Summary: As much as Doom was my gateway into computer games and its rich potential, Rainbow Six and its sequel Rogue Spear were my meat and potatoes. Back when I actually had a subscription to a gaming magazine (God, those were the days...) this preview for a game based on a Tom Clancy novel immediately caught my attention. I had gotten plenty bored of Quake 2 and was restless for something different and unique. The ultra-realistic gameplay of Rainbow Six fit to a T.
Summary: I was pleased with the prompt delivery of both products. At the time and probably still Rainbow Six 3 was/is a difficult title to find. Thanks Overstock.com for having the very thing I needed! As for the game, RS3 is a challenging first person shooter built on the Unreal engine, if you enjoy a game with a fair amount of realism in a modern day environment (and you don't have a monster PC) then this game is for you.
Summary: even today... after COD4 and even COD5, i still prefer to come back and play this game. The online multiplayer is my favorite. You need tactics to play and survive in this game. Its not like the new Rainbow six vegas where you can run around and spray your bullets around and recover your health by hiding behind something. one shot usually kills you, if not, you're gimped and move incredibly and your accuracy suffers. it takes some FPS skill to play. i love it.
Summary: The idea of this FPS is to kill all the terrorists on a map using teamwork and limited supplies. The missions are also a lot of fun too, such as bugging phones, rescuing hostages, and the like. The main (and most interesting) difference between this FPS and another is that you do not have a particular amount of health, just a full circle that goes to half or none. Sometimes, if you are lucky, you can get away without hurt from getting shot.
Summary: It was over way too fast. Nice replay value though. Overall very good game. Storyline was good and graphics were awesome. I liked the new equipment and imporvements from the last Rainbow Six. Good game.
Awesome tactics.....framerate a bit slow in Athena Sword
George Link, Amazon
5 January 2006
Summary: This game is absolutely the best tactical shooter I've played, hands down. The tactics are realistic, much better than the Counter-Strike methodology of jumping up and down and dodging backwards and sideways to evade bullets. Other than tactics, there is a dizzying array of lethal implements, and you can choose how to outfit your team, either to be stealthy, or to load them all to bear with enough weaponry, ammo, and ordnance to wage a six-month guerilla war.
Summary: If you love "thinking", fast paced, realistic, first person shooters... Not quite as by the book as SWAT 4 but much more fun with wider variety of weapons and equipment.This gives you some versitile call outs. Great graphics...you can check a tangos shave in this one or fire a shot thermal.Athena sword offers some expansive maps for a little hide an seek. Great gameplay, fast no paging and AI hears twigs snap not to mention you killing their teammates.
Summary: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield and the expansion pack Athena Sword are two of the greatest tactical first person shooters to hit PC in the past few years, if not ever. You may know the name Rainbow Six from the previous games, Rainbow Six and Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear. If you are a fan of those games, this game is a must buy for you.
Fan of Ghost Recon / SOAF / R6 / RS / UO? Look here
Gearhead Mania, Amazon
21 January 2005
Summary: I've been an avid Tom Clancy FPS PC fan since the first Rainbow Six was released almost 10 years ago. Recently, I had been playing America's Army: Operations since its release in July of 2002. But after awhile, the game got repititious (same weapons kits over and over and over again), cheaters became rampant (aimbots and engine mods up the wazoo), and deathmatches (to me) were exciting when Doom first came out in 1994.