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Ghost Recon 2

Platform(s): GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Genre: Action
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft Shanghai
Release Date: March 15, 2005

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'Ghost Recon 2' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Dec. 2, 2004 @ 5:00 p.m. PST

Ghost Recon 2 is set in the chaotic battlefields of tomorrow, and will offer gamers an insider's view of the way large scale conflicts will be fought in the near future.

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Ghost Recon 2 will continue the tradition of intensity and realism associated with Ubisoft's Tom Clancy brand, with an emotionally charged storyline, a completely redesigned graphics engine and the most intuitive gameplay to date, to fully immerse gamers into the chaos of a high tech war. The game will offer more action than ever before, as it puts players in command of an elite squad of special forces thrust into a tense political situation in East Asia. In addition, the top-notch multiplayer action that gamers expect from Red Storm will once again place Ghost Recon at the top of online console and PC gaming and will be a must-have for all online gaming fans this holiday season.

In the wake of one of North Korea's worst famines, an insidious North Korean general influences the government to secretly divert humanitarian aid to beef up its army, slowly gaining power in the process.

Fearful that North Korea is amassing huge quantities of military weapons, the new Chinese regime eliminates arms sales to North Korea. In response, the North Korean government initiates secret overtures to Russia, who strikes a quiet alliance. In the midst of another North Korean famine, food riots begin rocking the countryside and the rogue North Korean general assumes complete control of the army. Blaming China for the famine, he begins charging north to seize Chinese territory with tacit support from its new Russian ally.

China moves to respond, but limits the level of escalation, fearing open conflict with Russia and a possible nuclear exchange. Instead, China officially agrees to a multinational force to safeguard the China-North Korean border. Unofficially, the Ghosts and other special forces go in. Their mission: cripple the North Korean threat and depose the rogue general.

Features :

  • Complete Immersion in the War of Tomorrow: Feel the chaos of total war with intense battle sequences, countless enemies, and a gritty story that only Tom Clancy can deliver. Players will utilize the most high-tech, advanced weapons and gadgets to defeat the smartest, deadliest A.I. yet in this epic struggle.
  • New Graphic and Physics Technology: Real-life East Asian environments are rendered in stunning detail. Plus, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 features next-generation technology such as dynamic lighting, multi-texturing, and ragdoll physics. The Havok 2 physics engine also provides realistic effects for destructible objects, moving vehicles and spectacular special effects.
  • Lead a Brand New Team of Special Forces: Interact with and fight alongside new characters to the Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon world - each with his or her own look, personality, and specialization. As the Ghost leader, control your squad via voice commands, hand signals and a new, easy-to-use interface.
  • All-New Camera Angle Fully Immerses You in the War: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 unveils a brand-new camera view to the Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon world. The OTS (over-the-shoulder) view allows players to see their characters and weapons, and watch them react to surrounding mortar, gunfire, and airstrikes. Players can also communicate with teammates via hand signals to silently trap enemies.
  • Wage War Online: In keeping with its tradition as a leader in multiplayer and online gameplay, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 will feature brand-new multiplayer modes.

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