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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2



Intense tactical shooter with a mature story.
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Positive messages

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.


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.


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.

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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.

What's it about?

Tom Clancy returns to Sin City in TOM CLANCY'S RAINBOW SIX VEGAS 2, a gripping sequel with intense commando-style action. You lead Rainbow's Bravo team squad as Bishop. Your goal is to thwart a terrorist threat in Las Vegas from mastermind Alvarez Cabrero. Joining you on this quest are two teammates, paving the way for impressive tactical possibilities.

The familiar tactical controls remain, cultivating an environment where strategy is crucial. You can command squadmates to perform basic tasks like regroup, hold position, or clear a room. A fresh wrinkle allows computer-controlled peers to suppress enemies with grenade tosses. Players can also adjust rules of engagement between assault and infiltrate. Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 adds the RPG staple of leveling up with experience points, frequently earned by specific kills. As you earn points, you're rewarded with a higher rank and unlockable gear. You can also earn ACES, or specialization points, depending on how skilled you are in markmanship, close-quarters combat, and assault techniques.

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.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how this series of Tom Clancy titles compares to his books? Are they more or less exciting? This game may also spur some discussion on current events, particularly those related to terrorism.

Game details

Platforms:Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Available online?Available online
Release date:March 18, 2008
Genre:First Person Shooter
ESRB rating:M for Mature

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Teen, 13 years old Written byBrent w August 15, 2011

Good game

I'm 13 and I've played this game since I was 11. The language is pretty bad with the terrorists shouting curses out like "shoot the f--kers. There is also way to much blood. I think this game is good for mature kids that are 10 and up
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Adult Written byTom_Gamer_Tom June 24, 2010

Its a very violent game.

Rainbow vegas is a great game. Its very violent with no proper dismemberment and etc. There is a spray of blood, a lot of blood. I don't see why its got so much blood, more blood than Call of duty. The language is there but barely noticeable. Online it has lots of language. Its a very violent game. The reviewer below me says no blood. He must be playing a different game. Its got a lot.
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Too much violence
Too much swearing
Parent of a 12 and 16 year old Written byOhioGrown February 14, 2011

Good fore teens and mature tweens

My kids are 12 and 16 I got the game for my 16-year old and after watching him play for a while I jumped in. We had a blast! The violence can be intense at times but ive seen worse in t-rated games-- on wii. The language is strong but infrequent. I eventually let my 12 year-old play, because he is mature for his age and he needs to bond with his bro. I recommend this game for 13+!!
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Too much swearing
Great role models


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