Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Rogue Spear Mission Pack: Urban Operations has got to be one of the longest names in the history of gaming. At first glance, it seems as if the amount of new content in the actual game doesn't prove equal to the large number of words jammed into the title. But spend some time with Red Storm's first expansion for its popular Rogue Spear, and it becomes apparent that while the mission pack doesn't provide a huge quantity of new maps, it does include a lot of different ways to play on them.
Here are the raw numbers: four new weapons, two new mini-campaigns each featuring five maps, and eight new multiplayer maps.
Red Storm's use of "mini" to describe the two new campaigns should be taken literally. The first campaign, called Urban Operations, includes five new maps set in five different cities across as many countries. While each of the environments is well designed and looks great, the campaign itself has no real plot. It's essentially five unrelated levels covering all the standard Rogue Spear mission goals except recon. It won't take you more than a few hours to complete them. In addition, even though the description on the Urban Ops box stresses the fact that you'll be shooting at terrorists while trying to avoid innocent bystanders, only the first mission actually includes any pedestrian traffic.
Classic Missions, the second campaign, consists of five maps that were originally included in Rainbow Six and converted to run under the Rogue Spear engine. Other than some graphical improvements, the missions remain unchanged. Again, this campaign offers no story; it is simply a set of unrelated missions that can be blown through relatively quickly.
The brevity of the two new campaigns would make Urban Operations not worth purchasing for single-player gaming, if it weren't for the new custom-missions option. This feature lets you replay any of the game's maps with different mission goals against up to 50 terrorists. The mission goals are the five available in Rogue Spear (assault, lone wolf, terrorist hunt, hostage rescue, and recon) plus a new one called defend.