The History Of The Rainbow Six Series
Here we go again as we look at the next installment in the Rainbow Six series.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six 3 (2003/2004) Xbox, PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube
Rainbow Six was no stranger to console having appeared on PlayStation, Nintendo 64 and Sega Dreamcast. But this would be the series’ first entry on this generation of console. The game was originally released on the Xbox before making an appearance on the PlayStation 2 and GameCube the following year.
While this version is called Rainbow Six 3, you will notice the subtitle is missing. That is because the console versions are completely different to the PC. There is no complex planning of missions before you do them like in the PC version (which is one of the major things about the Rainbow Six series) and in general, the game has a much more action feel to it. The story was also very different to what the PC version offered. The rainbow team is sent to South America to investigate a series of terrorist attacks and soon finds out that it is the president of Venezuela who is behind them.
Players now only control one character, Ding Chavez who is the field commander of the Rainbow team. You can still dish out orders to the rest of the team, but you only have direct control of the one character. In general, this is a much more streamlined Rainbow Six experience. But while this sounds bad, Rainbow Six 3 on console is actually a very fun game in its own right, especially the Xbox version which got great reviews at the time. The PlayStation and GameCube versions of the game did not get quite as high review scores at the time.