Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas



Photorealistic and violent shooter earns its M.
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What parents need to know

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Players act as the good guy trying to stop terriorists by many extreme means.


Not for the faint of heart, this tactical shooter uses many weapons to take out the terrorists and blood looks realistic splattered on walls. Grenades can take out whole groups of people.


Some suggestive scenes. Characters can go to a brothel.


Swearing is occasional but harsh.


Unilever Corp's Axe shower get featured in 60-second video if you shoot a jar of body wash. Billboard advertisements found within game. Many gamers have also complained about multiplayer matches with "dynamic" in-game ads that change over time.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this game -- created for players over 17 -- is a military shooter with realistic and gratuitous violence, played from a first-person perspective. As with many games of this kind, you can aim and shoot all kinds of weapons at terrorists, splattering their blood on the walls as they drop to the floor. Also be aware that this graphic game seems even more so thanks to its photorealistic look.

What's it about?

In this fifth game in the Rainbow Six series based on the Tom Clancy novels, players must protect Sin City from terrorists determined to strike renowned casinos and hotels before they move on to bigger targets worldwide. You play as Logan Keller, leader of Team Rainbow, an elite group of highly trained operatives out to stop the elusive international terrorist Irena Morales. As you play from a first-person perspective, you must initially assess the situation and move your team to the indicated location. Then you perform moves such as rappelling down buildings or climbing up ladders, hacking computers, or using night-vision goggles, and of course, taking down enemies using sophisticated weapons and gadgets.

Is it any good?


This tactical shooter is one of the best in the series and is easily the most gorgeous, with near photorealistic graphics depicting the flashy Las Vegas strip and surrounding areas.

Along with the single-player campaign, three multiplayer modes are available, including split-screen play on the same television or over the Internet via Xbox Live (subscriptions cost $50 a year). Online gamers can use the new Xbox 360 camera, called Xbox Live Vision, and take a photo of their face to place on the body of the main character. The PC version costs less: $49.99 instead of $59.99 for the Xbox 360 and PS3 games.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how this game lets players live vicariously through a skilled operative trained to keep our nation safe. This is not unlike Tom Clancy's best-selling fiction, but here you get to actually press the trigger instead of reading about it. How does that enhance the experience? Does it make you want to know more about the books or would you rather give the characters your own spin now that you're in control?

Game details

Platforms:Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Windows
Available online?Available online
Release date:November 21, 2006
Genre:Third-person shooter
ESRB rating:M for blood, intense violence, strong language, suggestive themes (PlayStation 3, PSP, Windows, Xbox 360)

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Adult Written bydx2063 April 9, 2008

Cannot get enough of rainbow

This is an awesome game. Depending on your connection it could get a little glitchy. However, the game is solid as a rock. The computer A.I. is excellent. The achievements are not easy to obtain, but well earned if you learn to adapt to the game. Also, it is very important to make alot of friends to gain the achievement of Master of Ceremonies. You will know what I mean when you play the game. I highly recommend the purchase of this game.
Teen, 14 years old Written byholyblackman December 21, 2010

Its good for any teens but m0stly later teens

I love it. Blood and cursing is in a abundance. Sex is however not a problem because there is only a few scenes where insurgants say to hostages "how bout you and me have some fun?" and "I say we do her now".
Teen, 14 years old Written byTomrock101 August 1, 2009

2 years old?

11. Violence is realistic. Its an overall good game. You are on the good side. Not like GTA.
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Too much violence
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