First person shooter games were introduced to the gaming
market in the early 2000’s and their popularity has skyrocketed ever since. For a lot of gamers, first-person shooting (FPS) games are intense and enjoyable for a variety of reasons. Tactical shooter games, such as Ghost Recon Wildlands, are a step up from a standard FPS game because they require teamwork and an intense level of aiming dexterity.
These type of games simulate military situations and conflicts, which takes FPS up a few notches. Ghost Recon Wildlands is no different. This exciting FPS game allows gamers tactical shooting through often hostile conflicts while testing their skills, but also has new features that will please any experienced gamer. In this article, we will cover everything that you need to know about Ghost Recon Wildlands and how it compares to other FPS games.
What Is Ghost Recon Wildlands?
Ghost Recon Wildlands is a FPS game that allows the gamer to experience a responsive open world that is dangerous and intense with each mission objective they face. Every decision that the player makes, the world and enemies will react accordingly. It is the ultimate military shooter experience when it comes to tactical FPS type of games.
The weapons used in Ghost Recon Wildlands are precise and lethal and fit the era. While a few first person shooter games focus solely on shooting-based missions, Ghost Recon Wildlands does have a plot that the gamer can follow for the most part.
The central conflict of Ghost Recon Wildlands takes place in Bolivia where a violent drug cartel called the Santa Blanca has taken control. Their ultimate objective for the Santa Blanca is to create one of the biggest Narco-State, but they have created violence and injustice along their path of destruction. The gamer is given a choice to either take on the cartel alone, or to team up with three other gamers.
The recommended system requirements for Ghost Recon Wildlands are the following:
- Processor: Intel Core i7- 3770@ 3.5 GHz, or AMD FX- 8350 @ 4 GHz
- OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX970/GTX 1060, AMD R9 390/RX480
- Storage: 50 GB available space
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Sound Card: DirectX-compatible with latest drivers
Ghost Recon Wildlands can be downloaded online and installed, but system requirements vary for each platform. Always check carefully before downloading any game onto your platform to make sure you’ll be able to play.
Ghost Recon Wildlands can be purchased for around for $60, online and in-store, at an authorized seller.
How It Compares
We picked a few similar products available on the market to see how they compare.
- Operation Flashpoint
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six
- Play with total freedom of choice in a massive open world.
- Design your attack plan and tackle missions the way you want.
- Brave the elements as weather and terrain impact your gameplay.
This games runs about $60.
Ease of Use
Ghost Recon Wildlands is rated decently on the list for ease of use. The missions, called Ghost Wars, is easy to follow and understand for any skill level. The essential conflict–to destroy a merciless drug cartel–can also excite any experienced gamer. The graphics are flawless when it comes to an open and responsive world map that reacts to a player’s decisions. The game also plays smoothly with few if any problems. The intensity of the combat situations in Ghost Recon Wildlands can be adjusted as well if a player is struggling with a combat situation.
There are many exciting features with Ghost Recon Wildlands. When becoming a Ghost, a gamer can create and fully customizer their own personal Ghost with a variety of weapons and gear. The game also comes equipped with Tobii Eye Tracking—a feature that uses Aim at Gaze, Communications, and Extended View, to let a gamer’s natural eye movement to interact with the environment. This new and exciting feature doesn’t modify or interrupt the gamer’s controls! All of this allows for a more intense firefight. Ghost Recon Wildlands have single player objectives and multi-player objectives as well.
The game is compatible with the recommended system requirements on PC, but is also available on the Xbox and PlayStation 4 platforms. System requirements vary for each platform.
Ghost Recon Wildlands can be downloaded on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation 4. There are no known problems with downloading and installation.
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising was developed by Codemaster and released in 2009. The conflict in this game takes place on the Sakhalin islands that is being threatened by Chinese forces trying to take control of the island; a danger that is also threatening to spread on a global scale. The gamer takes on the role as a US soldier fighting as an ally against the Chinese forces.
One of the unique highlights of the game is that the game has a campaign narrative that lets the player take on various roles, such as tank commander, helicopter captain, Marine infantry, and special forces. The game has boasted realistic depictions of war, but as one of the most engaging FPS games because players will have to use tactic as well in combat—not just shooting at the enemy.
This game is about $10.
Ease of Use
The game overall can fit any skill level from beginner to expert. The graphics handle well on all platforms and the controls are easy to modify to fit a gamer’s needs. The missions are complex, but are overall easy to complete.
There are two features of Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising that are worthy to highlight. The game’s depictions of war are vivid, but so is the details of equipment and weapons. The game also follows realistic tactics of the Special Forces as well. The firefights are intense, but there are missions that are slower paced and require in-depth decision making on how to win mission objectives. There is also a variety of missions that conduct recon patrols, or cover for friendly unit retreats.
The game is compatible with Xbox, Microsoft Windows, and PlayStation 3. System requirements vary for each platform.
Operation Flashpoint can be installed by download online, or purchased in store on CD.
- Includes Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege original game, with an active community of over 25 million players.
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- Master the art of destruction and gadgetry with highly specialized international Operators.
The release of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six brought on a new and exciting era of intense firefights and military style FPS. Gamers get to experience a whole new level of destruction, combat, tactical, and explosive firefights. While gunfire is still the center of Rainbow Six, there is much more added to this game that will excite any seasoned gamer.
Not only will gamers have to actively make tactic and strategical decision with teammates, but gamers will have reinforce traps and set them to defeat their enemies. There are several different missions that a gamer and his/her team can tackle together, but there is notably a gap in the single-player missions. The vivid graphics of Rainbow Six will surely attract any avid gamer, but the thrilling gun fights and military objectives.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six comes in different packs. Prices vary, depending on what pack is being purchased, from around $10 to about $60.
Ease of Use
There are a variety of different objectives in Rainbow Six, but this game does require skills a notch above that of a beginner. The game handle itself well, progresses smoothly, and there are no problems with the controls. The map and objectives are easy to understand, but gamers must collaborate with other players and make tactical decision making.
The new features of Rainbow Six have excited experienced gamers for a few reasons. One of the new thrilling aspects of this game is the one-life setup. No -re-spawning. No regenerating health. It forces players to consider every decision they make carefully, but also how they relate to their teammates who are also on a one-life setup. No more dashing into combat zones! The impressive map is also another exciting feature for the Rainbow Six. There are over a dozen maps and each one has its own objectives and responsiveness to the player’s choices.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six is compatible with Xbox, Microsoft Windows, and PlayStation. System requirements vary for each platform.
Rainbow Six can be downloaded and installed online through Xbox, PlayStation, and Microsoft Windows.
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Released in 2017, Insurgency brings gamers close to a real gunfight against enemies. This game is a fast paced tactical FPS that brings players into close quarters combat. The game also has no re-spawning and re-generating health, so survival is critical in this unforgivingly lethal game. Insurgency is about destroying enemies and their supplies while securing critical areas against enemy attacks.
The game comes with several brand new features including over forty weapons, 16 maps that range in area along with different times of the day. The game also includes different multi-player modes to keep players engaged for prolonged action.
The price of this game runs from around $5 to $25, depening on where purchased.
Ease of Use
The game, while intense, can be played by an inexperienced FPS gamer. The different levels of multi-player can up the games intensity, or make it easier for beginners. One of the games features allows practice missions with bots while offline to give players the time to adjust to the controls and mission objectives.
Overall, players are immediately immersed into the combat experience, and because of the prolonged cation involved with the mission objectives, find the game anything aside from difficult. Insurgency requires players to think quickly, react to intense situations, and to communicate with their teammates at the same time.
One of the biggest features of Insurgency is the different cooperative game modes and the multi-player game modes that can support up to 32 players at once while focusing on protecting weapon caches, securing territories, and other objectives. The game comes with a detailed overhead map with different objectives and even locations of teammates.
The developer also releases free content updates that have new features, game mods, maps, and weapons. Insurgency also allows players to create custom content and maps to be shared with other players on the Steam Workshop. If a player is new FPS, or to the intense lethality of Insurgency, the game supports an offline practice mode that gives players the chance to practice in different game modes and levels of intensity.
Insurgency is compatible not only on the Xbox, PlayStation, and Microsoft Windows platforms, but it is also compatible on Mac OSX and Linux for cross-compatibility.
The game can be downloaded and installed online with no known issues. It can also be installed by purchasing the game in store.
Ghost Recon Wildlands is one of the best first person shooting games developed to simulate combat and military situations while fighting a known enemy. We have rated this game at 4.9 stars for a few reasons. The game has a plot that tugs on the gamer’s heart strings and pumps it full of adrenaline at the same time. The mission objectives are easy to follow to fit any gamer’s skill level. The game’s unique Tobii Eye Tracking system allows the player’s eye to naturally track movement without interrupting game play or messing up the player’s controllers in the process.
Ghost Recon Wildlands also players to customize their Ghost, but also has set high expectations for future games when it comes to realistic weapons and military tactics. This game, while a bit older than a few other games listed above, will forever be ranked high in our books when it comes to first-person shooter games.