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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. 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. 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: 37 out of 57
  2. Negative: 12 out of 57
  1. Apr 19, 2014
    10
    Perfect Tactical-Shooter with huge selection of weapons and equipment. Great ranking system. Very good campaign and terrorist hunt modePerfect 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
    10
    Best game I have played in a long time. Keep them coming I love the co-op!!
  3. 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
  4. Ramsey77
    Apr 23, 2008
    8
    If you are a fan of the first, you will like this one. Dated graphics would be my only major concern. I have added AA to the game thru my If you are a fan of the first, you will like this one. Dated graphics would be my only major concern. I have added AA to the game thru my 8800 GTX and it helps a lot. Terrorist Hunt is worth the money by itself, and enemy AI is actually pretty smart in Flanking you. I recommend. Expand
  5. Dec 21, 2012
    7
    This games is actually pretty good, but it's a short fun. I played it for 2 hours and the singleplayer was finished, well, at least there is aThis games is actually pretty good, but it's a short fun. I played it for 2 hours and the singleplayer was finished, well, at least there is a multiplayer so I can still play this game. Well, is it normal that I crash often? Expand
  6. Jul 31, 2011
    5
    When playing this game, press F1 and it change the control layout to the F.E.A.R. game and the player can be played and act just like he'sWhen playing this game, press F1 and it change the control layout to the F.E.A.R. game and the player can be played and act just like he's playing the game F.E.A.R., and you can lean left or right at any spot and at anytime, also be able to Kung Fu kick and punch (still no throwing knives). Press F2 to change the control layout back to RB Vegas 2. Press F3 to change the control layout to the BF2 and the player can no longer be able to lean left or right, but able to prone. Press F4 to change the control layout to Splinter Cell's and the player be able to jump up and do a Splinter-legs in a narrow hallway and between walls, or be able to dro drop and break necks with their twisting knees and thighs (scissors) ... but may be you're only dreaming? Game makers has made games like Street Fighter vs Capcom, may be they'll only be able to do that when they can make Street Fighter vs Capcom blindfolded? 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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