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The original Ghost Recon has just received an ambitious new modification.

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Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon may still be going strong with the release of the open-world Wildlands early next year, but it’s the 2001 first entry in the series that many still feel offers the best in tactical, squad-based action. While Rainbow Six was Ubisoft’s urban-focused tactical shooter, Ghost Recon took the action outdoors with wide open environments that promoted planning and careful execution.

Now, a mod for that game created by the one-man team of developer “Apex”, called Ghost Recon: Heroes Unleashed, has released its final open beta version. It’s a significant moment, as the mod has been in development since the game’s debut 15 years ago, and arrives on the anniversary of the game’s release.


First publicly released in 2008, the mod aims to be a definitive compilation of original improvements, refinements, and additions, many of which are inspired by the classic and most-loved mods that have endured over the game’s lifetime. Heroes Unleashed also aims to make Ghost Recon and even more demanding and hardcore tactical experience, as Apex describes:

“Weapons perfectly match their real-life counterparts in accuracy, effectiveness, and handling. Your AI opponents display terrifying levels of tactical acumen in trying to outwit you through flanking, laying down suppressive fire, hiding, taking cover, etc. Missions take place in realistic open-world environments and are completely nonlinear, with a minimum of scripted events and lots of random elements for infinite replayability.”

Ghost Recon: Heroes Unleashed v1.0.0b9 Screenshot


You can download the final open beta here, for Mac or PC, in a 6.2GB package. Though this is just the final beta, Apex says that the full “version 1.0” of the mod will be released “when it’s ready”. The original Ghost Recon can be purchased via Steam or GOG for US$9.99, and the mod requires both the Desert Siege and Island Thunder expansion packs. To discuss the mod and find game servers to play it online, make sure to join the fan community at the GhostRecon.net forums.

Ghost Recon: Heroes Unleashed v1.0.0b9 Screenshot



Heroes Unleashed (v1.0.0b9 Full Install Mac & PC)



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armitom
armitom

Long live Ghost Recon!

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ApexMods
ApexMods

Hear, hear!

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7ty7 Online
7ty7

Wow what a surprise to see a mod for this game.

I haven't played it in years so this full compilation that comes with everything included sort of mod is just what I need :D

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ApexMods
ApexMods

Hope you'll like it. Plz let me know how it goes.

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Ismoleboss
Ismoleboss

Oh ! the first ghost recon is still alive, nice !

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ApexMods
ApexMods

Ghost Recon forever.

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SweetJuleka
SweetJuleka

Been in Development for 15 Years?

Jezz and I thought that Black Mesa took forever to be Released.

This Mod looks really good, I'll try it out if I can remember where I misplaced my Copy of Ghost Recon. ;)

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ApexMods
ApexMods

You can get Ghost Recon at e.g. GOG Gog.com and Steam Store.steampowered.com

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KoDan1
KoDan1

Lol I still have the CD version for the game.
Didn't expect to see anything about it.
THEN SUDDENLY
A Moddb article appears on my facebook feed.

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ApexMods
ApexMods

Ghost Recon will never die.

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Kohbara
Kohbara

The threat indicator, and compass for Heroes Unleashed should be patched, or fixed, because it doesn't seem to be like the original threat indicator.It makes it slightly more difficult without it.

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ApexMods
ApexMods

This is intentional. Realism.

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Guest
Guest

How can i play multiplayer? are there any servers?
I never played multiplayer in this game.. i even have the CD of it since my childhood

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ApexMods
ApexMods

Multiplayer is alive and well. Visit GhostRecon.net and look here 5.45.107.182 for active servers.

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