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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
82
3.7
Windows
74
3.7
Xbox 360
82
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Description

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 No time to work out.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 Windows Monorail station
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 Windows Soldier guarding a doorway.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 Windows Low ammunition

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

GameSpy PlayStation 3 Mar 18, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Xbox 360 Mar 26, 2008 86 out of 100 86
GamingHeaven / DriverHeaven PlayStation 3 Mar 20, 2008 83 out of 100 83
IGN PlayStation 3 Mar 18, 2008 8.2 out of 10 82
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 3 Mar 20, 2008 16 out of 20 80
GamePro (US) Xbox 360 Mar 18, 2008 4 out of 5 80
HonestGamers Xbox 360 Apr 20, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Play.tm Xbox 360 Apr 17, 2008 78 out of 100 78
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows May, 2008 75 out of 100 75
PC Games (Germany) Windows May 10, 2008 72 out of 100 72

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Trivia

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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