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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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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. X-ONE Magazine UK
    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: 36 out of 218
  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
    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. Jun 20, 2020
    9
    Loved this despite the rushed ending. Nice graphics and gameplay - would pay for a remaster on PS4
  4. Nov 22, 2011
    7
    Rage obviously stands out among many games this year for it's gorgeous graphics and that it was made by ID the father of the FPS genre but itRage obviously stands out among many games this year for it's gorgeous graphics and that it was made by ID the father of the FPS genre but it has a few slip ups that really effect the game. If you are looking for a story you won't be happy, the story is really just nonexistent but of course ID is not known for making stories so lets get on to the other sections. The graphics in this game are mind blowing they simply make Crysis 2 look like pixels from slicing someones head off with a wingstick or looking at the dead city, this game looks AMAZING, but the only issue would be that the PC version when it first came out had some texture issues but those were fixed. Rages shooting mechanics work perfectly and it is very satisfying to get a headshot with a sniper rifle and the gadgets work well also. The main story missions feel somewhat boring but at times you will get very pumped up but a lot of the side missions feel very repeated and don't offer a lot of fun. The driving mechanics work well and racing is a blast online and offline but the Multiplayer section will get boring once you reach a certain level. Co-op is really fun at FIRST but after you beat them all their is no reason to come back. If you like shooters this is probably a rent-possible buy but to others it will get very boring. Expand
  5. Nov 20, 2011
    7
    I rented RAGE on terms of trying it out being an avid fan of all Bethesda and Id games. First and foremost this was by far one of the mostI rented RAGE on terms of trying it out being an avid fan of all Bethesda and Id games. First and foremost this was by far one of the most beautiful games I've played on the 360. The style is absolutely stunning, as well as the detail shinning only in areas that are very important. This is a FPS, with subtle RPG elements at the core, but the FPS aspect is very well done. Killing enemies is always rewarding and challenging at the same time. It kinda brings back memories of Jak on the playstation but in FPS form. Aside from the FPS aspect there's really nothing else it offers. There's no character development, no one individual protagonist, as well as a very bland story line. You just do missions with no ulterior motive. It's pretty much a straight line right off the bat. These guys are bad, stop them.... If they rewrote the story, gave characters more interaction with the plot, added more upgrades, locations, and weapons you'd have another fallout on your hands. But this isn't Fallout or Oblivion, it's RAGE. While it looks amazing, has a very well polished shooter core, it lacks in story and character development.So I give it a 7/10 and hope this is the start to another great series. Expand
  6. Nov 15, 2011
    6
    High quality but too short to merit purchase. Don't expect much in the way of multiplayer or story either. If you want a weekend's worth ofHigh quality but too short to merit purchase. Don't expect much in the way of multiplayer or story either. If you want a weekend's worth of good quality single player, rent it, but buyers will be disappointed. Expand
  7. Jul 16, 2017
    0
    I loved/love Rage. I am 72 and have been playing Xbox for 3 years only. my grandkids got me going on Halo when minding them. I was surprisedI loved/love Rage. I am 72 and have been playing Xbox for 3 years only. my grandkids got me going on Halo when minding them. I was surprised to find i got an Xbox for Christmas With 5 Games to get me going. It became addictive. Done all the COD and Battlefield stuff and fancied a change. Rage has so much going on. Im mad for making money and creating an arsenal to go on missions. I search all the machines and dispensers for cash. in fact I have to watch I dont get killed I get so absorbed looking for loot. It is slightly linear but you can please yourself a fair bit. I think the graphics are good and I love the wasteland world and crazy people. Some mutants are creepy especially that huge one in the Dead City. Open your minds you olduns out there and see what you are missing watching TV and growing roses. Expand

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