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Description

Like its predecessor Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown, Vegas is a more action-driven tactical shooter. You play as Logan Keller who is the leader of a Rainbow Six-Squad. Controlling two team-members, you have to take on terrorists who attempt to get the city of Las Vegas under their control.

The missions are all connected with one another through the storyline. You always have different goals like rescuing a hostage or disarming a bomb. To do so, you have access to different kinds of weapons from pistols to Assault Rifles and Gadgets like C4 or Tear Gas. You order your men around by aiming at something and then choosing from a list of options called "Rules of Engagement", available in a circle menu much like in Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter. They will then do they best to fulfill your order without risking their own lives by taking cover as often as possible.

Instead of a health indicator and medi-packs scattered around the map, your vision blurs when you get a hit. If you take too many, you die but if you take cover and wait a while, you recover and can once again take on the terrorists.

Compared to earlier versions, there are fewer enemies, but they are harder to kill due to the improved AI. The mission planning has been removed, for the first time weapons can be picked up from dead enemies, and the aiming system has been altered. The story is no longer told to cutscenes as the plot now advances through scenes during gameplay.

If you have saved Las Vegas or are tired of the AI, you can engage in the multiplayer-modes available for up to 15 other players like Assault & Defend, in which one team needs to take over an objective, defended by the other team, or just plain Deathmatch in the Sharpshooter mode. You can also play through the singleplayer story with friends or go on a hunt for terrorists on random generated maps.

Screenshots

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas Windows Welcome to Vegas.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas Windows If you want to change the characters body/facial appearance, there is another menu in the online section, but you can also use the custom character in single play.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas Windows Vegas from air
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas Windows Using grapple allows for some nice acrobatics.

Alternate Titles

  • "Rainbow 6: Vegas" -- Informal name
  • "レインボーシックス ベガス" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Rainbow Six meets Gears of Wars and F.E.A.R Windows dreamstealer (146)

Critic Reviews

PGNx Media PlayStation 3 Jul 03, 2007 9.5 out of 10 95
Worth Playing Windows Jan 21, 2007 9.2 out of 10 92
ActionTrip Xbox 360 Dec 12, 2006 91 out of 100 91
Daily Game Xbox 360 Jan 21, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 3 Aug, 2007 9 out of 10 90
IGN PlayStation 3 Jun 27, 2007 8.7 out of 10 87
GameZone PlayStation 3 Jun 28, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Playfuls Windows Jan 09, 2007 8.4 out of 10 84
GotNext Xbox 360 Jan 05, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
UOL Jogos Xbox 360 Dec 22, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

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Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2006 – #3 Best Xbox 360 Game of the Year
    • 2006 – Best Multiplayer Game of the Year
    • 2006 – Best Successor of the Year
    • 2006 – #3 Best AI of the Year
  • Computer Games Magazine
    • March 2007 - #4 Game of the Year
  • GameSpy
    • 2006 – #6 Game of the Year
    • 2006 – #5 Console Game of the Year
    • 2006 – #2 Xbox 360 Game of the Year
    • 2006 – Online Multiplayer Game of the Year
    • 2006 – Xbox 360 Shooter of the Year
    • 2006 – Xbox 360 Online Multiplayer Game of the Year

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