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Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

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  • Summary: As terrorist attacks against the United States and Venezuela escalate, you are in charge of leading the last line of defense: Rainbow. In Rainbow Six 3, you will lead this top-secret task force dedicated to combating terrorism in all its forms. Your team consists of the best fieldAs terrorist attacks against the United States and Venezuela escalate, you are in charge of leading the last line of defense: Rainbow. In Rainbow Six 3, you will lead this top-secret task force dedicated to combating terrorism in all its forms. Your team consists of the best field operatives--equipped with an arsenal of no fewer than 30 weapons--that the United Nations has to offer. Tackle all 14 worldwide missions in single-player or match wits and words against 15 other players online, with full headset support. You may be the last hope in the war against terror. Expand
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  1. Positive: 36 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. If there was an award for best grenade launcher sound effect in a game, Rainbow Six 3 would win. The bass-filled 'thwooomp' as it launches (and the room-shaking explosion that follows) make up just one of many Guns-N-Ammo-erotic moments. [XBM]
  2. From the graphics to the online play, this game just oozes quality.
  3. 93
    The co-operative gameplay options are outstanding and set the bar quite high for every online shooter on the way to Xbox including the mighty "Halo 2."...The game just keeps drawing you in with one feature or another until you're completely under its spell.
  4. 90
    A very good single-player game, and a brilliant online game; Ubisoft's streak of Xbox greatness continues.
  5. It's a completely immersive game, and despite our few niggles with enemies that stay rooted to the spot and missions that don't vary hugely, we're still going back for more. [GamesMaster]
  6. Despite some issues with the game's online performance and artificial intelligence, Rainbow Six 3 delivers quite possibly the tensest, most serious first-person shooter experiences on the Xbox to date.
  7. This is a stupefyingly linear experience. While the individual stand-offs and shoot-outs are exhilirating, the removal of any sense of choice or any requirement of tactical thought makes this more of a theme park ride than a military operation. [Christmas 2003, p.117]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Ryencoke
    Mar 10, 2006
    10
    Why can't they make another great game like this? I mean, Black Arrow was good too, but this one was just to perfect. I remember playing Why can't they make another great game like this? I mean, Black Arrow was good too, but this one was just to perfect. I remember playing Xbox Live and I couldn't get off, it was to intense to good, it was perfect everything about this game is just amazing. It was the best Xbox Live experience I have ever had, I hope they can someday make another like this. Since they horrendously screwed up on lockdown. Expand
  2. Daz
    Nov 24, 2003
    10
    This is a really great game. if you like this kind of game and can put up with a high level of difficulty (even on the easy setting) then buy This is a really great game. if you like this kind of game and can put up with a high level of difficulty (even on the easy setting) then buy this. it's a quicker game than ghost recon and has an equally good atmosphere. i think i'm quite good at these type of games but i've played this for many hours and i'm only half way through the single player game. when playing online through the missions it's very impressive especially if you've already done the mission and know what to expect. i highly recommend this game. Expand
  3. JonKnowsit
    Oct 23, 2003
    10
    This Game Will ROCK!!! If you like shooters, This is a MUST!
  4. LordPC
    Dec 30, 2003
    10
    The best online experience I've ever had!
  5. OliverCat
    Nov 13, 2003
    9
    Great game. Me and my matelove it. Buy it or weep. Ian hits it on the head in a long winded kind'a way...
  6. Jul 8, 2012
    9
    A great accomplishment in game design. Great multiplayer, single player's still good. Both terrorist hunting & team survival will keep youA great accomplishment in game design. Great multiplayer, single player's still good. Both terrorist hunting & team survival will keep you entertained for quite a long time. Too bad they can't make a game like this anymore. Expand
  7. Uter
    Dec 23, 2003
    4
    I would say that this is the worst 1st person shooter I've tried on Xbox. The graphics are inconsistently good. There'll be some I would say that this is the worst 1st person shooter I've tried on Xbox. The graphics are inconsistently good. There'll be some awesome shadows and textures, and yet terrible ones (n64 quality) elsewhere. The team gameplay is reasonably well done, but I don't find it exciting having to babysit a gaggle of squadmates. The gameplay is very deliberate and slow paced. Most of the environmental objects aren't interactive like other modern fps'. The biggest thing that bugged me about RS3 is that they didn't bother to include any type of offline multiplayer. So for the majority of people who don't have xbox live there's just the lame single player game. So to sum up, the gameplay is slow and unexciting, the graphics are below average, and there's not much replay value. Expand

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