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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon
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Genre(s) Tactical shooter
Developer(s) Red Storm Entertainment
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
First release Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon
November 2001
Latest release Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
March 2007
Official website ghostrecon.ubi.com

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon is a series of military tactical shooter video games created by Red Storm Entertainment, the game development studio founded in part by American author Tom Clancy.

Ghost Recon has also been novelized by Grant Blackwood under the pseudonym David Michaels.[1]

In the series, the player is in charge of a fictional, newly-conceived squad of United States Army Special Forces operators from Company D, 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (5th SFG) stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Except for the "5th SFG" designation, this unit is entirely fictional. They are sometimes referred to as "the Ghosts". Their role is not unlike other real world special operations forces, in that their operations are kept highly classified.

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Games in the series

Title Year Year takes Place Released for
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2001 2008 PC, Mac, Xbox, PS2, GameCube, N-Gage
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Desert Siege 2002 2009 PC, Mac expansion pack, Xbox
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder 2003 2010 PC, Mac expansion pack, Xbox
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm 2004 PS2, N-Gage, Mobile
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 2007+2011 Xbox, PS2, GameCube
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2: Summit Strike 2005 2012 Xbox
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2006 2013 Xbox 360, Xbox, PS2, PC
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 2007 2014 Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, PC, Mobile
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier 2010 TBA Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS, PC

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Ghost Recon

Ghost Recon begins in April 2008, with civil unrest in Russia. Ultra-nationalists have seized power in Russia, with plans to rebuild the Soviet Union. Their first step is clandestine support of rebel factions in Georgia and the Baltic States. This is where the Ghosts come in - to silence the invasion. Armed with some of the most advanced weaponry in the world, the soldiers of the Ghost Recon force are covertly inserted into the area of operations and given specific missions to curtail the rebel actions and overthrow their benefactors.

Ghost Recon: Desert Siege

Set several months after the first game, Desert Siege features a new campaign in East Africa, where the Ghosts have been deployed to stop Ethiopian Army Colonel Tesfaye Wolde's plans to invade Eritrea. He executes his plan through arms sales with the same Russian ultra-nationalists who launched the coup the previous year.

Ghost Recon: Island Thunder

In 2010, Cuba is free, or at least it is supposed to be. Since Fidel Castro's death in 2006, the island of Cuba is wary of the communist rule it had been under for nearly 50 years. It is time for the first free and open elections since Carlos Prio Socarras, who was overthrown by Fulgencio Batista in the early 1950s. The FDP (El Frente Democratico del Pueblo or People's Democratic Front) has fronted a man named Priego as their candidate. The FDP are an outspoken anti-American political faction that wishes to return the Cuban working class to power and end capitalist inequalities, or so they claim. Although the FDP publicly denies utilizing violence as a means of coercion, the reality is quite the contrary, as the Ghosts quickly discover the FDP violently attacking election stations. In reality the FDP are a puppet organization run by Colombian drug cartels who wish to take over Cuba to use as a vast drug depot. Its up to the Ghosts to make sure the elections occur and protect the Cuban civilians from the cartel's puppets.

Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm

Taking place just after Island Thunder in Bogotá, Colombia, the drug cartel that had aided and financed the FDP in their efforts in Cuba has initiated a number of terrorist attacks against the Colombian government who have allied themselves with the U.S.A. After Colombia's call for help following an attack on a U.S. Embassy, America responds by deploying the Ghosts to restore order and put the cartel out of business.

Ghost Recon 2

Ghost Recon 2 is set in the Korean Peninsula in the year 2007. The settings of the PS2 and GameCube versions (both of which are labeled 2007: First Contact) are linked with Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, particularly the sinking of the fictional intelligence-gathering vessel Clarence E. Walsh. They depict a new Korean War brought about by a renegade Korean People's Army general, Jung Chong-sun, who launches a coup against the North Korean government. The Xbox version is the direct sequel of the two games, in which Jung plots revenge against NATO and South Korea. Ghost Recon 2 also marks the debut of the series' main character, Capt. Scott Mitchell.

Ghost Recon 2: Summit Strike

Kazakhstan has fallen into chaos. The Kazakh president and Security Council were assassinated in an explosion set by notorious Pakistani warlord and arms dealer Asad Rahil. With the President dead, the Kazakh military fractured into factions vying for political control of the country. Rahil quickly moved in and consolidated power using his corrupt contacts in the Kazakh military. A large group of soldiers loyal to the government has been working closely with U.N. ground forces to stabilize the region. The Ghosts have been sent in to capture Rahil and neutralize his military presence. They are working closely with a contact in the Kazakh military named Grigoriy Koslov. Together, the Ghosts and Koslov shadow the U.N. forces' assaults against Rahil’s troops and track him from the southern mountain ranges to the wastes of the arid badlands.

Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter

Often identified by the acronym GRAW, the game takes place over the course of 72 hours in 2013, beginning in Mexico City. The plot revolves around Mitchell's efforts to rescue US President Ballantine from Mexican rebels, destroy a secret communications device that they captured, and prevent a launch of the United States' nuclear arsenal. The game is mostly known for its new combat mechanics, new weapons, and next-generation graphics.

Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2

The game is again, set south of the United States border in 2014, a year after the events of Advanced Warfighter and again deals with the conflict between a Mexican rebel group, Mexican loyalists, and the U.S. Army for a time span of 72 hours. A wide array of location types are included, featuring mountains, small towns, urban environments, and a large hydro-electric dam just north of the U.S.-Mexico border. This game, as well as Rainbow Six: Vegas, has been noted for rectifying squad artificial intelligence problems that the series has been afflicted with.

Ghost Recon Future Soldier

Ubisoft announced on January 22, 2009 that it is currently working on a new installment in the Ghost Recon series. It was originally scheduled to be released in early 2010, but the release date was subsequently pushed back into Ubisoft's 2010–2011 fiscal year (April 2010-March 2011).[2][3][4] The Australian Ratings Board revealed that Ubisoft had registered the name Ghost Recon: 'Predator', leading to speculation that this is to be the name of the next release in the series. In December 2009 the name Ghost Recon: Future Soldier was also registered, leaving the title up in the air until Ubisoft announces officially what the title will be.[5] In January 2010, Ubisoft confirmed that that the game would have the Future Soldier title, and that multiplayer beta would be available to owners of Splinter Cell: Conviction.

Ghost Recon Novel

The novel by David Michaels follows Captain Scott Mitchell and Ghost team on a mission in China. Their task is to search for the Spring Tiger Group - a band of rogue Chinese military officers - and put an end to its attempt at seizing control of Taiwan and sparking a massive armed conflict in the Pacific Ocean.

Reception

Though well-received by game reviewers, the first Ghost Recon games are criticized for poor squad Artificial Intelligence [6].

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon
Box artwork for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon.
Developer(s) Brian Upton
Publisher(s) Ubisoft Entertainment
Latest version 1.4
Release date(s)
Windows
Mac OS
Xbox, PlayStation 2
Nintendo GameCube
Genre(s) Tactical Shooter
System(s) Windows, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Mac OS
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Rating(s)
ESRB: Mature
ELSPA: Ages 15+
OFLC: Mature Accompanied & Restricted
PEGI: Ages 16+
System requirements (help)
Windows
CPU clock speed

450MHz

System RAM

128MiB

Disk space

1GiB

Video RAM

16MiB

Network connection speed

28.8Kibps

Optical drive speed

4x

DirectX version
Version 8.0
Mac OS
CPU clock speed

1GHz

System RAM

256MiB

Disk space

1GiB

Video RAM

16MiB

Expansion pack(s) Desert Siege
Island Thunder
Series Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon
This is the first game in the Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon series. For other games in the series see the Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon category.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon (also known as simply Ghost Recon) is a tactical shooter video game created by Tom Clancy. The game was developed by Red Storm Entertainment, a Ubisoft subsidiary, and published by Ubisoft in 2001 for the PC; it was later ported to the Mac, PlayStation 2 and Xbox in 2002 and to the GameCube in 2003. A port for N-Gage and Game Boy Advance was planned, but was canceled. Unlike Clancy's other tactical shooter series, Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon is not based on any of his books. In a 2006 interview with the New York Times, Clancy suggested that the plot for the original Ghost Recon was inspired by a "letter" he had received from a CIA "official." When asked to provide more detail about the "letter," Clancy refused to comment further. Being released in 2001, the game gained notoriety when it predicted many of the events of the 2008 South Ossetian War, between Russia and Georgia.

Ghost Recon's success has spawned two expansion packs, Desert Siege and Island Thunder, as well as numerous sequels for video game consoles and the PC. Ghost Recon's soundtrack is composed by Bill Brown.

Ghost Recon puts the player in charge of a fictional squad of U.S. Special Forces operators from Company D, 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (5th SFG) stationed at Fort Bragg, NC. Except for the "1st Battalion, 5th SFG" designation, this unit is entirely fictional. They are sometimes referred to as "The Ghosts". Their role is not unlike other real world Special Operations Forces, in that their operations are kept highly classified.

The Ghosts are organized into three fireteams named using the NATO phonetic alphabet: Alpha, Bravo, and Charlie allowing for a distribution of three soldiers per team (the Xbox and Playstation 2 versions do not have a Charlie team available). However, since the player can only assign a total of six men in a single player mission, it is not uncommon for one of the fireteams to be disregarded, depending on the preference of the player. The player enjoys limited tactical control on the battlefield environment, and can issue maneuver commands as well as rules of engagement for each of the fireteams through a command map.

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editTom Clancy series

Rainbow Six: Rainbow Six · Rogue Spear · Take-Down · Raven Shield · Black Arrow · Lockdown · Critical Hour · Vegas · Vegas 2

Ghost Recon: Ghost Recon · Island Thunder · Jungle Storm · Ghost Recon 2 · Summit Strike · Advanced Warfighter · Advanced Warfighter 2

Splinter Cell: Splinter Cell · Pandora Tomorrow · Chaos Theory · Essentials · Double Agent · Conviction

Other: The Hunt for Red October · Red Storm Rising · SSN · Politika · ruthless.com · Shadow Watch · The Sum of All Fears · EndWar · H.A.W.X.


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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon

Developer(s) Red Storm Entertainment
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Status Released

Sony Greatest Hit

Release date November 11, 2002
Genre First-person shooter
Mode(s) Single player/Multiplayer
Age rating(s) ESRB: M

ELSPA: 15+ OFLC: MA15+ PEGI: 16+

Platform(s) Xbox Playstation 2 Gamecube PC
Media PC CD
Input Controller Keyboard,Mouse
System requirements Windows 2000 or better

Pentenium II 450 MHz Processor 182 MB of RAM DirectX 8.0 or higher 16MB of VRAM 3d graphics card compatible with DirectX 8.0 1GB of hard drive space 4x CD ROM Internet Network with TCP/IP connection at 28.8 kbit/s

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon is a tactical first-person shooter released in 2002.

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The Tom Clancy games
Rainbow Six series
Rainbow Six | Eagle Watch
Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear | Urban Operations | Black Thorn | Covert Operation Essentials | Takedown
Rainbow Six 3 | Raven Shield | Athena Sword | Iron Wrath | Black Arrow
Lone Wolf | Urban Crisis | Lockdown | Critical Hour | Vegas | Vegas 2
Misc: Characters
Ghost Recon series
Ghost Recon | Desert Siege | Island Thunder | Jungle Thunder
Ghost Recon 2 | Summit Strike
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter | Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
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Splinter Cell | Pandora Tomorrow | Chaos Theory | Essentials | Double Agent | Conviction
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