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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2

Game review by
Jeremy Gieske, Common Sense Media
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Well-done tactical shooter with multiplayer modes.
Parents recommendPopular with kids

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 38 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

You play as a good guy trying to protect America.


As the protagonist you are required to shoot, blow up, and eliminate a variety of human enemies using a wide selection of guns, grenades, and other explosives. Enemies can bleed when hit, although it is not very visible.


The player's commander and other characters advise the player to "get the hell out of there" and "damn this . . .."


Part of the Tom Clancy franchise of games, books, movies etc.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this game contains plenty of explosions, shooting, and violent deaths. Players are expected to work with a team to tactically eliminate enemy soldiers on a variety of battlefields. The battlefield language can get a little colorful with words like "damn" and "hell" used during cutscenes. This game has an online component so that players may be exposed to language from other online players.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byMATUREKIDS March 24, 2011

OK for 11plus

Perfect game with not a lot of blood preferred to shut sound off but eleven should be the perfect age.
Adult Written byfallout May 6, 2009

the best of the ghost recon

there is nothing content wise, wrong with this game. fantastic blend of strategy and action make this a must have for ghost recon fans, RTS fans, and third pers... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written bySeanyboykeating July 16, 2011


dissapointing, not worth spending money on.
Teen, 14 years old Written bychrisdlr007 July 10, 2011


This is a pretty good third-person shooter. I got it a few days ago and when started playing it, noticed there was no blood when approaching dead bodies. Not a... Continue reading

What's it about?

In TOM CLANCY'S GHOST RECON ADVANCED WARFIGHTER 2, or simply GRAW 2, rebel fighters in Mexico have overthrown much of the Mexican government and now are threatening the United States with possible nuclear weapons. It's time to call in the ghost team -- a highly advanced but secret special forces squad. The player leads the protagonist, Captain Scott Mitchell, through missions on both sides of the border, fighting with rebels, mercenaries, and a host of other baddies. Most of the game is pure tactical first-person action. A wide assortment of weapons and tools are available, and in several missions, the player chooses three additional teammates to help out. Occasionally, the player gets to make use of armored vehicles, helicopters, and unmanned aerial vehicles, which adds variety to the game.

Is it any good?

As tactical shooters go, GRAW 2 is one of the best available right now. Stunning graphics, outstanding multiplayer options, and a team-control system that works smoothly all come together in a well-designed and very playable sequel.

GRAW 2 also does a decent job of drawing a line between portraying the realism of the battlefield without going to the extreme of using blood and guts as a shock factor. Blood is visible, but not spurting everywhere. Body parts don't go flying off after an explosion. And, generally speaking, the game is fast enough paced that players don't spend a lot of time looking at the carnage they have caused. Overall, GRAW 2 is an outstanding first-person shooter game for teens and above.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how the player's character can die after receiving only a couple of shots. Does this affect the way you play? How does this game compare to other first-person shooter games/war games?

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