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- Stop the terrorists from developing weapons of mass destruction, in 10 new single-player missions and 14 new multiplayer maps
- Objective-based game modes like Conquest and Capture the Flag, as players capture designated points or hold possession of the flag
- AI is smarter than ever - Watch the bad guys call for backup when outnumbered, or use hostages as human shields
- Take advantage of new Xbox Live 3.0 features - User-created tournaments, messenging and clan statistics
- Command AI squadmates in cooperative multiplayer mode and see how you compare with new statistics
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Top Customer Reviews
Black Arrow plays almost exactly like the first RS3 on XBOX. Even the characters are the same guys, you are Ding Chavez and your teammates are Dieter Weber, Eddie Price and Louis Louiselle. All of the weapons are the same except there is no .50 caliber sniper riffle, it has been replaced with a sniper rifle that uses 7.62mm shells which still gets the job done, but just doesn't have the powerful sound as the .50 cal. The first thing you will notice different about this game are the levels. Each level has been beautifully done complete with better lighting, graphics and attention to detail. Just imagine playing the levels in Splinter Cell 2 as a FPS. The storyline while a bit better than the first seems to jump around a lot, still lacks depth. The enemies are much smarter and will constantly throw grenades at you, call for backup and even rush you when they know you are reloading. This makes the game challenging and fun however the fine line between challenging and frustrating is often crossed in this game.
One thing you will immediately notice is that RS6:BA still uses the painfully annoying limited save system which I wish they get rid of. If you are playing veteran difficulty you are only allotted 2 saves per mission (you were given 3 in the previous game). You will often have to complete 2 tasks before your first save to help spread your saves out. This results in restarting levels over and over and over and over and over and over again, and I am not exaggerating one bit.Read more ›
Pros: 1. Lone Rush Mode (kill terrorists alone like Schwartzenegger!)
2. Co-op terrorist hunts and missions (play with a friend, and it's cordless too!)
3. New Multiplayer modes (Total Conquest has you control all three satellites for 20 seconds from the other team and Retrieval is like CTF, except with a cannister instead of a flag, same objective though)
4. Xbox Live 3.0 is fully utilized (clan support, voice messaging, and clan competitions!)
5. New menu music (it actually rocks!)
6. Improved AI and sound (terrorists actually put emphasis in being shot or spotting you)
Cons: 1. Online Bugs. I will just explain these bugs to you. As I said before, these bugs were the only reason that I gave this game a 4-star instead of a 5-star. Trust me, the online in whole is a good experience, but it is these bugs that taint the image of the game. Here are the bugs that you will encounter in your online quest.
One, The AOL-ism when you enter a game. Once you enter a game, you go through the loading screens, map loading, and so on. And then you get through into a game you hear people on the speakers or headset, you hear music,... but all of a sudden, the music and chatter stops, and after 1-3 seconds, you see an play screen with no movement except for the loading circle on the bottom.Read more ›
The difference between this game and the Rainbow Six 3 original game, is that there is more weaponary available, more missions taking on different landscapes. The mission landscapes are a lot more intricate and well thought-out, than the original Rainbow Six 3. Other than that there are not many other changes made to this expansion.
The play is really fun. You control a team of 3 other members, while at the same time you also are able to fire with your guy. If you like the idea of controlling your teammates, such as the game Full Spectrum Warrior than this is somewhat similar. Lots of complaints are coming from Full Spectrum Warrior that there is no capability where you, yourself can fire a weapon. In Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow, you are allowed to control teammates and are capable of firing just as well. So there is good variety.
The graphics are not anything very special. You won't care about the graphics much because of how much fun and excitement you are putting forth into the game. The graphics are decent, but nothing over the edge such as maybe Full Spectrum Warrior in which more time was probably spent into making the game as realistic as possible.
One of the greatest things about this game is its multiplayer capability. In all the other Rainbow Six games there was no option allowed for you to play multiplayer. You are allowed to play cooperative with another friend of yours. You can even play against eachother up to 4 players.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Old fun game few way back when. If your a fan of the rbs then give it a try!Published 4 months ago by Blake Lee
It was as good as I remembered when I owned the original Xbox, works good with the 360, not sure about the Xbox One.Published 5 months ago by James
appreciate such and easy buy, I got just what was advertised on site thanks again for professionalism, that makes it easy to recommend to others.Published on August 17, 2013 by gaynell benjamin
I enjoyed the first rainbox six so I thought I wud take a chance on this one expecially since it was so cheap. Read morePublished on January 23, 2011 by Rando
Some parts of it was fine, but some were just flat out frustrating. I didni't like going on "lone wolf" missions because the fun of the game is in commanding my squad to do things... Read morePublished on January 10, 2011 by Reggie
This was the most exciting game ever purchased. It is filled with lots of action and it also requires you to think alot in order to save the hostage.Published on June 11, 2009 by Amazon Customer
Gave this game as a gift. Person who has it really like it and has told my family we should get it!Published on February 2, 2007 by Matthew Mizener
This is a great game for anyone who likes spec-ops. Recommend for adults who like Splinter Cell and not children- this is NOT Halo, and I'm not talking High Altitude Low Open... Read morePublished on January 5, 2007 by Amonymo