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Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online

Available on

PC

Publisher

Ubisoft

Developer

Ubisoft Singapore

Game release dates

PC: 10/04/2014

Spotlight

Ghost Recon Phantoms review

Tom Clancy’s Incredible Gun Collection.

45

Ghost Recon Online Review

Soldier of misfortune.

40

VideoUbisoft’s Rezzed developer sessions: Ghost Recon Online and ShootMania Storm

Watch them inside. (Or outside – lovely weather, innit.)

0

VideoRezzed Sessions: Ghost Recon Online

Ubisoft took the stage to introduce its free-to-play Tom Clancy online shooter and take questions.

0

Key events

2nd June 2014

Ghost Recon Phantoms review

16th January 2014

Ubisoft explains Ghost Recon Online’s launch on Steam Early Access

20th August 2012

Ghost Recon Online Review

9th August 2012

Ghost Recon Online open beta online

14th June 2012

Ubisoft uncertain on Ghost Recon Online Wii U release date

30th April 2012

Ghost Recon Online trailer spotlights Specialist class

28th February 2012

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online trailer

10th February 2012

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online trailer

20th January 2012

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online trailer

24th May 2011

Ubisoft announces Ghost Recon Online



  • All

  • Reviews2

  • News13

  • Videos7

Ghost Recon Phantoms review

Ghost Recon Phantoms review

Tom Clancy’s Incredible Gun Collection.



There’s an old Chris Rock joke about the price of bullets – about making them so expensive that people would be forced to think very carefully about who they shot. While it’s not fair to suggest that the consumables in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Phantoms are as pricey as they are in the alternate reality Rock considers, the joke was going through my mind as I hurled my grenades and chambered my magnum rounds. Those things had cost me, and I wondered if it might have been wiser to save up for a new assault rifle instead. After all, the next one would be marginally more effective.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Phantoms is the free-to-play Ghost Recon Online by another name. It’s earned this new moniker after graduating from a lengthy open beta phase, during which Marsh Davies, in our Ghost Recon Online review, described it as “rough in places, imperfectly balanced… and occasionally thrilling.” I think Marsh was dead on. Is dead on. Two years on, I have found myself occasionally thrilled and, before reading Marsh’s reflections on the game, I also found myself having exactly the same thought that he did: when my assault soldier sprints, he leaves the world of Tom Clancy and enters that of Benny Hill. Perhaps this is a crossover?

There are strange things going on here. I’ve always associated Tom Clancy with that sort of rigid Republicanism that conflates deadly force and rigorously trained young men with justice and retribution, extolling a philosophy that’s never far from suggesting that if something threatens your humourless way of life, you can probably blow it up. But, alongside its many, many guns and the grim and expressionless men who wield them, Phantoms also has a host of strange devices that don’t really project the same sense of dignity. There’s that assault shield that makes you go all Benny Hill. There’s a bullet-deflecting force field that feels a bit 1950s sci-fi. There’s a microwave weapon which I wouldn’t take seriously even if it was in XCOM.

Read more

Ghost Recon Phantoms screenshots



Ghost Recon Online renamed Ghost Recon Phantoms

UPDATE: It’s out now and has a fancy new trailer.



UPDATE 11/04 9.15AM GMT: Ghost Recon Phantoms is out now on Steam and has a fancy new trailer to mark the occasion.

Ubisoft explains Ghost Recon Online's launch on Steam Early Access

Ubisoft explains Ghost Recon Online’s launch on Steam Early Access

Will use the platform to "fine tune" the game further.



Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online publisher Ubisoft has explained its decision to launch the long-in-beta shooter via the increasingly-popular Steam Early Access.

Its launch on Valve’s digital platform follows a string of Early Access successes, such as Rust and DayZ. Yesterday, Bugbear decided to sell its unfinished Next Car Game via the service.

Ubisoft is the first big third-party publisher to dabble with the platform.

Read more

EGXSplinter Cell, Mighty Quest and more Ubisoft titles playable at Rezzed

Tickets still on sale for 22nd/23rd June show.



Gamer Network, which publishes Eurogamer.net, has announced that this year’s Rezzed show in Birmingham will have a host of Ubisoft games for attendees to play, including the extremely promising Splinter Cell: Blacklist.

Ghost Recon Online Review

Ghost Recon Online Review

Soldier of misfortune.



Somehow, Ubisoft has managed to make a free game feel expensive. At the centre of Ghost Recon Online, which now enters an open beta phase that’s tantamount to a full launch, is a competent military team shooter which cleverly subverts its stolid cover tactics with overpowering bursts of exotic, futuristic powers. It’s light on content, rough in places, and imperfectly balanced – but the ebb and flow of its action is unusually thoughtful and occasionally thrilling.

Unfortunately, that well-considered core has been rolled around in the muck of micro-transactions which feel at best miserly and at worst predatory, before being delivered to the player in a malfunctioning software package which flouts some of the basic conventions for how respectable programs should behave.

Rating it on the exchange of bullets alone, however, it’s a modest but enjoyable thing – a slight offering with only four maps, two game modes and three classes, each being a persistent upgradeable avatar. It’s quite possible that this base level of free content will expand, but in a game which charges you for every grenade, you wouldn’t want to bet on Ubisoft’s generosity.

Read more

Ghost Recon Online open beta online

Ghost Recon Online open beta online

Will Uplay?



Free-to-play PC shooter Ghost Recon Online has moved into open beta, publisher Ubisoft has quietly announced.

The game is now publicly available to download and play, a message on the Ghost Recon Online blog revealed.

You’ll need a free Uplay account to sign up – if you’ve played a Ubisoft game over the last few years, its likely you’ll have a login knocking around.

Read more

VideoUbisoft’s Rezzed developer sessions: Ghost Recon Online and ShootMania Storm

Watch them inside. (Or outside – lovely weather, innit.)



It’s been a few weeks now since Rezzed concluded, but we thought you still might be interested in checking out a couple of developer session videos that slipped down the back of the sofa. Ubisoft was at Rezzed in force, presenting Ghost Recon Online and ShootMania Storm to the audience on the show floor and in the sessions auditorium.

VideoRezzed Sessions: Ghost Recon Online

Ubisoft took the stage to introduce its free-to-play Tom Clancy online shooter and take questions.



Ubisoft took the stage to introduce its free-to-play Tom Clancy online shooter and take questions.

EGXGhost Recon and ShootMania developer sessions at Rezzed

Ubisoft Singapore and Nadeo join packed schedule.



Not content with Peter Molyneux, Randy Pitchford, Dean Hall and Paul Wedgwood (plus all the others), we’re happy to announce today that Ghost Recon Online and ShootMania Storm will also be on next week’s Rezzed developer session schedule.

Ubisoft uncertain on Ghost Recon Online Wii U release date

Ubisoft uncertain on Ghost Recon Online Wii U release date

PC version has needed "all-hands-on-deck".



Ubisoft is uncertain on when Ghost Recon Online will launch on Wii U.

The free-to-play PC shooter was confirmed for Nintendo’s next console back at E3 2011, alongside fellow Ubisoft titles Assassin’s Creed 3 and Killer Freaks From Outer Space (now ZombiU).

But, this year, Ghost Recon Online was notably missing from the publisher’s Wii U line-up.

Read more

EGXFar Cry 3, Ghost Recon Online and ShootMania playable at Rezzed

Ubisoft puts support behind next month’s PC and indie games show.



PC versions of Far Cry 3, Ghost Recon Online and Shootmania will all be playable at Rezzed: The PC and Indie Games Show, the organisers have announced. (We’re the organisers, incidentally – just trying to sound flash. La di dah.)

Ghost Recon Online trailer spotlights Specialist class

VideoGhost Recon Online trailer spotlights Specialist class

Weapons! Class abilities! Upgrades!



Read more

Free-to-play Ghost Recon Online is “business design research” for Ubisoft

“The idea is widen to brand, to eat up more of the market.”



Upcoming PC shooter Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online will help Ubisoft test the waters of free-to-play gaming, the publisher has told Eurogamer.

Ubisoft, Ghost Recon Online and gamers’ “day parts”

The future of gaming in a connected world.



Once upon a time gaming required a single disc, or cartridge, or, going back further, a cassette tape, and a gamer.

VideoGhost Recon Online Assault class video

Take with a pinch Apepper?



Take with a pinch Apepper?

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online trailer

VideoTom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online trailer

Weapons, skills, and upgrades for Recon class detailed.



Read more

Assassin’s Creed 3, Splinter Cell: Retribution coming this year?

UPDATE: Ubisoft says report “inaccurate” but “we’re thrilled and kind of amused”.



UPDATE: Ubisoft’s unverified list of 2012 release dates is “inaccurate”, the publisher has told Eurogamer.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online trailer

VideoTom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online trailer

PC shooter’s three classes detailed.



Read more

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online trailer

VideoTom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online trailer

Third-person PC shooter shows its guns.



Read more

I Am Alive director explains controversial PC piracy comments

A subject it is “not my part to talk about”.



Stanislas Mettra, the I Am Alive creative director who made controversial remarks about PC gaming this week, has attempted to retract/explain/downplay his outburst.

No Ghost Recon: Future Soldier on PC

Free-to-play Ghost Recon Online instead.



Somewhere down the line, Ubisoft transformed Ghost Recon: Future Soldier on PC into the free-to-play game Ghost Recon Online.

Retail blamed for Ghost Recon PC ports

But F2P means new dawn for series.



The lack of dedicated PC Ghost Recon titles was a result of the sorry state of the retail market for the platform, Ubisoft has explained.

Ubisoft announces Ghost Recon Online

Ubisoft announces Ghost Recon Online

Tactical shooter goes free-to-play.



Ubisoft has taken the wraps off Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online, a PC MMO take on its long-running tactical shooter franchise.

Developed by Ubisoft Singapore, it will be free-to-play with premium items available for purchase.

Gameplay details are thin on the ground right now, but it seems you’ll be able to choose between three different classes of soldier, each of which will be fully customisable. Regular events and content updates are promised, as well as a “rich lobby platform” for hosting social and persistent progression features.

Read more

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Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online

Available on

PC

Publisher

Ubisoft

Developer

Ubisoft Singapore

Game release dates

PC: 10/04/2014

Spotlight

Ghost Recon Phantoms review

Tom Clancy’s Incredible Gun Collection.

45

Ghost Recon Online Review

Soldier of misfortune.

40

VideoUbisoft’s Rezzed developer sessions: Ghost Recon Online and ShootMania Storm

Watch them inside. (Or outside – lovely weather, innit.)

0

VideoRezzed Sessions: Ghost Recon Online

Ubisoft took the stage to introduce its free-to-play Tom Clancy online shooter and take questions.

0

Key events

2nd June 2014

Ghost Recon Phantoms review

16th January 2014

Ubisoft explains Ghost Recon Online’s launch on Steam Early Access

20th August 2012

Ghost Recon Online Review

9th August 2012

Ghost Recon Online open beta online

14th June 2012

Ubisoft uncertain on Ghost Recon Online Wii U release date

30th April 2012

Ghost Recon Online trailer spotlights Specialist class

28th February 2012

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online trailer

10th February 2012

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online trailer

20th January 2012

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online trailer

24th May 2011

Ubisoft announces Ghost Recon Online



  • All

  • Reviews2

  • News13

  • Videos7

Ghost Recon Phantoms review

Ghost Recon Phantoms review

Tom Clancy’s Incredible Gun Collection.



There’s an old Chris Rock joke about the price of bullets – about making them so expensive that people would be forced to think very carefully about who they shot. While it’s not fair to suggest that the consumables in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Phantoms are as pricey as they are in the alternate reality Rock considers, the joke was going through my mind as I hurled my grenades and chambered my magnum rounds. Those things had cost me, and I wondered if it might have been wiser to save up for a new assault rifle instead. After all, the next one would be marginally more effective.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Phantoms is the free-to-play Ghost Recon Online by another name. It’s earned this new moniker after graduating from a lengthy open beta phase, during which Marsh Davies, in our Ghost Recon Online review, described it as “rough in places, imperfectly balanced… and occasionally thrilling.” I think Marsh was dead on. Is dead on. Two years on, I have found myself occasionally thrilled and, before reading Marsh’s reflections on the game, I also found myself having exactly the same thought that he did: when my assault soldier sprints, he leaves the world of Tom Clancy and enters that of Benny Hill. Perhaps this is a crossover?

There are strange things going on here. I’ve always associated Tom Clancy with that sort of rigid Republicanism that conflates deadly force and rigorously trained young men with justice and retribution, extolling a philosophy that’s never far from suggesting that if something threatens your humourless way of life, you can probably blow it up. But, alongside its many, many guns and the grim and expressionless men who wield them, Phantoms also has a host of strange devices that don’t really project the same sense of dignity. There’s that assault shield that makes you go all Benny Hill. There’s a bullet-deflecting force field that feels a bit 1950s sci-fi. There’s a microwave weapon which I wouldn’t take seriously even if it was in XCOM.

Read more

Ghost Recon Phantoms screenshots



Ghost Recon Online renamed Ghost Recon Phantoms

UPDATE: It’s out now and has a fancy new trailer.



UPDATE 11/04 9.15AM GMT: Ghost Recon Phantoms is out now on Steam and has a fancy new trailer to mark the occasion.

Ubisoft explains Ghost Recon Online's launch on Steam Early Access

Ubisoft explains Ghost Recon Online’s launch on Steam Early Access

Will use the platform to "fine tune" the game further.



Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online publisher Ubisoft has explained its decision to launch the long-in-beta shooter via the increasingly-popular Steam Early Access.

Its launch on Valve’s digital platform follows a string of Early Access successes, such as Rust and DayZ. Yesterday, Bugbear decided to sell its unfinished Next Car Game via the service.

Ubisoft is the first big third-party publisher to dabble with the platform.

Read more

EGXSplinter Cell, Mighty Quest and more Ubisoft titles playable at Rezzed

Tickets still on sale for 22nd/23rd June show.



Gamer Network, which publishes Eurogamer.net, has announced that this year’s Rezzed show in Birmingham will have a host of Ubisoft games for attendees to play, including the extremely promising Splinter Cell: Blacklist.

Ghost Recon Online Review

Ghost Recon Online Review

Soldier of misfortune.



Somehow, Ubisoft has managed to make a free game feel expensive. At the centre of Ghost Recon Online, which now enters an open beta phase that’s tantamount to a full launch, is a competent military team shooter which cleverly subverts its stolid cover tactics with overpowering bursts of exotic, futuristic powers. It’s light on content, rough in places, and imperfectly balanced – but the ebb and flow of its action is unusually thoughtful and occasionally thrilling.

Unfortunately, that well-considered core has been rolled around in the muck of micro-transactions which feel at best miserly and at worst predatory, before being delivered to the player in a malfunctioning software package which flouts some of the basic conventions for how respectable programs should behave.

Rating it on the exchange of bullets alone, however, it’s a modest but enjoyable thing – a slight offering with only four maps, two game modes and three classes, each being a persistent upgradeable avatar. It’s quite possible that this base level of free content will expand, but in a game which charges you for every grenade, you wouldn’t want to bet on Ubisoft’s generosity.

Read more

Ghost Recon Online open beta online

Ghost Recon Online open beta online

Will Uplay?



Free-to-play PC shooter Ghost Recon Online has moved into open beta, publisher Ubisoft has quietly announced.

The game is now publicly available to download and play, a message on the Ghost Recon Online blog revealed.

You’ll need a free Uplay account to sign up – if you’ve played a Ubisoft game over the last few years, its likely you’ll have a login knocking around.

Read more

VideoUbisoft’s Rezzed developer sessions: Ghost Recon Online and ShootMania Storm

Watch them inside. (Or outside – lovely weather, innit.)



It’s been a few weeks now since Rezzed concluded, but we thought you still might be interested in checking out a couple of developer session videos that slipped down the back of the sofa. Ubisoft was at Rezzed in force, presenting Ghost Recon Online and ShootMania Storm to the audience on the show floor and in the sessions auditorium.

VideoRezzed Sessions: Ghost Recon Online

Ubisoft took the stage to introduce its free-to-play Tom Clancy online shooter and take questions.



Ubisoft took the stage to introduce its free-to-play Tom Clancy online shooter and take questions.

EGXGhost Recon and ShootMania developer sessions at Rezzed

Ubisoft Singapore and Nadeo join packed schedule.



Not content with Peter Molyneux, Randy Pitchford, Dean Hall and Paul Wedgwood (plus all the others), we’re happy to announce today that Ghost Recon Online and ShootMania Storm will also be on next week’s Rezzed developer session schedule.

Ubisoft uncertain on Ghost Recon Online Wii U release date

Ubisoft uncertain on Ghost Recon Online Wii U release date

PC version has needed "all-hands-on-deck".



Ubisoft is uncertain on when Ghost Recon Online will launch on Wii U.

The free-to-play PC shooter was confirmed for Nintendo’s next console back at E3 2011, alongside fellow Ubisoft titles Assassin’s Creed 3 and Killer Freaks From Outer Space (now ZombiU).

But, this year, Ghost Recon Online was notably missing from the publisher’s Wii U line-up.

Read more

EGXFar Cry 3, Ghost Recon Online and ShootMania playable at Rezzed

Ubisoft puts support behind next month’s PC and indie games show.



PC versions of Far Cry 3, Ghost Recon Online and Shootmania will all be playable at Rezzed: The PC and Indie Games Show, the organisers have announced. (We’re the organisers, incidentally – just trying to sound flash. La di dah.)

Ghost Recon Online trailer spotlights Specialist class

VideoGhost Recon Online trailer spotlights Specialist class

Weapons! Class abilities! Upgrades!



Read more

Free-to-play Ghost Recon Online is “business design research” for Ubisoft

“The idea is widen to brand, to eat up more of the market.”



Upcoming PC shooter Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online will help Ubisoft test the waters of free-to-play gaming, the publisher has told Eurogamer.

Ubisoft, Ghost Recon Online and gamers’ “day parts”

The future of gaming in a connected world.



Once upon a time gaming required a single disc, or cartridge, or, going back further, a cassette tape, and a gamer.

VideoGhost Recon Online Assault class video

Take with a pinch Apepper?



Take with a pinch Apepper?

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online trailer

VideoTom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online trailer

Weapons, skills, and upgrades for Recon class detailed.



Read more

Assassin’s Creed 3, Splinter Cell: Retribution coming this year?

UPDATE: Ubisoft says report “inaccurate” but “we’re thrilled and kind of amused”.



UPDATE: Ubisoft’s unverified list of 2012 release dates is “inaccurate”, the publisher has told Eurogamer.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online trailer

VideoTom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online trailer

PC shooter’s three classes detailed.



Read more

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online trailer

VideoTom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online trailer

Third-person PC shooter shows its guns.



Read more

I Am Alive director explains controversial PC piracy comments

A subject it is “not my part to talk about”.



Stanislas Mettra, the I Am Alive creative director who made controversial remarks about PC gaming this week, has attempted to retract/explain/downplay his outburst.

No Ghost Recon: Future Soldier on PC

Free-to-play Ghost Recon Online instead.



Somewhere down the line, Ubisoft transformed Ghost Recon: Future Soldier on PC into the free-to-play game Ghost Recon Online.

Retail blamed for Ghost Recon PC ports

But F2P means new dawn for series.



The lack of dedicated PC Ghost Recon titles was a result of the sorry state of the retail market for the platform, Ubisoft has explained.

Ubisoft announces Ghost Recon Online

Ubisoft announces Ghost Recon Online

Tactical shooter goes free-to-play.



Ubisoft has taken the wraps off Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online, a PC MMO take on its long-running tactical shooter franchise.

Developed by Ubisoft Singapore, it will be free-to-play with premium items available for purchase.

Gameplay details are thin on the ground right now, but it seems you’ll be able to choose between three different classes of soldier, each of which will be fully customisable. Regular events and content updates are promised, as well as a “rich lobby platform” for hosting social and persistent progression features.

Read more

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Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands gets another free patch

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Ubisoft has a New Assignment for anyone playing Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands in the form of a free update to the online cooperative military shooter. The patch launches tomorrow, and it introduces new classes for the player-versus-player (PVP) mode. The New Assignments update debuts March 14 on PC and consoles.

Ghost Recon debuted a year ago, and it has contributed to the 60 million players for the Tom Clancy brand , along with Rainbox Six: Siege and The Division  (two other online shooters). Ubisoft has supported it with regular updates ever since. This is part of the publisher’s shift away from games as products and toward games as platforms.

“We want to thank players for their continuous support and feedback during its first year,” Ghost Recon senior producer 2Nouredine Abboud said in a statement. “We have much more to come and cannot wait to share more information with you.”

The new classes in the upcoming patch are the Trapper, Guerilla, and Stalker. The Trapper has a semi-auto sniper rifle, and they can mark enemies and activate gas traps that stun enemies. The Guerilla is a support class that creates diversions and confusion for the opposing team using a smoke-grenade launcher drone. The Stalker is a silent hunter who can take down enemies undetected.

These new classes bring the game’s total to 18. Ubisoft has now delivered on the six promised additional classes it said it would deliver after launch.

In addition to the character classes, New Assignment introduces the Refinery and Cliffside maps for Wildlands’ Extraction mode. The patch also brings a refined map-voting tool and a number of other tweaks to the shooter.

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