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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 settingThe 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. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. This is as good as gunplay has gotten in a videogame. [Mar 2007, p.60]
  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. While Rainbow Six veterans will surely miss the familiar pre-planning elements of the hallowed franchise, most of the changes made for Vegas successfully ramp up its intensity, and more importantly, its fun. [Mar 2007, p.60]
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. TeroU.
    Dec 23, 2007
    10
    Brilliant tactical shooter with enough realism and enough action. It's stupid to whine about lack of realism when the game doesn't Brilliant tactical shooter with enough realism and enough action. It's stupid to whine about lack of realism when the game doesn't even try to be some counter-terrorist -simulator but just one great action game. Expand
  2. LiboW.
    Jan 21, 2007
    10
    Reason for giving this game a 10 is not because it's better than half life, quake or any other revolutionary fps... but because there Reason for giving this game a 10 is not because it's better than half life, quake or any other revolutionary fps... but because there HASN'T BEEN A SINGLE GOOD FPS for about a year. (prey was a disappointment, and so was quake 4) And when's the last time there was a real fps with a storyline on the pc with cooperative mode..... uh quake 2, sven-coop halflife? Also the coop eliminate the terrorist mode brings good times with a buddy on a lan and some replayability. Expand
  3. DONOVANR.
    Mar 16, 2007
    9
    I like it because in most games you could only go a certain distance, in this game you can go where ever you want!
  4. Mezz
    Dec 26, 2006
    8
    I bought the game last weekend (24/12/06). I read some reviews who were very promising. However, I was a disappointed in the graphics. I I bought the game last weekend (24/12/06). I read some reviews who were very promising. However, I was a disappointed in the graphics. I agree with Erwin that they are not as good as they should be. I first thought , it was some setting I forgot to turn on but everything was already set to the maximum. Even battlefield 2142 looks more smooth (although it uses an older engine). Besides, the video options are extremely limited. It's actually sad for a game like this. My AA is already set to 4x with 1240 x 768 (19" screen) but it still looks like I don't even have it turned on at all. The reason why I still gave it an 8 is because it's a good game. The controls are superb, the scenery is great and colourful and it's a joy to play. The sounds are very good on my X-Fi although the in-game sample rate could be higher. My advise: don't by it to show off your graphics card or to try the Unreal engine. Just buy it for the gameplay which is outstanding. Expand
  5. 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 it7/10 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
  6. Apr 11, 2015
    6
    Recently out is the Tom Clancy Bundle which, with 4 other titles, includes Rainbow 6 Vegas. I never got round to this when it first came out.Recently out is the Tom Clancy Bundle which, with 4 other titles, includes Rainbow 6 Vegas. I never got round to this when it first came out. Cant remember why.

    As it is 6 years old no point in talking much about graphics, but they do hold up very well.

    This is a 1 hit can kill sort of game.

    Many of the general game play is very good. Hiding and being able to peek and shoot or just hold your weapon round the corner and blind fire, abseiling (rappelling). Carry loads are reasonable but a very limited choice of weapons. The one glaring thing every reasonable PC gamer hates, checkpoint saves, there are no player saves. so loose 7 points automatically for this.

    The enemies are trigger spawned and often simply appear from nowhere so it is impossible to "hunt" as in a true RPG. When they do appear they are not completely stupid and do not just blindly rush. which is a bad side when there is no player save as it restricts initiative. Trial and error, which lets face it is the basis of most shooter/RPG gamer strategies, means doing the whole Bstrd sub-level from scratch if your plan is even slightly off skew.

    Solo play means that unless you want to just sit back and send in your AI team mates, who on the whole are quite well scripted, you are going to spend an entire weekend to complete one section of one level because you will get randomly shot over and over and over and over and well I think you get the drift.

    So Solo game gets a 1. (See no save game would have been an 8, think about that game designers)

    I never play coop or multi but will add 5 as I cant say if it is a good or bad aspect. Although other reviewers do say these aspects are excellent.
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  7. T.Erwin
    Dec 21, 2006
    5
    This game would be better if they had put an honest effort into porting this from the XBOX 360. Unfortunately, that isn't the case. If This game would be better if they had put an honest effort into porting this from the XBOX 360. Unfortunately, that isn't the case. If you plan on playing this in 'Single Player Story Mode' you will be initially very impressed by the eye candy, and eventually wind up disillusioned with everything else. My graphic settings are maxed, and even so, the enemies "pop" onto the screen when you trigger scripted events. This ruins the immersive quality of the great graphics. The friendly AI does work much better than previous renditions of the game, but they still tend to block your line of fire when following you -- this will sometimes get you killed. The most painfully obvious vestigal appendage however, is the "checkpoint save" feature notorious in console gaming and despised in PC gaming for years. If you buy this game and want to LEAD your team, (rather than simply send them in to do all the fighting for you) plan on playing, and replaying (and replaying and replaying) the same parts of levels over and over again as you are not allowed to save when you want -- only at the aforementioned checkpoints. This essentially ruins the single player game because you spend more time replaying the same levels than you do enjoying the storyline. What's worse, you replay so often that you begin to memorize very quickly where the scripted spawn points of your enemies are. The saving grace for this game is the fact that the multiplayer game modes are quite fun. Both cooperative and competitive modes allow you to enjoy a LAN game with local friends. Because you can set the respawn option to true, you will only respawn at checkpoints if everyone on your team dies in co'op mode. A down side is there are also realatively few weapons in the game. Gone are the M-14, the M-16, the AK-74, and the M-60. While these guns may have been out of place in the story mode, it would have been nice to see them in multiplay. In the end I'd rate the single play version of this game a 2, and the multiplay version of this game an 8. It's a sad testament to how starved the PC gaming industry is for real talent that gamers have to make due with console ports if they want to play cooperatively with friends in a game. Either way, this game is a decent multiplay value. Micasa - As a friendly aside - you might want to look into optimizing your system. I currently run an Athlon 3700+, a Geforce 7800GTX with half the video ram of your card, and 1 Gig of system ram. With this configuration I can run the game at a 1280 X 960 rez with all settings maxed and virtually no lag. Expand

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