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    Team Rainbow is on a mission to destroy a terrorist network threatening to unleash a deadly nanotech virus. When one of their own is captured, the battle becomes personal...

    The elite members of Team Rainbow do not negotiate with terror. They destroy it.

    • Superior multiplayer experience: One of the best multiplayer games ever returns with a revolutionary multiplayer experience offline or on Xbox Live.
    • New Persistent Elite Creation mode: Allows players to create their own operatives, improve their skills, and acquire extra equipment in all-new objective-based missions.
    • Deadly counter-terrorism unit: Lead Team Rainbow, an elite group of the world's best operatives, and fulfil your missions with the latest weaponry.
    • Intense game play: Immerse yourself in tense close-quarter combat, where split-second decisions mean the difference between life and death.
    • Thrilling single-player campaign: With dual-perspective game play, you play as both Ding Chavez, the confident team leader who never leaves a man behind, and as Dieter Weber, the team's arrogant sniper who never misses a target.
    • Tension-building sound effects: Creaking floorboards, whispers, and hostages begging for their lives hint at threats around every corner.
    • New weapons and equipment: Complete your mission with all the tools of the trade, including new items like heat sensors and battering rams.
    • Increasingly intelligent enemy A.I.: With every mission, enemies get more dangerous, using tactics like flanking, suppression fire, and room clearing.
    • Stunning graphics and ultra-realistic "ragdoll physics": Experience staggering realism and spectacular close-quarter firefights.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (22259) on Oct 11, 2010.
    The elite counter-terrorism unit Team Rainbow returns with new members, new features
    and a whole new global threat.

    The Rainbow Six series takes a darker turn in this latest installment as Team Rainbow
    faces off against a global bio-terrorism threat. Ding Chavez and the team are thrown into
    unfamiliar territory against a foe that is determined to get personal and as the full extent of
    the danger becomes clear, individual members of the team are targeted by the terrorist cell.

    This latest adventure continues to take your PS2 to the limit, combining new graphics,
    animation and AI with the squad-based, stealth and tactics that made the series the
    success it is.

    With the darkest storyline yet Lockdown features a more involved and often personal plot,
    as the Rainbow operatives themselves are drawn into the escalating terrorist threat. For
    the first, time you can chose to play as a second character; Ding Chavez is still team
    leader, but now the option to take on the role of Dieter Weber, the team's deadly sniper.

    Lockdown features lifelike rag doll physics that make the close quarter fighting of the
    series brutally realistic. Thankfully you are backed up in this bloody environment by up to
    three AI controlled teammates. Chosen from amongst ten specialists, including
    reconnaissance, electronic and demolition experts, the selection of skills your teammates
    possess is essential to success.

    The icing on the cake as ever is the multi-player options featuring the classic Cooperative
    and Adversarial modes, via online and split-screen play. Plus a new team Rivalry mode that
    throws players into the thick of the action against highly trained mercenary squads.

    • Darker and more personally involved storyline

    • Play as Team leader Ding Chavez or Dieter Weber, the squad's sniper

    • New weapons and equipment, from battering rams to the MTAR-21 micro assault rifle

    • New multi-player Rivalry mode (in addition to Adversarial and Cooperative) takes the
      nail-biting action online

    Contributed by DreinIX (10667) on Mar 06, 2008.

Nintendo Winter Catalog 2005:

    Ready to Tango?

    Your team stalks terror for a living, and now terror stalks you. You've got cutting-edge weaponry and peerless military training. They've got a man-made virus capable of killing millions. You have the world's best operatives. They have one of your men hostage. Play as the fearless team leader Ding Chavez, and provide cover from above as the team's elusive sniper Dieter Weber.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4670) on Mar 07, 2007. – GameCube:


    Return to fight terror with the Rainbow Six squad.

    When Team Rainbow is personally attacked, close-quarter battles reach unprecedented levels of tension and intensity. They will do whatever it takes to protect their people and bring then home. Team Rainbow does not negotiate with terror. They destroy it.


    • Immerse yourself in tense close-quarter combat, where split-second decisions mean the difference between life and death
    • Thrilling single-player campaign with dual perspective gameplay
    • Tension-building sound effects hint at a threat around every corner
    • New weapons & equipment

    Your team stalks terror for a living. Now terror is stalking you. You've got cutting-edge weaponry and peerless military training. They've got a man-made virus, capable of killing millions. You have the world's best operatives. They have one of your men hostage. The chips are stacked. Ready to tango?

    When it comes to the Rainbow Six series, there seems to be some kind of zero-sum tradeoff between good graphics and interesting gameplay. Previous titles leaned toward the latter. They deftly brought the intricacies of squad-based combat to consoles, and pioneered intelligent, methodical play, but they also featured clunky graphics and dodgy frame rate.

    Lockdown swings completely the other way. Realistic environments and effective lighting make for amazing visuals, but all of the fun team-combat mechanics have been tossed out the window in favor of dull-witted, fast-paced fighting.

    Your teammates have no sense of their surroundings. They frequently run into firefights or turn their backs on enemies as if ignoring them will make them go away. Fortunately, the enemies behave roughly the same. They seldom use cover, and they often bunch together, allowing you to wipe out a whole squad with one machine-gun pass.

    Bottom Line

    Get this game for the action, as it's intense and fun. It suffers some on the tactical side, however.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (65800) on Oct 08, 2005.