This week the gaming world is experiencing one of the best Tom Clancy games released since Sam Fisher last put on his night vision goggles: Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands. Taking place in Bolivia, a narco-state has risen, headed by the deadly Mexican drug cartel leader, El Sueño. It’s up to the player to dismantle the cartel, one drug lord at a time. This is a game for the ages, so we decided to list five reasons you’ll love Ghost Recon Wildlands.
Weapons and Customization
Gamers know their guns, and they know whether the gun they’re using is rubbish. Whether it’s a World War 2 bolt-action rifle or a futuristic plasma shooter, if it doesn’t sound, feel, and look right, they’ll know.
In Ghost Recon Wildlands, the guns are meaty and real. These military-grade firearms and rifles can be found all around the huge world, waiting for you in weapon crates. The assault rifles feel brutal while the sniper rifles are so precise, you could shoot the nose off a cartel member from a mile away.
It gets better. Once you find a set of weapons you like, start customizing them! With dozens of attachments, grips, sights, and suppressors to collect, you can tinker with your weapons until they are perfectly designed for what you’re after.
Whether you’re screaming over the rugged, mountainous roads in a pickup truck, soaring through the skies in a helicopter, or shooting at drug dealers with a fully customized AK-47, your ears will love the sounds in Ghost Recon Wildlands.
With a pair of Turtle Beach Elite 800s, you’ll be able to hear where the enemies are located before you can see them. When playing on Extreme difficulty, you’ll need the very best headset to give you the edge, because the scuff of a shoe or the cough of an enemy can be valuable information when infiltrating an enemy camp.
You can lose yourself in the atmosphere in Ghost Recon Wildlands. Between the epic firefights, just take a moment to soak up the sounds delivered to your ears using the extraordinary DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound technology.
The Ghost Recon series have always been renowned for their combat, and Ghost Recon Wildlands is no different. Ubisoft has taken a bold move and removed traditional cover-based firefights, meaning you are free to use whatever form of protection you wish – you’re not just limited to chest high walls!
We love this new direction, as it means you’re no longer limited to pressing a button to get in and out of combat, which can lead to frustration when trying to move quickly. In Ghost Recon Wildlands, a barrel, bike, or wall are structures you can hide behind. Just crouch, get up close and hope you don’t get shot.
Fun With Friends
Anyone who’s played an open-world game with their friends—think GTA V online—will know what we’re talking about here. In Ghost Recon Wildlands, the sky is the limit, or more specifically, your imagination. With helicopters, cross-country dirt bikes, vans, and all manner of four-wheel vehicles, you and your friends will quickly descend into hysterical laughter as you go ploughing through the hillside of Bolivia.
Then, when the shenanigans settle down and the serious business begins, you’ll still be having fun with your friends because planning and executing raids is incredible. One friend might scout using their drone, while another sets up position with a sniper rifle, while you and another pal begin your infiltration of the enemy compound.
There’s nothing quite like working as a cohesive unit with your buds, but in order to work together well, you need to be able to communicate clearly. There are a variety of Turtle Beach headsets for all levels of gamers, from the Recon 60P with their lightweight over-ear design and high-sensitivity microphone to the Stealth 420X with their 100% wireless game and chat audio and the Superhuman Hearing technology. Whatever your style, there’s a headset for you.
Speaking of stealth, it wouldn’t be a Tom Clancy game without excellent stealth mechanics. As you encounter each encampment it will be up to you to decide how best to proceed. You can either go in guns blazing and throw caution to the wind or opt for the way a true Ghost would handle the situation and use your sneakiness to your advantage.
Stealth is best served up with a team of friends around you as you whisper commands over the comms, calling out enemy locations and ensuring everyone’s using their silenced weaponry. Better yet, save the bullets and go for the silent melee takedowns. The stealth in Ghost Recon Wildlands will have you coming back for more!
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is out this week, and we’re beside ourselves with excitement! We love nothing more than sitting down in front of our PC or on our couch, putting on our headsets and digging into some solid co-op gameplay. Whether it’s the weapons, customization, stealth, or the amazing sound design, we know you’ll love Ghost Recon Wildlands.