Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown

PC / Windows
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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown | PC

Action, FPP, TPP, terrorism, modern conflicts, tactical, shooters

Companies responsible for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown

Red Storm | game developer

Ubisoft | publisher   Official website

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown release date for PC:

game language:
English

14 February 2006 | Worldwide

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: local network / Internet, size: 1 DVD
Game score 7.2 / 10 calculated out of 463 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.3 / 10 calculated out of 24 players' votes.  

Another installment in a very popular tactical game series endorsed with the name of a well-known writer Tom Clancy. This edition is a result of cooperation between two game developer studios: Red Storm Entertainment (creators of the original Rainbow Six) and Ubisoft Montreal. Just as in the previous installments, you set off to fight organized crime as a member of an elite anti-terrorist squad Rainbow Six. This time, however, the nature of gameplay is different, as you get to choose which one of two characters you want to play: Dingo Chavez, the leader of the Rainbow Six, or a marksman Dieter Weber. What is more, the conditions in which you fight are unusual too, as you are forced to defend yourself from a terrorist organization which aims to annihilate Rainbow Six unit. On top of that, the syndicate came into possession of a dangerous nano-virus, posing a threat to the entire world.

The campaign consists of 16 missions set in various corners of our globe, including Algeria and South Africa. For the first time in the series there are missions in which you must cover your teammates as a sniper. In these missions you do not command the entire squad from the ground, but take a safe position (e.g. in a tower) and clear the area ahead for your mates. Throughout the entire game you get to fight side by side with 10 agents of different nationalities, sexes, and specializations (recon, explosives specialists, technicians, etc). In a single mission your main character is accompanied by up to 3 people. Their behavior is guided by an improved AI, as compared with Rainbow Six 3. The same is true for opponents, who are able to flank your squad, cover one another, use suppressing fire, and skillfully clear rooms off any potential dangers.

With the view of the veterans of the franchise who prefer realism, as well as the newcomers, two difficulty levels were prepared. Moreover, Rainbow Six: Lockdown offers an array of optional aids, such as marking opponents (in order to spot them more easily), as well as number of hints and extra details given during mission briefings (e.g. the weapons used by terrorists).

The developers also enhanced the graphics engine used in the previous part and used realistic ragdoll engine Havoc 2 to make the in-game urban combat more realistic. An interesting idea are the goggles used by the anti-terrorists (FPP view), visible on the screen. When it is raining, drops of water settle on them. They get damaged during combat (cracks and scratches). Condition of the goggles influences the visibility.

The arsenal of firearms used by your squad is expanded (there are now 42 weapons to choose from) in comparison to the previous part. The new ones are e.g. a powerful sniper rifle and MTAR-21 micro assault rifle. The list of other useful gadgets is longer too. Among the new toys there is the motion sensor that lets you detect enemies invisible to the naked eye.

Rainbow Six: Lockdown also features complex multiplayer. Among the available play modes there are: Co-op, Deathmatch, and Team-Base.

Sony PlayStation 2
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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown | PS2

Action, FPP, TPP, terrorism, modern conflicts, tactical, shooters

Companies responsible for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown

Red Storm | game developer

Ubisoft | publisher   Official website

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown release date for PS2:

game language:
English

06 September 2005 | Worldwide

09 September 2005 | Europe PAL

06 September 2005 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-16 , size: 1 DVD
Game score 7.4 / 10 calculated out of 74 players' votes.  

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown is the fourth installment in a popular tactical action game franchise, based on the series of books Rainbow Six by a famous thriller writer, Tom Clancy. The penman studied English philology at Baltimore Loyola College, and his first book, the well-known Hunt for Red October, was published in 1984. Besides, he also wrote Patriot Games and The Sum of All Fears. All three mentioned books were adapted for films.

In Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown you play as one of two characters: Dingo Chavez, the leader of Rainbow Six squad, or the sniper Dieter Weber. This time you have to stop a terrorist organization that aims to destroy your squad. Besides, they came into possession of a dangerous nano-virus, posing a threat to the entire world. Single player campaign consists of 16 missions set in various corners of the world: South Africa, Netherlands (Amsterdam), Scotland (Edinburgh), etc. While playing as a sniper, you have to cover your squad mates. In the game there are 10 agents of different nationalities, sexes, and specializations.

One of the game’s strongest points is realism. Enemies have a new, more advanced Artificial Intelligence, therefore, they are able to cover one another and use suppressing fire. In the game you can take hold of authentic weapons, such as MTAR-21 micro rifle. There are also modern gadgets, such as the motion sensor that lets you detect enemies invisible to the naked eye.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown uses an enhanced version of the engine known from the previous game, along with a new physics engine (Havoc 2 ragdoll engine). You observe the environment through goggles, which can be covered in raindrops, get scratched or even crack during combat.

Apart from the single player campaign, there is also multiplayer, which lets you complete the whole game along with friends (split screen or online). In PlayStation 2 version there is a new Rivalry mode – an anti-terrorists vs. mercenaries mode, which sets a series of teamwork-based objectives before the two teams.

Microsoft Xbox
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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown | XBOX

Action, FPP, TPP, terrorism, modern conflicts, tactical, shooters

Companies responsible for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown

Red Storm | game developer

Ubisoft | publisher   Official website

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown release date for XBOX:

game language:
English

06 September 2005 | Worldwide

09 September 2005 | Europe PAL

06 September 2005 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-16 , size: 1 DVD

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown is the fourth installment in a popular tactical action game franchise, based on the series of books Rainbow Six by a famous thriller writer, Tom Clancy. The penman studied English philology at Baltimore Loyola College, and his first book, the well-known Hunt for Red October, was published in 1984. Besides, he also wrote Patriot Games and The Sum of All Fears. All three mentioned books were adapted for films.

In Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown you play as one of two characters: Dingo Chavez, the leader of Rainbow Six squad, or the sniper Dieter Weber. This time you have to stop a terrorist organization that aims to destroy your squad. Besides, they came into possession of a dangerous nano-virus, posing a threat to the entire world. Single player campaign consists of 16 missions set in various corners of the world: South Africa, Netherlands (Amsterdam), Scotland (Edinburgh), etc. While playing as a sniper, you have to cover your squad mates. In the game there are 10 agents of different nationalities, sexes, and specializations.

One of the game’s strongest points is realism. Enemies have a new, more advanced Artificial Intelligence, therefore, they are able to cover one another and use suppressing fire. In the game you can take hold of authentic weapons, such as MTAR-21 micro rifle. There are also modern gadgets, such as the motion sensor that lets you detect enemies invisible to the naked eye.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown uses an enhanced version of the engine known from the previous game, along with a new physics engine (Havoc 2 ragdoll engine). You observe the environment through goggles, which can be covered in raindrops, get scratched or even crack during combat.

Apart from the single player campaign, there is also multiplayer, which lets you complete the whole game along with your friends (split screen or online). In Xbox version there is a Career mode, in which you create your own agent, improve their attributes, and gather new gear throughout a series of missions.

Nintendo GameCube
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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown | GameCube

Action, FPP, TPP, terrorism, modern conflicts, tactical, shooters

Companies responsible for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown

Red Storm | game developer

Ubisoft | publisher   Official website

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown release date for GameCube:

game language:
English

09 September 2005 | Worldwide

09 September 2005 | Europe PAL

22 September 2005 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown is the fourth installment in a popular tactical action game franchise, based on the series of books Rainbow Six by a famous thriller writer, Tom Clancy. The penman studied English philology at Baltimore Loyola College, and his first book, the well-known Hunt for Red October, was published in 1984. Besides, he also wrote Patriot Games and The Sum of All Fears. All three mentioned books were adapted for films.

In Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown you play as one of two characters: Dingo Chavez, the leader of Rainbow Six squad, or the sniper Dieter Weber. This time you have to stop a terrorist organization that aims to destroy your squad. Moreover, they came into possession of a dangerous nano-virus, posing a threat to the entire world. Single player campaign consists of 16 missions set in various corners of the world: South Africa, Netherlands (Amsterdam), Scotland (Edinburgh), etc. While playing as a sniper, you have to cover your squad mates. In the game there are 10 agents of different nationalities, sexes, and specializations.

One of the game’s strongest points is realism. Enemies have a new, more advanced Artificial Intelligence, therefore, they are able to cover one another and use suppressing fire. In the game you can take hold of authentic weapons, such as MTAR-21 micro rifle. There are also modern gadgets, such as the motion sensor that lets you detect enemies invisible to the naked eye.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown uses an enhanced version of the engine known from the previous game, along with a new physics engine (Havoc 2 ragdoll engine). You observe the environment through goggles, which can be covered with raindrops, get scratched or even crack during combat.

Uses: memory card
Rainbow Six: Lockdown Game Guide & Walkthrough

game guide 03 April 2006

Guide and Walkthrough. The crisis takes Rainbow into new territory and new situations, as for the first time the hunter becomes the hunted.