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Great Unsung Singleplayer.
on 28 June 2016
I have been a fan of the Ghost Recon series from the beginning. Bizzarely, each version seems to be totally different to its predessors. I put off buying this version because of all the negative reviews. However, now it's a bargain basement price, I decided to give it a try.
I really can't see why people hated it so much. Possibly, the enormous patch that is applied after installation has addressed the problems. I have had no problems with it whatsoever.
The graphics look nice and I suffered no glitches.
I was surprised to find it was a third person game. It works very well, giving you a wider point of view than the tunnel vision of first person view. If you aim down the gun sights, you revert to first person view.
I prefer singleplayer but I gave it a go. It was not the headless chicken speed of Call of Duty. It was more like Battlefield. I had no trouble finding a game but it is fairly obvious that there aren't many players left. I could recognise the same namkes over and over again.
It's a linear campaign but the maps are big enough to give you plenty of choices and gives you a chance to replay slightly diferently. There is a good variety of combat maps around the world.
I expect Ghost Recon to be a tactical shooter. However, there are only a few simple orders to give to your team. Most of the time, they are just fighting alongside you, like Call of Duty.
There are lots of fun gadgets, such as drones. You can use them to give you the edge, marking targets. The missions can be quite tough. An AI team mate may come and heal you when you are down.
Overall, I was impressed. It's the nicest shooter I have played in a while. Now it's a bagain price, it's certainly worth a look. The big patch seems to have sorted out problems. It's probably not worth buying it for multiplayer, simply because there won't be anybody to play with soon! However, single player fans will not be disappointed.