Parents' Guide to

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Lifelike third-person military shooter has bloody combat.

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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 10+

Original ghost recon was better!

Ghost Recon: Future soldier is i fun game to play through in co-op! i played through with my son online multiple times. has split screen survival if you want to get some butt buddies over. BUT! my son and myself agree that the first ghost recon was more enjoyable to play we often play over game ranger. it forces you to work together and NO REGENERATING HEALTH! thats the selling point for me. but if you want a cheap war game for your kids get GRAW/GRAW if they already have that then get them this. GRAW has 4 player split screen so i recommend it.
age 10+

honest review

Good game for 10 and up! not too violent lots of new tech for the future game. Parents not to worry Because ghost recon future solider isnt as bad as you would think!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13 ):
Kids say (19 ):

The first new Ghost Recon game in half a decade, Future Soldier isn't likely to be easily confused with any of the other military shooters currently lining store shelves. Its third-person, squad-focused, cover-based combat feels sufficiently different from the competition, and its technology-of-tomorrow arsenal of military hardware helps create some interesting and original strategic missions.

However, it's also plagued by several minor problems. The grainy, bleached-out graphics don't stand up well against those of other blockbuster shooters. Plus, its campaign, while drawing inspiration from popular films, lacks the sort of glossy cinematic spectacle that's become a hallmark of the genre and makes other games feel like interactive war movies. It can still be a lot of fun, especially when playing in its highly competitive online modes, which have a distinctive, tactics-heavy vibe you won't find in other shooters, but a Call of Duty killer this isn't.

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