Erlebnis.
75
GameCubeJeuxvideo.com
Le shoot d'action-tactique fait son entrée sur consoles avec brio. Certains lui reprocheront sa prise de tête, sa progression pas à pas etc. il faut bien avouer que cette version GC arrive un peu tard et perd de sa compétitivité, Raven Shiel tout juste sorti sur PC et qui ne tardera plus à débarquer sur Xbox vient donner un coup de vieux au titre . Mais vu l'absence de soft de ce genre sur GC, on s'en contentera.
75
PlayStation 2Game Critics
Ghost Recon is another fine Clancy shooter, and should satisfy fans of the series while remaining accessible enough to win a few new fans as well. But it's not quite forward-thinking enough to be remarkable, only a solid game that is perhaps a bit too similar to the previous Clancy games. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Raven Shield.
75
GameCubeGame Critics
Ghost Recon is another fine Clancy shooter, and should satisfy fans of the series while remaining accessible enough to win a few new fans as well. But it's not quite forward-thinking enough to be remarkable, only a solid game that is perhaps a bit too similar to the previous Clancy games. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Raven Shield.
70
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
With more attention to detail, better character skill development, improved Al, and no bugs, Ghost Recon could have been this year’s best tactical sim. Don’t get me wrong—this game is enjoyable, especially for tactical combat nuts. It just doesn’t fulfill its awesome potential.
70
PlayStation 2Power Unlimited
Boris please, vul nou eens een keer die 450 woorden, schrijf er nou gewoon bij dat het een mooie shooter is, die soms erg realistisch aandoet en soms ook weer een beetje verouderd lijkt. Dat het spel z'n hoogtepunt heeft beleefd op de PC en nu wanhopig op zoek is naar een tweede leven op de console of zoiets.
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PlayStation 2GameZone
This game has some problems that deter it from being an involving Clancy/Red Storm title. The Rainbow Six games were much better at team controls, and while the scope of mapboards may not have been as large, the game play was more immersive. This title does have challenge but also delivers its share of frustration.
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GameCubeGameZone
Overall, I must admit that I did have some fun playing Ghost Recon, and when things worked well it was an enjoyable experience for me. My wife even mentioned (when things weren’t going completely goofy) how intense and into it I looked when she came in to see what I was up to. Unfortunately, I’m going to have to recommend a rental to all of you action, FPS, or Clancy fans out there regardless of what you may have played in the past or what you are into. I applaud UbiSoft on a cool idea and something a little different, but the downers in Ghost Recon unfortunately may kill the enjoyment for a lot of gamers out there and probably won’t warrant the $50.00 purchase for many of you.
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PlayStation 2GameSpy
The only real bright spot in Ghost Recon for the PlayStation 2 is the extra content it features over the Xbox version. Eight exclusive single player missions, five (really boring) "boot camp" levels and a plethora of production materials are available to partake of. Alas, it's really hard to care about these things when the actual gameplay is in all ways inferior to that of its Xbox brethren. Multiplayer, control, graphics, HUD, you name it -- the PS2 version loses. Even if you ignore the Xbox version it's not very good. If you've got both systems, by all means seek out the great Xbox version.
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PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
Another wound to the game is that there?s no online component like in the PC and Xbox versions there's only a dull, two-player split-screen game. Still, with 23 missions in the single-player mode, Ghost Recon is a decent squad-based shooter to try just don't expect the quality to be the same as that of SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs.
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GameCubeDigital Entertainment News (den)
Furthermore, the GameCube version of the game doesn’t allow the player to control more than three teams and tells you exactly where enemies are situated with a radar and a cursor that changes color when it passes over an enemy, which makes the game less about strategy and more about who hits who first. This is made even more simple by the fact that one shot, any shot, kills. While enemies can occasionally take two or three hits to bring down one of your men, I’ve toppled numerous opponents with a single shot to the foot. In short, the term “Team-based strategy FPS” hardly seems accurate, since your teammates don’t act like a team and the element of strategy is shaky at best.
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GameCubeGaming Target
Ghost Recon is a tactical squad based shooter where you’ll be given command of two teams of three, as opposed to the PC’s three teams of three, where you can assume the role of any soldier and issue orders to your squad from an in-game interface and eliminate the forces of evil as covertly as possible. Before each mission, the player will be given a choice of operatives based on the mission objectives. You will need to outfit the squad with the appropriate weapons and equipment to deal with any surprises or threats that the mission will entail.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot
Ghost Recon for the PlayStation 2 is 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. If tactical first-person shooting is your game, SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs is a much better choice on the PlayStation 2.
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GameCubeGameSpot
Those GameCube owners who've been waiting patiently for a decent tactical first-person shooter might want to consider renting the game.
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GameCubeGameSpy
This game isn't all bad, though -- just frequently so. There's an incredibly detailed training section to wade through which should instantly familiarize the player with the nuances in the game. Of course, these nuances take a backseat to popping caps into the stupid AI rebels with a machinegun and ignoring all other plans of action. This is because Ubi Soft has proudly ruined, sorry, I mean "tweaked" the gameplay from the PC predecessor by adding an auto-aim feature and a new zoom target.
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GameCubeIGN
As in most other Red Storm/Tom Clany titles, players can choose to dive headfirst into Ghost Recon via its standard training mode firing range. It's nearly the exact same training mode featured in the remarkably poor The Sum of All Fears GameCube title that recently shipped to stores, but with a slight twist of lime. Whereas The Sum of All Fears was based more in S.W.A.T.-style counterterrorism, Ghost Recon has its roots in the camouflage of standard issue U.S. Army BDUs. It replaces the highly trained special forces in Fears with the highly-trained grunts in Recon, but manages too also keep consistent the many nagging gameplay and technical flaws afflicting its Cube brother.
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PlayStation 2IGN
Some reactions to the PS2 version have focused on the lack of online play -- myself, I consider that a pretty minor point. I found the PC version's single-player game more than enough value for the money, and the PS2 version provides the Desert Siege expansion campaign along with all of those missions. There's also a substantial archive of DVD-style extras covering the making of the game -- dedicated Red Storm fans might actually want to grab the PS2 version just to get those, if it drops down to a budget price any time soon.
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PlayStation 2Game Chronicles
Normally I don't see games get this butchered unless they try to go to the Game Boy Advance. What was once a proud and shining title has now been stripped of everything that made it great. Gone is the strategy, the difficulty, the intensity, and worst of all, the online component that keeps PC gamers playing even today. Ghost Recon is a great game on the PC and the Xbox, but the PS2 port in no way represents the true potential of this title. Avoid it at all costs.