Rated 9 out of 10 by emiehomes great game
This game is great. It is very fun and addictive. It is a grid and turn based strategy similar to advance wars, drone tactics, etc. It is different because you dont have to be on an adjacent square to attack. Each of the six upgadable characters have different guns with different shooting ranges and power. The environment is also very important. There is cover and different things to pick up. The best thing about it is the length. I checked my activity log and i have 26 hours on it.... That is including multiplayer that i predict to be like 1/5 of it. I am only 24% done with the game. It probably will not take everyone that long because i have done everything on elite so it takes a few tries sometimes. There are only two things that I dont like, and they would be an easy fix for a sequel. There is no online multiplayer. And there are no checkpoints. Some missions have like 5 objectives. You could end up spending like 30 minutes on a mission and lose, and have to start over. This is the type of game that you can buy and play like an hour or two a week, and have it for a long time.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Hareck Not your Daddy's Ghost Recon, but better?
I am a huge turn based strat. rpg fan so let me get my bias out of the way now. However being a Ubisoft made product I was very sceptical of how the game would turn out. I have ZERO regrets with my purchase and would recommend this game to any SRPG fan. No the game does not have the depth and length of a Disgaea game or the finesse and story of FF tactics/ Ogre Battle. The game is just different...A simple yet easy level up system based on the mission objectives gives basic upgrades for your troops/hero's. A very hardcore take on death (if a unit falls you fail the mission.) ..Note* The gameplay AI isnt cheap in any way, makes great use of the word Strategy. If you are looking for a killer story you wont find it here but if that is the only downfall a SRPG I can manage just fine. I couldn't be happier with my purchase and hope the continue the series on the 3ds in the future.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Diarrhea A Little Messy.
I'm kind of a big fan of strategy games, so I thought I'd give this game a try. When I first popped the cartridge in and started playing, I felt like I was forced to do a lot of reading. I wish that the Ghosts would actually talk. The menus are fine and the controls are easy to work with for the most part. The graphics are a little shabby. They don't look much better than some of the old DS games. The soundtrack is okay, but the sound effects aren't so great. The style of gameplay is fun for strategy fans, but it seems to get somewhat repetitive after ten or fifteen hours of gameplay, but if you enjoy the gameplay, then you'll be playing for a while. It has a pretty lengthy campaign mode. But anyways, if you're a strategy fan like me and you have a 3DS, you might just want to stick with Fire Emblem Awakening.
Rated 9 out of 10 by 3dsBEAST Best gaming expirience ever had!!!
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Shadow Wars is maybe the best game out there not just for portable devices, but also for home consoles and computers. Here is a list of the ratings and some info:
____Gameplay___: 10 - this game is very addicting!!! it is hard to put it down if you already started playing it. It is a turnbased game and in my opinion much better than 1-person shooter games like Call of Duty, Battlefield, etc
____Sound_____ : 9 The sound of the game is also great. It adds a lot to the gameplay.
_____Graphics____ : 8 The graphics aren't that bad considering what other people think.... I think UBISOFT focused this time about GAMEPLAY and not GRAPHICS or REALISM which is SMART!:
_____ Lasting Appeal_____ : 9 - as I mentioned in the GAMEPLAY section, this game is very addicting. after you get past mission 2 (or whatever they call it) the game begins to be much more addicting because 1 and 2 are mostly tutorials
______Overall_______ Overall this game is great. It would be nice if they would add online multiplayer (which they said they would) but that does not hurt any of my scores.
If you are planning on getting a 3DS and you need a game, you should probably pick this one up even if you are not a big fan of shooting games because this is much more.
Rated 10 out of 10 by D00mM4r1n3 MUST BUY!!!
This is the sleeper hit of the 3DS. Don't waste your time with Street Fighter, or Nintendo's shallow offerings (LOL, no pun intended). Ghost Recon was made by the creator of X-Com and that's all you really need to know. Turn based tactical strategy at its finest.
Pros: Excellent 3D that doesn't tire your eyes out. Strategy that actually makes you think. 30+ hours of gameplay.
Cons: Some bright aqua blue colors here and there are a bit too "fruity" for a war game. Gameplay pretty much boils down to kill everything in sight, not much in the way of puzzles other than figuring out how you are going to tackle the mission.
Bottom line: checkout some YT videos of gameplay to be convinced if you aren't already.
Rated 7 out of 10 by AbsMcGiliticutty Part time gaming
This game is not very addictive nor would I suggest anyone buy it until the price drops. It's not a bad game but hardly one that demonstrates the 3DS' capabilities.
The graphics are nothing too special and the game play isn't much different from most other tactical role-playing games. It is good in small doses but the missions often times drag for too long and change objectives too often. They also could lead one to believe they have finished the mission without actually doing so.
It is a good game, no doubt about it, but there are far better titles to start out with that have better game play.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Blobert Not Your Average Ghost Recon
While it bears the same name as the popular shooter series, this game shares almost nothing else with the other games. The gameplay in it is akin to the likes of other turn based strategy games, like Advance Wars and Fire Emblem, where you command a group of people around a battlefield, taking out foes in the process. I personally was pleasantly surprised by this fact. My only gripe with this game is it's graphics, It's obvious that this game was originally in development for the DS, then ported to the 3DS to cash in on the launch of the console. So don't get this expecting an shooter, you've been warned
Rated 9 out of 10 by SlayerOfEvil Not what I expected, yet better then I expected
A lot of the young gamers out there might be disappointed with this one and I would understand if they are. I at first was disappointed because with the first glance at the box art, I thought that it was going to be a top down 3rd person shooter, like Killzone: Liberation for the PSP. But I didn't let the fact that it is a turn based strategy game discourage me, I tried it out anyway and found it to be like XCOM (Some of you newer gamers might want to look that one up, the older gamers that were playing PC games in the 90's would know what I'm talking about). Now I'm glad I gave it a chance, because I found it to be very entertaining.
To break it down, you play as a team, not a person. Pick a soldier and move them to a position to intercept, defend, or simply advance, and continue until all of your soldiers have taken their turn, and then the opposing team will take their turn and do the same. Turn after turn until either side has completed their objectives. AND IT GETS ADDICTIVE. You will find yourself unable to put this one down once you get the hang of it.
Now don't get me wrong, I am dying for a good 1st or 3rd person shooter on the 3ds, and am hoping that a COD or Battlefield is coming soon. At this point, I would even settle for E.X. Soldiers to be released in the US. But in the mean time, if you are looking to feed your soldiers need, this is a good one to check out.
Rated 3 out of 10 by SkeetersCreek BAD
This game is in No way the best Launch title it's got bad Graphics that do not show off the Systems powerful Hardware It's like playing a Nintendo DS game with 3D as an afterthought I've played much better games on the DS than This game and That's saying Alot. and To the developers who have made this Game you need to stop charging so much money for this game it's not worth 40 dollars maybe 20 if your into this kind of thing but that's all. the nintendo 3ds is supposed to rival the graphics of a wii so lets see more titles that have better graphics than that of a DS please
Rated 8 out of 10 by Bluehair Addicting
At first I really didn't like this game. I got it for Christmas 2011, and didn't try it again until last Sunday. It is better than I thought. The only thing I thought was completely stupid was how great they make the graphics. On the second mission it has great graphics when the clip thingy shows you landing the parachute. Overall it's pretty fun, I'm already halfway finished. I would recomend this to anybody who likes strategy and waiting to shoot. If you wanna know what last Sunday is look at the date this review was written. I know I'm halfway cause it says 50%.