Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands review by Kurz
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, by Ubisoft Paris and published by Ubisoft, was released on March 7, 2017. Wildlands is the 10th game in the series but the first Ghost Recon game to go with the open world concept. It is one of the biggest open world maps that Ubisoft has ever created.
The game starts off in the high mountains of Bolivia. At first, you get drawn into the awesome graphics that surround you, complete with detailed and nicely made terrain, trees, grass, and so on. It’s purely breathtaking. When you start off, you get three bots to play with, or you can choose to play with friends in co-op. If you choose to play in coop, the bots will disappear.
Ghost Recon Wildlands is played in a 3rd person perspective, but you have the option of taking on a
There are different difficulties you can put on to make the game easy or extremely challenging. I would recommend putting it has high as you can tolerate, since it will increase the amount of fun you have in the game. There is nothing like sneaking up to a base and silently take out the entire force who are armed with a high skill set. I would recommend if you are playing with friends that you put your difficulties at the same as your friends. That will force you to play the same tactics.
Doing missions in the dark compared to daytime makes a big difference in how you plan your entry. During the night, you have the advantage of stealth. Many of the soldiers are also sleeping during the night, making them an easy target.
Drones are your best friend in the game. You can easily scout an entire base within a minute to plan your attack. The first of the drones have fewer abilities, but as you progress and get the experience required, you can upgrade your drone to be quicker and stronger.
There is a wide variety of weapons, clothing, and ways to customize your equipment. Ghost Recon Wildlands uses weapons from different militaries around the world. As you progress in your game, you will find and unlock new guns, add-ons, clothing, and vehicles.
Helicopter is my main way of transportation, and the sweet thing is that you can spawn in any vehicle wherever you are on the map, making it easy to travel. You can also teleport to different locations you have unlocked on the map, or you can teleport to any of your friends.
The map is huge and is divided into 21 areas. The different areas have different difficulties, meaning it’s best to start out with the lower levels. When you enter a new area, you unlock new missions to complete. The missions in the different areas are controlled by a Buchon, and to progress towards eliminating them, you need to take out the underbosses.
Cutscenes for the story are well made, and Karen Bowman is as bad as you can get. Spoiler alert: pressuring cartel members to overdose on coke to makes them squeal.
Ubisoft has done a lot to support the game over the years. They have made several special operations to keep players like me playing the game continuously.
There are currently five special operations:
- Operation Watchman
- Operation Archangel
- Operation Silent Spade
- Operation Oracle
There are 2 DLCs for Ghost Recon Wildlands: Narco Road and Fallen Ghosts. They both take place on self-sustaining maps- both edited parts of the original map. The gameplay is a little bit different from the original game, but they both have some interesting new implements. For example, the way your vehicles and planes are made so much more arcade-like in Narco Road to the awesome new enemies you encounter in Fallen Ghost.
I would recommend them both, but I wish they had made the DLCs’ maps expand into the main map.
If you want to get an awesome shooter game with cooperative gameplay, there is no way around Ghost Recon Wildlands. It is the best Coop game out there to date, even if it’s some years old.
The world of Wildlands is so beautiful, you can just drive around enjoying the view. 10/10
- Amazing open world
- Fun to play with friends
- Almost unlimited ways to edit guns, skins and clothing
- Long campaign
- Great story
- Helicopters may spawn but not where you wanted
- DLCs are not an extension of the original map
- You need a lot of free time to play it
- Can be repetitive to some degree
- Desolated places have little content