Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Rogue Spear: Black Thorn Image

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  • Summary: Someone is recreating terrorism's most violent acts, and RAINBOW is back on the job. But this new, deadly enemy knows how RAINBOW thinks, how RAINBOW acts, and how to stay one step ahead. [Red Storm Entertainment]
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Makes a nice package, and is a good ride for fans of the series. It's probably a little rough on newbies though.
  2. PC Gamer
    Despite a diverse range of well-designed environments, there’s a dizzying sameness to the missions. [Jan 2002, p.73]
  3. The game looks and feels out-dated.
  4. Computer Gaming World
    Black Thorn’s multiplayer additions will be its main attraction. The rest is fine, if unexciting. [Feb 2002, p.86]
  5. It's a solid but unremarkable addition to the aging tactical shooter.
  6. 68
    One-shot kills make it hard to appreciate differences among the nuances of firing rate, penetration value, and stopping power.
  7. 40
    When taken in isolation, Black Thorn is a competent, if somewhat uninspiring, add-on. When taken in context, it's overpriced, old-fashioned, and has been released with exquisitely bad timing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. MichaelF.
    Jan 31, 2002
    It's fine for what it is, but not nearly as good as Rogue Spear but it adds on some new guns and stuff but that's it.
  2. WilliamJ.
    Aug 24, 2002
    This game is fun but gets old very fast. The only good thing is the the multiplayer at ubi.
  3. AdrianP.
    Dec 27, 2001
    It falls short of expectations. Its set up is out dated and needs variation in order to keep up with the competition and counter partners.

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