The History Of The Rainbow Six Series Part 2
Let us once again get tactical as we look at the second game in the Rainbow Six series.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear (1999) Sony PlayStation, PC, Sega Dreamcast
Released just a year after the first Rainbow Six game, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear was based on the book of the same name. This time the game would first be released on PC and Dreamcast with a PlayStation port following the next year. The PC and Dreamcast versions are bother very similar whereas some graphical changes had to be made for the PlayStation version.
The story of the game is set after the fall of the Soviet Union and the Russian Mafia along with members of the Russian military have gotten their hands on some very nasty stuff. Rainbow team is required to go and free hostages and get rid of any weapons of mass destruction that these guys have.
Not a lot had changed with the gameplay as once again players had to use their brains in order to complete missions. Setting up the mission was every bit as important as the execution. If you were to just run in guns blazing 9/10, you would fail. Weapons would be detonated, you would be killed or hostages would be killed. It is a very cerebral game and that was what people loved about it.
As well as having the single player campaign the PC version also supported online play. You could either team up with other players to take on the AI or you could take part in what were essentially team Deathmatch style matches.
Rogue Spear was heavily supported with expansion packs on the PC. It was as strong seller across all three platforms and the Dreamcast and PC versions were very favorably reviewed.