Reviews for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 Classics

100

Outstanding

08woodh1 | Aug. 8, 2013 | See all 08woodh1's reviews »

Rainbow 6 Vegas 2 is a tactical shooter. What that means is that there is no version of Hit Points, or Halo type shields - so getting shot is really bad for your health, and therefore you play in a careful measured style rather than leaping around with two plasma rifles. This may not sit that well with a hyperactive younger player, or be well suited to a drunken gaming session after coming home from the pub, but we've found it absolutely awesome for single or dual campaign play.

The game has excellent controls for letting you get the most out of peering round cover. Using maps, silencers, flash bangs, other grenades, player controlled NPC's, sliding snake cams under the doors, and most of all co-ordinated tactics to overcome the enemy. Myself and my best mate have been sitting in the same room going "Three. Two. One" before bursting into a room with designated halves to clear. We've had one player Squirt automatic fire round a corner to draw fire while the other lines up a quiet shot with a silenced sniper rifle. And with the controlled NPC's you can do all this and piles more in solo play too.

I like that there's a decent storyline behind what you're doing, that in a firefight the enemy uses adult language (my Mexican wife had a surprise when she walked in while I was in a shootout with some Latino gang bangers!) and that the mobs have a decent UI to use cover and try to flank.

It's a hell of a game. The controls are excellent. The levels are well designed. It's challenging without being punishing. And even with the extra firepower of multiplayer the campaign kept us busy all weekend. Frankly now it's going for the price of a couple of pints you'd be mad not to. I picked this up at the same time as Halo 3, and it was the one that got the most play.

50

I don't understand the appeal.

ThomasG101 | Sept. 13, 2012 | See all ThomasG101's reviews »

I'm not 100% sure what it is about this game that I didn't like, but don't get me wrong, it's not a bad game. My best friend absolutely loved it so you may too but I found it lacked and sense of engagement. The cover system works fairly well but is flawed at some points in the game, likewise the AI are ok, but can behave very oddly at times. The visuals are pretty standard for the year it came out but they are nothing special. I think this is one of those games that you either see the appeal of or you don't.