Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown Image

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  • Summary: Command Team Rainbow in their toughest mission yet. When one of your own is taken hostage, do you follow orders or do you break them in order to save the life of one of your own men? The next Rainbow Six title features a thrilling single-player campaign that has you playing as either the confident team leader, Ding Chavez, who never leaves a man behind, or as the team's arrogant sniper, Dieter Weber, who never misses a shot. The final result: a totally immersive experience - which becomes even more compelling when gamers go online to play against other fans from around the world, using voice chat to communicate with one another. New weapons and equipment: Complete your mission with all of the tools of the trade including new items like motion trackers, battering rams, and the deadly MTAR-21 micro assault rifle. Stunning graphics and ultra-realistic "ragdoll" physics deliver staggering realism and spectacular close quarter firefights. [Ubisoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 7 out of 17
  1. Worthy of the R6 series, solid single-player and multiplayer, good visuals and sound.
  2. Nicely converted to PC, but has one fatal flaw. The linear levels are too long and feel too similar even when one level is a ship and the second is a terrorist camp in the desert. A tube is a tube is a tube. [Mar 2006]
  3. In terms of customisable play, varied and never-dull multiplayer along with a decent co-op mode, there's no doubt that Lockdown remains an attractive and enjoyable package - but it just feels old.
  4. It does present a good, fun, rowdy terrorist hunt that offers access to detailed weapons you probably won’t find in other games, co-op support, and some interesting multiplayer action, but it’s obvious that they really didn’t bother trying much with the storyline (or just weren’t allocated enough time to put any real detail into it), and the aging graphical tech is really becoming obvious.
  5. But the sad fact remains, the intense experience we craved is just...gone. [May 2006, p.54]
  6. Plays more like a lifeless copy of the thousand arcade shooters that came before it, rather than anything even remotely strategic.
  7. 40
    Lockdown got rid of everything that made its predecessors stand out and kept the bad A.I. and even worse backstories. Even without the burden of living up to its predecessors, Lockdown is -- at best -- a generic shooter with pretensions at realism.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 49
  2. Negative: 20 out of 49
  1. HorusB
    Mar 1, 2006
    the graphics engine in RB6LD is outstanding. i've read a few bad reviews on the game, and dismiss a lot of it for the graphics alone. i wasn't sure if the screenshots were going to be very representative of the game when i saw them, but now that i've bought the game and played it everyday for the last week, i must say that the graphics truly are some of the best out right now. Expand
  2. JaimeJ.
    Feb 22, 2006
    Nonstop mayhem. I started playing several days ago and I'm so hooked that I've played myself out. With only sleep breaks between the carnage, I must finally force mysefl to step AWAY from the computer (after posting this review of course) and catch up with my "other" life. I just hope I catch up fast so that I can get back to playing Lockdown! Expand
  3. TimothyH.
    Mar 1, 2006
    the single player is astounding. great plot. great graphics. great transition of levels and character building, the weapons are pretty innovative... i expected much less. this game is really cool. Expand
  4. Mar 12, 2012
    well there is nothing much to say about singleplayer.there are 16 missions and all of them is about shooting terrorists.there is nothing which involves teamwork but multiplayer was good enough to give this game a seven.if you are a fan of rainbow six series and looking for some traditional gameplay then you will be hugely dissapointed. Expand
  5. Jun 8, 2011
    Player could lean left/right, crouch but no prone. The graphic is almost like the other game Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter, but not better than. The weapon selection menu is very similar to the G.R.A.W. You could mount a scope to some assault rifles so to snipe some enemies dead. It's rather hard if it's the first time you go through a location, but if you could remember where all the "jack in the box" are, then it's very easy to get past this game on the second replay. (1/4 alike elements) SWAT 4 was released in April, 2005. (1/7 alike elements) F.E.A.R. was released in October, 2005. (2/5 alike elements) Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter was released in May, 2006. (1/5 alike elements) Rainbow Six Vegas was released in December, 2006. (10/10 alike elements) Gamespot was released in 2006. Expand
  6. DevinK.
    Mar 30, 2006
    I just finished this game. And I want that time of my life back. Not only is this game a disgrace to the Rainbow Six franchise, it is a disgrace to modern First person shooters. Take a look at Half-life 2 and Far Cry and you'll understand what AI is SUPPOSED to be doing. Take a look at Ravenshield, Athena Sword or Swat 4, and you see what a squad based shooter is SUPPOSED to be like. Sure the game is pretty. The sound is aweful. There should NEVER be a time when I have to edit a file to make my sound work properly. Thats just bad QA. The only reason I didn't give Lockdown a 1 is because I remotely enjoyed the multiplayer. That is when I could actually connect to a game. Expand
  7. PaulB.
    Feb 16, 2006
    This game is a total Joke. The A.I is no where near as good as any of the old games.

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