The Year is 2008...
And this is still it - THE best tactical shooter on the market today! I started playing Ghost Recon when it had just been released in 2002, and I loved the game from the very beginning. Other shooters have come and gone since then, with better graphics, better physics engine, better this, better that... but none come close to the depth of gameplay Ghost Recon provides.
Sure, it has its visual and maybe technical shortcomings in today's gaming world, but GhR compensates you with its unrivaled immersive atmosphere, with an unparalleled sense of realism, and with an amount of replayability never again found in any other shooter game offering.
Playing GhR multiplayer Co-Op with some friends against enemy AI - whether in full-scale campaign missions or the simpler Firefight mode - is still a sheer joy, and so it comes as no surprise that you will find GhR online games running on GameRanger pretty much 24/7, even today.
To resort to the old cliche: If there was but ONE game I could take with me on a desolate island (that happens to house a powered Mac), this is it - Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon - the only REAL tactical shooter out there, the best of its kind!