Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands (review)
It’s been a little over a month since Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands was released. And after a month of hunting down and disabling the Santa Blanca Cartel, it’s time so see what state of affairs the game is in before the first wave of DLC releases on April 25th. To summarize Wildlands for the unacquainted, you play as an elite squad that has been sent into Bolivia to take down the Santa Blanca Cartel. The criminal element has entangled its corruption into almost every component of the country. This will take more than just eliminating El Sueno, the head of the cartel. You must completely dismantle his network by interrogating, capturing, and/or killing each of his generals, lieutenants, and captains if you want any hope of restoring Bolivia’s crime-free infrastructure.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands is built for cooperative play from the ground up. While there is A.I. available for when you want to play solo, it definitely gives the game a different experience and pacing. While the A.I. will be more accurate than actual players, it tends to be a lot more passive – when confronted – compared to actual players. The action is always at the forefront of Wildlands, like it should be, and you are never far from it. At any given time, you can pull up the map to see at least 3-4 objectives in your vicinity that will reward you with weapons, customization options, or various upgrades for you and your other ghosts.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands Has a Wealth of Content
Hands down, the best element of Wildlands is the wealth of content. It can overwhelm players due to so much going on in the world. These can be decisions about which mission to take on or which unlockables to acquire. The good news is that there is no wrong answer when it comes to selecting missions in Wildlands.
And as you begin to make progress taking down the cartel, everything begins to become apparent by short videos throughout the game. (These reveal insight into El Sueno’s actions and motives behind them.) On that same note, El Sueno is a very well written character. The same can be said about the many figurehead enemies. Each of them has their own unique personality and purpose that is also shown in the short intel videos. The videos aid the player in expanding upon the development of their targets.
Our review is only covering and judging Wildlands by what has currently been released in the base game. Check back with us for our reviews on the DLC as it releases. You can also check out our initial coverage here for some other info on the game.
Check out the full video review below.
Rating: 3.5/5 Atoms
The game was reviewed using a copy provided by Ubisoft.