Tom Clancy’s: Ghost Recon: Wildlands: Narco Road DLC – Review
Follow Genre: Tactical Shooter
Developer: Ubisoft Paris, Massive Entertainment, Ubisoft Annecy
Publisher: Ubisoft
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Tested on: PlayStation 4

Tom Clancy’s: Ghost Recon: Wildlands: Narco Road DLC – Review

Site Score
7.8
Good: Large amount of content
Bad: Story tone swings back and forth
User Score
5.2
(6 votes)
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Tom Clancy’s: Ghost Recon: Wildlands: Narco Road, is the first DLC released for the smash hit game: Tom Clancy’s: Ghost Recon: Wildlands. Ubisoft is notorious for making a game and upon giving the initial information about said game immediately giving details about their DLC plans. This all so fans would buy the premium edition of the game or buy a season pass for the content. With the amount of it in the original game, it might seem that the developers are swamping the map with more content than is viable, but that’s not the case with this DLC. Ubisoft learned from their ways – somewhat. The review of the original game can be read here.

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Tom Clancy’s: Ghost Recon: Wildlands: Narco Road is a mode that’s outside of the game. Before you even log into it, you can select the mode at the start menu. This makes it so that you don’t have to search through the vast amount of content already littering the original map. So you start off fresh, being dropped slightly south of the starting point without having to start a manhunt for the starting point to the DLC. You also start off on level 20, so you don’t feel underpowered and have to grind the levels and can hit the road running when jumping into the DLC.

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The story is somewhat the same from the original game, but it has taken some notes from Saint’s Row and Far Cry. This is both a good and a bad thing. It’s good because it’s quite hilarious to start off the game and having to race around the map in a monster truck running over other cars and blowing stuff up. The bad part is that it feels disingenuous to the story. The story is trying to be both serious, by having you take down the drug lords, but it’s also trying to force in a laugh or two, which is obvious by aforementioned flashy green monster truck. When it comes to added content there’s some really nice stuff added, apart from monster trucks, there are also some nice racing cars with a ‘boost’ option which let’s you blast through the Bolivian landscape with mind-blowing speeds. The downside to this is that most of the roads aren’t made for these ridiculous speeds and the vehicles themselves fishtail like crazy which makes it easy to lose control over them, so when you have to do a pursuit mission, make sure you have the right vehicle for the job.

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Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon wasn’t without it’s flaws, with the sheer size of the map and the content it held making it easy to spot glitches and having some serious texture pop in problems. The glitches are still there, with both the visual glitches, where rockets fly right through your helicopter and audio glitches where the conversation your character is holding still plays even though you’ve finished the mission.

It sounds like a lot of negatives when it comes to this DLC, but when it comes to price/content ratio, it can’t be said you’ll regret buying the DLC if you’ve enjoyed the main game.

Conclusion

Tom Clancy’s: Ghost Recon: Wildlands: Narco Road DLC is something that’ll give you quite some bang for your buck, with added races, some really cool jumps and quite an extensive amount of content for you to sink your teeth into. If you like the original and don’t mind playing a more ‘goofy’ version of it that doesn’t know what tone to stick to when it comes to the story department, then you shouldn’t hesitate to buy into it and maybe look into buying a season pass. If you weren’t a fan of the game then don’t think that this DLC is varied enough from the main game to haul you in. It’s more of the same shooty shooty bang bang fun.

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