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David Erb 2016-06-20
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The result is a deeply enjoyable sandbox-style romp.

As an elite Ghost, you re fighting on two fronts: your primary objective is to destabilise the drug cartel and ultimately take out El Sueno, its leader, but you also have to contend with a corrupt military backing El Sueno.

The more disruption you cause, the more resistance the locals will be able to organise.

On the first play-through, he managed to jump into a vehicle, so the Ghost squad did likewise and pursued him to a petrol station, discovering it is possible to lean out of the window of any vehicle and shoot.

On a later play-through, I managed to arrest him at the first opportunity, showing that Wildlands is dynamic, rather than scripted.

First Impressions

I found Ghost Recon Widlands intensely enjoyable to play.

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Theodore Davis 2017-03-06
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Ghost Recon Wildlands is a co-op shooter unlike any I've played before.

It's a tactical shooter that doesn't throw tactics out the window as soon as you're discovered.

Though much better played with friends, Wildlands is still a must-have for anyone who loves the tactical shooting genre.

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Eddie Cox 2016-05-27
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Ubisoft releases a new trailer for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands showing off the massive open-world's locales.

"With Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands, we're moving the Ghost Recon franchise in a new direction, with a massive, beautiful and living open world that reacts to players' choices," said Ubisoft's senior producer Nouredine Abboud.

"When you create a world, I think it's actually a trap to only read books," Francois said at the time.

The Gold Edition, available at Amazon, includes the Season Pass, giving players access to two major expansions, as well as exclusive digital content such as equipment packs, an exclusive vehicle, epic weapons, and the digital Deluxe Pack.

The Calavera Collector's Case, exclusive to the Uplay Shop, includes all the equipment needed to operate as a Ghost deep inside the Bolivian wildlands to take down the vicious Santa Blanca cartel.

This includes the Gold Edition alongside the Ghost's Audio Headset replica, a fully functional headset for PlayStation 4, Xbox One* and PC.

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Edward Lambert 2016-05-31
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Even more crucial is the new open-world approach, which unlocks a vast array of options for taking on missions and manipulating the environment and its inhabitants – in blisteringly intense co-op, of course.

And despite the look, the Ghosts are certainly ready to react to the wide array of situations that follow in this huge tactical playground.

What the open world allows is a true sense of freedom: these missions can be tackled in so many different ways, and even with each of your four co-op operatives or three A.I.

That's messy, but it can get the job done – plus you get to unleash some hell from the barrel of your assault rifle, which is always a perk.

Only in Wildlands, it's a co-op experience with three mates all making important decisions, and loads of options amidst the open setting.

Also, given the strength of The Division and its striking recreation of New York City, Ubisoft's living worlds are certainly on an upward swing.

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Betty Gribble 2017-03-03
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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands, the latest open-world multiplayer third-person shoot-'em-up from Ubisoft, has found itself at the centre of a political controversy following a complaint from the Bolivian government regarding the country's portrayal in the game.

Traditionally, games have shied away from using real-world scenarios as their basis - sometimes out of fear of trademark or copyright infringement, as with branded cars and weapons, and other times simply to head off complaints, as with the Grand Theft Auto series which has - GTA London aside - used fictionalised versions of real-world locations, like San Andreas and Liberty City.

Games based on Tom Clancy franchises, by contrast, typically strive for accuracy, entering into licensing agreements with rightsholders to use genuine brands and weapons within the game.

This also extends to locations used within selected games, and it's this that has the Bolivian government up in arms.

In Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands, the players finds themselves in a Bolivia which has fallen to the narcotics cartels.

The solution, in true gaming fashion, is extreme violence, but the Bolivian government isn't pleased about its nation being used as the backdrop.

collect
0
Madeleine Vogel 2017-12-13
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A visitor from another planet has come to Ghost Recon: Wildlands for the thrill of the hunt, and you are the prey.

Ubisoft has announced that it is partnering with FoxNext Games to bring the Predator alien from the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie into Wildlands.

The publisher is introducing a special challenge, cosmetic items, and more based on Predator, and they should all hit the online cooperative multiplayer shooter tomorrow alongside its new Jungle Storm expansion.

The Predator content could get lapsed players to return, which could help Ubisoft sell more microtransactions.

For example, I’m definitely going to check this out because Wildlands seems ideal for a Predator-style mission.

This sci-fi story followed a team of American commandos tracking down enemies of democracy in the jungles of Central America, but this elite crew of soldiers soon finds that they are the prey of an alien hunter.

collect
0
Frederick Jones 2017-03-17
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But that did not pan out, and , despite debuting to rave reviews, underperformed in sales.

The common thought back then was that if any game deserved to be delayed to spring for a better launch window it was , but now it’s pretty clear that it would have been a bad idea.

This spring has been one of the craziest release windows I’ve ever seen, and now a new victim is getting crushed by the weight of it.

was released on March 7, just a week after debuted to hugely impressive reviews and claims about the game reinvigorating the open world genre.

Competing for hours with that would have been tough enough but then…

debuted with the Nintendo Switch on March 3, just four days before launched.

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Thomas Jones 2016-05-27
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A new trailer for Ubisoft s Ghost Recon Wildlands has been released, shedding new light on the game that closed out the company s E3 2015 press conference.

The trailer gives the game a very Mad Max meets Just Cause meets The Division vibe, as we see a squad of soldiers walking, driving and flying across different terrains, before seeing the action really kick off in a series of different enemy strongholds.

There is still no official release date for Wildlands, but the game is set to launch on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

The trailer reveals that people who pre-order the game from Uplay will get a bonus in-game mission.

With E3 2016 right around the corner, we can expect to see much more from the game during Ubisoft s press conference.

Let us know in the comments.

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James Finch 2017-03-03

Though the Bolivia in Ghost Recon Wildlands is fictional, the nation's government has filed a formal complaint with France.

What effect it has on the game, which is due to be released March 7, is unclear.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands takes the elite special operations unit to a near-future Bolivia, which, in the game, has become overrun with vicious, ruthless drug cartels that have effectively replaced the government.

The Bolivian government is evidently not happy about this, and has filed a formal complaint with the French embassy, requesting that action be taken by the French government.

In a statement to reporters on Wednesday, Bolivian Interior Minister Carlos Romero said that the Bolivia government has “standing” to [take legal action] against Ubisoft for the country’s portrayal in Ghost Recon Wildlands, but it first wanted to take a “diplomatic” approach.

More: ‘Ghost Recon Wildlands’ to get two major expansions, free player-vs.-player update

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Beatrice Patterson 2016-06-13
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A screenshot from Ghost Recon Wildlands.

Ubisoft

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands will be released on 7 March 2017 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

The news was confirmed at the end of a new gameplay video shown off at Ubisoft's E3 2016 press conference in Los Angeles.

The lengthy demo depicts a squad of online players working together to take down El Pozolero, a known criminal working for the drug cartel who operate in the game's huge open world - said to be the largest Ubisoft has ever produced.

Developing...

For the latest E3 2016 news head to IBTimes UK's hub page

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Albert Colburn 2017-03-10
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Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

RADIO TRANSMISSION TRANSCRIPT: WILDLANDS OPERATION.

MIC: Special Agent Karen Bowman, CIA

SO: Nomad, aka “Ghost Leader”

Location: Langley/Aboard helo, approx 20km from Bolivian border.

[Special Agent Bowman]: Ghost Leader, this is Special Agent Karen Bowman, do you copy?

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Ronnie Allen 2018-06-14
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While E3 is mostly about new games and sometimes new hardware, it also brings with it a slew of "E3" deals.

Microsoft is having what it calls "The Biggest Xbox Sale of the Year" and Sony has its "Best of E3" sale in the PlayStation Store along with its "Days of Play" sale in other retail outlets.

Best deals for PlayStation 4 (valid through June 17)

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands Standard Edition for $25.79 (digital -- 10 percent less with PS Plus)

Best deals for Xbox One (valid through June 17)

Xbox One X console for $449 ($50 off) -- This is the first official discount of the Xbox One X

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Thomas Crain 2017-03-11
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I said it Monday in PCWorld's initial PC performance impressions piece, and it’s worth reiterating now.

It’s not the most beautiful game, and character models in particular dip hard into the uncanny valley, seemingly five years uglier than the surrounding scenery.

See also:The Division, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, the original Watch Dogs.

It is the most repetitive Ubisoft game yet—worse still because you’ve already played its ilk before.

We’re mercifully spared the whole tower-climbing routine Ubisoft made notorious, but Ghost Recon’s been transformed from a beloved tactical shooter with a rich pedigree into a cheap Far Cry clone.

It’s usually some sort of faux-pas to describe games within the context of other games—“It’s Dark Souls by way of Gone Home crossed with a bit of Crysis.” Ugh.

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David Bierman 2017-03-14
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Costly and time-intensive to create, open-world games are a risky proposition, even for a company the size of Ubisoft.

That it has transformed an existing and largely well-received franchise into an open-world game is riskier still.

There are mountainous peaks that offer great sniping opportunities but little cover, desert flats that offer neither cover nor the elevation for a tactical advantage, and tundra and verdant vegetation, which provide ample space to manoeuvre unseen.

Your job as the Ghosts is to systematically destabilise the cartel’s presence in the nation, going up against the corrupt private military forces that police Bolivia.

The plan for doing so is painfully familiar: repeat similar if not identical missions––killing goons, tagging drug supplies, interrogating lieutenants, and tailing convoys––with the aim of taking out the gang’s low- and mid-level leaders, before slowly working your way up to the big boss himself.

Wildlands is, on its surface, a standard action game set in a tropical South American nation, but its blasé acceptance of American interventionism—as well as its careless casting of the Ghosts as “good guys”—creates an unpleasant edge to the story it tries to tell.

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Ricky Nesbitt 2017-01-31
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The 'Wildlands' documentary points to an uopcoming Ghost Recon video game that's much more grounded in real-world issues.

The Ghost Recon series prides itself on authenticity, and with the latest game, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, marking the return to modern-day geopolitics, Ubisoft is tackling the South American drug trade and the cartels that fuel it.

Alongside the game s launch in March, a full-length documentary exploring the war on drugs and cocaine trafficking in South America will also be released.

The documentary, simply titled Wildlands, follows Marching Powder author Rusty Young in South America and the United States as he meets with both sides of the law, including coca farmers and the law enforcement and military officials responsible for taking down the drug trade.

George Jung, the infamous drug smuggler who was responsible for a large portion of the cocaine trade in the 70s and 80s — whose life was dramatized in the film Blow — is among those featured in the film, as is former Navy SEAL Adam Newbold.

More: Ghost Recon: Wildlands recommended PC specs revealed ahead of beta launch

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Mark Moore 2016-12-07

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands, the latest entry in the tactical shooter series, isn't set for release until March.

However, a beta programme for the multiplayer game will give select players an early taste - if you're lucky.

Wildlands, which sees a US special forces squad known as The Ghosts combatting the Santa Blanca drug cartel in Bolivia, was revealed at E3 2015.

It is the first entry in the series to be set in an open world environment, with a host of vehicles and contemporary military equipment to get to grips with.

The beta will be a good - and for many, necessary - look at how the game marries team-based multiplayer in an open environment.

How to get the Ghost Recon Wildlands beta

collect
0
David Erb 2016-06-20
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The result is a deeply enjoyable sandbox-style romp.

As an elite Ghost, you re fighting on two fronts: your primary objective is to destabilise the drug cartel and ultimately take out El Sueno, its leader, but you also have to contend with a corrupt military backing El Sueno.

The more disruption you cause, the more resistance the locals will be able to organise.

On the first play-through, he managed to jump into a vehicle, so the Ghost squad did likewise and pursued him to a petrol station, discovering it is possible to lean out of the window of any vehicle and shoot.

On a later play-through, I managed to arrest him at the first opportunity, showing that Wildlands is dynamic, rather than scripted.

First Impressions

I found Ghost Recon Widlands intensely enjoyable to play.

Eddie Cox 2016-05-27
img

Ubisoft releases a new trailer for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands showing off the massive open-world's locales.

"With Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands, we're moving the Ghost Recon franchise in a new direction, with a massive, beautiful and living open world that reacts to players' choices," said Ubisoft's senior producer Nouredine Abboud.

"When you create a world, I think it's actually a trap to only read books," Francois said at the time.

The Gold Edition, available at Amazon, includes the Season Pass, giving players access to two major expansions, as well as exclusive digital content such as equipment packs, an exclusive vehicle, epic weapons, and the digital Deluxe Pack.

The Calavera Collector's Case, exclusive to the Uplay Shop, includes all the equipment needed to operate as a Ghost deep inside the Bolivian wildlands to take down the vicious Santa Blanca cartel.

This includes the Gold Edition alongside the Ghost's Audio Headset replica, a fully functional headset for PlayStation 4, Xbox One* and PC.

Betty Gribble 2017-03-03
img

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands, the latest open-world multiplayer third-person shoot-'em-up from Ubisoft, has found itself at the centre of a political controversy following a complaint from the Bolivian government regarding the country's portrayal in the game.

Traditionally, games have shied away from using real-world scenarios as their basis - sometimes out of fear of trademark or copyright infringement, as with branded cars and weapons, and other times simply to head off complaints, as with the Grand Theft Auto series which has - GTA London aside - used fictionalised versions of real-world locations, like San Andreas and Liberty City.

Games based on Tom Clancy franchises, by contrast, typically strive for accuracy, entering into licensing agreements with rightsholders to use genuine brands and weapons within the game.

This also extends to locations used within selected games, and it's this that has the Bolivian government up in arms.

In Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands, the players finds themselves in a Bolivia which has fallen to the narcotics cartels.

The solution, in true gaming fashion, is extreme violence, but the Bolivian government isn't pleased about its nation being used as the backdrop.

Frederick Jones 2017-03-17
img

But that did not pan out, and , despite debuting to rave reviews, underperformed in sales.

The common thought back then was that if any game deserved to be delayed to spring for a better launch window it was , but now it’s pretty clear that it would have been a bad idea.

This spring has been one of the craziest release windows I’ve ever seen, and now a new victim is getting crushed by the weight of it.

was released on March 7, just a week after debuted to hugely impressive reviews and claims about the game reinvigorating the open world genre.

Competing for hours with that would have been tough enough but then…

debuted with the Nintendo Switch on March 3, just four days before launched.

James Finch 2017-03-03

Though the Bolivia in Ghost Recon Wildlands is fictional, the nation's government has filed a formal complaint with France.

What effect it has on the game, which is due to be released March 7, is unclear.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands takes the elite special operations unit to a near-future Bolivia, which, in the game, has become overrun with vicious, ruthless drug cartels that have effectively replaced the government.

The Bolivian government is evidently not happy about this, and has filed a formal complaint with the French embassy, requesting that action be taken by the French government.

In a statement to reporters on Wednesday, Bolivian Interior Minister Carlos Romero said that the Bolivia government has “standing” to [take legal action] against Ubisoft for the country’s portrayal in Ghost Recon Wildlands, but it first wanted to take a “diplomatic” approach.

More: ‘Ghost Recon Wildlands’ to get two major expansions, free player-vs.-player update

Albert Colburn 2017-03-10
img

Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

RADIO TRANSMISSION TRANSCRIPT: WILDLANDS OPERATION.

MIC: Special Agent Karen Bowman, CIA

SO: Nomad, aka “Ghost Leader”

Location: Langley/Aboard helo, approx 20km from Bolivian border.

[Special Agent Bowman]: Ghost Leader, this is Special Agent Karen Bowman, do you copy?

Thomas Crain 2017-03-11
img

I said it Monday in PCWorld's initial PC performance impressions piece, and it’s worth reiterating now.

It’s not the most beautiful game, and character models in particular dip hard into the uncanny valley, seemingly five years uglier than the surrounding scenery.

See also:The Division, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, the original Watch Dogs.

It is the most repetitive Ubisoft game yet—worse still because you’ve already played its ilk before.

We’re mercifully spared the whole tower-climbing routine Ubisoft made notorious, but Ghost Recon’s been transformed from a beloved tactical shooter with a rich pedigree into a cheap Far Cry clone.

It’s usually some sort of faux-pas to describe games within the context of other games—“It’s Dark Souls by way of Gone Home crossed with a bit of Crysis.” Ugh.

Ricky Nesbitt 2017-01-31
img

The 'Wildlands' documentary points to an uopcoming Ghost Recon video game that's much more grounded in real-world issues.

The Ghost Recon series prides itself on authenticity, and with the latest game, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, marking the return to modern-day geopolitics, Ubisoft is tackling the South American drug trade and the cartels that fuel it.

Alongside the game s launch in March, a full-length documentary exploring the war on drugs and cocaine trafficking in South America will also be released.

The documentary, simply titled Wildlands, follows Marching Powder author Rusty Young in South America and the United States as he meets with both sides of the law, including coca farmers and the law enforcement and military officials responsible for taking down the drug trade.

George Jung, the infamous drug smuggler who was responsible for a large portion of the cocaine trade in the 70s and 80s — whose life was dramatized in the film Blow — is among those featured in the film, as is former Navy SEAL Adam Newbold.

More: Ghost Recon: Wildlands recommended PC specs revealed ahead of beta launch

Theodore Davis 2017-03-06
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Ghost Recon Wildlands is a co-op shooter unlike any I've played before.

It's a tactical shooter that doesn't throw tactics out the window as soon as you're discovered.

Though much better played with friends, Wildlands is still a must-have for anyone who loves the tactical shooting genre.

Edward Lambert 2016-05-31
img

Even more crucial is the new open-world approach, which unlocks a vast array of options for taking on missions and manipulating the environment and its inhabitants – in blisteringly intense co-op, of course.

And despite the look, the Ghosts are certainly ready to react to the wide array of situations that follow in this huge tactical playground.

What the open world allows is a true sense of freedom: these missions can be tackled in so many different ways, and even with each of your four co-op operatives or three A.I.

That's messy, but it can get the job done – plus you get to unleash some hell from the barrel of your assault rifle, which is always a perk.

Only in Wildlands, it's a co-op experience with three mates all making important decisions, and loads of options amidst the open setting.

Also, given the strength of The Division and its striking recreation of New York City, Ubisoft's living worlds are certainly on an upward swing.

Madeleine Vogel 2017-12-13
img

A visitor from another planet has come to Ghost Recon: Wildlands for the thrill of the hunt, and you are the prey.

Ubisoft has announced that it is partnering with FoxNext Games to bring the Predator alien from the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie into Wildlands.

The publisher is introducing a special challenge, cosmetic items, and more based on Predator, and they should all hit the online cooperative multiplayer shooter tomorrow alongside its new Jungle Storm expansion.

The Predator content could get lapsed players to return, which could help Ubisoft sell more microtransactions.

For example, I’m definitely going to check this out because Wildlands seems ideal for a Predator-style mission.

This sci-fi story followed a team of American commandos tracking down enemies of democracy in the jungles of Central America, but this elite crew of soldiers soon finds that they are the prey of an alien hunter.

Thomas Jones 2016-05-27
img

A new trailer for Ubisoft s Ghost Recon Wildlands has been released, shedding new light on the game that closed out the company s E3 2015 press conference.

The trailer gives the game a very Mad Max meets Just Cause meets The Division vibe, as we see a squad of soldiers walking, driving and flying across different terrains, before seeing the action really kick off in a series of different enemy strongholds.

There is still no official release date for Wildlands, but the game is set to launch on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

The trailer reveals that people who pre-order the game from Uplay will get a bonus in-game mission.

With E3 2016 right around the corner, we can expect to see much more from the game during Ubisoft s press conference.

Let us know in the comments.

Beatrice Patterson 2016-06-13
img

A screenshot from Ghost Recon Wildlands.

Ubisoft

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands will be released on 7 March 2017 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

The news was confirmed at the end of a new gameplay video shown off at Ubisoft's E3 2016 press conference in Los Angeles.

The lengthy demo depicts a squad of online players working together to take down El Pozolero, a known criminal working for the drug cartel who operate in the game's huge open world - said to be the largest Ubisoft has ever produced.

Developing...

For the latest E3 2016 news head to IBTimes UK's hub page

Ronnie Allen 2018-06-14
img

While E3 is mostly about new games and sometimes new hardware, it also brings with it a slew of "E3" deals.

Microsoft is having what it calls "The Biggest Xbox Sale of the Year" and Sony has its "Best of E3" sale in the PlayStation Store along with its "Days of Play" sale in other retail outlets.

Best deals for PlayStation 4 (valid through June 17)

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands Standard Edition for $25.79 (digital -- 10 percent less with PS Plus)

Best deals for Xbox One (valid through June 17)

Xbox One X console for $449 ($50 off) -- This is the first official discount of the Xbox One X

David Bierman 2017-03-14
img

Costly and time-intensive to create, open-world games are a risky proposition, even for a company the size of Ubisoft.

That it has transformed an existing and largely well-received franchise into an open-world game is riskier still.

There are mountainous peaks that offer great sniping opportunities but little cover, desert flats that offer neither cover nor the elevation for a tactical advantage, and tundra and verdant vegetation, which provide ample space to manoeuvre unseen.

Your job as the Ghosts is to systematically destabilise the cartel’s presence in the nation, going up against the corrupt private military forces that police Bolivia.

The plan for doing so is painfully familiar: repeat similar if not identical missions––killing goons, tagging drug supplies, interrogating lieutenants, and tailing convoys––with the aim of taking out the gang’s low- and mid-level leaders, before slowly working your way up to the big boss himself.

Wildlands is, on its surface, a standard action game set in a tropical South American nation, but its blasé acceptance of American interventionism—as well as its careless casting of the Ghosts as “good guys”—creates an unpleasant edge to the story it tries to tell.

Mark Moore 2016-12-07

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands, the latest entry in the tactical shooter series, isn't set for release until March.

However, a beta programme for the multiplayer game will give select players an early taste - if you're lucky.

Wildlands, which sees a US special forces squad known as The Ghosts combatting the Santa Blanca drug cartel in Bolivia, was revealed at E3 2015.

It is the first entry in the series to be set in an open world environment, with a host of vehicles and contemporary military equipment to get to grips with.

The beta will be a good - and for many, necessary - look at how the game marries team-based multiplayer in an open environment.

How to get the Ghost Recon Wildlands beta