Play the Rainbow Six: Vegas games or Rainbow Six Siege instead. They're much better than this pile of garbage.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six was first released for the PC in 1998, the first game in a long-running series of highly successful tactical first-person shooters. Developed and published by Red Storm Entertainment, the game was ported a year later to the PlayStation by Rebellion.

Why It Sucks

  1. Terrible, terrible graphics that are so low-resolution that they almost resemble a SNES game at times.
  2. The character models are hideously deformed.
  3. Levels are so poorly designed that enemies frequently blend into the background, making it difficult to shoot.
  4. Ridicolusly poor enemy AI. They can instantly kill you if you don't turn around!
  5. Inconsistent briefings: Some levels have incorrect time of day when you get to the actual level.
  6. Awful controls, typical of early console first-person shooters.
  7. Terrible aiming system.
  8. Awful framerates.
  9. Lots of bugs and glitches, with your operative frequently getting stuck in doors or being forced to crouch to get through a normal-sized door opening.
  10. The option to plan out missions manually, a major feature of the PC version, is removed.
  11. No multiplayer or co-op modes.
  12. Poor sound quality.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. It uses the same soundtrack as the PC version.
  2. Not only it's based upon the original game, the Eagle Watch missions are also included.


IGN gave it a 3.9 out of 10 and GameSpot a 3.7 out of 10.