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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 theCommand 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
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
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  1. SeanW.
    May 16, 2003
    10
    I just played the multiplayer demo for this today and I was very impressed. I tried out the P90,USP,and the SSG-3000 and it was amazing, so I just played the multiplayer demo for this today and I was very impressed. I tried out the P90,USP,and the SSG-3000 and it was amazing, so anyone who is dieing to play this game play it quick before you die. Expand
  2. Jan 30, 2013
    10
    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, butI'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
  3. holodoc
    Jan 1, 2010
    10
    People are making a mistake when they say that this is a game. Its not. Its an experience! The one that makes you want to feel every time you People are making a mistake when they say that this is a game. Its not. Its an experience! The one that makes you want to feel every time you die so you can enjoy it even more when you enter the mission again. It sure has some flaws like an unrealistically ruthless precision of terrorist weapons and a stupid hostage AI but not rating this game with 10 would be something I would be ashamed of. This game is a legend that will always be playable so therefore... "Alpha... Go, go, go!" Expand
  4. DaveC.
    Jul 7, 2003
    10
    Top notch title! The single player campaign is good but playing it on line is where the fun really begins..Superb.
  5. DanS.
    Jun 5, 2006
    10
    Great game! I played this game before and has real cool intro movies and also great equipment, weapons and many more. I recomend to play, everybody!
  6. Jeff
    Mar 30, 2008
    10
    This is very similar to Rogue Spear and the 1st Rainbow Six, but it has a lot better graphics, sound, and new missions. This is my favorite This is very similar to Rogue Spear and the 1st Rainbow Six, but it has a lot better graphics, sound, and new missions. This is my favorite shooter of all time, quite realistic. Ubisoft tech support sucks. I bought this game at Best Buy and the CD was corrupted (CRC error), the tech support guy basically told me "Oh well, it's no longer in print" Fortunately, I found an old ISO of it. No thanks to Ubisoft! Expand
  7. PerkeleenP.
    Apr 23, 2005
    8
    The terrorists are freakin' commandos. They shoot you dead with one shot a pistol when you have a full armor. Lack of realism.

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