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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 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  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. MicasaE.
    Dec 14, 2006
    8
    This really is a very good game, but don't expect to fun it properly with an older system. I have to run it in 800x600 mode, although I This really is a very good game, but don't expect to fun it properly with an older system. I have to run it in 800x600 mode, although I have a GTX go and 512 MB of video ram, 2 Gz of normal ram and a core 2 duo. The graphics are a bit gratuitous when looked at from this angle, but the result is really amazing. The blood splatters nicely as you plan out the perfect headshot, even leaving nicely textured wounds in your victims. The Vegas levels really portray the glitz and false glamour of the city. I have only played a couple minutes online in coop mode, and have been surprised at the quality of the maps and gameplay. Think Gears of War on this one, if you have experienced that. The only problems with this is the lack of good servers, but this won't be a problem with VS. mode. Overall, this is a wildly good game, picking up the rotting corpse of the RainbowSix franchise, injecting it with magical reanimation juice, creating a strange and morbid freak of nature more like a mixture of Full Spectrum Warrior, Gears of War, and a little bit of Soldier of Fortune. Oh, and they fixed the AI since Lockdown. It actually works now. I was getting sick of shooting my AI teamates before each mission in that last game. Expand
  5. gas
    Dec 1, 2011
    7
    Just bought it with a super nice price around 2 euros, this game is 5 years old now but i have to tell it looks quite good to be honest, andJust bought it with a super nice price around 2 euros, this game is 5 years old now but i have to tell it looks quite good to be honest, and its overall good.
    The game is between a stealth fps and a frag-fest one, im finding it enjoyable, even if personally i don't like 2 aspects of the game, into specific:
    First of all its fully scripted, which means you cant plan in advance so much and cant play very tactical as many enemies just will spawn triggering a specific event and usually there will be situation with tons of them running in a room from no were like a pack of raging bulls.
    Second the fact its not possible to save, there are just checkpoints with auto save.
    Anyway i can tell the engine is very good, the hitbox is precise and satisfying, controls are configurable and they work pretty well, so , the game could have been a lot better imho if it was a bit more tactical but overall its a good game.
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  6. JaredJ
    Feb 14, 2009
    7
    After on-and-off play for ten months I'd finished it and was apauled with the results! I had never been so angry in my life when "To Be After on-and-off play for ten months I'd finished it and was apauled with the results! I had never been so angry in my life when "To Be Continued" rolled around the screen. My respect for "Rainbow Six" had lowered from a ten to an eight. Only loosers make the "To Be Continued" and this really p***ed me off! Seven for story, graphics, A.I. and voice acting. 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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