Will Ghost Recon Wildlands Special Operation 3 Live Up to Your Expectations?
Ghost Recon Wildlands is a tactical shooter developed and published by Ubisoft. It was released in the year 2017 and was the tenth installment in the franchise. Surprisingly it’s the first installment in the franchise to feature a completely open world map for the player to explore. According to Ubisoft, this game has one of the biggest open world environments among the games published by them.
Unlike the previous game Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, the game doesn’t feature such futuristic elements and instead, the setting resembles that of the original Ghost Recon. The open world includes a plethora of environments such as forests, mountains, salt flats, and deserts.
The tactical shooter features a dynamic weather system along with a day and night cycle. While the game is based in the present day world, meaning it will feature weapons used by the current military, certain features have been retained such as the Skell Technology’s UAV drones. The game also has brought back the gunsmith mode which means that every weapon found in the game is heavily customizable except the legendary weapons which are found after defeating bosses throughout the game.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands has released episodic DLCs in 4 seasons so far. In December 2018 the fourth DLC was released, which was titled “Operation Silent Spade.” It featured characters from the Future Soldiers game. The team of Wildlands is reassigned from operation King Slayer for an internal Ghost operation. The recent evidence found by them on the Russian Ultranationalists working with Santa Blanca shows their plans of mining deposits of weapons-grade uranium in Bolivia. The team is ordered to meet up with the newest member of the Ghosts, John Kozak at one of the Unidad bases to prevent the Russians from leaving Bolivia with the weapons-grade uranium.
The team is successful in infiltrating the base and meeting up with Kozak who informs them about the weapons-grade uranium being transported by a chopper. Even though the team is successful in retrieving the package, a large amount of uranium is found to be unaccounted for. With zero time remaining, the team contacts Bowman and her information leads them to a train yard where the uranium was previously transported. After interrogating one of the members of the cartel, the Ghosts learn that Santa Blanca has plans of detonating a makeshift dirty bomb in a small town nearby that openly supports the rebels. With the help of Kozak, the team manages to disarm the bomb but is unsuccessful at stopping it. They finally drive the bomb off a cliff and into a mining area. With the bomb and cartel successfully dealt with, Kozak and Mitchell depart for Bolivia.
The game, including the DLC’s, has been well received by the gaming community. The game is also hailed as one of the best co-op shooters of its time. The breathtaking designs of Bolivia and the shooting mechanics make this game a truly great third-person shooter.