Raven Shield: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.
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Release Date: Mar 18, 2003

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Raven Shield:
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.

Athena Sword:
Command the world's most elite force of multinational counter-terrorist operatives in their latest mission. Track the desperate remnants of the international terror network from Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® 3: Raven Shield™ into the exotic regions of the Mediterranean and prevent their mad agenda of international anarchy and devastation.

Rainbow Six 3 Gold Download Features

  • Pick your team members, assembled from the best counter-terrorism and military units from around the world. Then outfit them with the right armor, weapons, and high-technology equipment for the mission at hand.
  • After equipping your team, plot out the assault of the target area on the map interface. Lay out a plan for each squad to maximize surprise, stealth, and safety.
  • After all the planning - execute! In first-person mode, lead one squad or control all three through different radio commands and signals. Enter and clear a room of terrorists, rescue hostages, defuse bombs, and recover vital intelligence to help you in later missions.
  • All-new eight-mission campaign in locations from Italy and Croatia to Greece.
  • Five new multiplayer levels (Chemical Factory, Ferry Boat, University, Italian Alleys, and Jungle).
  • Three new multiplayer game modes (Adversarial Terrorist Hunt, Adversarial Scattered Hunt, and Capture the Enemy).
  • Seven additional real-world weapons (for a total of 64) with sound effects from the team that worked on the blockbuster movie The Matrix.
  • Three bonus classic missions from the original Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® and Tom Clancy's Rogue Spear®, updated with the latest graphics and technology.

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • Supported 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-game link to account creation no longer works, please use this URL.
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SauliCity
( 14.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
A realistic game, if you can call a shooter that. Exteremely quick (and in the campaing, permanent) death, slow movement and the ability to carry only one rifle, one sidearm and 6 grenades at most are somewhat realistick but don't believe it when people call this game hyper realistic. The game's immersion is broken easily by things like hip-fire reticlespread applying even when using a scope. The relatively braindead ai is a known problem, but it doesnt matter because the enemy isn't supposed to do anything else than react to hearing gunfire and fire at you when they see you. Your teammates on the other hand do just fine, because they do as they are told and don't improvise anything stupid. Except when they decide to fall off from a ladder and die, forcing you to restart the mission. The pseudo-randomized enemy placement and the sometimes unreliable teammate ai make sure that however well you plan your missions, you will need at least one retry before you get the desired no casualty -run. The fact that planning your mission can take up a good 20-30 minutes and executing the plan take a rough 5 min depending on mission. That is, if you get it working on the first try. Fixing your plan between retries can easily take up a cumulative 30min unless you have to redo the plan altogether. All that combined and you can waste an evenening just trying to complete that one hostage recue. The game can be very frustrating on the other hand very satisfying when you finally complete that one mission. Despite everything negative I said about the game, it is in my opinion an enjoyable experience. Just as a word of warning: This is not an fps Dark Souls, in this game you move a lot slower but die a lot faster. You can end up 6 feet below in a literal heartbeat. Have fun.
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Bushido
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
cs keys dont work.... ♥♥♥♥♥♥ me off... its one of my favorite games
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FishChair
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
Only took 2 hours to finish 1 mission.
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prime美的
( 34.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
mom said its my turn to operate
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Faith4Dead
( 10.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
A very fun game, It reminds me of SWAT 3 yet the AI for the allies suck ♥♥♥ if you tell them to stack up, they just stand in the doorway, anywhom fun game vanilla and modded (though I haven't modded in that one cool mod) would suggest getting friends to play it with you.
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Cr.Peregrine
( 8.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
fantastic game. bringing back the memories. awesome experience.
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Taco land
( 11.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
Hotline Miami's older and more tactical counter part, You end up doing the same thing over and over and dying each time on one level and then you do something right and you beat the level and feel like a hero, What that thing you did different was you don't really know.

The only problem is that you can't play multiplayer without a Raven Shield CD key and Gold edition does not count so no multiplayer.
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PhoenixSword01
( 105.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
One of the classics of gaming history. This game was one of the last to truely be called a tactical shooter and not what todays critics seem to think are tactical. If you've never played this or want a tactical shooter pick this game up, The modding community is small currently but there are people still here. And many others to just play multiplayer with.
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Ridah
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
Remove all terrorists in this, actually tactical, tactical game.

Its very very clunky and the controls are downright terrible. But theres alot of content and care in this game. Devs cared about guns and stuff. Most people will not know the diff between stuff like the AK47 and AK74 or why the stats are diffrent but to those that like tactical ♥♥♥♥ and guns this is really cool.

I just wish I had good friends to play with.
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Ravensq
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
Raven Shield mp servers is still working. I have played multiplayer in Windows 10 and it works great.
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Lyhne [Damage Inc.]
( 8.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
Excellent Rainbow Six game - it's not as good as "Rogue Spear", but still a classic.

The last "real" R6 game in my world.
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GordonRamsayIsAngry
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
Easily one of the best FPS games on the market, I don't care what anyone says regarding that.

Right off the bat you're given complete reign of a counter-terrorism unit, you decide who gets to participate in the mission, what weapons to use, and how to execute the mission. This makes the game feel like a breath of fresh air from modern "drop right in" or linear FPS games (CSGO, COD, Recent TC titles) as you actually have a reasonable amount of control over the situation in the game.

The game mechanics themselves (ie: controls, callouts, ect.) do feel fairly clunky at times and pose a slight learning curve, but after that, you're practically done with game learning curves.

The in-game stories are what you would expect: "Terrorists do bad things and you have to stop them," so insight into morals and life should not be what you expect from this (I don't know why you'd expect that but nvm).

Pros:
Loads of weapons.
Dirt cheap asking price (£4.99 is a steal).
Feels about as realistic you can get to actually thwarting terrorists.
Map design feels amazing.
No Uplay (YES).
Loads of control over the game.

Cons:
Boring to new players - New players migrating from modern FPS games will probably find this game difficult to enjoy at first.
No basegame ironsights (Mods can probably fix that).
Clucky controls.

10/10 The Best FPS on the Market
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Bukowski
( 71.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 13
Simply one of the best.

-Fully fleshed out single and multi player experience
-No dlc, p2w, episodes, held back content or other utter ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t, *cough* Uplay, of todays generation
-Ran great. The first time

10/10 - Better than most of todays games. If you love tactical shooters this is a must.
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John Smith
( 31.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 4
Great game, one of my all time favourites. Its worth buying at sale time for $5. You should get about 40 - 80 hours out of it. Be sure to have a look at gameplay and reviews to see what its like (apparently is quite different to the newer Rainbow Six games) in that it is very tactical, think SWAT 3 and SWAT 4.

Also, in terms of multiplayer I cannot comment as I haven't played multiplayer.

Single player is great. You get about 17 missions in a campaign and 8 skirmish maps to play on for Rainbow Six 3, and a campaign with about 8 missions and 8 skirmish maps for the Athena Sword add on pack included in this Gold Edition. Also, you can download for free the Iron Wrath expanision pack which adds even more missions and maps (there is plenty of info out there about how to get this going for the Steam verison).

The missions are usually about killing or terrorists, saving hostages and diffusing bombs in a tactical way. A fair bit of time is spent planning and replaying the missions and this may be a turn off for those who just want action. A few other modes are available including terrorist hunt, hostage rescue and lone wolf that add to replayability. There are about 60 odd guns in the game with everything from submachine guns to sniper rifles plus things like CS gas and stun grenades.

Downsides:
- A fair bit of time is spent planning as opposed to playing eg a usual mission will take about 10 minutes of planning and 5 minutes of action but expect to be replaying the mission and doing the planning phase plenty of times over.
- Enemy and friendly AI can be really bad at times.
- Old game (2004?) so graphics aren't going to be great.
- I'd say buy it at sale time for a big discount as at $10usd you may feel ripped off.

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Wedge
( 95.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
It's classic

Get it
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Uncreative Interactive
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 31
I have never played a Rainbow Six game before, so I had noidea what to expect going in. I was pleasantly surprised by the squad selection and planning stages. It's nice to have a more tactical FPS than things like Call of Duty, Bttlefield, etc. If you prefer a less tactical FPS that still has some squad command and tactical elements to it, I would reccommend the R6: Vegas series.
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JMH
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 24
The game has automatic autobot. I can see some liking this game as it shows potential if you were to give time to understand but honestly it has no story or good layout to understand what the fkuc I am actually doing in the game. 3/10 wpuld rather smash my ♥♥♥♥♥ with a hammer.
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MrMcEpiclishous
( 92.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 24
Made with pride. Outstanding weapon varity. Realistic. Awesome level design. Super fun. Difficult. 10\10. Now just sell me Rainbow Six Rogue Spear and I'll be even happier.
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Thatch
( 24.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 24
If you're looking for a SWAT 4 like shooter, look no further.
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leopard_501
( 12.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 23
I committed so many war-crimes with this game.

11/10 would shoot surrendering terrorists/hostages/teammates by accident again, and so will you. Buy it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
34.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
mom said its my turn to operate
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
If you're looking for a SWAT 4 like shooter, look no further.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
59.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
Tom Clancy's Swansong, rip in peaces pupper
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
92.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
Made with pride. Outstanding weapon varity. Realistic. Awesome level design. Super fun. Difficult. 10\10. Now just sell me Rainbow Six Rogue Spear and I'll be even happier.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
95.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
It's classic

Get it
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
40 of 44 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
34.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
One of the best games i have played. Rainbow Six died after this game.

RIP R6
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33 of 34 people (97%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
63.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
Best one in the whole series

PS: We need Rogue Spear on steam
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
90.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2015
Bought this when my trusty old boxed version inexplicably stopped working. When all is said and done, Rainbow Six 3 Raven Shield is my favorite game ever. Bar none. That's all.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
One of the best and last good R6 game ever made.
If you call your self a tactical gamer you need to have this.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
34.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Think,Plan,Execute if it fails adapt!

DOES NOT REQUIRE UPLAY TO PLAY but online multiplayer will need ubisoft/uplay account
(There are PvP & Coop missions)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2015
Set up your dream crisis. In this modern era of terrorism and tip-toeing around PC crap, nothing beats setting up a senario where terrrorists take over a neighborhood and you can walk in armed with whatever and getting down to the basic Good V.S Political Fueled Douches, saving hostages along the way.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
60.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2015
This is the benchmark for tactical shooters on the PC, and has yet to be surpassed by any other game. Raven Shield and the other original Rainbow 6/Rogue Spear games are true tactical counter-terrorism simulations, based on real weapons and tactics used in modern day counter terrorist operations. You plan your mission, you don't get to save during a mission, and it's one-shot and you're dead. No regenerating health, and when an operative dies it is final. I love Raven Shield because of the punishing difficulty, and emphasis on being the first to spot your opponent and quickly aim for the head. I think this is a good representation for close quarters combat, as close as you can get to real life.

I love this game, and it's sad to see the Tom Clancy and Rainbow Six licenses being sold down the river. Everything after RVS and Athena Sword has been dumbed down garbage for the masses. Rainbow Six was never meant to appeal to the call of duty or counter strike crowd, it was in a class of its own. I got this game when it came out in 2003 and I just re-installed it, and it's as good as ever. I've beaten the single player 4 times, twice on elite, and it doesn't get any better than the feeling of successfully completing a mission with no fatalities. I have spent countless hours on multiplayer, which is also great too. I can only hope they make more games like this, because there are no modern games that come close to realism and tactical depth like Raven Shield does.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2015
THE GAME IS NOT OPTIMISED FOR WINDOWS 10!

BUT IT WORKS FINE ON WINDOWED MODE

It's one of the best tactical shooters of the few that are out there, if you are looking for a realistic squad based game where you have to save hostages and disarm bombs then this game is the perfect game for you and to be honest this is the only game that does it well. for £4.99 you are stupid not to buy this! so stop reading this review and kill some mother ♥♥♥♥ing Terrorists :D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
This is my favorite tactical game of all time. I likely have thousands of hours amassed on my boxed copy.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2015
Why does steam say it's multiplayer when the online does not work...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
210.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
The best Tom Clancy game by far.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
143.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
JOIN < 2016 | CLASSICS+ > SERVER!
Running a new Raven Shield server with with classic maps from:

Rainbow Six + R6 Eagle Watch
R6 Rogue Spear + Urban Operations + Covert Ops
R6 Black Thorn
R63 Raven Shield + Athena Sword
And Custom Made Fan Maps

Mostly legit good maps that are hard to find now a days.

Add on Steam: wtf was that & ViolentMinds

I also frequently play Company of Heroes 2 on PC.
I run BATTLEFIELD 4 and RAINBOW SIX R6 SIEGE on PS4 (ViolenceWithin) for now.

We will be on almost daily/at night during the winter so come play some rounds.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
39.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
Decided to take a quick wizz while my 2 teams were stacking up the doors. When I got back refreshed and ready to go, everyone was killed.

Moral of the story: always use the bathroom before a SWAT operation.
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108 of 119 people (91%) found this review helpful
58 people found this review funny
Recommended
51.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 4, 2015
Dear potential player or veteran R6:3 player:

Here is a new way to play Terrorist Hunt mode, in case you get bored.

Step 1: Take your team to your favorite room or area of the map, and take cover.
Step 2: Are you ready? Good. Now press ~ to open the console, and type 'callterro'.
Step 3: Smile. Every terrorist on the map is now rushing to your location :D
Step 4: Don't die.


Note: Not all terrorists come out of the woodwork. You might have to go out and hunt down the last couple. This doesn't work so well (at all) on the shipyard map for some reason. All in all, some maps work better than others with this little experiment.
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77 of 79 people (97%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
In my opinion, this is one of the greatest multiplayer tactical FPS titles on PC. I use this game as my point of reference when comparing with newer tactical FPS titles.

PROS :

- Huge arsenal of weapons and gadgets
- Large selection of maps containing varied environments
- Great gameplay with tight gun control, multiple stances (including a unique "fluid" leaning system) and good damage modeling
- The graphics still hold up to this day, and you can run it on just about any rig configuration
- Immersive sound effects (authentic gun sounds, enemy chatter, ambient noises, player character movement sounds, etc.)
- Complete multiplayer suite featuring customizable game settings
- Unpredictable AI that will flank, patrol and call for backup
- You can still find several populated servers online, and the modding scene is still active

CONS :

- Requires a ubi.com account to access multiplayer functionality
- Can be brutally difficult at times due to the aforementioned unpredictable AI
- Lacks in-game VOIP
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