Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Vegas
"The number of options you have on how to tackle each situation makes for some great unscripted moments, and the visuals and sound help create an atmosphere that wouldn't be possible on older hardware." - pro-g.co.uk
"Rainbow Six is reinvented and reinvigorated for a new age thanks to beautiful visuals and top-notch tactical shooting action." - gamespot.com
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six makes its next-generation hardware debut in the most dramatic installment of the renowned first-person shooter franchise to date.
Rainbow operatives take to the chaotic streets of Las Vegas as an escalating terrorist siege in 'Sin City' threatens to take world terrorism to new, uncontrollable heights. The future of global security hangs in the balance as you battle to defend classic Vegas locations and environments like Fremont Street, the Strip, and casinos.
Experience Las Vegas like never before - through revolutionary next- generation technology as you work against the clock to keep one of the world's most recognizable cities from utter devastation.
New Leader, New Team - Team Rainbow ushers in a new breed of heroes. With a new team comes added responsibility. Tactics play a MAJOR role in your team's success, as each member comes equipped with his own skill set: Logan Keller, team leader and recon expert; Michael Walter, heavy weapons and demolition expert; and Jung Park, long range and electronics specialist.
Special Order Location - Experience a new level of squad-based realism as your teammates, Michael and Jung, offer you real-time tactical suggestions like busting through walls or hacking computers, all in a race against time to locate the heart of the terrorist cell.
Observe - Plan - Assault - Use tactical planning to maneuver through multiple-path Vegas environments, while utilizing high-tech equipment such as snake cams to strategically 'tag' terrorist targets to your teammates, prior to entering a room.
Real-Time Immersion - Prepare yourself for a new level of in-game immersion with real-time mission briefings, all in the midst of the most intense combat ever played.
Advanced Gameplay Animations - Motion-captured assault and recon techniques such as fast roping, rappelling, window entry, blind-cover fire, and more. All captured by an experienced Hollywood animation expert.
Next-Generation Artificial Intelligence - Next-generation technology brings a higher level of artificial intelligence to Rainbow Six. As you get past the grunts and advance closer to the center of the terrorist cell, encounter deadlier, more skilled enemies who work together as a group to counter every move you make.
Customizable Multiplayer Experience - Create your own multiplayer character that evolves as you play online, unlocking new equipment and achievements as you go.
Ubisoft Montreal Returns - Rainbow Six is back in the hands of Ubisoft's Montreal studio, creators of the award-winning and highly acclaimed Rainbow Six 3.
Surprisingly goodGmen | Dec. 29, 2013 | See all Gmen's reviews »
Rainbow Six is one of the pioneers of the squad based tactical shooter genre, and it was no doubt at its height with Rogue Spear.
Things have changed, and Vegas has introduced – and done away with – a number of new features here. First, your character has the ability to take cover behind objects, and your team has been cut down from an eight man team down to just three – you and two team members. The planning phase that was present in earlier titles is gone, and this is really a stripped out action affair that has a more Brothers in Arms feel to it. The game is rather challenging, but with regenerating health (and allies who are resurrected at checkpoints) and boxes that have guns and ammo that are conveniently scattered throughout missions, it might be enough to turn more hardcore fans of the series off. A lot of the strategy and careful planning is missing here, and it is most definitely more action-orientated. Nevertheless, the ability to swap weapons on the fly (and there are many weapons) and much improved AI (with very capable friendly AI), along with numerous game modes, might just be enough to interest some.
Vegas Baby!TK4EVA47 | Oct. 23, 2013 | See all TK4EVA47's reviews »
A new setting, this time means a lot more better content. The game-play it now fluid, easy to learn but hard to master and more importantly is better than previous Rainbow Six games. The story may not be the best, though it's interesting enough for me to be invested. Customization is now added to both single-player and multiplayer (which is pretty great too!), this progression system adds to the game in a great way. All of this together makes another great game from the Tom Clancy brand!
The rainbow is just awesome again!Hunork | July 30, 2013 | See all Hunork's reviews »
Unlike the previous games in the Rainbow Six series, Vegas actually has an engaging single-player campaign that doesn't feel like a collection of unrelated missions loosely tied together by a threadbare storyline. The game also introduces a new leading man, as our old buddy Ding Chavez has moved out of the field and into the command center. Playing as Logan Keller, you and your team are tasked with taking down Irena Morales, an international terrorist who is determined to wreak havoc in Nevada's neon-lit City of Sin. Gone are the boring, static pre-mission briefings, as the story is instead told via in-game communications from your intel officer, overheard conversations, and during the helicopter rides on the way to the hot zone. In many ways, Rainbow Six: Vegas feels and plays a lot like the other games in the series. The combat is presented primarily from the first-person perspective, and many of the actions are mapped to the same buttons (clicking the right analog will zoom, tapping X will reload, etc.) they've always been tied to. However, Vegas features one new mechanic that completely changes the way you'll play the game. By holding down the left trigger, you'll be able to take cover against nearly any object or wall, and you can quickly pop out to fire a few shots or blind fire at any enemies that are advancing on your position. The cover system also comes in handy when you've taken damage, as characters now have the ability to heal when they're hurt (you can also heal your fallen teammates with a shot from a syringe).
Not bad at allDanielZo0 | June 11, 2013 | See all DanielZo0's reviews »
Surely it's more of an updated Vegas 1 than real sequel. Yes, there's new story, few new ideas, bugfixes... In general it is better than its predecessor. The same situation happend with Left 4 Dead, the second game is better than first, but still - it feels just like a big update, not a new game. What to think about it? If you're a fan of Vegas, you will probably buy it anyway, just to enjoy new missions and new storyline. If you're a classical R6 fan, wishing the series would come back to it's hardcore tactical roots... It's not happening folks. For the newcomers - Rainbow Six: Vegas is a new take on R6 series. It's more approachable, less tactical. In general, it's an action game with a bit of teamwork and strategy. You control special ops team-leader and you squad consists of other two members. It's and FPS game with cover system and very basic giving orders mechanics. It's quick, enjoyable and very replayable game. After you finish campaign (not more than 6h of gameplay) you can fight in multiplayer, co-op or my favorite - terrorist hunt mode. There's plenty of weapons, armor and accessories to unlock if you want too. Overall - good game, iv played 30h and Im looking forward to play it more;)
Casual Rainbow Six.zhack075 | Jan. 1, 2013 | See all zhack075's reviews »
First of all, i'm a true fan of the Raven Shield game, I spent a lot of time on it and I love the Rainbow Six spirit.
Well, this game is totally different. I mean, it isn't bad at all, but it isn't as hard and realistic as a real rainbow six. In fact, it's more a casual FPS than a tactical FPS. Graphics are good, not impressive, the unreal engine still does its job nicely. What was really impressive at the time was the cover system which is really awesome. I know, nowadays, every FPS/TPS got their own cover system thanks to Gears of War but it was nice to have a FPS using it on PC. The weapon customization system is very poor compares to what we have in the last Ubisoft game (1 accessory and the silencer you can attach or detach whenever you want during the missions). The AI uses cover system very well. Even thought they aren't really smart, they aren't bad either. However, I would recommend to play Rainbow Six Vegas 2 because it contains more weapons, few improvement and the story is a prequel to this story. Coop is nice to play, not Revolutionnary but nice. Even thought I prefer Raven Shield and its tactical aspect, I really enjoyed playing this game. However, keep in mind that there are plenty of better game using same features nowadays !