Ghost Recon takes the next step in battlefield realism with Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon™: Island Thunder™. Cuba, 2009: Castro is dead, and the first free Cuban elections in decades are thrown into turmoil by a drug-funded warlord. The Ghosts, an elite team of U.S.
User reviews: Positive (22 reviews) - 100% of the 22 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 25, 2002

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About This Game

Ghost Recon takes the next step in battlefield realism with Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon™: Island Thunder™.

Cuba, 2009: Castro is dead, and the first free Cuban elections in decades are thrown into turmoil by a drug-funded warlord. The Ghosts, an elite team of U.S. Army Green Berets, are sent to Cuba as part of a UN peacekeeping force to destroy the rebel forces and their mercenary leaders and secure the elections for a free Cuba.

  • 8 new single player missions in an all-new campaign set across the island of Cuba.
  • 5 new dedicated multiplayer maps.
  • 12 new multiplayer weapons including the M4 SOCOM rifle and the MM-1 automatic grenade launcher.
  • 2 new multiplayer game types.
  • New Cuban enemy vehicles, new allied vehicles, and insertions by helicopter.

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • Supported OS: Microsoft Windows® 2000/XP
    • Processor: Pentium® II 450 MHz, AMD K6 III 500, or equivalent
    • System Memory: 128 MB of RAM or above
    • Video Card: 16 MB DirectX® 8.0-compliant 3D card; Voodoo™ cards not supported
    • Sound Card: DirectX 8.0-compliant sound card
    • DirectX Version: DirectX® version 8.0 or higher
    • Hard Disk: 2 GB available hard disk space
    • Multiplay: Properly configured TCP/IP connection at 56 Kbps or faster
    • Note: For an up-to-date list of supported chipsets, video cards, and operating systems, please visit the FAQ for this game at: http://support.ubi.com.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2015
Ghost Recon Island Thunder is the second and last expansion pack for Ghost Recon. This one was released in 2002, in same year as the first pack. It still feels like yet another mission pack, not adding much. 8 more missions, more weapons, more multiplayer stuff. It also came out on Xbox. And there was some edition of Ghost Recon with content of this pack for PS2 as well.

Well, seeing that multiplayer isn't a living thing, I don't think that you will care about whatever multiplayer new things, leaving us with single-player content.

As for new game mechanics, well, I guess it retains unblowable enemy jeeps from Desert Siege. And that's about it. And I guess that new specialist that has grenade launcher as primary weapon, which teammate AI never bothers to use. Oh, and stationary grenade launchers that are placed in some levels, for usage by enemies. They just never place it to be useful for player, despite letting him use them.
It's not like you will count intro cutscenes of each mission where they come in helicopter or a boat as a new mechanic.

As for 8 more missions, then eh, at this point it's more of same. Not as fun as Desert Siege, it mostly has more of missions in style that annoyed me in original Ghost Recon. Like, having to know that there is enemy who is hard to see and can shoot you down accurately somewhere at the edge of fog. It's a bit harder, with tree covers and such. Still quicksaving like no tommorow.

Plus it also got 5 more maps for Custom Missions, quite interesting ones. Actually, they put a new mode there, Defend, where you must "defend the base". I think that previous expansion pack had it, but it was multiplayer-only deal.

Well, it's not amazing. But still good. Well, no, still fine. Even meh.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 21, 2015
Absolutely brutal and unforgiving.
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 27, 2014
The difficulty level will undoubtedly spur a few people away. It's not crazily impossible or unreasonable but it's not as easy as some of the missions presented earlier.There are no huge new strides in gameplay, but the story-driven campaign is top-notch.The graphics are quite goods, as are the maps, with lots of little places to work around and use for cover. For the snipers out there, you will be pleased.It captures all the essence and excitement of the series even if it doesn't offer a lot of new elements.
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26 of 37 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 15, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Really fun back in the day. Now it looks really bad due to the bad graphics, but still a good game, brings back good memories.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 6, 2015
The last installment for the original Ghost Recon game, this expansion is the pinacle of the game. The AI is even more responsive and their movement makes for many surprises throughout probably making this the toughest the game gets, which is already at a do-or-die. The jungle settings are also quite interesting and allow for lots of cover for both your squads but also for the enemy. As always, approaching the targets is important in itself as it will probably alter the way you play out the rest of the mission.

This is perhaps the pinacle of not only the game Ghost Recon series but also as a tactical FPS genre. A missed shot here or there will probably cost you a soldier or two so be wary. This expansion should be in every library.
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