Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 (NA)
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Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 – the sequel to the award-winning next-generation first-person shooter – returns to Sin City. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 is your last chance to rescue America’s sexiest city from an escalating terrorist siege that will force you into heart-pounding action from beginning to end. The best are back and this time winner takes all.
Recipient of numerous awards, including 2006 Best First Person Shooter and Best Online Game, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 will push the top-selling franchise to new heights with new gameplay features and groundbreaking co-op and multiplayer modes.
- Ubisoft Montreal Returns – Rainbow Six Vegas 2 is back in the hands of Ubisoft’s Montreal studio, creators of the award-winning and highly acclaimed Rainbow Six Vegas, to ensure that ending to the Vegas story is one you’ll never forget.
- More Vegas – Sin City is back and bigger than before. Explore all new Vegas hot spots as the environment changes from dusk to bright daylight to dawn, creating a visual experience that is as challenging as it is breathtaking.
- More Multiplayer – The highly acclaimed multiplayer mode in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas has been upgraded to include 11 new, smaller maps that force more intense face-offs, 2 new adversarial modes, more rewards, and easier access to matches using the improved and intuitive matchmaking system.
- Unprecedented Customizable Experience – Create your own identity that stays the same in both single player and multiplayer modes and progresses as you do. Reap the benefits of your single player rewards in multiplayer and vice versa.
- Vastly Improved Co-op mode – Turn single player mode into co-op mode at any time, just by jumping into the game. Now your friend can jump into your single player game and help you without any change to the story. Single player maps and storyline were created with co-op in mind, which means every map has multiple entry points and the story is the same.
- Improved AI – AI is more challenging than ever. Now, the terrorists are equipped with thermal vision, night vision, and shields – not to mention a multitude of varying reactions – all of which are guaranteed to give you a new playing experience every time you go into battle. As you progress within the game, you’ll only be able to outsmart your enemies by taking advantage of intel opportunities, such as thermal scanning, and tactical strategies, such as leapfrogging.
- New Weapons and Armor – Take down the terrorists more effectively using 11 new weapons. New camouflage, clothing and gear allow you to take customization to the next level.
Top Notch Tactical Shootingbwrussell | April 2, 2015 | See all bwrussell's reviews »
These days tactical shooters (as opposed to the modern military run-and-guns of certain yearly franchises), are few and far between. A good tactical shooter is almost unheard of. Luckily there's Vegas 2 which is the latest (2008!) in the venerable Rainbow Six family, which has stood the test of time.
While the graphics certainly aren't up to current gen specs, it runs smooth and doesn't look so dated as to be distracting. There is one big bug still in the game which leads to a continuous sound of an enemy machine gun firing. It doesn't happen to everyone or every time you play but it can be annoying when it does. Besides this, and a control scheme that's different than every other game, it's very solid mechanically, one of the best really, and delivers a gameplay style that's hard to find anywhere else. It's also pretty packed with content.
Besides a campaign that's plenty long, and that can be played all the way through in co-op, you get the terrific Terrorist Hunt 4-player co-op missions, which involve clearing various levels of enemies, and various vs. modes. The Hunt missions with 4 players are the real show stealers here and really get to the essence of the tactical shooter genre. The AI, a large part of making a tactical shooter work, is mostly strong. Occasionally they will rush a choke point one at a time or fail to spot you in an obvious location but most of the time they use cover effectively and are quick to break off and flank you.
If you're longing for an old-school style game where you move slow and die fast then this is what you're looking for. If you've got some friends looking for a challenging co-op experience you'd be hard pressed to do better than this. Overall really just a great, great game.