Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six

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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six
Genre(s)Tactical shooter
Developer(s)Ubisoft Montreal
Ubisoft Milan
Red Storm Entertainment
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, Mac OS, Game Boy Color, Dreamcast, PlayStation Network, Game Boy Advance, Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Mac OS X, Mobile phone, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, iOS, Xperia Play, Android, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S
First releaseRainbow Six
August 21, 1998
Latest releaseRainbow Six Extraction
January, 2022

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six is a video game franchise published by Ubisoft that is based on American author Tom Clancy's 1998 novel Rainbow Six. The franchise and its games center around the fictional international counter-terrorist unit called "Rainbow".

Video games[edit]

The first game was developed by Red Storm Entertainment, while the novel was being written.[1] Red Storm was later acquired by Ubisoft, who continues to publish the games, while mobile phone versions of the game are developed and published by Gameloft.

List of games[edit]

Overview of released games
Title Microsoft Windows
Rainbow Six 1998 N64, PS1 (1999); DC (2000) GBC (2000)
Rainbow Six Mission Pack: Eagle Watch 1999 DC (2000) N/A expansion pack
Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear 1999 DC (2000); PS1 (2001) GBA (2002)
Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear Mission Pack Urban Operations 2000 DC (2000) N/A expansion pack
Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear Covert Ops Essentials 2000 N/A N/A expansion pack (stand-alone)
Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear Black Thorn 2001 N/A N/A expansion pack (stand-alone)
Rainbow Six: Take-Down – Missions in Korea 2001 N/A N/A Not released outside of South Korea (stand-alone)
Rainbow Six: Lone Wolf N/A PS1 (2002) N/A
Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield 2003 Xbox (2003); PS2, GameCube (2004) Mobile game (2004)
Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword 2004 N/A N/A expansion pack
Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow N/A Xbox (2004) N/A
Rainbow Six 3: Iron Wrath 2005 N/A N/A expansion pack (DLC)
Rainbow Six: Broken Wings N/A N/A Mobile game (2003)
Rainbow Six: Urban Crisis 2004 N/A N/A
Rainbow Six: Lockdown 2006 PS2, Xbox, GameCube (2005) N/A
Rainbow Six: Critical Hour N/A Xbox (2006) N/A
Rainbow Six: Vegas 2006 Microsoft Windows (2006); PS3 (2007) PSP (2007), Mobile game
Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 2008 PS3, X360(2008) N/A
Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard N/A N/A iOS, Android (2011) Based on the original
Rainbow 6: Patriots N/A PS4, Xbox One N/A Cancelled[2][3]
Rainbow Six Siege 2015 PS4, Xbox One, PC; PS5, Xbox Series X/S (2020); Stadia (2021) N/A Online-only reboot
Rainbow Six Extraction[4] 2022 PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC, Stadia, Luna N/A


  1. ^ "Postmortem: Redstorm's Rainbow Six". Gamasutra. January 21, 2000. Archived from the original on 4 August 2001. Retrieved August 6, 2007.
  2. ^ Crecente, Brian (June 23, 2011). "New Rainbow Six Might Be the Most Innovative Shooter in Years". Kotaku. Archived from the original on December 20, 2013. Retrieved December 2, 2013.
  3. ^ Crecente, Brian (June 2, 2011). "Rainbow Six Set to Invade New York With Home-Grown Terrorism". Kotaku. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved December 2, 2013.
  4. ^ "Rainbow Six Quarantine's new name isn't Parasite". PCGamesN. Retrieved 2021-02-16.

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