Gamers who purchase the campaign disc will have future access to exclusive downloadable content featuring new missions and maps. Included in the campaign disk will be a dozen game types and 12 multi-player maps for Xbox Live play, including four maps from the original Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon.
Although it's the same game, it's much more fun snooping around the jungle trying to kill you're mates! And even more fun playing some of the co-operative missions as a team against the computer AI, which I might add is very good.
There's no easy way to describe the fun when 3 or 4 of you are pinned down in a tin hut (virtually that is), talking (over the headset) about how to deal with the situation of getting out of the hut without being killed, whilst hearing the bullets ‘PING’ of the outside of the shed, it’s fantastic and you really feel like it’s you and your mates up against it.
I could go on about the graphic detail, texture work, sound etc… but it’s really not relevant, because all you need to know is that ‘IT WORKS’, you feel like your there, and I’ve not felt that in many games.
So to finish off… It’s very tense, it gets people working together and is a superb way to waste a few hours with some friends.
Oh and I almost forgot it’s a cheap purchase too, so if you have Xbox Live already get this game!
The main appeal of this game, to me, was the multiplayer. I don't have XBOX live, so this review wont cover that, it will however, cover the System Link and Single Player.
They've have a tune up, not by much. Everything's still very... uninspired, but it feels realistic for some reason. Running through bushes, hiding behind palm trees etc. It's all bloody exciting and looks sweet even though its a dated engine.
It's been tweaked up a few notches, weapon selection doesn't take a decade to load like the original, grenade launchers can be selected with a click of a button instead of waiting. This is probably down to owners of the game suggesting this, and Kudos to Red Storm for taking it on board. Aside from that, it's very much the same as the original when it comes to playing - a few shots and you die, a shot to the head and they die. You'll either love that or hate it, I personally love the tension it adds but ultimately some people just love their health bar reading '100' :)
There's also a brand new arsenal of weapons to accompany the original, although it's lacking as many of the 'unlockable' features and i gained all of them within a day of play. I suppose this is because the emphasis is on multiplayer play.
Beautiful, clear and realistic. The guns sound almost identical to the real thing, a few have suspicious loading sounds and there are some cheesy dialogue chunks from your team mates that always make you want to have someone yell 'Friendly Fire' as you pummel them with a grenade launcher round.
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