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  1. Dec 3, 2011
    8
    Sure the game may have had some technical flaws at the beginning but it WAS NOT unplayable. Granted i did have a NVidia card. I had high hopes for this game when i preordered it on steam back in August. I was let down by the short, bland story and very linear levels and world but there is no denying the polished vehicle combat and solid shooter aspects of the game. It is still extremelySure the game may have had some technical flaws at the beginning but it WAS NOT unplayable. Granted i did have a NVidia card. I had high hopes for this game when i preordered it on steam back in August. I was let down by the short, bland story and very linear levels and world but there is no denying the polished vehicle combat and solid shooter aspects of the game. It is still extremely fun and addicting to play. If the story were was well written and longer this game would easily be another blockbuster hit. Expand
  2. Dec 13, 2012
    5
    Another fantastic game from id with awkward graphics. The main campaign will take you about 10 hours between two hub cities filled with side activities to do, like playing a CCG, "wanted board" quests, gambling, and car racing. In fact about half of the game takes place in your vehicle of choice; whether you are traveling to the next mission objective, farming upgrade tickets, or justAnother fantastic game from id with awkward graphics. The main campaign will take you about 10 hours between two hub cities filled with side activities to do, like playing a CCG, "wanted board" quests, gambling, and car racing. In fact about half of the game takes place in your vehicle of choice; whether you are traveling to the next mission objective, farming upgrade tickets, or just hunting for sewer entrances (hidden DLC missions that comes free), there is a lot of non-FPS stuff to do. The main problems with this game are engine issues. There is a lot of texture popup without .cfg tweaks and a lot of the environmental objects (tables, radios, books, etc.) look like they have a single texture on them. It's a bit jarring when characters have real fluid, complex animations and top-notch texture and model work but they are surrounded by untextured objects. If you can deal with the uneven graphics, this is a real solid (albeit too easy) game. Expand
  3. Feb 23, 2012
    6
    Rage is an FPS game with minor RPG elements and several mini-games such as racing, a card game and a gambling game. The mission locations alternate between two main maps called "Wasteland" and two cities connected to their own wasteland. Travel between the two cities is possible later on in the game. The cities function much like mission hubs and this is where you can sign up for races andRage is an FPS game with minor RPG elements and several mini-games such as racing, a card game and a gambling game. The mission locations alternate between two main maps called "Wasteland" and two cities connected to their own wasteland. Travel between the two cities is possible later on in the game. The cities function much like mission hubs and this is where you can sign up for races and play the other mini-games. The storyline is poor to mediocre, the game is far too easy on "hard", the weapon mechanics are, as expected from an Id title, nice but have far too many types of ammo, some of which are completely useless. One gun actually has 4 types of ammo which means that you'll spend a lot time cycling through ammo types before you get the right one. Luckily, the AI is dumb as bricks and loves to camp so you've got plenty of time to reload. Melee characters simply charge you in a straight line. The only real difficulty is caused by the inability to lean around corners and some of the armour that enemies carry, which makes them invulnerable to certain types of ammo. These characters have a habit of charging you in a straight line slowly. The role-playing element of the game boils down to choosing a suit which will enhance your "crafting" (There are 18 crafting recipes to be found and the materials you need are either on corpses or lying about on the map.) or make you a better fighter. The racing games are so-so. The difficulty level isn't very high, if you do lose it's because the point-beams spawn in a linear fashion and the AI got there first because they happened to be nearby or because they managed to shove a rocket up your exhaust right before the finish line. There are four vehicles to choose from but there's no point in using older vehicles in the Wasteland once you have unlocked new ones. The races are all pre-determined by car-class. The only thing that gives you an edge are buying new upgrades for your cars. There are no downsides to the upgrades, the more expensive ones are always the best and if you spend your racing certificates (cash you earn with racing) on buying all the low-level upgrades you'll just have a harder time buying the high level upgrades. It is often better to simply save up for those right away since they're not much more expensive. You unlock more cards for the card game by looting them. This game has console-port written all over it; from the interface to the lack of configuration options, it just doesn't feel like a native PC title. I think they worked out most of the graphic glitches by now. I did have some texture popping and some of the textures are incredibly low-res due to the way the ID tech 5 game engine works but other than that the game looked O.K. Nothing special. Lots of sand, rock and metal with an assortment of dull colours that you'd expect from a wasteland title. Models do look good but they're sort of repetitive. You will see the same model come across quite a few times albeit with some minor modifications. There's no real interaction with NPC's other than walking up to them, waiting for the use button notifier to appear and then have them spout some lines about your last mission. You actually have to wait for an NPC to finish his rant before you may purchase items or get them to do anything. Sometimes you think an NPC won't have anything to say but that's mostly due to the NPC first having to conclude his script before you can address him or her, a bizarre design choice that does nothing but frustrate the player. All in all Id delivered a mediocre job. Multiplayer boils down to playing the racing mini-game against others or to playing several backstories from the game with a friend in co-operative play. These co-operative maps are extremely short and only two difficulty settings are offered: "normal" and "nightmare". While nightmare can be challenging, normal is console-crowd easy. All in all the shooting is fun, the graphics are alright and the driving around can be fun but the storyline is an insult to the intelligence of a now mature crowd and so is the fact that Id didn't bother rethinking the interface for the PC crowd. Id has done nothing new and mostly took ideas from games that did it better. (Borderlands, Fallout, Quarantine... The list goes on.) Expand
  4. Aug 27, 2013
    6
    Appears highly derivative of Fallout 3 and Borderlands, though has a nice, unique art style and the driving sections/activities do add a little bit of variety. There is little to recommend the game, despite a few cool moments here and there (the giant boss in the hospital was fun) but he final mission is as abrupt and weak as if the development was cancelled at the last minute. WouldAppears highly derivative of Fallout 3 and Borderlands, though has a nice, unique art style and the driving sections/activities do add a little bit of variety. There is little to recommend the game, despite a few cool moments here and there (the giant boss in the hospital was fun) but he final mission is as abrupt and weak as if the development was cancelled at the last minute. Would recommend picking up cheaply only. Expand
  5. Dec 24, 2011
    0
    Horribly boring in today's age of Call of Duty style presentations, this is a game you should pass by every time. Lame story combined with just boring shooter elements, this is not a game you should be playing if your a diehard FPS fan. 10 years ago, this game would have been good. But by today's standards, this is a boring FPS that lacks the content to make it relevant. I was always a fanHorribly boring in today's age of Call of Duty style presentations, this is a game you should pass by every time. Lame story combined with just boring shooter elements, this is not a game you should be playing if your a diehard FPS fan. 10 years ago, this game would have been good. But by today's standards, this is a boring FPS that lacks the content to make it relevant. I was always a fan of the past iD games and to play such an awful game by them is depressing. Even the most diehard shooters should look elsewhere or go back to playing whatever FPS you usually play. I can promise you'll enjoy that more than you will this POS. Expand
  6. Oct 28, 2012
    9
    id software is back on top form with this knock-out shooter. Rage is set in a post apocalyptic future after an asteroid hits the Earth, only a small handful of humanity survived and you attempt to rebuild humanity through help of the Resistance. Whilst the game comes on 3 discs it only lasts you around 12 hours for a straight run, 18 hours roughly to do all the side missions and extras.id software is back on top form with this knock-out shooter. Rage is set in a post apocalyptic future after an asteroid hits the Earth, only a small handful of humanity survived and you attempt to rebuild humanity through help of the Resistance. Whilst the game comes on 3 discs it only lasts you around 12 hours for a straight run, 18 hours roughly to do all the side missions and extras. Rage is not a long game and its story is fairly weak with a cop-out ending but the shooting is masterful and the graphics are gob smacking. Usually I wouldn't rate a game this high without a impressive story to back it up but Rage has that old timely feel to it that has managed to blend into modern shooter mechanics making it a near perfect shooter. The PC version is slightly better than the console versions due to its higher graphical standard and it being made for PC to begin with. Expand
  7. Mar 3, 2012
    5
    A buggy, boring, disappointing mess of a game. id Software are really going downhill. The only rage I feel is for buying this game in the first place!
  8. Oct 7, 2011
    3
    After several tweaks and homebrew fixes (note: from users, as of this writing no official patch has yet been released) I've managed to get Rage to at least be playable, though not bug free. Textures still pop-in from time to time, unexplained graphical glitches are commonplace and the occasional crash-to-desktop from a loading screen still occur. Enough about that though, most of theAfter several tweaks and homebrew fixes (note: from users, as of this writing no official patch has yet been released) I've managed to get Rage to at least be playable, though not bug free. Textures still pop-in from time to time, unexplained graphical glitches are commonplace and the occasional crash-to-desktop from a loading screen still occur. Enough about that though, most of the negative reviews cover that well enough. The game itself is... decent. The actual shooting portion is engaging, though super easy - you are functionally immortal due to regenerating health AND on-demand medikits. Really?? Add in a cover system and you've got the trifecta. The enemies are pretty cool, and levels are a blast to play through.... the first time. Rage commits a cardinal sin in a game by padding content with maps you play though normally, then return and play through them again either reversed or with sections blocked off. It was unacceptable in Dragon Age 2, and it's unacceptable here. The racing/driving portions are fun enough but controls are odd if you don't play with a gamepad. All in all Rage could have been a much better game without the design shortcuts and if it had actual bug testing before launch. As it stands the game doesn't have enough content (roughly 15 hours if you do all sidequests and run every race) to warrant dropping $60. If you absolutely must play it, wait until the price drops to $20-$30 probably next month. I'm uninstalling as I write this. Expand
  9. Jun 9, 2013
    6
    I actually enjoyed this game, although it is far, very far, from being an excellent one. At best, it's a fun shooter with nice graphics and decent gameplay. At worst, it is a rigid (I'm admittedly biased towards more open-world games now) game that fails to live up to all its great potential with shallow characters and a plot you don't really get truly invested in. The PC port of thisI actually enjoyed this game, although it is far, very far, from being an excellent one. At best, it's a fun shooter with nice graphics and decent gameplay. At worst, it is a rigid (I'm admittedly biased towards more open-world games now) game that fails to live up to all its great potential with shallow characters and a plot you don't really get truly invested in. The PC port of this console-first game is very shoddy and buggy, particularly in the display/graphics texturing side. (unlike some others, I did not have framerate issues) Expand
  10. Aug 21, 2013
    0
    The game is full of bugs and it's poorly optimized for PC. Very bad game and disappointing. There aren't many weapons and the gameplay is very boring...
  11. Feb 17, 2012
    3
    Souless. While in broad strokes the game looks quite pleasing, rage feels like an upscaled mobile phone game. Sometimes making a game simple works, however it only works if you make it original or emotional or inventive. Rage does none of these things. No character has any personality although their asthetics suggest otherwise, the gunplay feels scripted, the enemy ai feels more like anSouless. While in broad strokes the game looks quite pleasing, rage feels like an upscaled mobile phone game. Sometimes making a game simple works, however it only works if you make it original or emotional or inventive. Rage does none of these things. No character has any personality although their asthetics suggest otherwise, the gunplay feels scripted, the enemy ai feels more like an animation routine than ai - The loot is a joke on us. There is no adventure in a world that yells, explore me! And even if you came in simply wanting a plain jane fps of the old days, it still fails to hold up. Shadow warrior, blood, quake 2, you name it, these older first person shooters are more 'involved' than this game. In fact, even duke nukem forever has more to it. The game also runs horribly on pc, uses 90% of 6 cpu's running at 5ghz (making the system requirements... let's see.. 5ghz is about twice that of xbox, so... 10 to 12 times more demanding) and still running into consistent microstutter. Significantly worse than duke nukem forever. And i REALLY hated that game. Expand
  12. Oct 9, 2011
    4
    More bugs than a david attenborough nature documentary, utter stupid multiplayer modes (seriously they make a driving game the focus for multi on a FPS???) then make a 1gb patch a week after release that doesnt even fix most of the issues. The game looks like a piece of crap from 6 years ago even on a high end rig.
  13. Jul 26, 2013
    8
    One night, Fallout 3 had a drink or two at a local bar. There, she met Borderlands. A man with strong potential and people all around the world were interrested in him, just like they were interrested in her! There was a spark between them, and after a few more drinks of which the amount of alcohol could burn straight through the vault of a mob bank, they had some real sexy love making.One night, Fallout 3 had a drink or two at a local bar. There, she met Borderlands. A man with strong potential and people all around the world were interrested in him, just like they were interrested in her! There was a spark between them, and after a few more drinks of which the amount of alcohol could burn straight through the vault of a mob bank, they had some real sexy love making. From that, their baby was born. An unspoken child. "Rage". Although "Rage" may have daddy's eyes and mommy's body, "Rage" makes for an enjoyable and visually gorgeous experience you wouldn't want to miss out on. Expand
  14. Jun 2, 2012
    10
    This is probably best game of the year. Not too much RPG elements but just enough to put some variety in game and provide awesome fun to shooter fans. RPG fans would probably not love Rage that much because it's too much packed with action. Fallout boring is much more recommended, so advice to all RPG fans to keep as far possible.

    There are also 2 bad things in the game. 1) Don't want
    This is probably best game of the year. Not too much RPG elements but just enough to put some variety in game and provide awesome fun to shooter fans. RPG fans would probably not love Rage that much because it's too much packed with action. Fallout boring is much more recommended, so advice to all RPG fans to keep as far possible.

    There are also 2 bad things in the game. 1) Don't want to provide spoilers but ending is really BAD!
    2) In my opinion creators were in some kind of rush with deadlines. While first part of the game is perfect 2nd part looks somehow "unfinished".
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  15. Mar 12, 2013
    4
    Rage is one of this games that could have, should have, been really great. One of those games that not only game with a lot of promise, but started in such a way that you think, "this is gonna be awesome!"...inky to smash those hopes on the rocks a few too many times. The premise: Earth was clobbered by the Apophis asteroid (real rock, look it up for more info). Select survivors (includingRage is one of this games that could have, should have, been really great. One of those games that not only game with a lot of promise, but started in such a way that you think, "this is gonna be awesome!"...inky to smash those hopes on the rocks a few too many times. The premise: Earth was clobbered by the Apophis asteroid (real rock, look it up for more info). Select survivors (including you) were buried in stasis in subterranean "arks," while the majority were left to enjoy a huge asteroid whacking the planet from the front-row seats. Nevertheless, there were survivors on the surface amid the destruction, and this is the world into which you emerge: blasted rubble, hardscrabble existence, and no shortage of conflict. So, great premise. Graphics are unbelievable, particularly the environments, vehicles, and especially the first-person weapon renders. Audio is great (SFX are top-notch). Writing is good (enough), voice acting very good. The crafting system for creating ammunition, tools, and weapons was clever and, amazingly, not tedious. So what went wrong? Well, in a word: id. Yeah, the old warhorse of FPS gaming, id Software (remember Doom? Them.) totally wrecked an otherwise grand game. Short story is that Rage suffers from ego poisoning. It's impossible to play for more than a few minutes before you run into another self-serving self-refence to another id game, be it Doom, Wolfenstein, or whatever. Look, I have no problem with easter-egg appearances. When I saw the space marine bobblehead on a dashboard within the first five minutes of gameplay, I thought "cool dev nod, nice." But after dozens of references, half of which were absolutely ridiculous, I spent more time rolling my eyes and getting mad at id than I did enjoying the game. (Seriously, there was a Doom hell prince as the texture for a COFFEE POT. Someone deserved to be slapped for that.) id's ego was out of control and disproportionally so; Bethesda Softworks snuck in one easter egg, a vaultboy bobblehead from Fallout, which was cool because it actually appeared in the original game, unlike the Doom hell prince which I don't think ever took up residence in small kitchen appliances. That aside, the game felt unfinished. Missions were clever and varied until the end, whereuoon the game took on an attitude of "we ran out of ideas, so here's some leftover 1990's style monster box gameplay and then we're gonna roll credits." Devs, take note, because this is what really screwed up Fallout 2: too many pop culture references. Game worlds, like film, are about suspension of disbelief. Keep bombarding the audiene with references and you blow that. Lose it and the experience suffers and the faults become far apparent. It's worth noting that I bought this game on the faith and belief in Bethesda's commitment to quality; by my experience, they'd never made a dud, and I had no reason to think they were going to start. One $60 mistake later and that trust was vapor. Six out of ten is very generous for this ego hodgepodge blended unevenly with an actual game...too generous. Make it five. Expand
  16. Feb 5, 2013
    10
    Got this game on sale for $10 and i'm am no way regretting it.. I can see and understand why everyone hates this game so much, cause the engine needs alot of giddy-up, even my PC ain't exactly capable of running the game at 100% fine. I like the weaponry collection it has and the gameplay is cool, being out in the middle of nowhere with just some folks and doing missions along the way asGot this game on sale for $10 and i'm am no way regretting it.. I can see and understand why everyone hates this game so much, cause the engine needs alot of giddy-up, even my PC ain't exactly capable of running the game at 100% fine. I like the weaponry collection it has and the gameplay is cool, being out in the middle of nowhere with just some folks and doing missions along the way as you go, you meet more people and earn more money by bidding or doing a race and finishing as first (for an example) the card game called rage frenzy is ok every now and then but I concentrate on the missions. I see collecting books, cards, and bottles and junk to be more of an optional thing but I have come across 30 cards so far and i am in the 3rd town.. The three missions towards the end of the second town was the best so far IMO, I love killing the convoy more than the raiders sometimes cause I have a feeling some are overpowered but then again KEEP IN MIND it counts where exactly you hit the enemy, not how many times you shoot the enemy. The machine gun on the vehicle is a real huge help (has auto aiming) and when you break down you can call for help or just drive back to nearest town and repair it for a nice cheap price. I like how the GFX look, at first I thought it was kinda dumb but now I think its more of a fun way of driving it towards realistic but sometimes when I walk into new areas the ground, walls, items, aumo, etc. look fuzzy or really super blurry, I walked into this one building and got up to the next floor and everything was blur, it got stuck like this for about a half a minute but i was still able to walk around just fine without any lag, however there are times when I turn my head and my screen just freezes for a quick second or so. When going to the missions, you will sometimes use the same route over and over, this can get kind of boring and killing the same raiders you just killed in a previous mission but its all the fun in the game but could still use a different approach every other time. This game kind of makes me think of Metro 2033, the way the gameplay is, there both a apocalyptic game and both have limits like you can't go through certain holes or jump on top of walls or such, there both small games and both are FPS.. However I'm no way saying the games are the same cause they most certainly are not the same, they differ in so many ways. I'm gonna have to give this game a 10 Expand
  17. Nov 18, 2013
    6
    Wasted, huge potential. Let me start off with the techincal side of Rage. After all this time this game still has big graphical problems. The textures are not loaded in half the time. Sometimes you just feel like you were playing Minecraft. =============GRAPHICS are overall mediocra, very uneven. The actor models are sharp, living and convincing while the world textures are very similarWasted, huge potential. Let me start off with the techincal side of Rage. After all this time this game still has big graphical problems. The textures are not loaded in half the time. Sometimes you just feel like you were playing Minecraft. =============GRAPHICS are overall mediocra, very uneven. The actor models are sharp, living and convincing while the world textures are very similar to Half Life 2 quality. This game was meant to be a revolution whereas ended up as regresing the genre in few aspects. The objects in locations are simple bitmaps so you feel like you`re in a movie studio or a theater. In summary, graphics never let the player get immersed and forget that he`s just playing a game.=================GAMEPLAY is also painfully mediocre. The player has an inventory of guns and some objects. He can craft some items that really do not make a difference and just stay in the inv. most of the time. There is no progression system, the guns upgrade system is limited to 2 most basic upgrades. You cannot loot fallen enemies from their armament and armor. The guns are fun and interesting while the melee combat is drab and unresponsive. At one point you stop and think there is really no point to keep playing. The quickuse feature does only so much to complicate combat instead of smoothing it out. There is no automatic leaning out of cover, you can`t turn the crosshair off. Besides shooting there`s really no more you can do. Even the relatively clever AI doesn`t manage to change the routine here. Maybe the car races deserve to get a mention but they get boring fast it is obvious that this is unfinished. ================STORY, generally would have been a hit if they got more time to build it. The schematic part goes like this you enter a town, buy some supplies and go do a main quest. Then you renturn, get paid, buckle up with resources and go back to the same 2-3 locations to do the same which is shooting people/mutants. It is really too bad, because some of the locations show great creative work that make you go "uh, oh!", then 3 minutes later you are hiding behind a couch in a room that is a jpg in 80%. There is no interactivity with objects. Rage actually started getting interesting at the very last level that showed both some graphical prowess and very satisfying gunplay. And then SNAP! it ended with a 40sec cutscene.
    =========VERDICT overall this game shows some signs of a very ambitious project that ended up being a very generic basic and schematical FPS that fooled lots of people into buying based on false marketing campaign.
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  18. Oct 28, 2011
    6
    Disappointed by its lack of real depth, but still entertained by its mechanics. Good combat, driving, animation, audio. A good all over polish, but lacking any sense of a real open world. Lacking a compelling story, which is usually my main concern in a good game. Some of the graphics look fantastic, but a lot of the close up texturing just looks like crap. Compared to games like MetroDisappointed by its lack of real depth, but still entertained by its mechanics. Good combat, driving, animation, audio. A good all over polish, but lacking any sense of a real open world. Lacking a compelling story, which is usually my main concern in a good game. Some of the graphics look fantastic, but a lot of the close up texturing just looks like crap. Compared to games like Metro 2033, The Witcher 2, or the original Crysis, this game just doesn't live up to its hype. I would definitely recommend renting it and blasting through it for a couple days, but do not, I repeat do not spend 60 dollars on it. Maybe 30 dollars, but not worth 60 at all, not even close. Save your money for Batman Arkham City, or Elder Scrolls Skyrim, or the up and coming Assasin's Creed. Expand
  19. Dec 20, 2011
    7
    Ups and downs, ups and downs. Top-notch gunplay, with some better than average AI, great weaponry and level-design. Great graphics, I think I had the right drivers or something as I didn't experience any noticable performance issues, but they weren't as awe-inspiring as I thought they were gonna be. My personal biggest issue with Rage, is that there just isn't enough in the shootingUps and downs, ups and downs. Top-notch gunplay, with some better than average AI, great weaponry and level-design. Great graphics, I think I had the right drivers or something as I didn't experience any noticable performance issues, but they weren't as awe-inspiring as I thought they were gonna be. My personal biggest issue with Rage, is that there just isn't enough in the shooting department to make it anywhere near a match for something like Crysis2. There were never any situations where I had a vast army of baddies to deal with, or large-scale environments where you had freedom of choice to manoeuver. It was kind of like - go down pretty tunnel, shoot bad guy then next bad guy, move further along. That being said, there were some really atmospheric and tense moments, and plenty of places where you felt you were getting AAA-action for your buck. The driving element added something to the game, but there wasn't really any open world to go an explore. Having the baddies respawn in the same places even after they had been killed, was a bit annoying. Would have been better if they had some AI like in Left for Dead where there random things would happen. Still, I am giving Rage a 7. Definitely it lost a point for the terrible final level-mission, a point for repetitiveness and lack of scope. But I don't regrey buying and playing the game - I just don't see myself playing it again. Expand
  20. Oct 6, 2011
    6
    outside alot of texture poppins I've had no technical difficultys, not that I think hardware should factor into a game review like so many others apparently do.
    The game looks, sounds and feels amazing if a little narrow and linear the real problem with rage and what will stop it from becoming great is that it's action shooter half is to shallow to stand on it's own and it's rpg elements
    outside alot of texture poppins I've had no technical difficultys, not that I think hardware should factor into a game review like so many others apparently do.
    The game looks, sounds and feels amazing if a little narrow and linear the real problem with rage and what will stop it from becoming great is that it's action shooter half is to shallow to stand on it's own and it's rpg elements the same. what this ends up making is an "alright" game. I feel had they opened up the world thrown in a leveling system and another such system for crafting they would have had a masterpiece. As it stands it's on the good side of average.
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  21. Sep 29, 2013
    7
    Not bad. It's a great step from the dark Doom 3; now you can actually see the textures. The story is a bit dull. Travelling back and forth sometimes tedious. I love the weapon selection and the ammo types, but constructing items takes too much time, without apparent reason, as the game is paused; you can construct mid fight?! I hated the rally type races; apparently, the AI had way betterNot bad. It's a great step from the dark Doom 3; now you can actually see the textures. The story is a bit dull. Travelling back and forth sometimes tedious. I love the weapon selection and the ammo types, but constructing items takes too much time, without apparent reason, as the game is paused; you can construct mid fight?! I hated the rally type races; apparently, the AI had way better control over his cars than me. Sprinting time is too short and the money limit is annoying: anything over $9999 is lost, but of course, if you purchase something then, it decreases. The permanently missable cards are another problem, even though most areas can be visited twice. Expand
  22. Nov 17, 2012
    7
    The game play and ambiance of the game is pretty good. The character models are great but the textures are terrible for high end gaming rigs. The voice over and sound fx are outstanding and sound great with a decent sound card. For high end machines just google rageconfig.cfg to get the best quality out of this game. The game is only about 10hrs long.
  23. Oct 11, 2011
    1
    Dear lord in heaven and earth, bethesda softworks has utterly rushed the port to PC and more the half the time you'll be facing with constant texture pop-ins, frame drops and crashes. My friend let me borrow this game because he wanted me to feel the torture of playing this game.
    In all honestly I rented this game for my xbox and trust me, BUT THIS GAME FOR THE CONSOLE NEVER FOR THE PC.
  24. Dec 19, 2011
    7
    Excellent graphics and good weapons choices are strong points in this game. Story line is a bit routine, however. The game also has too many racing challenges for my taste, but lots of shooting scenes. Ths game did have a few bugs that were annoying, but didn't ruin my playing. Generally, I would recommend the game, but the cost is too high for what you get. I suggest waiting untilExcellent graphics and good weapons choices are strong points in this game. Story line is a bit routine, however. The game also has too many racing challenges for my taste, but lots of shooting scenes. Ths game did have a few bugs that were annoying, but didn't ruin my playing. Generally, I would recommend the game, but the cost is too high for what you get. I suggest waiting until the price drops before getting Rage. Expand
  25. Aug 31, 2012
    10
    Despite technical issues and horrendously ugly textures, Rage is an exceptionally fun game that expertly merges precise combat, wasteland exploration, questing, and mini-games into a compelling package. **** The perfectly paced levels are full of interesting sights and clever enemies. The rock-solid shooting mechanics and diverse weaponry delivers satisfaction kill after kill. The loot,Despite technical issues and horrendously ugly textures, Rage is an exceptionally fun game that expertly merges precise combat, wasteland exploration, questing, and mini-games into a compelling package. **** The perfectly paced levels are full of interesting sights and clever enemies. The rock-solid shooting mechanics and diverse weaponry delivers satisfaction kill after kill. The loot, bartering, and crafting systems are easy to use and greatly reward enterprising players. **** The characters, who are detailed and expertly animated, deliver a sense of believability as they speak their minds and further the story. The wasteland ties everything together, letting you explore and progress at your own tempo. **** To sum it up, Rage offers a purebred FPS experience that maintains the classic id-shooter feel while perfectly mixing in modern conventions. It is an outstanding game and an exemplar of the genre. It gets a 9/10 but since all the fools gave it a 0, I give it a 10/10. Expand
  26. Oct 8, 2011
    0
    The game works well, all maxed out 60fps, etc, but the textures looks ugly as hell and its all buggy. This feels like an unfinished product. An insult to those of us who been waiting 5 years.
    ID Tech 5 is absolutely horrible, even Doom 3 looks better than this.

    Please stay away from this horrible abomination, don't make the same mistake i did. Save your $60 bucks and spend it in some other game.
  27. Dec 28, 2011
    9
    I was enraged with this game at the beginning: buggy graphics, linear plot and gameplay, repetitive levels. But more I played, more I enjoyed it. RAGE has an atmosphere that was always an essential part of id software's games: mesmerizing, captivating.
  28. Mar 15, 2014
    8
    This game had a bad launch and was practically buried in bad reviews when it came out. This is unfortunate now, because Rage is actually a brilliant, though flawed game, that very nearly rises to the level of the two games it most closely emulates: Fallout 3 and Borderlands. In a comparison of the three games Rage comes in as the third place contender for post-apocalyptic fun. WHY? WellThis game had a bad launch and was practically buried in bad reviews when it came out. This is unfortunate now, because Rage is actually a brilliant, though flawed game, that very nearly rises to the level of the two games it most closely emulates: Fallout 3 and Borderlands. In a comparison of the three games Rage comes in as the third place contender for post-apocalyptic fun. WHY? Well three reasons really. (1) The explorable 'world' of Rage is too small. (2) The role playing elements of the game (leveling up, gaining skill increases and perks) don't exist. (3) The scenario and writing is too generic and lack-luster. This is slightly sad as the environmental art, level design and combat AI in this game are really great. Id Software got a lot of the elements right. However without exploration, an exciting plot or character building to motivate players the player base quickly declined and the game was forgotten. Id should have looked deeper at what motivates gamers to play games. A bigger world. A better story. More sense of forging your own identity with your character (aka role playing). Buy this game on sale and enjoy its overall excellence. For achievement hunters good luck getting four of a kind playing poker! The mini-games in Rage are TERRIBLY boring for poor suffering completionists.

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  29. Nov 9, 2011
    2
    Looks like a corridor shooter rip-off version of Borderlands. I guess some pioneer genius at "id" thought of making their own version of Borderlands. But, unlike Borderlands... this game is terrible.
  30. Oct 23, 2011
    1
    Carmack should stop making games, pure and simple. He's had a good start with Doom and subsequently the Quake series (up until the 4th installment) but since the Daikatana debacle he's yet to offer something new and different. It's the same old **** packed in ever so slightly different wrapping. I get it, he was a "prodigy" back in the day. Not anymore John. Now you're just old. And youCarmack should stop making games, pure and simple. He's had a good start with Doom and subsequently the Quake series (up until the 4th installment) but since the Daikatana debacle he's yet to offer something new and different. It's the same old **** packed in ever so slightly different wrapping. I get it, he was a "prodigy" back in the day. Not anymore John. Now you're just old. And you have serious problems with narcissism. Get help John.

    Note that this is a review of the gameplay, not of the graphics. Personally i've had no crashes no artifacts or anything else that would hinder my progress in any way, so i won't bother with that. I'm all for giving games a second, hell even a third chance when it comes to development. That's the age we live in, everything is for the money, they don't care if the product is ****ty as long as some idiot will pay for it. The design itself should be familiar. It's basically an etch-a-sketch of game mechanisms. You got a little Borderlands (almost everything, sans the RPG and the FUN part), some Burnout, a touch of Guitar Hero, some Yu-Gi-Oh type of card game, and everything else so blatantly plagiarised that i haven't yet seen. I get Carmack is a household name, but what the hell goes on on a man's mind when he just goes ripping off everything he's liked in a game, slaps an ID logo and calls it a day. I got a very decent 40-60fps with an installed update and a bunch of tweaks i don't care to mention. It was very playable. Or it would have been if it wasn't so damn tedious. Everything but the driving is so monotonously boring and repetitive it's mind-numbing. And the "sandbox" feature they boastfully announced? Just a box. There's no map to prove i'm right, but believe me, it's true. The features that John has had experience with, like the FPS gameplay are done well enough. The driving can be fun, but considering that there are bandits roaming the so called "open space" it leaves much to be desired. The character design is nice and well rendered. The boss fights (yes, i said boss fights) are scripted and oh so boring. It seems to me that John's overflowing narcissistic thoughts have made the bossfights just an interactive way for people to see his designs. This is just another of his vanity projects and a very bad one at that. It's not a total wreck, but considering the funds, it's definitely a bad experience. Maybe next time, when people hear the words "Innovative gameplay" and "John Carmack" in the same sentence, they will be inclined to turn towards the next best thing instead of spending 60+ dollars on a picture show.
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  31. Aug 26, 2014
    7
    This game is kind of a mixed bag. It is a nice first person experience but kind of a jack of all traits - but master of none. It is not the fast paced, mindless action shooter that a game like Quake 2 is. It is not a semi action adventure ( or whatever it is called ) like Borderlands with character progression and looting.

    It is not an adventure or so - it is a mix of all - and whatever
    This game is kind of a mixed bag. It is a nice first person experience but kind of a jack of all traits - but master of none. It is not the fast paced, mindless action shooter that a game like Quake 2 is. It is not a semi action adventure ( or whatever it is called ) like Borderlands with character progression and looting.

    It is not an adventure or so - it is a mix of all - and whatever genre you like - you ll experience shortcomings.

    The open world is an illusion, the levels are claustrophobic at times. It feels like a chain of arenas, connected by narrow tunnels. The enemy AI is surprisingly poor - and can only really benefit from restricting the player to those very small arenas, because if the player was allowed to use the enviroment like it is possible in games like Fallout 3 or Borderlands 2 ... even the big bosses would fail misrably.

    the AI ( at least so far ) does not allow any other playstyle but to charge into the battle, guns blazing. ( crouching and using a silenced weapon to kill enemies one by one does not work, because the AI kind of cheats to find you - and then rushes you anyway.

    the wasteland driving sections are ... well... alright, but become kind of a chore. - but they are not worse than other driving sections in other open world games ( actually, the only game i can compare it to is borderlands - and compared to that - it is actually very good )

    the graphics are also a mixed bag. - as far as i remember, the game uses a somewhat innovative technique ( megatextures? - cannot really remember ) - meaning that we are not graced too much with repeating UV textures especially in the overworld - and the world does look very good indeed. - at least in terms of a desolate desert wasteland - it is probably the most beautiful depiction in any 3d game i have seen so far. - amazing skybox and very good sand and stone texture. The building textures are not as good though - and the detail ( mesh ) of the world is also a bit low resolute.

    what annoyed me the very most are the invisible walls. - i simply HATE it when my character cannot seem to jump over a knee-high boulder, a fence or walk through a bush of tall grass?!

    maybe i am spoiled by real open world games - but i noticed it very much in that game.

    UI and gameplay is alright, not brilliant, but ok

    resumé:

    the game tries hard to please as many players as possible by being something it is not, an open world, action adventure rpg. - it is not even a true action shooter. - it is fun though - and i would compare it to borderlands 1 in terms of "good ideas and execution"
    it does suffer from technical problems ( tearing, texture pop ins etc. ) - but all in all it is worth a budget price.
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  32. Dec 3, 2011
    0
    When you fire this game up on your high end system you will scream out "console port" from the sheer looks and controls of it, everything feels unresponsive and slow. I would not recommend any other sane person to buy this. John Carmack you failed me, maybe I will buy another game from your company if DOOM4 turns out well. Fail!
  33. Oct 5, 2011
    1
    This game is **** Not only it looks better on consoles, ID and Bethesda only added an option to the game for anti-aliasing and no other graphical options, the key binding is TROLLING me.
    So far I have gotten into the game is after the intro. After that, I get HUGE lag spikes in the game that happen every second or so which make it 100% impossible for me to play. Unless you enjoy walking 10
    This game is **** Not only it looks better on consoles, ID and Bethesda only added an option to the game for anti-aliasing and no other graphical options, the key binding is TROLLING me.
    So far I have gotten into the game is after the intro. After that, I get HUGE lag spikes in the game that happen every second or so which make it 100% impossible for me to play. Unless you enjoy walking 10 meters in 10 minutes. With loads of lag.
    So basically I wasted 60 dollars and couldn't even finish the first level of the game. Way to go id. I will clap for you all the way to hell.
    The only reason why I'm giving this game a 1/10 instead of a 0/10 is because of the mediocre enough intro movie that didn't suck as much as the game.
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  34. Apr 21, 2013
    7
    the game is overall really good. its just to bad that the game is so buggy and has some much technical issues. texture popping happens a lot. the texture popping is really bad and really takes you out of the experience. aside of the bugs, this game is really good. though the story is kinda boring, the gameplay is really awesome. the sound design in this game is really impressive, and thethe game is overall really good. its just to bad that the game is so buggy and has some much technical issues. texture popping happens a lot. the texture popping is really bad and really takes you out of the experience. aside of the bugs, this game is really good. though the story is kinda boring, the gameplay is really awesome. the sound design in this game is really impressive, and the guns feel great. the enemy AI is outstanding, doing a really good job of giving you a challenge.
    its to bad that the thechnical are so big, and that the story is lame for the most part, but exept these ussues this game is great.
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  35. sft
    Jun 3, 2013
    7
    Just a bit miffed, I’d say

    There’s a great game in here somewhere, struggling to get out. Unfortunately it never quite succeeds. RAGE was hyped up enormously prior to its launch and I was one of those gamers who looked forward to getting around to playing it. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the game but I was always aware that it could have been so much better. The story is standard
    Just a bit miffed, I’d say

    There’s a great game in here somewhere, struggling to get out. Unfortunately it never quite succeeds. RAGE was hyped up enormously prior to its launch and I was one of those gamers who looked forward to getting around to playing it. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the game but I was always aware that it could have been so much better. The story is standard post-apocalyptic fare and, more notably, the script lacks humour. The gameplay and combat, while good at times, are never outstanding. It tries to create the illusion of open-world play but in fact it’s pretty much a corridor shooter with defined routes and little opportunity to explore. The graphics are also deceptive: the landscapes look good from a distance but close-up the textures are disappointing. It should be noted, however, that the background music is quite impressive. There are echoes of both Borderlands and Fallout 3 here, but RAGE is a subpar game when compared to either. It’s a shame that the people who brought us the excellent Doom series failed, on this occasion, to match their earlier success. I’ve no doubt, however, that they will regain their form in the future.
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  36. Jul 24, 2012
    1
    A low point in Id's existence. On a technical level, the horribly distracting texture problem can be somewhat forgiven as the engine's ambition was perhaps far greater than the average system can handle today. Fine. What's not forgivable is the horrible design. This is no example of "old school" gameplay, this just plain sucks, it's boring, and there's no payoff. If you see it onA low point in Id's existence. On a technical level, the horribly distracting texture problem can be somewhat forgiven as the engine's ambition was perhaps far greater than the average system can handle today. Fine. What's not forgivable is the horrible design. This is no example of "old school" gameplay, this just plain sucks, it's boring, and there's no payoff. If you see it on Steam for 10 bucks, go find another game. Id should be PAYING people to play this, not the other way around. It even fails as a tech demo since the engine won't be licensed out. So, then, what's the point of making this game? Expand
  37. Mar 4, 2012
    10
    RAGE (Steam PC) Released 2011 Oct (Id / Bethesda) Played 2012 Feb
    Genre: Action and Adventure with racing minigames,
    Overall Score 9.5, Controls 10, Graphics 9, Story 10, Audio 10, DRM Steam only - thank goodness there is no GamesForWindowsLive on this title. I really enjoyed this game; slick and fast first person action, this game pulls you along with story and missions to keep you
    RAGE (Steam PC) Released 2011 Oct (Id / Bethesda) Played 2012 Feb
    Genre: Action and Adventure with racing minigames,
    Overall Score 9.5,
    Controls 10,
    Graphics 9,
    Story 10,
    Audio 10,
    DRM Steam only - thank goodness there is no GamesForWindowsLive on this title.

    I really enjoyed this game; slick and fast first person action, this game pulls you along with story and missions to keep you hooked. [Story] A meteor has hit the earth and killed off the humans. You are a survivor thanks to having been dormant in a protected Ark. You emerge from the Ark to find a modern day wild west with The Authority trying to dominate, colonies of survivors, bandits, mutants, cool looking clothes and tattoos ! Comparisons to Borderlands will be inevitable but they are different games - both great. Commerce and construction of in-game items is straight forward, essential and fun - do not miss out - build as many robots as you can and use them when you are outnumbered in the game. This game hits the FPS sweet spot, after 45 hours of game play I really wish there had been more side missions. I am hoping for DLC : )

    [Challenges] There is a main story has missions and in each colony there are side missions to accomplish; racing missions to upgrade your car, commando missions to clean out infested mutant tunnels, item missions to build or acquire special items, snipping missions to defend transactions. On normal difficulty I was able to accomplish 90% of the missions the first time through without a reload - I am OK with that; if you are an FPS dog then turn it up a notch! In FPS sections, the game space and environment is big enough with lots of room for flanking, covering, sniping, run and gun; all the usual elements that we have come to love in FPS. Weapons are awesome - especially the Revolver - quite apropos - construct all items and try them all out. Also, the AI is quite good so get your caffeine; I especially enjoyed the AI behaviour depending on damaged limb and physics of the moment - hilarious ! The end story is weak and kind on makes you feel like Halo2 - suddenly it is over....The physics and the control of the fully upgraded dune buggy in one of the bumpier maps made one minigame race very very very hard, it took me 30 races to take first place, compared to 1-4 for all others!

    [Audience and Skill level] All skills levels will like this Game Smoothie - a juicy blend of Quake4, Borderlands and Fallout 3 in a beautifully painted landscape tall glass ! Run down to the Steam diner and pick it up now !

    [MyPC] i7-2600K 3.4GHz / ASUS Z68 ProGen3 / 8Gig RAM / Radeon 6870 / 1920x1200 / W7 PRO SP1 [Controls] I played with a keyboard and trackball. Keys are easy to remap and show up in the on-screen instructions. Sweet. Controls are tight Tight TIGHT; switching weapons quickly and using the perfect combination as you run and gun is always great fun. This was FPS heaven.
    [Graphics] The game world is simply beautiful, but you will need to use a custom configuration file to make this game playable; find it on the Steam Forum by FusedCore {thanks guy}, it will take you ONLY 10 mins. It amazes me that Id released a game crippled by poor video configurations - but this is a solved issue now. The game never hiccuped after the custom config file: I used the Hi-End config. [Sound] I always play with headphones; voice acting is professional, 3D sound is great, SFX bang on, the music is surprisingly serious and ominous - next time lighten up guys ; )


    [Replay+AlternativeModes] This game has a bunch of co-op only levels {Legend} and multiplayer; I should probably check these out.

    [Children] Adults only, no if ands or buts.

    [MyFavoriteGames] [PC Win7] Rage[PC XP] DeuxExHumanRevolution & TheMissingLink, DeadSpace 1&2, Fallout3, FalloutNewVegas, HalfLife 1&2, Bordelands, BatmanArkumAsylum, AssassinsCreed 1, Magicka, RedFaction, Portal 1&2, FromDust, MrRobot, Sam&MaxSeasons1&2, CulpaInnata, TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland, DreamfallTheLongestJourney, Syberia1&2, CrayonPhysicsDeluxe, DefenseGridTheAwakening, PlantsVsZombies, Prototype, Bioshock1&2, UnrealTournament3, Quake4, [360] AfroSamurai, BrutalLegends [XBOX] HALO, KOTOR1&2, Crackdown, ArmedAndDangerous, AggressiveInline, BeyondGoodAndEvil, DeadOrAlive1&2&3 ExtremeBeachVolleyball, Psychonauts [AppleG4] DeusExMachina, ReturnToZork, Suspended, UnrealTournament, TombRaiderSeries, Suspended [MyUnhappyGames] WorldOfWarcraft {boring} [Born] 1964
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  38. Oct 15, 2011
    2
    One thing is for certain, they picked a very fitting title for this game due to it being endlessly frustrating to play let alone trying to get the game itself working. The game itself is nothing new or amazing. The gun mechanics are extremely generic and your weapon arsenal is your everyday shotgun and assault rife with a couple of ammo types that for the most part are useless. The racingOne thing is for certain, they picked a very fitting title for this game due to it being endlessly frustrating to play let alone trying to get the game itself working. The game itself is nothing new or amazing. The gun mechanics are extremely generic and your weapon arsenal is your everyday shotgun and assault rife with a couple of ammo types that for the most part are useless. The racing concept is fun, but very repetitive and not elaborated enough on to fully enjoy. What seriously hits this game hard though is the story, it's a complete joke. The story pacing rate is non-existent, there are no likable characters and the theme is just so bland and boring at best. Technically speaking this game is a nightmare-- horrible looking graphics, texture drawing issues, no graphical settings to be adjusted and a FOV that gives you a headache from just looking at the screen, releasing a game like this is just wrong and is criminal in my book and is false advertising at it's finest. If your going to even bother playing this game just torrent it, it's not worth a cent. Expand
  39. Oct 9, 2011
    2
    Yes well totally dissapointing. Graphically yes it looks nice, in some instances but the physics, game play, story line, AI and overall feel of the game just misses by a mile.

    All you have to say is Borderlands with better graphics however missing every aspect of borderlands that made it a good game.

    I would say nice try FAIl, but really its just a screaming FAILURE all road.
  40. Sep 19, 2013
    9
    Your enjoyment depends on what you expect. If you expect a game that is Skyrim, Doom and Fallout all in one, then you will be disappointed. But if you expect a good shooter, variable enemies and enviroments with some more space to walk and more RPG like story then you will be happy. The only bad thing is tons of bugs at launch of the game (currently in 2013 all problems are fixed) and weakYour enjoyment depends on what you expect. If you expect a game that is Skyrim, Doom and Fallout all in one, then you will be disappointed. But if you expect a good shooter, variable enemies and enviroments with some more space to walk and more RPG like story then you will be happy. The only bad thing is tons of bugs at launch of the game (currently in 2013 all problems are fixed) and weak ending. Also I didnt like that main character has Gordon Freemans syndrome. But overally if you dont expect too much you will love this game. Expand
  41. Jun 4, 2012
    8
    I'm going to preface this review by saying that I absolutely HATED Doom 3, and thought Quake 4 was insanely boring. I am no id fanboy. I laughed at how virulently people railed against this game when it came out and thought "Yeah you tell 'em, fans! Developers can't get away with this trash any more!" Then I actually played it. I picked it up on sale for $5 or something ridiculous, andI'm going to preface this review by saying that I absolutely HATED Doom 3, and thought Quake 4 was insanely boring. I am no id fanboy. I laughed at how virulently people railed against this game when it came out and thought "Yeah you tell 'em, fans! Developers can't get away with this trash any more!" Then I actually played it. I picked it up on sale for $5 or something ridiculous, and once I fired it up, I was fairly well blown away. This game will invariably be compared to Borderlands, but they're not even close to the same type of game. Borderlands is an open-world, sanbox-shooter. Rage is a much more linear, story-driven shooter. Granted the story is sort of lame, but that's the genre Rage fits in. The graphics are absolutely gorgeous. Sure, zoomed in all the way on certain textures makes it look ugly, but the scenery and level design are absolutely top-notch, and there were quite a few times in the game where I paused to simply admire the view. I like it when that much love goes into designing the environments. The character models are EXTREMELY well-done as well, and their animations are amazing. The characters have pores, individual chest-hairs, skin blemishes, and you can see their irises (they even make minute little movements when they're looking at you, just like a real person does). The game is very well optimized, too. My laptop has a 2.2GHz C2D processor with a 1GB mobile 9800GTS, and it ran absolutely fine for the entire game. I had most of the graphics options (of which there are not very many) turned down, but it still looked awesome (and ran way better than games like Dungeon Siege 3). If the game weren't almost 25GB, I'd be inclined to download it again on my new gaming desktop and try it out with the options maxed. Anyway, a lot of the praise I've heard of this game is aimed at the racing portion of the game, but I thought the driving aspect was rather annoying. Thankfully there are only a few required races in the story, and they are INSANELY easy. Seriously, when I was racing the "best racer in town," I was ahead of him by an entire half-lap at the end of our 3 lap race. Speaking of which, this whole game is rather easy. I played it on Normal, but am now wishing I played it on hard. I had to use the defibrillator thing exactly 1 time outside of the little training thing. I have a feeling the higher difficulties would be annoying though, since the game will throw wave after wave after wave of the little weak grunt guys at you. I'm not sure if the designers thought that would make it challenging, or were merely trying to make you waste ammo. There were a few parts in the game where I shouted at my screen "Alright! ENOUGH with the stupid little guys!" One last thing, the guns look/behave amazingly. The shotgun model is one of the coolest-looking guns I have ever seen in a video game, and thankfully (unlike other id games) when you pull the trigger, the guns go BOOM! No more of that stupid toy sound like Doom 3 had. This is a game you will want to crank up the video and sound. The ending is abrupt and rather anti-climactic, but you know it's coming. It's not like Halo 2, where there was just suddenly not a next level. Speaking of endings, this review's ending will be right after this period. Expand
  42. Oct 15, 2011
    0
    This game should serve as a reminder to all of those who foolishly pre-order or purchase games before viewing the reviews and ending up disappointed in the final product.
  43. May 10, 2012
    7
    OK so it's a lot like Borderlands. Yes, that may be true but what it doesn't share with Borderlands are the boring, repetitive missions, redundant and overly diverse weapons and lack of fun. Rage is a fun adventure FPS with driving elements that are reminiscent of Carmageddon and the Twisted Metal series. Rage succeeds in creating a credible environment with interesting charactersOK so it's a lot like Borderlands. Yes, that may be true but what it doesn't share with Borderlands are the boring, repetitive missions, redundant and overly diverse weapons and lack of fun. Rage is a fun adventure FPS with driving elements that are reminiscent of Carmageddon and the Twisted Metal series. Rage succeeds in creating a credible environment with interesting characters (great voice-over work although your character doesn't speak) and an engaging storyline. Everything looks beautiful and runs smoothly. The store system is very simple and is great for the engineering aspect of the game. It does lacks any real upgrading abilities though in terms of the weapons. The biggest problems with the game are that it is too short and most missions are similar. The racing circuit is very easy aside from the latter races that can be a bit challenging but there isn't many of them in general. There were far too many closed doors and the enemies would regenerate right after the areas had been visited. The ending was WAY too easy especially with the BFG. I had no issues with full video settings. I did have some sound issues at times though. It's not a perfect game but it is a fun one with some great visuals and story. The gameplay is challenging and exciting. Overall it needed a bit more. Also, I have absolutely no idea why this game is called "Rage" when there is no actual raging. Weird. Expand
  44. Apr 5, 2012
    5
    Rage is, to say the least, a disappointing game. From what we've come to expect from iD this game is horrible when it comes to the quality we're used to. That being said Rage isn't a terrible game, merely a mediocre one. It's fun enough to play through if you bought it on sale but certainly not a full price game. Can't say I dig the new engine and their use of "streaming" textures orRage is, to say the least, a disappointing game. From what we've come to expect from iD this game is horrible when it comes to the quality we're used to. That being said Rage isn't a terrible game, merely a mediocre one. It's fun enough to play through if you bought it on sale but certainly not a full price game. Can't say I dig the new engine and their use of "streaming" textures or whatever it is. Still, I had fun shooting up stuff in the game and driving is pretty ok. Nothing horribly wrong with this game, but nothing to brag about either. Expand
  45. Aug 15, 2012
    7
    It saddens me to say that id has fallen off the throne as the FPS king. Rage felt like a hodge-podge mix of multiple games, such as racing, adventure/RPG, casual and shooter. With the exception of shooter, the other types of games were below average and felt like tedious wastes of time once the novelty has worn off. It's quite unfortunate, since the FPS aspects were absolutelyIt saddens me to say that id has fallen off the throne as the FPS king. Rage felt like a hodge-podge mix of multiple games, such as racing, adventure/RPG, casual and shooter. With the exception of shooter, the other types of games were below average and felt like tedious wastes of time once the novelty has worn off. It's quite unfortunate, since the FPS aspects were absolutely fantastic! A plethora of weapons and utilities, amazing animations and visceral combat easily made the FPS portion of Rage a must-play for FPS fans. While I was sorely disappointed by this anticipated release, I definitely recommend you grab it in a sale. Expand
  46. Oct 4, 2011
    0
    As someone who WAS a loyal ID fan I am officially done with this company. The fact that they released this game in this condition is appalling. Most, if not the majority reviewers (check forums its not a localized event) have machines that are meeting or surpassing the required specs, and yet this game is completely unplayable in most respects and shows overall how ID has left pc gamersAs someone who WAS a loyal ID fan I am officially done with this company. The fact that they released this game in this condition is appalling. Most, if not the majority reviewers (check forums its not a localized event) have machines that are meeting or surpassing the required specs, and yet this game is completely unplayable in most respects and shows overall how ID has left pc gamers out to dry. Carmack has officially lost all respect in the pc community with statements like "well be sure to update your drivers and that should solve most problems"...lmao.... really John?...

    If not for the screen tearing, textures failing to load, models popping on the screen for no apparent reason, flashing everything, and low fps, this may have been an awesome game, but looks like the 2 homeless guys and the chimp that they hired to port it from console to pc, may not have done the best job.

    DO NOT BUY THIS GAME!
    (or at least not until it has been completely overhauled with massive patching to even begin fixing the massive gamebreaking bugs this game has.)

    ID tech 5.....more like Crap tech 5
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  47. Nov 2, 2011
    3
    its an average game, i expected much more when i first played it. the character models and the animations look very good and detailed, also the environment in most cases.
    BUT,
    during the more and more boring missions the look of the game gets less amazing many things look numb and like they are missing some textures. the voice acting of the characters is good, the sounds of the guns okay.
    its an average game, i expected much more when i first played it. the character models and the animations look very good and detailed, also the environment in most cases.
    BUT,
    during the more and more boring missions the look of the game gets less amazing
    many things look numb and like they are missing some textures.

    the voice acting of the characters is good, the sounds of the guns okay. the music matching to the moment but not award-worthy.

    while playing you feel like the programmers lost fun on their job after the first 30%
    its too short, too simple.

    in some situations it reminds me on borderlands, but borderlands is a game that i could play again, i dont feel like playing rage again after i once completed it.

    the multiplayer mode is not to mention, just plain dull racing.

    wait until its on sale for 20â
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  48. Oct 4, 2011
    0
    Extremely Disapointing. Story line is Dull, Graphics are very poor, and VERY brown, with a hint of dark brown to change it up. Gameplay is rather dull, offers nothing new, or innovative. Texture pop in awful on my i7 2500k Nvidia 560TI 1GB. Low Frame rates, long loading times, ZERO graphics options, unable to turn on V-SYNC so the tearing is bad. gunplay is well.. shockingly badExtremely Disapointing. Story line is Dull, Graphics are very poor, and VERY brown, with a hint of dark brown to change it up. Gameplay is rather dull, offers nothing new, or innovative. Texture pop in awful on my i7 2500k Nvidia 560TI 1GB. Low Frame rates, long loading times, ZERO graphics options, unable to turn on V-SYNC so the tearing is bad. gunplay is well.. shockingly bad considering who made this, the guns dont have any UMPH and seem poor when you hear the noises.

    By far the most disapointing game i have played this year. What the heck happened to you ID?
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  49. Oct 6, 2011
    2
    Are you fecking kidding me.. the whole DLC for New Vegas being a nightmare.. Brink sucking now this pos.. AND i am running a GTX275 core i7 920 , 6 Gigs RAM.. so its not ATI its another **** game from Bethesda whatever changes Bethesda made they better hurry the hell up and change them back because thier rep is in the toilet. This game blows.. Borderlands is better than this.Are you fecking kidding me.. the whole DLC for New Vegas being a nightmare.. Brink sucking now this pos.. AND i am running a GTX275 core i7 920 , 6 Gigs RAM.. so its not ATI its another **** game from Bethesda whatever changes Bethesda made they better hurry the hell up and change them back because thier rep is in the toilet. This game blows.. Borderlands is better than this. graphical glitch galore.. buggy and you cant even walk off the main area.. its linear as all hell. thanks Bethesda you #$%^&*(!!! Expand
  50. Oct 4, 2011
    10
    Rage is a very important game in this year. It is big game. Rage has nice world, interesting story, ideal game design, good music and many many others things. I don't understand their people, who make a bad mark to this videogame. I playing Rage with pleasure.
  51. Nov 11, 2012
    8
    RAGE is certainly not the greatest game ever made. At first it was pretty much impossible to play on PC, but that's been fixed now. And it's much easier to see just how fun the game really it. It still has it's cons, I didn't really think much of the multiplayer and the story was fairly weak. But with them out the way, RAGE is great fun to play. The graphics are amazing, the action isRAGE is certainly not the greatest game ever made. At first it was pretty much impossible to play on PC, but that's been fixed now. And it's much easier to see just how fun the game really it. It still has it's cons, I didn't really think much of the multiplayer and the story was fairly weak. But with them out the way, RAGE is great fun to play. The graphics are amazing, the action is enjoyable, the driving is fun, the minigames are fairly interesting. The concept is also amazing, although it could've been executed better. I see why other don't like this, but I love it. Expand
  52. May 23, 2012
    4
    I really enjoyed this game up until the end, where it just ended without any ability to continue playing the game. Not sure what was the point of upgrading vehicles, weapons and talk of how dangerous the authority is, when it was quite the opposite and saw really none of them. The ending of the game really made the journey through the entire game pointless.
  53. Apr 3, 2012
    7
    Main letdowns were occasional crashes throughout the game, a weak ending, and Steam users have to download a special file separately to even run the game. Aside from the initial technical difficulties, the graphics are solid and there is decent gameplay, though many missions feel too short. However, players can take on missions in whatever order they choose, they can compete in vehicleMain letdowns were occasional crashes throughout the game, a weak ending, and Steam users have to download a special file separately to even run the game. Aside from the initial technical difficulties, the graphics are solid and there is decent gameplay, though many missions feel too short. However, players can take on missions in whatever order they choose, they can compete in vehicle races, and play other minigames. No level-up system, however there are a variety of upgrades for weapons, vehicles, armor, and item schematics. Most weapons have multiple ammo types. Plus there are multiple ways to earn cash and items (just be sure not to blow up Bandits or Authority soldiers with explosives if you want to snag their loot). Not a bad game overall (once you circumvent the bugs), but don't expect the next best thing in the gaming industry. Expand
  54. Mar 8, 2012
    6
    As a shooter game, Rage has excelled in most areas: graphics, story, and possibly item variety. But the rush of a PC creation inevitably brings up horrifying issues: constant crashes, cliched quests, overhyped marketing and etc. Is it a fine game to pass by on a boring day, but not something that would grab the interests of a hardcore FPS player.
  55. Jul 29, 2013
    7
    A surprinsingly enjoyable shooter. Rage comes with satisfying gunplay, a very well designed game world. Great atmosphere due to (among other things) great graphics and sound, interesting characters, and a story that despite its lengthy parts was able to keep me entertained throughout the game. Technical issues like reloading or disappearing textures or character models, the boring re-useA surprinsingly enjoyable shooter. Rage comes with satisfying gunplay, a very well designed game world. Great atmosphere due to (among other things) great graphics and sound, interesting characters, and a story that despite its lengthy parts was able to keep me entertained throughout the game. Technical issues like reloading or disappearing textures or character models, the boring re-use of the same areas over and over again, and lack of variation of surroundings or enemies keep me from giving this a higher score though. I think it's still recommendable for shooter lovers though. Expand
  56. Dec 25, 2011
    8
    Vastly underrated, this game recieved the hate it did only because of "raging" PC gamers and their incredible sense of entitlement. I am a PC gamer myself, and I feel ashamed to be part of a community that hates a perfectly good game such as this.

    The common complaints are the performance, lack of delivery for the promise of "open ended" gameplay, and numerous bugs. For one thing, buy
    Vastly underrated, this game recieved the hate it did only because of "raging" PC gamers and their incredible sense of entitlement. I am a PC gamer myself, and I feel ashamed to be part of a community that hates a perfectly good game such as this.

    The common complaints are the performance, lack of delivery for the promise of "open ended" gameplay, and numerous bugs.

    For one thing, buy and play this game now. For one thing, it no longer lags and it looks absolutely stunning. There are no longer ANY performance issues, and the graphics look even better than Battlefield 3. Serious Sam 3, Saints Row The Third, and Skyrim are games that tote nice graphics or DX11 options, but run poorly or have uneven performance due to bad optimization... Battlefield 3 runs on high for me with great performance, however with my 6850 HD graphics card. But that's not the point, the point is that id listened to our complaints as PC gamers and they delivered fixes. Drivers have been released that have long fixed the performance problems. This is no longer an issue.

    Open world games are overrated in my opinion. I don't get that sense of "scale" or "sandbox gameplay" that other gamers obsess over.. To me, I prefer games like Deus Ex Human Revolution, that OFFER multiple paths but are still linear with a clear goal in front of me. Sometimes, linear is better simply because it is comforting and offers a clear routine or path. There is nothing wrong with open ended gameplay, but id is masterful at creating corridor shooters, NOT open world games. Expecting Rage to be anything more is utter nonsense, regardless of what John Carmack promised. I think he only promised from HIS perspective of what "open ended" means... not OUR ridiculous standards as spoiled gamers these days.

    The bugs are also mostly gone. People need to take back their poor reviews this instant, it doesn't deserve a score this low. To me, this game deserves at least a 8, or a 9. It's amazing, immersive, fun, and not one bit "boring" as anyone claims. This game being "boring" is just **** from spoiled gamers who expect far too much from gaming... it's time to finally relax, immerse yourself, and ENJOY this game, especially with the lower price.

    However, if you want something truly open ended or "masterful", go obsess over Skyrim and don't go play underrated open ended games like Rage or Deus Ex Human Revolution. Don't get me wrong, Skyrim is a great game, but it's a perfect example of sloppy PC optimization... again. Even RAGE fixed these performance issues by now!!

    Now, I'll take my leave, I hope you all take something from my review, and reconsider Rage for your game library!
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  57. Koo
    Oct 5, 2011
    10
    I love this game. It's easy enough to enjoy yet challenging enough to make you want to keep playing. I haven't had any of the graphics problems described by others, and it looks fantastic on my dual GTX-460 video cards (NVidia, not ATI/AMD). I hadn't heard of this game beyond a recommendation from one of my friends and I went in to it without expectations (beyond the screenshots, whichI love this game. It's easy enough to enjoy yet challenging enough to make you want to keep playing. I haven't had any of the graphics problems described by others, and it looks fantastic on my dual GTX-460 video cards (NVidia, not ATI/AMD). I hadn't heard of this game beyond a recommendation from one of my friends and I went in to it without expectations (beyond the screenshots, which didn't impress me). I say, let the hater's rage on Rage all they want; I love this game! Expand
  58. Feb 17, 2012
    10
    I really, truly mean a 10. This is not a score to cancel out any other score or some misplaced sense of duty to id. I really had a degree of enjoyment with this game that surprised me, especially seeing most people's reaction. Yes, the textures are blurry up close. This is a game that appeals to an art museum perspective, that is, from a distant viewpoint for the greatest reaction. I findI really, truly mean a 10. This is not a score to cancel out any other score or some misplaced sense of duty to id. I really had a degree of enjoyment with this game that surprised me, especially seeing most people's reaction. Yes, the textures are blurry up close. This is a game that appeals to an art museum perspective, that is, from a distant viewpoint for the greatest reaction. I find so little to actually complain about- you have perfect fps controls, excellent driving, a toolset of different combat options that remind me of half life 2 or crysis or bioshock in terms of open-ended-ness. The enemy animations are so far beyond most games it's not worth comparing. The plot/narrative characterization won't win any awards, but the environmental storytelling will. It is its own character and it succeeds on many levels. That aesthetic direction appeals to my personal sensibilities more than others, clearly. And that's fine. I played this on the hardest difficulty right off the bat, and i think it's the right decision for an advanced pc fps gamer. (i am by no means a CS fiend or any kind of savant, btw)...............Just enjoy it for what it is/was....we probably won't see a return to the universe of rage's wasteland. Expand
  59. Nov 14, 2012
    5
    I played it on STEAM just a bit ago, it took me 19 hours trying to get everything and find everything and I am utterly dissapointed, The ending just, ends. No explanation, no boss battle, no closure. I was enjoying the game 'ok' but kept feeling like something was going to happen. I kinda felt like the 'bad' guys had no reason to be labeled 'bad'. I never actually saw them do anythingI played it on STEAM just a bit ago, it took me 19 hours trying to get everything and find everything and I am utterly dissapointed, The ending just, ends. No explanation, no boss battle, no closure. I was enjoying the game 'ok' but kept feeling like something was going to happen. I kinda felt like the 'bad' guys had no reason to be labeled 'bad'. I never actually saw them do anything wrong. I thought there would be some kind of 'surprise! they aren't bad!' ending, but no.. bland and derpy. The character animations and textures are great and I didn't encounter any bugs aside from intentionally glitching out of the level once. I really wanted to know more about the people but each one only has maybe 5 lines of dialogue. The game is gorgeous as long as you stand still as if looking at a painting; quick movements cause texture pop-'up' not really pop-in, but sort of uprezzing on the fly. Even with a modern AMD 7850 and Intel 3570. In short, a huge let down, could have been so much more and leaves me with a dead feeling. Not recommended even at bargain prices since the ending is such a letdown. The DLC is absolutely worthless. Expand
  60. Oct 21, 2011
    10
    One of Bethesda worst Game ever. First, Rage is a very bad console port. Textures look like (crap) and all those famous pop-ins...hilarious! second, the story, this is what i have to say: Really??? Third, with so huge game (20GB), the game can be finished in 8 hours doing main: Really??
    Why adding open world if there isn't much to explore???? Every hour passed by, the game will get more
    One of Bethesda worst Game ever. First, Rage is a very bad console port. Textures look like (crap) and all those famous pop-ins...hilarious! second, the story, this is what i have to say: Really??? Third, with so huge game (20GB), the game can be finished in 8 hours doing main: Really??
    Why adding open world if there isn't much to explore???? Every hour passed by, the game will get more and more boring...
    With all those crashes, bugs, glitches, Ai broken, bla bla bla, ID didn't gave 1minute attention on the PC platform. Thank you!!! You are actually making the game on a dam Computer and when it comes out, it comes like **** If this is going to happend on Doom 4, be prepared to not hit 1million sales, why? Because Doom was PC exclusive, and this (Rage) was one of the biggest disapointments for us. I hope this won't happend with Doom 4!!!

    This is who we PC gamers see it: And those bad sales on the PC platforms, please, don't blame the piracy, blame on that game of yours which is worse than Brink. And Brink was really bad.
    But ID is the real criminal on that one. Next, pay more attention on the PC platform, there are more than 1billion PC gamers. If a game is good, it will surely pay off, i swear!!!!
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  61. Oct 6, 2011
    0
    An AMD 6970 should make quick work of games, even those optimized for Nvidia cards. The texture pop up is so damn obvious, it should've been fixed in EARLY beta! Do not buy this game until they have updated the game to a proper release candidate.
  62. Oct 10, 2011
    5
    Well I have patched the game and installed the new ati rage drivers. The game runs great at 60 fps but what is really driving me nuts are the low resolution textures. I have a fairly powerful system but even if I had a lower end system this game would(with patches etc) run fine because of the texture situation. There have been .cfg posts on forums about enabling high resolution texturesWell I have patched the game and installed the new ati rage drivers. The game runs great at 60 fps but what is really driving me nuts are the low resolution textures. I have a fairly powerful system but even if I had a lower end system this game would(with patches etc) run fine because of the texture situation. There have been .cfg posts on forums about enabling high resolution textures but this is false. The .cfg fix doesnt add higher fidelity to the "megatextures" at all. So far the gameplay is ok...nothing great really. What I did like alot was the sound and the music. Well done there. The scenic vistas are good as well but the constant low res textures are Daikatanaish and annoying. This feels too much like a bad port and even with the patch to include new graphics options isnt really worth getting to be honest. Very disappointing considering how much I was looking forward to a GoTY candidate. For the love of god i hope Skyrim doesnt fail like this current Id/Besesda realease Expand
  63. Oct 12, 2011
    2
    Boring Fallout 3 wannabe. Poor story, no character dept, washed up lines. Graphics are both fantastic and horrible. Close-up, they are Snes looking, and from far out the landscapes looks photorealistic. The game play is repetitive. The controls are not made for PC. Forget Quake 1-2-3, Doom 1-2, Heretic and Hexen. The ID era is gone forever.
  64. Jan 4, 2012
    7
    If you think Borderland's story was dry, 1-dimensional, and left a bad taste in your brain, but you still want the RPG, post-apocalyptic experience, this is it. Rage (now bugless!) mixes a feel of seriousness to go augment the great atmosphere with hilariously larger-then-life characters that make the game colorfully varried. The guns shoot, and you've got a lot of them, so unless you'reIf you think Borderland's story was dry, 1-dimensional, and left a bad taste in your brain, but you still want the RPG, post-apocalyptic experience, this is it. Rage (now bugless!) mixes a feel of seriousness to go augment the great atmosphere with hilariously larger-then-life characters that make the game colorfully varried. The guns shoot, and you've got a lot of them, so unless you're in too much love with the two-weapon-realism, this half-life-esque armory you'll be carrying should satisfy any end-of-the-world-survivor. Facial maps of characters is top-quality, and the scenery through which you'll be trudging on missions is pure scenery gorn--the attention to detail by id Software to the decimated city you visit is mind-blowing, and a true reminder of Life After People. On the downside, when it does seem to be sandbox, it's not. And when it's not sandboxish, it's linear as the original The Houe of the Dead. But with the only sandbox game pulling off freedom and atmosphere being STALKER, a little guidance is welcomed for an absorbing experience, and even needed when you're going through areas with so much eye candy the makers of 2012 would be jealous. But above all, it's really fun when you equip rockets to your vehicle and go on rallies. Expand
  65. Oct 29, 2011
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game looks and plays beautifully. I am using two Nvidia 295 with my I7 at 3GHz and the game just runs smoothly for me. I love the racing portions! It is kind of like pod racer on wheels. On the shooting side it gives you a somewhat engaging story with an "open world" environment. If you look at the review dates it seems that most people made a review when they couldn't run the game. Cry babies! For the rest of us it is just another great id game. Rage will be a great new franchise for them. Thanks Carmack!
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    I only have one grief point. The single player campaign is too short and the ending feels abrupt. In fact it feels like that somebody suddenly wanted to push out the game... Sadly, I had to lower my score now!
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  66. Jun 10, 2013
    9
    Great game period. Granted not perfect but obviously its combo of incredible graphics, textures, gorgeously fitting color pallet, and stunning frame rate (60fps) make it a visual masterpiece with best in class aesthetics dominating its commonly compared borderlands and fallout 3 bretheren in this department. Guns feel heavy, gunshots sound aggressive and badass, and enemies react to everyGreat game period. Granted not perfect but obviously its combo of incredible graphics, textures, gorgeously fitting color pallet, and stunning frame rate (60fps) make it a visual masterpiece with best in class aesthetics dominating its commonly compared borderlands and fallout 3 bretheren in this department. Guns feel heavy, gunshots sound aggressive and badass, and enemies react to every shot they are hit with in a realistic way with impressively animated deaths. The animators at id software knocked it out the park with the games many fluid and jaw dropping animations, from crazed mutants ravenously coming after you, to salty bandits flailing back from gunfire ultimately spinning and falling face first to their death these animations are handled with a smoothness and degree of movement not often(if ever) seen in the video game industry. The sound shines with the vaunted John Goodman lending his voice acting talents. The game isn't short with all the side quests and loot hunting offered as well as a very arcade like but enjoyable racing and vehicle combat section (though a bit easy). The weapons are varied enough with all guns and crossbow having several different ammo types, but the clear cut star of your arsenal is the innovative and devilishly fun wing stick. The wing stick is a type of three bladed boomerang that you throw at your enemies for frequent decapitations and severed limbs, it also can be upgraded to target enemies,do more damage, and return to your hand like a boomerang (did i mention it can slice the head off of multiple enemies in a row).You also find or buy blueprints in the wasteland which build new weapons/guns, upgradable turrets and robots, and even a mini remote controlled truck with bombs attached to it which you can remote detonate (also useful for scouting out enemy camps). You do however rehash the same levels at times with minor differences but with having to make such detailed landscapes it's understandable. The game includes many enjoyable mini games such as five finger fillet, a guitar hero like game called strum, and a very fun card game similar to magic the gathering with picture cards of different in game characters and factions that you find throughout the wasteland to strengthen your deck(trust me i am not a card or magic t.g. fan but this is fun). The world isn't as big as fallout but it is as big as it needs to be.It has a fun but not as varied separate coop campaign and online multiplayer in the form of exciting vehicle combat races. I know it isn't the 4 player coop of borderlands but unless you are the type who is compulsive about having 50,000 guns and cell shaded graphics it might be a better all around game than the first borderlands(i do love borderlands by the way). People say Rage doesn't have a story and it has an "okay" if not fleshed out enough story but borderlands though it is entertaining has basically no story at all(you are on pandora- now find this vault).Some found Rage to have a weak ending? Not half as dissapointing as borderlands ending (can anyone say they were pleased with what they found in the vault?) Overall Rage is a breath of fresh air that beckons back to id's yesteryear of gaming (doom,quake) the combat is in your face and aggressive differing from this generation's Gears of Wear totally cover based pop and shoot style of combat (when i am a badass muscle bound space marine i don't want to spend 75% of the game on my knees, i know a few gals who hangout on the corner they can give marcus pheonix a pair of kneepads they spend alot of time on their knees too).Rage has a ton of nostalgic eastereggs too, if you are a Doom,wolfenstein, Quake or id fan you need to get this game for the eastereggs alone! I won't spoil it but let's just say these eastereggs are very.....interactive. The sad thing is that Rage2 was in the works but seeing how Rage undersold they cancelled production and killed the would be series. This was new IP from the fathers of FPS and after all that time they delivered, and after getting their feet wet in this generation with Rage i can assume building on Rage's engine and the experience with Rage would have prepped them to deliver even bigger on Rage2 (can you imagine what that game would of looked like.) Rage is a very strong game and worth the experience it should have sold 5mil. Rage gets a 9 out of 10. j Expand
  67. Dec 9, 2011
    8
    I have an average gaming pc and the game ran flawlessly except for one anamoly when it first started. The screen was filled with multicolored triangles. I rebooted and I completed the game without a single problem. The ending was a disappointment, however. I have no idea what I accomplished. No feedback from the game in the form of a verbal or written epilogue or even a discussionI have an average gaming pc and the game ran flawlessly except for one anamoly when it first started. The screen was filled with multicolored triangles. I rebooted and I completed the game without a single problem. The ending was a disappointment, however. I have no idea what I accomplished. No feedback from the game in the form of a verbal or written epilogue or even a discussion with the captain. Other than that, and that is significant in my opinion, the game was an enjoyable shooter. A side bar: The driving portions of the game are an utter pain in the ass with a mouse/keyboard. Once I hooked up an xbox controller it was considerably more fun. Expand
  68. Mar 3, 2012
    8
    Some people are so stupid. Sure, Rage isn't the best game on the market. And it does have it's faults. But, it is at the very least a good game. Yes, when it was released it had quite a few problems. But all of the bugs have been addressed; the game has been patched multiple times since it's release and plays wonderfully for the most part. If it's not working for you now, it's eitherSome people are so stupid. Sure, Rage isn't the best game on the market. And it does have it's faults. But, it is at the very least a good game. Yes, when it was released it had quite a few problems. But all of the bugs have been addressed; the game has been patched multiple times since it's release and plays wonderfully for the most part. If it's not working for you now, it's either because you're stupid, your PC sucks, or both. I don't have any trouble running the game with my i5 2500k and two 6970s crossfired. I get well over 60fps maxed, and it looks great. The shooting is fantastic. The ballistics engine is lifelike and satisfying. The graphics do look fantastic, although there can be some pop-in from time to time. The story is somewhat forgettable, as is to be expected of this type of game. Well, not so much the story, but the story telling. Going from NPC to NPC running fetch quests can and does get a little old. I will say this about Rage: the story's plot is actually pretty good. The opening sequence of the game is one of the most beautiful and moving openings that I have seen in a while. This game really has a lot going for it. Probably it's biggest strength, even in spite of all of it's shortcomings, is the it's just an absolute blast to play. Wow. Look at all of those 0 scores below. Are you people really that stupid? Look at what the reviewers scored it at on average. That is more like it. And you wonder why game developers NEVER listen to fans. You have no credibility. You're fickle. You are all fickle. Rage, a 0? It is idiots like you that bring down the average score. Instead of being fair, you morons give the game a 0. Why? Because you want your review to make a difference, by God!!! Little pathetic punks. I thought about giving Rage a 10, because in light of all of these false reviews, it needs all of that help it can get. But you know what? I won't. Then I wouldn't be better than you, for I know that reviews should be fair, based on a rational mind. 8.5/10 Expand
  69. Jan 26, 2012
    3
    Uninteresting, unoriginal, and boring are the only descriptions I can give this game. I pre-ordered it and bought into John Carmack's craze and was left holding a steaming turd. The gun mechanics are tight, but there's really nothing here to really keep you playing. The gameplay is mediocre: it has tight gunplay that only the id software can deliver perfectly, but everything else fallsUninteresting, unoriginal, and boring are the only descriptions I can give this game. I pre-ordered it and bought into John Carmack's craze and was left holding a steaming turd. The gun mechanics are tight, but there's really nothing here to really keep you playing. The gameplay is mediocre: it has tight gunplay that only the id software can deliver perfectly, but everything else falls flat. Waves of the same old tired baddies, and the mechanics are out of the 90s. Running around corners shooting people is nice and all for nostalgia, but a game in 2011 needs to be more than a game in 1999 with 2009-level graphics. Expand
  70. Oct 8, 2011
    2
    easily one of the worst games of all time.

    rage is terrible man; the enemys just run right at you mindlessly you can one shot every single thing in the game with a shotgun + pop rockets (on nightmare) the ai is moronic; the maps are incredibly linear, the storyline is so bad the game would have been better without one, the vehicle controls are terrible, the textures are horrific. the
    easily one of the worst games of all time.

    rage is terrible man; the enemys just run right at you mindlessly you can one shot every single thing in the game with a shotgun + pop rockets
    (on nightmare)

    the ai is moronic; the maps are incredibly linear, the storyline is so bad the game would have been better without one, the vehicle controls are terrible, the textures are horrific. the guns have no recoil, the bullet physics are non-exsistant; all the guns sound cartoony when you shoot them; bullet spread is non-exsistant; makes no difference on ragdolls where you shoot, unless you snipe and get a headshot. there are NO physics of any kind in the game; no destructible anything; the "boss" fights are terrible. the in game menus do not work properly with a mouse and keyboard, the whole game was designed around xbox360's
    seriously i can not think of a single redeeming feature of rage....
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  71. Nov 8, 2011
    5
    A truly beautiful game. With lots of wasted potential, technical issues and non-existent story. It defends itself as a shooter and graphically , but fails almost everywhere else. A shame, really, because it could be so much more.
  72. Nov 22, 2013
    10
    So it's Borderlands with less colors and more horror. I swear each mutant that attacks is an individual mini-jump scare. Really pretty exciting actually. There's also a ton of side-stuff to do if you're bored. There's racing and even a collectible-card metagame. Not to mention side-quests to keep you busy if you're bored. The story isn't anything special but it has a solid premise to keepSo it's Borderlands with less colors and more horror. I swear each mutant that attacks is an individual mini-jump scare. Really pretty exciting actually. There's also a ton of side-stuff to do if you're bored. There's racing and even a collectible-card metagame. Not to mention side-quests to keep you busy if you're bored. The story isn't anything special but it has a solid premise to keep the game rolling. Characters are pretty damn good, well acted, well designed, and well developed. Shooting is solid, looting is satisfying. There are some problems with texture pop-in due to the megatexture thing. Best version is on PC, the console versions are buggy as hell. PC version is still a little buggy but a lot better. Doesn't deserve a 10/10 but I wanted to counter the awful score users are giving it. It's much better than a 4.9/10, you guys are ridiculous. Solid 8/10, if not more. Expand
  73. Oct 4, 2011
    0
    Horrible bugs and issues. Since when do ATI/NVidia need to heavily adjust their drivers so that a game runs smoothly? Horrible lack of optimization, video settings are laughable, bad gamepad layout, texture-pop-ins everywhere, critically bad texture quality overall.
    By no means a game worth the $60 pricetag.
  74. Oct 15, 2011
    5
    Rage is a poor game that doesn't use the strengths of id software. You go through short linear segments and deal with similar enemy archetypes. Then drive across and empty wasteland, which respawns enemy vehicles, to get another quest that tells you to go back to the same place and do the same level in reverse. There is only about 3 hours of unique shooting content in this whole game, theRage is a poor game that doesn't use the strengths of id software. You go through short linear segments and deal with similar enemy archetypes. Then drive across and empty wasteland, which respawns enemy vehicles, to get another quest that tells you to go back to the same place and do the same level in reverse. There is only about 3 hours of unique shooting content in this whole game, the rest is recycled, bland, arcade, repetitive, empty and underdeveloped. There is no replay value, there is no story, there is no character and there is no reason you should be playing it. Nolan North voices about six characters in the first half of the game. The co-op is incredibly poor and the racing multiplayer is fun for a few hours only. Visually it looks fine even if it is incredibly static and blurry up close. The launch was a disaster on the PC requiring config file tweaks. After the tweaks it was running really well at 60fps with no texture pop-in, but that didn't make it a good game. Expand
  75. Dec 31, 2011
    9
    PS to my last review. Whoever said they finished this game in a day is flat out LYING. There is no way someone can finish this game in a day. There are so many side missions, racing mission, and main missions it's impossible. This is a great game with great graphics, amazing sound design and voice acting, and tons of play time. There's even replay value as there are tons of side missionsPS to my last review. Whoever said they finished this game in a day is flat out LYING. There is no way someone can finish this game in a day. There are so many side missions, racing mission, and main missions it's impossible. This is a great game with great graphics, amazing sound design and voice acting, and tons of play time. There's even replay value as there are tons of side missions you might not get to the first time.

    A run this game in FULL RESOLUTION and the graphics are beautiful and smooth as butter on my Intel I-5, Windows 7 64 Bit PC. I'm using the GTX560 card with 16 GB of ram installed. This game can only use up to 4GB as it's only the 32 bit version. Don't listen to the haters and Fake Negative Reviews by competition. This game is fun, offers a large mix of activities and is done very well.
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  76. Oct 28, 2011
    9
    Terrific game and a fantastic new engine. Well worth your time and a must play for anyone who loves ids' past games, with great art direction and simple but very fun gameplay: just typical id. It's a shame that the PC release wasn't given more love but it's nothing a patch can't fix. For this reason I can't give it a 10 ...so id: please don't do this for Doom 4.
  77. Nov 9, 2011
    9
    Runs great, looks great and puts a smile on my face. I tried the Fallout series and sorry to say they seemed a bit "slow" and clunky for me. This is what I expected of the FO Series. You have a way to move around a bit better in this one and although a bit over the top, the badguys seem to work out well in this. Come On..they are the makers of DoOM!.. I enjoyed finding the secret rooms andRuns great, looks great and puts a smile on my face. I tried the Fallout series and sorry to say they seemed a bit "slow" and clunky for me. This is what I expected of the FO Series. You have a way to move around a bit better in this one and although a bit over the top, the badguys seem to work out well in this. Come On..they are the makers of DoOM!.. I enjoyed finding the secret rooms and replay is a plus. They could have had a 10/10 just by adding a 16 player deathmatch to this roaming the whole map! ofcourse 64 player would be even better..:) Nice job ID..look forward to more patches and dlc for this one.. enjoyed it. Expand
  78. Oct 3, 2012
    6
    RAGE has been out a while now but I only just got to this review in part because I only just dragged myself through it.

    Graphics: ID Software are known for their graphics engines, first it was Wolf 3D Engine which Lead to Doom Engine which was recycled into Rise of the Triad, Blake Stone and eventually even Duke Nukem and the unforgetable Shadow Warrior. Then came Quake the engine of
    RAGE has been out a while now but I only just got to this review in part because I only just dragged myself through it.

    Graphics:
    ID Software are known for their graphics engines, first it was Wolf 3D Engine which Lead to Doom Engine which was recycled into Rise of the Triad, Blake Stone and eventually even Duke Nukem and the unforgetable Shadow Warrior. Then came Quake the engine of which was enhanced and used in the sequel and also famously used in Halflife. From there Various Engines came along in the ID tech family leading us to The Engine Rage is designed to show of Known as ID Tech 5 which is quite nice and know available for all Bethesda partners to use but only them. Where the graphics suffer is in that they are designed for Console, interestingly items often look nicer from a distance than up close, good from far but far from good. Up close textures take on a truly grainy horrible appearance which it seems no amount of hours of config tweaking will ever be able to fix. Probably the most Heinous sign of consolification is that within a few seconds of killing a non lootable enemy they magically disappear, giving you little opportunity to take a look at the enemies you face which from the various screenshots around the internet are interesting and very detailed. So I give 8 because of the grainy up close textures and the idiotic decision to remove all bodies.

    Sound:
    This is where the game truly does Shine, I found the sounds, ambient effects & music to be excellent and the games use of surround sound is some of the best I have encountered.

    Game Play:
    While the graphics have come along way from the days of Doom, Sadly the game play has not. In a nutshell this game plays like Doom in a modern engine with slightly upgraded AI (and I do mean slightly) some scripted attack sequences and slightly less flat levels than Doom. Does anyone remember the original team fortress ? It was the first FPS to include head shots, following that was Golden Eye on N64 and for most PC gamers probably their fondest head shot memories came from a little game called SiN ? (or if your younger maybe you discovered the joys of head shots & dismemberment with Soldier of Fortune). In Any case RAGE does not have head shots..... well it does they just don't really do anything. In Rage you you get a head shot and maybe a piece of armor or a hat flies off and an enemy gets stunned a moment then keeps shooting at you having taken no extra damage for the headshot, hello pre-1996 game mechanics... it is not really acceptable IMHO 15 years after head shots became the norm to exclude them from your game. If you don't want them to influence game play heavily then design around it (give enemies head armor to blow off like in Bet on Soldier or something.
    In Short there are no head shots and to top this off enemies are simply bullet sponges. The craptastic AI usually marches them straight at you (I played through on Normal difficulty) and the fast enemies who are weaker and like to melee and use heavily scripted climbing & swinging attacks are easily dealt with. In fact once you have the shotgun you can safely complete 98% of the game with just that and buckshot shells, a fact which is very telling. Beyond beating down bullet sponges with Adamantium heads the game usually has you doing mundane things like go through a level, hit a switch to move to next part, pick up a mission item etc. It even does the cheap "close a locked gate behind you and don't open the gate again until you kill all enemies who rush you" mechanic which was also popular in the 90's. The game makes you often backtrack through the same level and sometimes even sends you back to the same level to do something else more mundane than your last visit. There is a crafting component but you wont use it unless you are forced to IE: building certain items to reach gear stashes, building items such as remote control bomb cars to complete objectives only they can reach. There is driving, its nothing to write home about and is more like a mini game than anything.

    Story:
    I found the Story underwhelming, there wasn't much to make me care about anything going on in the world beyond my own survival and you go from average Joe to "The Messiah" in the Blink of an eye. Speaking of Blinking, just when you think the story is getting a tad interesting you blink & the game credits are rolling past & its all over..... The Setting (quite possibly owing partly to the art style) also felt a lot like Borderlands, only borderlands pokes fun at its own attempts at story and concentrated on fun game play instead.

    If its a toss up between RAGE and Borderlands (Since they seem so similar) I would go with borderlands over RAGE every time.
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  79. Oct 23, 2011
    0
    DONT WASTE your money

    Game is full of bugs and well I have trying to get it fixed for quit some time. If company sells you a 50 euro product you may expect that it works. This does not and after spending hours of fixes I have given up. ALL THE RAVE REVIEWS are nice for the user for who the game works. For me and a lot of other people it does not. A zero is the only number which this
    DONT WASTE your money

    Game is full of bugs and well I have trying to get it fixed for quit some time. If company sells you a 50 euro product you may expect that it works. This does not and after spending hours of fixes I have given up. ALL THE RAVE REVIEWS are nice for the user for who the game works. For me and a lot of other people it does not. A zero is the only number which this fawlty product deserves. Dont believe me? read what the lead designer says

    On Saturday a massive patch landed for Rage, eagerly awaited by players struggling with blurry, popping textures, low framerates, psychedelic artefacts and more. The mess of a PC launch has been so severe that John Carmack referred to it as â
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  80. Oct 13, 2011
    8
    UPDATE YOUR DRIVERS TO BETA IF NEED BE.
    I'm not entirely sure why people are having so many technical issues with this game. It ran flawlessly on my machine (I'll admit I have a decent rig). You need a card capable of open gl 3.2. These are probably the best graphics I've seen in any game. Story is not that great (it's an ID game, what did you expect). If you want a solid FPS with driving
    UPDATE YOUR DRIVERS TO BETA IF NEED BE.
    I'm not entirely sure why people are having so many technical issues with this game. It ran flawlessly on my machine (I'll admit I have a decent rig). You need a card capable of open gl 3.2. These are probably the best graphics I've seen in any game. Story is not that great (it's an ID game, what did you expect). If you want a solid FPS with driving this is the game to get.
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  81. Oct 6, 2011
    9
    Minor technical issues aside â
  82. Oct 9, 2011
    0
    First off, what did Rage get right? Well, graphically, it's pretty good. It's not -amazing-, there are better looking PC games. Welp, that's all for that section.

    The game a broken mess of a 360 port to PC. The graphical settings are as follows: Anti-aliasing, resolution, brightness. I didn't miss an option. There's massive texture tearing issues, even on a high end PC that can run Crysis
    First off, what did Rage get right? Well, graphically, it's pretty good. It's not -amazing-, there are better looking PC games. Welp, that's all for that section.

    The game a broken mess of a 360 port to PC. The graphical settings are as follows: Anti-aliasing, resolution, brightness. I didn't miss an option.
    There's massive texture tearing issues, even on a high end PC that can run Crysis 2 on ultra you're going to have framerate issues, it's got more bugs than Daikatana, texture caching is completely broken, the story is unoriginal as hell, the game is way more linear than id's been claiming...

    I'd advise against even getting it if it was free. It's near unplayable, and it'll hog around 20 gigs of space on your HDD. I think this might honestly be the worst big budget game I've seen in the last few years.
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  83. Oct 14, 2011
    0
    most disappointing game ever played, port-ass, low quality textures and poorly optimized, ultimately disappointing not buy it, you lose money on this game .. and is an insult to PC gamers.
  84. Dec 23, 2011
    8
    Boring story, but funny game :)
    Yeah, with some graphic bugs.. And don't bad multiplayer!
    Well, if you like Fallout 3 and Boderlands-you must buy it!
  85. Oct 7, 2011
    10
    Oh, come on, people. Don't listen to schoolboys, who never played Doom or Quake and dare to say â
  86. Oct 4, 2011
    1
    Boring. Banal. ID fails to deliver either coherent story or strong gameplay. Carmack has lost his touch in pursuit of $$$ and no longer cares about making good games. Avoid this turd.
  87. Oct 22, 2011
    0
    This game is a good example what pursuit of money does to a developer. Welcome to the buggiest wasteland experience of all times! Your gaming experience will be cut short due to CrashToDesktops happening every once in a while. Textures are so low-res that they look like turd and "Megatexture" is just a buzzword. Nothing is so special about idTech5 engine. Graphics are so aged and gameplayThis game is a good example what pursuit of money does to a developer. Welcome to the buggiest wasteland experience of all times! Your gaming experience will be cut short due to CrashToDesktops happening every once in a while. Textures are so low-res that they look like turd and "Megatexture" is just a buzzword. Nothing is so special about idTech5 engine. Graphics are so aged and gameplay is dull. Avoid this crap on PC at all costs and save your money for better games. Once legend Carmack has lost his soul. I bet he preordered MW3 for his Xbox360 as well. Good for him, none of his titles will be on my PC anymore. Expand
  88. Feb 4, 2012
    6
    Rage seems to suffer from a lack of inspiration. The racing is OK, the minigames are fairly bland, and the exposition in the story is pretty terrible. The combat is fun enough, and it feels very tight, but it's repetitive. The whole game is just merely OK. There's nothing particularly new or exciting going on.
  89. Oct 13, 2011
    0
    I was really looking forward to this game. My girlfriend pre-ordered it for me for my birthday. I think she is more disappointed about it being a broken mess than I am because it was her present to me.
    At present, the game is just taking up 21GB of space on my HD...Which brings me to a point about the graphics..For the size of the game, they really aren't very good. A lot of the texture
    I was really looking forward to this game. My girlfriend pre-ordered it for me for my birthday. I think she is more disappointed about it being a broken mess than I am because it was her present to me.
    At present, the game is just taking up 21GB of space on my HD...Which brings me to a point about the graphics..For the size of the game, they really aren't very good. A lot of the texture resolutions are like something from the year 2000 and 'megatextures' were supposed to be 'the big thing' about this game. I reckon it will be the last iD game I will buy, considering how they have handled the PC launch. I can't rate the game for anything other than being broken...I'd love to, but I can't.
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  90. Oct 26, 2011
    0
    Out of date controls, no serious customization for the user exists in this game. You must do this, do it that way! There are plenty of pretty games these days, it doesn't cut it as a game anymore just to be pushing the envelope in graphics. The people have spoken! This game suxors.
  91. Dec 15, 2011
    0
    The graphics are great but the plot is dull, the driving bit of the game isn't fun, the ending is awful, the shooter part of the game is unimaginitive, its very linear, the multiplayer is apalling, there's little replay value...I could go on but you get the idea and the game does really feel like a bit of a tech demo.
  92. Apr 30, 2012
    7
    A lot of complaints here seem to be about graphical problems. My PC is a riduculous beast so I have never had so much as a pixel out of place. When Doom 3 came out, no one could run it, same with crysis. I think it's unfair to nock off points for this. I wanted so much to like this game, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it and once it was mine I was suitably impressed with the detailedA lot of complaints here seem to be about graphical problems. My PC is a riduculous beast so I have never had so much as a pixel out of place. When Doom 3 came out, no one could run it, same with crysis. I think it's unfair to nock off points for this. I wanted so much to like this game, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it and once it was mine I was suitably impressed with the detailed landscape. I thought the people and the weapons looked average. The racing aspect was irritating to me, it was a little too sloppy to have any real point. The ideas behind the game are good, and I applaud ID for doing something different, it's just that, somethings missing. Cant quite put my finger on it. There are plenty of annoying console things, but that doesn't worry me. As I play, I keep thinking, thats cool or I like that or wow that looks great, but I don't seem to be having any fun. My friends are over 30 gaming veterans and they loved it, so please make up your own mind. Not worth the bad reviews here, but worth a look Expand
  93. Aug 31, 2013
    5
    I liked the game's technological make-up (that is, looking very nice with the custom config and all while not even utilizing my average PC's processing capabilities to the full extent), but gameplay wise this is a shallow experience and I felt unengaged by the story whatsoever during my 3-4 hours spent playing the game.
  94. Sep 27, 2012
    8
    I really wanted to give this game a low score - it so clearly a bad port from consoles, where I cannot even configure the number pad separately from anything else - I mean it so aggravating, it's aggrifying (horrifyingly aggravating). That said, the is addictively fun. It is an very linear FPS with a bare but serviceable story, but everything clicked - for meat least: simple but funI really wanted to give this game a low score - it so clearly a bad port from consoles, where I cannot even configure the number pad separately from anything else - I mean it so aggravating, it's aggrifying (horrifyingly aggravating). That said, the is addictively fun. It is an very linear FPS with a bare but serviceable story, but everything clicked - for meat least: simple but fun racing, a good shoot em up, the beautiful scenery, the story, and the building weapons, even the minigames were both original and fun and that never happens. The FPS elements are awesomely butter smooth - I have never seen AI so good at evading you while coming toward the player AND the most amazing thing I ever have seen - actual acknowledgement of where they got shot. If you shoot an opponent in the side, he will grab his side; if you shoot him in the leg, he will limp. Also, they acknowledge your weapons and take evasive action accordingly ("watch out he is has a wingstick!"). I had a lot of fun customizing and building weapons; it's sort of up to you - do you prefer to build robots to walk alongside you, or just buy lots of armor and shoot it out. They have a stealth system but it's very very primitive at best, but you can try it. Finally, even though the game is not very hard per se (even Hard was very easy but hard on your ammo), they do keep uping the challenge level as you go, with enemies having more armor, or using creative tactics. At first, I though ho-hum they will just keep reusing the same space with the same boring enemies - they do reusue a lot of space, but it's done creatively and also there are some stunning surprises like Dead City or the Jackal bandits which was nothing short of AMAZING. So, I'll give it an 8, even though arguably it is really a 7. Expand
  95. Oct 5, 2011
    8
    I have just played Rage for 2 hours and so far I'm pleased with the game. Sure, its gameplay is not revolutionary and the graphics pop in if you turn left/right quickly, but it's fun to play (and mostly to watch) nonetheless. Tip for those having fps and tearing issues: change you video card setup to "let the 3D application decide" for most of the settings; don't force v-sync on or off. IfI have just played Rage for 2 hours and so far I'm pleased with the game. Sure, its gameplay is not revolutionary and the graphics pop in if you turn left/right quickly, but it's fun to play (and mostly to watch) nonetheless. Tip for those having fps and tearing issues: change you video card setup to "let the 3D application decide" for most of the settings; don't force v-sync on or off. If this doesn't work then you might need a new rig even if your current one meets or slightly exceeds the recommended system requirements. I'm saying this because this is a nextgen engine, which historically requires a beefed-up pc. Remember, when iD released Doom 3 there were no graphic cards capable of running it maxed out yet (it required a video card with 512MB of video memory, which was unheard of at that time). My PC specs are: I7-2600, GTX 580, 8GB, Win7-64bits and Creative X-Fi Titanium audio card. Expand
  96. Oct 12, 2011
    5
    Small bits of fun here and there but overall a very shallow experience in a large world that boxes you in (look at this gap - I can ju...no I guess I can't...look at that I'll be able to explor...no I guess I can't go there either). Graphics need tweaking (although by now people will say "DUH!") but once it's tweaked it does look very pretty. I just couldn't get attached to any of theSmall bits of fun here and there but overall a very shallow experience in a large world that boxes you in (look at this gap - I can ju...no I guess I can't...look at that I'll be able to explor...no I guess I can't go there either). Graphics need tweaking (although by now people will say "DUH!") but once it's tweaked it does look very pretty. I just couldn't get attached to any of the characters in game as they were pretty boring (and lifeless too - not convincing enough to make me care at all about what I was doing...although it's not like I had any choices anyway) and I didn't find much of a story to write home about (actually not much of a story to do anything with).

    It's a shame that this will most likely be my last ever id/bethesda game that I buy (and I was so hoping for a Doom 4) as they seem to care very little about PC Gamers (and I just refuse to play an FPS on a console - sorry John Consolmac but you can kiss my @ss you sellout).

    Conclusion: Wait for the steam super sale...this one ain't worth full price!
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  97. Oct 5, 2011
    2
    Another botched Steamworks release to add to Dead Island, Homefront, Duke Nukem Forever. Why do developers continue to use Steamworks it adds nothing except more hassle to the PC gamer. No obvious QA standards publishers/developers can self-publish broken games @ launch no-one @ Steam seems to care there is minimal QA as they are too busy counting the profit margin!

    RAGE is just
    Another botched Steamworks release to add to Dead Island, Homefront, Duke Nukem Forever. Why do developers continue to use Steamworks it adds nothing except more hassle to the PC gamer. No obvious QA standards publishers/developers can self-publish broken games @ launch no-one @ Steam seems to care there is minimal QA as they are too busy counting the profit margin!

    RAGE is just horrible. Maybe 5 years ago it would have ebeen something now its just a clone of Fallout3/Borderlands minus all the good parts but saddled with a broken concept of texture streaming via megatextures regardless of how good your PC is.

    ID sold out when they were bought by Zenimax now they have forever tarnished their previously excellent reputation so PC gamers will be very cautious about future releases.

    Tragic boring game & tragic downfall of ID From hero to zero in the space of a single game.
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  98. Oct 13, 2011
    10
    game is phenomenal... defientely oozes with content, gameplay, modes, graphics. Do everything the game has to offer and it will last you 20+ hours easily. Some of the best vehicles, enemies, AI, and weapons/invetory system i've ever seen.

    MP vehicle challenges are a blast, and coop is very challenging.

    10/10. Great job id & bethesda!
  99. Oct 8, 2011
    3
    When it doesn't crash (1 out of 3 attempts for me - I really tried), the fights are dull and the outcome seems to have little relation to what you did during that fight. The weapons have a very weak feel, which for me is a dealbreaker for this type of game.
  100. Oct 25, 2011
    0
    I read about the problems with this game at launch and decided to wait a couple of weeks for them to sort all the bugs and kinks out. I wasn't really worried to begin with as my BRAND NEW GAME CRUSHING PC THAT FAR SURPASSED THE RECOMMENDED REQUIREMENTS would probably be able to deal with it anyway.
    I installed and got a horribly broken and unplayable game.
    I tried every version of drivers
    I read about the problems with this game at launch and decided to wait a couple of weeks for them to sort all the bugs and kinks out. I wasn't really worried to begin with as my BRAND NEW GAME CRUSHING PC THAT FAR SURPASSED THE RECOMMENDED REQUIREMENTS would probably be able to deal with it anyway.
    I installed and got a horribly broken and unplayable game.
    I tried every version of drivers known to man.....nadda.
    I tried every combination of custom config files and.... nothing
    I tried getting help from the developers.....no response.
    Then I read that Carmack says "not developing for PC was a mistake"
    and that he called the whole PC release a "cluster-fuck"
    and now a month after the fact and nothing has been fixed, and iD is stone silent.

    WOW iD **** the bed on this one and i'll never buy one of there games ever again.
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Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
  1. Nov 23, 2011
    80
    A pretty, fast and aggressive shooter, striving in vain to be something more. [December 2011, p.62]
  2. 80
    Far from perfect Rage somehow is has fun post-apocalyptic action where the principles are set –fortunately – bit different than in other games of FPS genre. [Nov 2011]
  3. Nov 9, 2011
    75
    It seems id Software is still living in its golden days and failed to notice that times have changed since Doom and Quake. Rage is just a decent, linear, old school shooter combined awkwardly with an arcade racing game. The world is only 'kinda openish' and the story must have been written by the coders while they were compiling the alpha version. The game looks great though – if you're lucky enough to have the it run smoothly and without technical issues that haunt the PC version. [November 2011, p.46]