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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 Sometimes even good guys die.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 Windows No time to work out.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 Windows Arriving at the garage.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 Windows You can view the map any time.

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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

Game Captain Apr 25, 2008 85 out of 100 85
Cheat Code Central 2008 4 out of 5 80
Video Games Daily Mar 25, 2008 8 out of 10 80
IGN Apr 21, 2008 7.7 out of 10 77
Gamezoom Apr 20, 2008 76 out of 100 76
GameZone Apr 24, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Krawall Gaming Network Apr 29, 2008 70 out of 100 70
GameStar (Germany) Apr 18, 2008 68 out of 100 68
Absolute Games (AG.ru) May 05, 2008 65 out of 100 65
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) May 12, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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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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