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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas (PlayStation 3)

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Overall MobyScore (7 votes) 4.3


The Press Says

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95
PGNx Media
Rainbow Six Vegas is one of the best games available this holiday season. If you're a fan of the franchise, genre, or good games, you owe it to yourself to pick this game up. The gameplay mechanics are refined to the point of perfection and the presentation is stellar. Besides the inclusion of the new maps and multiplayer modes (available on the Xbox 360 as downloadable content), both versions are identical.
92
Cheat Code Central
In conclusion, this is a great game. It is the kind of game that the PS3 has needed. The addition of a bulked up multiplayer on the PS3 makes this the best version of the game you can buy. The controls and the sound effects are perfect. Unfortunately, the graphics are the weak link. Ubisoft didn't take the time to revamp the look for the high-powered PS3, and that was a mistake from the consumer's perspective. If you already own the game on the PC or the 360, this is not a must buy. This is due primarily to the non-revamped graphics. However, if you like shooters and using your noggin, this game cannot be passed up. It is genuinely a good game. It exudes quality and it will greatly increase the amount of hours you will log on your PS3.
91
1UP
For anyone holding out to play the PlayStation 3 version of Rainbow Six: Vegas, the wait has certainly yielded the most generous version of the game so far. It's a substantial and feature-packed game: It includes all the features of the 360 version (bar the Vision Cam face-mapping technology) and the recently released Player's Pack Red Edition, new multiplayer maps, and some extra tweaks like using the Sixaxis to control the under-the-door snake camera.
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videogamer.com
While it's taken a while to arrive, PS3 owners shouldn't pass up the chance to play Rainbow Six Vegas. The number of options you have on how to tackle each situation makes for some great unscripted moments, and the visuals and sound help create an atmosphere that wouldn't be possible on older hardware. The additional multiplayer maps and modes also help make up for this PS3 version suffering slightly visually in comparison to the 360.
90
Playstation Illustrated
Rainbow Six: Vegas makes its PS3 debut in a big way. Though it has a few shortcomings, it provides great single and multiplayer experiences that shouldn't be missed.
90
GameSpot
Rainbow Six Vegas for the PS3 is an excellent game for those who like cutthroat tactical shooters or intense multiplayer action, and it makes for an incredible value with its rich single-player campaign and considerable multiplayer content. Thankfully, Rainbow Six Vegas ignores the city's official motto; if everything that happened in Vegas stayed in Vegas, then we might have been deprived of this excellent, immersive tactical shooter.
90
TotalPlayStation
Even with a little nitpicking, it's hard not to consider Rainbow Six Vegas a huge success. As someone who played the original Red Storm games back when they were self-publishing, and spent way too much time with some LAN games with friends, both the single and multiplayer portions of Vegas trounce anything Ubisoft's dev teams have done thus far. They really have stepped it up, and I can only hope the PS3 version of the game will have the kind of longevity that the 360 version has experienced. It certainly deserves it.
90
Game Informer Magazine
The best tactical shooter known to man finally makes its way to the PlayStation 3. But despite the extra seventh months of development and additional content, this Vegas visitor doesn’t cash out with as many chips as its Xbox 360 counterpart.
90
Armchair Empire, The
All in all, Rainbow Six Vegas is an excellent tactical simulator, one that does provide some good replay in forcing you to play at near perfection (on the highest difficulty) and with some patience in order to succeed. Definitely recommended for the serious gamer looking for a challenge.
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Gamer.nl
Rainbow Six: Vegas is ook op de Playstation 3 een zeer complete game die een waardige aanvulling is op het huidige spelassortiment van de console. Ben je op zoek naar een nieuwe ervaring na het uitspelen van Resistance of heb je ook maar een beetje interesse in tactische shooters, dan kan je met Vegas absoluut niet fout gaan. Rainbow Six: Vegas slaagt ook op de PS3 met een gouden griffel en weet zijn bestaansrecht met verve te garanderen.
89
PSX Extreme
Rainbow Six Vegas is, perhaps as expected, a highly accomplished and wildly entertaining title, one that should offer anyone many hours of fun. The single-player campaign is both challenging and satisfying, the online multiplayer is fast and furious (fans of Resistance: Fall of Man should give it a try, even though it's slightly more sensitive due to its pseudo-sim nature), and it looks and sounds exactly the way it should. A few small errors here and there don't override the excellent control, and while we weren't blown away by the gameplay, the fact remains- we had a blast playing it. If you were hoping for something good out of Vegas, for the most part, your hopes have been fully realized.
88
Gamesmania
Auch wenn sich die Rainbox Six-Reihe von ihren starken taktischen Wurzeln immer mehr verabschiedet, gibt es dank der Teamkameraden immer noch genügend Möglichkeiten, eine Situation zu überstehen. Von daher beurteile ich die Verlagerung in Richtung mehr Action als sehr positiv. Wer allerdings in früheren Teilen stundenlang die richtige Ausrüstung für sein Team angepasst hat und auf der Übersichtskarte seinen Einsatzplan erstellt hat, wird vom neuen Rainbox Six eventuell etwas enttäuscht sein. Der einzige wirklich bedeutende Kritikpunkt ist letztlich der recht happige Schwierigkeitsgrad. Schon im ersten Einsatz stirbt man etliche Heldentode, später wird es nicht viel besser. Ein paar mehr Checkpoints pro Level wären absolut wünschenswert gewesen. Im direkten Vergleich mit der 360-Version zieht die PS3-Umsetzung knapp den Kürzeren.
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Game Chronicles
While I still reminisce about the early days of Rainbow Six and planning my ultimate strategies through foreign embassies, not all gamers have the patience or desire for such intricacies. I’ve come to realize I will probably never see a game like the original Rainbow Six again, and the series has definitely taken a steep spiral into mediocrity over the past few years, but if Vegas is any indication of where the franchise is headed, I’ll certainly be looking forward to the next installment.
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Game Over Online
The PS3 version of Rainbow Six is a must-play for all shooter fans who own the console. The enthralling tactical shooter gameplay and adjustable difficulty make it an experience that can be enjoyed by all. Do not bet on black; do not bet on red... take sixty dollars of your hard earned cash and place it on the rainbow. To win. It’s a sure thing.
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Play.tm
There are a few moments that seem to lack a bit of intellect, most noticeably when having to protect a member of staff while they are performing a task when surely they would fire back rather than stand there asking for a bullet to the head. Minor niggles come in the form of annoying music throughout the casino environments and the squad wouldn't be complete without the token English "bloke" with the 'alright guv'nor' accent, he could give Don Cheadle a run for his money in Ocean's Eleven he is that good. Vegas is a superior, action-packed tactical shooter with endless battles; in the closing credits a newsreader states a rough 600 body count, this is probably accurate and while your squad will have to take a lot of credit this does not mean that you'll not get your fair share of kills. To conclude, many bad things have happened in Vegas. Most noticeably perhaps when the cast and crew of Showgirls turned up, if only Rainbow Six had been around, what a better place the world might be.
87
IGN
Though a took a while for it to get to the PlayStation 3, Rainbow Six: Vegas is a great shooter and should be picked up by anyone who's even remotely into tactical shooters. The series' strength has always been its online play, but Vegas manages to bring an engaging single-player experience to the table as well. With a total of 20 multiplayer maps, the ability to play through the whole game cooperatively online, terrorist hunt and the single-player missions, there's a whole lot to this package and it shouldn't be passed up.
87
Video Game Generation
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas is a nice revamp of a series that was in desperate need of an overhaul. The Vegas setting is surprisingly effective, the gameplay is as compelling as it has ever been (though not as strategic or deep as the original PC titles), and the online experience continues to be refined. There’s still work to be done before this series approaches the level of polish it did with Rainbow Six 3 on Xbox, but the team at Ubisoft is well on its way to reaching that plateau once again.
87
GamesFire
Rainbow Six: Vegas für die PlayStation 3 überzeugt fast auf ganzer Linie, auch wenn die Veränderungen gegenüber der Xbox 360-Version nicht der Rede wert sind. Käufer erwartet ein solider Taktik-Shooter, der mit viel Action und taktischen Elementen daher kommt, die sich allerdings in Grenzen halten. Zu den größten Mankos des Spiels zählen die fehlende Speicherfunktion und die etwas stummen, zurückhaltenden Teamkameraden. Wer Jagd auf Terroristen machen will und auf grafische Leckerbissen steht, der ist mit Rainbow Six: Vegas gut bedient.
87
Game Captain
Es ist wirklich nicht so einfach, wenn ich ein Spiel auf einer Konsole getestet habe und mich dann sieben Monate später der Umsetzung widme. Vor allem dann nicht, wenn die nachgeschobene PS3-Version so offensichtliche Mängel im Vergleich zur Xbox-Variante aufweist. Keine Sorge, liebe Sony-Fans, Rainbow Six: Vegas ist auch auf der PS3 ein gutes Spiel, es macht Spaß, die Atmosphäre ist dicht und wird den Spieler intensiv an den Bildschirm fesseln – sowohl online, als auch offline. Allerdings habe ich als Tester auch die Pflicht, die Unterschiede aufzuzeigen und in diesem Punkt bleibt die PS3-Version hinter der der Xbox 360 ganz einfach zurück, schade. Dass es trotzdem einen Award gibt, begründet sich darin, dass Rainbow Six: Vegas trotz allem Spaß macht - und so viele Doppel-Konsoleros gibt es nicht.
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Playstation Front
Fans von Taktik-Shootern werden mit Rainbow Six: Vegas auf jeden Fall auf ihre Kosten kommen, solange sie sich vom harten Schwierigkeitsgrad und der relativ schwachen Handlung inkl. offenem Ende nicht abschrecken lassen. Kurz gesagt, Vegas verhilft der Rainbow-Reihe wieder zu seinem alten Glanz, dank der gelungenen Inszenierung und grandiosen künstlichen Intelligenz - auch wenn das Spiel immer noch Actionreicher als die ganz alten Teile der Serie ist, so bleibt es doch klar ein Schritt in die richtige Richtung.
85
Da Gameboyz
Overall, Rainbow Six: Vegas is pretty much a must buy tactical shooter for PS3 owners. The gameplay is stellar, the visuals are quite sharp and the sounds of the game bring it all together. Although the game falls a little short compared to the Xbox 360 version, especially in the online multiplayer department, it is still arguably one of the best shooters available for the PS3 so far.
85
GameZone
When all is said and done, this is a strong title in the vaunted franchise, and one that should please Rainbow Six fans. The series has had a few down spot in recent releases, but Vegas is a return to glory for this series. The single-player game is good, but the multiplayer will give shooter fans a lot of entertainment value for quite some time.
85
Jeuxvideo.com
Une fois de plus, Ubisoft bouleverse une licence classique chère aux core gamers pour l'ouvrir à un public pus large. Accessible sans pour autant céder à la facilité, Rainbow Six : Vegas propose un gameplay très intense qui ne laisse pas trop de place à l'erreur et beaucoup à la mise en scène scriptée. Si on cite quelques regrets, dont les checkpoints, une certaine répétitivité ou quelques errances de l'I.A. D'autres facteurs clefs rattrapent le coup, aussi bien en solo qu'en multi. Si vous êtes en manque de shooter, vous aurez là un morceau plus convaincant que Resistance.
85
4Players.de
Endlich! Nach dem enttäuschenden Rainbow Six: Lockdown hat Ubisoft mit Vegas in die Erfolgsspur zurückgefunden und orientiert sich wieder an den Stärken der Serie. Zwar liegt der Fokus erneut auf Action, doch ist hier im Gegensatz zu Lockdown ein taktisches Vorgehen absolutes Muss. Dank der hervorragenden Steuerung, den vielen technischen Hilfsmitteln und nicht zuletzt der überwiegend clever agierenden KI lernt ihr schnell, nach dem OPA-Prinzip vorzugehen. Das automatisch regenerierende Health-System sorgt zudem dafür, dass ihr nicht zu sehr am mitunter happigen Schwierigkeitsgrad verzweifelt, der durch weitere Checkpunkte hätte entschärft werden können. Aber selbst angesichts der kleinen Schwächen in den Bereichen KI, Interaktion und Kulisse unterhält die Kampagne auf sehr gutem, enorm spannenden Niveau.
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FOK!games
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas is een lekkere shooter-game met wat tactische elementen geworden. De sfeer, de setting, het verhaal en de audio die je de game inzuigen zorgen er voor dat je moeite moet doen om de game neer te leggen. Grafisch is de game dik in orde, maar nergens echt spectaculair naar huidige maatstaven. Maar vooral de AI van de terroristen is laakbaar. Deze mensen zijn blijkbaar in staat om in het donker te kijken, maar dekking zoeken afhankelijk van waar ik en mijn teamgenoten ons bevinden is te lastig voor ze.
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Computer Bild Spiele
"Rainbow Six - Vegas" ist derzeit wohl einer der anspruchsvollsten aber auch schwierigsten Taktik-Shooter für die Playstation 3. Das Spiel besticht mit vielen beeindruckenden Szenarien in detailreicher Grafik. Das ausgeklügelte Deckungssystem und die durchdachten Einsätze sind eine Klasse für sich. Ein Kasino von Terroristen zu befreien und dabei das glitzernde Inventar Stück für Stück zu zerlegen, macht einfach Spaß. Doch Spaß beiseite, jetzt wird's ernst: Das Spiel fordert schon im leichtesten Schwierigkeitsgrad einen wahren Helden am Gamepad. Anfänger haben mit der Vielzahl an Gegnern und Befehlen ihre liebe Mühe. Und ist der Überblick erst einmal futsch, währt Ihr Spiel-Leben in der Regel nicht mehr lange. Dank der vielen Einsatzmöglichkeiten und Karten können Sie sich aber immerhin dann noch sinnvoll mit dem Spiel beschäftigen, wenn Sie die Einzelspielermission längst mit Erfolg hinter sich haben.
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GameDaily
Ubisoft invites gamers on a trip to beautiful Las Vegas in its PlayStation 3 shooter, Rainbow Six Vegas, except instead of showering them with poker chips, cheap drinks and prostitutes, it plunges them into a war zone full of slimy terrorists. Numerous firefights ensue, with players moving through casinos, capping bad guys and blowing up slot machines.
80
AceGamez
Although it has all the markings of a next generation title, in some ways Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas is much more of an old-fashioned game. It may not have the best graphics or story, but it's still great because it shines in the area it really cares about - tactical realism. Its action is so good that it'll have you sweating like you're wearing one of Elvis' cat-suits in the midday Nevada sun. Unlike the King, however, Team Rainbow hasn't left the building and, hopefully, they're warming up for an encore at this very moment.
80
GamingExcellence
Rainbow Six Vegas isn’t all roses but it’s not all thorns either. I guess you could say it’s mostly rosy all around. There are various glitches in the game, and some of those could give an unfair advantage to players in multiplayer (like entering a vending machine and becoming invincible while able to shoot others). And while most of the levels do have one glitch or other, they’re nowhere near as serious as that one. But that’s mostly nitpicking on a game that has a lot going for it. Rainbow Six Vegas more than makes up for it with its commendable level design, great team mechanics, and varied assortment of weapons/accessories and armour. It’s not for everyone, but it’s certainly a worthwhile addition to ones PS3 library.
80
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
The PlayStation 3 version of Rainbow 6 Vegas may be coming out a little bit later but thankfully the game is just as appealing now as it was last year. The PlayStation 3 version doesn't include the face mapping feature of the Xbox 360 edition and the graphics are a little bit less impressive but with a brilliant cover system and unprecedented multiplayer options Rainbow 6 Vegas sets a new benchmark for first person tactical shooters.
80
Entertainment Depot, The
The PlayStation 3 Vegas is a decent port of a great game. For old-timers pining for the nerve-wracking days of one-shot kills, Vegas won’t do much. For those who have followed the series or are new to it, you will be treated to a fantastic title that sports a few rough edges alongside its neon lights and maniacal terrorists. In the end, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas is a standout title in the paltry PS3 library and a must for first-person shooter fans.
80
games xtreme
All in all though it has the same hardcore SP that the 360 version offers, with the same great enemy AI and the intense shoot outs that we've come to know and love from the game. There's no difference in the missions and if you own both systems you're best off getting the 360 version for reasons that will become all too clear in a few paragraphs as I delved into the online MP aspect of the game.
80
Extreme Gamer
The Playstation 3 version of Rainbow Six: Vegas gets another highly recommended score from Extreme Gamer. This time around, it’s with a direct call for gamers who haven’t experienced Ubisoft high roller on another system. Given its easy to hook up online multiplayer aspects and solid single player mission, Rainbow Six: Vegas holds up as one of the systems best shooters. It might have taken a while to arrive, but for those who have waited it out, you won’t be disappointed. Join the terrorist hunt, online, offline, or in co-op play, Rainbow Six: Vegas stakes are high.
70
GameSpy
It's safe to say that while Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas is pretty much an instant classic on the Xbox 360, it's dragged down by detail after important detail on the PS3. It's got the same core single-player experience that we enjoyed on the Xbox 360, albeit minus rumble and some of the polish of the 360 game's visuals. Also, the gameplay feels as though it has mapped exceptionally well to the PS3's controller, unlike many other ports for the console. However, Rainbow Six has traditionally been a multiplayer-focused franchise, and it's here that the game disappoints. From headset glitches to lag to the lack of personalization, Vegas feels like a big letdown on PS3. If you're not into terrorist-hunting online with friends, nor is Canister up your alley, then you'll probably feel at home with the single-player campaign. We hope that subsequent installments show us better days for Team Rainbow on the PS3.
70
Gamezine
Même si moins tactique, Rainbow Six Vegas reste un bon cru. Pour un peu, ce concentré d’action insuffle une seconde jeunesse à une série que beaucoup désespéraient de ne pas voir évoluer. Les puristes crieront sûrement à la trahison, mais le jeu a globalement progressé, malgré une intelligence artificielle encore un poil faiblarde pour les ennemis. Un bon jeu qui ne s’en tire pas trop mal, en somme.