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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Very Positive (14 reviews) - 92% of the 14 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (542 reviews) - 93% of the 542 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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Shadow Ops
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Gold Edition
fast game with modern day graphics with easy controls that moves from location A to B to C and so on,
good amount of action and special effects,
(good save the world formula) good amount of save the world reactants that form a bigger save the world product

good game.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Raven Shield
fast game with modern day graphics with easy controls that moves from location A to B to C and so on,
good amount of action and special effects,
(good save the world formula) good amount of save the world reactants that form a bigger save the world product

good game.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Athena Sword
fast game with modern day graphics with easy controls that moves from location A to B to C and so on,
good amount of action and special effects

good game.
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Libertylad
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
True R6 License ! My all time favorite game, hopefully there's still a community, add me for coop / vs.
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Corrosion
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
The best
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Mrpianist3015
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
I played all tom clancy games but i never tried out the rainbow games
and i just want to say the game is very very good.But FOR ALL OF YOU THAT HAVE NEVER PLAYED THE GAME, THIS IS NOT LIKE CALL OF DUTY WHERE YOU CAN GO AND MURDER EVERYTHING FINISH THE OBJECTIVE AND TA TA YOU WIN AND PASS ON TO THE OTHER LEVEL ,I AM NOT THAT GOOD IN THIS GAME BECAUSE IM NOT USED TO PLAY TACTICAL SHOOTERS LIKE THIS , I HAD A LOT OF FAILS IN THE FIRST MISSION ON THE CAMPAIGN I PLAYED IT FOR HOURS ON THE FIRST LEVEL I PLAYED THE GAME ON VETERAN AND I WOULD FINISH LAST WITH ALL MY MEN DEAD BUT I SOMEHOW MANAGED TO THE LEVEL IN SWITZERLAND ,and the best part is that everything is realistic like most games should be today, 1 bullet you are injured another shot R.I.P not like in games where you get shot 100 bullets in you and you are still alive, and if somebody of your men die in the campaign they die forever they do not appear later on you must choose another person to be in your team .Beside this there are some cons that i would like to mention ,you have a lot of weapons that are very good but there are a lot of which are basically useless in the game ,other thing i would like to say is that the recoil is a bit too much for some weapons, and i dont understand one thing ,the terrorists would usualy target you in milliseconds and kill you in miliseconds and you need 2-3 seconds to take them down ,i dont understand how does an uzi killed me from 1 km far away and i am shooting at him with a scoped ak 74 ,another thing is if enemies spot you from a tiny hole and kill you in one second , i found theese issues frustrating however i liked the game a lot and had a lot of fun with it .
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GABBA-[CRO]
( 11.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
This game is awesome! I passed the whole game in 11.7h of playthrough.

I will do some pros and cons for the game

PROS(Raven Shield)
-The game graphics are pretty decent comparing the game to other games from '03
-The game mechanics are almost the same as for older Ghost Recon games but it's somehow played faster then the Ghost Recons
-The game is realistic, 1 shot you're wounded, 2 shots you're probably dead
-You can commandeer up to 3 teams(including your own team). Red team, Green team and Gold team
-No bugs or crashes
-The game is forgotten but it doesn't need any updates or patches
-The game is 15 Missions long. Not too long, not too short if you ask me
-Community isn't dead

CONS(Raven Shield)
-I don't know where to find Multiplayer games(but I have never tried to find them)
-You can't jump in the game


PROS(Athena Sword)
-The game graphics are pretty decent comparing the game to other games from '04
-The game mechanics are almost the same as for older Ghost Recon games but it's somehow played faster then the Ghost Recons
-The game is realistic, 1 shot you're wounded, 2 shots you're probably dead
-You can commandeer up to 3 teams(including your own team). Red team, Green team and Gold team
-No bugs or crashes
-The game is forgotten but it doesn't need any updates or patches
-The game is 8 Missions long. Not too long, not too short for an expansion if you ask me
-Community is almost dead

CONS(Athena Sword)
-I don't know where to find Multiplayer games(but I have never tried to find them)
-You can't jump in the game

I recommend it! For the Gold Edition - 7/10 would be a Rainbow Six operative again!
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bingy bongo boy
( 21.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
Probably one of the best FPS.
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amerkiller
( 30.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
One of the best childhood games I have ever played.
Lots of guns, engaging campaign, diverse mission locations, team focused, enjoyable terrorist hunt mode.
Will remain in my heart for eternity.
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African Velociraptor
( 25.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 4
Engaging, fun, and tactical as ♥♥♥♥.

Only issuses are that there are so many guns that some have no point of being in the game are directly inferior to others.

For instance, there are about 3 or 4 MP5 variants, when i garuntee you, you're only going to be using the MP5 SSD and abandoning the rest.

Also, the weapon handling is a bit rediculous.

If you're standing still, in any position, and literally do nothing but look around, the spread violently increases. It makes combat incredibly clunky, unable to make the quick, precise shots you should be able to make.

Recoil is a bit overly exaggerated too. If you have something like an M14, it will have 5x the recoil of another weapon, even if it fires the same cartridge as it.

The damage is also a bit insane.

A pistol will take 4-5 shots to kill at point blank, which you have to take standing still, not moving your mouse around even slightly, while also slowly delaying your shots to let the spread relax point blank, while a rifle will take 1-2 shots to kill.

It makes the sidearms completley pointless and incredibly worthless considering the enemies will target you in miliseconds and it will take you minutes to kill them with one.


Other than those issues, the game is great.
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Panzer2694
( 101.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 3
old still good
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Anchovy
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
Product received for free
literally to ♥♥♥♥ing complicated for any date of time
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Yes I know I don't have that long of playtime but trust me on this, IT IS A MUST HAVE. Even on the easiest difficulty the ai is incredibly dangerous. You had better create a plan, as you can only have up to 4 guys in a team, and that makes it even more stressful when one of them goes down.

Also, download the Ravenshield 2.0 mod it makes the game even better than it already is.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
One of the best childhood games I have ever played.
Lots of guns, engaging campaign, diverse mission locations, team focused, enjoyable terrorist hunt mode.
Will remain in my heart for eternity.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
This game is awesome! I passed the whole game in 11.7h of playthrough.

I will do some pros and cons for the game

PROS(Raven Shield)
-The game graphics are pretty decent comparing the game to other games from '03
-The game mechanics are almost the same as for older Ghost Recon games but it's somehow played faster then the Ghost Recons
-The game is realistic, 1 shot you're wounded, 2 shots you're probably dead
-You can commandeer up to 3 teams(including your own team). Red team, Green team and Gold team
-No bugs or crashes
-The game is forgotten but it doesn't need any updates or patches
-The game is 15 Missions long. Not too long, not too short if you ask me
-Community isn't dead

CONS(Raven Shield)
-I don't know where to find Multiplayer games(but I have never tried to find them)
-You can't jump in the game


PROS(Athena Sword)
-The game graphics are pretty decent comparing the game to other games from '04
-The game mechanics are almost the same as for older Ghost Recon games but it's somehow played faster then the Ghost Recons
-The game is realistic, 1 shot you're wounded, 2 shots you're probably dead
-You can commandeer up to 3 teams(including your own team). Red team, Green team and Gold team
-No bugs or crashes
-The game is forgotten but it doesn't need any updates or patches
-The game is 8 Missions long. Not too long, not too short for an expansion if you ask me
-Community is almost dead

CONS(Athena Sword)
-I don't know where to find Multiplayer games(but I have never tried to find them)
-You can't jump in the game

I recommend it! For the Gold Edition - 7/10 would be a Rainbow Six operative again!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Engaging, fun, and tactical as ♥♥♥♥.

Only issuses are that there are so many guns that some have no point of being in the game are directly inferior to others.

For instance, there are about 3 or 4 MP5 variants, when i garuntee you, you're only going to be using the MP5 SSD and abandoning the rest.

Also, the weapon handling is a bit rediculous.

If you're standing still, in any position, and literally do nothing but look around, the spread violently increases. It makes combat incredibly clunky, unable to make the quick, precise shots you should be able to make.

Recoil is a bit overly exaggerated too. If you have something like an M14, it will have 5x the recoil of another weapon, even if it fires the same cartridge as it.

The damage is also a bit insane.

A pistol will take 4-5 shots to kill at point blank, which you have to take standing still, not moving your mouse around even slightly, while also slowly delaying your shots to let the spread relax point blank, while a rifle will take 1-2 shots to kill.

It makes the sidearms completley pointless and incredibly worthless considering the enemies will target you in miliseconds and it will take you minutes to kill them with one.


Other than those issues, the game is great.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Gold Edition
fast game with modern day graphics with easy controls that moves from location A to B to C and so on,
good amount of action and special effects,
(good save the world formula) good amount of save the world reactants that form a bigger save the world product

good game.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Raven Shield
fast game with modern day graphics with easy controls that moves from location A to B to C and so on,
good amount of action and special effects,
(good save the world formula) good amount of save the world reactants that form a bigger save the world product

good game.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Athena Sword
fast game with modern day graphics with easy controls that moves from location A to B to C and so on,
good amount of action and special effects

good game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
I played all tom clancy games but i never tried out the rainbow games
and i just want to say the game is very very good.But FOR ALL OF YOU THAT HAVE NEVER PLAYED THE GAME, THIS IS NOT LIKE CALL OF DUTY WHERE YOU CAN GO AND MURDER EVERYTHING FINISH THE OBJECTIVE AND TA TA YOU WIN AND PASS ON TO THE OTHER LEVEL ,I AM NOT THAT GOOD IN THIS GAME BECAUSE IM NOT USED TO PLAY TACTICAL SHOOTERS LIKE THIS , I HAD A LOT OF FAILS IN THE FIRST MISSION ON THE CAMPAIGN I PLAYED IT FOR HOURS ON THE FIRST LEVEL I PLAYED THE GAME ON VETERAN AND I WOULD FINISH LAST WITH ALL MY MEN DEAD BUT I SOMEHOW MANAGED TO THE LEVEL IN SWITZERLAND ,and the best part is that everything is realistic like most games should be today, 1 bullet you are injured another shot R.I.P not like in games where you get shot 100 bullets in you and you are still alive, and if somebody of your men die in the campaign they die forever they do not appear later on you must choose another person to be in your team .Beside this there are some cons that i would like to mention ,you have a lot of weapons that are very good but there are a lot of which are basically useless in the game ,other thing i would like to say is that the recoil is a bit too much for some weapons, and i dont understand one thing ,the terrorists would usualy target you in milliseconds and kill you in miliseconds and you need 2-3 seconds to take them down ,i dont understand how does an uzi killed me from 1 km far away and i am shooting at him with a scoped ak 74 ,another thing is if enemies spot you from a tiny hole and kill you in one second , i found theese issues frustrating however i liked the game a lot and had a lot of fun with it .
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
121 of 132 people (92%) found this review helpful
62 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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