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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter (Xbox 360)

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Overall User Score (21 votes) 3.8


Critic Reviews

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UOL Jogos
"Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter" combina ação e tática em doses equilibradas, com um sistema de jogo bem-projetado. O conjunto técnico e artístico é dos mais impressionantes, produzindo uma experiência digna de um console de nova geração, também graças a mapas que trazem cenários tão diversos que até parecem de verdade. Além de uma campanha desafiadora, há praticamente uma infinidade de modos online, que multiplicam a vida útil do game. Se há algum porém é que os novatos terão muito trabalho para se adaptar a tantos comandos e uma dificuldade relativamente alta.
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TTGamer
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter truly is the game that defines the 360 in its early life. Everything up until now has been impressive, but nothing compares to the impact this game will have in terms of what you expect from your game playing experiences. If you have a 360 you absolutely must own this game, and if you don’t, then buy one, just to play this game.
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Game Shark
Coming three and a half months after the launch of the Xbox 360, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter is verging on the second generation of games available for the system. It is the package that shows gameplay that can only be accomplished with next-generation hardware. Coupled with the immersive graphical and audio experience made possible with the system, the combination makes it a must-buy for Xbox 360 owners seeking a great gaming experience and a way to show off their new toy. A solid "A" effort from Ubisoft.
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UGO (UnderGroundOnline)
So there you go: GRAW delivers an experience that is truly memorable because it innovates in presentation, control, and visuals. It also presents a compelling and solo and multiplayer experience. Go pick up Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfigher if you're a fan of tactical/military shooters or if you just want a great-looking, great playing game to show your buds - and hey, it's got great local and online multiplayer support, so you can't go wrong there.
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Gameplanet
In taking that into account, multiplayer is fun but perhaps not a good place to start someone new to the genre. The first-person perspective of the multiplayer gameplay detracts from the game's strong third-person camera but not enough to make it any less enjoyable. Live support, as with other 360 titles, is built to perfection and despite our terrible Internet quality, lag isn't too much of a problem. Advanced Warfighter is a must for every 360 owner and is by far the best-looking game on the console, taking full advantage of its capabilities to provide a well-polished experience that will keep you sitting in front of that hi-def screen for hours.
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EmpireOnline.com
The multiplayer modes are also bigger and better than before - including a delirious co-operative mode where you can team up with 15 mates against a computer-controlled guerrilla army - making Advanced Warfighter the most impressive Xbox 360 release to date.
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Snackbar-Games.com
This game has it all. Great graphics, great use of surround sound, great character physics, large detailed environments, and truly amazing game play. This game was my birth into the next generation of gaming, and if this is any indicator to what is coming my way than I am truly excited. To put it simply, you NEED this game.
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Thunderbolt Games
There’s not much more I can say without delving deep into the story and ruining things, or spend another 5 paragraphs telling how cool online play is. Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter is stunning, exciting, fun and exhilarating to play, a great example of the 360’s power and online service and an essential title for all Xbox 360 owners. See you online.
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3DAvenue
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter truly is the game that defines the 360 in its early life. Everything up until now has been impressive, but nothing compares to the impact this game will have in terms of what you expect from your game playing experiences. If you have a 360 you absolutely must own this game, and if you don’t, then buy one, just to play this game.
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Games Radar
You're pinned down, crouched low behind a car while bullets play a tinny percussion on the mangled remnants of the car's bumper. One of your men screams a cry of pain into your headset as he drops to the ground writhing. The dusty, sun-drenched pavement of Mexico City begins to look more and more like the most likely site for your headstone - but as long as there is one ounce of fight left in you, you must reach your objective and pull your men the hell out of here.
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GameSpy
It seems like we've been waiting a while for the Xbox 360's first true "must-have" game, but it looks like we've finally got one in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter. It's got just about everything we could want in a game, including a compelling single-player campaign, exciting competitive and cooperative multiplayer action, and one of the best Xbox Live experiences around. This is the Xbox 360's first Halo-style killer app, and it's one that we'll all be playing for a long time to come.
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DarkZero
Simply put it’s a game no 360 owner should be without. The single player game is a very memorable experience. I would go as far to say that it will be probably be talked about for years to come with people fondly recalling moments in the game like they did with Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Metal Gear Solid and other truly big name titles. The multiplayer game also has loads of differing options to keep it entertaining for many weeks down the line. If you are a fan of tactical/military shooters you need this game, if not then you owe it to yourself to check the game out as it could change your mind and make you fall in love with the genre. If that’s not enough for you they just think of how funny an acronym GRAW is, that alone should peak your interest in the title.
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PGNx Media
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter is one of the best games available on the Xbox 360. The 10-hour single-player campaign is great, as is the online co-op. When you match this with a stellar audio-visual presentation, it’s tough to beat GRAW. The game is so well made that even people not traditionally into tactical-action games will get a lot out of it.
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Game Chronicles
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter redefines the franchise while defining the Xbox 360 as a truly next-gen system capable of recreating reality on your TV. Visually, nothing can touch this game in level design, character design, animation, or special effects and the booming sound packs a punch. But it all comes down to the gameplay and that is where GRAW really excels. Whether you are exploring the challenging single-player campaign or risking your job, family, and friends to play just one more game online, Ubisoft has created a whole new addiction that will be a tough habit to break.
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Game Freaks 365
Not everything in Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter is perfect. I was particularly annoyed with the on-rails helicopter sequences, the unsnapping from walls and the sometimes-spotty AI of my comrades. Still, the game is dangerously close to that label, and the three complaints I just mentioned are pretty easy to deal with in exchange for the best visuals and the next big Xbox Live title. Ubisoft should be proud; they’ve created one of the very few Xbox 360 must-have titles. Action fans will absolutely love this game, and next to Call of Duty 2 and Dead or Alive 4, Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter is a game that should be in your Xbox 360 inventory.
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Game Vortex
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter is as close as any game has come to realizing Peter Moore’s “lucid dream” for the Xbox 360. It combines impressive visuals with top-notch gameplay, creating an experience that is nothing short of mind-blowing.
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MS Xbox World
For tactical warfare fans GRAW is a must buy, the fantastic single player campaign and especially the extensive online multiplayer options will keep you coming back for more. As good as GRAW is it’s not without its little niggles, I did get the occasional game freeze and objects popping in and out, but like I said those are little niggles with the game. The only problem I feel is really worth noting is the drop outs that happen in online multiplayer. Ubisoft will hopefully get a patch out soon to sort that problem out though. If you own an Xbox 360 and are looking for a showcase title that is not only fun to play but looks great as well then Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter is the game for you.
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Da Gameboyz
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter certainly lives up to my expectations. The graphics are superb, the sound is sharp, the campaign is engaging and the online play is great. If you are a Tom Clancy game fan and own an Xbox 360 this game is a no brainer. For me, this has been the best Xbox 360 game to date as this is truly a ‘next generation' game in every sense I have to say that GRAW should be considered a must buy to show people what the Xbox 360 is capable of this early in it's life cycle.
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ZTGameDomain
In the end Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter is everything you wanted it to be and more. A visually stunning title that continues the tradition of excellence the series is known for coupled with an outstanding online component and more than enough content to keep you playing for many months to come. If you are a fan of the series then you probably already own the game, but if you have never had the pleasure of experiencing the wild world of Ghost Recon, there has never been a better time to enlist. The naysayers can finally put it to rest, next-gen is here and Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter is leading the charge!
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Wham! gaming
That being said, if you have a 360, do yourself a favour and get Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter. It's not perfect, but it's still without a doubt one of the best Tom Clancy games that Ubisoft has made. It has a great mix of tactics and action, it has a cinematic, engaging campaign mode, and plenty of multiplayer fun to keep everyone on Xbox Live happy for a long time.
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Worth Playing
All in all, Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter is what "next-gen" ought to be. It embodies gameplay, graphics, multiplayer and style that we were expecting to see from the Xbox 360. Simply put, GRAW rounds out the total package. I am quite surprised that a title this polished and refined is out and running for the X360 so early in the console's life cycle. Compare GRAW to any other shooter for the Xbox, X360, or PS2, and they will wilt. This is what next-gen gaming could and should be, and Ubisoft has reason to be proud of this gem, as I would mark it among the most impressive X360 games produced and an instant classic that every X360 owner should add to his or her library.
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Game Informer Magazine
With both leaderboards and Achievements tied to online performance, I except GRAW will quickly become one of the most popular Live titles on the 360, and deservedly so. Advanced Warfighter is a game I would recommend without hesitation to all shooter fans, and is easily one of the best in the 360 library.
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Kombo.com
With the release of Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter, Xbox 360 has finally received that title, that 'must buy' killer app. It just so happens that the game is also the single best squad-based shooter ever made, and the best game to be released so far this year. If you own an Xbox 360, you must buy this game. If you don't own an Xbox 360, buy one for this game.
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Daily Game
Ubisoft has saved Microsoft's bacon on more than one occasion. Splinter Cell. Rainbow Six 3. Ghost Recon. Whenever interest has begun to wane for a Microsoft console, be it Xbox or Xbox 360, along has come Ubisoft to make the systems' owners thank the gaming gods they bought one. Ubisoft hasn't always struck gold; its Ghost Recon 2 and Rainbow Six Lockdown were a departure and serious step down, respectively, from their predecessors. But with Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, Ubisoft has come to the springtime rescue of the Xbox 360.
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Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
I hit the gritty, sun-baked streets of Mexico City with my three squadmates. Everything's eerily quiet--no traffic, no civilians, not even a squeak from some distant relative of Speedy Gonzalez. A recent military coup has everyone terrified and hiding, so it's just the empty city and us...and a bunch of out-of-sight, armed rebels. I'm not scared, though. It's 2013 and we're packing the best tech an inflated U.S. military budget can buy. Suddenly, a bullet whizzes past. We slam into the nearest wall for cover. A quick peek around the corner doesn't divulge anything, so we send in our low-altitude recon drone. A red blip appears on our heads-up display (HUD), revealing our foe hiding behind a car. As I take aim, waiting for his head to pop up, more red blips dot my visor. And more. And more. Crap, a dozen rebels are waiting for us around the corner.
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Fragland.net
For those that didn't get it yet: you just have to get this Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter! Its impressive, challenging and in the meantime very accessible gameplay in both single- and multiplayer and the beautiful graphics and music will deliver memorable moments. For who has an Xbox360 this is a must, and who doesn't have one yet this tactical shooter gives a strong reason to get one.
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Gamers' Temple, The
On the multiplayer side of the coin, GRAW comes with so many gameplay options you’re sure to find something that you like. The game supports free for all, team-based, and co-op game types for elimination, territory, and objective game modes. There is even an online-only mini-campaign designed for co-op play. For each of these combinations of game types and modes you can set the respawn level, available kits/weapons, AI enemies, and more. All of this multiplayer action plays really well online, with no noticeable lag or drops in my experience with it. You’ll love making your way through the single player campaign, but the excellent and varied multiplayer modes will keep you coming back to the game for some time to come.
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Lawrence
No single aspect of GRAW makes it great. It's the combination of the impressive visuals, outstanding surround sound mix, winning level design and, for the most part, solid A.I. that create a game that is at times inspiring. The best thing about GRAW is its ability to create emotion within the player. It's the feeling of exhilaration when you run from one piece of cover to the next or the sense of teamwork you feel when you order a squad member to revive a fallen comrade while you provide cover-fire. It's the urgency felt when you and your troops make that last dash towards the evac point or the feeling you get the first time you notice that when your character holds his breath to steady his aim, you hold your breath too. That's the beauty of Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter and it's the true power of this new generation of consoles.
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Cheat Code Central
G.R.A.W. is in a class by itself right now as there is nothing else like it available for the Xbox 360 that most X360 owners haven't already played to death already. Taking into consideration the healthy challenge and the excellent online play, which completely eliminates ever having to attempt Call of Duty 2's shoddy, buggy, laggy online play, you won't go wrong with taking G.R.A.W. for a spin. As I've mentioned, it's not perfect and it's not as next gen as others would have believe, but it's shiny and new and most people are just happy to play something different that looks like this great. I think quite honestly that G.R.A.W. is more of an advertisement for things to come on the next gen systems rather than being the second coming right now. As long as you aren't expecting something that is as perfect as it looks, you'll get a lot of play value out of Advanced Warfighter.
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Gaming Target
From the HUD that immerses you in modern warfare and presents the game’s narrative, to the fully featured and enjoyable multiplayer component, Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter is a sparkling example of the type of games the Xbox 360 can produce. The Ghost Recon series has been constantly refining over the years – dropping needless features and tightening the gameplay – and finally the franchise has reached equilibrium; the single-player and multiplayer components are equally as impressive and innovative, and Xbox 360 users benefit greatly from Ubisoft’s hard work.
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XboxZone (Australia)
So there we have it. A few months later than most would have liked but sometimes games are actually delayed for a good reason. Now its here this is simply the best shooter on Xbox 360 bar none. In Singleplayer, Multiplayer or Co-op, you name it, G.R.A.W has it in droves. Amazing.
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TalkXbox
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter is an excellent game, to say the least. It sets a new watermark for the series in story quality, and features a vast amount of gameplay features, some groundbreaking, that push the franchise to all new highs. But that’s not to say it’s perfect, as there are some nagging issues such as AI and the lack of a cover system in multiplayer. However, despite these problems, it’s not hard to recommend Ghost Recon to anyone with a pulse and an Xbox 360; its production values are sky high, its graphics are exemplary, and the replay value will keep you coming back for months to come. If you have 60 dollars and even a passing interest in shooter titles, get this game.
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Gamer 2.0
GRAW is a class act. If there was one 360 game to own, this is it. This is the first true step into the next generation of games in terms of its presentation, and most of all, its gameplay. If you have a passing interest in guns, military, the near future, Mexico, or good games, this is a must-own on all accounts. This is the first real system seller for the Xbox 360 and it’s safe to say it’s the first real game of the year candidate. It will be interesting to see what the future of the 360 will bring us, but if it’s anything remotely like GRAW, we’ll be damn pleased.
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GameBump/Gaming Horizon
Since the Xbox 360’s launch in November, there hasn’t really been a game that is requiring prospective buyers to go out and get the console, but Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter is the first must-have game of the next-generation. In just this one box, Ghost Recon features an impressive and versatile single-player mode as well as a stimulating multiplayer experience. Both of these options will provide players plenty to do for months to come. So if you’re looking for a game to play on your new 360 or a reason to get the $400 console, Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter is it and definitely is worth the $60 price tag. Now I can’t wait to see what else Ubi has up their sleeve for the Xbox 360.
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NZGamer
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter is out now, and might well be the best game yet for the 360. But keep an eye on NZGamer for when the next big one hits.
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games xtreme
GRAW stands out from the crowd and prepares the way for the new generation of console shooters; with its port to the PC and additional features it will probably become the game to unseat other tactical shooters for online play. Time will tell of course, as with all things.
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Xbox2news.com
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter really is a good game offline and online. There are some things that take the game down a notch. I'd like to see some more openness and a little more originality. As it is, however, Advanced Warfighter is a recommended purchase or definite rental in the least.
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GameZone
The graphics are stunning, the sound is exhilarating, multiplayer is a homerun, and the single-player couldn’t be anymore entertaining than it already is. There isn’t a better game out on the Xbox 360 that delivers the full package such as Ghost Recon. The only few gripes I have are minor – I am hoping that through the Xbox Live Marketplace, Ubisoft delivers some updates. Updates that I am crossing my fingers for include a few new maps, the ability to change the difficulty of the bots and their class (all the bots carry 36K rifles) to diversify the opposition you are facing. I can imagine that the co-op would be even more competitive against the computer AI if those options were available to the crowd currently playing Ghost Recon. If you are finally buying your Xbox 360 after the shortages have begun to disappear, I recommend Ghost Recon be your first game you buy. It’s a purchase you won’t regret.
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TeamXbox
Originally scheduled as an Xbox 360 launch title, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (GRAW) was pushed back twice in order to ensure the game was up to par and not rushed to meet the November console launch date. Having had a chance to play the game a few months back it was evident that Ubisoft had made a wise decision in doing so. The game in its final form is a finely polished realization of what the Ghost Recon franchise is all about, as well as a good indication that developers have only began to touch the potential of what the Xbox 360 is capable of. Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter serves up a hefty helping of tactical combat in a variety of interesting and complex environments that every living, breathing shooter fan definitely must experience.
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Gamesmania.de
Wo soll man bei diesem Spiel mit den Lobeshymnen anfangen? Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter ist auf der Xbox360 dermaßen gut geworden, dass jeder Besitzer der Konsole dieses Spiel zumindest einmal gespielt haben sollte. Ob nun im Bereich der Grafik oder des Sounds, das Spiel setzt überall neue Maßstäbe. Aber auch von der herausragenden Technik einmal abgesehen bietet das Spiel dank motivierendem Gameplay und interessantem Setting Spielspaß pur. Mit etwa 10 Stunden ist das Spiel von der Länge gerade richtig. Wer möchte darf sich weitere Stunden im umfangreichen Mehrspieler-Modus vergnügen. Letzterer hat mich allerdings eher kalt gelassen, dann erlebe ich lieber nochmals die spannendsten Schlachten der Solo-Kampagne.
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Game Over Online
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter is easily the most complete Xbox 360 title to date, offering an intense and challenging singleplayer campaign and a robust multiplayer component that is sure to keep soldiers on the virtual field of battle for months to come. Although the multiplayer graphics are disappointing, from a technical standpoint the rest of the game is truly next-generation. I don’t see any reason why you shouldn’t run out and enlist in Advanced Warfighter, whether you’re a fan of the Ghost Recon series or not.
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Mygamer.com
GRAW truly is what next-gen titles are supposed to be. Every little detail was treated as if it was solely the most important. With the devotion that the developers put into this game, each little detail comes together to form an amazingly rich and smooth playing environment. With the next generation just getting underway and GRAW setting the bar for titles to come, I can only see bright and great things coming our way.
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IGN
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter has been a long time coming. The game showed poorly at X05 last October, missed the November 2005 launch, then finally re-appeared in February for a March 2006 launch. Since then, we've had ample time to play and beat it in every imaginable mode, a rarity in the business, so that its launch is almost an afterthought. Having spent the last weekend playing it non-stop again, I've reached many of the same conclusions I arrived at before and a few new ones. GRAW, as we've come to call it, is a first-rate game, one that not only looks next gen, but plays like it.
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GameSpot
When Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter was first announced for the Xbox 360, it looked like a pretty ambitious project. Ubisoft was asking a lot out of the engine to have the game set entirely within a sprawling metropolis, complete with advanced lighting and particle effects, as well as lots of picture-in-picture video screens on the heads-up display. The early video and screenshots looked fabulous, so it was disappointing when the game didn't quite make the release of the system late last year. The wait was definitely worth it, though, as Advanced Warfighter isn't just the best-looking game on the Xbox 360, but also, arguably, the best game in the series.
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GamingTrend
Overall, even with the problems I pointed out, I thoroughly enjoyed this game and consider it money well spent (yes, this is a bought copy, not a review copy). I may end up picking up the PC version when it is released though, as I always prefer this type of game on a PC (and I can play it at work). There are some things that could have been better and some things that were spot on. If you enjoy realistic, tactical FPS’s then you should enjoy this one. I would like to see some of issues addressed in the inevitable sequel along with: A 2nd squad of teammates, better friendly AI, a full time on-screen compass, and an opportunity to take direct control of some vehicles. With what I have heard and played regarding multiplayer, this game should last quite a while.
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Gaming Age
It’s really a bummer, but the game feels rushed. In spite of its obvious issues and glitches, GRAW is still a fantastic game. The presentation is incredibly realistic, dramatic and intense. The gameplay feels natural and smooth and the controls are very intuitive. The cooperative play is great fun once you can actually get into a room and you can easily spend hours at it. The bottom line for this game is that the good parts far out weigh any of the issues I’ve described. It keeps me from giving the game a near perfect score, but I still love playing it and will consider it a long term addition to my collection.
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XBox Front
Nachdem wir euch erst kürzlich in unserer Vorschau zum vor wenigen Tagen für die Xbox 360 erschienenen Taktikshooter ‚Ghost Recon 3: Advanced Warfighter’ ausgiebige Details zu Inszenierung und Hintergrundstory präsentieren durften, folgt nun der finale Test, in dem wir einerseits stärker auf Steuerung und taktische Möglichkeiten eingehen möchten, und andererseits einen Schwerpunkt auf den Multiplayermodus des Titels legen, der in unserer Preview leider deutlich zu kurz kam. Viel Spaß mit den folgenden Zeilen.
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4Players.de
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter ist intensiv, packend und anspruchsvoll! Seid ihr erstmal mit Captain Mitchell in Mexico City gelandet, wird es euch trotz so manchem unfairen Checkpunkt so schnell nicht wieder loslassen. Zu spannend gestaltet sich der Häuserkampf von einer Ecke zur nächsten, zu mitreißend sind die spektakulären Ausflüge im Black Hawk und zu nervenaufreibend die genialen Multiplayer-Partien, die fast keine Wünsche offen lassen. Und dann diese Wahnsinns-Grafik... Schon auf einem normalen TV lässt die Xbox 360 ihre Muskeln spielen, aber was euch dann erst in HD erwartet, ist endlich diese feine, lebendige sowie mit zahlreichen Details und Effekten gespickte visuelle Präsentation, die der Bezeichnung Next Generation würdig ist. Gut, wo viel Licht ist, da ist auch Schatten und so ist vor allem die Kameraden-KI noch längst nicht perfekt, aber dennoch ein gutes Stück besser als in R6: Lockdown.
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Games TM
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter is eye-candy at its most delicious. As a single-player game it is very enjoyable, but as a multi-player Xbox Live game it raises the bar for all others to follow. We thoroughly recommend exploring the single-player game, but treat it as a training exercise for the real battle that lies ahead... that of Xbox Live multi-player, Semper Fi marines.
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Totally Gaming Network
In conclusion GRAW is shaping up to be one of the best games on the Xbox 360. The Xbox Live play ensures that the game will have lots of longevity, the single player gaming experience is great. RARE take note that it is possible to have a game that is good in both departments. The slight niggles that I have mentioned are only niggles, and overall the game gets a resounding thumbs up!
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Planet Xbox 360
Killer App? It appears so! This game will probably sell systems and I already can’t wait for the next title in this series. GRAW is part of a group games that were supposed to come out around launch but got delayed to get more development time, so they aren’t even technically the second wave yet….. more like the 1st and a half wave of games to hit the 360. There are certainly exciting times coming up for 360 owners and GRAW can now be the flagship for next-gen titles done right.
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TotalVideoGames (TVG)
Providing gamers with one of the first true next-generation experiences, Ghost Recon Advanced Warfigher is one title that shows the potential of Xbox 360. It's perhaps the first killer app titles for the system thanks to its strong gameplay, astounding graphics and sound, and a solid multiplayer experience that provides players with a high level of immersion. The single-player campaign could do with being a little bit longer, but perhaps that's just greed on our part - this is a scorching title.
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Boomtown
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter is every bit as good as I expected it to be, there are a few nigglest that prevent this game getting the very highest mark, however in my mind it’s the best use of the Xbox 360 yet. If GRAW is as well supported with extra maps and content as Ghost Recon was, this is one of those genuine cases of a game you’ll be playing until a sequel comes along.
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videogamer.com
Even with a few problems in the single-player campaign, it's impossible not to be impressed by what Ubisoft has created in Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter for the Xbox 360. The main campaign is a true next-gen experience that's punishing, but not impossible, and the online mode is the most complete yet seen on the console. With people still unsure over what they think the next-generation consoles should bring, GRAW is perhaps the best example to date, delivering on all fronts.
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Video Game Talk
For sheer replay and fun, this game is highly worth the price and adding in the story line and tension that the single player mode adds I have no qualms highly recommending this title to anyone, even people who've been put off by previous iterations of this series, like me.
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Meristation
En definitiva, este Ghost Recon es en gran parte lo que nos esperábamos de un Ghost Recon de nueva generación. La inmersión en el campo de batalla es absoluta, sólo por estas sensaciones el juego merece la pena, y mucho. Si te gustan los shooters ve de cabeza a por él, y sino, al menos dale una oportunidad. Lo único malo que le vemos es no tener dinero suficiente para disfrutar de éste y de los próximos grandes bombazos que se nos avecinan para Xbox 360.
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Deeko
Ghost Recon Advance Warfighter is what a first person shooter should be. Strategic at its core and a storyline just believable enough to have actually happened, this is a must own for all 360 owners. This is one ghost I don't mind haunting me.
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PAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
A complete package that’s strong in almost all areas. If you’re after an action filled single player game or a compelling multiplayer experience you need look no further than Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter.
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PlayDevil
After seeing the numerous trailers (in HD or not) and the many screenshots, "Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter" wasn't a surprise anymore at all for the whole crew. The whole game is eye-candy and it really shows how a true next-generation game should look on the X-Box 360. The levels are fantastic, the visuals are stunning and the gameplay is enjoyable. Even with the different multi-player modes, "Advanced Warfighter" will give you plenty new thrills. As of now this is definitely the best action-stealth game for the X-Box 360 and with the excellent multi-player we can only hope that many more will follow! Now excuse me while I go back to X-Box Live and do some more headshots.
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Official XBox Magazine
Though campaign play is good but flawed, multiplayer is thankfully a home run (see below). When the original Ghost Recon launched for Xbox, it was a killer app for the fledgling Xbox Live service. Now here in the early days of Xbox 360, GRAW will continue to wear that badge of honor again for some time. So whether you’re easily dazzled by superb graphics or are itchin’ for some multiplayer-lovin’, GRAW scores on both fronts as an impressive new chapter in the series.
90
GotNext
Despite minor flaws, it's clear to even the most jaded of gamers that GRAW for the Xbox 360 is another in the growing line of tremendous "second wave" titles that are making the console more vital every day. It offers dozens of hours of entertainment for solo, cooperative, and multiplayer gameplay. The look, the sound, the grit, the variety, and the story are top notch. Xbox 360 owners with a penchant for guns, grenades, and steel owe it to themselves to own Advanced Warfighter. Now get to it, soldier!
90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
With so few complaints, it's not hard to say that for many people, this will be one of the best games they'll ever touch. Advanced Warfighter is for everyone, from the tactical geniuses to the idiotic Rambos. Offline it's an example of near perfect design. Online, it's whatever you want it to be. Either way, it ends up as the first definitive classic of this generation.
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Australian GamePro
Indeed, Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter is Ubisoft at its top tier best. It is one of the few games on Xbox 360 to actually take some (if minimal) advantage of the machine's increased power and while the other formats aren't nearly as impressive, they are still good games. There are a couple of niggles, sure, and the gameplay still drifts a little too much between hardcore military Sim and arcade actioner, but even those with limited taste in the genre won't help but be impressed.
90
Gameslave UK
One of the best action games ever made, stunning sound and impressive graphics make this game a MUST have for your Xbox 360 collection. It's just a shame about to over simplified multiplayer.
90
All Game Guide
While the game has a few minor issues, one of which includes some babysitting of a few route-challenged subordinates, none dilute the quality of the experience. Red Storm has established a new benchmark for shooters on Xbox 360, and Warfighter's immediate procurement should be the top priority in any video game grunt's battle plan.
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GameDaily
Advanced Warfighter is an absolute experience in its own right, not only refining its own pattern for next-generation tactical action, but also for the brand itself. It strays away from Ghost Recon games of the past, while still keeping in mind many of the elements that drew gamers to the series to begin with. In short, it's basically reborn, taking place a few years in the future in the war-torn Mexico City, and with that, brings a new experience that, like Call of Duty 2, has its own place on the shelf.
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1UP
When the shine started wearing off those first couple of must-have 360 games (and let's be real -- for launch-day adopters, that was at least a month ago), Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter took center stage as the next big thing. That hardly came as a surprise; after all, it was originally slated as a launch-day release, and then there was that amazing target video shown off at X05. Those are big shoes to fill, and 360 owners can breathe a big sigh of relief, because GRAW delivers not only on its own promise, but also on the promise of next-generation gaming itself.
90
Extreme Gamer
If you had your doubts on the next generation of gaming, be prepared to put your confidence back into the new. Ubisoft has returned with their next-generation adaptation of the popular Ghost Recon series. Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter makes a solid mark on the Xbox 360, as well as the Ghost Recon series.
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XboxAchievements
The first ‘big’ game to grace the 360 and the numbers more than back it up in terms of sales. The single player is short but offers a realistic and entertaining campaign while the online mode offers tactical team combat that requires genuine co-operation, the online co-op maps are just the icing on an already tasty cake.
88
Video Games Daily
There are some stand-out moments, and then there are some disappointing oversights, but the game remains one of the best titles so-far released for Microsoft's next-gen console.
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Armchair Empire, The
Although it could’ve used an easier difficulty setting for the single player mode, Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter is otherwise one of the best action-strategy games to come out in a long time. Combined with the robust multiplayer and incredible presentation, Ubi Soft has produced one of the first real showpieces of the 360 hardware.
88
Game Informer Magazine
As much as this game puts you in the fight, the targeting controls aren't as fast and smooth as I'd like, and you can have trouble getting under cover at times. Still, don't let these things put you off of the multiplayer - which has some modes you've got to play.
86
Console Monster
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter is a game that every 360 owner should have in their collection. It may just be the first 360 title that has come out since launch that has got so many people talking and playing that you owe it to yourself to be part of this. Despite the odd A.I at times, a few bugs in single and multiplayer and the lack of a Snow Level (Sorry, I love snow levels) Ghost Recon does show people what the 360 can do in terms of a gripping single player storyline and an intense multiplayer arena for both novices and seasoned pros to play in. Join in the battle and see what all the fuss is about and even if tactical shooters are not your bag, the game has enough variety to keep most people hooked. Even if you have never played a shooter before, GR:AW will ease you in and will not let go until you turn off your 360 and even then it will be too tempting and you’ll power it back up.
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Jolt (UK)
Whether you’ve come from previous Ghost Recon games, or have no previous experience with the series, Advanced Warfighter represents an interesting proposition for shooter fans. In the end it never quite manages to be an excellent tactical shooter, nor is it the most action-oriented of titles, but by combining thoughtful gameplay with some simply brilliant and explosive set-pieces, Ubisoft has managed to create one of the more compelling experiences currently available on the Xbox 360. A slightly fiddly control scheme, some less-than-stellar AI and perhaps the sense that the graphics could have been a teensy bit more polished are the only factors that hold this particular experience back from absolute greatness.
85
Entertainment Depot, The
Advanced Warfighter is the Ghost Recon game that I have spent years waiting for. Despite my joking with Nicholas – while we were rocking some rowdy Nicaraguans, mind you – that the cover system made it feel similar to Splinter Cell, and that Ubisoft would have the ultimate stealth-action hybrid title in the near future as the latter title increasingly adds more action elements, this is undoubtedly the direction the series should go. After I finished the game, which clocked in at 8 hours and 19 minutes, I wanted more. Even though the bugs were staggeringly obvious and the traditional action online mode is less exciting than the more tactical single-player campaign, this is still a great game and well worth your time. However, since it can be beaten fairly quickly, and the $60 MSRP makes it sting slightly less for me to say this, your wallet might best be served with a rental or two over a purchase.
85
Xbox World Australia (XWA)
G.R.A.W. is an interesting blend of jawdropping graphics and streamlined gameplay with just a couple of silly limitations that, in my opinion, stymie its claim to being a truly next gen game. Still, it's certainly a blast to play through and the depth of the multiplayer, particularly with the newly released content, will most likely satiate the majority of gamers.
85
Wonderwallweb.com
Overall, GR:AW offers a brief glimpse of what the 360 is capable of. The good definitely far outweighs the bad. GR:AW’s single player campaign is an excellent game to play, the missions are varied enough to keep you interested and the plot develops well as you make your way through the game. The multiplayer is great fun but again is not without its quirks. Some might say that I have been harsh on GR:AW’s graphics, but I know the 360 is definitely capable of better. I believe that given time, developers will make more efficient use of the machine’s capabilities. Perhaps Ubisoft will learn from this experience and make the next Ghost Recon game – and there WILL be one – the be-all and end-all of tactical shooters, unless of course Rainbow Six Vegas, another Ubisoft title and due for release later this year, beats it to the punch.
85
Netjak
Ultimately, Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter is an incredibly solid game. Unfortunately, it lacks just a little bit in the AI department to make it a shining example of a perfect game, but it does begin the justification of owning a 360. Advanced Warfighter is probably worth the old $50 price tag on last-generation games, but not quite the $60 tagged on it. Still, if you're looking for something for the 360 that not only shows off what the system is capable of doing, but is fun as well, Advanced Warfighter is a good bet.
85
Video Game Generation
Much like the near-future soldiers this game portrays, the Ghost Recon series continues to evolve in ways that keep me excited about the future of the franchise.
85
Xbox Gazette
Ubisoft nous offre avec Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter un jeu de guerre bien réussi et complet. La campagne solo procure des moments mémorables, des phases en hélico excellentes et une immersion intense grâce aux enchaînements entre missions qui se fondent avec l'action. Malgré quelques petits bugs, et une IA des coéquipiers que l'on aurait aimé voir plus performante, l'aventure s'avère prenante, belle et variée. Divers modes multijoueurs en ligne et hors ligne, en affrontement, en coopération et par équipe viennent compléter le tout et offrent au titre une durée de vie conséquente. Sur le Live, quelques correctifs seraient les bienvenus, notamment dans l'hébergement des parties et les compte rendus pendant et après affrontements, mais l'expérience se révèle déjà plus que satisfaisante. Un très bon premier jeu de la série Clancy proposé par Ubisoft sur Xbox 360.
85
X-Box Gamer
Moins tactique que ses prédécesseurs, Ghost Recon : Advanced Warfighter a choisi la voie du grand public. Si les fans de la première heure risquent une fois de plus d’être déçus, il faut avouer que ce nouveau Ghost Recon s’en sort beaucoup mieux que Rainbow Six : Lockdown. Le nouveau moteur graphique demeure quant à lui la plus impressionnante nouveauté, proposant des graphismes propres et très détailles. La durée de vie n’est pas en reste, avec une partie multijoueurs captivante à défaut de gommer les écarts du mode solo en terme de gameplay. Faute d’être une véritable suite au second épisode, Advanced Warfighter se classe tout de même dans le gratin actuel des jeux de la Xbox 360.
85
Gamezine
GRAW, c'est un trip commando militaire fun. Malgré quelques bugs insultants pour une production de cette envergure et une technique décevante sur quelques points mineurs, GRAW procure du fun et c'est çà le plus important. On prend plaisir à jouer, les missions s'enchaînent sans que le joueur se lasse, la mise en scène nerveuse aidant. Les petits points négatifs du jeu s'oublient devant la grande qualité technique du soft, la meilleure à ce jour sur Xbox 360. Reste une fois le jeu fini un mode Xbox Live très complet qui vous scotchera sur votre canapé pendant des heures. Un incontournable de la 1ère console next gen.
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Jeuxvideo.com
On attendait un jeu tactique hardcore, nous voici face à un jeu dont l'aspect stratégique est un peu sacrifié au grand public, à l'I.A. limitée et aux possibilités de commandement trop arcades. Malgré tout, Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter demeure un titre ardu qui saura donner du fil à retordre, fort d'un réalisation plus que convaincante et d'une immersion efficace, le titre d'Ubi vaut le détour pour les possesseurs d'une Xbox 360.
83
Play.tm
Does Advanced Warfighter exist as a defining moment in next-generation console history? No, it does not. Does it even qualify as a 'great' game? Well, when the gameplay is not weighed down by the awkward squad controls (specifically when freed on Live) and the occasionally laughable AI, Advanced Warfighter's tightly confined urban combat is thoroughly impressive; and when the visuals are not compromised by poorly implemented night-vision, the graphics are astounding and far outreach anything presently available on the 360. Yet, as an overall package, Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter fails to achieve the same levels of intensity as Call of Duty 2, fails to inspire the same levels of tension as the first Ghost Recon, and fails to attain the 'killer app' label worn so proudly by the Halo series.
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Game Revolution
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter is the latest game in the series, but the first of its caliber. It maintains its identity as a recon game yet recreates itself as a high-quality, powerful title worth the notice of all gamers, and not just the gun nuts. Though the single-player content is a few bullets short of a full clip, this package is a mission accomplished.
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Factornews
Ce nouveau Ghost Recon next gen est donc, malgré certains nombres de défauts, une incontestable réussite. Doté d'un gameplay simple mais très efficace, de quelques scènes d'anthologie, et d'une réalisation ébourriffante, il n'y a que les allergiques aux FPS/TPS au pad et les vieux de la vieille pleurnichant devant ce qu'est devenue la série qui pourraient avoir un motif valable de passer à côté du jeu. Car malgré ses faiblesses d'IA, principal défaut du titre, il faudrait faire preuve d'une sacrée dose de mauvaise foi pour ne pas reconnaitre tout le potentiel "fun" du jeu, aussi bien en solo qu'en multi. GRAW n'a plus rien de tactique, mais il se contente d'être un jeu d'action de tout premier ordre, de ceux qui hapent le joueur dès le début et qui ne le relâchent qu'une fois l'aventure terminée, complètement lessivé. Avec ce titre, Ubi signe rien de moins qu'un des titres incontournables de la jeune console de Microsoft.
80
X-Power
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter is één van de eerste échte next-gengames verkrijgbaar op de Xbox 360. Het spel is gewoonweg het beste deel van de serie en garandeert een enorm sfeervolle ervaring van filmische proporties gedurende tien uur. Het is technisch hoogstaand, want zo zie je dat (net als bij Doom 3 en Riddick) fantastische lichteffecten alles levendiger maken dan haarscharpe textures. Tevens is Advanced Warfighter qua gameplay een geslaagde combinatie van Call of Duty 2, Perfect Dark Zero en Full Spectrum Warrior dat strategie terug in de belangstelling brengt, iets wat we alleen maar kunnen toejuichen na de straightforward Ghost Recon 2. Enkel onvolmaaktheden verpesten de game gelukkig niet, en jaag je op achievements, dan houdt dit spel met zijn achtendertig uitreikingen je een lange tijd zoet. Kortom: Advanced Warfighter is een titel die je moet spelen!
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GamesFirst!
Since its release in November of 2005, the Xbox 360 has seen a fair share of good-but-not-great titles. King Kong, Perfect Dark, and Kameo were competent, but hardly the system sellers that many were hoping for. Now, with the release of Oblivion and GRAW in close quarters to each other, the Xbox 360 has gained its two strongest titles. Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter, despite it's lack of co-op love, is one of the most complex and well executed Ghost Recon titles to ever be made, and is certainly worth the attention of any gamer that likes the slow, tactical pacing of the Ghost Recon series. Despite its flaws, Advanced Warfighter is among the best that the Xbox 360 has to offer.
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Bordersdown
While some of the criticisms in the review may sound a little harsh, it’s purely because it’s painstakingly obvious that Ubisoft have gone out of their way to try and make the game a standout title, falling down on the home straight as they rushed it out the door. When the game works it is undeniably one of the most rewarding experiences to yet grace the Xbox 360. Unfortunately if the bugs creep under the door the player will be left sitting agog at how broken it all seems. While PC users may be used to this sort of thing, it’s plumbing sad new depths for consoles - lets hope that Ubisoft can tighten up on the faults in time for the inevitable sequel.
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HonestGamers
Most of the elements of this game come together in fine form, meaning it's an experience you won't want to miss.
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Jive Magazine
Stunning graphics and hardcore detail, with an interesting storyline as to be expected with the GR game franchise. The Cross-Com technology is intriguing and it definitely adds a new aspect to the game. If you've played GR, then you're in for a real treat as you'll get immersed at an entirely new level. Also, Tom Salta's musical composition is phenomenal and adds a powerful, emotional ambience to the environment. If you love the GR series, you're going to be really pleased with Advanced Warfighter. It's a full-blown pro-evolution and not just regurgitated gameplay.
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Yahoo! Games
Devotees of multiplayer shooters will lap up Advanced Warfighter; single-player gamers won't be quite as enthralled. But in either mode, it's a gorgeous and atmospheric play, and just a little more time in boot camp would have made it into something really outstanding. Look beyond the flaws, and you're guaranteed a satisfying experience.
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GamerDad
While the single-player game has its share of problems, it's still worth playing through. The story takes some clichéd turns, especially toward the end, but it still satisfies. Multiplayer is easily the highlight and something you want to play again and again. The maps are well-designed and the player community is huge. Sneaking around Mexico as a US soldier never looked this good before. Who would have thought we'd have the French to thank for it?
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Gamestyle
GRAW’s visuals and sound can be easily summed up in one word; wow. It’s one of the few releases where screenshots cannot hope to do it justice. One could easily imagine snaps being enhanced in some way, but that’s not the case; it only gets better through experience. The common faults of frame rate and pop-up are amazingly absent. If the 360 system is capable of this, so early into its lifecycle, then what lies ahead?
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GamePro (US)
Although it misfires in some instances, Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter explodes on the Xbox 360 with enough action on Live to keep even armchair generals busy for hours on end.
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Eurogamer.net (UK)
It's true that for the most part, GRAW's single-player campaign really does hit the mark, with some occasional on-rails set pieces mixing well with the tense, slow-paced precision of the strategic missions that pepper the 12-hour campaign. If it weren't for the bugs, the topsy-turvy difficulty spikes, inconsistent checkpoints, and ropey night vision we'd have no hesitation singing its praises all day long. The multiplayer does dig it out of a hole to a certain extent, but even then some of the design decisions are questionable and don't fully live up to the massive potential on offer. GRAW is one of those games that occasionally hits stellar heights, and when it does it feels like the perfect game for those who have a penchant for slower, challenging and more strategic shooters. But the truth is GRAW lets you down just when you start to believe in it, and the net result is that although it's still very good, it's simply not as polished or amazing as it should have been.
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GameCell UK
Whatever you hopes were for GRAW, it’s here, it works, looks amazing and plays well enough (most of the time). The back story means that Recon doesn’t really feel like Recon anymore, it’s lost its military feel and gone a bit too “Bruckheimer” or “24” for my liking. But it’s certainly more accessible than earlier Recons, and the previously brutal difficulty has been toned down meaning you don’t need to be a gaming god or a cheat to see the end of the campaign.