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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: 11 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  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 16, 2019
    85
    Rage 2 is above all else just a big dumb fun time. Sure it has a lot of shortcomings, but the minute-to-minute game play is so well-polished I couldn’t help but have a great time. So much so that I found myself going back and completing areas in full even after credits rolled. It is the kind of game I shut my brain off and just go into a zone and lay waste to all enemies in front of me. The combat feels great, the powers are incredibly fun, and so much of the game just made me feel like a total badass. I can finally forgive the end of the first game, Rage 2 is simply put, a blast.
  3. May 22, 2019
    81
    RAGE 2 is a really great game and easily one of the top shooters of this generation, but it fails with its open world approach.
  4. May 16, 2019
    75
    Even after 8 years, the Rage series is still having an identity crisis. It has all the signifiers of an open-world game, but it lacks the overall narrative that makes the world compelling, and its best bits—that is, its gunfights—take places in either small, complexly designed arenas or in hallways, like a linear shooter. The greatest irony about Rage 2 is that it might have been an even better, more interesting game if it was more like the first game with a fresh coat of (pink) paint. What it is now is just a bunch of sound and fury, which can be fun for a while, but it’s ultimately an empty experience.
  5. May 20, 2019
    70
    Rage 2 isn’t the biggest game in the world. Nor is it the prettiest, or the most polished. Once you’ve explored its tame open world enough to open up your combat options however, it doesn’t really matter. In the heat of battle, the only thing you’ll be experiencing while playing Rage 2 is sheer joy. And it’s good enough to make all the boring bits in between feel worthwhile. It’s not perfect, but it shows that id’s brilliant brand of combat can be enhanced and implanted into an open world.
  6. May 15, 2019
    70
    Rage 2 is presented as a wild ride through a post-apocalyptic playground, with people invited to attend a festival of blood, guts, and spray paint. Wacky characters and bright colors adorn the box art and marketing materials, but the reality of the game is much less colorful. Were the outside trimmings more accurate, they would feature a grey supercop holding an assault rifle. The pizzazz and graffiti are merely background decoration for a collection of tropes and mechanics we’ve seen elsewhere, done better by the same developers to boot. It’s certainly fun to play, and shooter diehards who love open worlds will likely have a blast checking off objectives and discovering new powers, but anyone looking for more style or substance will be disappointed.
  7. May 16, 2019
    60
    If all you’re looking for is good shooting mechanics, the game has you covered.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 73
  2. Negative: 13 out of 73
  1. May 14, 2019
    10
    what is the deal with trolls giving this game bad reviews? I'm lazy so it's rare that I take the time to review a video game. I'm halfwaywhat is the deal with trolls giving this game bad reviews? I'm lazy so it's rare that I take the time to review a video game. I'm halfway through Rage 2, the game is fun as hell, whoever said the game is boring has not played this game. The graphics are beautiful, I enjoy the colors, the only bad point is there is no HDR, but the game still looks great and plays smooth. So ignore the trolls, I'm enjoying this game so far, also I did play the original Rage Expand
  2. May 16, 2019
    10
    While I personally think this game is an 8.5, I am giving it a 10 because of moron games journalists (like those at Polygon who can’t review aWhile I personally think this game is an 8.5, I am giving it a 10 because of moron games journalists (like those at Polygon who can’t review a game without finding some faux social justice outrage to be pissy about; much like how it is impossible for a vegan to go 2 minutes without telling anyone they are a vegan) and user reviewing dumbasses like Lejbn who are 0-bombing this because “Why not?” to offset the low score.

    Is the game perfect? Nope, not in the least. The vehicle controls can be a bit rough (here’s hoping there’s a patch coming to fix it), the open world can feel a bit empty (but then again not being bombarded every minute with some random encounter ala Red Dead Redemption 2 is nice), the story is meh much like the first game (but hey, DOOM 2016’s story was in the background and the DOOM Guy/DOOM Slayer only had one personality type, so if you can roll with that you can easily roll with this), and changing menus and moving the cursor on the map are a bit on the slow side (again like with vehicle controls hopefully this will be fixed with a patch).

    What does work? The gunplay, weapons, and abilities are f*cking excellent as everyone (save those idiot 0-bombers) agrees on! Leveling up/upgrades definitely help one feel like they are progressing from some Post-Post Apocalypse Scab to a literal Wasteland Superhero/God! And the variety of locals, biomes, and set pieces definitely make it look better than a majority of the post apocalypse games what with their various shades of drab browns and even more drab grays.

    So all in all a fun game that I guarantee you’ll be coming back to over and over again much like the Mad Max game (which too was crapped on by professional reviewers and the oddball 0-bomber).
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  3. May 12, 2021
    9
    12/26/20-12/31/20 Completed 100% Story/DLC/Side Quests

    Better than I expected for sure! The story follows a trainee Ranger that is on a
    12/26/20-12/31/20 Completed 100% Story/DLC/Side Quests

    Better than I expected for sure!

    The story follows a trainee Ranger that is on a revenge rampage after his mentor is killed by a big half-robot monster. He has to buildup a relationship with various towns across the wasteland in order to assemble the parts for a bit of murdery vengeance.

    The main campaign wound up being a little bland, with none of the irreverence and humor that the trailers seemed to indicate. Not quite on the level with Borderlands or Saints Row, which seems like it would have really fit well with the everything else in the game.

    I really liked the various locations to explore through the story and beyond. It's really neat to be gunning down the different and unique bandit clans in a decrepit missile silo one minute and dealing with the spaceship-like labs of the Authority a few hours later. I'm usually a sucker for dystopian locations anyway, and it's done very well here.

    There are also various powers that you acquire through the game that were way more fun than I anticipated. Each power is mapped very intelligently in the controls so that you wind up using them as often as possible, as well as searching for upgrades to all of the favorites. Seeing how many enemies you can destroy with one shot was always fun.

    Even though the weapons were pretty standard, the shooting was perfectly done and every weapon was pretty fun to use. I did find myself sticking mostly to the Shotgun because of how fast the combat is, but it fits in to this type of game very well.

    As far as music and graphics go, both were exceptional. The voice acting was serviceable, with the exception of the main character who was irritatingly generic.

    The only negative that I found was the driving, the tank that is your main transportation controls a little stiffly. And the terrain is not really set up in a way that makes getting from one place to another very smooth. After completely upgrading the tank, I still had a bear of a time with any vehicle combat (convoys, etc.) because it was very difficult to stay on the road. Nobody feels cool accidentally driving off a cliff.

    After playing the main game on Game Pass, I decided to buy the game immediately (along with the DLC). Rise of the Ghosts is pretty good, having a whole new area to explore and a story line that held my interest, but the Halloween DLC was very disappointing. It was basically a set of challenge rooms that go way too long with very little story of any kind.
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  4. May 17, 2019
    8
    One of the best shooters out there. Not the best open world to honest, but the gameplay more than makes up for it.
  5. Nov 27, 2019
    7
    Rage 2 is a solid first-person shooter, so if that's what you're all about and don't care about much else, then this is the game for you.

    I
    Rage 2 is a solid first-person shooter, so if that's what you're all about and don't care about much else, then this is the game for you.

    I absolutely love the DOOM-style fast paced, double jumping, punchy, over-the-top combat with power ups (I really love using "Shatter" to knock-back enemies). It's fun, shooty, action that's good for few hours and then you forget about it.

    Unfortunately, everything else in between the fun, shooty, action bits is really hollow and mundane. The main quest line is about 8-10 hours long and is heavily padded out with side objects such as "clear out this bandit camp", "clear out this mutant nest." etc.

    There's not much in the way of character arcs or development. You play as Ranger Walker and your job is to defeat The Authority from the first game and murder anyone who gets in your way. I came across NPCs with hilarious names and that's about all I ever got to know about them.

    The plot is very cookie cutter and the final boss fight is a joke, while also being incredibly cooke cutter.

    The driving mechanics are atrocious, specifically the way bikes handle in this game. Driving mechanics were also an issue in the first Rage.

    They've since patched in some updates, such as making the open world feel less empty (I ran into a little mini-boss fight at one point during my second play through) as well as some other quality of life changes (a radar to help you track down storage containers, feltrite and data pads, for example).

    Overall, I think I can recommend Rage 2 for it's combat alone, but do try and pick it up on sale since i don't believe it's a game worth it's "triple-A" price tag.
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  6. May 1, 2020
    5
    More like a Doom than rage. Didn't like this game, first Rage was 8/10. Boring story.
  7. Mar 23, 2021
    0
    If I wanted a puzzle game, I would play tetris. After completing a mission, talking with the mission provider is another complex mission.IIf I wanted a puzzle game, I would play tetris. After completing a mission, talking with the mission provider is another complex mission.I lost count of how many hours I lost from my life just to talk to the mission provider after mission completion. It's like going through a bloody maze, winning a complex puzzle if I can just go and talk to them! Gameplay SUCKS, story is Medicare, noob developers used mazes and puzzles to make the players think that it's story is big and why the he'll walker sounds like she is pushing out a baby after she is hurt? WASTE OF TIME. NOOB DEVELOPERS.I FEEL SORRY FOR MICROSOFT THAT THEY BOUGHT BETHESDA AND ITS NOOB DEVELOPERS. Expand

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