10 Most Anticipated PC Games of 2016 - #9 Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands

Yep. That guy is screwed.

I've never actually been a big fan of the Ghost Recon series and it's all thanks to my first experience of Ghost Recon way back in the early 2000s while at a LAN. The game is unforgiving and it only took me about 5 minutes before I was shot by a sniper and I had to sit out the rest of the game until my mates were finished. So definitely not an ideal LAN game, unless you're all of a similar skill level or you're willing to play some single player games while you wait for your mates to finish. I can appreciate why people find it fun though; it's a game that rewards those who are cautious and love a challenge.

On the other hand, I enjoy games like SWAT 4 which is also a tactical, squad-based shooter, so it's not like I'm totally against the notion of playing a tactical shooter, just Ghost Recon thanks to my poor first impression of the series. Anyway, the series has been around for a long time but only now I'm considering getting back into the series because the next Ghost Recon is going to apparently be a departure from the traditional formula.

Remember when I said open world games are all the rage nowadays? Well that's going to be the biggest innovation with the next Ghost Recon game. Apparently it will be the largest open-world environment Ubisoft has ever created and is going to be modelled off the country of Bolivia. You will play as a member of an elite US Army unit called the "Ghosts" who have infiltrated the country to put an end to a drug cartel located there.

The game will apparently feature day/night cycles as well as the ability to complete missions in multiple ways including the use of stealth, melee combat or gadgetry. When not completing missions, you can interact and build relationships with NPCs. Apparently these relationships will bring consequences and impact the game's world.

Best of all, the game promises to feature four player co-op where you can play the campaign missions with mates! If you choose to play solo, you get three AI squadmates instead.

Sounds like it's going to be a bit like an FPS version of Jagged Alliance (well, sort of) which isn't a bad thing!

3 out of 8 votes

Voted by:
Mark, Choona and Luke

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[ LINK: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands Official Website ]