In the wake of one of North Korea's worst famines, an insidious North Korean general influences the government to secretly divert humanitarian aid to beef up its army, slowly gaining power in the process.
Fearful that North Korea is amassing huge quantities of military weapons, the new Chinese regime eliminates arms sales to North Korea. In response, the North Korean government initiates secret overtures to Russia, who strikes a quiet alliance. In the midst of another North Korean famine, food riots begin rocking the countryside, and the rogue North Korean general assumes complete control of the army. Blaming China for the famine, he begins charging north to seize Chinese territory with tacit support from its new Russian ally.
China moves to respond, but limits the level of escalation, fearing open conflict with Russia and a possible nuclear exchange. Instead, China officially agrees to a multinational force to safeguard the China-North Korean border. Unofficially, the Ghosts and other special forces go in. Their mission: cripple the North Korean threat and depose the rogue general.
As the player, you are in control of your own troupe of fighters. This game combines gun skills with stealth tactics. Blazing your weapons in open fire may possibly work on the easiest of difficulties; however, in the more difficult arenas, it will not get you very far. Instead, one must learn to sneak up on, or better yet, past the enemy, in order to venture through this tactical espionage title.
- Exclusive game design for Xbox: Storyline, level design, and cinematic sequences will be unique to the Xbox. Developed by Red Storm Entertainment, this version is built from the ground up for the Xbox to push the system to its limits. This version acts as a sequel to the PlayStation 2 version (which is set in 2007)
- Complete immersion in the war of tomorrow: Players will utilize the most high-tech, advanced weapons and gadgets to defeat the smartest, deadliest AI yet in this epic struggle. Intense battle sequences, countless enemies, and a gritty story power the campaigns
- New graphic and physics technology: Real-life East Asian environments are rendered in stunning detail. Plus, Ghost Recon 2 features next-generation technology such as dynamic lighting, multi-texturing, and normal mapping. The new Havok 2 physics engine also provides realistic effects for destructible objects, moving vehicles, ragdoll physics, and spectacular special effects
- Lead a brand-new team of special forces: Interact with and fight alongside characters new to the Ghost Recon world - each with his or her own look, personality, and specialization. As the Ghost leader, control your squad via voice commands and a new, one-click interface
- All-new camera angle fully immerses you in the war: Ghost Recon 2 unveils a brand-new camera view to the Ghost Recon world. The OTS (over-the-shoulder) view allows players to see their characters and weapons and watch characters react to surrounding mortar, gunfire, and airstrikes. Players can also communicate with teammates via hand signals to silently trap enemies
- Multiplayer madness: 4-player split screen offline or through Xbox Live. 16 players online, both adversarial and cooperative modes available