Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Reviews Roundup -- All The Critics' Scores

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint's release date has finally arrived, meaning copies of the PS4, Xbox One, and PC shooter are landing on doormats all over the world. It also means reviews are now popping up around the web, with critics giving their opinions on Ubisoft's latest tactical FPS.

GameSpot's own verdict is on the way, but our early Ghost Recon: Breakpoint review impressions are live now for you to get an initial feel for our thoughts on the game. You can also take a look at a selection of reviews below or head on over to Metacritic to get the full picture. If you've already got the game and want some tips on how to proceed, check out our Ghost Reckon: Breakpoint beginner's guide.

  • Game: Ghost Recon Breakpoint
  • Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Developer / Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release date: Out now
  • Price: $60 / £60 / AU $100

GameSpot -- 4/10 (in progress)

"There's some surprising fun to be had stealthily infiltrating enemy compounds and playing with friends, but Breakpoint is still a generic and distinctly sub-par game. It's essentially every Ubisoft open-world game rolled into one, failing to excel in any one area or establish its own identity. Breakpoint is a messy, confused game and a ghost of the series' former self." -- Richard Wakeling [Full review in progress]

GamesRadar+ -- 2.5/5

"More than anything, [Breakpoint] is frustrating. There are frustrating moments when you explore the world. There were frustrating moments when my immersion was interrupted by technical hiccups. There are frustrating moments when you realize the dressing of the story and the loot actually make it harder to stand out from other shooters. I don’t know about you, but I don’t play video games to get frustrated." -- Mike Epstein [Full review]

Eurogamer -- Avoid

"No amount of collectibles or subtle, satisfying gameplay loops can counter this half-baked hotchpotch of magpie'd ideas that neither function properly nor mesh. It's just a broken, swirling vortex of recycled Ubisoft mechanics stamped across a dismal, forgettable world." -- Vikki Blake [Full review]

VG247 -- 1/5

"Ubisoft has failed in two areas where it usually excels here – sequels and open worlds – but there’s still a small glimmer of hope in another area: reinvention. Perhaps this concept will get scrapped entirely for the next one and we’ll go back to the good old days where Ghost Recon was an excellent shooter with its own identity. Right now it’s out of focus, confused, and frustrating. A ghost of its former self." -- Kirk McKeand [Full review]

VideoGamer -- 7/10

"It’s easy to be skeptical of Ubisoft, but I happen to find much to revere in reliability. It’s a solid shooter, with a happy churn of loot, elevated by Jon Bernthal. Fun for the few days it holds your attention." -- Josh Wise [Full review]

IGN -- 6/10

"Ghost Recon Breakpoint seems to be trying to please everyone. Its slow-burn of a single-player story coexists with an open-world bombastic romp with friends, which leads into a play-everyday grind for PvP-rewards, faction and raid gear with seasonal content, and a realistically gritty wargame of survival. But almost every ingredient clashes with another, making them all feel a little more padded, underwhelming, or contradicting than they need to be. But fun can be salvaged if you focus on one or two of those and just limit your expectations." -- Brandin Tyrrel [Full review]

Metro UK -- 6/10

"Something of a greatest hits collection of ideas from Ubisoft's other open-world games but it also has some fun new ideas of its own… as well as a mountain of glitches and microtransactions." -- Nick Gillet [Full review]

Push Square -- 6/10

"For the most part, Ghost Recon: Breakpoint is an enjoyable open-world excursion, provided you know what to expect -- and let's face it, you probably know exactly what to expect. Its loot and gear score systems seem more than a little tacked on, but much like many of Ubisoft's other open worlders, there's a moreish quality to Breakpoint that's difficult to deny. In co-op there's potential for a lot of fun, and the freedom that you're given in both building Nomad and tackling missions is the game's greatest strength. However, an eye-watering number of microtransactions leaves a sour taste, and a parade of annoying bugs gives the release a disappointingly rough feel. Robust but bloated, Breakpoint is a mishmash that has its fun moments, but its identity is MIA." -- Robert Ramsay [Full review]

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