Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Desert Siege
Ghost Recon: Desert Siege is an eight-mission expansion campaign for Ghost Recon. Itâ€™s set in the dusty, sun-bleached Horn of Africa, as the U.S. Special Forces leads the way for a Marine landing to liberate tiny Eritrea from the clutches of its belligerent neighbor Ethiopia, featuring the same squad-based action found in the original. Opening up with a nighttime beach landing, the campaign progresses through demo assignments, rescue missions, scouting ops, and ambushes, before culminating in a difficult final mission involving a convoy of enemy tanks.
The look of the missions in Island Thunder is quite distinct. The African savanna is a much different, more hostile environment than the Russian mountains (not to mention much more devoid of concealment). The feel is of desert warfare in the blistering sun, and itâ€™s intense.
Youâ€™ll find a bunch of new weapons, foes, and surprises in general. There are RPGs in the game â€” and nothingâ€™s scarier than being under attack by a rocket-propelled grenade. (Okay, maybe being fired at by the tanks, which are bad news indeed.) You can also unleash the classic M-60 machine gun, equip your new Israeli specialist with the widely exported FN FAL assault rifle, and dodge incoming fire from yet more Kalashnikovs.
In general, the missions are a bit tougher than those in Ghost Recon. In the second mission, you have to simultaneously rescue factory workers and subdue an enemy demolition team â€” and if you make too much noise, the bad guys detonate the place with you in it. In the final mission, you need to intercept the Ethiopiansâ€™ last-ditch tank assault â€” which is no mean feat for a squad of infantry!
New environment aside, Desert Siege isnâ€™t significantly different from Ghost Recon, so it wonâ€™t exactly convert those who couldnâ€™t get into the original game. But with eight missions that are every bit as involved and gripping as Ghost Reconâ€™s 12 makes for a quality expansion overall.
System Requirements: Pentium II 233 MHz, 32 MB RAM, Win98
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