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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield
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Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Content Rating: Mature
Command an elite multinational squad of special operatives against hidden terrorist forces. In Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield, the third installment to the wildly popular Rainbow Six series, Team Rainbow faces the hidden global forces of a new and secretive foe. Command Rainbow in a race against time - in locations including England, Norway, the Caribbean islands, and Rio de Janeiro during Carnaval - to stop a madman and his doomsday plot.
- OS: Windows® /2000/XP (only)
- Processor: 800 MHz Pentium® III, AMD Athlon™, or equivalent (1.3 GHz Pentium 4, AMD Athlon, or equivalent recommended)
- Memory: 128 MB RAM (XP users: 256 MB RAM required)
- Graphics: 32 MB DirectX® 8-compliant 3D video card with hardware T&L
- DirectX Version: DirectX 8.1 or higher (DX9 included)
- Sound: DirectX 8.1-compliant sound card
- Hard Drive: 3 GB minimum hard drive space
- Multiplayer: You must create an Ubi.com account prior to attempting multiplayer, the in-g
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The game suffers from a number of small flaws (and sometimes bigger ones, where the AI is concerned), yet it still does many things exceptionally well. It's a shame that Raven Shield doesn't help redefine the tactical shooter genre the way SWAT 3 did, but despite its minor flaws, it's still a very impressive addition to the series and a worthy heir to the Rainbow Six name.
My enjoyment of this series has always rested more on the concepts than the graphics. So it stands to reason that, now that the graphics are equivalent to most other titles in the action genre, I'd enjoy this one best of all. To some extent that's true. While I think the overall approach works here, I'm forced to admit that the changes made to the game are merely iterative rather than innovative.
Raven Shield is an absolutely tremendous game, and there is no denying it that. We haven't played a more atmospheric single or multiplayer tactical action game since SWAT3, and despite its shortcomings there is still nothing that comes close to rivalling it for sheer breathe-down-your neck tension. It may not drive the genre in a new direction, but it has almost everything you could expect from it, whether you're an anal-retentive gun nut or just an FPS fan up for a weighty challenge.