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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.
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  1. Positive: 24 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
  1. Oct 4, 2011
    90
    In terms of RAGEs story, there is a lot of wasted potential in this otherwise brilliant shooter. The same could be said for the technical side of things, as RAGE undoubtedly looks good, but far from brilliant, "thanks" to its multiplatform-roots. Nevertheless: id's newest IP offers great atmosphere, spot-on gunplay, cool weapons, funny vehicle-combat and solid graphics; that leaves us hoping for Carmack's promised texture-patch.
  2. Oct 13, 2011
    86
    A must have for both fans of FPS and sandbox games because it succeeds in both genres. An addictive and furiously violent videogame that will be breathtaking for every action fan.
  3. Oct 6, 2011
    85
    It may lack the open-world versatility of S.T.A.L.K.E.R and Fallout 3, the weapon diversity and sheer madness of Borderlands, yet it manages to provide thrilling corridor action and surprisingly well crafted racing that reasserts id's lofty position in the studio charts.
  4. Oct 7, 2011
    80
    Technically, Rage excels. The shooter mechanics are fantastic and the enemies vary in their tactics. However, the game starts to drag towards the (sudden) end, and the save system irritates.
  5. Oct 31, 2011
    80
    Rage won't change the FPS landscape, but it's beautiful to see in motion and a bombastic delight to play. [Dec 2011, p.52]
  6. Oct 21, 2011
    70
    I wasn't expecting miracles - the word "revolution" hasn't been associated with id Software for a long time. But still I was expecting an 8/10 game and even during E3 it seemed Rage would be just that. Unfortunatelly sometimes things simply don't work that way. Various flaws of the game - beginning with a fairly short single player, ending with technical issues - don't allow me to call it a well made product. I had fun, but that's not enough to praise a game that doesn't belong on a shelf labeled "hit".
  7. 45
    The threadbare story is filled with pointless motivations, poorly realised characters and bad dialogue - so cross out 'wanting to know what happens at the end'. The way the game challenges you is by simply sending more of the same at you and hoping you run out of ammo. It doesn't have story, it doesn't have gameplay - so why would you keep playing?

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  1. Oct 4, 2011
    10
    A thoroughly enjoyable game. It has all the plus points - good gameplay, impressive graphics, great music. I cannot wait to complete the gameA thoroughly enjoyable game. It has all the plus points - good gameplay, impressive graphics, great music. I cannot wait to complete the game with all the possible side quests. John Carmack has given one more winner. Expand
  2. Oct 9, 2011
    9
    Perfect game for me, The really like shooter from id software. Graphic are really good, probably one of the best game this year. The sound isPerfect game for me, The really like shooter from id software. Graphic are really good, probably one of the best game this year. The sound is good too. I wait to see next game created with that engine. Expand
  3. 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 multicoloredI 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
  4. 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 graphicallyA 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. Expand
  5. Oct 4, 2011
    2
    Graphics are well done so are the animations, thats really all this game has going for it. Over the last decade we are noticing more and moreGraphics are well done so are the animations, thats really all this game has going for it. Over the last decade we are noticing more and more games turning into plane old shooters nothing more. This game is clearly only for those who like to run and gun and ignore everything else. Loot is not exciting at all, its find ammo and things to open doors for more ammo. There is not alot of originality to this game just alot of repetitive action. We have all already played games like this we should all save 60$$. Expand
  6. Jul 10, 2012
    1
    Oh dear, I must remember never again to look forward to a new ID game. After the somewhat awesomeness of quake wars enemy territory, I hadOh dear, I must remember never again to look forward to a new ID game. After the somewhat awesomeness of quake wars enemy territory, I had quite high hopes for the mention of a new title to add to my ever favourite game developers name and with mention of the new 'ID tech 5' engine I couldn't wait to pre-order this 'Big crazy shooter'.
    'ID tech 5' was actually just a slightly suped up bulletstorm engine and was used badly. The graphics are medioca at best with many glitches, boring combat and although there are a hell of a lot of weapons, they all seem a bit, samey. Co-op was also un-surprisingly boring with hour after hour of banging one's head against the wall trying to ****ing defibrillate yourself to life.
    I enjoyed the classic ID titles: Doom, quake (Oh, I could gush about quake SO MUCH) and wolfenstein but rage is a title that should bring ID shame as such a poor comparison.
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  7. Jul 22, 2012
    0
    The game doesn't work, it runs smooth but textures are bugged, spent two days trying everything, it won't work for me. I kinda feel like I'veThe game doesn't work, it runs smooth but textures are bugged, spent two days trying everything, it won't work for me. I kinda feel like I've been stolen, we should all bring them to court and get our money back, you can't get stuff that doesn't work on the market and steal peoples money like that, this should not be legal... Expand

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