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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Seige (Series) Review

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Posted: A year ago, last updated 9 days ago.

Author: @JonahMonaghan, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Rainbow Six Siege is a 5-v-5 multiplayer tactical shooting game where you either play a terrorist or a counter-terrorist. Your job is either to defend an objective such as a bomb site, biohazard container, or hostages or to stop the terrorist by capturing the objective.

Each round has two phases: preparation and execution. In the preparation phase, terrorists will fortify their objective with barriers and equipment while counter-terrorists will try to gather intel on the terrorist's operation using camera drones. In the execution phase the counter-terrorists aim to breach the terrorist operation and either eliminate all of the threats or secure the objective, while the terrorists will try to defend their objective or eliminate all of the counter-terrorists.

Each side has different goals, resources and a variety of characters. Each character is either an "Attacker" or "Defender" that can only be used in that role. They each have different abilities that change how you can approach situations.

The standard game-mode in Rainbow Six Siege is first team to three points wins the game. Teams will switch between attacking and defending every two rounds, meaning that in each game both teams will get to experience both sides of gameplay in each game.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Release Date: 01/12/2015

Price: 71% off

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action and Shooting

Accessibility: 21 features

Developer: @Rainbow6Game

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 2 minutes and 5 minutes to play a round of this game. Play doesn't stop between rounds, so one session of first-to-three-wins can take between 10 to 30 minutes, including loading times.
 
Players: You can play this with 10 players online.

CostsCosts

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Seige usually costs £44.99. 

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Seige

 
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. Some of these purchases (known as 'loot boxes') are for a chance of getting rare/higher-value items although common/lower-value items are more frequent.  

You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to subscribe, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
 
You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to subscribe, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S. The game has a variety of in-game purchases that can be used to either unlock new characters, purchase cosmetic items, or buy loot-boxes (referred to as packs).

Operators can be unlocked in three ways:
  • Earning in-game currency
  • Paying individually for certain operators using real-world money
  • Buying operators as a set using real-world money

The game has a lot of operators which make it tempting for players to spend real-world money however it should be noted that any character in the game can be unlocked using earned in-game currency.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 18+ for realistic violence and language. The game features sustained and realistic violence against human characters, usually armed opponents. However – though this is not the encouraged or intended aim – during the hostage rescue missions, players can shoot NPCs who are restrained and silenced with tape. The hostages make flinching and writhing movements, while moaning in pain. A blood effect also features, which stains the floor beneath them. If the player continues to shoot the hostage, they will fall still and die. The game also features use of the word ‘*!@?*’ and derivatives of it.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

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