Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is a game that I have wanted to play for an absolute age but never got round to it, so when it became free to play the other weekend on the Xbox Store I thought it would be rude not to test it out!
Rainbow Six Siege is a first person tactical shooter which has a main focus on a cops vs robbers theme. The game primarily focuses on a terrorist play style with one team defending the objective from the attacking team.
I delve straight into the action and join my first online match with no prior tutorial. HUGE MISTAKE. After 3 rounds of total without me even registering a kill, I decide it would be best to at least figure out the controls before I dare venture online again! After a few practices on the single player ‘situations’ mode getting used to the controls and gameplay, I head over to the big leagues for a second attempt. This time I’m much better equipped and manage to finish the first game with a respectable 3 kills to 2 deaths.
The game itself is truly a masterpiece, I was a huge fan of the other Tom Clancy game released in recent years, The Division, but I think I may just like Rainbow Six Siege a little bit more! The game is basically a combination of search and destroy from Call of Duty and the general destruction and fun of the Battlefield games.
The secret to Rainbow Six Siege’s success lies in the variety of operators you can play as, ranging from attackers who have the ability to use breaching charges to destroy reinforced walls to defenders who carry a heartbeat sensor to detect enemy positions through walls. The amount of variations are phenomenal and there is a class available to suit everyone.
Whilst multiplayer is the star of the show and that is where the majority of the action takes place, I would like to have seen a single player mode in the game. Yes there is the ‘situations’ mode, but this really is just to give you a feel for the game more than a rich campaign. Thankfully the multiplayer is of such a high calibre of quality this more than makes up for the lack of single player!
Buy, wait for sale or avoid: I picked this up myself on the Xbox marketplace sale and would definitely recommend you do the same!