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  • Summary: For the first time on iPhone and iPod touch, enjoy a new FPS experience that allows you to lead a team of elite soldiers!
    A global terrorist organization threatens the world balance. Only one team can prevent this: The Rainbow Unit!
    These colors never run. AN ICONIC BRAND FINALLY
    For the first time on iPhone and iPod touch, enjoy a new FPS experience that allows you to lead a team of elite soldiers!
    A global terrorist organization threatens the world balance. Only one team can prevent this: The Rainbow Unit!
    These colors never run.

    AN ICONIC BRAND FINALLY AVAILABLE ON THE APP STORE
    One of the most popular video game brands finally lands on your iPhone and iPod touch.

    AN ORIGINAL TITLE WITH EPIC MISSIONS
    Play 11 thrilling missions to defeat a dangerous and well-organized terrorist group.
    Play recreated and enriched levels based on the original Rainbow Six game like the Embassy Hostage Crisis, an oil platform assault or the infiltration of a rebel camp in Africa.

    Join a new Rainbow Unit complete with 3 new members, each with their own unique abilities like recon, demolition or stealth.

    EXPERIENCE CO-OP AND A RICH MULTIPLAYER MODE
    Join up to 2 friends and challenge the entire game together in Local and Online Co-op modes.
    You can also go head-to-head with the best unit leaders in the world on 5 exclusive and thrilling maps in Multiplayer mode - up to 10 players.
    THEY’LL NEVER SEE IT COMING
    Infiltrate enemy compounds without them ever knowing you’re there thanks to a wide range of state-of-the-art gadgets. Use snake cameras to spy around corners, silencers to keep your kills discreet and many more covert tools and weapon upgrades.

    BE THE LEADER OF AN ELITE UNIT
    An exclusive real-time tactical system for iPhone that lets you lead your teammates through each level. Order them to cover, shoot or use grenades to clear rooms before an assault!

    ***** Game Hunter Challenge:
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Mar 18, 2011
    100
    Sure, it's not all that different from the N.O.V.A.'s or the Modern Combats, and it would be nice to see Gameloft stretch themselves a little more in a future FPS. But no other company out there makes iPhone FPSes as big or exciting as Gameloft. If you want a tactical shooter in your pocket, you've come to the right place.
  2. Mar 17, 2011
    90
    If you're only in it for multiplayer, you might feel a little restricted with only 5 maps and 5 guns to choose from, but the single player campaign more than makes up for this. I was truly impressed by the quality that's gone into it.
  3. Dec 28, 2011
    80
    Between the smooth graphics, fun aiming controls, and the immersive tactical team gameplay, I'd highly recommend Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard.
  4. Apr 1, 2011
    70
    The best way to sum up Rainbow Six Shadow Vanguard is that it's very competent in every area, but far from the killer app that many might have hoped it would be.
  5. May 12, 2011
    70
    For the most part it's a well-made shooter with a high-quality campaign, but players might want to forego playing online until the development team irons some of the kinks out.
  6. Mar 29, 2011
    68
    Even if it's very challenging and technically great, Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard is ruined by chaotic and inaccurate controls. To be clear, gunfights are amusing and aiming with the gyro is easy and fun. Another problem of the game is the crowded GUI, with a lot of icons that invade the screen, while teammates and enemies suffer of a terrible AI.
  7. Apr 4, 2011
    50
    Shadow Vanguard, despite all its bells and whistles, proves to be a lacklustre affair, to be endured rather than enjoyed. Its initial showy promise is just a facade. Move along, there's nothing more to see here.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Oct 27, 2012
    10
    This is a good game.
  2. Nov 28, 2012
    8
    Really sets the standard to what an iOS game should be. The first person shooter gameplay and astounding graphics are just incredible. TheReally sets the standard to what an iOS game should be. The first person shooter gameplay and astounding graphics are just incredible. The only
    problem is the repetitive missions and (at times) slow gunplay. Otherwise, this is a must-buy for all iOS gamers.
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