BEST VIDEO GAME TO PLAY IF YOU’D RATHER SHOOT GUNS INSTEAD OF CRAPS IN LAS VEGAS

A recent release that deserves all the attention it gets is Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas 2, the latest in the long-running action franchise. Vegas 2 doesn’t implement any radical improvements, but considering how good the original is, why fix what isn’t broken?

As the name indicates, Rainbow Six Vegas 2 hunkers its roots in good ‘ol Sin City, and the player is charged with taking care of terrorists who’ve placed the city under siege. It won’t all take place in one locale, though, as the game transports some of the fight outside Las Vegas and into the desert.

The gameplay has two major changes. Your character can run, which makes the game faster and more intense and opens up a new level of strategy. Speaking of strategy, there’s a new RPG-style engine that unlocks new weapons and equipment through experience points. Those experience points also carry over to multiplayer, which carries modes like “Team Deathmatch,” “Base Protection,” “Co-op Campaign” and “VIP Protection.”

If you liked Rainbow Six: Vegas, the sequel should be on your wish list.

$50 (PC), $60 (PS3, Xbox 360) / Release Date: Now