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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas review

AT A GLANCE
  • Team-based anything in multiplayer
  • Executing a perfectly planned attack
  • A sparkling, saturated virtual Vegas
  • The generic non-Vegas levels
  • Save points are few and far, far between
  • Unmemorable characters and story

The terrorists are close. You can hear them through the door, whispering. But there are only two of them, so, feeling action-star confident, you race into the room with your assault rifle blazing. One second and a flurry of lead later, you're dead.

Quickly recognizing that you're not the indestructible leading man of most videogames, you turn to your two teammates. They must be standing here for a reason... and two-versus-two sounds like a fairer fight. Ordering them through the very same entrance, you hang back and wait for the "all clear." It never comes. The terrorists found cover and your men, completely exposed in the exchange, are now crumpled on the floor and fading fast. You dash to their aid, receiving another fatal head wound as your reward.

The third time is different. You study your options, as well as the layout of the building. Noticing that the room in question is top level, with a wall of windows to one side, you sneak to the roof and silently command your squad to rappel down the side of the building. Leaving them, you return to the death door and, rather than open it, snake an imperceptible camera wire underneath it. With the ambush set, you give the signal and watch in grainy black and white as two shadows materialize behind the glass, then explode through it. The terrorists dive for cover and turn to face the new threat, not realizing that the real threat - you - is about to bust that damn door to the ground and shoot them in the back.

Finally, success. Because now you're playing by Vegas rules.

More Info

Release date: Dec 12 2006 - PC
Nov 22 2006 - Xbox 360 (US)
Dec 15 2006 - PC
Dec 01 2006 - Xbox 360
Jun 29 2007 - PS3, PSP (UK)
Available Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, PS2, Xbox
Genre: Action
Published by: Ubisoft
Developed by: Ubisoft, Ubisoft Quebec City, Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Montreal
Franchise: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Blood, Intense Violence, Language, Suggestive Themes
PEGI Rating:
16+

2 comments

  • calipber - April 13, 2009 9:29 p.m.

    Awesome kickass game. Graphics, gameplay, story line, multiplayer and more. This was the first game i played on a friends 360 and i fell in love with the game. I wish the 2nd one was as good. I've enjoyed myself with countless hours of multiplayer games long after the story mode was over. good job Ubisoft and Tom Clancy. i give it an overall 10/10
  • darkprinceofdesire - March 7, 2009 1:48 a.m.

    I finally went out and ot Rainbow six Vegas. I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!! It is the worst Tom Clancy game I have ever played. The game play and graphics are good, but Michale is the most useless character I have ever seen. He can't hit a fish in a barrel, and when I did finally get done with the data hub, after oh, 50 tries, I tossed a grenade in the hallway at the end of the cat walk, and he ran rite in after it. Now I understand that there's only so much you can do and a game, but come on, at least gimme some descent back up. I expected alot more, and I am sorely disappointing. I'd give it a 9.5 on game play and graphics, but as far as the team members, -1000. I'll stick with Ghost Recon, at leat I don't have to worry about useless team mates in that game.

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