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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' (NGC) Announced - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 5:16 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.

To fully immerse gamers in the chaos of the war of tomorrow, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 delivers a killer Lone Wolf single-player mode based on prototypical soldier-of-the-future combat equipment currently being developed by the U.S. government, a full team of new Ghosts and a brand new over-the-shoulder camera angle (in addition to the beloved first-person perspective). The game features unique special effects, cinematic sequences, supporting characters and industry-leading graphics.

"A brand-new team of Ghosts is storming the Nintendo GameCube this week," said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing for Ubisoft. "They will blow away gamers with near-future realism, intense action, and an original campaign that could have been ripped from today's headlines."

On July 4, 2007, a North Korean missile base is hacked and used to launch a cruise missile against the USS Clarence E. Walsh in the Korea Strait. While U.S. Intelligence suspects that the North Koreans were not responsible for the attack, the U.S. decides to strictly defend South Korea against possible North Korean aggression. While they mass troops to defend Seoul, the Americans also send Third Echelon agent Sam Fisher to North Korea to investigate. At the same time, the Ghosts are deployed behind enemy lines to carry out sabotage, reconnaissance and quick strikes against the North Korean Army (NKA) should the conflict explode. Officially, not a single U.S. asset is in North Korea.

As the conflict rages, the Ghosts perform a series of successful missions, including the rescue of a dissident officer from a prison camp. During the course of these operations, the Ghosts learn that the architect of the escalation is Major-General Paik, who sees it as an opportunity to seize power and advance his ambitions.
On July 10, thanks to Third Echelon agent Sam Fisher, a cease-fire is signed between the U.S. and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). For the general public, the war is over, but the actions of Major-General Paik are troubling. Throughout the fall, U.S. Intelligence gathers evidence that Paik is not interested in the cease-fire. Instead, he is building a nuclear program. In November of 2007, Major-General Paik accelerates the program, hoping to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike. He hopes to reverse what he sees as a cowardly ending to the July crisis, and to force his government to go to war again.
The Ghosts are once again sent to the DPRK, and must now stop the DPRK nuclear program in its tracks.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 carries a "T" (Teen) rating for Violence from the ESRB, with a suggested retail price of $49.99.

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