Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2

  • PS3

Return to the city of sin and up the ante in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on PlayStation 3.

  • Release Date: Out Now
  • Genre: Shooter
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Developer: Ubisoft
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    The highly anticipated sequel to the recipient of numerous awards, including 2006's Best First Person Shooter and Best Online Game, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 will push the top-selling franchise to new heights with new gameplay features and groundbreaking co-op and multiplayer modes. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 is the last chance for gamers to rescue America's sexiest city from an escalating terrorist siege that is non-stop heart-pounding action from beginning to end. The best are back and this time winner takes all.

    The Artificial Intelligence is more challenging than ever. Now, the terrorists are equipped with thermal vision, night vision, and shields - not to mention a multitude of varying tactics - 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 be able to outsmart your enemies by taking advantage of intelligence opportunities, such as thermal scanning.

    The highly acclaimed multiplayer mode in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas has been upgraded to include 13 new maps with more intense face-offs, two new adversarial modes, more rewards, and easier access to matches using the improved and intuitive matchmaking system.

    • Create your own identity through both the single player and multiplayer modes that progresses along with you
    • Turn single player mode into co-op mode at any time, just by jumping into the game
    • Take down the terrorists more effectively using 11 new weapons


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    Return to the city of sin for more tactical combat action in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on PlayStation 3

    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas was hailed as one of the best tactical shooters on PlayStation 3 on its release thanks to a combination of an immersive atmosphere, engaging storyline and thrilling action set pieces. Now it gets a sequel in the form of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2, a game that takes the action and excitement further than ever before.

    When the chips are down

    The Rainbow Six of the title refers to your team of elite operatives, charged with taking down terrorists by any means necessary. What this boils down to is a compelling story of counter-terrorism against the glamorous backdrop of Las Vegas, the city of sin, along with a wide variety of mission types, ranging from stealth and snipe missions to full out assaults and hostage rescues. Regardless of the type of mission, a tactical and intelligent approach is always required. Running headlong into battle with all guns blazing is an approach almost certain to lead to you getting gunned down before you've even had a chance to go on the slot machines.

    The main key to your survival is the use of cover. Press the L1 button next to a wall or other likely-looking object and you can take cover behind it. Holding a direction on the right analogue stick while behind cover will allow you to pop out to unleash a volley of shots, and you can also blind-fire - very inaccurate, but useful for providing cover and killing enemies out in the open.

    Stealth and teamwork are the watchwords here, and throughout the game you are partnered by a two man team that you can use to your advantage to help you clear rooms, defuse bombs and provide cover fire in dangerous situations. Commands are issued to your team through use of the directional buttons, and they can be ordered to any position by looking at it and pressing the X button. The level of control extends to using them to throw grenades and setting their rules of engagement as well - the SELECT button lets you switch between Infiltrate, where your team will use stealth and silenced weapons, and Assault where the silencers come off and all hell breaks loose.

    Come up trumps

    You'll need to use all the tools at your disposal to stay alive - the enemies you'll be facing are organised, well-armed and extremely dangerous. It only takes a couple of hits to kill you, and snipers or explosives can take you out with a single hit. This applies to your teammates as well - if they get hit they are incapacitated and it's up to you to go and revive them before they die. Let them die and it's mission over, lending a personal edge to the battle as you struggle to fight off enemies while protecting your friends.

    A new addition to the series this time around is the A.C.E.S. system - an achievement scheme that tracks your progress in areas such as close-quarters battle, assault, and marksmanship and rewards you accordingly. So, for example, getting a high close-quarters combat score will unlock a new short-range weapon for you to use, such as a shotgun, while a high marksmanship score will gain you a new sniper rifle. In this way the game adapts to the way you play, accentuating your strengths, and providing an incentive for players to mix up their playing styles so they can unlock everything that's on offer.

    The A.C.E.S. system also carries over into the multiplayer game, along with some brand new modes that should keep the online action exciting. In Team Leader each team has a leader whom they have to escort to an extraction point on the other side of the level while trying to kill the leader of the opposing team, while Demolition mode sees one team given the task of blowing up a choice of targets while the opposing team has to either stop them planting the explosives or defuse the bomb once it's been set. Both are great new additions to Rainbow Six's already excellent multiplayer modes and a new match-making system means that you can find the games you want with ease.

    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 is the perfect sequel in that it takes all the great elements of its predecessor and adds some new additions that enhance the experience rather than change what made the first game so much fun to play. The gorgeous visuals, tense gameplay and compelling storyline all stand up against the best in the genre, making this one game you won't be taking a gamble on.

    • Dolby 5.1

      Dolby 5.1

    • Players

      1-2 Players

    • Network Features

      Network Features

    • 720p


    • Network Players

      2-14 Network Players

    • Network Play

      Network Play


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