Settings and Menus
The typical settings are there with video, sound, game settings, and the key list. You can click “advanced” on the video and audio aspects and make any changes you wish, of course as long as your system can support the settings change. And of course like most smart shooters you can change your key inputs.
Going through the menu interface is the settings and credits, but then you have a single player mode and a multiplayer mode. The multiplayer mode is through GameSpy (so glad they finally got rid of the UbiSoft Online Service). You have two different types of cooperative servers — join or host, and each has Internet and LAN connections available. There is a campaign co-op where up to 4 players can do the campaign missions together (and you may want to since the AI is still stupid) or OGR (Original Ghost Recon) Style where a large number of players can join for an objective type cooperative mission. Of course, you have the typical death matches, team death matches, hamburger hill, siege, and the best force on force mission type (in my opinion), Assault and Recon.
The single player mode lets you start a campaign, and once you unlock a mission you can re-do that mission as much as you like. As I mentioned earlier, if you own a PhysX card you have an “AGEIA Island mission” that you can play solo. Not even with AI team mates which kind of ruins the mission, but really the mission is more of a PhysX card technical demo. Predictably, lots of stuff blows-up in it.