Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon PC System Requirements

Detailed listing and information on Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon

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The Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon System Requirements were made available by Ubisoft and developer Red Storm Entertainment for the tactical first-person shooter for the PC. It includes details on the minimum requirements for the CPU, memory, storage, graphics card and more all detailed below. The game was originally released in 2001 so it's a pretty safe bet that any Windows-based PC purchased in the last 5-7 years will have enough power to run the game. A demo was released for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon and features an exclusive mission not found in the full version of the game. The mission is a prequel to the storyline and is a great way to test out not only the game before purchasing but also to see how your system meets the minimum system requirements.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Minimum PC System Requirements

Spec Requirement
Operating System Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP or newer
CPU Pentium® II 450 MHz processor or higher
Graphics Card DirectX 8.0 compatible 3D video card
Graphics Card Memory 16 MB
Memory 128MB RAM
Disk Space 2 GB of free HDD space
Sound Card DirectX 8.0 compatible sound card







About Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon is a first-person tactical shooter that was released in 2001 for Windows PCs and is the first game in the long-running Ghost Recon series of tactical shooters. It was later released for PlayStation 2 and Xbox consoles as well as ported to Mac and N-Gage. In the game, players lead a group of elite soldiers from a fictitious special forces unit within the United States Military as they take part in tactical missions with two teams of three soldiers.

There are four different classes of soldiers that can make up your squads they include the Rifleman which primarily use an M16 assault rifle but have the ability to use a wide range of weaponry; Support which soldiers that lay suppressing fire with machine guns; Demo or demolitions soldier specialize in anti-tank, demo charges, claymores and more; Snipers provide support from great distances while concealed.

The storyline for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon begins in April 2008, with civil unrest taking place in Russia. Russian ultra-nationalists have taken power with the hopes of rebuilding the Soviet Union and returning it to its former glory. As their first mission, the Ghost Recon soldiers will venture into Georgia and the Baltic States where parts of the ultra-nationalists are trying to take root. The game ventures into a number of different former Soviet Republics and ends with a final showdown with the ultra-nationalists in Moscow's Red Square.

The game also featured two expansion packs; Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Desert Siege which was released in 2002 adds a new single-player campaign with eight missions, two new multiplayer game modes, five new multiplayer maps, new weapons and more. The second expansion pack titled Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder was also released in 2002 fearing a new eight mission single player campaign, five new multiplayer maps, three new multiplayer modes, and new weapons. Ghost Recon has also seen a number of unofficial expansion packs for the PC version that have been developed by the large modding community that the game has, these mods offer updated gameplay, missions, graphics and more.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon received mostly positive reviews from critics with some awarding it game of the year in 2001. Regardless of what critics thought at the time of the release, the game started a very successful and well-regarded video game franchises.

About the Ghost Recon Series

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon series of tactical shooter video games for the PC, Xbox and PlayStation consoles. There are a total of nine full releases and four expansion packs released over the history of the series which started in 2001. The latest release to date is Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms which is primarily a multiplayer shooter that was released as free to play in 2014. It was announced by Ubisoft that Phantoms would be shut down on December 1, 2016. This is most likely due to the low number of active players and the fact that Ubisoft is working on the next title in the series. 

The tenth game in the Ghost Recon series, titled Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands, features an open, sandbox style game world with "Ghosts" being tasked with taking out a major drug cartel and its leaders in South America. 

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