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Black Thorn is the latest terrorist group to challenge Rainbow. By recreating some of the most infamous terrorist incidents in history, its diabolical leader, once rejected for mental imbalance from Team Rainbow, plans to destroy Rainbow once and for all... And it's up to Team Rainbow to save the day.

This stand-alone expansion pack (does NOT require Rogue Spear to play) has new weapons, new multiplayer maps, and new missions rounds out this latest (and probably last) expansion pack for the Rogue Spear franchise.

Rogue Spear, the sequel to Rainbow Six, is a tactical shooter that emphasize coordination and tactics. In the one-shot-you're-dead world, you have to save the hostages and take down the tangoes (terrorists) by selecting the right members, outfit them with the right tools, then execute the plan in first-person perspective.


Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear - Black Thorn Windows While they are a secret division, R6 activities do not come unnoticed
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear - Black Thorn Windows The most troublesome parts are two-way corners
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear - Black Thorn Windows Right after clearing a room
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear - Black Thorn Windows These sections can be very problematic, as Tangos might be on any room

Alternate Titles

  • "Rainbow 6: Rogue Spear: Black Thorn" -- Informal name

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Critic Reviews

PC Zone Dec 08, 2001 8.1 out of 10 81
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gamesmania.de Sep 19, 2001 70 out of 100 70
IGN Nov 13, 2001 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Nov 12, 2001 6.9 out of 10 69
GameSpy Nov 23, 2001 68 out of 100 68
PC Action Dec 10, 2001 66 out of 100 66
PC Games (Germany) Nov 30, 2001 59 out of 100 59
Super Play (Sweden) Dec, 2001 5 out of 10 50
Gamekult Nov 09, 2001 4 out of 10 40


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Cut mission

A tenth mission was planned and partially designed for the add-on, however it was taken out of the game after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks due to it's content (It involved a terrorist hijacking of a French 747 airplane).

German version

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

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Kasey Chang (3651) added Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear - Black Thorn (Windows) on Nov 21, 2001