Taste of GRAW now available

[UPDATE] Long-awaited demo of Ubisoft's next-gen Ghost Recon for Xbox 360 finally deployed; multiplayer demo features Boneyard map.

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The Ghost Recon series from Ubisoft teaches gamers a thing or two about patience. Rather than the run-and-gun style of most war games, the franchise places an emphasis on tactics, and can result in gamers waiting patiently and silently in the brush to try to get the perfect shot.

However, gamers have been neither patient nor silent since Ubisoft tantalized them with the announcement that an Xbox 360 demo of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter was coming soon. Across the Web, Xbox 360 owners have vocally pleaded for the file so they can get their GRAW on. Ubisoft has announced that those waiting for the demo will finally be able to pull the trigger, as it will be available today for free on Xbox Live Marketplace.

The multiplayer sampling of the popular game, which was released on March 9, features one map, the military junkyard known as the Boneyard. There won't be any cooperative modes in the demo, but all multiplayer competitive modes will be available and up to 16 players can play at once.

A demo for one of the game's biggest competitors in retail, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, just went live yesterday. BF2:MC is set for release in April.

[UPDATE] The demo is now up and ready for download from Xbox Live Marketplace.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advance Warfighter is rated T for Teen and retails for $59.99. For more information on the game, read GameSpot's review.

Discussion

63 comments
peapj
peapj

hi my name is edd

Optimusv2
Optimusv2

I don't consider this one multiplayer level doing this game justice just buy the damn thing go crazy in the single player then have some fun later on in the multiplayer.

Optimusv2
Optimusv2

Its better to get the 360 version of this game the pc version wont be nearly as good (its just a port of the ps2 and xbox versions of the game)

LivingDeadNinja
LivingDeadNinja

Neat. Two great demos to download tonight! But i'll most probably end up buying both games...

timts
timts

I think I saw some one trying it out in bestbuy last weekend.

gamerTag-shank
gamerTag-shank

man - they picked the only map I don't like for the DEMO. Oh well, hopefully prospective buyers can see past that.

Redstorm
Redstorm

Cool, I'll download it tonight.

samekila
samekila

good i dont have it yet now i can try it first

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

Dont waste your time on the demo!! Just drop what you are doing and go buy it right now. You wont be sorry.

Domstercool
Domstercool

Bit late but I guess it's good for people who weren't too sure about the whole squad based aspect of the game, oh wait it's the multiplayer part, bah >.

TDuiker
TDuiker

i want a demo for the pc..

ashuncc2
ashuncc2

I hope the boneyard becomes available in multiplayer for regular gameplay.

ghsacidman
ghsacidman

Why couldn't the demo come out before the game did? Doesn't that make more sense or is it just me?

darkxinos
darkxinos

What do you mean it's too late? If everybody already has the game then that's great. But that's not the case, there are alwase poeple without it, so a demo can never be too late.

K1LLSWITCH
K1LLSWITCH

Just like with most video game magazine's, it's too late to deliver a demo for a hit game. Everyone has it !!! To little, too late.

paradyme777
paradyme777

Already have it, a little late for a demo but it might push some potential buyers over the fence.

rbenns2
rbenns2

Where is this demo? All I get are trailers. Is it for Gold account members only (I have a silver account).

deejay246
deejay246

the map is terrible so is the MP

jonnyjd
jonnyjd

Ghost Recon is a good series of games...but I think I've had my fill of them.

chex81
chex81

its unfortunate they're using the worest map to represent their demo. should have used Wharf or Rocky cove

OmegaOrtega
OmegaOrtega

WTH. Copying SOCOM eh? SOCOM 3 has a Boneyard map. Pfft, go with your own style and maps Ubisoft.

mikekare79
mikekare79

No need to try it. Go get it (and a 360 if you don't have one!)

daveg1
daveg1

am i in a time warp here or something,the game came out ages ago!!!!

njjennjim
njjennjim

Great news, not to mention it's a free multiplayer weekend too! Viva 360!

KiLLer_ba
KiLLer_ba

Right in time for the Xbox 360 free gold weekend.

SithLordKiller
SithLordKiller

already bought it so this demo really doesn't matter to me.

NightRain
NightRain

I wish I could try a demo on PC...

BlackdogGT
BlackdogGT

EXCELLENT. It's the only reason why I haven't bought the game by now. Thanks, Ubi.

nemes1s3000
nemes1s3000

G'luck to them and their future endeavors.

grrson
grrson

Why the hell would you not have this game already if you own a 360? This game is really, really good. It deserves the rating it got on Gamespot.

sushi_111
sushi_111

Yah, I kinda have the game...

Optimusv2
Optimusv2

You don't need to try this game just buy the damn thing lol.

TheWalrusKing
TheWalrusKing

man first EA makes shiatty games and now Ubi is slowly ignoring the PC market. Maybe Ill give up games and learn to sew. everyone says they beat it and are tired of it, the original GR on live is still being played by alot, maybe you guys should try it online.

benifit0fadoubt
benifit0fadoubt

it seams like it would have been a better idea to release this before the game came out

kinncolts
kinncolts

Sweet getting my 360 this weekend..... oh crap i forgot my live is messed up.... damn it

benihya
benihya

Too late , I already finished on normal and hard.

diesil
diesil

its a great game but it doesnt compare to oblivion

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

This game looks friggin' sweet. It'll be one of my first purchases on the 360 when I get it.

OPOLO
OPOLO

They are really ramping up on the Demos that will be availabile for the FREE online weekend