Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter


Last week I played GRAW for the first time at Todd’s place on his Xbox 360. It’s a fun game, and four of us sat around the television and chased each other around the map, having some fun with headshots and whatnot. Thursday night we’ll be doing more of the same, but this time on an HDTV. I’ll tell you what that was like afterwards.

We were a little confused by the kill king of the hill mode. The “hill” was not marked in any way. You just had an icon in the corner of your screen that changed colour if you were on the hill. I much prefer the Halo way of doing it – actually showing graphically where the hill is.

But it was still a great game. I was a blown away by the good graphics. But the UI needed a little work. Sometimes “B” meant “back”, and sometimes it meant “cancel”. Which was really annoying. Each of us had to set up our warriors, so each of us made the same mistakes of exiting the screen without actually making changes, etc. Plus we couldn’t find any way of naming our warriors, which is strange.

Good game, but it needs a little polish.

Home Theater – Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter


Written by: Blackstaffer - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Black Guy on March 29th, 2006

    iWas under the impression u disliked X360 w/ a passion. I’m surprised to c u making positive comments on a X360 game and iAgree w/ the minuses u identified . My props 4 this site just went up another notch. U said u haven’t played this game on a HD, u got to do it ‘cuz its incredible. The level of gfx detail is insane and this is considered a 1st gen X360. I’m curious as to what u think.

  2. #2 by Henning on March 29th, 2006 [ 0 Points ]

    I don’t dislike the Xbox 360 at all. I think it’s a great system.

    I dislike Microsoft.

  3. #3 by Stephen on March 29th, 2006

    I like the single player mode of this game. It’s not another typical FPS. In a way it feels like Metal Gear and Splinter Cell, but it’s also very unique.

    I think the multiplayer is really not up to standard when compared with the single player. I played it at a friend’s house..kind of got bored at it after a while.

    If MS was smart, they should have this as an exclusive for 360. I may pick up the system for it if it is an exclusive. But seeing GRAW is also on PS2 and they will probably make more Ghost Recon for PS3 and Revo. I will not pick up a 360 just for GRAQ

  4. #4 by Stephen on March 29th, 2006

    and Black guy..if you say Henning dislikes XBOX 360 with a passion.

    Then I can’t imagine how much hate you have for the PS3….

  5. #5 by Black Guy on March 30th, 2006

    Stephen – Where did that come from? I’m gettting a PS3…

  6. #6 by Black Guy on March 30th, 2006

    Stephen – The version of GRAW on the X360 is not the same game as found on PS2 & Xbox; the only similarity is the title. So in regards to CONSOLES, this version is exclusively available for the X360.

  7. #7 by Stephen on March 30th, 2006

    I am not trying to be against you or anything. Please don’t take it offensively. If it did, I apologize.

    I’v read this blog for quite a while and read the comments quite often. It’s just a little bit annoying sometimes you can twist anything about the PS3 into a negative way even though it maybe positive. Maybe you would do this for other systems too. I wouldn’t know.

  8. #8 by Black Guy on March 30th, 2006

    iReally don’t try to twist things up or be deliberately negative; iJust say it as iSee it. Maybe iCome of as having such antipathy towards Sony cuz they’r full of it. I’m surprised that so many consumers r so blind to that but iGuess thats how things r. Seemingly @ every turn of the month Sony execs where dropping the most ridiculous laughable lines in the history of mankind and showing videos that anybody objective person could immediately identify as not being realtime even though Sony was parading them as such. iReally hate those kinds of marketing tactics & didn’t buy into any of it. Consequently, it reflects in my comments on things.

    With Sony, u have to c 1st hand to believe it. Buyers that r expecting the PS3 to end world hunger r going to b really disappointed when this thing comes out. Rather ironic that iPlan to pick 1 up even though my opinion of the company is so low. Its just like many others who dislike MS for whatever reason but enjoy the X360 or those who hate Apple but got an iPod.

  9. #9 by Guy who cant decide on April 11th, 2006

    I need help. I originally wanted the ps3 but after hearing of the possible price, I got turned off and started leaning more towards the 360. Point is i still want that ps3 and the only way Im getting it is if:

    A) The price tag is $500 or less

    B) GRAW is available on it

    Could anyone tell me about A and/or B and perhaps give me some reasons as to why buy either ps3 or 360?

  10. #10 by Henning on April 12th, 2006 [ 0 Points ]

    Dude, I’m not sure if you’re serious or not, because Sony hasn’t announced anything yet. But I think you’ll find that most people believe the PS3 will come in between $400 and $500, if that means anything. As for GRAW, who knows? Contact the developer. They have made previous Ghost Recon games available for the PS2, so my guess is that they’ll support the PS3 as well.

  11. #11 by Guy whode his mind up on April 12th, 2006

    Well thanks, but I managed to find a list of ps3 and 360 games and its a no contest. ps3 won with a clearly superior list of games. It went something like this:

    PS3
    Devil May Cry 4
    Tenkaichi 2?
    Fight Night Round 3
    GTA 4!!!
    Killzone
    Kingdom Hearts 3
    Metal Gear Solid 4
    Resident Evil 5
    Ratchet and Clank?
    Spiderman 3?
    GRAW!!!! yess!!!!!
    Sonic the Hedgehog
    Splinter Cell: Double Agent

    360
    Dead or Alive 4
    Oblivion
    GRAW
    Fight Night Round 3
    Halo 3
    Ninja Gaiden 2
    Resident Evil 5
    Sonic the Hedgehog
    Splinter Cell: Double Agent

  12. #12 by craig on April 18th, 2006

    OMG GRAW IS SOOOOOOO MUCH BETTER ON 360 THAN PS2, ITS FRIGEN UNBELIEVABLE HOW MUCH WORSE THE PS2 VERSION IS!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. #13 by Henning on April 18th, 2006 [ 0 Points ]

    The 360 is quite more advanced than the PS2, so that’s not surprising! :)


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