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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder Review
11 March 2010
Conclusion: The above question can be most simply answered with one word…yes! Island Thunder is a no-brainer for those gamers that already own Ghost Recon for the Xbox. IT should even be checked out by gamers that are new to the series; you will not be disappointed. The massive update of maps will draw any Live gamers to Island Thunder for sure.
Excerpt: Island Thunder is an expansion pack for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon that takes your elite special forces units to Cuba in 2010. After Castro's death and a period of instability marked by one dictator after another, Cuba is trying to take its first steps towards democracy and stability. Unfortunately there are certain elements who would prefer the bad old days and want to regain the power that they've lost.
Excerpt: Sweet just like the first one. Saves from the first one transfer, even for online play. So if in the first one, you unlocked lots of sniper rifles, they're in the second, using the same Xbox. Missions, seem harder, but still as fun, for experienced players. Xbox live leaves me shaking afterwards.
Conclusion: game earns its price-tag by yet again standing on its own as a multiplayer romp, providing some of the best online team, cooperative, or solo shooting game fun in any title on either a console or PC today. Making a return tour of duty is a handful of the original game’s most popular multiplayer maps, which sort of explains the “expansion” in its description. Despite having a really good premise for a story, the multiplayer gaming is what IT is all about.
Excerpt: "Island Thunder" is an expansion of "Ghost Recon", the popular military simulation that became a best-seller last year. In this game, you play a team of elite marines who are sent on missions in a near-future Cuba in order to protect the country from druglords who are looking to swing the new elections in their favor.
Excerpt: I have a copy of the original Ghost Recon for the PC lying around here somewhere, but I’ve never really gotten into it. I played a lot of the Rainbow Six series, but the game seemed just generally too slow and plodding to be exciting, and since I expected much the same formula with Ghost Recon I never really gave it a fair shot.
Excerpt: Ghost Recon: Island Thunder is a standalone expansion that sees our elite team of U.S. Army Green Berets transported from the cold regions of Eastern Europe to the tropical climate of Cuba. The year is 2009 and Fidel Castro has long since passed, putting an end to his Communist regime. The island nation is on the verge of its first free election, but a drug-funded warlord has other plans for Cuba’s future.
Conclusion: G.R.I.T. could certainly have used some totally redesigned menus/selection screens as they're rather basic and sluggish to use, and just like the in-game controls take some getting used to, but if you're after an Xbox military shooter there are few better, and the £20 price tag makes it almost unmissable.
Pros: Authentic, atmospheric, brilliant sound., Co-op, versus, split screen, system link, Xbox Live., It's less than 20 notes.
Cons: Rather basic graphics and sluggish controls.
Conclusion: Island Thunder est donc un complément à Ghost Recon fort agréable, qui permet de rallonger la durée de vie de celui-ci. Les huit missions de la nouvelle campagne vous tiendront en haleine plusieurs heures et le jeu en ligne vous promet des dizaines d’heures si vous y prenez goût. Il peut valoir son achat même si vous n’avez pas le premier, mais pas si vous n’avez pas le Live.
Pros: graphismes moyens, clipping et brouillard, IA ennemie parfois défaillante