Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard HD is a tactical FPS shooter released by Gameloft.
This game places you in command of a special ops team who are giving several anti terrorist missions to complete.
The idea of the game is complete the primary mission and secondary ones if you can, you can control the other two members of you team by clicking on green command buttons as they appear on the map.
The default game controls are done by a virtual d-pad and then swiping the screen to change your view, there are also buttons for firing the gun and options that will appear when the options are available, like hide behind cover.
The graphics and sound are vey good. The issues from the iPhone version were things were badly rendered have mostly gone with the iPad version looking a lot better.
The screen size of the iPad also makes things a lot better with good spacing between buttons and allowing for better tactical moves.
On the upside:
- A real Rainbow Six experience
- Easy to control
On the downside:
- Short Campaign
Overall, this is a very good game, having played several Rainbow Six games on the console systems, this does feel like a solid counterpart. The missions are smaller and there are less weapons, but the gameplay is there. Multiplayer adds to the game greatly. The game feels right on the iPad, making the iPhone version feel more of a cut down substitute.
Size: 535 MB
Price (at time of review): £4.99