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We’ve spent some time playing Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction, and would like to share those thoughts in our initial review of the game. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction was released on January 20, 2022, and is available to play on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox Series S/X, PC (Microsoft Windows), and Google Stadia. We’ll speak briefly about the overall setup for the game as well as give our impressions. We will try to avoid story spoilers in this review for those that want to give this game a try.

What Is Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction?

Gameplay from the Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Extraction
Image Credit: Ubisoft Montreal

Rainbow Six Extraction is an online co-op gameplay experience where a small team of three players must launch incursions on containment zones that are breeding grounds for unknown parasites. You can choose between a variety of different operators that will come with their own abilities or tools to aid your team. These abilities can range from support roles such as the ability to boost your team’s adrenaline or use special gear to defeat many enemies at once.

Initial Gameplay Impressions

Gameplay from Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Extraction
Image Credit: Ubisoft Montreal

The overall gameplay and visual style of Rainbow Six Extraction is fun and provides a unique gameplay experience. Visually the style is similar to what we’ve known in previous Rainbow Six games, but with a much darker twist. The parasite’s look and feel menacing, and can easily swarm you if your team does not stay on their toes. As you defeat the many different parasite variants you’ll notice build up or “sprawl’ on the walls, and floor. You will want to shoot this as this build-up can slow down your team, and speed is paramount to survive the different containment zones.

The aspect of the game I enjoyed the least was the co-op aspect of the game. There is an option for you to solo in many of the different locations, and this can prove challenging at times so it is preferable to use a team. I’d recommend playing with others that you’ve played with in the past and avoid solo queuing at least until more players become familiar with the different elements of the game.

Rainbow Six Extraction does have a training mode where you can learn how to properly play the game, I highly recommend jumping in there first to understand the mechanics of the game prior to joining a match. An added bonus is the game does a really solid job of explaining how the game works throughout to try and avoid any confusion.

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