Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands – Intro

Howdy gamers!  Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands (Wildlands)  is the tenth game in the Ghost Recon series and has the largest open-world environment of the games to date.  This is a marked change from the rest of the series which are typically not very open.  Ubisoft developed and published Wildlands in 2017 for Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.  

Wildlands is a tactical shooter with the player being able to take advantage of cover.  There is a day and night cycle that presents either the cover of darkness for night missions or the ease of spotting the enemy in the day time.  But either way, you will be tasked with scoping out the area before carrying out your missions.  The missions don’t have a set way they have to be completed and allow the player to be creative in their approach.  As you complete your missions you can level up your character and customize them within game purchases and loot from dead enemies as well as found items.  To maximize your character, weapons and other gear can also be upgraded.

The game takes place in Bolivia and your job is to try to disrupt the Santa Blanca Cartels’ control over the area.  There are 21 regions that are controlled by buchones who are part of one of four cartel operations; production, security, smuggling, or influence.  As you complete missions in an area, you will also gather intel to figure out who the buchon is, and eventually, you can get a mission and try to capture or kill them.  If you are able to compromise enough of the cartel operations in a certain area, like production, you can unlock a mission to capture the head of that operation.  Taking down parts of the cartel’s operation leads to the cartel leader becoming vulnerable.  

If you like tactical gameplay, and being able to come up with your own approach to completing tasks, Wildlands is a great game for you.  So stealthily pick up a copy of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands and bust up the cartel!