As the commander of the Ghosts, your mission is to stop the Russian ultranationalist Yuri Treskayev from coming to power. From the hot deserts of Kazakhstan to the towns and villages of Ukraine and the frozen lands of Siberia, you must discover and disable the secret Soviet-era “Dead Hand” bases which Treskayev is using to build an army of drones to seize power. You will have access to full resources to build, train, and equip your team, using increasingly high-tech weapons and armor.
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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars is a 2011 Ubisoft video game exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS.

The story is based around a bid for power in Russia by an Ultranationalist politician called Yuri Treskayev. Presidential elections are looming and Treskayev is in second place in the polls. In the meanwhile the Ghosts stumble across a conspiracy in Kazakhstan to destabilize countries neighboring Russia, but they can't prove a connection to Treskayev. It seems to be connected to the Soviet era "Dead Hand Bases" which are being reactivated one by one. The situation worsens, and Ghosts find themselves fighting behind the front lines in a war, and then eventually going deep into enemy territory in Siberia.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Combat is top-down and turn-based. There are six unique classes, each with their own special skills: Commando, Engineer, Gunner, Medic, Sniper and Recon.

Completing objectives in missions gives the player points which can be used to upgrade the rank of each unit. Units have a predetermined development tree, with each new level granting a mix of Hit Point (HP) bonuses, new abilities and alternative equipment. Players choose which points to spend on each unit.

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The game can be played in three modes:

  • Campaign Game: The single player campaign has 37 missions for a total playing time of around 35–45 hours, depending on difficulty level selected. The player controls a team of up to six Ghosts through the story based campaign, leveling them up and upgrading their equipment as the story progressed.
  • Skirmish Missions: There are 20 skirmish missions which are standalone missions with fixed teams and deployments.
  • Multiplayer Missions: There are 10 multiplayer missions which are played using a single 3DS console.

Classes[edit | edit source]

Shadow Wars' units are split into 6 classes. These are:

Classes Description
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The Commando is equipped with an Assault Rifle and a High-Tech shoulder mounted Missile Launcher. The Commando is effectively like human artillery, but very mobile. His long range, indirect fire, area effect missiles are devastating, but ammo is limited. They come in two types – anti-vehicle or anti-personnel.
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The Engineer is equipped with an Assault Rifle as his main weapon. His secondary equipment is either a deployable Gun Turret or an armed, mobile drone. He can also repair vehicles and drones.
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The Gunner is equipped with a high-powered automatic weapon with excellent damage and return fire, but limited maneuverability. He has a choice of grenades for his secondary weapon.
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The Medic has effective Personal Defense Weapons and a choice of Medkits, including a 'Stim Kit', which can allow characters to act again, or a 'Boost Kit', which provides power points.
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The Sniper is a long range specialist. He has a choice between Heavy Sniper Rifles, with good armor penetration, or Light Sniper Rifles, which give better mobility. His secondary weapons include a choice of either AP or EMP grenades.
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The Recon is equipped with a special camouflage system that prevents any direct attacks against her unless she is revealed by an adjacent enemy. She is equipped with silenced Carbines for a main weapon, and a choice of EMP grenades or knife for secondary weapon. With her knife she is a really devastating stealth killer.

Missions[edit | edit source]

Chapter 1: Kastrel Down[edit | edit source]

Chapter 2: Dead Hand Play[edit | edit source]

Chapter 3: A New Threat[edit | edit source]

Chapter 4: Invasion[edit | edit source]

Chapter 5: Back on the Trail[edit | edit source]

Chapter 6: The Coup[edit | edit source]

Chapter 7: The Last Stand[edit | edit source]

Characters[edit | edit source]

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Ghost Lead
Ghost Lead
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Yuri Treskayev
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General Strashin
Zemya Leader
Yaroslav Demidov
Vladimir Morozov
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Aydana Kozlova
Arystan Unit

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Ghost Recon Shadow Wars Weapons
Handguns P30UTSPOTS38GH38
Assault rifles ACRSCAR-HG36ARAK 103OTs-14
Light machine guns G100G200M249VKP
Submachine guns 552SDP90MiniPDWM84
Sniper rifles M24M14 ERHSRLRR-Mk2XM2010SVD
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