Ghost Recon, no wonder it earned "Game of the Year" Award.
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Non Linear missions, which means you can find different ways to complete objectives, and you can complete them in any order. Controls are well laid out, features a quick save and load which helps in difficult situations. Weapons are limited, but there is a flavor for everybody, from the deadly accurate M24 sniper rifle to the crowd pleasing M16A2 Rifle. The new command system is awkward to use at first, but once you get the hang of it, you will love the ease of use as the AI is not as smart as a real person, but is smart enough to defend himself and take cover.
The animations of the characters are very smooth and fluid, looks close to real life, the graphics are aging compared to what we have presently in 2008, however it's not so bad that it doesn't look like my butt, but surprisingly this old dog's tricks still can please the audience.
The sound of Ghost Recon is what really makes this game shine, it actually compliments the graphics to make it seem better, the environments look promising enough already, but add the ambient sounds. Imagine that your a Special Forces operator, it's a cold, windy, foggy night, the full moon is shining along the forest, you are crawling towards the enemy patrol, you fire your M24 killing one of the patrolmen, they zone in on you and fire at you, you take them out one by one, while they struggle to reorganize and are desperately looking for cover, then suddenly one of your team shout "Watch out!" BANG a grenade explodes right next to you. You recover from the frighting blast and you eliminate the threat.THAT is what you will feel in this game, of course results may vary, this game must be played with a headset or on speakers on high.
Ghost Recon, definitely deserved the title "Game of the Year".Ghost Recon is an "instant classic" and there are not many games that are like it. If you are looking for a good military tactical shooter and tired of close combat, but willing to sacrifice graphics, give this a shot.
Note: This game is quite hard to find now a days, but if you are really interested, you can get it on Steam for $9.99.