Parents' Guide to

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Violent, mature shooter focuses on drug cartel conflict.

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

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 46 parent reviews

age 12+

You can turn off gore and blood. No sex and nudity. And mild drugs and smoking. Good for 12 year olds

This game is amazing with the graphics and everything. But when it comes down to blood and gore. You can disable this. There is a setting in the settings menu that says "gore". Simply turn this off and there you go no more gore. For the swearing you can also turn this off. Again its in settings. There is no sex and nudity in this game as its a war game. I enjoyed the game and let my son play it. You can drink and smoke but its very mild as you may see someone just having a cigarette and that's it. Drinking is also mild.
age 12+

12+ Blood and gore can be turned off. Along with profanity. No sex and nudity. Very little drinking and smoking.

This game is so good in all ways. For kids however there is blood and gore. Guess what. This can be turned off! It has swearing too but this can be turned off. All in settings. I have a YouTube video if you check it out on how to turn this off. There is 0 sex and nudity in it. Drinking and smoking there is very little in it. On the other hand this game has good role models and teaches kids a lot about things that they should learn about. Let your 12+ year old play this as it will have a positive affect on them.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (46 ):
Kids say (40 ):

This tactical open-world shooter might be violent, but the flexibility in gameplay will keep you coming back for more. Most shooters have you charge into battle guns blazing like a one-man killing machine, dodging lead like raindrops and soaking up damage like you're one part sponge and two parts Terminator. But the Ghost Recon series has never been like most shooters, and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands is the best the series has ever offered. Take the calculated, tactical planning that's been a cornerstone of the franchise and drop it into a massive, open-world environment filled with all kinds of terrain, vehicles, weapons, and skills, and you end up with an amazing gaming experience that you can play almost any way you see fit. Whether you sneak through the shadows, eliminating threats and accomplishing objectives with no one the wiser, or go in big and bold, crashing right through the front gates in an armored jeep, remotely blowing up a nearby fuel tanker to take the enemy by surprise, the game is nothing if not filled with options. But no matter which path you choose, you're going to need to be sure to work as a team. Trying to go lone wolf in Wildlands is a surefire way to end up a dead wolf.

Ghost Recon Wildlands is all about teamwork and strategy. No matter if you're going solo with an AI squad, going online with a handful of buddies, or even diving into an open match and hoping for the best, working together is key to overcoming the numbers game against the Santa Blanca cartel. Admittedly, if you're going to go online, you're usually better off setting up a match with people you know vs. people you don't. In open matches, you never know who you're going to get. You could wind up with an elite group that takes on missions with surgical precision, or you could wind up with a group that will run you over with a truck just as soon as they'd cover your back. The latter type of match can take a chunk of the fun out of the game, but sometimes even those chaotic moments are good for a laugh. The most impressive feat in Wildlands is that it gives players a huge sandbox to play in, but it always gives something to do to keep things from getting stale. The game's version of Bolivia includes thick woodlands, snowy mountains, salt flats, and more. One minute it's bright and sunny, the next you're trudging through mud in a thunderstorm. The world around you feels truly alive, ever-changing, and with a mood all its own. What Ubisoft has managed to do is create a place you're not just there to save but a place you genuinely feel is worth saving.

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