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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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  • Developer: id Software
  • Genre(s): Action, Shooter, Shooter, First-Person, Third-Person, Modern, Modern, Modern, Arcade
  • # of players: Up to 4
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  • Rating: M
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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: 34 out of 208
  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. Mar 24, 2014
    9
    Let me begin by saying RAGE is certainly one of my all-time favourite games. An immersive campaign and the brilliant mechanics one couldLet me begin by saying RAGE is certainly one of my all-time favourite games. An immersive campaign and the brilliant mechanics one could expect from an id Software game deliver a great experience. I really do not understand the flak this game gets - I find that I disagree with the negative reviews. They call the campaign and characters generic, while I would say the campaign is brilliant, although it drags at times, and I find the characters to be some of the most brilliantly realised characters in video gaming.
    Although the ending, as I'm sure you've heard, is very disappointing, the rest of the game certainly makes up for that, It's graphically stunning, bringing in fans of both shooters and racing games. There's something for many different fans of different genres, including card games, board games, racing, shooting and a satirical comedy show named Mutant Bash TV.
    The accompanying book, although it differs from the game at certain times, is also brilliant, and the ending is certainly better than in the game.
    The driving begins to feel like filler after a few hours of playing, and towards the middle of the game the campaign drags. But if you stay through the rough patches, RAGE is a truly outstanding experience which will not be paralleled.
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  4. 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
  5. Oct 6, 2011
    6
    This game while beautiful engine is lacking in almost every other area.

    It just seems like a Fallout 4 Technology Demo. The whole time I was
    This game while beautiful engine is lacking in almost every other area.

    It just seems like a Fallout 4 Technology Demo. The whole time I was playing its short campaign I was thinking - so that is what Skyrim and Fallout 4 is going to look like.
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  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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