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  • Summary: The stakes are high when the world's most elite counter-terrorism unit enters Las Vegas, where over 36.7 million men, women and children visit each year. "Sin City," the home of the famous Las Vegas Strip, flashy hotels, high-rolling casinos and world-famous celebrities, becomes the settingThe stakes are high when the world's most elite counter-terrorism unit enters Las Vegas, where over 36.7 million men, women and children visit each year. "Sin City," the home of the famous Las Vegas Strip, flashy hotels, high-rolling casinos and world-famous celebrities, becomes the setting for a terrorist threat of global proportions. What happens when one of the world's most famous cities is held hostage by terrorists? [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Computer Games Magazine
    100
    This is as good as gunplay has gotten in a videogame. [Mar 2007, p.60]
  2. The gameplay mechanics are refined to the point of perfection and the presentation is stellar.
  3. Even if you don't have a top-of-the-line gaming rig, this is a superb title that is so good (even on medium detail settings) that you just might postpone that eBay sale so that you can play it through a second time.
  4. PC Gamer
    86
    While Rainbow Six veterans will surely miss the familiar pre-planning elements of the hallowed franchise, most of the changes made for Vegas successfully ramp up its intensity, and more importantly, its fun. [Mar 2007, p.60]
  5. Rainbow Six Vegas isn’t the best tactical shooter ever made, losing a few points in the system requirements and the save system department, but it’s a very good game.
  6. The real problem is that it simply isn't as good as it could have been. Erratic AI, overly impervious sidekicks, some suspect voice-acting, patchily impressive and hugely power-hungry visuals. It's a list that adds up to a missed opportunity if ever I've seen one, but while Vegas may not quite have hit the jackpot, it does still manage to walk away a winner.
  7. I for one think console gamers can handle a real tactical sim, but I suppose that in this increasingly competitive industry, taking even the slightest risk has become passe.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. TeroU.
    Dec 23, 2007
    10
    Brilliant tactical shooter with enough realism and enough action. It's stupid to whine about lack of realism when the game doesn't Brilliant tactical shooter with enough realism and enough action. It's stupid to whine about lack of realism when the game doesn't even try to be some counter-terrorist -simulator but just one great action game. Expand
  2. LiboW.
    Jan 21, 2007
    10
    Reason for giving this game a 10 is not because it's better than half life, quake or any other revolutionary fps... but because there Reason for giving this game a 10 is not because it's better than half life, quake or any other revolutionary fps... but because there HASN'T BEEN A SINGLE GOOD FPS for about a year. (prey was a disappointment, and so was quake 4) And when's the last time there was a real fps with a storyline on the pc with cooperative mode..... uh quake 2, sven-coop halflife? Also the coop eliminate the terrorist mode brings good times with a buddy on a lan and some replayability. Expand
  3. DONOVANR.
    Mar 16, 2007
    9
    I like it because in most games you could only go a certain distance, in this game you can go where ever you want!
  4. Jan 6, 2020
    8
    A very interesting game, when shooter games were still written for the story and not for guns, outfits, fast flicks or kill streaks. ProbablyA very interesting game, when shooter games were still written for the story and not for guns, outfits, fast flicks or kill streaks. Probably the best Clancy like story in a Tom Clancy game. You can tell the devs of this game wanted to player to have a very specific experience and did everything they could to let the player have this experience. As opposed to modern games when devs do everything they can get extract money from the player. Expand
  5. Apr 7, 2016
    7
    This is a rewarding shooter that manages to both nail the pace of the action while offering just enough tactical choice to make the experienceThis is a rewarding shooter that manages to both nail the pace of the action while offering just enough tactical choice to make the experience both rewarding and engaging. In classic early 2000's Ubisoft/clancy style, the locations are both contemporary, atmospheric and ultimately immersive. The game could have definitely used more contraptions and tactical approaches but the trade off means that the action keeps moving forward in a pure 90's SPEED movie style. That said, you can forget about storming a room in pure FPS style, you will learn to be very cautious about your every move; This is an aspect I particularly respect about its design philosophy and what makes it ultimately rewarding. Unfortunately, the game suffers from a seriously bad case of cheap deaths and when paired with the downright atrocious checkpoint system, the experience ends up suffering from it in a significant way. If you can get past that, there is an engaging formula that knows how to satisfy. Expand
  6. KarlL
    Feb 2, 2008
    6
    More Cod then Rainbow 6. Its a fun fps, but everything that would made it a rainbow 6 game has been scrapped. No more planning your attack, More Cod then Rainbow 6. Its a fun fps, but everything that would made it a rainbow 6 game has been scrapped. No more planning your attack, no picking the best team members for the job, Limited equipment. Standard linear fps level design instead of the small almost sandbox like areas of previous games. The AI is stupid and trys to shoot you through walls. Regenerating health, Strange system for leaning. Graphics look fairly outdated, Yes it looks (much) worse and runs worse then crysis. That said, as a run of the mill fps its fairly fun. And sometimes it manages to trick you into thinking your being tactical. Wait for it to hit the bargain bins. Expand
  7. Jul 8, 2015
    3
    Not sure why this game has so many positive reviews. The game itself is false advertisement - it claims to be an extremely realistic-tacticalNot sure why this game has so many positive reviews. The game itself is false advertisement - it claims to be an extremely realistic-tactical fps game, however, it is a simple run and gun. The graphics are meh, the game mechanics are off, and it just feels like a poorly designed game. Expand

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