Review by masterb4life
"Welcome to next gen gaming at its best"
It's 2013 and there's something big brewing in Mexico, something dangerous is on the horizon and it spells trouble for the Mexican and American president. The rebels have come out to play, and the only team who can stop them is the rock'em sock'em, kick butt crew known as The Ghost Recon.
The Ghost Recon series has always been known for its ghost like feel when taking out the enemies. Sneaking around the corners and blasting the scum until only that remains is a bloody heap on the floor. GRAW (Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter) offers all the bad guy blasting you can handle and more! The coolest feature in single player mode is being able to attach to a wall and then look around the corner and shoot. Being able to command your 3 allies is fun but annoying at times. They tend to get in your way every now and then, and yes you can shoot them and they can shoot you. You can also command tanks and helicopters. The AI is wicked, not only can they aim they are also capable of using tactics to take you out.
It will take a good 30min to get the controls down but once you get passed the first few missions you'll be a pro. The amount of things your character can do is huge, so fitting everything on a console controller and making it work so well is impressive. The one complaint I have is the squad command, having to use the D-pad to command your troops can be annoying especially if you're in the middle of a fight, I have let that slide due to the lack of location to fit those commands.
One of the best sounding games I've heard in awhile. The explosions are amazing! The sound of each specific weapon is very realistic every gun practically has its own specific sound. The music is very intense as well, it fits the game perfectly. Make sure you don't turn your surround sound system up to high or your ears might bleed.
Why did you buy and XBOX 360? For the live arcade? NO!! You bought the system for next gen graphics, and you'll get your moneys worth with this game. To explain the feel of the graphics in one word it would be Amazing. Its simply one the best looking games I've ever seen. On an HDTV especially, it seriously is a sight to see. From the huge Mexican landscapes, to the outstanding explosion effects. GRAW is a beauty to behold.
The single player campaign can last 8 to 10 hours depending on how skilled you are. Once done there is always hard difficulty and the intense multiplayer mode to keep you busy for hours.
Final Verdict: 10/10
Welcome to next gen gaming at its best. Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter truly is a spectacle not to be missed. Veterans of the Ghost Recon series and first timers will both enjoy what GRAW has to offer. So what are you waiting, you bought your 360 for this game! Go buy it now!
Reviewer's Score: 10/10 | Originally Posted: 03/13/06
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