The Ghost Recon games are a series of first and third-person shooters following the exploits of an elite special-operations team called the "Ghosts" as they battle groups and corrupt governments intent on disturbing world peace. The series is regarded for its slow, highly tactical gameplay on wide-open areas and portrayal of real-life experimental military technology.
The first few games in the series had the player command multiple squads of soldiers. As the series progressed, the succeeding games followed the character of Captain Scott Mitchell leading a 4-man Ghost squad through various hotspots across the globe.
Release Date: November 14, 2001
Platforms: PC, Mac OS X, Xbox, PS2, GameCube
The first game in the series, Ghost Recon follows the eponymous squad as they are sent to quell down Russian ultra-nationalists eager to rebuild the old Soviet Union. The Ghosts are tasked with various missions such as rescuing POWs and destroying vital enemy installations, before eventually pushing into Moscow to liberate the region.
Release Date: March 27, 2002
The first expansion pack to Ghost Recon, the squad are then sent to East Africa to stop an Ethiopian dictator working with the Russians in the original campaign on invading the nation of Eritrea. Aside from the new campaign, the expansion pack also adds multiplayer maps, new weapons, and vastly improved team AI.
Release date: September 25, 2002
The second expansion pack to Ghost Recon, the new campaign is set among the jungles and swamps of Cuba to help safeguard the democratic elections after a violent uprising. The pack features larger maps and improved enemy AI.