Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Shadow Vanguard is a stand-alone mobile game and remake of the original Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six. It was developed by Gameloft and was first released on iOS on March 17th, 2011. Taking place in 2012, it features 11 missions across a reimagined story based on the original game.

Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]

For the first time on iPhone and iPod touch, enjoy a new FPS experience that allows you to lead a team of elite soldiers! A global terrorist organization threatens the world balance. Only one team can prevent this: The Rainbow Unit! These colors never run.


One of the most popular video game brands finally lands on your iPhone and iPod touch.


Play 11 thrilling missions to defeat a dangerous and well-organized terrorist group. Play recreated and enriched levels based on the original Rainbow Six game like the Embassy Hostage Crisis, an oil platform assault or the infiltration of a rebel camp in Africa.

Join a new Rainbow Unit complete with 3 new members, each with their own unique abilities like recon, demolition or, stealth.


Join up to 2 friends and challenge the entire game together in Local and Online Co-op modes. You can also go head-to-head with the best unit leaders in the world on 5 exclusive and thrilling maps in Multiplayer mode - up to 10 players.


Infiltrate enemy compounds without them ever knowing you’re there thanks to a wide range of state-of-the-art gadgets. Use snake cameras to spy around corners, silencers to keep your kills discreet, and many more covert tools and weapon upgrades.


An exclusive real-time tactical system for iPhone that lets you lead your teammates through each level. Order them to cover, shoot or use grenades to clear rooms before an assault!

Plot summary[edit | edit source]

Captain Federico Gonzalez joins Rainbow as the Alpha Team leader. The team is then assigned to work with a corporation, Infinario, which does charity work and studies the Ebola virus. Its CEO is John Brightling. They face a plot by the Phoenix Group, an environmental terrorist organization. Team Rainbow soon discovers that Infinario is behind the attacks and wants to release the virus. Rainbow storms the Olympic stadium and stops the release, and then captures Brightling, who reveals that he was only trying to speed up the inevitable decline of humanity.

Game mechanisms[edit | edit source]

  • Cover: In PvE, available cover locations are shown as buttons on the game interface. Allies cover when the button is tapped. Players can take cover with an action button. Players can pre-aim for hipfiring when in cover.
  • Revive: All operators carry a nanoglobulin Stim syringe that can be used to revive injured friendly operators. They also serve to revive civilians who appear in Operation Fire Walk.
  • Loadout: Equipment crates found in the maps allow for changing the loadout. Silencers can be installed or removed at anytime by double-tapping the weapon icon; AI allies follow the player's choice. Ammunition for the primary weapon is also dropped from dead enemies.
  • Tagging: A maximum of two enemies can be marked with a tap for AI allies to priortize on. The marks follow enemy movements.
  • Snake Camera: A camera can be sent behind doors to tag enemies.
  • Door Breaching: In addition to opening doors by the player, AI allies can be instructed to "flash and clear" and to open the doors and clear.
  • Allies: Gonzales is always accopmanied by demolitions expert Paul Akindele, who can plant C4 explosives and recon specialist Sergeant Hae Jun Kim, who can hack computers.
  • Heartrate Sensor: An icon at the bottom of the screen show whether enemies nearby are alert.

Missions[edit | edit source]

  1. Training
  2. Operation "Steel Wind" - London
  3. Operation "Cold Thunder" - Congo
  4. Operation "Angel Wire" - North Sea
  5. Operation "Sun Devil" - Brazil
  6. Operation "Blue Sky" - Hungarian/Slovakian border
  7. Operation "Fire Walk" - Idaho
  8. Operation "Razor Ice" - Orca's Smile, Southampton Harbor
  9. Operation "Deep Magic" - Infinario HQ, San Francisco
  10. Operation "Lone Fox" - England
  11. Operation "Wild Arrow" - Tricesimus Stadium, London
  12. Operation "Mystic Tiger" - The Ark, Brazilian Amazon

All of the missions have counterparts in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six.

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