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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 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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 66
  2. Negative: 0 out of 66
  1. 100
    A considerable improvement over its already fantastic predecessor. The addition of customization options to the single player game - and allowing that progress to transfer over to all of the other gameplay modes - is by far the best enhancement, while the beefed up AI is as impressive as we'd hoped and the refined co-op play offers a great range of options.
  2. A must-have for any Tom Clancy fan. Although not a quantum leap forward from the original R6V, it still delivers enough of what made that first title great, while adding some elements that make it a more complete and robust gaming experience.
  3. Rainbow Six Vegas 2 is an exciting, challenging, single player and multi-player experience which will keep you on the edge of your seats.
  4. Still a brilliant shooter, but needed better levels and more new content. [May 2008, p.81]
  5. The best way to describe Vegas 2 is that it’s not really a full sequel — it’s just the rest of the first game.
  6. Vegas 2 may be formulaic, but when the formula's still tastes great, it's hard to complain too much. Rainbow Six's action-movie realism and smooth look still make the game every bit as gripping as its illustrious predecessor.
  7. 50
    Rainbow Six Vegas 2 is a let-down in as much as it caters for its target audience, but does little to refresh or invigorate the series as a whole.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 62
  2. Negative: 13 out of 62
  1. May 11, 2011
    I'm very suprised the user score isnt higher for this,but ah well.. For my general overview of this game,everything applies from my Rainbow 6 Vegas 1 review,plus what follows in this review for this game.This game,like Vegas 1,has great detailed graphics,great choice of equipment & weapons,& a great campaign & well told story,but one phrase that comes to my mind when thinking about the R6 Vegas games,is "They give with one hand,& take away with the other".& by that i mean Both titles have online & offline campaign Co-Op(Great),but you never quite get it 'all' in either title..i'll explain.In Vegas 1,you can have 4 player Co-Op in the campaign(again,great),but when played in Co-Op,you dont get any story cutscenes or events.You merely play individual missions,without any sense of story.Now in Vegas 2,you have all the cutscenes & storytelling in Co-Op,but only 2 player Co-Op..Whats the crack!? can we have both next time please? is it too much to ask? But due to the fact that it does at least have on & offline Co-Op,& the whole story while doing so,plus other improvments,like being able to use your own custom character in all the modes including campaign,& the leveling system(PEC or Persistent Elite Creation),that unlocks more equipment,Armour & weapons,(You even see your rank badge on your character),in which you earn experience points in all modes,(Thankfully including campaign,for a change,for those like me,who have no interest in multiplayer modes)this game gets full marks from me. Expand
  2. Chris
    Mar 15, 2008
    Truly an amazing tactical FPS. It may not be much different from the first, but no one said that more of the same is a bad thing!
  3. SimonG.
    Mar 19, 2008
    Omg, do not listen to the bad reviews, they have not got a clue. Just do yourself a favor and go buy it, it is awesome in every single way possible... 10/10 Expand
  4. NickM.
    Mar 20, 2008
    A decent sequel, the new maps are amazing, but the weapons are still a bit old, and no matter how hard you work to unlock new ones, the ones you start with are just as powerful, and more than likely just as or more accurate, but this game is still worth buying, especially if you enjoyed the original RB6V. Expand
  5. Jul 19, 2011
    It plays annoyingly fun , the tactical theme is somewhat improved but slyly . The graphics are dated, but fine enough. Rainbow Six is not beater of the multilayer, neither a single player landmark, actually they do it nice and decent. Expand
  6. TomRepasky
    Jan 11, 2009
    I've played everything there is to play. I played co-op story, and solo story. I've played every terrorist hunt mission. And all of it on the hardest difficulty. I've even played online a fair amount. There is one things holding this game back, and that is the graphics.

    The entire time I played this game, I felt like I was playing a Dreamcast game. Detail went into important things, yes, like the players and enemies. But where the designers missed is obvious. The world that surrounds you is a surreal cross-eyed version of a planet parallel to Earth, where ambulances have some red airbrushed on to the sides that may look like a red cross from several miles away, all bottles, cans, and containers have the same effect, minus legibility from far away, and the ground you walk on has trash and paper actually cemented to the ground.

    If you have a friend who likes these kinds of games, however, this is a must get. But if you're alone, move on.
  7. [Anonymous]
    Mar 13, 2008
    The controls were just at sticky and imprecise as the first game, not worthy of a sequel.

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