Xbox One Review: Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint

I came in like a Recon ball…

Face your deadliest enemy yet, The Wolves, former Ghosts who have betrayed their country. Led by the charismatic Colonel Cole D. Walker they have taken control of Auroa for an unknown purpose. Now in control of Auroa’s powerful drone technology The Wolves and their allies will hunt you mercilessly across Auroa. Experience life as a Ghost, an elite US Special Operations soldier, as you fight back from behind enemy lines on the toughest mission of your career.

Ghost Recon Wildlands was a decent game in my book, even if as with most open-world games by Ubisoft, it blurred between several games in design. The same can be said for Breakpoint to a degree as it continues to feel like a mixture of Far Cry 5 meets Rainbow Six Siege and The Division and so on. The only difference this time is that the experience isn’t as memorable, other than Jon Bernthal absolutely nailing it as the main villain. Like the original, the game let you play co-op online or solo, but the servers weren’t exactly behaving themselves at launch and while things are a little better now, we’re still some way from getting the experience that we hoped.

The camera angles take a while to get used to, while the game has numerous bugs and technical issues that hold back what could have been a decent open world game. It’s a real shame considering how polished Wildlands was in comparison, even at launch it was miles better than what Breakpoint has delivered thus far. The story is also a mixed bag of clichés and predictable.

There is some PvP, but it isn’t anywhere near as fun as PvE which would be great if the servers were always reliable. Unfortunately, at the moment…they are not. Visually, Breakpoint is a nice looking game but it isn’t as nice on the eye as Wildlands was either. I did come across some framerate hiccups and long load times too, which is far from ideal.

The Verdict

As it stands, Ghost Recon: Breakpoint is miles away from its true potential with its forgettable story, buggy gameplay and unreliable servers. If the team can fix the bugs and servers, then it might be worth a shot. But right now, it’s hard to recommend until it is.

Score: 6.0