When it comes to Rainbow Six Siege, we definitely have a multi-genre game on our hands.
The issue some players might have is that they hear it’s a strategy game and automatically think that they’d rather be shooting stuff than having to put a lot of time into thinking about how best to shoot stuff.
So the real question we hope to answer is, does Rainbow Six Siege focus more on the combat side of things, or more on the strategizing?
One of the many elements that sets this shooter apart from other titles is the single life system. There are no respawns, and that makes every member of your teams life all the more important, although they can still use voice communication from beyond the grave.
And you had better use voice communication back, because without a well organized squad of men (or women) you will be sitting ducks to your enemies. Of course, working with teammates can always be annoying if they’re not particularly competent, but the well coordinated and epic moments should far outweigh the bad.
There are many tactics you can use to get the drop on your adversaries. For example, sounds play a big part in this game and they can make the difference between victory and defeat. Let’s say you and your squad are heading along a narrow corridor and hear footsteps from around the corner, you can duck down and pepper the poor guy with bullets. Of course, they might hear you too if they’re paying attention, and avoid the corridor all together.
You still have a few options though, as the terrain in this game is destructible, very destructible.
Whereas in other shooters walls are made of some bizarre and unbreakable material, in Rainbow Six Siege you can blast right through them and get that guy hiding on the other side of the corridor.
That’s not all though. Ceilings, floors, almost any form of cover you can think of is destructible, and when the plan goes awry as it so often does, you will find yourself scrambling to get from cover to cover as bits of brick are blasted away, leaving you helpless. An FPS doesn’t get more immersive than that.
One of the few downsides this game has is its lack of a Single player mode. However considering how poorly certain other shooters or done, I suppose it can really be overlooked due to the incredible Multiplayer.
So overall, Rainbow Six Siege definitely focus on strategy and proper planning, but I guarantee you will play in plenty of matches where adrenaline is high as the world is blown apart around you, and most of your squad has already been wiped out.
If you’re looking for a point and click game then this is not for you, but in my opinion it treads the line between FPS and Strategy so well that it’s one of the best games in the genre.