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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas (Windows)

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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 While using a handgun you might hide behind a shield.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas Windows You don't gamble in this game. You save people.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas Windows Sometimes it's hard to pinpoint an exact location of the enemy.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas Windows Unexpected encounter

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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The Press Says

Giery.eu Aug 08, 2007 37 out of 40 92
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Jan, 2007 91 out of 100 91
GameSpot Dec 15, 2006 8.7 out of 10 87
4Players.de Dec 02, 2006 87 out of 100 87
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 14, 2006 17 out of 20 85
Playfuls Jan 09, 2007 8.4 out of 10 84
IGN Dec 15, 2006 8.4 out of 10 84
Game Freaks 365 2007 8 out of 10 80
1UP Apr 19, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jan 02, 2007 7 out of 10 70

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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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