Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas review

  • 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
Sequences like that happen all the time in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas. You'll approach a new environment or new enemy from your old-fashioned, one-man-army FPS perspective and the more realistic, team-based Vegas will knock you right out. Learn to play by its rules, however, and it will reward you with an entirely different, but no less satisfying, way to play a shooter game.

So while you may be used to charging through levels, strafing from side to side and fragging every pixel that blinks at you wrong, doing so in Rainbow Six Vegas will just get you killed repeatedly and frustratingly. Instead, the game retrains your brain to look for cover first and shoot later. Seeking protective objects in the environment to hide behind, duck beneath, press up against or dart between is absolutely crucial to any kind of success. Walls, pillars, chairs, slot machines... practically anything solid and nearby is fair game.

You'll need everything you can find, too, as just a few hits in Rainbow Six Vegas will take you down. And the terrorists? They're both as vulnerable and as adept at taking cover as you are. The results are long, exhausting back-and-forth battles filled with breath-holding silences, nerve-wracking peeks around corners and intermittent, staccato bursts of gunfire. They may not be as fast, but the showdowns here are undeniably more intense and dramatic than in the vast majority of other action games.

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:


  • 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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