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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Covert Ops Essentials (Windows)

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Description

Tom Clancy reveals the world of covert ops in his latest Rainbow Six creation: Covert Ops Essentials. This is an encyclopedia of Covert Ops, from weapons and tactics to previous incidents and interview with anti-terrorism experts. Also includes "Officer Candidate School" to test your knowledge, as well as three special Rogue Spear levels (Rogue Spear NOT required) to see how you implement what you learned.

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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Covert Ops Essentials Windows The mission briefing
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Covert Ops Essentials Windows The content is thorough. This screen displays a list of films featuring counter terrorism agencies.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Covert Ops Essentials Windows This screen shows that after the briefing the player is given 'intel' or background information. This then leads to the planning phase where the player can manually plan or take the default
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Covert Ops Essentials Windows The game's main menu from disc 1, the training disc.

Alternate Titles

  • "彩虹六号之隐秘行动" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

Redefines the word "Essential" Terrence Bosky (5232) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars
Cool, but... Bryan White (2) unrated

The Press Says

Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2000 8.25 out of 10 82
PC Games (Germany) Nov, 2000 71 out of 100 71
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 6.2 out of 10 62
Gameplay (Benelux) Jan, 2001 61 out of 100 61
GameSpy Oct 10, 2000 60 out of 100 60
Game Over Online Oct 12, 2000 55 out of 100 55
ComputerGamers.com Jan 01, 2001 50 out of 100 50
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 07, 2000 10 out of 20 50
Daily Radar 2000 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 50
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2000 38 out of 100 38

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Trivia

German version

In the German version, all blood effects were removed and killed enemies disappear almost instantly.

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Kasey Chang (3652) added Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Covert Ops Essentials (Windows) on Dec 08, 2000