You remember Ghost Recon, right? Released in 2001, this excellent tactical shooter was a mainstay of golden age of modding - and now one mod, which started development all the way back when, is finally ready to be released.
15 years is a phenomenally long time to be working on a single mod, and lets face it, most large-scale modding projects of the era never truly got finished - which makes the sheer determination and dedication that ApexMods has given towards Heroes Unleashed all the more impressive to me - but simply spending a long time working on something does not, by itself, make it an excellent mod, so what is the mod actually all about?
The game introduces multiple new realistic, open-world environments for the player to explore, in a completely non-linear fashion. The mod author states that he's used the absolute minimum of scripted events and introduced ever-increasing layers of randomly triggered elements, in order to keep the gameplay experience fresh and dynamic every time you play.
It's not just aesthetics, though, mod alters the gunplay of the game to make accuracy, weapon effectiveness and handling more realistic to real life. In addition, the mod focuses on totally re-working the AI, making them impressively intelligent, and unbelievably difficult, as they show various levels of tactical skill in order to outfox you.
The mod has been playable in unfinished beta form since 2008, but over the last few days the development has finally started to wind down into the final beta stage, with the impending arrival of version 1.0 due imminently, after 15 years of one-man development.
So if you're longing for the good old days, it's totally worth re-installing Ghost Recon for one more nostalgic run-through, and give this mod a try while you're at it, a fitting tribute to the hard work and dedication of the modders of a bygone era. You can grab the download over at ModDB.
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