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Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Review

The best Ghost Recon ever is empowering and more complex than Call of Duty.

June 15, 2012
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Introduction

Remember that conversation you had with your parents about perseverance? Something about "if at first you don't succeed...?" Well Ubisoft's internal developers evidently paid attention to their moms, because here we are, over ten years into the Ghost Recon series, and finally enjoying one of them.

Sure there are fans of these games, most of them dating back to the original title on PC, or the famous Rainbow Six series from whence Ghost Recon came, or even transfers from Tom Clancy's actual books, you know...on paper. Call us old fashioned but we certainly fall into the latter category, though the term "fan" doesn't apply when it comes to the games.

Or hasn't, at least, until now.

Ghost Recon has always prided itself on realistic combat and tactics, but has neglected mildly important factors such as, for example, fun. Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is fun, finally.

There is nothing groundbreaking here, no barriers are knocked down, other than the ones within the series' own history. But for a quick jaunt around the world as a dangerous, precise warrior of the near-future, the latest and best Ghost Recon is satisfactory.

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Sections

  1. Page
  2. Gameplay
  3. Storytelling
  4. Graphics & Atmosphere
  5. Multiplayer
  6. Conclusion
  7. Photo Gallery
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