Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Rogue Spear Mission Pack Urban Operations - Dreamcast

Also known as: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear: Mission Pack: Urban Operations

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Also for: PC
Viewed: 3D First-person Genre:
Strategy: Combat
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Arcade origin:No
Developer: Swing Soft. Co.: Red Storm
Publishers: Red Storm (GB)
Released: 13 Apr 2001 (GB)
Ratings: 15+


The sequel to Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six finally hits the Dreamcast with the arrival of Rogue Spear. If you like games where you have to use your head instead of your trigger finger, Rogue Spear will appeal to you. Rogue Spear offers you even more of the squad-based action of its predecessor but with even more features and gameplay tweaks. Fans of the original, this is Rogue Spear.

In case you’re not familiar with the premise of the Rainbow Six games, what we have here is a counter-terrorist warfare combat simulation. You are the leader of the Rainbow team, a secret global organisation. Rogue Spear leans towards a realistic style of gameplay. It is important that you understand your mission objectives clearly and choose the best team for the job. In Rogue Spear, you have a variety of potential team members from which to pick your squad, each has different skills such as engineering or sniping. If you lose a team member, you really do lose them for the rest of the game. There’s no coming back from the dead in this game.

Before you start any mission you can plan various routes and waypoints for your teams to follow. You can use radio contact to check the teams’ positions and organise multi-pronged attacks. The enemy usually has trouble dealing with multiple simultaneous attacks so careful planning is imperative. If you want to succeed it is best to use a more tactical approach and rely on the art of stealth.

Like real-life, the bullets really hurt and it is possible to go down from one hit. You then have to swap characters to another member of your team that is still alive. If you are wounded, your characters movement and aiming abilities are seriously affected.

The graphics and gameplay are almost identical to Rogue Spear’s big brother PC counterpart. We recommend playing with the DC’s keyboard and mouse set-up to get the most out of this game. If you are into challenging, realistic games, Rogue Spear is a modern classic.