A Tribute to Tom Clancy

Rainbow Six, Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon are just a few of the famous games influenced by the late Tom Clancy. We take a look at the past of Red Storm Entertainment and it's impact on the game industry.

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FearXecutioner1
FearXecutioner1

Awesome writer. Huge fan Rainbow six and Splintercell series. R.I.P

tankcrusher21
tankcrusher21

best writer ever and he will be greatly missed RIP Tom Clancy

kyledawg111
kyledawg111

anyone know how i can get a wallpaper of the title image for this?

griffy2013
griffy2013

Call of Tom Clancy Battlefield Wars Strike

edviges
edviges

Tom Clancy's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - sounds good

duderdave
duderdave

Too soon gone.

What a great source of super novels and games. An icon in the industry.

Go softly into that sweet sleep.

RIP Tom.

OXxSHAD0WxXO
OXxSHAD0WxXO

omg stop showing blacklist godamn what a disgrace

hitomo
hitomo

fools ... this where just Military shooters that had the Name clancy slapped on it ... fools, truly

AMIR_MUTD
AMIR_MUTD

RIP tom your games are awesome as you was <3

12inchnails
12inchnails

Tom Clancy, what a legend.. RIP sir..

Rick_Sure
Rick_Sure

RIP good sir. You have brought joy to an untold amount of people with your fantastic mind and you have left us far to soon yet your legend will live on with us, I raise a glass to you and all you have done. Fair Well on the long dark night.

zillaman101
zillaman101

Rest In Peace Tom Clancy. You have brought us great things.

RockToTheLed
RockToTheLed

Stellar tribute. He will be greatly missed. I will never forget playing Rainbow Six for the first time with my father. Rest in Peace, sir. 

wetblanketparade
wetblanketparade

I have been gaming for 25 years now and I have never played a Tom Clancy game.  How is this possible?

thebrick1
thebrick1

I still remember only buying an Xbox was for Splinter Cell. RIP

hitomo
hitomo

Tom Clancy ... great gamedesigner and ... wait a sec !

Hermes33
Hermes33

I lost count of the amount of hours I spent/wasted on Red Storm Rising on the Amiga... I loved that subsim because it was so detailed compared to what else was around (i.e. Microprose's Silent Service). Then Ubisoft started to dumb-down their games, apparently forgetting what made them great in the first place. RIP T.C. Greatly missed.

wyshouldi02
wyshouldi02

Brings back so many MEMORIES. Down memory LANE right now, spent so many hours throwing smoke grenades and hiding in the fog with thermal vision on. Oh Vegas 1 and 2, TOUCH ME. @_@

RicanV
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MARYUS1010
MARYUS1010

I will miss your Splinter Cell games.

CUDGEdave
CUDGEdave

He'll be much missed,Unlike the awful R6 games after Raven Shield.

djsimpson95
djsimpson95

it's a shame that he won't be able to see Rainbow 6 Patriots and The Division

bennehftw
bennehftw

Good tribute to an amazing author. Good books, although most of the newer generation of players probably don't know anything about tom clancy other than his name is plastered on many games, even though I doubt he had little input or knowledge of half of them. He is very well known as a writer, and really old pc games, but it's a mistake to think anything modern is actually made by him in any way.

Although this may seem a little out of place or offense because it's off topic, I apologize in advance. But why not make a tribute for Mr.Yamauchi? He imo is a forerunner for probably one of the most influential people in gaming history, and is also more relevant to gaming today, then Clancy ever really was (Clancy the person, not the label "Tom Clancy").

Vienreich
Vienreich

One of the biggest war propaganda writers of our time. This man CERTAINLY does not deserve tribute or honoring for all his glamorification of the military machine and extreme patriotism. 

WhiteKnight77
WhiteKnight77

RIP Tom. I have read all of his Ryanverse novels and a couple of Op-Center and maybe one Net Force though those two series were not written by him. The Ryanverse books were great. I was reading Rainbow Six (first edition hardcover) and one day, was reading the local paper and read that there was a video game to go with it. I stated right then that I would buy a PC just so I could play that game. 

What a blast, especially playing on Mplayer. The SP had features not seen in any game previously nor seen since (real world time for healing and the loss of a team member if killed on a mission). I miss that type of game. Heck, the planning stage of R6/RS were the game. The action took all of 3 or 4 minutes if you set up your mission right.

drlouies
drlouies

could anyone tell me whats the game at 00:35 the guy whos walking beside a car ?


Sushiglutton
Sushiglutton

Couldn't care less about these games tbh. But I did enjoy the books and movies, favourite being The Hunt for Red October!

nirvana47
nirvana47

Unforchantly  hobo sam fisher (first version of sc conviction) did not complete.

RT-XD
RT-XD

they should really continue making games like the Vegas series. We want tactical shooters, not run and gun shooters. That you tom Clancy for introducing this mechanic into the gaming industry...

Payasoplas
Payasoplas

@CUDGEdave Worst of all is that the awful arcade R6 and Ghost Recon games that came after R6-3 and Ghost Recon 2 are the highest rated ones, those games didn't deserve Tom Clancy's endorsement...

grumpytrooper
grumpytrooper

 He was a great author about his chosen subject in the same way that John Grisham is a great author in his chosen subject - the legal system. both have shown that all is never as it seems in the establishment. Although he was a USA patriot he did sometimes highlight that America is not as good as some people think it is.

But you are indeed entitled to your opinion of the man.

SubHumanTorch
SubHumanTorch

@Vienreich Whether you agree with his politics or not he was a good writer.As for glorification of the Military machine he is quite candid about how easy it is for even the best of soldiers to die in combat and "Clear and Present Danger" is about how a high ranking politician or Intelligence director can subvert the system. I don't personally agree with his politics and he is very patriotic but I wouldn't go so far as to say extreme. He was a good writer of Military/Political fiction regardless of political affiliation.    

Vienreich
Vienreich

his whole career could be summed up in the "America Fuck yeah" video 

WolfgarTheQuiet
WolfgarTheQuiet

@ps3gamer1234 One of the biggest war propaganda writers of our time. This man CERTAINLY does not deserve tribute or honoring for all his glorification of the military machine and extreme patriotism.

WhiteKnight77
WhiteKnight77

You should have played Rainbow Six. It is vastly different from Vegas and is what actually defined the Tac-Sim and is now a tacticool shooter instead of a Tac-Sim.

WhiteKnight77
WhiteKnight77


@zillaman101 @wetblanketparade Actually, go buy Rainbow Six (not anything made by Ubi) and fire up an old computer and play that instead. Vegas is worlds apart from the game that won GOTY honors. Failing that, Ghost Recon, another GOTY winner, is a good bet too.

drlouies
drlouies

@bender961 @drlouies oh i see

thanks for reply ; )

RT-XD
RT-XD

@WhiteKnight77 haha played that series too! Completely forgot to mention that. One of the tactical shooters I've ever played.