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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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  • Developer: id Software, Avalanche Studios
  • Genre(s): Action, Shooter, First-Person, Arcade
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Available On: Stadia
  • Rating: M
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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: 33 out of 63
  2. Negative: 11 out of 63
  1. May 20, 2019
    10
    Best shooter game on consoles I ever played, the shooting mechanics are the best you can get playing on controller, story is okay, but thisBest shooter game on consoles I ever played, the shooting mechanics are the best you can get playing on controller, story is okay, but this game main purpose is to make everything fun and relaxing which it handle greatly, would suggest this game if you looking for fun more than some interesting story Expand
  2. May 25, 2019
    10
    Great game like if doom had a baby with farcry. ,................. 10/10 .......
  3. 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
  4. May 16, 2019
    8
    It's a mad max, doom and farcry amalgamation, combat is great fun although even on hard mode it's not challenging most the time, most of theIt's a mad max, doom and farcry amalgamation, combat is great fun although even on hard mode it's not challenging most the time, most of the hard bits you will have to search for with little reward apart from the enjoyment of a tricky boss or group of shrouded. Although Bethesda had nothing to do with the developement it is published by them so you expect bugs and it doesn't dissappoint with enemies stuck running into walls or thin air and you getting stuck in a car where the only option is saving and reloading plus you can expect ripoff dlc in the future. Graphics are not great but not bad either. Best weapon in game assault rifle, when do you get it ? right at the start so there is little point gathering other weapons or upgrading them. Vehicles, promo says if you can see it you can drive it, I've seen plenty of boats cant drive any so far, you start with the phoenix arguably the best land vehicle in game so really no point gathering others. Yes it's open world but as with nearly all open world games it just makes things easier and a bit of a drudge from one action spot to the next, searching for that last storage chest just so location shows as complete on map can be very frustrating where sometimes you think it's a lie and not there at all ( just a waste of your time ) This can be aided by spending a lot of perks in search & recover but unless you're going for 100% completion a bit pointless. This game is far from perfect and seems a bit rushed probably down to Bethesda forcing ID and Avalanche to release it to compensate them losing money on fallout 76 and whatever other garbage that company makes. If you go for the main questline right from the start you will miss much of the content and end up with a really short game. Sounds like I'm slating it but as FPS it's great fun but everything else around it is poor. The characters you meet are quickly forgettable to the point you will skip every conversation due to it just being painful to listen too.
    Anyway if you want a FPS then you will have a great time here, but if you're looking for a great open world game then this is not it, maybe replay a GTA game or Red Dead 2 as these are the definition of a great openworld game.
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  5. Apr 14, 2020
    7
    This game is really disapointing for me because i was expecting a really good sequel from the first RAGE that i loved so much, it is anThis game is really disapointing for me because i was expecting a really good sequel from the first RAGE that i loved so much, it is an entertaining game but the story is poor and could have been much better in general. Expand
  6. Jul 27, 2020
    5
    I actually love the game even though it is short. But I was not able to finish the game because of the game crashing bug with the elevatorI actually love the game even though it is short. But I was not able to finish the game because of the game crashing bug with the elevator before the last mission. Looks like Bethesda never did anything to fix the game. Shame, Bethesda. Expand
  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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