The History Of The Rainbow Six Series Vegas 2
We are back once again with another installment of our look back at the Rainbow Six series.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 (2008) Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC
Just two years after Rainbow Six Vega, Ubisoft released the sequel Rainbow Six: Vegas 2. With the success of the first Vegas game, many people were excited for this and it really did feel like Rainbow Six was back in the mainstream.
The story in Vegas 2 was very interesting. This is both a prequel and a sequel as it features events that took place before the first game as well as the events that came after it. This time players would play as a character called Bishop. What was cool about Bishop was that while his story was set in stone, his look was not and players could customize him so that he looked just like they wanted. The single player campaign was very well received and actually, it could be played in co-op with a buddy which was pretty cool. Playing with the AI was a better experience as they made them a bit smarter to deal with.
Multiplayer was awesome and featured a ton of maps and game modes. While in terms of modes or gameplay, you could say that Ubisoft did not reinvent the wheel. They did make things more smooth this time and especially in terms of the matchmaking. The big change was in the progression system. Each match would see you earn XP which you could then use to upgrade your player with better armor and new equipment and so on.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 was well received and sold well during its release. While it regularly scored 8/10’s the general feeling was that while it was good, not a lot had changed from the first game.