Generally, I ignore news about anything with ‘Tom Clancy’ in the title. But on Tuesday I was wrong to, because the trailer for Tom Clancyâ€™s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 is actually worth downloading.
No, the game doesn’t look to be a radical departure or anything like that, but the soundtrack to the trailer is courtesy of Frank Black, the Pixies front man who would surely feature in any sensible top five best people ever. It’s him covering ‘Gimme Danger’ by Iggy & The Stooges, specifically for the game. Which I find quite impressive.
GRAW 2 thus becomes the second game to be more interesting because of its soundtrack, the other being Stubbs the Zombie, which featured ’60s covers by such bands as The Raveonettes, Cake and The Flaming Lips.