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Ghost Recon Wildlands beta pre-load and prequel shopping

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Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon is one of the longer running tactical shooter series out there with over 15 years of service across several platforms.

In preparation for its 8 March 2017 launch, open beta pre-loading for Ghost Recon: Wildlands has begun. The game's client will simply update in case you participated in the closed beta phase. Open beta testing is set to begin this Thursday and last through the weekend.

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Just like a giraffe at a wedding ceremony, a lot of games require context in order to be fully appreciated. Before you hop into the open beta you might want to take a look at how Ghost Recon has evolved over the last decade and a half. It is quite likely that most of these titles will be on sale closer to the official launch of Wildlands in two weeks. In case you can't wait here are the best deals at the moment:

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Tom Clancey's Ghost Recon will set you back roughly £3.50 with Steam and the Humble Store. The two expansions available for the game on Steam also cost about £3.50 a pop and I have yet to see a digitally distributed complete version. The Humble Store version should contain the Desert Siege singlepleyer missions but requires a uPlay account while the Steam version does not.

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter and its sequel seem to only be available with Amazon at this time. The purchase of a physical copy of the games seems to cost less (£3-5) than the digital version, which is priced around  £8.

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is more readily available so you might as well get it off the UbiSoft store or Steam for just above £10. The game's deluxe edition is still up for grabs which includes some weapon skins and the usual stuff associated with season passes and in case you desperately want an actual season pass they are still available for roughly £50. 

There are more Ghost Recon games exclusive to individual platforms, but if the Wii, PSP or original Xbox are the first thing you can think of when someone says Tactical First Person Shooter, then you might be in the wrong neighbourhood.