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The team the player controlled in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas wasn't the only Rainbow Six-unit in Sin City at the time. Under the command of Team Leader Bishop a second squad cleared the backyards of the city while the other team enjoyed themselves in the casinos. The player takes control over Bishop and visits the other, dirty side of Las Vegas.

The gameplay hasn't changed since the first title so the game again puts four team mates at the player's side which he can give orders with the tactical interface including "Move to" or"Use Gadget". As he moves through the enemy infested areas, getting covered by his team, defusing bombs, rescuing hostages, two of the new features become evident: the Persistent Elite Creation (P.E.C.) and the Advanced Combat Enhancement Specialisation (ACES).

The P.E.C. allows the player to build a unique identity and save his progress from one match to another. Both in single and in multiplayer the player gains experience for killing bad guys and successfully completing objectives. Has he gained enough experience for the next rank, he will unlock new weapons, body armour and other more or less useful items. The ACES-system takes it a step further and rewards you a big chunk of experience and powerful weapons if the player completes challenges inside one of three categories: Marksman, Close Quarters and Assault. These challenges range from simply completing a specific Story Mode map to making a bunch of head shots in a row.

Screenshots

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 Windows Low ammunition
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 Windows Nice body count
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 Windows Inside a helicopter
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 Windows Disarming a bomb.

Promo Images

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 Screenshot
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 Screenshot
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 Screenshot
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Rainbow 6: Vegas 2" -- Informal name

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Critic Reviews

Armchair Empire, The Xbox 360 Apr 15, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
411mania.com Xbox 360 Apr 02, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
XBox Front Xbox 360 May 15, 2008 84 out of 100 84
Netjak Xbox 360 Dec 10, 2008 8 out of 10 80
UOL Jogos PlayStation 3 Mar 28, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ActionTrip Xbox 360 Mar 24, 2008 7.9 out of 10 79
HardGamers Windows May 19, 2008 75 out of 100 75
PC Games (Germany) Windows May 10, 2008 72 out of 100 72
Xbox Gazette Xbox 360 Apr 24, 2008 7 out of 10 70
JeuxVideoPC.com Xbox 360 Mar 22, 2008 14 out of 20 70

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

German version

In some German versions (at least the German Steam version is not unaffected), the A.G.E.S. system, most blood effects and ragdoll effects on corpses were removed. The multiplayer modes of the censored and uncensored versions are not compatible. A detailed list of changes can be found on Schnittberichte.com (German).

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2008 – #9 Multiplayer Game of the Year
  • GameStar (Germany)
    • Issue 04/2009 - One of the "10 Most Terrible Sequels ( It seems the sequel consists of all the missions that failed the quality assurance for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas: boring day missions, non-existent story and logic gaps.)

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