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  • Summary: An action game set in a post-apocalyptic landscape jam-packed with driving and shooting, created by John Carmack and the rest of the Doom crew.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 77
  2. Negative: 1 out of 77
  1. Oct 17, 2011
    100
    Rage may not represent the gigantic leap into the next era of games that's usually embodied by titles by id software, but it has reaffirmed their position as a premier developer when it comes to everything first person shooter-y.
  2. Oct 4, 2011
    90
    RAGE is an excellent game that combines the pedigree of id's amazing gunplay with an open-world style game that focuses on action as opposed to RPG elements.
  3. Nov 13, 2011
    90
    While its other elements hep create atmosphere, they aren't as polished as its peerless gunplay. [Issue#77, p.82]
  4. Oct 3, 2011
    85
    The great controls and useful weapon upgrades help make Rage's shooting parts a lot of fun, but the storyline fails to create any real tension and the game's characters, friendly and hostile, never do or say anything memorable.
  5. 80
    Rage is an old school shooter, but a fun one. The enemies are varied and there's lots to do.
  6. Oct 3, 2011
    80
    Solid FPS mechanics mixed with funny and entertaining combat-driving sections. Maybe RAGE won't stand out as a new id Software masterpiece, but certainly it's a very good piece of software.
  7. Oct 6, 2011
    33
    For any oomph it delivers, Rage relies on the same familiar gunshot sound effects and the same ridiculous ragdoll fatalities and the same silly enemies rolling left and right. Rage is a reminder how thin the line is between old school and old hat.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 31 out of 194
  1. Oct 4, 2011
    10
    Beautiful graphics.. Sharp Sounds. States of Art.
    RAGE is great mixture of Quake II and Bioshock. first 30 min, maybe boring. but when you
    reach some 'So Many thing to kill zone'... you'll never gonna miss the truth. you're playing idsoftware's game. Full of blood on screen, Shotguns running out of ammo, Explosion... and the new head popper. wingstick
    Maybe some COD kids will HATE this game(lack of cutscene and too much blood and gore) but i believe many of people will like this and love it. Oh you think Storyline is bad ? you should go play some torment over and over again. this is a shooter game. everyone knows.
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  2. Mar 27, 2012
    10
    WHAT A **** GAME. Racing / FPS / RPG sewn together in the post-apocalyptic wastelands. Wicked **** bra.
  3. Aug 29, 2012
    9
    The graphical experience and sound experience (with headphones) is well worth a rental if not purchase. Runs at a constant 60 FPS never once slowing down or stuttering. Managed to skim through the "Nightmare" difficulty setting without much problems. Starts out a bit slow but once you start battling the mutants you see where the game shines. The physics and enemy interaction are smooth and fluid. Every death is a sight to behold. Once you play the levels "The Well" and "Blue Line Station" you'll want to play them over and over again (at least I did) Just a good experience. Good to take slow and absorb the atomospheres as it seems every inch of the environments is meticulously detailed and never repeats itself. Expand
  4. Oct 31, 2011
    8
    ID Software created a great game and definitely one people should look into for a rental and not a purchase, unless you're an ID fan. This game is not as "Open World" as you may have been lead to believe when reading reviews or listening to developers talk about the game. If you've ever played a game from the "Fallout" Franchise, you know exactly how open the world is, you can go anywhere and do anything. But in RAGE, there is a VERY LINEAR story line that you must follow to finish the game. There are no MORAL decisions in which you have to make that will alter how your game plays.

    With that being said, that really is the only negative thing to say about the game.

    The Graphics are crisp and the environments and sounds are amazing. For those of you wondering why the CD's are so huge and uploading them on your system is so taxing it is because the GRAPHICS ENGINE that ID Software created is VERY raw and because of it has many pixels so until they perfect their new technology, games put out with their engine, though will look amazing, will take up some good memory.

    The game play and driving mechanics are spot on. There really isn't much more to say about it.

    If you're a fan of POST APOCALYPTIC games definitely pick this up or at least give it a shot
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  5. Nov 20, 2011
    7
    Rage offers a gorgeous FPS experience with intuitive gameplay. However it lacks the instinctive "this game is awesome feel". Sure its story is decent and the action is fantastic but it doesn't grab me enough to want to keep coming back or even finish the game. The best advice would be to snap out of the mindset that Rage is going to be just like Fallout, only with better graphics. Trust me you will be disappointed just as I was and I regret having thought like that because I can't give the game credit for what it deserves which apparently is a well rounded solid 8. Rage is more like borderlands, for those who have played, because of its somewhat cartoon like feel to it except there are a bunch of invisible walls and the world is not as open. All in all the game is good however proceed with caution as you will either want to see its story to the end or blast through a few quests and wish you had picked up the other game you thinking on getting. One more thing though, I found myself playing hours of buggy races in the wasteland rather than completing quests :/ Considering this is a FPS and not a racing game it's a little worrying. I hope this was helpful Expand
  6. Jan 3, 2012
    6
    Its alright, but nothing stand out amazing. Good graphics, nice combination of vehicles, combat and RPG elements. But the game does tend to suffer from the typical Id enemy spawning and attack patterns, just like Doom 3 making combat not that fun when enemies tend to spawn all around you and love nothing better than to get right in your face. Probably less frustrating on PC since you got quicker twitch skills with M/K, but really in this day and age, twitch shooters are feeling dated. The other thing I didn't like was the lack of true exploration. In many games, if you can see it, you can go to it. But not in Rage. Its faked openness, just like Gear of War. Its like walking through a museum and seeing all the pretty pictures and sculptures but not actually being able to get close to them or touch them. Essentially there is a distinct lack of interactivity, you are constantly stopped by invisible barriers that prevent you getting off the rail of the games levels. A shame, because some of the exterior vehicle sections can be fun. Anyway its a decent game, but there are better games in the shooter / RPG / post apocalypse genre, if your tight on money and looking for more freedom, like Borderlands or Fallout 3 / New Vegas. Expand
  7. Nov 10, 2011
    0
    the story is just an excuse to send you from one arena to another, the gameplay is repetitive and boring, there is no shooter competitive multiplayer only coop, and a stupid boring racing game,the story last 6 hours, it doesnt have story, it doesn't have gameplay so why should you buy it??? Expand

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