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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars

By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Compelling tactical strategy game with mild violence.

Game Nintendo 3DS 2011
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Shadow Wars is an engaging turn-based strategy game whose thorough tutorial and three levels of difficulty make it accessible to newcomers as well as veterans. A meaty campaign mode offers a diverse set of well-designed scenarios, from building infiltrations to all-out assaults. There's also a multiplayer mode where two friends can play opposing sides by passing the 3DS back and forth. Graphics are only so-so, and the 3D effects are not impressive, but if you're looking for a solid portable strategy game rather than something to show off the 3DS's graphical effects, then Shadow Wars is an outstanding choice for teens and older.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo 3DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: UbiSoft
  • Release date: March 27, 2011
  • Genre: Strategy
  • ESRB rating: T for Mild Violence
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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