Ghost Recon: Heroes Unleashed, the ruthlessly unforgiving tactical shooter experience.  Unofficial expansion pack for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon with 150+ maps, 250+ weapons, tons of new content, packed with ass-kicking realism and countless other gameplay improvements.  Maybe it's time to revisit the King of tactical shooters!




Welcome to Ghost Recon: Heroes Unleashed!


Heroes Unleashed is an unofficial expansion pack for the squad-based military tactical first person shooter Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, and before I introduce you to this mod (as in modification), please allow me to tell you a little bit about the game it is made for.


Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon


On Tuesday, November 13, 2001, a game developer in North Carolina's Research Triangle, not far from U.S. Army Special Forces installation Fort Bragg, released their opus magnum - Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon. The company, Red Storm Entertainment, had been founded five years prior, in 1996, by famed author Tom Clancy, best known for authentic and technically detailed military science thrillers, and his friend Doug Littlejohns, a highly decorated British Royal Navy Captain.

RSE gained major critical acclaim with their release of the first true tactical FPS - Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six - in 1998. In stark contrast to the ubiquitous run'n'gun shooters that had gone before, Rainbow Six rewarded tactics and planning over twitch reflexes, and its "one shot, one kill" introduced gamers to the concept of unforgiving realism. RSE's brainchild of realistic tactical first person shooters - a genre unheard of before Rainbow Six - was taken even further and ultimately reached its apotheosis three years later in Red Storm Entertainment's next groundbreaking release: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon.

Expanding Rainbow Six' narrow counter terrorism CQC settings with open non-linear sandbox environments of military battlefields, and adding unequaled realism and streamlined realtime cooperative squad controls, RSE's Ghost Recon won multiple "Game of the Year" awards, topped many "Best Games of All Times" lists, and earned the ultimate accolade of being named "The Thinking Man's Shooter". Ghost Recon strikes a perfect balance between action game and realism simulator by side-stepping both the unrealistic hollywood-esque action approach of e.g. Call of Duty and Counter Strike games, as well as the overly cumbersome complexity of scale simulation minutiae employed by e.g. the Operation Flashpoint and ArmA series.

Focused squarely on realistic nonlinear tactical play, paired with its natural intuitive controls, unrivaled immersion, and vivid situational awareness, Ghost Recon facilitates and also unconditionally demands the undistracted use of tactical faculties, consequently adhering to Bushnell's theorem of being easy to learn and difficult to master. To this day, over a decade after its release, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon is widely considered to be the greatest tactical shooter ever made. While later games were published under the Tom Clancy and Ghost Recon brands, developed after RSE's buyout by French publisher Ubisoft, none ever came close to the uncompromising concept of the original.

Until today, no game developer has presented a single valid contender to Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, the ruling King of tactical shooters.


Ghost Recon: Heroes Unleashed


Heroes Unleashed is my tribute to the greatest tactical shooter ever, the original Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, released in 2001, developed by Red Storm Entertainment, and brought to the Mac by i5works and Aspyr. The mod aspires to honor makers and fans of this timeless masterpiece, to be a token of appreciation for all the people contributing to the undying and ever-expanding universe of classic Ghost Recon.

This unofficial expansion pack is the redux of content and ideas from a myriad of other Ghost Recon mods, and it aims to incorporate those elements into an ultimate collection, meticulously complemented by a host of significant enhancements and many novel features. Among its numerous additions, Heroes Unleashed contains 150+ different maps (available in all single and multiplayer game modes), provides over 100 game types (for SP and MP combined), and offers more than 250 authentic weapons to choose from. All add-ons feature a consistent professional finish and are painstakingly integrated and balanced.

The mod also tries to improve and refine many aspects of the game to further increase its perennial appeal and addictive replayability, while remaining true to Ghost Recon's unique character and concept. Heroes Unleashed strives to intensify Ghost Recon's realistic feel and immersive qualities, to make the game more challenging and emphasize the hallmark of Ghost Recon gameplay: realistic tactical play, rather than the asinine wanna-live-forever run'n'gun found in other shooters.

If you are looking for killing sprees or frag fests, move right along, there is nothing to see here. Just as the original game, this mod is about tactics and teamwork, and a focused mind and good strategy will serve you better than twitch reflexes and an itchy trigger finger. With the combination of all of its features, Heroes Unleashed seeks to create the optimum Ghost Recon experience to accommodate all kinds of players - casual gamer, clan regular, and league contestant alike.

I hope that Ghost Recon: Heroes Unleashed will provide you with many additional years of fun in playing one of the best games ever devised.


Respectfully,
ApexMods


PS: To enjoy Ghost Recon and the Heroes Unleashed mod to the fullest, I urge you to join the most awesome fan community on the web at the GhostRecon.net forums, as you won't be able to find a nicer crowd of people and more in-depth Ghost Recon game and modding resources anywhere else on the web!

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8 comments by ApexMods on May 21st, 2014

Thought I'd abandoned this, didn't you?  Nope, even after more than a decade of one-man development I still cannot stay away from this monster for too long, and while my spare time for modding is more and more limited nowadays, I recently found a couple of hours here and there to keep churning away at Ghost Recon: Heroes Unleashed.

The next update will be big… incredibly big, actually. There's a huge amount of under-the-hood work going on, because I'll try to make it the last beta before the (ta-dah!) feature complete final release… but I should probably not promise anything.  :)

Anyhow, here's a bit of teaser info:

  • ETA for next version of Ghost Recon: Heroes Unleashed (v1.0.0b9):  Late 2014
  • Current installed v1.0.0b9 mod size: > 11 GB
  • Changes & additions: Too many to list here
  • Happiness with progress so far: Limitless

Ghost Recon forever!  :)

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Heroes Unleashed (v1.0.0b8 Full Install for Mac)

Heroes Unleashed (v1.0.0b8 Full Install for Mac)

Sep 28, 2012 Full Version 0 comments

New version of Heroes Unleashed, the ruthlessly unforgiving tactical shooter experience. Unofficial expansion pack for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon. 150...

Heroes Unleashed (v1.0.0b8 Full Install for PC)

Heroes Unleashed (v1.0.0b8 Full Install for PC)

Sep 28, 2012 Full Version 17 comments

New version of Heroes Unleashed, the ruthlessly unforgiving tactical shooter experience. Unofficial expansion pack for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon. 150...

Heroes Unleashed (v1.0.0b8 Update for Mac & PC)

Heroes Unleashed (v1.0.0b8 Update for Mac & PC)

Sep 28, 2012 Patch 2 comments

New version of Heroes Unleashed, the ruthlessly unforgiving tactical shooter experience. Unofficial expansion pack for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon. 150...

Heroes Unleashed (v1.0.0b7 Full Install for Mac)

Heroes Unleashed (v1.0.0b7 Full Install for Mac)

Jun 3, 2012 Full Version 0 comments

New version of Heroes Unleashed, the ruthlessly unforgiving tactical shooter experience. Unofficial expansion pack for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon. 150...

Heroes Unleashed (v1.0.0b7 Full Install for PC)

Heroes Unleashed (v1.0.0b7 Full Install for PC)

Jun 3, 2012 Full Version 9 comments

New version of Heroes Unleashed, the ruthlessly unforgiving tactical shooter experience. Unofficial expansion pack for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon. 150...

Heroes Unleashed (v1.0.0b6 Full Install for PC)

Heroes Unleashed (v1.0.0b6 Full Install for PC)

May 29, 2010 Full Version 10 comments

Unofficial Expansion Pack for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon (PC Version). 100+ Maps, 200+ Weapons, Ass-Kicking Realism... Maybe it's Time to Revisit the King...

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spetz
spetz Jul 19 2011, 1:08am says:

Hi, I've been playing your mod for quite some time and it was very enjoyable. Been playing the ol' campaign since it was the more fun one compared to the other two. So far the only issues I had was the friendly AI part but I'm pretty sure you've got all sorts of comments regarding to that matter.

Although what I'm more concerned of right now is the animation of the friendly AI when they are moving, stopping and finding the enemy. When they reach a certain position or finding an enemy, they will start doing an animation like waving hands to tell their mates to get down or point to the enemy. So when they start doing this, they seem to be unable to actually shoot the target on his own. Although at most times this might not pose a problem since his teammates would do the work for him, there are times when they don't shoot and the one doing the animation ending up dead for not shooting back during the animation is in place.

So my question is, could these be removed or something because I'd like my AI team, despite of what they are, be functional as much as possible. Because after that incident, I didn't really mind for them being visually nice and all, I just wanted them to do their jobs right at least, even if they are AIs.

Thank you.

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Knight_Ken
Knight_Ken Jul 11 2010, 9:12am says:

The best mod!!!!! Lot of maps, weapons.

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ApexMods
ApexMods Oct 4 2010, 6:27am replied:

Thanks a lot, Ken. Glad you enjoy the mod.

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OhNoesBunnies!
OhNoesBunnies! May 30 2010, 12:46am says:

Do I need the expansion packs for this or will the stand-alone Ghost Recon do?

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ApexMods
ApexMods May 30 2010, 3:48am replied:

You will need both expansion packs - "Desert Siege" and "Island Thunder". But nowadays you can find the "Ghost Recon Gold Edition" (which contains both) in the bargain bin or at Amazon/Ebay etc. for under 10$ - and this classic game is really worth that kind of investment IMHO. :)

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Anon1
Anon1 May 29 2010, 7:26pm says:

Do you have a non 7z version of the file? Compressed with something else?

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ApexMods
ApexMods May 29 2010, 7:46pm replied:

Sorry, the full install downloads are compressed with 7z, because this provides the highest possible compression ratio. The uncompressed mod is almost 5 GB in size and RAR, ZIP etc. would result in the download being about 500 MB larger, which makes it too big for most available mirrors and significantly increases download time, too. To expand 7z archives have a look at 7-zip for PC ( www.7-zip.org ) or StuffIt Expander for Mac ( Stuffit.com ) - both available as free downloads.

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InfiniteRequiem
InfiniteRequiem Mar 30 2010, 10:56pm says:

Awsome mod, have been checking out the incredible amount of quick missions on offer, should take me a while to complete them all =]
If would love to play co-op if anyones interested.

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ApexMods
ApexMods May 29 2010, 7:04pm replied:

Thanks a lot for the feedback. Every single comment like this motivates me to keep developing Heroes Unleashed. For online games I'd recommend to check out www.Xfire.com and www.GameRanger.com - there are always some servers up at those online communities and you can easily host your own games as well. See you on the battlefield.

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ApexMods
ApexMods May 29 2010, 7:00pm replied:

Thanks for the positive feedback. The next update (v1.0.0b6 - available soon) will include the audio files for english voices to match the all-english setup of the mod.

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