game review

Ghost Recon

Ghost Recon is a tactical shooter or a war simulator. Set in 2008 with communists/nationalist in control of the Kremlin again, you take control of US special forces unit ('The Ghosts'). You are sent on various missions to rescue pilots out of enemy hands, reconnaissance, or blowing up key bridges. Basically the game takes the form of a first-person shooter, but being a military simulation there are no armour or health power-ups to be found. You can be killed or taken out of action with a single hit, so don't try to rocket jump your way through these missions. Before every mission you are briefed and you have to assemble and outfit your team. You can review the map but most tactical decision will be made when you are on site. The game can be a little bit difficult to control but it looks and feel good enough, although sometimes I find it rather difficult. I think the best part of the game is its tactical side. You are not confined to one avatar instead you can take control of any of the soldiers in the squad and you have to direct the others across the map. This means you will be watching the tactical map almost half of the time, but it adds a nice dimension to the game in which stealth and tactical acumen are more important than speed and accuracy.