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Ghost Recon: Heroes Unleashed
Added: 20/12/08 08:31:03
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The Ruthlessly Unforgiving Tactical Shooter Experience

Hardcore realism, with nonlinear play, real-world physics, and smart AI.
Infinite replayability, with tons of maps, missions, units, and equipment.


Ghost Recon: Heroes Unleashed offers a ruthlessly unforgiving tactical FPS experience by maximizing realism in every aspect of the game. Weapons match their real-life counterparts in accuracy, effectiveness, and handling. AI displays terrifying acumen in trying to outmaneuver you. Missions take place in open-world locations and are entirely nonlinear, with a minimum of scripted events and utmost randomization, for infinite replayability.

Heroes Unleashed pushes tactical realism gameplay to the extreme, setting it light years apart from anything you are accustomed to in today’s ubiquitous action shooters. One shot can kill. There is no magical healing, fantasy gear, sci-fi enemy markers, handholding, or guide towards certain victory. It is just you and your squad, on your own behind enemy lines, with caution as your best bet to survive.

Whether you choose to play online or alone, with friends or AI, Ghost Recon: Heroes Unleashed delivers a rivetingly realistic squad-based military combat you won’t find anywhere else.


• Absolute focus on true hardcore tactical realism
• Nonlinear gameplay, real-world physics, ultra smart AI
• Huge single player and cooperative multiplayer campaign
• Infinite replayability with hundreds of maps and missions
• Massive arsenal of authentic weapons and equipment
• Various international special forces multiplayer teams
• Detailed 3D models, hi-res textures, realistic sound
• Included add-on mods for personal customization
• Cross-platform compatible for Mac and PC


"You will literally never need another shooter. Ever."

"Hands down one of the most well put together mods of any mod from any game I've played."

"It's not even funny how much better this is than every other Ghost Recon game."

"Breathes new life into the old classic in a way I didn't think was possible."

"One of the most ambitious mods I’ve ever seen. There’s so much new stuff, it’s insane."

"I love the attention to detail on everything, that amount of polish and consistency."

"A complete overhaul to make the game better in every single way. The dedication is amazing."

"Do yourself a favor and download the Heroes Unleashed mod."


To support Heroes Unleashed, share it, and recommend it to other people.
If you want to contribute more, leave a donation.

Thank you. It is hugely appreciated.



• Mac OS 9.2 – 10.x, Windows 9x/ME/2k/XP/Vista/7/8/10 (x86/64)
• 1.0 GHz processor
• 1 GB RAM
• 128 MB graphics card
• 30 GB available disk space (up to 40 GB during installation)
• TCP/IP connection (for local network / online multiplayer)
• Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon (2001)


Drag-and-drop. Unpack the .7z file and read included instructions.

Ghost Recon: Heroes Unleashed Ghost Recon: Heroes Unleashed
Creator/Author: ApexMods (See documentation for full contributors credits.)
Version: 1.0.1 (2018-05-21)
File Size (MB): 10 GB (Same download for Mac & PC.)
Discussion Link: Ghost Recon: Heroes Unleashed
Last Download: 01/12/22 03:36:53
Downloads: 47956
(1315 Ratings) 
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Posted By fleshtheworld on 27/07/09 22:29:44

Alright iv looked through some stuff and have found what i needed.

Posted By Nighthawk on 01/08/09 16:39:10

Hey it would be really awesome if a couple of you guys would post some Heroes Unleashed gameplay clips on youtube.

 Oh and can anyone help with making the mod work 

Posted By ApexMods on 25/08/09 03:40:30

Nighthawk, if you have problems with the mod maybe you want to post in its forum thread here at

Posted By Heavy Scrotum International on 08/09/09 23:59:52

Hey ApexMods is there any chance that you could add a free roam ghost camera like the ghost camera in Rainbow Six 3 Raven Shield?

Posted By ApexMods on 09/09/09 08:36:28

Sorry, unfortunately this is impossible to mod due to GR's hard-coded perspectives. There is a 'spectator' mode in GR that you can access when your game character dies which lets you follow any of your remaining teammates in 1st or 3rd person view, though.

Posted By ApexMods on 11/09/09 18:52:23

@Nighthawk: I started playing around with some gameplay videos on YouTube. Nothing fancy yet, just some clips to test different video encoding qualities. Anyhow, here's the link:[url=][/url]

Posted By ApexMods on 11/09/09 18:53:16

Well, that didn't work right so here it is in plain text:

Posted By OldTimer on 24/09/09 10:53:46


Posted By MarcGF83 on 28/09/09 01:26:30

Nice mod, freakin' nice mod.

Posted By D'AgostinoTodd on 30/11/09 11:15:45

Hello I love this game, but can you say me why in the campaign when I finish island thunder part (mission 31 in heroes unleashed) i can't continue in the mission 32? The other 120 maps are only quick missions?

Posted By GeekGirl on 04/03/10 06:37:01

Way cool! Everything works great and its amazing how beautiful the maps (even the old original ones), weapons, actors, UI etc. look in this mod. It feels like a new game! Weapons character, reticles and sounds are very good too. And I love the added gametypes like SAR, random and XL. Lots of enemies to fight in lots of ways on lots of new maps with lots of new weapons. We play this mod on our LAN all the time with random maps and random gametype and it never gets old. Finally I can play a female character in multiplayer (yes, girls play Ghost Recon too!) Many thanks for the work put into this!

Posted By Anonymouse on 06/03/10 10:59:12

What's all this about updates? I'm a beginner when it comes to GR mods. Thanks in advance for any replies.

Posted By t3rr0r on 08/03/10 16:07:25

The updates indicate that this mod is still under active development with new features being added in each release. Although it's still in beta stage it seems to be fully playable and is already pretty awesome. Over 200 (well-balanced) weapons, 150 (gorgeous) maps, and too many other enhancements to list here. Keep it coming, guys! Ghost Recon forever! Save us from the GRAW and Future Soldier crap!

Posted By Anonymouse on 01/04/10 17:40:11

M16 needs an acog

Posted By L1NK on 04/04/10 03:57:48

Best mod EVAR!!!1!

Posted By Anonymouse on 04/04/10 20:43:00

It's a really good mod. Awesome overall. The weapons are all well made and scaled perfectly to the charchters. Huge collection of weapons as well.

I just have a few issues.

The medals that charachters earn are gone. I loved them.

You can't use other weapon changing mods with it .

Some weapons dont have a lot of options. I wanted a full auto ACOG M16 with a rocket launcher, but I can't.

If it weren't for this I'd use this mod all the time

Posted By AlexA on 13/04/10 04:57:25

Excellent mod! Thank you very much!

Posted By ApexMods on 29/05/10 12:24:00

Thanks for all the feedback, people. The next update will be released soon - hope you all enjoy! :)

Posted By cmnegi on 08/06/10 06:18:44

I have completed all the 15 mission on compaign, but when i start the 16th mission, it just crashed to desktop.. help me..

Posted By ApexMods on 09/06/10 11:53:02

Sounds like you don't have the Desert Siege expansion installed/activated. The mod requires both Desert Siege and Island Thunder to be installed and activated.

Posted By Inncubus on 22/08/10 21:21:46

Taken a great game and actually improved it. We've only played the first few missions so far but have only seen improvements, nothing actually made worse by supposed improvements.   One of the only games/mods I've ever seen where shotguns are represtented decently for their actual real world spread/range etc - they're actually useful at more than 5ft from the target. We were concerned that the new draw distance etc would adversely effect the swamp-it didn't. Honestly nothing but praise for the work done here.Really looking forward to the further updates and so on. A couple of questions if I may:Any chance of working with the Frostbite chap/s to add that mod into the new views etc (as that is one of the mods which seems to really hold to the spirit of the original while still offering something different)?  Is there any plan to add more missions (on the new maps) to this mod?

Posted By sancs on 23/09/10 00:13:37

thanks for the mods i have to play 

Posted By ApexMods on 11/10/10 17:47:37

@Inncubus Thank you very much for the nice words. Seeing appreciation like this certainly motivates me to keep working on Heroes Unleashed. To answer your questions: A future Frostbite add-on is a possibility, but I still have so much unfinished work for Heroes Unleashed that this probably won't make it to the top of my to-do list anytime soon. To play the Frostbite campaign on the reworked maps etc. would probably require mission script adjustments, e.g. due to the changed spotting distances/visibility of enemies etc. Then there's weapon replacement and balancing, implementing winter camo, and so on and so forth. It is definitely doable, but requires time which I simply don't have enough of at the moment. As for your second question: Yes, there will be more (new) missions at some point in the future, but I still have to finish re-scripting the original campaigns and there's a boatload of other work I have to finish first.

Posted By mark on 27/10/10 00:11:19

apex i dont understand..i cannot install the game properly need help please post the instructions

Posted By on 15/11/10 23:50:42

How to doenload

Posted By DocSavage on 16/11/10 16:31:50

Excellent job...Brings new life to GR, and you at least have a good chance without all the spawn kills I see in other mods...Took 3 hrs to D/L, and after 2 zip programs that I couldn't get to work, finaly got Jzip...For this old man it was the easiest to work with and extract with...

Posted By Thanks! on 26/12/10 17:32:38

This is an amazing package here, thanks!

Posted By ApexMods on 22/01/11 18:09:04

@mark: Unzip the downloaded file with a 7-zip compatible extraction utility like 7-zip or StuffIt Expander (both freeware). The installation instructions are inside the mod folder in a file called 'READ ME PLEASE.TXT'. Hope that helps. @DocSavage & Thanks!: Thank you! Glad you enjoy the mod. :)

Posted By ApexMods on 22/01/11 18:18:46

BTW - Looks like ModDB has some serious problems with their site today. Everything is offline at the moment and that includes the download section, so Heroes Unleashed downloads are currently inaccessible. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Posted By SuperCriquet on 16/02/11 08:00:57


It's not possible, me I items mission version french. Me click item MIS version french in the dossier "Origmiss". The party mission briefing in the bloc-note it's "English" o_O. Me I Ghost Recon version french. It's not possible, me play the game, me listen the mission en french ! o_O

Posted By SuperCriquet on 16/02/11 08:08:27

You not possible the version French for Heroes Unleashed ? Frown

Posted By Friendly AI problems on 06/06/11 10:52:26

This mod is packed full of features and has great potential. However, the friendly AI appears to be "dumber" than it was before the mod. When they see an enemy, whether it is close or far, they don't even bother to shoot. This appears to occur more when the enemy is far, the friendly sees the enemy but justs points his weapon at him. Changing the ROE doesn't do anything, unlike the original. My guess is that since the maps lack fog, the Ghost's can only engage at a certain distance? Apex you made a great mod Smile and even is my favorite on GR.NET, but please take note of the AI problem. This isn't the first complaint on the AI.

Posted By ApexMods on 17/06/11 13:53:14

@SuperCriquet: Sorry, I don't have the time to create separate language versions of the mod, as that would mean a LOT of extra work, and development is already slow due to RL obligations. @Friendly AI Problems: I guess you posted about this at, too? As I said over there, this issue might be caused by a missing update patch for GR itself. I certainly don't have this problem on my installation, and none of the people I asked reported this issue on their end, either.

Posted By Friendly AI problems on 27/06/11 17:53:16

@ApexMods I think you got the wrong person, I didn't post on I have done a reinstall with all the expansions as well, patched to 1.4. I even went as far to try different versions, D2D, and Hardcopy. I mean sometimes the AI does their job, sometimes they don't. Nothing is perfect I guess.

Posted By ApexMods on 04/07/11 04:31:08

@Friendly AI problems: Well, most AI in games is prone to occasional erratic behavior, e.g. enemies in ArmA2 quite often provide unintended comedy, but I think GR's AI is doing a really good job overall, i.e. with realistic flanking maneuvers and proper use of natural cover. The AI in Heroes Unleashed (both friendly and hostile) has been optimized for additional capabilities (given additional clock cycles in the simulation tasking via actor stats) to improve their awareness of and reaction to enemies, as well as better general autonomy. The increased clipping distance and decreased fog (it's still there, just a lot more realistic) doesn't influence AI behavior except for earlier/further enemy detection. I repeatedly see very nice prolonged firefights between friendly and hostile AI in long-distance engagements on large maps in Heroes Unleashed.

Posted By JediPatriot on 27/07/11 10:09:51

Excellent Mod!  Thank you for all of the effort you put into this. 

Posted By SuperCriquet on 06/10/11 12:16:44

Ok, thank for your message, ApeX. ;-)

Posted By on 02/04/12 00:17:00

Excellent mod, thanks a million!

Posted By Teh Old FPS on 02/05/12 13:27:32

I love that people still play ghost recon 1...

I can't wait for a new unofficial expansion pack if it ever comes :)

Posted By RileyFletcher_01 on 09/06/12 13:29:07

Good job Apex, this one is definitely a keeper, although it about filled up my hard drive :D

Posted By ApexMods on 11/06/12 02:29:05

Thanks, Riley. Hope it's worth the HD space! :)

Posted By on 21/06/12 11:33:14

When I switch my personal computer on it says that I'm infected and won't let me close as well as open something. What can I actually do?

Posted By on 23/06/12 16:08:54

and what does this have to do with ghost recon mods?!?

Posted By Disciple on 26/06/12 00:24:34

I have downloaded the 3 part and full down load . the three part files look like this Heroes_Unleashed_b7_PC.7z.001  and my winzip dosent recognize them  and the full down loade says

Extracting file: C:\Users\Disciple's\Desktop\CORDELIA\Heroes_Unleashed_b7_PC.7z

Extracting to "C:\Users\Disciple's\Desktop\CORDELIA\"

Use Path: yes Overlay Files: no

Extracting Heroes Unleashed\sound\briefings.xml Unknown compression method

please help

Posted By ApexMods on 26/06/12 17:57:39

If WinZip gives you trouble I suggest you try the original 7-zip (free / open-source) to extract the archive.  With 7-zip installed just right click on the first of the parts / the full install and select "Extract Here".

Posted By aceng on 28/11/13 14:09:46

Is there a patch from b6 to b7? Or should I just download the full b8?

Posted By D467 on 08/02/14 08:33:18

I love this mod, KEEP GOING :D!!

Posted By C419 on 13/02/14 21:48:54

I would really like to see a Ghost Recon Xbox HUD/UI interface also excluding the Charlie team so it only leaves Alpha and Bravo, 3 men per team and a command map like the Xbox version would be amazing! If you could do that, please do it!

Posted By J-Muse on 30/03/14 13:30:52

I need some help,after I installed the mod,GR is crashing now about 5 cesonds after I enter the command map,please help.

Posted By Max T on 19/04/15 14:51:51

hey guys sorry to ask a dumb question but the threat indicators doesnt seem to appear on the hud even tho its enabled in the options, any ideas?

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