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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 216
  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. Feb 8, 2012
    10
    This game is freaking brilliant in every way a video game can be brilliant.Look,we expect Skyrim because we had Oblivion and Morrowind.GearsThis game is freaking brilliant in every way a video game can be brilliant.Look,we expect Skyrim because we had Oblivion and Morrowind.Gears of war 3 cause of part 1 and 2.I can keep on,these companies make grade A quality games and it either gets better or stays familiar within what they first made.COD MW1 was so good that the next two installments had a lot to live up to.What I'm saying is that ID software goes and flips the script and not only gives us an awesome first person shooter but blends RPG elements with an amazing driving game element and gives us a one of a kind gaming experience and people just aren't getting it?!There is only a handful of reviewers that get it,but in the years to come they will say,,OH,,I get it.This isn't even my favorite game of 2011 but what Rage is trying to accomplish is stunning and a game I will appreciate for years to come and one of the boldest entries into the video game world I have seen since the Dreamcast was released and wowed us all.People say some games are like getting two games for the price of one,well this is 3 games wrapped into 1 to create a masterpiece an epic dream come true for gamer's.Bioshock's masterpiece in 2007 was 20 hours long,well triple that and give yourself a huge piece of cake for the multi- player and you got Rage.Pure brilliance! Expand
  3. Apr 15, 2020
    9
    Another game that blew my mind when i played it for the first time. The post apocalyptic atmosphere open world of Rage is outstanding and withAnother game that blew my mind when i played it for the first time. The post apocalyptic atmosphere open world of Rage is outstanding and with Id Tech 5 it can be better than ever. Complete game that is long and brings to us a new franchise from the legendary company Id Software. Expand
  4. 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 isRage 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
  5. Nov 26, 2011
    7
    Nice graphics, gun play seems a bit old-school but there are some nice gadgets to play with. Overall not a bad game but with the recentNice graphics, gun play seems a bit old-school but there are some nice gadgets to play with. Overall not a bad game but with the recent release of some very high quality titles it does not really have anything to make it stand out. Its still a decent enough game but might be worth waiting for it to appear in a sale rather than paying full price. Expand
  6. Nov 12, 2011
    6
    After all the hype behind this game and anticipation I'm more than disappointed by the delivery. The Games look over all is not anywhere nearAfter all the hype behind this game and anticipation I'm more than disappointed by the delivery. The Games look over all is not anywhere near as good as the Gameplay trailers I had seen. Not worth my hard earned $$$$ I'm afraid, move along, nothing new to see here 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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