Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter Reader Review
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter or G.R.A.W for short was released on the Xbox 360 earlier this year and is reagrded by some to be the definitive Xbox 360 title. You are Scott Mitchell who is working with the Ghosts. A treaty has been signed between the U.S.A, Mexico and Canada and because of this Mexican guerillas retaliate killing the Canadian Prime Minister in the process. It's your job as Ghost Leader to make sure that the same dosen't happen to the Mexican or American president. As you've probably figured the game is set in Mexico City which looks great from roads to chips in walls where bullets have been fired this is argubly the best looking game on the 360.
Anyway you don't go at it alone the majority of the time. At your disposal you'll have three teamates who you can order about. These range from your standard rifleman to grenaider. To be honest the commands you can give are limited though and it dosen't help that the NPC's aren't too smart either. You will get to use better weapons and teamates as you progress so at the start of the game you won't have the guy that fires rockets and makes your life easy. The weapons are all said to be authenticated and they do look pretty realistic along with the game itself. If you get shot just once you can die which can be very frustrating. The game does have something about it that makes you want to finsh it even if when you eventually do you'll have a puzzled expression on your face thinking "was that it"?
As for the online mode this is what I found most dissapointing. The mode isn't very user friendly with you not knowing if a match is in progress and having to wait until it ends is very tedious. As for the options a good selection of map types and games but the maps are so vast that you can get lost in them and actually be just running around without getting to shoot anyone so the whole thing seems pointless.
G.R.A.W is a letdown. The single-player game is good with the story and voice acting etc all being superb. However it's too short. The online mode is below par aswell so in conclusion you have a package here that is split. A good single player mode albiet short and a pathetic online mode. When you're paying £40 for a game you expect it to be up to scratch unfotunately this isn't. I went in with high expectations after the good reviews it had recieved. It turns out this is a game that shows flashes of brilliance but it's all too shortlived to be worth your money.
6 / 10