User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 70 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 70
  2. Negative: 12 out of 70

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  1. Dec 6, 2012
    2
    This review contains spoilers, click expand 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. Expand
  2. Dec 13, 2011
    4
    I do not agree with the meta and user score here. Though I am not also tactical shooter fan but this game is very dull. Single player is really generic, you can also co-op the campaign with your friend but even that doesn't work so good. If friend dies, he will not spawn for long time, also if you both die you must watch lot of unskippable cutscenes. Also there is terrorist hunt, a survival or hunt them-type of game which is used in hundreds of titles before - nothing new here at all. Online lacks quality too. I liked the old Rainbow Six but here isn't anything interesting. Expand
  3. Jan 31, 2011
    3
    Graphics look cutting edge for a 1996 desktop PC game. This is the only PS3 game that I have played that just isn't any fun. Luckily I bought it for $5 used.
  4. Apr 15, 2011
    4
    i did not like this game and i was just not able to get into it and gave up on the story after playing the first mission and was not impressed with the glitches and por sound quality which lagged behind the initial action. once i was finally able to get used to the controls (first game i had for PS3 and was not used to this style of control scheme) i played the terrorist mode and enjoyed that for a couple play throughs but then got bored and seeing no more play time on it in the near future i traded it in. Expand
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. It's more of a straightforward shooter, but it's still gorgeous and the best squad-based shooter for your money on the PS3.
  2. Overall, Rainbow Six: Vegas is pretty much a must buy tactical shooter for PS3 owners.
  3. 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.