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  • Summary: This title is an exciting overview covering the subject of counterterrorism from 1970 until the present. Players will be able to test their skills and knowledge through the "Covert Exam" testing, as well as by playing the especially created field game levels. [Red Storm Entertainment]
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. The final installment is a "must buy" if you're at all curious about the information in the database.
  2. The multiplayer is amazing, and the single-player can be very rewarding if you're willing to go the extra mile, and you have to be willing to spend a lot of time perfecting your skills.
  3. The jewel in the crown of an action/strategy sub-genre best described as "violence with a mission."
  4. 64
    In the end the purchase comes down to one simple decision: are you looking for a full-fledged game or a Green Beret's idea of edutainment?
  5. 60
    A nice addition to the Rainbow Six series as a supplement -- especially if you're a history buff and want to learn more about the real-life men and women combating terrorism around the globe.
  6. Nine, cough*three*cough, missions doesn't quite constitute an expansion pack to me.
  7. Please would Red Storm kindly take their hands off this poor knackered cash-cow's red-raw udders and do something new? Tango down.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. AdamR.
    Feb 6, 2002
    The game was good, but it needs more levels in the campaign mode.