Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (360/PS3/PC)

Developer: Ubisoft

Publisher: Ubisoft

Release date: May 22, 2012

Price: $59.99

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Score: 8/10

It's been five years since a proper Ghost Recon game graced us with the series' unique brand of stealth military action, and a lot has happened in the industry since 2007's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2. More specifically, Modern Warfare happened, and it changed the way shooters are made and played.

It seems like every shooter franchise in existence, from Battlefield to Medal of Honor, has since evolved to be more Call of Duty and less of what it was before. And even as a third-person, cover-based experience, seemingly far-removed from Activision's seminal Call of Duty 4, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier has clearly been created by developers who understand the innovations that have occurred since the last Ghost Recon game came out.

The really essential question, then, is do those innovations add to Future Soldier, or has Ghost Recon lost too much of what it was before?

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