Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas
Release Date: Fall 2006
We loved Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, so it figures that any game that can expand upon that kind of rock-solid tactical gameplay will send us into a whirlwind of hyperbole. Rainbow Six Vegas tackled us with unbelievable realism and an incredibly broad array of strategic options. Building on the franchise's past successes, Vegas seizes your attention like a like a showgirl shimmying on a neighboring barstool - you just can't take your eyes off of it.
But spectacle is only half of the equation that makes Vegas a winner in our books, the "observe, plan and assault" approach to hostile situations mirrors real-world Special Forces procedures. As accurate as you can get without joining a SWAT team, Rainbow Six Vegas looks like our new favorite tactical shooter.
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