Ghost Recon Island Thunder is an expansion pack for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon, released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox. Island Thunder offers more than enough in the way of a challenging single-player game and new multiplayer maps for players who are serious about tactical shooters. Island Thunder is the second expansion pack for Ghost Recon; the first, Desert Siege, was released earlier this year. Like its predecessors, Island Thunder is mainly focused on realistic, covert, team-based military operations in this case, in the jungles, swamps, and grasslands of Cuba. And like its predecessors’ single-player game, Island Thunder’s single-player game generally consists of cautiously guiding three squads of soldiers out into the field, encountering enemy soldiers at set points, and picking them off as cleanly and from as far away as possible, avoiding any messy firefights that can get your computer-controlled teammates killed. Island Thunder also adds five new multiplayer maps, new weapons, and new multiplayer modes to Ghost Recon, and these are enjoyable enough, or would be if it weren’t for the game’s poor multiplayer support. Island Thunder has a built-in server browser, but unless you know the exact IP address of a specific server, it’s useless. Your only other options are to use either a third-party application or Ubi Soft’s clumsy, unreliable Ubi.com online player-matching service. Though Ubi.com now has chat and buddy list features, at the time of this writing, it can’t properly set up a game of Island Thunder. The browser often incorrectly lists open slots on servers that are actually full, hangs on a connection and then disconnects, or incorrectly lists game modifications you’ll need to join a particular game.
System= Pentium IV CPU 1.7 GHz
RAM= 512 MB
Size= 188 MB
Video Memory= 64 MB
OS= Windows XP, Vista, 7 and Windows 8