Ghost Recon is still one of my favorite first person shooters, blending stealth, tactics and some good fireworks.
This mission pack sees the Ghosts out on the borders of Ethiopia and Eritrea, clearing a path for a UN peacekeeping force.
The new single player missions, of which there are eight, are of a consistently high quality. There aren't any really irritating or duff missions, though some require quick-thinking and tight squad control (when playing on the highest difficulty level..)
Multiplayer sees the introduction of the now-familiar "Domination" game type a la UT/Quake and a rather fun "Seige" game too.
The new maps (both single and multiplayer) are fairly impressive, with scorched sand, gnarled trees and a blazing sun. The oil refinery (in mission 2?) was particularly nicely constructed.
There is a new specialist available (a local soldier with a large weapon and lots of endurance, fnar). There are also some new weapons available, though most of these are for multiplayer mode only. The Barret and H+K PSG1 sniper rifles, some FN kit and some interesting Soviet gizmos also add some extra firepower to an already fairly terminal experience.
The AI has been tightened up too; team mates are better about not wandering into friendly fire and more sensible about taking cover. Conversely, the enemies are more likely to circle around behind you given a chance, or flush you out of cover using grenades. A patch for the original ghost recon is available too, so you can reap the benefits of this in the first game as well.
The Ghost Recon engine still looks very good, and given all the improvements and new features, fans of the original game might like to consider the expansion pack.
I thoroughly enjoyed playing through it; my only criticism is that maybe I'd have liked twice as many single player missions..