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  • Summary: The PSP version features exclusive new content and all-new characters as Las Vegas finds itself in chaos and Rainbow operatives are forced to defend one of the most recognizable cities in the world. The future of Las Vegas and global security is in your hands... will you be able to save Vegas? New Team, New Location – Two new Rainbow operatives enter the impending doom that is Las Vegas as their console brethren, Keller, Park and Walter, simultaneously work against the clock to save "Sin City." As Brian Armstrong, work as a field operative and assault expert, taking down tangos from the ground floor. As Shawn Rivers, use your sniper and long-range shooting skills to pick off terrorists from above, one at a time. Tag-Team Gameplay – In single-player mode, play as both a field operative and sniper as you battle to protect the innocent from carnage. Observe - Plan - Assault – Use tactical planning to maneuver through Vegas environments while utilizing high-tech equipment like snake cams to strategically "tag" terrorists prior to entering a room. Take Cover – When the action heats up, switch to third-person view while taking cover, giving you time to examine the situation before making your move. Tailored Control System – Shoot your way out of relentless gun battles utilizing a tailored control system built specifically for the PSP system. Player Rewards – Build up your stats to unlock exclusive Rainbow Six Vegas content, including concept art and the feverish Terrorist Hunt mode. Terrorist Hunt Mode – Hone your skills in Terrorist Hunt mode, where your objective is simple – kill the terrorists. Enter specific points of single-player maps and down the spawning terrorists one at a time. Multiplayer – Take the fight to five of your closest friends via wireless (Ad Hoc) or online play (Infrastructure) in Survival and Team Survival multiplayer modes, while exploring six classic Rainbow Six maps. [Ubisoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. Rainbow Six Vegas is a fine portable shooter.
  2. 78
    Sadly it's a little too short with a lack of replay value, but you'd be hard pushed to find a title with better production values on the PSP. [Issue#156, p.85]
  3. I totally enjoyed the new characters, new parallel storyline, new locations, and exciting gameplay. Sure it was too easy at times, but there were also some areas where things got downright nasty, but in the end, Vegas on the PSP is a great addition to the Rainbow franchise.
  4. In the graveyard of first-person shooters for the PSP, Rainbow Six Vegas is just one more for the crap-heap.
  5. Over complicated and visually lacklustre - this is a disappointing outing for Rainbow Six. Stick with "Medal of Honor Heroes." [Jan 2007, p.76]
  6. Goes all-in with its action-packed shooter gameplay, but a short campaign, limited multiplayer support, and a stack of shortcomings call its bluff.
  7. Movement is on the analogue nub, camera controls on the face buttons. It's a system that has worked okay for other PSP shooters, but there's a stiffness here that makes it feel more like Super Treacle Squad than a simulation of impeccably-trained Special Ops.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. WesS.
    Jan 24, 2008
    A great game overall. The graphics are good but not spectacular. One thing this game is missing is more online players.(Only 4 players) I would recommend this game. Collapse
  2. jefftinith
    Jul 8, 2009
    this game blew me away when first got it i think it is one of the best games for the psp systems the only thing i wish is that you had is that you would get to have the extra two people that you where supposed to find in the mission so you could have to back you up and have there mouth move when they talk other wise it is an awsome game i am always online trying to find players but i never can because no one plays this game anymore but is an awsome first person shooter i highly recomend this game go online Expand
  3. SteeveL.
    Apr 13, 2007
    Really honest game, it deliver a good Rainbow Six experience. Great addition to the PSP console. Interesting stories with some small hook and good online/AdHoc game mode. Expand
  4. AaronH.
    Jun 18, 2007
    To be honest, these "professional" reviewers really need to wake up and have some coffee and try reviewing this title again. Those reviews are very bias with a sprinkle of idiotics for good measure, as it is a bad idea to compare a totaly different game designed for staionary entertainment machines such as the PC or the consoles, let alone the fact Ubisoft made it rather clear this was a totaly different game in focus and design from its console/PC bound brother. With that in mind, and the hardware limits of a portable device, the game serves up a very fair FPS engagement for fans of the PS2/Xbox Rainbow Six 3 titles. The weakest links in this game stems from a online experience that lacks co-op, a few stiff controls few new commers, a learning curve to those used to the simplified RV6 servings of the console/PC edition, and a few bugs. The stark complaint about this title's graphics verus the homebound edition is funny due to the poor choice of comparisons. First, the PSP is not an Xbox 360 nor a PS3, so please take the complaints of previous reviewers with a grain of salt as they fail to compare it to other PSP titles in the same genre serving. Establishing my opinion on that, this title stacks up rather well to SOCOM Fire Team Bravo 1 and 2 as a decent title for graphics and a far better FPS engagement than Coded Arms. It's apparent, though, that this game's a bit goofy to those playing for the first time. There is a mild learning curve to those who are used to the simplified health and kit system in R6V for the Xbox 360/PC/PS3. Health does not regenerate, and gernades must be equpied before tossing, just like prior franchise installlments such as Rainbow Six 1 all the way up to Raven Shield (PC)/ Rainbow Six 3 (consoles). This, coupled with the shapes buttons (circle, square, etc) are bound to camera control and the analog stick bound to movement. For those not used to playing Nintendo 64 shooters such as Goldeneye, Duke Nukem 64, Turok Franchise, or Perfect dark then this is going to be a very akward situation and a very annoying one to contend with. The weakest part of this game stems from its multiplayer serving of only Survial (deathmatch) and Team Survial. None of the award-winning gametypes exist here, such as Hostage Rescue or Attack and Defend. Also MIA is Co-operative play with other people, considering I'm not the most anxious of people to play a match against others these days, I generaly hover around Co Op like a moth to fire. Sadly this is one of the few Rainbow Six titles to lack co op in any way or form, for the moment. I just hope there is some direct community backlash at the lack of co op and a direct request to make a content patch. Expand
  5. ZemZ
    Feb 26, 2008
    good but not great. here's how it works walk into room press button to lock on to bad guy (you can pretty much only lock on as the controls don't really alow for fine shooting) press again for head shot (yeah it actually locks on to their head for you), fire. repeat. then switch to sniper, find bad guys befor they shoot your buddy, aim poorly shoot. fun for a while & milddly entertaining but lacking plenty, the enviorments are rich but unexciting, & the enemy ai is seriously screwed up, one minute the gaurds are braindead (don't belive me walk up behind one & just follow him around he may even pass other gaurds who won't see you behind him & as long as you don't do anything too stupisd they'll never know your there.) the next there super human & will already have there head shots linded up by the time you walk though the door.(though you proubly would't notice if you didn't look to hard & adds an element of fun to the game), & finaly i'm pissed at no health packs (nor recharging health) or the ability to pick up guns at all, not even ammo. & should you choose a bad gun at the wepon selection then too bad your stuck with it. not the best but fun. Expand
  6. ColinC
    Apr 14, 2008
    Terrible. This was the first FPS I played on the psp and I was worried. Bland environments, sluggish control, and a not very interesting story had me worried this was maybe the best the little psp could do. Then I picked up the first Syphon Filter game, Dark Mirror, and it blew me away. Especially in comparison. Give thisRainbow 6 a pass. There's better stuff out there by far. Expand
  7. ChadH.
    Sep 6, 2007
    Very Very disappointing. Not worth half the money. Very short. Not many levels and very limited movements by the character.

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