Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon 2: Summit Strike (2005)

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Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon 2: Summit Strike is a highly regarded expansion that enhances the original game with tougher challenges, stunning visuals, and a plethora of multiplayer options, solidifying its place in the tactical shooter genre.


Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon 2: Summit Strike expands on the original Ghost Recon 2 with new missions, modes, and challenges, providing a more difficult and immersive experience.


“Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon 2: Summit Strike” is an Xbox-exclusive expansion to “Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon 2”, developed by Red Storm Entertainment and published by Ubisoft. The game is a tactical shooter that includes new multiplayer modes and features increased difficulty compared to the base game.

The game is set in 2012 and revolves around a Pakistani terrorist and arms dealer, Asad Rahil. Rahil begins to sell old Soviet weaponry to fundamentalists in the Middle East through corrupt contacts in the Kazakhstan military. When the Kazakh president discovers this, he and his security council attempt to shut them down.

In response, Rahil assassinates the president and his security council in a bombing attack on Almaty, Kazakhstan. A couple of weeks before the bombing, Rahil moves his troops to Kyrgyzstan, where he attempts to steal chemical weapons at a disposal facility in Oshkek. When local militia tries to stop him, Rahil detonates gas shells at the facility, killing the militia and over 500 civilians. After this, Rahil moves his troops into Almaty where he sets off the bomb.

After the bombing, the Kazakh military breaks apart into multiple factions fighting for control of the government. UN peacekeeping troops are deployed into Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to prevent an outbreak of a civil war. The UN deploys the Ghosts, led by Captain Mitchell, to capture or kill Rahil and eliminate his forces in the region.

The ghosts are tasked to work with Gregoriy Koslov, a Kazakh military specialist working with the UN to take down the corrupt military elements. Their first mission is to destroy an old Soviet military installation Rahil is using as a base of operations. They clear a village near the base of enemy soldiers and destroy artillery pieces guarding it. They then successfully clear the base of Rahil’s troops after destroying nearby SAM sites.

Afterwards, Mitchell and his team kill one of Rahil’s top lieutenants and destroy his training camps, but several of Koslov’s troops are captured by enemy forces. The Ghosts travel to another one of Rahil’s bases where Koslov’s men are being kept. They successfully secure the prisoners and the base, as well as eliminating an enemy armor convoy.

Eventually, Rahil’s army attacks Astana in an attempt to capture the capital and establish power. The Ghosts are sent to destroy enemy armored reinforcements traveling to the capital and destroy another armor battalion before they can ambush UN troops. Despite these setbacks, Rahal’s forces take Astana, and the UN troops and Kazakh loyalists prepare a full-scale assault of the city. Mitchell and his team destroy enemy bunkers East of the capital to prevent reinforcements from reaching the city. UN troops assault Astana in an attempt to capture Rahil.

“Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon 2: Summit Strike” offers an immersive plot that takes players on a thrilling journey through a war-torn country. The game’s storyline is filled with intense missions and strategic gameplay, making it a must-play for fans of the tactical shooter genre.


Players lead a four-man fireteam of Ghosts, skilled in various combat tactics and equipped to handle diverse battlefield scenarios.


Featuring large, open levels with multiple objectives, players engage in tactical squad-based combat, with the ability to issue orders to AI teammates and manage their health. The game is known for its realism, with no health packs and limited damage tolerance.


As an expansion, Summit Strike offers great value with its deep single-player campaign and rich multiplayer content, making it a standout title in the tactical shooter genre.

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