“ Genre: Role-Playing / Rating: M - (Mature) / up to 2 players / published by: Ubi Soft Entertainment „
Ghost Recon is about a special team of people who go in first, and come out last, and often remain unseen by the enemy, which is why the title is about ghosts. The game is nice mixture between stealth and guns blazing action. This is an excellent addition to the Tom Clancy series.
The opening of the game explains what the Ghosts are and what they do. It also tells you that there's been an uprising and who else has to save the world.
The storyline focuses on a time somewhere in the future. There is civil unrest in Russia which leads to rebels wanting to rebuild the iron curtain. This is the first half of the game and in the second half, Desert Siege, deals with an Ethiopian general who had engaged in arms deals with the Russians. So basically you're fighting terrorism on two fronts.
The graphics in this game are not too bad at all and although most of the terrorists look the same, the landscapes, buildings and tree are well detailed. The sound is not perfect by the guns sound good there is eerie music, normally if you're in danger.
On the ghost's team there is team member for everyone. Each man and woman has their own attributes and background. Each different character has their own experience points. With each completed mission you get points to use to upgrade things like your teams' stealth, aim etc.
Unfortunately there isn't too much replay value in this game unless you're in two player mode. In single player mode you beat the missions and then that's it - you're done. If you beat the special mission requirements you can unlock new characters. However in two player mode, there is deathmatch amongst other games.
The game is not overly difficult to master. Unless you get shot in the head you can normally take alot of hits and damage.
The game is fast paced when you want it to be and is pretty exciting too. Ghost recon will always be a decent game and with a cheaper price it's definately worth buying.
Ghost Recon is set apart from other First Person Shooters by its tactical approach - A few hits can kill and you lead a team of (intelligent) squadmates into battle. I really loved this game because nearly all the other shooters available for Gamecube allow you to take dozens of hits before dying or will provide you with medical treatment or something similar. No such help is on offer here, and the game is all the better for it.
The missions are very difficult towards the end but there is a steady learning curve, and you can replay them in a number of different modes after you complete each level. There is also a multiplayer which is quite good, although you cannot lead other soldiers.
Sadly despite good audio, the visuals really let the game down and this has quite a big effect on the game - Although everything is smooth, the draw distance is bad (there is a risk of bumping into enemy unaware of their presence) and characters look murky and blocky.
Ubi Softs Tom Clancy series continues with Ghost Recon, another squad-based adventure that emphasizes teamwork, tactics and stealth over raw firepower. Set in the near future, Ghost Recon hypothesizes a Russia gone bad. Ultranationalists have seized control in Moscow and are trying to reassert the old Soviet sphere of influence over the Baltic republics. Down Georgia way (were talking the central Asian country here, not the locale of The Dukes of Hazzard), peacekeeping Green Berets find themselves in the middle of major nastiness involving rebels whose strings just might be pulled by Moscow. Because they strike swiftly, silently, invisibly, these covert ops hotshots call themselves ghosts.