• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Mar 24, 2004
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70

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8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

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  • Summary: The year is 2007 and the world stands on the brink of a terrifying global conflict. As the United States is caught in an embargo-induced oil crisis, terrorist attacks against American interests - and citizens - escalate. Venezuela, which still supplies the United States with oil, alsoThe year is 2007 and the world stands on the brink of a terrifying global conflict. As the United States is caught in an embargo-induced oil crisis, terrorist attacks against American interests - and citizens - escalate. Venezuela, which still supplies the United States with oil, also becomes a target. As unrest grows in America, protests rock the streets of Caracas. And while the shadow of terror looms, madmen plot even greater acts of murder and destruction. No place is safe, no border secure in this hour of fear. Only one bulwark stands between the world and the threats that now face it: RAINBOW, an international task force dedicated to combating terrorism in all its forms. A top-secret organization consisting of the best field operatives the United Nations has to offer, RAINBOW is the most potent weapon in the world's arsenal. Backed by the most sophisticated technology available and trained to the limits of human capability, they are our best hope in the war against terror. [Ubisoft] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. The developers have done a fantastic job porting the game except for a few graphics problems although the online play was surprisingly tolerable even with the servers in Europe.
  2. The other major limitation comes about in online play; while the Xbox version supported 16 players, you'll have to make do with ten less in PS2 games, and with a total lack of co-operative online modes.
  3. If I were to decide between Rainbow Six 3 and "SOCOM II," I would choose the latter simply because the online play is so much more solid and the lag time from the mic isn’t quite as bad as it is in Rainbow Six 3.
  4. 70
    On the PS2, the game shows the limits of the system. For every impressive feature the developers were able to cram in the game, there is something else that holds the game back.
  5. A relatively solid shooter with some great features that gamers won’t be able to find else where on the PS2. However, when compared directly to the other versions of the game, the PS2 versions stands out as a shoddy port and only a shell of what it could be.
  6. You don't want to spend your hard-earned (or however you get it... don't ask, don't tell, right?) cash on a game that's just "good," do you?
  7. 50
    The PS2 version of Rainbow Six 3 lacks in nearly every department: graphics, gameplay, multiplayer, and weapons selection.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. BryanH.
    Apr 26, 2005
    10
    It's best game I ever had play on Rainbow Six 3. I am looking forward to play a new Rainbow Six 3: Lockdown
  2. ScottMurphy
    Feb 22, 2004
    10
    I hope they bump the number of players online up from 6 to 8..but either way its going to be good.
  3. Nov 12, 2011
    9
    "Rainbox Six 3: is one of the best PS2 games I played and is out there. It's realistic, tense, and filled with kinetic energy. Not only that;"Rainbox Six 3: is one of the best PS2 games I played and is out there. It's realistic, tense, and filled with kinetic energy. Not only that; you can choose any weapon and allies to fight the enemy, which even makes the game better. A must buy!!! Expand
  4. BrettH.
    Mar 28, 2004
    7
    Dont really like the campaign much but the on-line is really good.
  5. MysteryMan
    Apr 15, 2004
    7
    It's entertaining but, after a while you memorize where all the guys are what to do etc. Basically it gets kind of slow. It would have It's entertaining but, after a while you memorize where all the guys are what to do etc. Basically it gets kind of slow. It would have been a lot better with a multiplayer mode without requiring a online hookup thing. Expand
  6. Apr 26, 2020
    6
    "Rainbow Six 3" for the PS2 is a mere shadow of the original Xbox game. This port (while moderately entertaining) features a heavily truncated"Rainbow Six 3" for the PS2 is a mere shadow of the original Xbox game. This port (while moderately entertaining) features a heavily truncated campaign and inferior multiplayer. Ubi Soft had made a good "Splinter Cell" for Sony's console, so I had high expectations for R6. Unfortunately, the company was unable to replicate its prior success. However, I'm sure it was not due to the lack of trying. I blame the system's limitations for the poor conversion. Overall, I would rate this version with a 6.7 out of 10. Expand
  7. SteveW.
    Jun 4, 2004
    5
    A Fair Attempt But I Was Expecting So Much More Of This Game Altho Saying That I Only Have One Real Complaint Thus Being The Levels Are Way A Fair Attempt But I Was Expecting So Much More Of This Game Altho Saying That I Only Have One Real Complaint Thus Being The Levels Are Way To Short. Buyable But Only Just. Expand

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#86 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
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#79 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004