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'''''Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield''''' is a [[wikipedia:Computer Game|computer game]] developed by REDSTORM and published by [[Ubisoft]] and released on March 16, 2003.
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{{See|Not to be confused with the console spin-off, ''[[Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 (Console)|Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3]]''.}}
   
Based on the [[wikipedia:Unreal Engine#Unreal Engine 2|Unreal Engine 2.0]], ''Raven Shield'' is a tactical shooter with realistic properties. ''Raven Shield'' moved toward mainstream first-person shooters like ''Counter-Strike'', adapting various features absent in previous versions of the game. These included: the ability to see one's weapon while in first-person view, many new weapons and upgrades (including larger magazines and scopes), and a redesigned multiplayer.
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{{Infobox_game
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|image = [[File:Raven_Shield.jpg]]
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|engine = Unreal Engine 2.0
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|developer = [[Ubisoft Montreal]]<br>[[Ubisoft Milan]]<br>[[Red Storm Entertainment]]
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|publisher = [[Ubisoft Entertainment]]
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|composer = Bill Brown
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|platform = Windows, Mac OS, Mobile Phone
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|released = '''Windows'''<br />March 18, 2003 <small>(NA)</small><br />March 21, 2003 <small>(EU)</small><br />'''Macintosh'''<br />December 19, 2003 <small>(NA)</small><br />October 31, 2003 <small>(EU)</small><br>'''Mobile'''<br />January 12, 2004 }}
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'''''Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield''''' is the fifth installment in the [[Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six (media franchise)|''Rainbow Six'' franchise]], developed by [[Ubisoft Montreal]] and published by [[Ubisoft Entertainment]]. A tactical shooter with realistic properties, it introduced various features absent in previous installments of the franchise such as the ability to see one's weapon while in first-person view, many new weapons and upgrades, as well as a redesigned multiplayer.
   
The popularity of ''Raven Shield'' was shown when it was nominated for many game reviewers' awards, including Best Sound Effects, Best Action Game, and Best PC Game (at [http://www.gamespy.com/ GameSpy] and [http://www.gamespot.com/ GameSpot], among others).
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It was released in North America on March 18, 2003 and on March 21, 2003 in Europe for Windows. A console version, ''[[Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 (Console)|Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3]]'', which features radically different gameplay and plot, was released for Xbox, Gamecube, and PlayStation 2.
   
A console version (featuring the same basic game engine, models/textures, and artwork, but with significantly different game mechanics, gameplay, storyline and features), ''Rainbow Six 3'', was developed for the Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation 2 and Nintendo GameCube video game consoles. A port was also released on Mac OS X in December 17, 2003. Due to the console version's success on the Xbox and the popularity of its subscription-based online multiplayer service, Xbox Live, a Xbox-exclusive semi-sequel was released in 2004 titled ''[[Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow|Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow]]''. The next full game in the Rainbow Six series, ''[[Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown|Rainbow Six: Lockdown]]'', was released in 2006.
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==Singleplayer==
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''Raven Shield'' features gameplay similar to past installments of the series. The player takes control of an Operator from [[Team Rainbow]] with [[John Clark]] and [[Kevin Sweeney]] serving as the onsite coordinators. Players can issue orders to AI controlled teammates such as engaging enemies, breaching rooms, etc. Each mission features three Rainbow teams: Red, Green, and Yellow. Teams are located at different sections of each mission and can be switched between one another at any time. This allows one team to support another by engaging enemies and performing sweeps in areas that would otherwise be inaccessible.
   
==''Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield'' PC Version==
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{{Characters/Raven Shield}}
   
 
===Plot===
 
===Plot===
''<nowiki>Raven Shield'</nowiki>''s story begins in 1945, as two members of the Nazi-sponsored [[Wikipedia:Ustaše|Ustashe regime]] in [[Wikipedia:Croatia|Croatia]] manage to escape the country with huge amounts of Holocaust-era loot just before Allied troops move into the capital. Sixty years later, in 2005, elite multinational counter-terrorism task-force Rainbow finds itself investigating a series of attacks by Neo-Fascist terrorists against South American oil interests and European financial institutions.
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In 1945, as two members of the Nazi-sponsored Ustashe regime in Croatia manage to escape the country with huge amounts of Holocaust-era loot just before Allied troops move into the capital. Sixty years later, in 2005, elite multinational counter-terrorism task-force Rainbow finds itself investigating a series of attacks by Neo-Fascist terrorists against South American oil interests and European financial institutions.
   
Rainbow eventually traces the source of the attacks to [[Wikipedia:Argentina|Argentina]], where Argentinian billionaire businessman Nikola Gospic and far-right Presidential candidate Alvaro Gutierrez are implicated. Rainbow learns that Gospic is an escaped Ustashe official, one of the two men shown escaping with Holocaust loot in the game's opening cutscene. Dying of liver cancer, Gospic plans to leave the world one last legacy of hate from the Second World War by using his vast wealth to resurrect global Fascism. To this end, Gospic has acquired a large amount of chemical weapons, including [[Wikipedia:VX (nerve agent)|VX nerve gas]] and [[Wikipedia:Blister agent|blister gas]].
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Rainbow eventually traces the source of the attacks to Argentina, where Argentinian billionaire businessman [[Nikola Gospic]] and far-right Presidential candidate [[Alvaro Gutierrez]] are implicated. Team Rainbow learns that Gospic is an escaped Ustashe official, one of the two men shown escaping with Holocaust loot in the game's opening cutscene. Dying of liver cancer, Gospic plans to leave the world one last legacy of hate from the Second World War by using his vast wealth to resurrect global Fascism. To this end, Gospic has acquired a large amount of chemical weapons, including VX nerve gas and blister gas.
   
Gospic, through his ownership of a meat-packing plant, intends to contaminate large quantities of beef with VX, then ship the contaminated beef to dozens of countries across the world. Rainbow foils his scheme by raiding the meat-packing plant and confiscating the VX gas. Gospic then attempts to attack Rio De Janeiro with a blister gas bomb hidden inside a parade float in the [[Wikipedia:Festa Junina|Festa Junina]] parade. Rainbow launches a final raid on Gospic's operation, foiling Gospic's plan to attack the parade, and killing Gospic himself.
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Gospic, through his ownership of a meat-packing plant, intends to contaminate large quantities of beef with VX, then ship the contaminated beef to dozens of countries across the world. Rainbow foils his scheme by raiding the meat-packing plant and confiscating the VX gas. Gospic then attempts to attack Rio De Janeiro with a blister gas bomb hidden inside a parade float in the Festa Junina parade. Rainbow launches a final raid on Gospic's operation, foiling Gospic's plan to attack the parade, and killing Gospic himself.
   
Afterwards, John Clark interrogates the captured Gutierrez and learns the full details of Gospic's plot. Gospic's plan was to kill hundreds of thousands of people in South America, creating an economic crisis and causing the price of South American oilfields to plummet. Gospic's heirs would then buy up the oilfields using Gospic's wealth, and use the massive oil proceeds to finance a new international Fascist movement.
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Afterwards, [[John Clark]] interrogates the captured Gutierrez and learns the full details of Gospic's plot. Gospic's plan was to kill hundreds of thousands of people in South America, creating an economic crisis and causing the price of South American oilfields to plummet. Gospic's heirs would then buy up the oilfields using Gospic's wealth, and use the massive oil proceeds to finance a new international Fascist movement.
   
 
Gospic was financing Gutierrez's presidential campaign, in exchange for political protection from Gutierrez. Gutierrez explains that Gospic was a raven picking the bones of an old war, and that Gutierrez would be his shield until his children were ready to fly. However, Gutierrez admits that since Gospic is now dead and he himself is going to jail, none of that matters anymore; Rainbow has won.
 
Gospic was financing Gutierrez's presidential campaign, in exchange for political protection from Gutierrez. Gutierrez explains that Gospic was a raven picking the bones of an old war, and that Gutierrez would be his shield until his children were ready to fly. However, Gutierrez admits that since Gospic is now dead and he himself is going to jail, none of that matters anymore; Rainbow has won.
   
==Missions list==
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===Missions===
#[[Stolen Flame]] - Venezuela, 11.30.2005 / 23:00 Hours
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''Raven Shield'' features fifteen available story missions. The six multiplayer only maps can also be played in singleplayer as custom missions. Each mission can be played alone or with another player. They can also be played in the [[Terrorist Hunt]] and [[Hostage Rescue]] gamemodes.
#[[Cold Dagger]] - Switzerland, 12.02.2005 / 16:00 Hours
 
#[[Mountain Watch]] - Switzerland, 12.02.2005 / 19:00 Hours
 
#[[Sentinel Wolf]] - Norway, 02.05.2006 / 03:00 Hours
 
#[[Falcon Hour]] - Cayman Islands, 03.10.2006 / 13:00 Hours
 
#[[Pearl Castle]] - Cayman Islands, 04.19.2006 / 13:00 Hours
 
#[[Crimson Hook]] - Argentina, 05.17.2006 / 05:00 Hours
 
#[[Stone Cannon]] - Brazil, 06.10.2006 / 05:00 Hours
 
#[[Shattered Glass]] - Argentina, 08.09.2006 / 09:00 Hours
 
#[[Lion Shadow]] - England, 09.23.2006 / 15:00 Hours
 
#[[Broken Stone]] - Argentina, 11.11.2006 / 11:00 Hours
 
#[[Briar Gate]] - Cayman Islands, 12.22.2006 / 17:10 Hours
 
#[[Talon Steel]] - Cayman Islands, 12.22.2006 / 23:30 Hours
 
#Whisper Blade - Brazil, 02.04.2007 / 11:00 Hours
 
#Steel Rose - Brazil, 02.04.2007 / 18:00 Hours
 
   
== Characters ==
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====Campaign====
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{{Columns
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|col1=*[[Stolen Flame]]
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*[[Cold Dagger]]
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*[[Mountain Watch]]
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*[[Sentinel Wolf]]
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*[[Falcon Hour]]
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|col2=*[[Pearl Castle]]
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*[[Crimson Hook]]
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*[[Stone Cannon]]
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*[[Shattered Glass]]
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*[[Lion Shadow]]
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|col3=*[[Broken Stone]]
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*[[Briar Gate]]
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*[[Talon Steel]]
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*[[Whisper Blade]]
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*[[Steel Rose]]}}
   
====Rainbow (Assault)====
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====Custom Missions====
*[[Domingo Chavez]]
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{{Columns
*[[Santiago Arnavisca]]
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|col1=*[[Ice Dagger]]
*[[Daniel Bogart]]
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*[[Old Guard]]
*[[Andrew Burke]]
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*[[Shackled Time]]
*[[Genedy Filatov]]
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|col2=*[[City Street Large]]
*[[Karl Haider]]
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*[[Live Fire]]
*[[Timothy Hanley]]
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*[[Boxed Goods]]}}
*[[Louis Loiselle]]
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{{Missions/Raven Shield}}
*[[Jamal Murad]]
 
*[[Alejandro Noronha]]
 
*[[Arkadi Novikov]]
 
*[[Eddie Price]]
 
*[[Kazimiera Rakuzanka]]
 
*[[Renee Raymond]]
 
*[[Jorg Walther]]
 
   
====Rainbow (Demo)====
 
*[[Lars Beckenbauer]]
 
*[[Roger McAllen]]
 
*[[Gerald Morris]]
 
   
====Rainbow (Electronics)====
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==Multiplayer==
*[[Alain DuBarry]]
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''Raven Shield'' features a multiplayer that supports up to 16 players in PVP and 8 players in COOP. In addition, in coop multiplayer, if 1-2 human players are on a server each player can get three backup AI team mates. If there are 3-4 human players each player can get one AI backup team mate. Any more than 4 human players there are no additional bots available. All fifteen campaign missions can be played on multiplayer with an additional six multiplayer-only maps also available. Additional maps are available online from the Athena Sword and Iron Wrath expansions.
*[[Annika Lofquist]]
 
   
====Rainbow (Recon)====
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===Maps===
*[[Antonio Maldini]]
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{{Columns
*[[Pak Suo-Won]]
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|col1=*[[Oil Refinery (Raven Shield)|Oil Refinery]]
*[[Tracy Woo]]
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*[[Alpine Village (Raven Shield)|Alpine Village]]
*[[Ayana Yacoby]]
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*[[Mountain Highway (Raven Shield)|Mountain Highway]]
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*[[Shipyard (Raven Shield)|Shipyard]]
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*[[Private Airport]]
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*[[Island Estate (Raven Shield)|Island Estate]]
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*[[Meat Packing Plant]]
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*[[Import/Export (Map)|Import/Export]]
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|col2=*[[Penthouse (Raven Shield)|Penthouse]]
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*[[Banking House]]
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*[[Meat Packing Plant 2]]
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*[[Island Estate 2]]
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*[[Private Airport 2]]
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*[[Garage (Map)|Garage]]
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*[[Parade Line-Up]]
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|col3=*[[Peaks]] <small>(MP Only)</small>
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*[[Presidio (Raven Shield)|Presidio]] <small>(MP Only)</small>
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*[[Prison (Raven Shield)|Prison]] <small>(MP Only)</small>
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*[[Streets (Raven Shield)|Streets]] <small>(MP Only)</small>
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*[[Training (Raven Shield)|Training]] <small>(MP Only)</small>
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*[[Warehouse]] <small>(MP Only)</small>}}
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{{Maps/Raven Shield}}
   
====Rainbow (Sniper)====
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===Gamemodes===
*[[Kure Galanos]]
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The base game features five available gamemodes. Gamemodes pit two teams of eight players against one another as they fight to complete various objectives.
*[[Homer Johnston]]
 
*[[Emilio Narino]]
 
*[[Einar Petersen]]
 
*[[Dieter Weber]]
 
   
===Weapons===
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*[[Hostage]]
*[[CZ-61 Sub-Machinegun]]
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*[[Survival]]
*[[M12 Sub-Machinegun]]
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*[[Team Survival]]
*[[Mac 11/9 Sub-Machinegun]]
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*[[Bomb]]
*[[Micro-Uzi]]
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*[[Pilot]]
*[[MP5K]]
 
*[[MP5A4]]
 
*[[MP5SD5]]
 
*[[MP5/10A2]]
 
*[[UMP45]]
 
*[[MTAR-21]]
 
*[[P90]]
 
*[[SR-2 Veresk Submachine Gun|SR-2]]
 
*[[TMP]]
 
*[[Uzi Sub-Machinegun]]
 
*[[AK-47]]
 
*[[AK-74]]
 
*[[FN FAL Assault Rifle]]
 
*[[FNC]]
 
*[[FAMAS G2 Assault Rifle]]
 
*[[G3A3]]
 
*[[G36K]]
 
*[[Galil]]
 
*[[L85A1]]
 
*[[Steyr AUG]]
 
*[[M16 A2]]
 
*[[M14 Assault Rifle]]
 
*[[M82]]
 
*[[TAR-21]]
 
*[[Type 97]]
 
*[[AW Covert]]
 
*[[Dragunov SVD]]
 
*[[M82A1]]
 
*[[PSG1]]
 
*[[SSG-3000]]
 
*[[VSS Vintorez]]
 
*[[WA2000]]
 
*[[M1 Tactical]]
 
*[[SPAS 12]]
 
*[[USAS-12]]
 
*[[21E]]
 
*[[HK23E]]
 
*[[M249 Squad Automatic Weapon]]
 
*[[M60E4]]
 
*[[RPD]]
 
*[[92FS]]
 
*[[Five Seven|AP Army]]
 
*[[MK. 23]]
 
*[[Desert Eagle]] (.50, .357)
 
*[[SPP]]
 
*[[P228]]
 
*[[.40 USP]]
 
   
== Expansions ==
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{{Gamemodes/Raven Shield}}
   
===='''''Athena Sword'''''====
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===Weapons and Gadgets===
{{Main|Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield Athena Sword}}
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''Raven Shield'' features over 50 weapons and gadgets available to the player.
''Athena Sword'' is the first expansion for the PC version of ''Raven Shield''. ''Athena Sword'' expands on the original by adding eight new missions, five new multiplayer missions, three new multiplayer gamemodes, and seven new weapons. ''Athena Sword'' was developed by Ubisoft-Milan and released on March 9, 2004. A Mac port was released on November 23, 2004.
 
   
===='''''Iron Wrath'''''====
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{{Weapons/Raven Shield}}
{{Main|Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield Iron Wrath}}
 
''Iron Wrath'' is the second expansion for the PC version of ''Raven Shield''. It was in production for almost 2 years before [[Ubisoft]] decided to release it as a free download on June 9, 2005 to FilePlanet subscribers. Developed by Ubisoft-Casablanca, this latest expansion features a 7-mission campaign, 2 classic missions, 8 new multiplayer maps, as well as 6 new weapons.
 
   
== Modifications ==
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==Expansions==
Several modders/coders in the Ravenshield community have contributed to the game that made it last as long. ''[http://forums.rvsmods.com/ Project Ordnance], [http://forums.rvsmods.com/ Mercenary 1 and 2], [http://www.moddb.com/mods/rainbow-six-zombies Rainbow Six: Zombies], ''and even ''[http://www.moddb.com/mods/raven-shield-two-point-zero Rainbow Six 3: Ravenshield 2.0] ''just to name a few. These are initiated by such talents as Twilight, Masaketsu, Vadim, Akpin, Sleepagogo, and mappers such as fodder00, TimBitz, Arctura, Drumfiend, Xanatos, and many more.
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===Athena Sword===
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''[[Athena Sword]]'' is the first expansion for ''Raven Shield''. It expands on the original by adding eight campaign missions, three custom mission from past installments, and eight multiplayer only maps. The expansion was released March 9, 2004.
   
==''Rainbow Six 3'' console versions==
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===Iron Wrath===
[[image:Raven_Shield_Xbox.jpg|thumb|Cover Art for RS3 on the Nintendo Gamecube]]
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''[[Iron Wrath]]'' is the second expansion for ''Raven Shield''. It adds an additional seven campaign missions, three custom missions from past installments, and eight multiplayer only maps. The expansion was in development for almost 2 years before it was released as a free download on June 9, 2005 to FilePlanet subscribers.
''Rainbow Six 3'' was initially ported to Microsoft's Xbox console to take advantage of the [[Wikipedia:Xbox Live|Xbox Live]] online functionality. The Xbox version was developed by Ubisoft-Montreal. The game would later be ported to Sony PlayStation 2 and Nintendo GameCube in early 2004 by developer Ubisoft-Shanghai. Since the Nintendo GameCube didn't support online play for the game, it lacks perhaps the most vital part of the game that made the Xbox version such a success and is therefore limited to a mere 2 players for multiplayer. Although both games are titled ''Rainbow Six 3'', this version is not subtitled ''Raven Shield'' and contains somewhat different content. For instance, the multiplayer maps in the console and PC versions are different, with some appearing only in the consoles versions, others in the PC version, and so on.
 
   
The Xbox version of the game features downloadable content in the form of additional levels for users with access to the Xbox Live service. All of the expansion levels are intended for use in the online multiplayer mode. The levels include:
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==Gallery==
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<gallery>
8 Player Maps
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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Raven Shield Combat Intro
*TrainYard
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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Raven Shield Intro
*Scharins
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</gallery>
*Parkade
 
*CloseQuarter
 
*Carnival
 
 
10 Player Maps
 
*Meat factory
 
*Garage
 
 
The Scharins map has been superseded by Scharins_V2 as of April 29, 2004. The level had some minor map changes, presumably the result of bugs found after the Microsoft certification process. As of this time, all levels are available for free.
 
 
===Gameplay===
 
The gameplay in the console version of Rainbow Six 3 is somewhat different from that of the PC version.
 
 
Unlike the PC version, the console version does not feature a mission planning stage, or the ability to control multiple characters. Players take the role of Rainbow field commander Ding Chavez, and lead a single fireteam consisting of 3 AI-controlled teammates through each of the game's missions. Orders can be issued to the teammates using either an in-game menu, or through voice-commands via the Xbox Live headset. To compensate for the decreased control players have over their squad, the squad AI has been improved, with squadmates being able to automatically duck behind objects or assume covering positions within an area.
 
 
The action is also slightly more forgiving in the console version than in the PC version. The player and his teammates each have a "health bar" consisting of 4 units of health, which must be completely depleted before that Rainbow operative is incapacitated. In the console versions, it is possible for the player to sustain several bullet hits before dying, as opposed to dying after only 1 or 2 hits as in the PC version.
 
 
===Plot===
 
The console version of ''Rainbow Six 3'' features similar mission locations and layouts to the PC version, but an entirely different plot. Rainbow responds to a series of terrorist attacks against U.S. interests in South America, apparently being conducted by Islamic terrorists sponsored by [[Wikipedia:Saudi Arabia|Saudi Arabia]]. However, the true mastermind behind the attacks is actually the newly elected President of Venezuela, [[Juan Crespo]]. Crespo managed to get elected by advocating a strong anti-terror platform and exploiting the fear caused by the terrorist attacks (which he himself orchestrated). Crespo's plan is to discredit Saudi Arabia, then cut off the Venezuelan supply of oil to the United States, creating an oil crisis and driving up the price of oil, which he would then sell to the US on the black market at highly inflated prices.
 
 
Rainbow manages to foil Crespo's plans (including a VX nerve gas attack on the Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans), and ultimately assassinates President Crespo himself. Rainbow then arranges for the international media to credit the terrorists with causing Crespo's death.
 
 
==Missions list==
 
#[[Training]] - United Kingdom, 01.10.2007 / 09:35 Hours (Chavez, Loiselle, Price, Weber)
 
#[[Alpine Village]] - Switzerland, 10.15.2007 / 21:12 Hours (Chavez, Loiselle, Price, Weber)
 
#[[Mountain Highway]] - Switzerland, 10.16.2007 / 01:20 Hours (Chavez, Loiselle, Price, Weber)
 
#[[Oil Refinery]]- Dutch Caribbean,10.29.2007 / 19:35 Hours (Chavez, Loiselle, Price, Weber)
 
#[[Island Estate]] - Dutch Caribbean, 11.04.2007 / 10:55 Hours (Chavez, Weber)
 
#[[Shipyard]] - Venezuela, 11.10.2007 / 16:40 Hours (Chavez, Loiselle, Price, Weber)
 
#[[Crespo Foundation]] - Canada, 11.20.2007 / 14:10 Hours (Chavez, Loiselle, Price, Weber)
 
#[[Old City]] - Croatia, 12.02.2007 / 07:10 Hours (Chavez, Price)
 
#[[Alcatraz]] - San Francisco, 12.20.2007 / 14:40 Hours (Chavez, Loiselle, Price, Weber)
 
#[[Trieste]] - Italy, 02.22.2008 / 03:58 Hours (Chavez, Price)
 
#[[Import/Export]] - Venezuela, 01.09.2008 / 12:20 Hours (Chavez, Loiselle, Price, Weber)
 
#[[Penthouse]] - Venezuela, 01.28.2008 / 13:30 Hours (Chavez)
 
#[[Meat plant]] - Venezuela, 02.02.2008 / 03:58 Hours (Chavez, Loiselle, Price, Weber)
 
#[[Garage]] - New Orleans, 02.04.2008 / 08:35 Hours (Chavez, Loiselle)
 
#[[Parade]] - New Orleans, 02.04.2008 / 23:38 Hours (Chavez, Loiselle, Price, Weber)
 
#[[Airport]] - Venezuela, 02.12.2008 / 17:55 Hours (Chavez)<br />
 
 
== Outfit ==
 
* [[Arctic Suit (Rainbow Six 3)|Arctic Suit]]
 
* [[Desert Suit (Rainbow Six 3)|Desert Suit]]
 
* [[Woodland Suit (Rainbow Six 3)|Woodland Suit]]
 
* [[Woodland Urban Suit (Rainbow Six 3)|Woodland Urban Suit]]
 
* [[Street Suit (Rainbow Six 3)|Street Suit]]
 
* [[Urban Suit (Rainbow Six 3)|Urban Suit]]
 
 
== Expansions ==
 
 
==='''''Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow'''''===
 
{{Main|Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow}}
 
''Black Arrow'' is a semi-sequel to the console version of ''Rainbow Six 3''. Still titled ''Rainbow Six 3'', ''Black Arrow'' was developed and published by Ubisoft and released for the Xbox on August 5, 2004. Like ''Rainbow Six 3'', ''Black Arrow'' was created to take advantage of Microsoft's popular Xbox Live online service.
 
 
==Trivia==
 
*Several maps in ''Black Arrow'' (notably the Subway Station map) have posters advertising ''Splinter Cell'' and ''Prince of Persia'', both games developed by Ubisoft.
 
*Several maps also feature posters advertising the new wave/goth rock band Klimt 1918.
 
*''In Rainbow Six 3'', several cinematics contain shots from newsflashes from ''Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell''.
 
*The song played in the living room during the raid on Gospic's island estate is a Barbara Bonney performance of "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert.
 
   
 
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*[http://www.rvsgaming.com/index.php RVSGaming, a Ravenshield community web site]
 
*[http://www.rvsgaming.com/index.php RVSGaming, a Ravenshield community web site]
 
*[http://www.moddb.com/mods/raven-shield-two-point-zero Rainbow Six 3: Ravenshield 2.0 ModDB]
 
*[http://www.moddb.com/mods/raven-shield-two-point-zero Rainbow Six 3: Ravenshield 2.0 ModDB]
*[http://www.moddb.com/games/rainbow-six-3-ravenshield Rainbow Six 3: Ravenshield ModDB]
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*[http://www.moddb.com/games/tom-clancys-rainbow-six-3-raven-shield Rainbow Six 3: Ravenshield ModDB]
*[http://www.rvsgaming.com/index.php Rainbow Six: Zombies ModDB]
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*[http://www.moddb.com/mods/rainbow-six-zombies Rainbow Six: Zombies ModDB]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/Ravenshield-Community-230137587080561/?ref=bookmarks Facebook Ravenshield Community]
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*[http://www.allr6.com ALLR6 Community (High Emphasis on Raven Shield)]
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*[http://www.R6CHAT.com R6CHAT Discord for Rainbow Six 3]
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Not to be confused with the console spin-off, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3.


Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield is the fifth installment in the Rainbow Six franchise, developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft Entertainment. A tactical shooter with realistic properties, it introduced various features absent in previous installments of the franchise such as the ability to see one's weapon while in first-person view, many new weapons and upgrades, as well as a redesigned multiplayer.

It was released in North America on March 18, 2003 and on March 21, 2003 in Europe for Windows. A console version, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3, which features radically different gameplay and plot, was released for Xbox, Gamecube, and PlayStation 2.

SingleplayerEdit

Raven Shield features gameplay similar to past installments of the series. The player takes control of an Operator from Team Rainbow with John Clark and Kevin Sweeney serving as the onsite coordinators. Players can issue orders to AI controlled teammates such as engaging enemies, breaching rooms, etc. Each mission features three Rainbow teams: Red, Green, and Yellow. Teams are located at different sections of each mission and can be switched between one another at any time. This allows one team to support another by engaging enemies and performing sweeps in areas that would otherwise be inaccessible.

PlotEdit

In 1945, as two members of the Nazi-sponsored Ustashe regime in Croatia manage to escape the country with huge amounts of Holocaust-era loot just before Allied troops move into the capital. Sixty years later, in 2005, elite multinational counter-terrorism task-force Rainbow finds itself investigating a series of attacks by Neo-Fascist terrorists against South American oil interests and European financial institutions.

Rainbow eventually traces the source of the attacks to Argentina, where Argentinian billionaire businessman Nikola Gospic and far-right Presidential candidate Alvaro Gutierrez are implicated. Team Rainbow learns that Gospic is an escaped Ustashe official, one of the two men shown escaping with Holocaust loot in the game's opening cutscene. Dying of liver cancer, Gospic plans to leave the world one last legacy of hate from the Second World War by using his vast wealth to resurrect global Fascism. To this end, Gospic has acquired a large amount of chemical weapons, including VX nerve gas and blister gas.

Gospic, through his ownership of a meat-packing plant, intends to contaminate large quantities of beef with VX, then ship the contaminated beef to dozens of countries across the world. Rainbow foils his scheme by raiding the meat-packing plant and confiscating the VX gas. Gospic then attempts to attack Rio De Janeiro with a blister gas bomb hidden inside a parade float in the Festa Junina parade. Rainbow launches a final raid on Gospic's operation, foiling Gospic's plan to attack the parade, and killing Gospic himself.

Afterwards, John Clark interrogates the captured Gutierrez and learns the full details of Gospic's plot. Gospic's plan was to kill hundreds of thousands of people in South America, creating an economic crisis and causing the price of South American oilfields to plummet. Gospic's heirs would then buy up the oilfields using Gospic's wealth, and use the massive oil proceeds to finance a new international Fascist movement.

Gospic was financing Gutierrez's presidential campaign, in exchange for political protection from Gutierrez. Gutierrez explains that Gospic was a raven picking the bones of an old war, and that Gutierrez would be his shield until his children were ready to fly. However, Gutierrez admits that since Gospic is now dead and he himself is going to jail, none of that matters anymore; Rainbow has won.

MissionsEdit

Raven Shield features fifteen available story missions. The six multiplayer only maps can also be played in singleplayer as custom missions. Each mission can be played alone or with another player. They can also be played in the Terrorist Hunt and Hostage Rescue gamemodes.

CampaignEdit




Custom MissionsEdit






MultiplayerEdit

Raven Shield features a multiplayer that supports up to 16 players in PVP and 8 players in COOP. In addition, in coop multiplayer, if 1-2 human players are on a server each player can get three backup AI team mates. If there are 3-4 human players each player can get one AI backup team mate. Any more than 4 human players there are no additional bots available. All fifteen campaign missions can be played on multiplayer with an additional six multiplayer-only maps also available. Additional maps are available online from the Athena Sword and Iron Wrath expansions.

MapsEdit




GamemodesEdit

The base game features five available gamemodes. Gamemodes pit two teams of eight players against one another as they fight to complete various objectives.

Weapons and GadgetsEdit

Raven Shield features over 50 weapons and gadgets available to the player.


ExpansionsEdit

Athena SwordEdit

Athena Sword is the first expansion for Raven Shield. It expands on the original by adding eight campaign missions, three custom mission from past installments, and eight multiplayer only maps. The expansion was released March 9, 2004.

Iron WrathEdit

Iron Wrath is the second expansion for Raven Shield. It adds an additional seven campaign missions, three custom missions from past installments, and eight multiplayer only maps. The expansion was in development for almost 2 years before it was released as a free download on June 9, 2005 to FilePlanet subscribers.

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