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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 changesTom 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. PC Zone UK
    83
    A refinement and general improvement on Vegas, as it's better paced, more consistent and bigger. [June 2008, p.70]
  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. If you're expecting a good Rainbow Six game, you're just going to be disappointed.
  5. PC Gamer
    77
    A fine extension to the original story, but its lack of tactical depth gets tiresome. [July 2008, p.54]
  6. Nothing new here, but still a well-packaged good-looking game that happens to feature anti-terrorist forces preventing the destruction of Las Vegas.
  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: 35 out of 64
  2. Negative: 14 out of 64
  1. JoachimF
    Jan 28, 2009
    10
    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 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
  2. ChrisM.
    Apr 28, 2008
    10
    Game is awesome. Been doing the Terrorist hunt with a buddy the past 2 days and could not be having more fun. Sat there for about 10 min just Game is awesome. Been doing the Terrorist hunt with a buddy the past 2 days and could not be having more fun. Sat there for about 10 min just watching our guys mouths move as we used the voip. Expand
  3. Dec 23, 2012
    9
    I had great fun playing this game! It's a nice terrorist-elimination game. People complain about the ai... well sure they can kill you if youI had great fun playing this game! It's a nice terrorist-elimination game. People complain about the ai... well sure they can kill you if you are not smart and put them in the wrong place. After all, you tell them where to go... And for a co-op, it's just fantastic :) Good work Ubisoft :) Expand
  4. Apr 29, 2018
    8
    A very fun shooter that is still great years later. With a campaign and terrorist hunt to play (Sadly multiplayer is dead), there is a lot toA very fun shooter that is still great years later. With a campaign and terrorist hunt to play (Sadly multiplayer is dead), there is a lot to do in this game. Expand
  5. Dec 17, 2012
    6
    The single player is completely throwaway and only serves to introduce you to the gameplay in preparation for the multiplayer. There's tons ofThe single player is completely throwaway and only serves to introduce you to the gameplay in preparation for the multiplayer. There's tons of customization options and its great fun to change your loadout, camo and armor between matches with friends. Feels clunky & arcadey and not reminiscent of actual Rainbow Six games. Expand
  6. LongtimeGamer
    Apr 21, 2008
    5
    Too many rehashed maps and awkward AI continues to be a problem. The multiplayer browsing system is from the stone age. Without the ability 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
    0
    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 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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