Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas

aka: Rainbow 6: Vegas
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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 their best to fulfill your order without risking their own lives by taking cover as often as possible.

Instead of a health indicator and medipacks 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 through 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.


  • レインボーシックス ベガス - Japanese spelling
  • 汤姆克兰西 之 彩虹六号:拉斯维加斯 - Simplified Chinese spelling

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Rainbow Six meets Gears of Wars and F.E.A.R

The Good
Being a fan of the first 2 Rainbow Six games, i decided to pick this one up after hearing rave reviews. Although i preferred the old tactical & realistic gameplay present in the first two, i was pretty impressed with the direction Vegas headed on to.

Gone are the pre-mission planning & character selections. You play one character and are accompanied by 2 teammates, i find this much easier than the four team controlling. All these changes make the game more accessible, and enables a wider audience to enjoy it. Whether this is good or bad depends on your personal taste.

In Vegas you play just one character called "Logan" and can command 2 other teammates. The best part about this game is the teammates A.I, in fact you feel very disabled without them. The enemy A.I is not too dumb either, expect flashbangs and frags to be thrown at you, not to mention the enemy plays very defensive.

Coming to the visuals, the game uses the Unreal 3 engine. The overall visuals are very impressive although it could have been better. The modeling is superb especially when your talking cover and get a close up view of the character you play, same can go for the level design although it has its flaws.

The gameplay is basically similar to F.E.A.R and Gears of War although Vegas allows room for some tactical planning. Before entering rooms you can use the snake cam to view the situation on the other side, then mark which terrorist you want to eliminate first. You can even ask your teammates to make an entry and eliminate any possible threat. Equipments can be changed by accessing equipment boxes present sparsely in most levels or when you head back into the chopper, you can also pick up the enemies weapons. Even though i was a fan of the old realistic gameplay, i quite enjoyed the gunfight oriented gameplay they have implemented in this.

The Bad
First thing is the story, again this depends on personal taste but I've never liked any of the Tom Clancy stories. Basically some terrorist group led by Irena uses a Las Vegas Bomb thread as a decoy to launch a missile from Nevada which is targeted at Las Vegas.

While Rainbow Six was known for its extreme realism, this game seems to stray away from it. I can heal my teammates gun wounds by injecting him...seriously. The game gets pretty repetitive, mainly due to the linear game play. Some parts are even frustrating, for example your teammate is accessing a computer and at that time your assaulted by millions of terrorist. In fact once scene reminded me of Wack the Mole but instead of a hammer u got a gun and your wacking tangos. I found the texturing to be quite below average on certain objects in the environment and the level design can be pretty bland.

On a smaller note the helicopter lady's voice is quite disturbing.

The Bottom Line
If your looking for an extremely realistic tactical experience your looking at the wrong game. Although it lacks a great story the game play makes up for it. I certainly enjoyed it and if you enjoy completely insane gunfights your surely going to love Rainbow Six Vegas.

Windows · by dreamstealer (126) · 2007



  • 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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Game added December 21st, 2006. Last modified April 29th, 2023.