If you are a fan of tactical war games, the new title to have this year will be Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands. With a rich open world and a compelling storyline, this game has a lot to offer fans of the franchise and those who may be new to the Ghost Recon world. I had a chance to test it out during the open beta, and it has me very excited for this release.
Wildlands is set in the country of Bolivia in South America. Drug cartels have destabilized the country to the point that outside assistance is needed. They expected help in the form of an army, but we sent in the Ghosts. As the leader of a 4-man squad, you are tasked with infiltrating the country and working with locals to break the cartel’s power.
Play Your Way
This game has been designed with the gamer in mind. Everything, from the look of your ghosts to the way you choose to tackle objectives, is at your control. Not only can you change your physical appearance, weapons loadouts, and skills throughout the game, but you can also choose whether or not to dive straight into a frontal assault or sneak into an objective to get what you need.
Traversing the Wildlands
Vehicles litter the landscape and are at your disposal. I had a great time going from boat to Jeep to helicopter to get across the map. In my playing I found that even if there wasn’t a car nearby I could simply stop traffic and liberate a car from its driver. My squad would casually hop in the car (truck, Jeep, etc.) and off we’d go.
The landscape is beautifully rendered with many terrain types to cross. I was flying over mountains one minute then racing across salt flats the next.
While I spent my time playing solo, co-op is available for up to four players. Your friends can drop in and out any time. Pre-order this game if you haven’t already. You won’t be disappointed. I’ll see you in the wildlands!