This game in my opinion is top class, its as simple as that! Now, for the record, let me state that I've not played it "online" as this type of gaming does not float my boat. I have played it through to conclusion and loved every frustrating minute of it. It's quite a long game that will have you playing for many a day, and to be fair, it can be quite difficult to get to grips with. I came from playing Rainbow Six: Las Vegas, to this, and struggled to come to terms with the controller set up, but once mastered, it became second nature.
Let me put a few demons to bed and start by saying, read the other reviewers' comments of this game with a pinch of salt, please bear in mind that this game is dated compared to COD4, Halo 3 and other graphically rich games that are currently available. The plus points of GRAW are the story line, realistic sense of surrounding game play and it will keep you entertained for a long time, especially considering its less then £10 (delivered). I will not spoil the story by explaining all here and now, but considering it's age, some of the latest game developers could learn something from GRAW.
GRAW for me is a game I'll go back to time and time again, not because its easy, but because it's fun and I can play it! The game style sucks you in and the story line keeps you going, the FMV sequences make you smile and to be honest its just a very good game.
My advice would be to buy this game BEFORE buying GRAW2, as GRAW 2 is on a completely different level. You will have all the skills you'll need to complete GRAW2 if you play GRAW beforehand, trust me I know!
Take a look at PEPIN86's review for more information on the game play, this guy I believe is the only person to give the game a genuine review. To be honest, I just cannot understand why, most reviewers have slated this game, it's a gem and a steal at £10.