Ghost Recon 2
places the action in the year 2011 during a revolt in North Korea. Fearing that violence may spread out of the country, which would spark international problems, the United Nations sends in the Ghost Recon team.
The game is split up into three main modes: Campaign, Quick Mission, and Multiplayer. A Lone Wolf mode is also available, but must be unlocked. Campaign mode, which spans 15 levels, opens with a short documentary describing the conflict in North Korea. After, you are presented with a television interview with the Ghost Recon team describing the events of the mission. From here you play through their stories, assuming the role of Scott Mitchell, the leader of Ghost Recon.
Mission setup is similar to past games in the series, but brings with it a few changes to the formula. You begin each mission by equipping your four-man squad with weapons and tools. Placing the game in the future allows for the use of military technology not yet in use, such as the SPR-468 rifle, which has a camera mounted on it so your soldiers can see around corners and over obstacles without exposing themselves to gunfire. Other tools like night vision and various types of explosive ordnance are also available. While in the field, you can also swap weapons with fallen enemies, a feature that wasn’t available in the previous games.
Quick Mission presents short missions you can take to brush up on commanding your squad. Each mission involves mission goals like Firefight, Defend, and Recon. By completing missions in Campaign mode, you’ll unlock Lone Wolf mode, letting you replay missions as a solo commando. This mode is the one that really takes the cake. Going through missions with a team is a completely different experience than going through it solo.
The biggest draw of the first two Ghost Recon games was Multiplayer. Ghost Recon 2 offers a number of online options that can be played either with four players on System Link, or up to 16 players on Xbox Live. All of the standard online modes are available and are joined by a new mode called Seek and Destroy. Here, players all begin as soldiers, the first person to score a kill is designated as a “Lone Wolf,” granting them stealth abilities and marking them as the target for the remaining soldiers.