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Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Oct 09, 2019. 23 comments

Ghost Recon Breakpoint Is An Infuriating Mess

Ghost Recon Breakpoint Is An Infuriating Mess

I have never played a game as inconsistent as Ghost Recon Breakpoint. In its finest moments, when the stars align, it delivers stealth action on par with the best in the genre. When it falls apart, as it usually does, a tangled weave of glitches and half-baked systems reveal a game compromised by bland AAA design sensibilities and a ceaseless desire to churn out content at a breakneck...

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Stephen Totilo Stephen Totilo Aug 15, 2019. 21 comments

'We Know We’re Not Taking It Far Enough': A Ubisoft VP Wrestles With Politics In Games

'We Know We’re Not Taking It Far Enough': A Ubisoft VP Wrestles With Politics In Games

A couple of months ago, in a meeting room on the outskirts of the Los Angeles Convention Center during the E3 gaming show, Ubisoft’s Tommy Francois described what he thought would be the ultimate video game.

It would be “a matrix where you get one thousand lives, where you get one thousand mistakes and within these thousand mistakes you get all these different points of view and you get...

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Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen Jul 22, 2019.

The New Mode In Ghost Recon Wildlands Is A Small-Scale Spin On The Battle Royale Formula

The New Mode In Ghost Recon Wildlands Is A Small-Scale Spin On The Battle Royale Formula

Ghost Recon Wildlands is getting a sequel later this year, so most fans and Ubisoft will move on to that next game. But before that happens, Ubisoft has released one last major update for the game which added a brand new competitive mode called Mercenaries. It blends different elements of Wildlands into a small, focused battle royale-like mode that mostly works.

I haven’t played Wildlands in...

Joshua Rivera Joshua Rivera May 10, 2019. 19 comments

Ghost Recon Bungled Bolivia, So At Least They're Going Somewhere Fictional This Time

Ghost Recon Bungled Bolivia, So At Least They're Going Somewhere Fictional This Time

The first thing you might notice about Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, the newly-announced follow-up to 2017’s co-op special ops shooter Ghost Recon: Wildlands, is its setting. The fictional Auroa islands are a marked shift from the previous game’s take on the real-world South American nation of Bolivia. Dig a little deeper, and you’ll find more change: Instead of a cartel fronted by a charismatic...

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Stephen Totilo Stephen Totilo May 01, 2019. 16 comments

Ghost Recon Wildlands Is Getting Even More DLC And A Free Weekend

Ghost Recon Wildlands Is Getting Even More DLC And A Free Weekend

Ubisoft’s love for microtransactions and map defogging missions may be tiresome, but the company’s propensity to support its games for a long time continues to impress. The mega-publisher just announced that Ghost Recon Wildlands, fresh off two years of post-release content additions (and two years of season passes, naturally), is now getting more free missions in year three.

Ubisoft announced...

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Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen Mar 04, 2019. 23 comments

More Games Should Let You Destroy Empires

More Games Should Let You Destroy Empires

I recently finished Crackdown 3. While it wasn’t the best game ever made, I had a great time jumping around and blowing stuff up. But it also let me take down an evil corporate empire. I love taking down empires. More games need to let me topple regimes.

In Crackdown 3 players are tasked with taking down Terra Nova, a large corporation that controls a dystopian hell of a city. To do this, your...

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Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton Apr 19, 2018. 12 comments

My Journey To Find Sam Fisher In Ghost Recon: Wildlands

My Journey To Find Sam Fisher In <i>Ghost Recon: Wildlands</i>

You know which game has a huge map? Ghost Recon: Wildlands.

Last week my boss Stephen says to me, he says, “Hey, Kirk, did you see that they’re adding a Splinter Cell crossover mission to Ghost Recon: Wildlands?” And I’m like, yes Stephen, I saw that. So then we talked for a little bit about whether or not that was actually Michael Ironside playing famed Splinter Cell protagonist Sam Fisher in...

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Kirk Hamilton Kirk Hamilton Apr 19, 2018. 6 comments

It Took A Year, But Ghost Recon: Wildlands Finally Got Splinter Cell’s Goggles Right

It Took A Year, But <i>Ghost Recon: Wildlands</i> Finally Got <i>Splinter Cell</i>’s Goggles Right

Ghost Recon: Wildlands is a massive game, filled to the brim with high-tech military weapons and gadgetry. One thing the game did not have, however, was a set of properly functioning night-vision goggles. Until now.

Last May, I publishedan extremely important and not at all silly post in which I pointed out that if you equipped Wildlands’ special Splinter Cell-themed bonus outfit—complete...

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Stephen Totilo Stephen Totilo Apr 08, 2018. 14 comments

Okay, This Time It Really Is Michael Ironside Returning As Sam Fisher

Okay, This Time It Really Is Michael Ironside Returning As Sam Fisher

About a week ago, I was sure I heard Michael Ironside, iconic voice actor of Splinter Cell super-spy Sam Fisher, cheekily reprising the role as a retired fisherman or something in Far Cry 5. I was wrong. He is coming back as Fisher for something in Ghost Recon Wildlands.

Fisher will be part of the game’s next “special operation,” which is part of Wildlands’ second year of DLC....

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S.E. Doster S.E. Doster Jan 29, 2018. 20 comments

Ghost Recon: Wildlands Loot Crates Aren't Worth The Money

<i>Ghost Recon: Wildlands</i> Loot Crates Aren't Worth The Money

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: The addition of loot boxes to Ghost Recon: Wildlands has been met with a wave of criticism from fans.

Ubisoft introduced Battle Crates into Wildlands with the arrival of the latest post-launch content update, titled Extended Ops, on January 25. These crates offer cosmetic-only items of various rarities such as gun camos, wearables, or character skins from...

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Heather Alexandra Heather Alexandra Dec 19, 2017. 15 comments

Adding Predator To Ghost Recon Is A Cool Idea That Doesn't Work

Adding Predator To <i>Ghost Recon</i> Is A Cool Idea That Doesn't Work

Ghost Recon Wildlands, a game about mindlessly blowing stuff up because some CIA bigwig said so, added the alien hunter from Predator in an update today . What’s it like to face off against such a deadly creature? A bit like high tech whack-a-mole.

A small update to Ghost Recon Wildlands adds the Predator from today until early January, throwing the dangerous, skin-flaying creature into the...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Dec 15, 2017. 13 comments

Ghost Recon Wildlands Is Getting The Predator For A Few Weeks

<i>Ghost Recon Wildlands</i> Is Getting The Predator For A Few Weeks

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is getting invaded by Hollywood’s decades-old slayer of Aliens, Predator, starting tomorrow, December 14, and running through the beginning of January. And you thought the politics of the game were complicated already.

The alien hunter will be part of a special challenge where players, either alone or as groups of up to four, will have to survive the...

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Dec 05, 2017. 4 comments

It's Wild Out There

It's Wild Out There
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Geoffrey Bire is an artist at Ubisoft, where he’s worked on games like Ghost Recon: Wildlands and The...

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S.E. Doster S.E. Doster Nov 25, 2017. 8 comments

Wildlands PvP Patch Fixes Overpowered Thermal Tactics, Other Issues Remain

<i>Wildlands</i> PvP Patch Fixes Overpowered Thermal Tactics, Other Issues Remain

Since launch on October 10, players of Ghost Recon: Wildlands’ free PvP mode, Ghost War, have been struggling with issues of invisibility and over-powered thermal vision. Ubisoft addressed some of these complaints in a recent patch, but some frustrating issues remain.

Thermal camping in a bush is now a thing of the past, thankfully. The October 23 update for Ghost: Recon Wildlands reduced the...

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S.E. Doster S.E. Doster Nov 23, 2017. 6 comments

Ghost Recon PvP Gets The Update It Sorely Needed

<i>Ghost Recon</i> PvP Gets The Update It Sorely Needed

This week, Ubisoft gave Wildlands’ Ghost War mode a much-needed update, detailed the future of PvP, and doled out a harsh penalty for quitters.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands’ free Ghost War PvP mode arrived in October as a promising tactical multiplayer experience hindered by long load times, ridiculous glitches, and lack of hype. The November 15 update adds lots of content and balance. In testing...

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S.E. Doster S.E. Doster Oct 23, 2017. 6 comments

Wildlands' Creepy Devil Statues Come From Real Bolivian Silver Mines

<i>Wildlands</i>' Creepy Devil Statues Come From Real Bolivian Silver Mines

Like a lot of the Easter eggs in Ghost Recon: Wildlands, the latest—about devil statues set deep into silver mines—comes from real life.

Wildlands is a tactical, third-person shooter that sends you deep into the Bolivian jungle to dismantle a powerful drug cartel. And at launch, I wrongly assumed Wildlands was just a collection of biomes and random buildings made to fake a Bolivian setting. I...

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S.E. Doster S.E. Doster Oct 15, 2017. 8 comments

Ghost War PvP Mode Is A Great Reason To Go Back To Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Ghost War PvP Mode Is A Great Reason To Go Back To <i>Ghost Recon: Wildlands</i>

It’s taken Ubisoft seven months to add PvP to Ghost Recon: Wildlands. The new mode officially went live on Tuesday. It provides a great tactical experience, though it could use some fine-tuning..

The new PvP mode is called Ghost War and is a free update for anyone who owns the game. It plays out as a third-person, 4v4 tactical team deathmatch, where you only get one life per match (unless a...

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S.E. Doster S.E. Doster Sep 26, 2017. 14 comments

Ghost Recon Wildlands’ PvP Beta Is Tactically Interesting, And You Don’t Even Need The Game

<i>Ghost Recon Wildlands</i>’ PvP Beta Is Tactically Interesting, And You Don’t Even Need The Game

The new PvP mode for Ghost Recon Wildlands’ feels well balanced and has the promise of being a tactical shooter worthy of the Tom Clancy branding. That’s my initial take, having sampled the new beta that everyone can play this weekend, even if they don’t own Wildlands.

The 4v4 tactical team deathmatch is available to play until September 25. The standalone download is available to try on PS4,...

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S.E. Doster S.E. Doster Sep 14, 2017. 6 comments

Ghost Recon: Wildlands PvP Mode Finally Gets Open Beta Next Week

<i>Ghost Recon: Wildlands </i>PvP Mode Finally Gets Open Beta Next Week

Ghost Recon: Wildlands’ PVP mode is called “Ghost War,” and will enter into an open beta that anyone can play, even if they don’t own the game, starting on September 21, Ubisoft said today.

Ghost War will allow players will choose from a list of classes designed for one of three specific categories—Assault, Marksman, or Support. The 4v4 team deathmatch mode will take place on large-scale maps...

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Chris Person Chris Person Sep 13, 2017. 10 comments

Ghost Recon Player's Ride Is Here

<i>Ghost Recon</i> Player's Ride Is Here

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