Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear - PlayStation

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Also for: PC, Power Mac, GameCube
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Combat Game: Infantry
Strategy: Combat
Arcade origin:No
Developer: Saffire Soft. Co.: Red Storm
Publishers: Ubisoft (GB)
Red Storm (GB)
Released: 27 Apr 2001 (GB)
3 May 2002 (GB)
Ratings: 15+
Accessories: Analogue JoyPad, Memory Card
Features: Vibration Compatible


As the sequel to the award-winning Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, Rogue Spear has a lot of hype to live up to. Red Storm’s follow up promises to have more of the same features that made the original so popular, and add a whole set of brand new features to make this a worthwhile sequel. Now released on PlayStation, the world of Rainbow Six is about to get a lot bigger. While it goes without saying that the PlayStation conversion doesn’t come close to rivalling its PC and Dreamcast counterparts in the looks department, elsewhere there is little difference.

Once again, you lead the Rainbow team in a mad world of terrorist warfare. You must travel across many locations and environments, ranging from jumbo jets to museums. Strategy is of critical importance here. If you jump into a mission with all guns blazing, you will more than likely get your head blown off. You have been warned. Playing in multi-player mode is a slightly different experience to that in the PC. Fortunately, the PlayStation version offers both horizontal and vertical split-screen options, but the option of a link cable via a second PlayStation is lacking.

At the end of the day, Rogue Spear is little more than a first-person shooter, but the level of strategy involved within the game puts a welcome slant on the genre.