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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 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  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: 25 out of 41
  2. Negative: 9 out of 41
  1. May 20, 2019
    10
    This game is excellent. The gun play is fantastic. Probably the best about the game. It feels chunky, in a good way. when you spray down theThis game is excellent. The gun play is fantastic. Probably the best about the game. It feels chunky, in a good way. when you spray down the enemy you feel satisfied with each shot. Some of the best fps gun play i ever experienced. There is plenty to do before even starting the main story. This game is not for the story but definitely for the gun play. I'm fine with what i have seen of the story. The game is perfect for difficulty. Normal mode is not too easy and not too hard. The only gripe i would say is that the driving controls take a little of getting use too. I love the fact that when driving around you run into road blocks in areas you already been too, so it is a surprise. The story is not very long but neither was doom and that game was just as awesome. It is a solid 9 to me but ill give it a 10 cause i believe it deserves a better score. Expand
  2. May 19, 2019
    10
    A 10 to counter the 0-bombs. Once the 0-bombs dissapear, I'll take this review and 10 score down to it's correct score of 8. I am adamant thatA 10 to counter the 0-bombs. Once the 0-bombs dissapear, I'll take this review and 10 score down to it's correct score of 8. I am adamant that 0-bombing games for other reasons than the quality of the game itself should be halted. The only way I can contribute to that is by doing the same thing but at the other side of the scale. metacritic's score system is dumb as well. Many, many games stay without score because they don't reach the necessary 4 reviews. This makes quick valueing of a game impossible. Changes that need to be made:-
    -Show the score from the get-go!
    -Make a written review mandatory for scores from 9 and up and certainly from 3 and down!
    Unless changes in the scoring system are made, sites like Metacritic will become untrustworthy and useless. One could certainly argue that that moment has already happened
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  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 21, 2019
    8
    The games is not bad. It looks ok but on xb1 X the textures should be better. The pink colourisation is certainly off putting but you getThe games is not bad. It looks ok but on xb1 X the textures should be better. The pink colourisation is certainly off putting but you get use to it. The sound is excellent and the gun feels great.

    The game on hard mode is not a real challenge.
    The driving is average and just serves to get you from A to B. I don't really do the driving mission because compared to the gun fighting, it is distinctly below par. Where Rage does succeed, and very well, is in the gun play department. The gun fights are excellent and can be very tense, however, ramp up that hardness if you want a challenge.

    The UI is surprisingly clunky, and overly complicated. It lacks smoothness and is just barely functional.
    The game is open world so you are free to chose your mission in the order you wish, which is great. however, most the mission are samey.

    Whilst I appreciate the standards of gaming is high, this isn't a bad game, were just spoilt for great games at the moment. Whilst elements of the game are excellent, the overall package is not perfect in my opinion. But if you want carnage this game is as good as any in that department.
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  5. May 15, 2019
    7
    The combat in this game is phenomenal--it captures the momentum, headshots, enemy reaction of the first Rage--in other words the parts of theThe combat in this game is phenomenal--it captures the momentum, headshots, enemy reaction of the first Rage--in other words the parts of the first game people liked and drops it all in the middle of an extremely stale sandbox world. I'm satisfied with the shooting but I do wonder why they bothered to include the open world parts when there is little incentive to explore. If you wander off you usually just get stuck somewhere or fall into pit. Expand
  6. May 18, 2019
    5
    Probably one of the most boring games to come out this generation. And its not the gameplay I'm talking about, the shooting and all theProbably one of the most boring games to come out this generation. And its not the gameplay I'm talking about, the shooting and all the players abilities feel awesome. In fact this game is probably on par with Doom when it comes to the gun mechanics.

    But everything else in the game is completely bland and boring. The story in this game is a total snooze-fest, none of the characters you meet in this game have anything interesting or cool to say. The open world feels completely lifeless and devoid of anything cool or interesting to see or do. There are tons of boring and repetitive open world activities to do but none of them are worth doing.

    Worst part of the game is easily the driving, some of the worst controls in a modern day open world game.
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  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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