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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 Mission debriefing
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear - Black Thorn Windows These sections can be very problematic, as Tangos might be on any room
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear - Black Thorn Windows Sniping
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear - Black Thorn Windows Right after clearing a room

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Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Disappointing Follow-Up Terrence Bosky (5463) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Over Online Nov 07, 2001 85 out of 100 85
PC Zone Benelux Dec, 2001 73 out of 100 73
games xtreme Nov 13, 2001 7 out of 10 70 Sep 19, 2001 70 out of 100 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot Nov 12, 2001 6.9 out of 10 69
PC Games (Germany) Nov 30, 2001 59 out of 100 59
Super Play (Sweden) Dec, 2001 5 out of 10 50
Clubic Dec 06, 2001 8 out of 20 40
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 2001 38 out of 100 38


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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 (4617) added Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear - Black Thorn (Windows) on Nov 21, 2001