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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six (Windows)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.6
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

A highly realistic, deadly shooter that may not be for every deathmatch player. Ray Soderlund (3500) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Had to put it in my attic! Paul Budd (333) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
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 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Overall MobyScore (42 votes) 3.6


The Press Says

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100
Daily Radar
In a year in which heavily hyped first-person shooters flood the market, Rainbow Six quietly comes along and proves the market will support a cerebral shooter. Taking control of an anti-terrorist organization, players must put together tactical plans, use real-life weapons, and organize squads of realistic soldiers who can be crippled or killed by a single wayward bullet. With brilliant level design, stark realism, and some of the best multiplayer we've ever seen, Rainbow Six covers all the bases and has quickly become a true classic.
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GameGenie
Finally, there's a reason why Rainbow Six is one of the best games I played. Despite the minor fact that Rainbow Six is very difficult. It is extremely addicting, I found myself playing hour after hour redoing missions. On top of that I put some major time into Multiplayer. Where you can experience Team survival, Two teams Blue Assault and Gold Defense. Play until one man standing or time expires. The Graphics are tight and fairly ever clip or warp. And the Sound FX rock. The game captures you with realistic addicting gameplay, which blows Spec Ops out of the water.
97
Freak

משחק שהעלה את רמת המשחק התלת-מימדי לרמה ריאליסטית. בין המשחקים הטובים ביותר ששיחקתי!!! מומלץ בחום למי שמחפש אתגרים חדשים!

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Gamezilla
GO OUT AND BUY THIS GAME RIGHT NOW. DO NOT HESITATE. BREAK OUT THE WALLET, RUN, DRIVE OR TAKE THE BUS TO THE NEAREST GAME DEALER. I'm not kidding when I say this -- Rainbow Six is the most realistic, challenging, and fun game to play that was ever made (in my opinion). I won't try to compare it to Quake, Doom, or Tomb Raider. Why try, when those games look and play like little kiddy games? This is the real deal: this is Hostage Rescue at its finest. So on that note, gentle reader, I have decided to give the game a score of 97/100. And the award for best video game of the year goes to Rainbow Six.
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IGN
Red Storm comes out of nowhere and releases one of the finest action games ever made.
91
Game Revolution
This is simply one of the coolest games ever to grace a monitor screen. The action is intense, the feel is authentic, and the multiplayer is great. Hell, I've already told you this, so just get out there and strike a blow for god, country, and the love of shooting human beings with hollow-point ammo.
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Power Unlimited
Zelden heb ik een spel gezien waarbij de gameplay zo realistisch en tegelijk zo fun is. Dit is een spel dat tijd en inspanning kost maar, eenmaal opgenomen in de wereld van Rainbow Six, word je echt één met het team. Dit spel is puur goud en gaat het helemaal maken. Let's kill some terrorists!
90
Attack Games
Men trots alla fel kan jag inte slita mig. Varje lyckat uppdrag får mig att dansa av glädje, varje besegrad terrorist ger mig en känsla av välmående och varje gång jag misslyckas bestämmer jag mig för att göra om uppdraget och klara det. Se upp terrorister, här kommer jag!
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Game industry News (GiN)
Overall, R6 is a welcome package. It's the closest you can get to the suspense of MGS, with the well-executed first person perspective of Goldeneye. Red Storm has really come into the spotlight with this wonderful title, and I hope to see more of what this relatively new company has to offer. R6 gets 4 1/2 stars, with a 1/2 star taken out for somewhat lag-ridden Internet play. R6 gets 4 1/2 stars, with a 1/2 star taken out for somewhat lag-ridden Internet play.
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Absolute Games (AG.ru)
Rainbow Six — это игра из разряда must have. Если вам надоели kill’em’all’ы, хочется вдохнуть запах настоящего пороха и почувствовать костлявую с косой за спиной — немедленно неситесь в магазин и затаривайтесь коробкой. Часы удовольствия и миллионы убитых нервных клеток вам обеспечены.
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ESC Magazine
With the release of Rainbow Six, Tom Clancy’s latest techno-thriller, comes Rainbow Six, a computer wargame that ostensibly follows the novel’s plot. The game follows a multinational antiterrorist organization called, of course, Rainbow Six. R6 is a secret known only to the highest officials in the member governments. Naturally, they’re the best of the best, though that’s small comfort to beginning players. Expect to press the replay buttons early and often.
90
Game Over Online
'Command, we have a hostage situation - send in Rainbow team.' Those are words that Command would hate to hear most - and which would definitely NOT make someone's day - on the other hand, those words are what brings you Rainbow 6, the all-new first-person 3D shooter for thinking people. What does that mean? For one, that means that you need to plan attacks before you storm in, as one shot takes you out, like in real life - not like those lame rockets in Quake of which you could eat one and still be alive to grab a medikit powerup, recover fully, and fight on. But in any case, this is a bit rushed - so read on for more info.
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Game Vortex
As a whole, with the Gold Edition containing the strategy guide and the add-on pack, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Gold Pack Edition is a worthy investment, if you’re into this type of game. I highly suggest trying it before you buy it. You may pick it up immediately and love it, but you may find it too obfuscated to be playable. If you get into it, though, it’s truly an enjoyable experience. If only single-player was a little tighter, this would be near-perfect. As it stands, it is merely a good game.
90
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Red Storm Entertainment's Rainbow Six puts you at the forefront of this new international conflict, in a game ripped as much from the headlines as it is from the Tom Clancy novel of the same name. You take the reigns of Rainbow, a multinational unit dedicated to stamping out terrorism around the globe. The name Rainbow Six is actually your personal moniker -- "Rainbow" meaning a coalition of several nations and races; and "Six," the military designation for leader. Though the game is certainly its own beast, and, for the sake of gameplay, liberties were taken with the plot and characters, the connections to the novel can't be denied. John Clark, the book's protagonist, is indeed present in the game, though his role has been reduced to that of commander and advisor; he issues your initial mission briefings and lets you know the "real deal" about the situations you face.
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PC Zone
Like Spec Ops (PCZ #65, 88%), Rainbow Six is incredibly addictive. Unlike Spec Ops, however, Rainbow Six is a game that, thanks to its replayability, makes it something you'll keep going back to time and time again. For the dedicated Quake fan who's been longing to apply a bit of strategic thinking, Rainbow Six could well be the game you've been waiting for.
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PC Games (Germany)
Das hätte wohl niemand erwartet: Heimlich, still und leise veröffentlicht ein bisher quasi unbekanntes Label ohne Vorabpromotion einen absoluten Hit. Rainbow Six hat ein originelles, gut durchdachtes Spielkonzept, einen hohen Grad an Komplexität und ist vor allem extrem spannend. Die etwas antiquiert wirkende Grafik und die KI-Macken der eigenen Truppen stören nur am Anfang; danach nimmt einen die dichte Atmosphäre und die spannende, überraschungsreiche Storyline des Spiels völlig in Beschlag. Rainbow Six bietet für jeden etwas: Der Planungsteil wird Freunde anspruchsvoller Strategiespiele à la Commandos begeistern; der Praxisteil stellt hohe Ansprüche an die Action-Spezialisten. Schade, daß solche Überraschungstreffer nicht häufiger vorkommen.
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PC Action
Freunde actiongeladener Shoot ‘em Ups sollten die Finger von Rainbow Six lassen. Für Strategen ohne Abneigungen gegen 3D-Action ist das Verhältnis der Planungsphase zur Action-Phase von ca. 2:1 oder gar 3:1 geradezu ideal. Rainbow Six bietet alles, was ich von einem anspruchsvollen 3D-Shooter erwarte. Der hohe Realitätsgrad und die wirklichkeitsnahen Missionsziele generieren eine packende Atmosphäre. Wirklich negativ machen sich nur KI und das Routefinding bemerkbar, aber hier soll es in absehbarer Zeit noch einige Updates geben. Im Mehrspieler-Modus fallen diese Mankos nicht mehr ins Gewicht, was den Spielspaß enorm erhöht.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Véritable jeu d’intervention, Rainbow Six met votre intelligence et votre sens tactique à l’épreuve. Red Storm Entertainment signe là un jeu merveilleusement complet. Malgré le fait qu’il soit difficile à prendre en main, ce premier opus de Rainbow Six est une vraie réussite pour l’époque et s’est inscrit dans le temps.
83
Freak

הניסיון להפוך את המשחק למאד מציאותי קצת פוגע בהנאה. לדעתי האישית, הפריקים של הסגנון לא מחפשים רק את האלמנטים המציאותיים מאד אלא גם את הכיף. את האפשרות לירות לכל עבר ללא אבחנה, את האפשרות להנות מאפקטים גרפיים ואפקטים קוליים מוגזמים. זו הנאה, הדומה קצת לצפיה בסרטי פעולה. ולמרות הכל, זהו משחק טוב, שיספק לכם שעות של הנאה.

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PC Player (Germany)
Bei kaum einen Spiel bin ich bislang vor Schreck so zusammengezuckt wie bei Rainbow Six. Wenn Schüsse fallen, man unerwartet in den Lauf einer Waffe blickt oder gar die Teamkameraden getroffen zusammenbrechen, steigert sich die Anspannung mitunter zu schierer Panik. Es ist anfangs gar nicht so einfach, die Ruhe zu bewahren und professionell zu reagieren. In der Tat dürfte Rainbow Six die derzeit beste Simulation taktischer Kampfeinsätze sein.
80
GameSpot
While generally better than Spec Ops, Rainbow Six carries its own baggage, especially where the conflict of realism versus gameplay rears its ugly head.
78
Game Captain
Rainbow Six bietet eine tolle Mischung aus Strategie und 3D-Action, mit einer hervorragenden Atmosphäre. Wer gern ballert und noch lieber taktiert, liegt hier goldrichtig.
77
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Los van de 'doodgewone' graphics en de 'doodgewone' geluiden, moet ik wel eerlijk toegeven dat Rainbow Six me na een paar uurtjes wel degelijk begon te boeien. De gameplay bevat vele niveaus en verrassingen. En dit maakt het spel juist zo boeiend. Toch heeft ook deze medaille een andere kant. De artificiële intelligentie van de andere teamleden laat soms te wensen over.
75
G4 TV: The Electric Playground
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six casts a player in the role of commanding officer of an elite, multi-national Counter Revolutionary Warfare group named Rainbow Six. Tom Clancy's touch is seen in the detailed story line and background information about each of the people and groups involved in the plot of the game. All of this rich and detailed background and plot is overwhelmed by the game and most gamers will find themselves simply ignoring the plot in their hurry to get on with the next mission.
73
Power Play
Das Komische an „Rainbow Six“ ist, daß es noch mehr Spaß macht wenn man das ganze Planungsbrimborium in den Jordan kippt und einfach alleine oder allenfalls mit ein oder zwei Spezialisten loszieht, um planlos und in Shooter-Manier das Gelände zu säubern. Kein Wunder daher, daß die verschiedenen Multiplayer-Varianten ebenfalls viel launiger sind. Frühe (amerikanische) Versionen des Spiels erlangten durch exzessiven Bug-Fraß traurige Berühmtheit; das ist in der aktuellen deutschen Fassung 1.03a allerdings kein Thema mehr. Was es jetzt noch an Ärgernissen gibt, das ist wohl eher der „Künstlichen Dämlichkeit“ der eigenen Teammitglieder geschuldet. Trotz dieser Ungereimtheiten: Das Spiel hat schon was, ganz ohne Zweifel! Auch der Tüftelscreen vor einer Mission ist zwar etwas umständlich zu bedienen, aber davon abgesehen gar nicht übel. Wenn man dabei nur nicht immer das Gefühl hätte, daß man im Alleingang eh genauso gut durchkäme, wär‘s vielleicht sogar ein richtig tolles Programm...
70
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
In spite of all this, I still find myself coming back again and again to play RAINBOW SIX. While the folks at Red Storm obviously did their homework on counterterrorist operations (and the technical realism shows), the faulty Al and game-killing bugs get in the way of what could have been a benchmark game— a game troubled by what it could have been.
70
All Game Guide
Overall, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six is an excellent real-time action simulation. There isn't much of a plot, but that isn't what the game is about. The missions make the game an enthralling experience. This title certainly won't appeal to everyone, but for those who want a thinking shooter, give this one a try.
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GameStar (Germany)
Mann, was bin ich von Rainbow Six enttäuscht. Was bringt mir der schönste (wenn auch umständlich zu bedienende) Planungspart, wenn die Vorgaben doch überflüssig sind. Spätestens nach vier Einsätzen merken Sie, daß Sie auch ohne echten Plan ans Ziel kommen. Okay, der 3D-Teil macht schon Spaß. Als cooler Special-Forces-Soldat mit dem Gewehr im Anschlag auf Terroristenjagd zu gehen, motiviert mich mehr, als zottelige Monster in einem 08/15-Gewölbe zu erlegen. Außerdem sind die Einsätze ziemlich abwechslungsreich. Am ehesten werden Sie Rainbow Six mögen, wenn Sie die spannende Buchvorlage kennen. Ohne dieses motivierende Ambiente-Plus bleibt nur ein Standard-3D-Shooter übrig.
60
Computer Games Magazine
Still, the game is enjoyable. The missions can be skin-crawly tense and the strategic planning is a joy. Nevertheless, poor AI, coupled with mundane and buggy graphics give the game a "late-beta" feel. The genre bending idea is good, but the all too typical entertainment industry execution is �well, less than good.