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  • Summary: Dive headfirst into a dystopian world devoid of society, law, and order. RAGE 2 brings together two studio powerhouses Avalanche Studios, masters of open world insanity, and id Software, the gods of the first-person shooter to deliver a carnival of carnage where you can go anywhere, shootDive headfirst into a dystopian world devoid of society, law, and order. RAGE 2 brings together two studio powerhouses Avalanche Studios, masters of open world insanity, and id Software, the gods of the first-person shooter to deliver a carnival of carnage where you can go anywhere, shoot anything, and explode everything.

    THE LAST RANGER
    Bring the pain using a collection of upgradable weapons, devastating Nanotrite powers, and Overdrive, the ability to push your guns beyond their mechanical limits.

    PEDAL TO THE METAL
    From monster trucks to gyrocopters, use an assortment of rugged and wasteland-ready vehicles to speed across the badlands. If you see it, you can drive it.

    FACTIONS & FOES
    Fight against ferocious factions for control of the wasteland, each featuring a rogue's gallery of madmen, mutants, and monsters hungry for blood.

    THE WASTELAND AWAITS
    Seamlessly traverse a vast and varied landscape, from lush jungles and treacherous swamps to sun-scorched deserts in your pursuit of The Authority. The wasteland is massive, and you've got the arsenal to fight for every inch.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 43
  2. Negative: 2 out of 43
  1. May 18, 2019
    85
    Rage 2 shines in its gunfights, driving sequences, and from the fun perks and upgrades that you can use. The open world is an invitation to exploration but still sometimes feels a bit empty.
  2. May 18, 2019
    80
    If narratively shallow yet entertaining movies are popcorn flicks, Rage 2 is the ultimate popcorn game, and that’s okay. At no point during my 15 hours running rampant around its post-apocalyptic wasteland did I feel the need to know more about a character’s subplot, or question the antagonist’s motives. I was too caught up in the spectacle of carnage to care.
  3. May 17, 2019
    75
    RAGE 2's unique visual style and genuinely fun gameplay mechanics ultimately outweigh a bit uninspired mission design, a disappointing story and at times flawed technical execution. If you can live with that, you'll absolutely have fun.
  4. May 18, 2019
    70
    The satisfying action and relentless chaos of Rage 2 peppers a formulaic open world with thrills.
  5. Jul 8, 2019
    65
    Rage 2 is a victim of a wave of technical issues and painfully average story but still manages to be one of the most fun FPS you can encounter and can provide you with your adrenaline shot for the day if needed.
  6. May 28, 2019
    60
    Rage 2 sadly epitomises everything that’s stale about the gaming market today, and while it’s by no means a bad game, it’s just one that should have released years ago, if at all.
  7. May 24, 2019
    40
    The outside looks good, but the moment you get close enough to interact with anything, it never ceases to reveal just how shallow it is. The missions, the few that actually exist, end the same way and are quite frequently unimpressive, the wasteland looks great but is boring to traverse and explore, and the few things that are good, like the combat, are mired with systems that are either a hassle to get access to or a hassle to deal with. It’s been a while since I have been genuinely disappointed with a game in almost every way. I don’t like this feeling. And neither will you.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 75 out of 152
  2. Negative: 48 out of 152
  1. May 14, 2019
    10
    It's like every other ID software game, you have to be in it for the combat. I rate it an 8/10 but put 10/10 to counter balance a bit. ForIt's like every other ID software game, you have to be in it for the combat. I rate it an 8/10 but put 10/10 to counter balance a bit. For some background i am typically a fan of most fps games like far cry as well as doom and Wolfenstein. It feels just like the previous rage but better in every way which is exactly what i was hoping for. The game runs perfect on PS4 and i haven't had a single issue so far. If you have similar tastes in games to what i have mentioned i would highly recommend picking up the game. Expand
  2. May 21, 2019
    10
    Trust me this game is a lot of fun and there’s so much to do and a lot more coming from the devs. This game is the ****
  3. May 14, 2019
    9
    Like the first, Rage 2 is a sleeper hit. Great FPS gameplay and post apocalyptic setting. Like most Id shooters, the setting is great but theLike the first, Rage 2 is a sleeper hit. Great FPS gameplay and post apocalyptic setting. Like most Id shooters, the setting is great but the story is barebones. Some audio bugs and less than perfect performance bring it down a notch. But, overall a great open world shooter. Expand
  4. May 20, 2019
    7
    If you're going to buy this game, keep in mind that it never set out to deliver an engaging story. The entire premise of the game is a strongIf you're going to buy this game, keep in mind that it never set out to deliver an engaging story. The entire premise of the game is a strong focus on combat, everything else is an after-thought. RAGE 2 accomplishes what it set out to achieve - fun, interactive, and engaging combat - and it does it perfectly. The shooting feels great, and the 'Nanotrite' super-powers that you can use feel amazing too.

    RAGE 2 should not be judged harshly for it's paper thin story, because it never set out to entice you with a story to begin with. It's nothing more than an excuse to put you into different set-pieces and locations where you can shoot stuff. That being said, I always appreciate memorable characters in any form of entertainment and unfortunately for RAGE 2, it falls flat in creating any kind of interest towards the characters or the world that they live in, as a matter of fact, the original RAGE did world building much better and had many more memorable (and frankly, better looking) characters. It's incredibly disappointing and while it did not impact the game-play, the lack of any interesting characters made it very hard for me to care about the people I was supposed to be fighting to protect.

    I give RAGE 2 an 7 out of 10 because it is at it's core a fantastic shooter, with combat unlike any other FPS game and has the signature 'id' seal of quality plastered all over it, but the disappointing absence of any character development and a wide-open world that's as big as an ocean but as shallow as a puddle holds this game back from being a truly memorable experience. Seeing Avalanche take part in the development of RAGE 2 was a major red flag for me and it seems like my gut was right.
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  5. May 14, 2019
    5
    Figured they were over compensating with all the bright colors and "wild" "goofy" "text poppy" trailers. As expected Its yet another BORINGFigured they were over compensating with all the bright colors and "wild" "goofy" "text poppy" trailers. As expected Its yet another BORING FPS game. Wish there was a Mad Max 2. Expand
  6. Jul 15, 2019
    4
    I don't want to spend a lot of time on this review, since I've already lost a lot of time playing RAGE 2, so I'll just say this.I don't want to spend a lot of time on this review, since I've already lost a lot of time playing RAGE 2, so I'll just say this.

    Mechanically, as a shooter, it's pretty good. I would rate it an 8/10 for its gameplay alone.

    The writing is AGGRESSIVELY bad, to the point where it treats its own story and characters like a joke and expects you to do the same. 1/10.

    Exploration is the least satisfying of any open world game I've ever played in my life. There are a few weapons and powers you have to find scattered across the wasteland, but that's it. It's a big open waste of time and space.

    Since the writing and characters are atrocious, and every bandit-infested gas station or roadside attraction is exactly the same, there is exactly zero motivation to do anything but follow the arrows to your next objective. At least the original RAGE had character, and a fun CCG built in.

    Skip RAGE 2.
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  7. May 25, 2019
    0
    What? Who the beep would think this game WOULDN'T have, at the least, a co-op multiplayer? All of this hype and there's NO CO-OP, NOWhat? Who the beep would think this game WOULDN'T have, at the least, a co-op multiplayer? All of this hype and there's NO CO-OP, NO COMPETITIVE PVP, NO MULTIPLAYER WHATSOEVER, and the game is OVER in about 10 hours? No way in beep. What a total disappointment. Expand

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