Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (PC)
Awesome game,,,,if you like first shooter games this is the one. Be a full soldier of the future. Excellant graphics just be sure your computer is up to it. Story line is actually in a real place mexico city, Mexico. Working in a small tactical group can be challenging at times, but you must remember your fellow comarades in arms,,they are alot of help,,you can't finish this game on your own,,
I give the game a excellant rating and it lots of fun...
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
as good as it gets
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter or G.R.A.W., as it is almost more well-known as, is the latest from Ubisoft and the third installment of the Ghost Recon series. From the graphics to the game play, G.R.A.W. has “next-gen” written all over it and is, arguably, the best strategy shooter... offers an extensive Campaign and a multi-player mode with a plethora of configurations to tailor the game to your liking. Featured on XBox Live, G.R.A.W. offers both unranked and ranked games fully customizable should you decide to host the game from 2-16 soldiers. It's notable to mention that this is the first game that allows for 16-player Co-op and playing through the Mission mode setting against enemy A.I. Of course, included are the favorite Ghost Recon classics such as Team Elimination and Siege, as well as other modes to keep the longevity going for months to come.
How about the story? Taken place in the enormous Mexico City, Mexico, G.R.A.W. has us taking on the command of Captain Scott Mitchell including a squad of three other ghosts. Without giving up too much of the story, let's just say that the President and Vice-President of Mexico are missing and the Prime Minister of Canada was assassinated! Obviously, this is a job for the Ghosts! Fortunately, Mitchell's resources don't just limit him to three other squad members, but rather, include sophisticated combat gear, an arsenal of weapons to choose from, and communications gear that allow you to give commands to ghosts that are in tanks and helicopters.
While starting each mission, Captain Scott Mitchell patiently squats down while manning a turret inside the open wall of a flying Blackhawk helicopter. It's noteworthy to mention that while he is flying, he is overlooking a fantastic view of the beautifully detailed Mexico City where smoke billows from gun fighting, buildings burning, and vehicles exploding. An even nicer touch is that the scenes are hardly cut-scenes because Mitchell and his trio of ghosts jump right into the action keeping the same integrity of the graphical detail. It just never gets old...
9 of 12 people found this review helpful.
Keep you head down and you might survive!
Playing this version after the Xbox version, one will be happy that you get a few new guns to choose. Being somewhat seasoned I choose to go the road less traveled! I went for the hardest setting possible, which means you make one simple mistake and you are starting over where your last save!
This FPS is just part of the story of a fictional Mexican civil war, but can be played without having to play the Xbox game. Utilize all of your assets and personal as best as possible without getting overwhelmed, but react quickly! One new feature in the Ghost Recon series is the cover mode, which takes some getting accustom. Know your objectives and choose your primary weapon well to utilize your strengths! Although not being able to choose an alternate side arm is a feature I miss having!
There are multiple angles you can use to engage the enemy during some missions and as I mentioned before the enemy will let you have it with one wrong move. During my trials and tribulations of completing the game in my frustration time after time of getting head shot forced me to step up my tactics!
Smoke & Fragmentation Grenades are at a maximum of four between resupply points so using them wisely is an understatement!
Personal weapon of choice is the MR-C LW that is exclusive to Xbox 360, since it has a 2x zoom camera scope for precision sniper shots, along with being able to go full automatic for laying down suppression fire, and being able to shoot around corners or while staying undercover! Using all ten magazines of 50 rounds of 5.56 x 25mm is very probable, but my second is the SR A550 armed with 5 12.7 x 99mm rounds per magazine, that are used for counter sniping! Head shoots through walls is always satisfying during extremely difficult missions! Only down side is that you get 55 total rounds.
Great test of alertness and situation awareness. Totally recommend playing part 2 to end the story and feel more at control with the ROV!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Not quite next-gen graphics or gameplay but good.
So its been said that GRAW was the best looking next-gen game on the 360. Really? To me the graphics looked maybe 10% better than the Splinter Cell games on the current Xbox console but presented on a bigger level scale. The gameplay is definitly harder than your Halo or Black FPS but thats expected wtih this title. Not having civilians (of any kind or quantity) on screen screams 'not-quite-super-next-gen also. Plus unlike Splinter Cell games you also can't shoot out lights. Really? Can't shoot lights and yet your suppose to have super night-vision goggles. What good are these NV goggles if you have street light ilumination everywhere? Plus, I've never understood why in Ghost Recon games in first-person view you never have your gun in sight but only the aiming reticule. I guess there trying to make it more realistic but thats the problem with this game for one uber realistic thing they trade off another. No jumping button? Really? These are suppose to be super soldiers of the future but they can't jump and worst walk over certain street curbs or obstacles.
Good things: The voice acting is top-notch and surprisingly they even seem to recruited real Mexican actors to do the Mexican rebels voices. As oppsoed to what is commonly done in Hollywood to hire Spanish speaking actors who barely speak the language and are of Puertorican or Cuban accents. Mexico City looks great but again, 22 million inhabitants but not one sinlge civilian on the streets? Mulitplayer is a blast and looks great on-line. The solo campaign has its bright spots but it didn't engage me as much as I had anticpated. Overall its a smarter, more technical, slow paced FPS. I recommend it.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.