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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 8, 2011
    9
    I have to say that i'm truly astounded by the ratings of 0 and 1 here,after 25 hours of game time so far not had any issue's,game runs veryI have to say that i'm truly astounded by the ratings of 0 and 1 here,after 25 hours of game time so far not had any issue's,game runs very smoothly,no tearing or missing textures and 65fps. The game is beautiful as far as the graphics go,so much attention to detail,sound is wonderful and music is grand,control is a breeze and never had a single crash,very similar to Borderlands so i'm very happy as that is a favourite of mine,RAGE just feels like an extension of Borderlands if truth be told,this is more than i could have hoped for and works perfectly on my GT 440,for me this works perfectly and couldn't ask for more and certainly looks better than the 360 and ps3 versions as the pc doesn't have the same restrictions,a class act and i'm sure will get even better with more content and indeed a patch or two but for me it works great so a patch isn't required,90 % from me and yes am an indie developer and been playing hundred's of games since 1978. Expand
  3. Dec 2, 2011
    8
    Rage was possibly one of the worst game launchs in recent memory. Driver issues, lack of PC graphic options, and bugs. While it's prettyRage was possibly one of the worst game launchs in recent memory. Driver issues, lack of PC graphic options, and bugs. While it's pretty common in most game launches to see any or all of these problems, with Rage it seemed to be the perfect storm. Combined with horrible open GL driver support from ATI, Rage really never got off the starting line. >< IF you toughed it out there was a pretty good FPS hiding under all the chaos. >< Rage doesn't do anything new but rather incorporates alot of ideas that id had done well in previous games. Level design is excellent albeit a tad too linear with return visits to certain levels via side-quests. The enemies you face have better AI and are more diverse then the "Hey, let's re-skin the same mindless human model 20 times"--military shooter(s). The driving sections and racing are very arcade-ish, decent but can become repetitive also. Rage offers tons of customization, be it your car, or weapons, or items, you're given many creative ways to reign down death. Graphically the game is gorgeous, gripes about low-res textures aside, Rage is one of the best looking games around. Multiplayer is a car combat Twisted Metal style affair, which to be honest I only tried once, and didn't much care for. >< Rage wasn't the second coming of FPS that many had hoped but it's no way near as bad as some would like you to believe either. I'd recommend Rage to anyone with a decent PC now that the price has dropped. Expand
  4. Jan 6, 2012
    5
    I bought this game weeks after it came out and I didn't have any of the issues other people had. Actually, the game is quite pretty. TheI bought this game weeks after it came out and I didn't have any of the issues other people had. Actually, the game is quite pretty. The texture fill in, or pop in, or whatever people want to call it sucks, but it didn't really bug me. However, the crap quality of the textures when you get close to things is worse. But for me, the real problem was: This game got boring fast. Really boring. Really fast. I got half way and just started trying desperately to finish it. It's a major rail shooter. You visit every place pretty much twice. I don't know what to say other than buy it on sale. It's worth seeing the amazing visuals - unfortunately, Borderlands will stand head and shoulders above this game, simply because it came first, and was more interesting, story wise. Expand
  5. Aug 3, 2012
    3
    Simply unsatisfying. It had potential and it had hype. Neither were anywhere near fulfilled. Admittedly it does have those little things thatSimply unsatisfying. It had potential and it had hype. Neither were anywhere near fulfilled. Admittedly it does have those little things that make you believe when you hear about it, but when you see that it isn't all that developed you get doubly let down.
    You can easily have fun with the game, but the entire multiplatform business ruined what could have been a real gem.
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  6. Nov 17, 2011
    1
    When I bought Doom 3, I liked the darkness of the scenarios, because at the time, normal map and real time stencil shadows were interesting toWhen I bought Doom 3, I liked the darkness of the scenarios, because at the time, normal map and real time stencil shadows were interesting to look. But the gameplay, storyline and multiplayer... so I bought in the end, 50% of the final product, considering these, the system of light and textures. The game is disposable.
    For a long time, I was surprised with RAGE, his images show a game visually compatible with the feeling that quake caused on me, look something new. It was a long download on Steam, where I bought the game. I confess that the texture cause less problems using a nvidia gpu, but the lag occurs. Was just the beginning of the frustration.
    After thousands of interviews, the good and bad sides of the new engine second John Carmack, the PC as the best visual and the product selling as the best game ever made by id! I finally bought RAGE. I bought 70% of advertising.. yes, advertising is the real seller always. Because the final product is just half of the real deal. In 10 hours, all cards, itens and quests done.. minigames and races, please...
    The best looking game! is just a pile of low res with more closed doors, than options.
    Again, the game is disposable.
    I feel cheated, it was my last effort with at id software.
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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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