Excerpt: Following on the heels of UbiSoft's Ghost Recon 2 comes a standalone expansion, subtitled Summit Strike. Gameplay mechanics in Summit Strike are similar to those in both GR2 and its predecessor; you lead a team of Ghosts through various missions, clearing areas of enemy forces, removing large obstacles and restoring order to the world at the same time.
Excerpt: I have to admit, I grew tired of Ghost Recon 2 much quicker than I expected. One day, after one of my best sharpshooter rounds, I turned my Xbox off and never looked back. I had come to the conclusion that I preferred the original Ghost Recon over its sequel. The original offered a much more tactical experience while the sequel emphasized more of a twitch arcade experience.
Conclusion: The visuals in Summit Strike actually have been greatly improved from Ghost Recon 2, and that is pretty surprising once again considering that this game is kind of just like an upgrade to the series, the visuals still have been upgraded quite a bit. First off the character models have been greatly improved with a lot of great detail and a great use of color. The environments in Summit Strike are also improved from the previous game as well.
Excerpt: Technically, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 Summit Strike is a stand-alone expansion pack to the original Ghost Recon 2, which was released on the Xbox less than a year ago. But don't let that distinction and the marked-down price tag fool you. Summit Strike has the same level of quality as any full-priced third-person shooter and is every bit as enjoyable as its predecessor, with a varied campaign, wide-open levels, and a wealth of multiplayer options and modes.
Pros: Varied and interesting campaign, Huge levels, Tons of multiplayer modes, including co-op, Solid presentation
Cons: Sometimes fighting four on 100 feels contrived, Ability to save anywhere can give missions a trial-and-error feel
Summary: "If you are used to FPS games like Halo, where you can “run-n-gun,” and shooting with accuracy while constantly being on the move is the key to success, it may take a bit to get used to this game. " "On most of the maps, as you move ahead, you will see the scenery “come to life” before you a few hundred yards out.
Pros: Excellent graphics, Good Missions, Fun Online Play
Cons: Inconsistent AI, Poor Draw Distances, Menus Could Be Improved
Excerpt: Distribuer un stand alone Ghost Recon 2, en voilà une idée qu'elle est bonne, surtout si c'est pour gratifier les joueurs d'un pack de missions travaillées et qui autorisent ce stand alone à se targuer d'avoir tout d'un grand, en solo comme en multi.