PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
The latest Rainbow Six is a callback to methodical FPS titles like Counter-Strike and SOCOM. Claustrophobic maps laden with murder holes, punishing time-to-kill ratios, and intuitive sound effects heighten the tension of each match. Sure, you can rush into a defense point, guns-blazing, as if Siege were your average twitch shooter, but consistent success comes from unwavering patience and holding angles. An ever-growing roster of playable operators – each equipped with ability kits and preferred firearms – means that the metagame is constantly fluctuating. However, if you prefer the frenetic firefights of Warzone or Apex, Siege might not be for you. Even so, it remains one of the most consistent competitive shooters out there.
Extraction, Siege’s alien-infested story-mode counterpart, is set for a 2022 release and will likely showcase the same mechanical polish as its predecessor.