Summary: I am a big fan of both squad-based cambat, and open-world games. I have been searching for an experiance equal to the Ghost Recon series games for some time. Rainbow six 3 is not it. Absolutely not open-world at all, very linear. As a squad-based tactical shooter, I found it was sub-par. Since you are trapped in tight hallways the whole time, there is little use for the rest of your team, other than when entering a room with multiple doors.
Falls short of the X-Box version, but not a bad port overall
Ted Del Prato "technodemon", Amazon
24 November 2004
Summary: In the past, I have not been a big fan of the Rainbow Six series...but after playing the X-Box version of Rainbow Six 3, I was quite impressed. The plethora of selectable weapons and realistic environments adds a new twist on the first person shooter genre, allowing the player to guide a team of 3 other individuals in counter-terrorism scenarios. No quirky floating power-ups or monsterous boss battles here, just real-life situations with the stamina of a normal human.
Summary: This is a pretty good game with pretty good levels, a competitive Al, and ok graphics. A lot of die hard Tom Clancey fans hate this game. I'm not one of them though but I have played my share of them Splinter Cell, etc.... It has a great virety of weapons but your teammates are kind of smart and dumb. They follow orders ok but they make stupid decisions when in combat. There is an extra level in here unlike the XBOX version.
Summary: As the godfather of the squad based counter terror game, I admit that I expected some big things from Rainbow Six 3. But instead what I got was what can be described as alot of good ideas that unfortunately aren't executed very well. In Rainbow Six 3 you play the role of Ding Chavez, the leader of an elite count terrorist group called "Rainbow" commanded by Tom Clancy staple, John Clark.
Excerpt: Since i bought this game 2 years ago it has remained my favourite without any other game even coming close. i have completed the game several times on all difficulties and am still not bored of it. the combination of an extensive armoury and highly intelligent team members make this a game for anyone and everyone! This game was also one of the first to use voice recognition software...
Pros: many features and great interaction with environment and team members
Excerpt: In an epic storyline approved by Tom Clancy himself, the player will become part of Team RAINBOW finding themselves in an intense situation. OPEC has boycotted the United States for their actions in the Middle East. Tension rises to the brink of war between the US and Saudi Arabia, but as the story unfolds through incredible gameplay and high-quality cinematics, players will learn who is behind these terrorist acts.
Excerpt: Rainbow Six 3 (RS3) for the PS2 is a stripped down version of the Xbox version. Ubisoft couldn't use the same graphical techniques for this platform but made up for it with added things such as multi-player splitscreen action. The levels in RS3 are very linear and open and there are a variety of ways to go about completing them.
Pros: Very Enjoyable, Comprehensive Shoot - Em - Up, 2 Player Co - op Mode
Summary: Rainbow 6 vous place à la tête d'une unité de quatre soldats d'élite (qui tirent plus vite que leur ombre !), spécialisée dans la lutte anti-terroriste. Malgré un petit côté "tactique", Rainbow 6 reste un jeu de shoot traditionnel : les trois autres membres du commando agissent comme un seul homme et nettoient les pièces en deux-temps-trois-mouvements, ce qui limite les options...