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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six (Nintendo 64)

73
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.8
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Overall MobyScore (13 votes) 3.8


The Press Says

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86
Power Unlimited
Was Rainbow Six iets uitgebreider geweest, dan had het de absolute bom kunnen zijn. Desondanks kent deze game genoeg features om je urenlang aan de beeldbuis gekluisterd te houden.
85
Game Critics
Overall, the negatives Ive just mentioned do not outweigh the positives, but at the same time they are detrimental enough to keep it from being considered one of todays truly elite games. What I can say is that Rainbow Six is an outstanding port of the groundbreaking PC title and hasnt dumbed down for the console audience during the conversion. As far as console games goes, few can match its harsh and deadly portrayal of real-world, anti-terrorist team operations and tactics. For those who can withstand the rigorous amounts of strategizing and planning, I highly recommend Rainbow Six.
85
IGN
It's streamlined to fit your N64, but this is still a great PC to N64 conversion.
75
Total! (Germany)
Die strategische Komponente dieses Spiels wurde wie auch die Anzahl der Waffen im Vergleich zum PC-Vorbild deutlich verringert. Bei den zwölf Missionen fehlt es trotz der großen Schauplätze inhaltlich etwas an Abwechslung. Wer nicht einen geradlinigen, actionreichen 3D-Shooter erwartet, sondern ein auf bedachtes Vorgehen ausgelegtes Strategiespiel mit First-Person-Perspektive sucht, dem wird Rainbow Six sicherlich gut gefallen.
71
GameSpot
Everything has a striking tinge of realism.
60
All Game Guide
These negatives are pretty minor compared to the replayability issue which really sinks the Nintendo 64 version of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six. The PC version is able to overcome the limited replayability of the missions by offering greater difficulty and the option for online deathmatch play against live opponents. While the Nintendo 64 version is a great technical achievement in light of the limitations of the system, it has lost too much in the translation. From this reviewer's perspective, the replayability issues do not outweigh the game's pluses. It is definitely worth a rental though, as you should get all the initial surprise and suspense the game has to offer before it is time to return it.
50
Just Games Retro
Rainbow Six isn’t a bad game, per se, but it is a game that needed a better platform than the N64. At the very least, it’s not a good sign that the manual talks about a half dozen options and actions that didn’t make it into the game. It still has its moments, and there’s still a feeling of success when you pull off the perfectly planned assault, but there are, and were even at the time, better games, even from this same franchise. I can attest that it’s best when you team up with a buddy to tackle missions, at least then you can change things as you go and don’t have to worry about boneheaded A.I. decision-making (or lack thereof), but that still won’t make it look any prettier. In the end, it’s worth a look if you’re a Clancy mark like me or you’re curious about the origins of the series, but even so, you could find a better version than this.