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Ghost Recon Wildlands Review (PC)

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon has been a staple of the squad-based tactical shooter genre going back to 2001 with the original game in the series. While Ghost Recon has been known for offering players a lot of freedom in exercising various tactics to accomplish their objectives, the series’ latest offering, Ghost Recon Wildlands, has promised a more open-world, choose your own adventure style of play. Thankfully, Wildlands delivers on this promise and a lot more, making it a worth while addition to your games library. Ghost Recon Wildlands begins with a Ghost Recon team of soldiers deployed to Bolivia to takedown a drug cartel. Backed by CIA liaisons who dole out background narrative and story missions, the squad must systematically dismantle the criminal enterprise.

If you have played games like Just Cause and Grand Theft Auto, you will be familiar with the basic layout of how the game works its open-world system. You start out with a small area visible on your TacMap and slowly start increasing this to larger swaths of land as your explore and fight. You can choose to take on side missions which can gain valuable supplies for the rebels as well as their support with things like mortar strikes, vehicle drops, and more. You can look for intelligence which lets you see additional locations containing new weapons, components, and a lot more.

Customizing your weapons and Ghost is an absolute treat. Not only does Ghost Recon Wildlands feature a wide array of real world equipment, but Ubisoft has teamed up with 5.11 Tactical to feature their gear in the game as well! Running our sites, airsoft sports column, I own a lot of that stuff for gameplay and it was great to see it available for my in-game character. I basically made a digital version of my airsofting-self. Very meta.

Still, my encounters with Ghost Recon Wildlands have not been without a little pain and suffering. The game still suffers from a number of annoying bugs, such as strangely long terrain loading times that freeze the game for 5 to 10 seconds at a time and this loading issue also seems to affect being able to see weapons and other items important to completing side missions and other objectives. Thankfully, this does not happen all the time – otherwise it would be absolutely game-breaking as it rips the player out of the experience immediately. Hopefully, this issue can be patched with extreme prejudice, but I digress.

If playing Ghost Recon Wildlands solo, you will want to take extra care with ordering your squad mates around. The AI is a bit clunky at times and they end up in some places that don’t make a lot of sense. Not that single player isn’t a fun experience, it is. But, co-op play is where Wildlands shines like the war-torn third-world nation it sets out to showcase. You and your squadmates, planning out your own ops on the TacMap and then deploying as you see fit. It is truly an amazingly-fun experience that I highly recommend. Additionally, sniper rifles currently seem to shoot more like broken paintball guns than actual high powered rifles. No matter what one you fire, the bullet drop is pretty massive, even at short ranges. I am hoping that Ubisoft can patch out some of these issues before the game gets too old in the tooth.

When you fire up the game in co-operative mode, however, it adds a whole new level of fun to the overall experience. Just be sure to round out your 4-person squad with real people as the minute you put another person in the mix, the other AI squad mates from the single player mode are gone. Playing in co-op mode, you guys have to carefully plan your next target and mission – how will you get there, what tactics will you employ once you do, etc. There is a nice level of tactical analysis that needs to be done. Of course, you could just all “zerg” in and see what happens – that can be a lot of fun too. The choice is really yours!

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is an open-world sandbox tactical shooter game which, when employing co-operative play, can be out of this world fun – despite its many bugs. In single player mode, you will still have a good time with the game, but that experience could be made a lot better with some game patches. Ghost Recon Wildlands is available now for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC platforms.


Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands Review Score

(4 out of 5 stars)


 

5.11 Tactical Teams with Ghost Recon Wildlands for Video Series

IRVINE, Calif.—(March 7, 2017)—5.11®, the world’s leading innovator of purpose-built gear for tactical professionals and consumers, is launching an exclusive four-part live-action video series for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon®Wildlands as the next step in its global partnership with Ubisoft®.

The 5.11 Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Tactics video series features elite operators utilizing 5.11 gear and the real-world tactics that the Wildlands’ Ghosts use in-game to battle the Santa Blanca Cartel. The videos will be launched across 5.11’s and Ubisoft’s social media channels on March 6, 2017, in advance of the game’s debut on March 7.

“Elite tactical teams around the world rely on 5.11’s purpose-built gear to complete their most demanding missions,” said Willem Driessen, 5.11’s vice president, global marketing. “In our video series, players will see how the best gear and the right tactics prepare real-world operators for successful missions. They can then apply what they learn to defeat the Santa Blanca Cartel in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands.”

Set a few years in the future, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands allows players to lead a team of Ghosts, a four-player U.S. Elite Special Operations unit, on a covert mission to eliminate the Santa Blanca drug cartel, an underworld power and growing global threat within Ubisoft’s imagining of an incredibly beautiful, yet dangerous Bolivia.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands takes place in the largest and most diverse action-adventure open world Ubisoft has created to date. With hundreds of villages and well-known landmarks, local legends and various factions and regions, players venture into a vast world with which to interact and explore.

The Ghosts’ upgradable skills, along with a vast arsenal of weapons, vehicles and drones at their disposal, help them take down the enemy. Players can outfit characters in their favorite 5.11 gear and apparel including the TacTec Plate Carrier, RUSH backpacks and Apex™ pants. Players also have a wide variety of vehicles and state-of-the-art weapons technology to select from, along with total freedom to choose how they accomplish their missions. They can then watch as the world reacts to their actions.

“5.11’s reputation for authenticity and innovation is lock-step with the pillars of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® franchise,” said Adam Novickas, Ubisoft’s vice president of marketing and brand management. “Incorporating 5.11 gear into Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands reinforced our ability to create a realistic open world military shooter experience for our fans.”

“Military and law enforcement operators are no longer the only users of tactical gear,” Driessen said. “Millions of people lead a tactical lifestyle on a daily basis, choosing to always be prepared for whatever comes their way. From our rugged backpacks to our performance, purpose-built pants, men and women of all backgrounds use 5.11 apparel and gear.”

5.11 will promote the video series, and the in-game product integration in their stores and online on 511tactical.com, and across its social media platforms.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands will be available on all major consoles and PC on March 7, 2017.

Ghost Recon Wildlands Launch Trailer

March 6, 2017 – In Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, players will discover a fictional Bolivia, a few years from now, in which players must take down the Santa Blanca drug cartel by any means necessary. Behind enemy lines, they will hunt down targets and discover intel, using any of the more than 60 vehicles available including cars, motorcycles and even helicopters that they can commandeer. To topple the cartel, players will have to fight their way to El Sueño, Santa Blanca’s ruthless leader, by breaking down the Santa Blanca Cartel’s operation piece by piece as they sever alliances between the drug lords and the corrupted government. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands will be available on current-gen consoles and PC on March 7.

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, please visit www.ghostrecon.com, follow us on www.twitter.com/ghostrecon or www.facebook.com/ghostrecon, and join the conversation by using #GhostRecon.

Ghost Recon Wildlands Nvidia PC Trailer

March 3, 2017 – Take a look at some of the PC features coming to Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands on March 7. All content in this trailer was captured by Geforce GTX from Nvidia.

Fans looking to get a closer look at Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands and the Santa Blanca Cartel can watch Ubisoft’s live-action promotional content, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands: War Within the Cartel, available now on demand via Amazon Prime Video. War Within the Cartel takes viewers inside the inner workings of the Santa Blanca drug cartel, controlled by the revered yet ruthless leader, El Sueño. In the aftermath of an attack on their compound, the organization’s senior leadership (Head of Security – El Muro, Head of Production – El Yayo, Head of Trafficking – Nidia Flores and Head of Influence – El Cardenal) seeks out a traitor within their midst to exact deadly retribution. The action-packed story culminates in the events leading up to the beginning of the game as an elite Special Forces unit, the Ghosts, is called in to dismantle the cartel.

Set in the largest action-adventure open world ever created by Ubisoft, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands takes place in Bolivia a few years from now, as the country has been turned by the vicious Santa Blanca drug cartel into a narco-state. Players are tasked with eliminating the cartel by any means necessary. The massive and responsive open world encourages a variety of playstyles, allowing players the freedom to choose how they execute any and all missions. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands will be available on March 7 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and PC.

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, please visit ghostrecon.com, follow us on twitter.com/ghostrecon and facebook.com/ghostrecon and join the conversation by using #GhostRecon.

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Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands Trailer: Open Beta Coming

February 16, 2017 – Squad up and don’t miss your chance to play for free during the Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta. The Open Beta is coming 02.23.17 – 02.27.17. More information about the open beta can be found at the UbiBlog: https://blog.ubi.com/?p=45908

To learn more about the Santa Blanca cartel, fans can watch the premiere of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands: War Within the Cartel, promotional live-action content debuting on the Ubisoft Twitch channel (www.twitch.tv/Ubisoft) at 2 p.m. PST. The content will be available on Amazon Prime Video following the premiere.

Set in the largest action-adventure open world ever created by Ubisoft, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands takes place in Bolivia a few years from now, as the country has been turned by the vicious Santa Blanca drug cartel into a narco-state. Players are tasked with eliminating the cartel by any means necessary. The massive and responsive open world encourages a variety of playstyles, allowing players the freedom to choose how they execute any and all missions. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands will be available on current-gen consoles and PC on March 7.

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, please visit www.ghostrecon.com, follow us on www.twitter.com/ghostrecon or www.facebook.com/ghostrecon, and join the conversation by using #GhostRecon.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands Live Action Trailer

February 7, 2016 – See how it all begins. Watch Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands: War Within the Cartel, the promotional live action prequel to Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands. War Within The Cartel will be streamed on Ubisoft’s Twitch channel (www.twitch.tv/Ubisoft) on February 16 and will be immediately available on demand via Amazon Prime Video following the premiere.

War Within the Cartel takes viewers inside the inner workings of the Santa Blanca drug cartel, controlled by the revered yet ruthless leader, El Sueño. In the aftermath of an attack on their compound, the organization’s senior leadership (Head of Security – El Muro, Head of Production – El Yayo, Head of Operations – Nidia Flores and Head of Influence – El Cardenal) seeks out a traitor within their midst to exact deadly retribution.  The action packed story culminates in the events leading up to the beginning of the game as an elite Special Forces unit, the Ghosts, is called in to dismantle the cartel.

Set in the largest action-adventure open world ever created by Ubisoft, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands takes place in Bolivia a few years from now, as the country has been turned by the vicious Santa Blanca drug cartel into a narco-state. Players are tasked with eliminating the cartel by any means necessary. The massive and responsive open world encourages a variety of playstyles, allowing players the freedom to choose how they execute any and all missions. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands will be available March 7, 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.

For the latest on Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands and all of Ubisoft’s games, please visit www.ubiblog.com.

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, please visit www.ghostrecon.com, follow us on www.twitter.com/ghostrecon or www.facebook.com/ghostrecon, and join the conversation by using #GhostRecon.

5.11 Tactical Sponsors CrossFit Games and Ghost Recon Wildlands

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 17, 2017 — SHOT SHOW® (Booth #13162) — 5.11 Tactical®, the global innovator in tactical apparel and gear, is releasing its newest purpose-built gear at SHOT Show 2017.

At SHOT Show, 5.11® is unveiling an expanded consumer line for both men and women and innovations for law enforcement, fire, EMS and military professionals. Whether for duty, concealed carry or everyday use, 5.11 will continue to ensure its consumers are prepared for whatever life throws at them.

Furthermore, 5.11 is excited to announce its continued partnership with CrossFit® and Ubisoft® throughout 2017.

CROSSFIT GAMES
5.11 is proud to be the official tactical gear sponsor of the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin. Throughout the games, 5.11 will be the official sponsor of the Law Enforcement, Military and Fire Leaderboard, as well as presenting sponsor of the #ServiceOpen.

5.11 and CrossFit share strong roots within the law enforcement, fire, EMS and military communities. 5.11 has served the tactical community for well over a decade with high-performance tactical gear. CrossFit’s ties to the first responder community date back to 1995 when Founder Greg Glassman moved to Santa Cruz, California to train law enforcement officers.

CrossFit also pays its respects to military service members that made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty with Hero WODs (Workout of the Day) in their honor. The 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games included the hero workout Murph with competitors wearing the 5.11 TacTec Plate Carrier™ during the event.

TOM CLANCY’S GHOST RECON® WILDLANDS
Ubisoft has equipped the virtual operators in its upcoming video game, Ghost Recon Wildlands with 5.11 Tactical gear. Players will be able to outfit their characters in their favorite 5.11 gear and apparel. 5.11 is producing a four-part live action video series leading into the March 7, 2017 release of the game.

For more information on 5.11 Tactical and its product offerings, please stop by the 5.11 Tactical booth at 2017 NSSF SHOT Show (#13162), or visit 511Tactical.com for the latest product specific press releases.

About 5.11
With offices around the globe, 5.11 works directly with end users to create purpose-built apparel and gear designed specifically to enhance the safety, accuracy, speed, and performance of tactical professionals and enthusiasts worldwide. 5.11 products exceed rigorous standards, which have allowed the brand to establish a reputation for innovation and authenticity, and become the premier choice for those that always have to be ready. 5.11 is a portfolio company of Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE: CODI). Learn more about 5.11’s best-selling tactical gear and accessories at www.511tactical.com. Connect with 5.11 on Facebook, Twitter @511Tactical and on Instagram @511Tactical. #511tactical.

Beta Registration Open for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands

SAN FRANCISCO – December 6, 2016 – Today, Ubisoft announced that fans can register at ghostrecon.com/beta for a chance to play the Beta.

Developed by Ubisoft Paris*, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands is a military shooter set in a massive and responsive open world, entirely playable in single-player or up to four-player co-op. Players will discover Bolivia a few years from now, a country turned into a narco-state by the vicious Santa Blanca drug cartel. Sent behind enemy lines, Ghosts will have to cripple the Santa Blanca cartel’s operation, breaking alliances between the drug lords and the corrupted government, and saving the Bolivian population from the cruelty of El Sueño, Santa Blanca’s ruthless leader. To do so, players will have a total freedom of choice to accomplish their missions how they want and watch as the world reacts to their actions.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands will be available March 7, 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, please visit ghostrecon.com.

For the latest on all of Ubisoft’s games, please visit ubiblog.com

*In collaboration with Ubisoft Annecy, Ubisoft Bucharest, Ubisoft Montpellier, Ubisoft Milan and Ubisoft Reflections.

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Ghost Recon Wildlands Gameplay: Stealth Takedown Mission

October 3, 2016 – In Ghost Recon Wildlands, you have the freedom to play how you choose. Watch the new gameplay walkthrough and explore one of the many ways you can approach your mission to take down the Santa Blanca Cartel – with stealth.

Developed by Ubisoft Paris, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is a military shooter set in a massive and responsive open world, entirely playable in single-player or up to four-player co-op. Players will discover Bolivia a few years from now, a country turned into a narco-state by the vicious Santa Blanca drug cartel. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands will be available March 7, 2017 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, please visit http://www.ghostrecon.com.