Design: Collin Oguro
The Rainbow Six series of games has undergone quite a few changes since its inception. The first game, which debuted on the PC over seven years ago, was an intensely difficult game that almost focused more on the strategic aspect of planning insertion paths into buildings than it did on the actual tactical combat aspect of actually executing those plans, with the second game, Rogue Spear, following a similar layout. Rainbow Six 3 marked the first major split in the series, with the PC version still using a mission-planning screen to determine how your operatives moved throughout the various levels of the game, while the console versions dispensed with the multiple teams and mission planning, and simply plopped you down into a level with a single squad of teammates and an objective or two. Although Rainbow Six 3 for consoles played much more like a standard FPS than its big brother on the PC, it was still a respectably solid game in all respects.
If you played one of the console versions of Rainbow Six 3, then you should be familiar with the package offered by Rainbow Six: Lockdown. In it, you once again take on the role of Domingo "Ding" Chavez, a team leader in Rainbox Six, as he and his squad of elite soldiers travel the world in an attempt to find and capture the leadership of the GLF, a shadowy terrorist organization that plans to use a nanovirus to attack politically sensitive targets. It's a tough job, but if anyone can do it, it's you.
GameSpot's Game Guide to Rainbow Six: Lockdown focuses on a walkthrough for the single-player portion of the game. There's obviously a lot of multiplayer content to explore, including the pervasive PEC mode for Xbox Live, but we'll leave you to experience that for yourself. Enjoy!
- Modern Tactical Shooter
- Release: Sep 9, 2005
- PEGI: 16+