Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon (also known as simply Ghost Recon) is a tactical shooter video game developed by Red Storm Entertainment, a Ubisoft subsidiary, and published by Ubisoft in 2001 for the PC. It was ported to the Mac, PlayStation 2 and Xbox in 2002 and to the GameCube in 2003. Ports for N-Gage and Game Boy Advance were planned, but later canceled.
Unlike Clancy's other tactical shooter series, Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon is not based on any of his books. In a 2006 interview with the New York Times, Clancy suggested that the plot for the original Ghost Recon was inspired by a "letter" he had received from a CIA "official." When asked to provide more detail about the "letter," Clancy refused to comment further.
Ghost Recon's success has spawned 2 expansion packs, Desert Siege and Island Thunder, as well as numerous sequels for video game consoles and the PC.
Minimum PC requirements
- Windows 2000 or better
- Pentium II 450 MHz processor
- 128 MB of RAM
- DirectX 8.0 or higher (included on CD) (must have compatible sound card)
- 16 MB VRAM 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 8.0
- 1 GB hard drive space
- 4X CD-ROM
- Internet/network with TCP/IP connection at 28.8 kbit/s
Minimum Mac requirements
- Mac OS X or Mac OS 9 or higher
- PowerPC G3 processor or higher
- 256 MB of memory (128 MB if using Mac OS 9)
- ATI Technologies Rage 128 graphics card with 16 MB VRAM or better
- 1 GB of hard disk space