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  • Summary: Command an elite, multinational squad of special operatives against a hidden terrorist foe. In Raven Shield, the third installment to the wildly popular Rainbow Six series, RAINBOW races against time to stop terror and unravel a mystery. In locations around the world, from London to the Caribbean to Rio de Janeiro, lead team RAINBOW in a desperate effort to battle a madman and foil his doomsday plot. Features 15 all-new single-player missions, 6 dedicated multiplayer maps. Built on next-generation Unreal technology for unequaled visual effects. 57 weapons with real-world accessories for endless customization. Real-world tactics and methods from Mike Grasso, Senior Instructor for LAPD SWAT and LAPD Medal of Valor winner. [Ubi Soft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 25 out of 29
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  1. Simply the best tactical shooter on the market. The high level of detail and the wealth of options offer a great amount of replay potential.
  2. 90
    Everything’s been upgraded and/or redone to make tactical team gameplay as cohesive and fun as the series has always been. Just make sure you have a powerful machine to enjoy every aspect of the game.
  3. While retaining its gameplay and adding numerous improvements, R6: Raven Shield is definitely worth checking out for any realistic tactical shooter fan.
  4. I wouldn't go so far as to call it quite the revolution it could have been, but it comes close. And in the world of action/stealth/strategy games, the series still has no equal.
  5. The level of detail for the urban environments is jaw dropping. Colors are sharp and crisp and the textures are terrific. A ragdoll physics engine serves up some impressive death animations.
  6. It's received some great tweaks and additions, but it definitely plays it safe in terms of gameplay and doesn't try to break new ground, which is disappointing. [Apr 2003, p.90]
  7. Going through the same obligatory missions again and again may be more than some can tolerate.

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  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
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  1. Jan 30, 2013
    I'm big fan of Rogue Spear and Raven Shield just updates RS to a new level. Raven Shield has not the same feeling than Rogue Spear had, but graphic and gameplay update does a lot good. Single player works fine. AI should be able to do some counter-attacs too, it would be nice. With Raven Shield, just make your own plans, equip your team and go kick those terrorist ass! Expand
  2. Apr 22, 2013
    Absolutely brilliant. If you like this also check out SWAT 4. This game is pure tactics. Hundreds of hours of my life were in this game. 10/10 agree, this game is a must. Expand

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