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  • Summary: Command Team RAINBOW, the world's most elite, multinational squad of counter-terrorist operatives, as they track the desperate remnants of a dangerous terrorist organization into exotic regions of the Mediterranean to prevent their agenda of international anarchy and destruction. AthenaCommand Team RAINBOW, the world's most elite, multinational squad of counter-terrorist operatives, as they track the desperate remnants of a dangerous terrorist organization into exotic regions of the Mediterranean to prevent their agenda of international anarchy and destruction. Athena Sword boasts a host of standout features, including: All-new, eight-mission campaign in locations including Italy, Croatia, and Greece; Eight new Multiplayer levels; Five new multiplayer game modes; Three "classic" missions; Seven additional real-world weapons (for a whopping total of 64); Weapon sound effects from the team that worked on the blockbuster film The Matrix. [Ubi Soft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. While not the most ambitious add-on we've ever played, Athena Sword packs enough solid, challenging content to appease "Raven Shield" vets. [June 2004, p.72]
  2. I still highly recommend this expansion to current owners of Raven Shield, but for the rest of you, you may want to save a few bucks and wait until the “Deluxe Edition” comes out.
  3. The expansion to last year's excellent shooter differs very little from its predecessor, in terms of plot, and heaps on more of the same tense tactical combat we've come to expect from the franchise.
  4. It's entertaining in all the right ways, but just like Gates and Price, it's all a bit too predictable.
  5. The multiplayer maps and modes in Athena Sword are arguably worth the price; the single-player missions are just icing on the tasty tactical cake. [July 2004, p.65]
  6. 65
    Me, I'll dish out a just 6.5 and demand that the next time a scant offering of maps and modes are going to be released, they'd better cost exactly $5 or exactly nothing.
  7. A marginalized blockbuster. [June 2004, p.81]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. JohnR.
    Sep 27, 2003
    10
    This "Expansion", is one of a kind. No game out there has 64 weapons in it, man thats just crazy...Rainbow Six 3, Athena Sword is 10/10 for This "Expansion", is one of a kind. No game out there has 64 weapons in it, man thats just crazy...Rainbow Six 3, Athena Sword is 10/10 for my vote people. Collapse
  2. GrahamM.
    Apr 13, 2004
    9
    A must buy if you have Raven Shield, and i you dont have raven shield, buy it! thats all I have to say.
  3. JasonB.
    Feb 5, 2004
    5
    Yawn. Another Ubi miss. This shooter stuff is getting boring. Ubi really likes to recycle what they already released a year prior. Not impressive.
  4. OwenH.
    Feb 14, 2004
    2
    Wow! 64 Weapons! Shame most of them are the same weapon with a different model...

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