Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Desert Siege

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Desert Siege
Developer(s)Red Storm Entertainment
Publisher(s)Ubi Soft
SeriesTom Clancy's Ghost Recon
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 2
  • NA: March 27, 2002
  • EU: March 28, 2002
  • WW: July 15, 2008 (Steam)
Genre(s)Tactical shooter

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Desert Siege is an expansion of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon developed by Red Storm Entertainment and published by Ubi Soft for Microsoft Windows. It is also an unlockable campaign in the PlayStation 2 version of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon.


In 2009, nearly one year after a war in Russia, old hostilities between Eritrea and Ethiopia have resurfaced. Colonel Tesfaye Wolde of the Ethiopian army had participated in illegal arms trades with Russian ultra-nationalists, who were selling arms at low prices to finance their coup d'état the previous year. Sparing no time at all, Colonel Wolde, with a newly refurbished arsenal, overthrows the Ethiopian government and seizes the opportunity to reclaim Eritrea, which gained its independence in 1993. The situation garners international interest when the conflict threatens shipping lanes in the Red Sea. In response to a plea from the Eritrean government for international support, the United States mobilizes the Ghosts, to stop Colonel Wolde from advancing any further.

The Ghosts arrive in Eritrea, destroying an Ethiopian occupation camp near a beach and retaking control an Eritrean oil refinery that had been captured by the Ethiopian army. The Ghosts then capture a train depot from the Ethiopians, gaining enemy intelligence in the process. They then escort a humanitarian aid convoy. They then push the Ethiopians out of Eritrea and capture one of Wolde's high-ranking lieutenants. Wolde attempts to reinvade Eritrea in a last act of defiance by leading a tank column across the border, but is killed by the Ghosts. The remnants of the Ethiopian army surrenders to the U.S. military, the legitimate government of Ethiopia is restored, and Eritrea is liberated.


Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllGame4.5/5 stars[3]
PC Gamer (US)90%[9]
PC Zone89%[10]

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Desert Siege was met with positive reception upon release; GameRankings gave it a score of 83.17%,[1] while Metacritic gave it 82 out of 100.[2]


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  2. ^ a b "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Desert Siege for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  3. ^ White, Jason. "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Desert Siege - Review". AllGame. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  4. ^ Taylor, Martin (March 31, 2002). "Ghost Recon : Desert Siege". Eurogamer. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  5. ^ Osborne, Scott (April 1, 2002). "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Desert Siege Review". GameSpot. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  6. ^ Suciu, Peter (April 6, 2002). "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Desert Siege (PC)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on January 12, 2005. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  7. ^ Giaccobi, Kevin "BIFF" (May 29, 2002). "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Mission Pack - Desert Siege Review - PC". GameZone. Archived from the original on March 17, 2008. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  8. ^ Butts, Steve (March 29, 2002). "Ghost Recon Desert Siege Review". IGN. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  9. ^ Morris, Daniel (June 2002). "Ghost Recon: Desert Siege". PC Gamer: 73. Archived from the original on April 16, 2003. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  10. ^ Hill, Mark (May 11, 2002). "PC Review: Ghost Recon: Desert Siege". PC Zone. Archived from the original on May 29, 2007. Retrieved August 3, 2014.

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