UGO writes: "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2, from Ubisoft Montreal, ought to have anyone who played the first game very excited. The original's silky-smooth tactical gameplay returns in the sequel, bolstered by new customization options, online modes, a new story and more user-friendly co-op support. That said, Vegas 2 does sport a couple of rough patches in the technical realm with buggy AI and semi-frequent slowdowns. Overall, however, the return trip to Vegas is every bit as enjoyable as the first go-round and then some.
The first Vegas game closed with a big, fat "To Be Continued" cliffhanger. Those who were disappointed by that should know that closure awaits at the end of Vegas 2. The tutorial mission, set five years before the events of the "Vegas incident," even illuminates some of the backstory and motivations for both games' primary antagonist. Those who haven't played the original won't be lost as they follow the story, but some subtleties definitely will be."