Ghost Recon: Future Soldier comes out this Friday (25 May 2012), and without mentioning and getting into the whole Coco-gate incident, we’re pretty excited for Ubisoft’s next instalment into Tom Clancy’s piggy-bank.
As the industry goes, international video game publications have got their hands on the game and have blown out their verdicts all across the interwebz, and things seem, ‘OK’.
With the irrelevant and unfair aggregate score in tow, it’s what the critics themselves have to say that really counts; so what do game reviewers currently think of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier?
Joystiq – 4.5/5
“Whether you’re looking to play online with your friends or simply want a lengthy, entertaining military campaign, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is easy to recommend. It’s one of the best military shooters I’ve played. It doesn’t push the boundaries of what we expect from that genre, but Future Soldier takes an approach that leaves little room for stagnant gameplay or retreading ground.” Read the full review
OXM US – 9.0:
“Future Soldier’s campaign does lose its stealthy way a bit right at the end, and the presentation can be rough at times, just like the throwaway plot. Ultimately, though, the game shines not only for staying true to Ghost Recon’s roots, but also for doing so while successfully balancing the memories of old fans with the modern expectations of new ones.” Read the full review.
Destructoid – 9.0
“Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is the type of title that might be easy to overlook if you’re not partial to the franchise, or even if you are tired of warfare in post-modern times, but it’s a great title nonetheless. Between the impressive campaign, the myriad of co-op options and the added replayability of the mission challenges, as well as the expansive multiplayer component, it’s as solid a package as military shooters provide.” Read the full review.
GameTrailers – 8.3
“If you buy games for the single-player experience it’s hard to recommend Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. Once you hop online it’s a different story as the tactical, objective-driven modes manage to fill the five-year void left since the release of the superior Advanced Warfighter 2. It’s heavily reliant on teammates who are willing to play specific roles, but with a group of dedicated soldiers it’s a war that you’ll want to keep fighting.” Read the full review.
GamesRadar – 8
Although Ubisoft missed the mark in creating a genuinely unique, futuristic setting, the tactical, slow-paced gameplay and unique squad-based experience sets Future Soldier apart from the typical shooter. Read the full review.
OPM UK – 8
“Although it’s generally a pretty game, poor character models and clipping make the cast of genero-men look like beardy versions of Morph. For all the novels sold, Clancy’s PS3 titles still can’t tell a compelling story, either. Yet with such a brilliantly playful toolset and strong online features (including four-player campaign co-op and a compelling wave-based Guerrilla mode) this is the most impressive soldier since that blue American bloke with the indestructible shield.” Read the full review.
Edge – 8
“In the overmasculine world of the thirdperson shooter, this is a game that stands out for being delicately beautiful even as it delivers brutal thrills.” Read the full review.
GameSpot – 7.5
“The action rarely transcends present-day standards, but Ghost Recon: Future Soldier proves that there is still a lot of fun to be found on the battlefields of the future.” Read the full review.
IncGamers – 7/10
“Not quite the sum of its parts thanks to awkward level design and a reliance on repetition. Technically sound, but the overall experience fails to hit the high notes.” Read the full review.
X360A – 70
“A disappointing entry in the Ghost Recon series, Future Soldier is undoubtedly a solid third-person shooter, but sadly it’s nothing more and nothing less. Shame.” Read the full review.
VideoGamer – 7
“While there’s enough to like about Future Soldier, it doesn’t quite live up to the pedigree of the series. Occasionally ambitious but ultimately too afraid to deviate from the genre’s well-worn formulas, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier feels like it’s stuck in the past.” Read the full review.
The general critical consensus of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier looks to be that the game is a great experience, but sadly didn’t live up to it’s potential and expectations. Check back for MyGaming’s review on Ghost Recon: Future Soldier soon.
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