A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
You play a counterterrorism operative attempting to thwart terrorism, although it's done through violence. Killing a civilian or squadmate is punished by forcing you to replay the level.
Violence & Scariness
You'll kill terrorists using an array of guns and explosives, including sniper rifles, assault weapons, and grenades. You will see blood smeared and splattered on floors and walls in generous amounts. There's also a reward system related to how terrorists are killed. For example, bonuses are assessed when you execute a headshot, or kill a terrorist through cover.
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The phrase "shoot the f--ker" was used quite a bit, as well as "s--t" and "f--k". Depending on who you play online, odds of profanities could increase.
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Products & Purchases
Most of the advertisers were fake, but there was heavy promotion for Comcast as well as Far Cry 2, a game from the publisher of this title.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is an intensely violent tactical shooter. While you play the role of a counterterrorism operative who rescues hostages and thwarts a terror threat, it's done in a violent fashion. There's a reward system related to how terrorists are killed where you earn bonuses for executing a headshot or killing a terrorist through cover. Players use the standard assortment of firearms and grenades to do this. There is some strong language as well, and more will likely be heard while playing online.
Is It Any Good?
This second chapter of the Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas series looks more polished than the original, from sharper visuals to a sleeker interface. Levels are cleverly designed to force you to retain focus, and plenty of obstacles litter the landscapes, allowing foes to hide easily. The cover system makes for easy transitions behind obstacles. The campaign is playable with a friend, but the computer-controller squadmates still prove useful. They clear rooms quickly and efficiently. Your team's skills are balanced enough that you'll never feel like you're carrying the team. If the campaign isn't enough, there's also an intriguing Terrorist Hunt mode. Going solo or with a team, you invade a map and must kill all the terrorists within. There's also an assortment of multiplayer and co-op modes to choose from.
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