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News video games 05 October 2019, 20:47

author: Michael Kulakowski

Ghost Recon Breakpoint - Reviews

Reviews of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, a shooter, which released this Friday has appeared on the web. Critics' notes oscillate around 60 percent on average. The title has, therefore, become one of the lowest-rated high-budget Ubisoft games in recent years.

Yesterday, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, the next installment of the third-person shooter series from Ubisoft, officially released. This time it takes us to a fictional tropical island controlled by enemy mercenaries. Last month's beta tests gave the players a taste of the "attractions" waiting for them in the full version of the game.It is, of course, about the extremely complex microtransaction system, which no free-to-play game would be ashamed of, as well as numerous bugs and technical shortcomings, additionally discouraging to play on a large, yet extremely monotonous map of the world. These obvious shortcomings and deficiencies have of course influenced the ratings given by industry critics, whose opinions are beginning to appear on the web. Currently, the average of the reviews on Metacritic for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Breakpoint is 57 points (for PS4 version - 7 reviews) and 67 points (for Xbox One version - 4 reviews).

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Breakpoint - selected opinions

"Ubisoft has failed in two areas where it usually excels here – sequels and open worlds – but there’s still a small glimmer of hope in another area: reinvention. Perhaps this concept will get scrapped entirely for the next one and we’ll go back to the good old days where Ghost Recon was an excellent shooter with its own identity. Right now it’s out of focus, confused, and frustrating. A ghost of its former self.", Kirk McKeand - VG247

"Breakpoint is a messy hodgepodge of disparate ideas, pulling various aspects from other Ubisoft games and shoehorning them in, half-baked and out of place.", Richard Wakeling - GameSpot

"Looting for better gear is a trend that’s taken over gaming, but it’s never seemed as unnecessary and as cynical as it does in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint. Turning the game into an amalgamation of Wildlands and The Division, Breakpoint’s gear system ruins any immersion you may have felt in pretending to be an elite spec ops soldier. If that was the game’s only issue, it might have still been salvageable, but its predictable story, graphical infidelity, and obnoxious open world make this a failed experiment at marrying two or three different properties from the same publisher.". Michael Goroff - EGM

"Something of a greatest hits collection of ideas from Ubisoft’s other open world games but it also has some fun new ideas of its own… as well as a mountain of glitches and microtransactions." GameCentral Metro

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Breakpoint - scores

  1. - 8.5/10
  2. Cerealkillerz - 8.3/10
  3. COGconnected - 8.1/10
  4. IGN Italy - 7,8/10
  5. Vandal - 7/10
  6. Gameblog - 6/10
  7. Metro GameCentral - 6/10
  8. Push Square - 6/10
  9. Digitally Downloaded - 6/10
  10. Gamespot - 4/10
  11. EGM - 4 / 10
  12. MSPoweruser - 3/10
  13. VG247 - 1/5

The devs assure that they want to improve and develop the game intensively. There are planned three episodes that will offer new content, including additional adventures, raids and weapons.

  1. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Breakpoint official website