Rainbow Six Vegas 2: Xbox 360 Vs PlayStation 3

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Rainbow 6 Vegas 2 - Xbox 360 vs PS3

So the much anticipated Rainbow 6 sequel has arrived simultaneously on the 360 and PS3, which means we have to compare to see which one is the better option.

If you remember back to the original, it took forever to port it over to the PS3 and then when it finally did arrive it was blatantly inferior to the 360 version. So have they learnt their lesson this time?

Well it did manage to release at the exact same time which is a big improvement. However how did it fair against the 360 version?

Videogamer.com has put together a very detailed and well worded comparison which is broken into 3 parts.

Graphics
Both versions are practically perfect however the PS3 version does suffer from a slightly unstable frame rate but does also appear to have better lighting. Framerate trumps lighting everytime though so the 360 takes it on graphics. But only a die hard graphics fan would notice.

Sound
No one can tell the difference between the two… It’s a tie

Gameplay
The PS3 does not come with rumbling controllers in PAL areas yet. So it isn’t counted in this comparison. The lack of rumble hurts the gameplay badly and the 360 wins it…

Multiplayer
The Xbox normally always wins in this regard because Live is still the better service, however that is not the reason that the 360 wins this round. For some obscure reason the PS3 version only allows 14 players while the 360 version allows 16… It seems like an odd thing to happen but there you go…

So all in all the 360 version wins but it really isn’t by much. If you have both consoles then they suggest getting the 360 version but if you only have a PS3 you really are not losing out in any way…

However it does need to be mentioned that with all the promises of the PS3, not one single cross platform game has really beaten the 360 yet. So we are in a position where I can either play Rainbow 6 on an Arcade machine for R1999 or a PS3 for R5500 and get the same experience.

Click the link to see comparison pictures and the original story

Rainbow Six Vegas 2: Xbox 360 Vs PlayStation 3 – VideoGamer.com

Last Updated: March 19, 2008

Gavin Mannion

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