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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: 42 out of 77
  2. Negative: 13 out of 77
  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. Nov 13, 2019
    9
    I feel compelled to review this, because it deserves more love. I'm 30 hours in. There was one day where it crashed a few times, but it'sI feel compelled to review this, because it deserves more love. I'm 30 hours in. There was one day where it crashed a few times, but it's been all in all OK.

    REALLY GOOD open world shooter. Combines elements of many super-solid games.

    Red Faction Guerrilla
    Far Cry 3,4,5,ND
    a pinch of Half Life 2
    Mad Max
    Doom
    Borderlands

    I've had nothing but fun. Good shooting feel, and as you progress, it works to Doom it and run around in bases and just keep moving while you wipe everybody out. Driving is fantastic (in the main car), and always fun. I want to power slide like this in real life. All of the open world locations are enjoyable (except for mutant bases), and I am only now starting to be ready to wrap the game up. I have done a LOT.

    Good movement and jumping, good power abilities (that you can use or not). Honestly, not much in the way of negatives for me. I skip the movie crap and just play, man. Great game. Probably an 8.5 for me. Tons to do. Great, huge open world, and good environment variations.

    I don't agree that it feels rushed. I think it feels pretty damn polished.
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  4. Jun 1, 2019
    8
    What happens if you take Mad Max and mix it with Doom (2016) you will get Rage 2. This is a lot of fun without it ever feeling like it was tooWhat happens if you take Mad Max and mix it with Doom (2016) you will get Rage 2. This is a lot of fun without it ever feeling like it was too much game. I wish more games would go back to the 12 hour story and have a bunch of side stuff mixed in. The story of Rage 2 is drastically better than Rage mainly because I actually knew what the hell was going on. The combat is brutal and fast pace. It felt so good each time I got a head shot or blew some poor guy up. The only tedious thing was the lack of fast travel, but I eventually found a way around that. This game doesn't take itself too serious it is just a fun time to be had. I give this a FULL PRICE to be sure. Expand
  5. Aug 9, 2020
    7
    Jogo muito fraco, nos seus anúncios em eventos parecia que ia ser algo épico e inovador, mais um para entrar na minha lista de jogos que fazemJogo muito fraco, nos seus anúncios em eventos parecia que ia ser algo épico e inovador, mais um para entrar na minha lista de jogos que fazem mais Marketing do que Qualidade. Expand
  6. Nov 18, 2020
    5
    RAGE 2 is extremely average in just about every possible way. Average story, average gameplay, average world, etc. It's basically a mix ofRAGE 2 is extremely average in just about every possible way. Average story, average gameplay, average world, etc. It's basically a mix of DOOM, Far Cry, and Just Cause but worse than all of them lol. Expand
  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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