Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 7 out of 17
Buy On
  1. Worthy of the R6 series, solid single-player and multiplayer, good visuals and sound.
  2. Lockdown for the PC is more tactical than the console versions and definitely a lot of fun, but it's still got a noticeable arcade flavor.
  3. Pelit (Finland)
    79
    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]
  4. While there are some seriously entertaining mission scenarios, the single-player campaign is marred by poor enemy and teammate AI as well as some straightforward levels that have you zipping through them way too quickly.
  5. 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.
  6. 65
    Anyone who's become accustomed to the modern shooter should be able to sail right through this carnival ride, and it's really too bad. Rainbow Six is supposed to be tense and challenging. It's supposed to have compelling tactical considerations.
  7. Overall Rainbow Six: Lockdown isn’t a bad game. I was just disappointed considering all the hype and the past record of excellent games in this series.
  8. It's supposed to be a tactical shooter but the inadequate A.I. completely negates the need for tactics. If it weren't for the co-op mode, some excellent graphics and above-average sound, this game would be almost completely forgettable.
  9. 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.
  10. The Rainbow Six series has taken a major step back, and is nowhere near as good as it used to be. Let’s just hope Red Storm goes back to basics in the next outing, and we forget this rather unfortunate incident.
  11. PC Gamer
    45
    But the sad fact remains, the intense experience we craved is just...gone. [May 2006, p.54]
  12. PC Format
    44
    It's managed to create a whole new genre: the untactical shooter. [Mar 2006, p.104]
  13. 40
    It's another throwaway shooter with bad AI, forgettable single player levels, and glib unremarkable multiplayer options. Here lies Rainbow Six. Rest in peace, while we go reinstall "Raven Shield."
  14. 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.
  15. 40
    It's truly saddening to see the Rainbow Six series plummet to these depths. As it is, unless the next installment is a return to the series' glorious past, Lockdown will be the last Rainbow Six game I ever play.
  16. Plays more like a lifeless copy of the thousand arcade shooters that came before it, rather than anything even remotely strategic.
  17. Computer Games Magazine
    40
    Basically, there are just enough tactical elements in Lockdown to ruin it as an action-oriented shooter, and just enough action elements to ruin it as a tactical shooter. [May 2006, p.50]
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 108 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 108
  2. Negative: 36 out of 108
  1. Minty
    Mar 12, 2006
    4
    I've been playing R6 since the original and Lockdown is an insult to the R6 name. Starting with the positive: it has good graphics, I've been playing R6 since the original and Lockdown is an insult to the R6 name. Starting with the positive: it has good graphics, sound, and each gun feels/shoots different and is fun to use. Too bad they didnt program any AI because that is what totally ruined the game for me. Completely untactical, it feels more like Serious Sam arcade shooting range. Your teammates that are selected for you have less than 50% chance of killing an enemy when you send them in a room and usually run past the enemy (who had his back towards the door) and into some preset location in the corner of the room and getting shot. So you pretty much solo the whole game but its not hard since the enemies arent facing your direction when you enter or stare at you while you put bullets in their face. Every level is nothing but a long series of rooms or corridors and the 100+ enemies per level stand around waiting to get shot. Oh and the physics on the enemies are alot worse then Raven Shield. Full Review »
  2. Jul 6, 2013
    1
    SlipW That was just brilliant! :D

    But really! this game is really an insult/disgrace to R6 name... Why I won't give it 0 is because I
    SlipW That was just brilliant! :D

    But really! this game is really an insult/disgrace to R6 name...

    Why I won't give it 0 is because I remember my friend and I got some FEW hours of playing together...
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  3. SlipW.
    Apr 7, 2006
    0
    Ok your going to ask. Why the hell did you give it a Zero. Heres why ok. I was the number 1 Rainbow Six (the original game) online ok (not to Ok your going to ask. Why the hell did you give it a Zero. Heres why ok. I was the number 1 Rainbow Six (the original game) online ok (not to brag just keep reading). And the multiplayer has always been about out thinking your opponent and teamwork. Where is it in here? I dont see it this is should be called Rainbow Six: HALO Edition. There is no realism and wtf is up with the guns? there not realistic (excludng a few) Half of them are fake. Im just 110% shocked that Ubisoft screwed up the Rainbow Six name. UBIsoft needs to crawl into a hole and shoot its self in the head for what they have done to this franchise. GJ on Raven Shield and putting a new R6 in devlopment but heres the funny part, its XBOX only lmao funny huh? UBIsoft should just go into Microsoft studios. To stay on topic and not stray off into the vast wilds of an over populated Used games rack filled with Splinter Cell games. The single was like playing a game of chess... remember those days fellas and ladies? Well now there is 10x more enemies to kill and they arent just any ol' enemy they run AT YOU. So all you have to do is shoo the randomly placed barrel next to the group and thats it. as I said Earlier GFJ UBI now kill yourself Full Review »