Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (PC)
Manufacturer: Ubisoft Entertainment Part number: 68280
- Combining the advantages of next-generation console technology with future military technologies, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter includes many groundbreaking features, including the Cross-Com, a communication device powered by satellite technology, which will deliver complete battlefield awareness in the chaos of urban warfare.
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Incredibly difficult, but beautifully designed
by mcroe93 on April 12, 2010
Pros: Great graphics, especially in 2006, destructable environments, clever team mates, clever enemies, varied mission objectives
Cons: Incredibly frustrating, even though they have made Cpt Mitchell more resistant to bullets, enemy tanks are truly deadly at exactly the wrong time
Summary: This, back in 2006 was one of the most beautiful titles ever released on a PC. The gameplay was also incredibly rewarding, especially using the incredibly powerful sniper rifle (that ...
Summary: This, back in 2006 was one of the most beautiful titles ever released on a PC. The gameplay was also incredibly rewarding, especially using the incredibly powerful sniper rifle (that could blast through 3 metres of concrete) and thankfully, despite the game being incredibly difficult, most of the time team mates were intelligent, ran for cover, had accurate shots and could also give you an alternative view of the battlefield. The problem was that the controls weren't great (pressing down on the mouse wheel to call in an apache?) and unless you have hawkeye vision, the start of mission 3 is nigh on impossible. Enemies helpfully dissappeared and then, after seemingly dissappearing for 3 minutes miracculously appeared again. Using the zeus rocket launcher was hard, and it was incredibly picky as to where you could fire it, Thankfully, the pros jst about outweighed the cons and I had fun with it, although constantly swearing at it as well. Not superb, but certainly far from bad.
STINKS AS A RPG
by duddly on April 20, 2008
Pros: graphics are great
Cons: no 1st aid kits
Summary: As rpg, this graphics are great, but there are no first aid kits to help heal you, and changing weapons reaks. You can't resupply your self so if your ...
Summary: As rpg, this graphics are great, but there are no first aid kits to help heal you, and changing weapons reaks. You can't resupply your self so if your out of stuff; Your out. The worst is the no aid. If your right at the end of a point and die. You start all over again. This also get to the fact there are no abilities to save as you go. It only saves at certian points. Nice as a freebe, but not worth buying.
great game but difficult game play
by najsnarf on January 4, 2007
Pros: graphics blow you away
Cons: AI is not really accurate at times
Summary: I have had the game now for 2 weeks and played for some 10-15hours in total.. I am still in mission 2 only...! This is a challenging game to play ...
Summary: I have had the game now for 2 weeks and played for some 10-15hours in total.. I am still in mission 2 only...! This is a challenging game to play and requires a lot more than just re-loading and firing weapons.
I think that is what I actually liked about it.. a shooter that requires tact and patience to get to results. Quite a change from my recent BF2142 experience with it continous respawn and brainless action.
The missing quick save is a pain but it forces you to consider your actions ahead of time and move really slowly.( tactical )
Reaching check points creates more cheers though as a result
The demand on your PC are big but with my mid end SLI set up I am not in trouble and frames rates are "o.k." but not spectacular. Graphics ( detailed ) are beyond anything I have seen till now and audio ( voices ) really add 'emotion' to the game. ( alike COD games in some ways )
Multiplayer has not worked till now.. that's a bummer but one would expect that to be resolved shortly through patches.
For 19.99 at Compusa this was a great buy, a great shooter and will keep me occupied for many more hours of great game play.
Great Game...Why make it so hard
by flamberge on December 8, 2006
Pros: Realistic, Good Graphics,
Cons: Crosscom distracts and gets you killed, Overwhelming Graphic Requirements
Summary: Ok pretty much I had this game for a week before I figured out what in the world was wrong with it. I had never, and i mean never had ...
Summary: Ok pretty much I had this game for a week before I figured out what in the world was wrong with it. I had never, and i mean never had problems with my ATI9600Pro, and so I had to wait until I could sit down and fiddle. I eventually got the game to run smoothly (no small feat), and started in and as soon as I started getting shot at the bloody crosscom pops up and I get blown away...anywho...The game is very realistic, but sometimes I just wish you had more control of teh environment, and that the game would just let you play naturally and be the aggressor instead of having the AI ambush you almost constantly. You can't go around the corner, look up over a wall, walk down the street, without some punk with an AK-47 blow your brains out. With some patience however I eventually got proficient but more or less this game is inherently infuriating. I love it its fun and challenging, but the fact that it took me about ehhh 8 hrs with the game to optimize my settings and learn how not to get killed was a little annoying
High Hopes, Huge Requirements, Dumb AI!
by glezzery on May 13, 2006
Pros: Advanced Warfighting Tech, Could look great.
Cons: If you don't have a new 500 dollar card, forget it!
Summary: This is my second foray into Tactical shooters. The first, Swat 4, despite some glitches, is wildly fun and exciting. Swat 4 looks great and the control system, level design, ...
Summary: This is my second foray into Tactical shooters. The first, Swat 4, despite some glitches, is wildly fun and exciting. Swat 4 looks great and the control system, level design, open maps, and gunplay are excellent, so it is my benchmark for the new Ghost Recon.
The first problem is big. It is so graphically advanced, if one doesn't have an SLI config or at least the newest top of the line card, this game will kill your PC. If you do not have a 512 mbyte gpu memory, a high graphical setting is not even available.
This game seems to be designed for HDR and supersampling. The problem i ran into is that with my ATI X800XL can NOT perform Anti-Aliasing on this game, AT ALL! None. This is a BIG problem as it is the most jaggie and shimmering game i have ever seen.
Higher resolutions really help this, but unless your GPU is a monster, you will not get smooth gameplay. Since this game takes place entirely in Mexico City, there are jagged lines and glimmer on everything.
If i had a better card, i admit it would look beautiful, but i have just played Sin Episodes through on the highest settings at 12 X 10, and it played smoothly and is THE BEST LOOKING GAME I HAVE EVER SEEN. Even better than HL-2. Being that Mexico City is a very monochromatic (TAN) place and there is alot of jaggedness, Seeing the enemy can be tough. The display helps, but your teamates often don't. This leads to my second big problem. One can use the overhead display to micromanage, which can be a pain. Or, one can point the team into areas. Sometimes they will wander further than you command and get killed. Ir you have them follow, they will keep a reasonable spread and overwatch, but not even get into the fight. In Swat 4, you divide into two teams and click scroll command. In Advanced fighter, the maps are huge and the enemy could be off at any angle and hiding. If you have the patience to polt your teams every individual move, this control system is fine. If you like your team to move and engage and NOT go to far and fight with you at point, the AI can be a problem. Why would a top Recon operator move out around a corner when you point just down an alley. So, you are either babysitting or you are on point and they my or may not respond. The enemy AI is generally good and they will get cover and manuever.
At some point during the game, one may get bored by the awesome but same surroundings.
The insertions and cuts are great. The crosscom and heads up display are very cool, but take some patience. There is NO jumping or climbing in this game, which i think is weird. Having to walk around everything is strange for special ops, who make their money climbing things and jumping to rooftops.
The weapons are very cool and you can outfit with silencers and sights. Sound is good and the effects are nice. You can see your body and slide or headfirst to the deck and it is cool when you see your mates do it.
I still would like to see more interaction with the environment. Geeting the game to play smoothly left me with less than great graphics, so this is the current graphics monster, making Doom 3 and FEAR seem easy on the PC! And they are not!
This is generally well done. Some will love it. If one loves micro-control, slow movement, the advanced display, and have two 7900 gtx's in SLI, this game will be worth
the purchase. I am a little disappointed, especially after the beautiful color, crisp 3D, smooth edges, and awesome gameplay of SIN Episodes. My card can play everything, including COD 2, smoothly i have thrown at it, TILL NOW!Updated
Let me add that with more play and time, and my near future new card, my rating could go up to 8.5 from 6. This game does have a scope and drama that could become addictive. I am not there yet.
Real & scary feel, quite tough, fun, demanding on hardware.
by UKBananas on May 12, 2006
Pros: Real sense of being there and being scared when the bullets fly
Cons: Very demanding on system resources
Summary: I'm playing on a Dell XPS2 laptop, with 2GB RAM, a 6800go Ultra and a 2.13MHz Pentium M, which is less than a year old and can play ...
Summary: I'm playing on a Dell XPS2 laptop, with 2GB RAM, a 6800go Ultra and a 2.13MHz Pentium M, which is less than a year old and can play most titles at high resolutions without issue. GRAW though is really hardware intensive, I have to run at low resolution which is not great, however due to the 'realism' of the game - it's still very enjoyable. I like the fact there is a steep learning curve, it takes a while to get good, and there are plenty of scary moments.
I recommend this game to anyone like me who likes fairly realistic military games. I haven't tried the multiplayer yet as I've heard of the horror stories there, but I'm sure they will patch that. The single player capaigns are fun. Lot of lovely 'kit' to play with, kid in a candy store?
I plan to upgrade my laptop some time this year, probably to an M1710 or something similar, then hopefully I can run this game in the way it was intended
- Manufacturer: Ubisoft Entertainment
- Part number: 68280
- Description: Combining the advantages of next-generation console technology with future military technologies, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter includes many groundbreaking features, including the Cross-Com, a communication device powered by satellite technology, which will deliver complete battlefield awareness in the chaos of urban warfare.
Product Basic Spec
- Platform PC
- ESRB rating Teen - Blood,Violence,Language
- Genre Action
- Elements Action - first person tactical shooter ,
Action - third person tactical shooter
- Context Realistic
- Number of players 1-32 Players
- Connectivity Online
- Difficulty Hard
- Learning curve About a half hour
- DirectX version v9.0c
- Operating system Windows 2000/XP
- Offline modes Cooperative,Team Oriented
- Online modes Cooperative,Team Oriented
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