Summary: I'm not new to the Rainbow Six games, and I'm not new to first person shooters. I loved the first person shooter missions. But about half way through there is a 'bug phone' mission where you have to place a device on the terrorists' phone. First of all, what terrorist hasn't switched to cell phones by 2003 (or whenever this was released)? Second, I spent hours on this and never could get by the guy watching TV.
Summary: Rainbow Six 3 for the PS2 is quite a good looking game and plays generally quite well, with a decent interface and controls. But I feel it has a significant problem. Let me make this clear: a friend and I purchased this game for the 2-player, splitscreen coop mode. Like Ghost Recon PS2, this mode is implemented extremely poorly. You can only play splitscreen on missions you have finished in campaign mode first. You cannot save after splitscreen missions.
Summary: This game was simply frustrating at every turn. I never really got into the tom clancy games a lot and tried this as a first in many yrs on my ps2. The levels were just plain annoying, the level of difficulty as I remember was adjustable, and the enemy AI was generally quite good, the problem lies with your team mates, who will sometimes do the dumbest things ever.