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  • Summary: 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. 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. The 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. 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. 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. 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. Take down the terrorists more effectively using 11 new weapons. New camouflage, clothing and gear allow you to take customization to the next level. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 90
    Sporting slightly more impressive graphics than either the 360 or PS3 versions (mostly due to the superior definition of higher-end LCD displays combined with flashy video cards), the PC version of Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 could be the best version of the game.
  2. Quotation forthcoming. [June 2008]
  3. While Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 has departed from its hardcore roots and offers little beyond a second helping of the previous title, it is nevertheless a worthwhile, entertaining venture with just enough squad-based tactics to keep things interesting.
  4. Rainbow Six Vegas 2 isn't terribly exciting when played alone, but it is solid when you go online.
  5. A fine extension to the original story, but its lack of tactical depth gets tiresome. [July 2008, p.54]
  6. With or without others to play with it's a lot of fun. It's just not something to should about from the rooftops. [May 2008, p.82]
  7. The quality of the Rainbox Six-series has reached an all-time low. The AI opponents don't take cover properly and then don't even realize when they are hit. The story doesn't seem to be connected to Rainbow Six: Vegas and some scenes in the game are simply absurd. It feels like Vegas 2 was made out of bits and pieces that didn't make it through quality control when the predecessor was made. Great controls and game mechanics can't save the game from being mediocre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 57
  2. Negative: 13 out of 57
  1. Apr 19, 2014
    Perfect Tactical-Shooter with huge selection of weapons and equipment. Great ranking system. Very good campaign and terrorist hunt mode cooperation available= Lot of Fun Expand
  2. RickK.
    May 6, 2008
    Best game I have played in a long time. Keep them coming I love the co-op!!
  3. JoachimF
    Jan 28, 2009
    An excellent shooter, alot better and improving gameplay over the last versions. But sometimes you end up dying, way to fast you start to go a little towards your enemies and then you get shot once and then you are dead, i would have rated 8, but alot of people rated it 0 because they dont know how to play tactical-shooter games, so it gets a 10. Expand
  4. RickH
    Apr 21, 2008
    I'm a big time Vegas 1 player (mostly CO-OP). and I enjoy 2. I'll break it down like this. Its more of the same. With some great Addins and some strange changes. Likes. Extra Weapon in Co-op matchs. Sprinting. A.I. (crazy guys) Rewards and achievements Eye Candy (nice improvement) Dislikes. only 2 guys for Story Co-op!? (it was 4 before why drop it down?) No mini map?? Locked stuff!! I hate that!! Match making/network setup. It was bad before its not much better now. Expand
  5. Dec 31, 2011
    It's a good FPS with a great customization system. You have to grind to get far in the A.C.E.S and it ruins the game for me because i hate grinding against bots. Expand
  6. LongtimeGamer
    Apr 21, 2008
    Too many rehashed maps and awkward AI continues to be a problem. The multiplayer browsing system is from the stone age. Without the ability to name a server it's impossible to build a community, and the buggy server selection screens usually show a ping of "zero." Underwhelming, go play CoD4. Expand
  7. FredrikH.
    Apr 11, 2008
    Terrible game, awkward graphics, cheap animations and so on. Its like they took the first Vegas and then just tried to make the worst game possible with what they had. Expand

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