Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is a tactical shooter video game designed by Dominic Butler, developed by Ubisoft Paris, Massive Entertainment, and Ubisoft Annecy, and published by Ubisoft.
This open-world video game was released on March 7, 2017, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows platforms as the tenth installment of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon franchise and the first which is an open-world game. Unlike Advanced Warfighter and Future Soldier, this game does not feature the futuristic setting but instead features a modern-day setting as it was with the original episode.
The video game was released as either a single-player or multiplayer mode using the AnvilNext game engine. This allows it to use the third person perspective or first-person perspective for more precise aiming if need be.
The plot around Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands
Players take up the role of members of the Ghosts. Ghosts are fictional elite special operations teams of the United States Army. These Ghosts use modern and original weaponry to subdue their targets. The implementation of drones is also widely used. These start out limited but as the game progresses there are options for upgrading them.
The scenery includes nine different types of terrain. This ranges from deserts, forests, mountains, and plains to salt flats. It also uses a dynamic weather system and the day-night cycle. These affect the ease with which one can engage tactically as well as affect the players’ ability to be discreet and stealthy.
Vehicles range from planes and helicopters to dirt bikes, cars, trucks, and buggies. With no restriction on how to complete main or side missions, the player can choose to be stealthy, come out guns blazing, or simply engage from a distance.
As the player roams the open world, when not heavily engrossed in missions, they can interact and build friendly or hostile relationships with other non-playable characters. These include the citizens, officials, or rebels of the open world.
The Actual Plot
The game takes place in Bolivia in the new future, July 2019. A time when the previously minor Mexican drug cartel, the Santa Blanca has gained more power and influence within the county. This sends Bolivia into becoming a narco-state and the world’s largest producer of cocaine.
The United States government gets involved with much reason as the influence is extending beyond the borders. To an extent, a bomb targets the U.S. embassy in La Paz, and its intended target, DEA agent Ricardo “Ricky” Sandoval, is kidnapped, tortured, and killed by the Santa Blanca cartel.
This results in the United States initiating Operation Kingslayer. This is a joint operation between the CIA, DEA, and JSOC. An elite special operations unit called “Ghosts” is sent out to destroy the cartel and reveal the connection between Santa Blanca and the local government.
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