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  • Summary: The stakes are high when the world's most elite counter-terrorism unit enters Las Vegas, where over 36.7 million men, women and children visit each year. "Sin City," the home of the famous Las Vegas Strip, flashy hotels, high-rolling casinos and world-famous celebrities, becomes the setting for a terrorist threat of global proportions. What happens when one of the world's most famous cities is held hostage by terrorists? [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. One of the best games that I’ve ever played. The final level of the game is essentially a massive firefight through the Hoover Dam and it was arguably one of the best experiences I’ve had in video gaming.
  2. The gameplay mechanics are refined to the point of perfection and the presentation is stellar.
  3. Even if you don't have a top-of-the-line gaming rig, this is a superb title that is so good (even on medium detail settings) that you just might postpone that eBay sale so that you can play it through a second time.
  4. It might well be more twitch than tactics, but Vegas is the fun, modernised version of its own predecessors and FPS cousin "Brothers in Arms." I reckon that right now you're itching for a shooter with a brain at the top of that jittery reptilian nervous system, and this is it - if you have God's own PC. [Feb 2007, p.84]
  5. Rainbow Six Vegas isn’t the best tactical shooter ever made, losing a few points in the system requirements and the save system department, but it’s a very good game.
  6. The real problem is that it simply isn't as good as it could have been. Erratic AI, overly impervious sidekicks, some suspect voice-acting, patchily impressive and hugely power-hungry visuals. It's a list that adds up to a missed opportunity if ever I've seen one, but while Vegas may not quite have hit the jackpot, it does still manage to walk away a winner.
  7. I for one think console gamers can handle a real tactical sim, but I suppose that in this increasingly competitive industry, taking even the slightest risk has become passe.

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  1. Positive: 17 out of 24
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  1. Vic
    Dec 8, 2011
    9
    This is the first game where I felt how difficult a real gunfight is! You're really scared to stay out of cover even for a second here, it's not a game where you can just run and gun killing everyone in your way like terminator. Here you feel yourself very vulnerable, here you need to use all your tactic skills. This is a very realistic game where you can feel how a real gunfight dangerous is! The only disadvantage is length, I think the story is a little bit short. Expand
  2. Jun 14, 2011
    9
    I just picked this up a few weeks back in one of Steam's awesome deals (all 6 R6 games for $13). it's been fun going back through it again, I forgot how much fun the game was, and how difficult it can be in certain areas.

    I really enjoy the Tom Clancy games, they are just hard enough to be frustrating at points and help hone my FPS skills with good stories. Of course, I'm an older gamer, so the story elements are interesting to me instead of just shooting the enemy for no good reason.
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  3. Dec 28, 2013
    7
    7/10 because they could have tried a lot harder when porting this game. But I played the hell out of it when I had a 360. And I will play it again now. It took effort to get it running under windows 7. Expand
  4. gas
    Dec 1, 2011
    7
    Just bought it with a super nice price around 2 euros, this game is 5 years old now but i have to tell it looks quite good to be honest, and its overall good.
    The game is between a stealth fps and a frag-fest one, im finding it enjoyable, even if personally i don't like 2 aspects of the game, into specific:
    First of all its fully scripted, which means you cant plan in advance so much and cant play very tactical as many enemies just will spawn triggering a specific event and usually there will be situation with tons of them running in a room from no were like a pack of raging bulls.
    Second the fact its not possible to save, there are just checkpoints with auto save.
    Anyway i can tell the engine is very good, the hitbox is precise and satisfying, controls are configurable and they work pretty well, so , the game could have been a lot better imho if it was a bit more tactical but overall its a good game.
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  5. Nov 17, 2010
    6
    Never played the singleplayer story mode. Only tried the Terrorist Hunt which one get to fights against over 30 AI terrorists. Some rather darken, blooded red screens make it looked more scarey and haunting than other game F.E.A.R. (when player got injured or killed in the game). Very intense combats even though using cheats with enabled infinite grenades, ammos and clips, very challenging that is. But no prone or leaning left/right at anytime you wanted. No team buddies to disatract your enemies, so there's very few chances you could take one out with his back/ass to you. Expand

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