Tom Clancys Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield
THE GOOD GUYS:
Those loveable rapscallions from Team Rainbow are back for another round of counter-terrorist heroism. If you missed their earlier exploits, they're basically a crack team of stealthy special-ops gurus sent in to clean up the messiest international situations.
THE BAD GUYS:
Punk terrorists who kidnap innocent civilians, blow things up, and generally try their best to mess up our happy planet.
To stop insidious terrorists all over the world, in environments like a Central American barrio, a posh London bank and a crumbling U.S. penitentiary. The gameplay builds upon the classic Rainbow Six model of strategic planning and execution. Careful preparation is even more crucial than ever, as the previous games' on-screen radar map has been axed. You'll have to rely on heartbeat sensors or the new sniper-only thermal vision ability to pinpoint terrorist locations. Oh yeah, it's really hard, too. Just like in real life, if your boys take a bullet to the skull, they're gone for good. This ain't Duke Nukem, kids.
THE BIG DEAL:
Hey, it's Rainbow Six 3, the latest chapter in an immensely popular series. With stunning graphics, impeccable realism, sizable gameplay enhancements (you can actually see your guns now!) and online play, this title delivers a state-of-the-art tactical-action experience on the Xbox.