Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. If you're a fan of the franchise, genre, or good games, you owe it to yourself to pick this game up.
  2. The addition of a bulked up multiplayer on the PS3 makes this the best version of the game you can buy. The controls and the sound effects are perfect. Unfortunately, the graphics are the weak link.
  3. The controls on the PS3 Sixaxis controller work extremely well.
  4. It's a slick combination of strategy, focused aggression and all-out nerves of steel.
  5. The number of options you have on how to tackle each situation makes for some great unscripted moments, and the visuals and sound help create an atmosphere that wouldn't be possible on older hardware.
  6. Rainbow Six is reinvented and reinvigorated for a new age thanks to beautiful visuals and top-notch tactical shooting action.
  7. While the game still looks like a next-generation title, it lacks many of the subtle points of refinement the Xbox 360 version offers. Environments are noticeably muddier and jaggier, as if Ubisoft forgot to use anti-aliasing...Despite these minor flaws, Rainbow Six Vegas offers a fantastic FPS experience that rivals anything else on the PlayStation 3. If you haven’t played the game on the 360 already, this is a must-buy for any self-respecting fragger.
  8. All in all, Rainbow Six Vegas is an excellent tactical simulator, one that does provide some good replay in forcing you to play at near perfection (on the highest difficulty) and with some patience in order to succeed.
  9. Once you get a game going, the online aspect of Vegas far and away shines as the biggest selling point, but there's no discounting the single-player game either -- even if the ending is a little blah. Better late than never, Vegas rocks.
  10. It's a real pleasure to see Rainbow Six given such royal treatment, particularly if you're a fan of the series. But even if you just like gunplay, this is a great time for shooter fans, whose embarrassment of riches just got even more embarrassing.
  11. The single-player campaign is both challenging and satisfying, the online multiplayer is fast and furious (fans of Resistance: Fall of Man should give it a try, even though it's slightly more sensitive due to its pseudo-sim nature), and it looks and sounds exactly the way it should.
  12. The enthralling tactical shooter gameplay and adjustable difficulty make it an experience that can be enjoyed by all. Do not bet on black; do not bet on red... take sixty dollars of your hard earned cash and place it on the rainbow. To win. It’s a sure thing.
  13. It has a solid and compelling single-player mode that only gets better when you play it cooperatively, and with a huge fan base, numerous multiplayer maps and games modes, and perfectly balanced gameplay for teams and individuals.
  14. 88
    A fantastic, tense and deeply tactical game, marred only by a few unnecessary niggles that were not present in the 360 version. [Issue#155, p.70]
  15. Requiring you to think a lot more than the average shooter and providing a wealth of online content, Rainbow Six Vegas is a great addition to the PS3 line up, even if it does come several months late.
  16. 87
    The series' strength has always been its online play, but Vegas manages to bring an engaging single-player experience to the table as well. With a total of 20 multiplayer maps, the ability to play through the whole game cooperatively online, terrorist hunt and the single-player missions, there's a whole lot to this package and it shouldn't be passed up.
  17. 87
    Vegas is very good, the only drawbacks coming from the slightly too short singleplayer campaign which can be dispatched in about 8-10 hours.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 64 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 27
  2. Negative: 6 out of 27
  1. Dec 6, 2012
    2
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. I had really big hopes for this game I've played the single player campaign and it's not good, very poor graphics and A.I. if you throw a grenade this one better fall close to an enemy and I mean close, on their pockets, to hurt them. It's a not a contest to see in which console a poor game looks better. The story makes no sense some times, let me elaborate, you are in Mexico fighting some sort of guerrilla and in a very bizarre way both your fully-equipped-bad-ass-expert-killing machines partners get kidnapped by a girl with no guns, you manage to escape and get rescued by another girl and then your superior tells you that you can't go back and rescue them instead you need to go to Vegas to fight more terrorists and that he feels that you may find your friends there! really?! To me this was a very GENERIC FPS it brings nothing new to the genre. Play it if you are curious about it that's all. Full Review »
  2. Oct 16, 2010
    9
    What an amazing game from Ubisoft Montreal again. With the new graphics and the gameplay this game take a view about the difficulty u need to be fast , intelligent and aim fast another master piece from Ubisoft

    bow to them
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  3. Mar 25, 2014
    8
    This game was on sale on the PSN store, and so I bought it. Boy, this is one of the most challenging games I've ever played. Then again, this is my first R6 game, and I'm used to shooters like Call of Duty. The story is seemingly good. There were no subtitles to be enabled and it was difficult to hear dialogue due to gunfire and loud music (which can be adjusted). There's a twist towards the end but I did not really care because I wasn't paying attention (wish I was). But the gameplay is awesome and it really requires careful planning. It's possible to die in one shot, even on the easiest difficulty. There are still people playing this game online too. I found a full match at 1:00AM! Terrorist hunt is also fun. Haven't played coop yet, but the next time my friends come over to play, we're going to have a blast with 4 player split-screen coop. (Not many games nowadays have splitscreen anymore!). So, get this game, whether you are a fan of the series, love FPSes or coop games. I expect more from the upcoming R6 game, "Patriots". Full Review »