Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 Review

  • Posted September 4th, 2007 at 12:50 EDT by

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2

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GRAW 2 is finally here for the PlayStation 3 console, and being a port does little to deter from its striking gameplay. Along with the online portion, you’ll be playing for hours on end to progress as one or as a team, depending on the mode chosen. The addition of the Sixaxis is a bit sloppy, but nonetheless GRAW 2 delivers. This is a Tom Clancy game no one should pass up!

We like

  • Stunning visuals complemented by amazing sound
  • Intense missions
  • Great online experience.

We dislike

  • Limited Sixaxis delays, but sensitivity customization mollify the situation.
  • Some frame rate hiccups
  • Battle dialogue could be improved.

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(continued from previous page) ...the rides when approaching an input point within the mission and mostly when you receive Intel through the I-com. The colors are definitely much better on the PlayStation 3 version than they are on the 360 version—especially on PlayStation 3’s “Full RGB” setting.

This time around, the A.I. is also much better in comparison to the 360 version. Usually, when you would toss a grenade next to rebels near a car, they would idiotically run to a point of cover right near the grenade. As expected, they’d surprisingly blow up. This time around, the A.I. actually communicates with one another realistically while being seriously frightened by a grenade instead of screaming rather dully.

The sound of GRAW 2 for the PlayStation 3 is nothing below amazing. The thump of the bass of motors, grenades, tank shells, and helicopter explosions are stunning audio wise and visual wise. The battle communication is vivid and really helps you feel like your there in Mexico during the war. With a 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound system, players will be able to fully immerse themselves further in the hectic warfare to get the full GRAW 2 experience—with a nice subwoofer to shake your clothes as the shrapnel’s blow up around us. GRAW 2 doesn’t just deliver fully on visual and gameplay, but it delivers an immersive experience that allows players to take part of the warfare atmosphere.

Online is another remarkable aspect of GRAW 2. The voice communication with another player is crisp and loud, which is definitely a plus in our book. Even though you can’t see who is talking, the immersiveness doesn’t fail to falter. The graphics are toned down a bit for multiplayer, so gameplay can be smoother. But, as you run across the battlefield with your best friend, the graphics are still stirring. There is very slight drop of frames per second, but the experience remains very smooth overall. Since the game just came out, it is a bit difficult to find matches. As more and more players get a hold of this great title, however, this will definitely be cleared up.

GRAW 2 for the PlayStation 3 plays great, feels great, and sounds great. All in all, the port over to the PlayStation 3 is an impressive one, and thankfully the players are given much customization over the controls to battle in the war to their best ability and liking. The gameplay is smooth with an amazing multiplayer interface and the sound is unbelievably capturing in the war’s hectic atmosphere. Ubisoft did a great job on carrying this over to the PlayStation 3 and this is a game that no one should pass up. Now, enough reading. Get out there and fight. That is an order soldier!

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