According to ESRB, this game contains: Animated Blood & Gore, Animated Violence 

Parents should pay particular attention to Rainbow Six. Not because of realistic, serious, and non-gratuitous violence, but because the complexity of planning missions in Rainbow Six is likely to overwhelm younger, less patient gamers. Though, if there are inquisitive kids or mentally maturing teens in the household who might like this sort of challenge, Rainbow Six is a wonderful selection.

Ultimately, this game is most ideal for mature or adult gamerswho haven't already played the PC version and will find all the extensive planning before each mission fascinating and intriguing rather than something that just gets in the way of all the shooting. But beware, not only is the instruction manual littered with all sorts of errors, its also terribly inadequate in guiding players through the complex process of planning missions. Be sure to pick up a strategy guide or online FAQ file in order to learn some of the more advance procedures possible.

Traditional fans of FPSs will probably want to stay away from Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six because its really more a strategic simulation than a twitch-type action shooter.

FPSs fans tired of the same old and looking for either a change of pace or something a little more cerebral may want to strongly consider Rainbow Six.

Multiplayer fans will be disappointed that this game offers no competitive modes of any kind, but it does offer a rare and wonderful two-player cooperative mode, which really shines in particular missions requiring two teams to act separately to accomplish the objectives.

Chi Kong Lui

Chi Kong Lui

In the 1980s, Chi grew up in small town on the outskirts of New York City called Jackson Heights. Latino actor, John Leguizamo referred to the town as the "melting pot of the world," and while living there, Chi was exposed to many diverse cultures, as well as a bevy of arcade classics such as Pac-Man, Space Ace, Space Harrier and Double Dragon. Chi's love of videogames only seemed to grow as his parents finally caved and bought him an 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System (after being the only kid in the block without one). In the 1990s, Chi finagled his way into the prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts.

Somewhere between all the gaming, Chi some how managed to finish high school and get into the New York Institute of Technology. At the same time, Chi also interned at Virtual Frontiers, an Internet software consultancy where he learned the ways of HTML. Soon after acquiring his BFA, Chi went on to become the lead Web designer of the Anti-Defamation League. During his tenure there, Chi was instrumental in redesigning and relaunching the non-profit organization's Web site.

Today, Chi is the webmaster of the American Red Cross in Greater New York and somehow managed to work through the tragic events of September 11th without losing his sanity. Chi considers his life's work and continues to be amazed that the web site is still standing after the recent dotcom fallout. It is his dream that will accomplish two things: 1) Redefine the grammar of videogames much the same way French film critic Andre Bazin did for the art of cinema and 2) bring game criticism to the forefront of mainstream culture much the same way Siskel & Ebert did for film criticism.
Chi Kong Lui

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