Reviews for RAGE: Special Edition (Europe)

80

Sometimes i'm getting rage!!

Hunork | July 30, 2013 | See all Hunork's reviews »

A must have for both fans of FPS and sandbox games because it succeeds in both genres. An addictive and furiously violent videogame that will be breathtaking for every action fan. It may lack the open-world versatility of S.T.A.L.K.E.R and Fallout 3, the weapon diversity and sheer madness of Borderlands, yet it manages to provide thrilling corridor action and surprisingly well crafted racing that reasserts id's lofty position in the studio charts. Rage won't change the FPS landscape, but it's beautiful to see in motion and a bombastic delight to play.John Carmack has given one more winner.

80

Good FPS Experience

SuperNOVAfx | July 26, 2013 | See all SuperNOVAfx's reviews »

Rage is an excellent FPS with great visuals, really nice sound effects and some memorable locations and monster fights. Unfortunately for it, it was developed by id Software, the same guys that brought us classics like Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein. Many people were expecting something similar with Rage and, sadly, the title couln't deliver. Does this make Rage a bad game? Absolutely not. While it may fall short compared to the titans of the FPS genre, it is still one of the best shooting experiences to come out in the last few years. Sure it has flaws like poor storyline, an ending that is far from the best and the fact that it's liniar, but it has one of the most satisfying AI fights you'll ever encounter in an modern FPS and, in the end, this matters the most in this genre.

86

A clearly underrated game!!

abelfs | July 7, 2013 | See all abelfs's reviews »

There was a lot of expectation with this game, revealing itself as the next graphical beast. The promises were not fulfilled with a PC port that was clearly below the console versions. Anyway, the following fixes corrected that aspect. The final result is a outstanding game in the visual aspect, and a great game in the others. Gunplay is fast and fluid, enemies have good AI and the arsenal is fun to shoot. Just a real joy as a shooter, it feels true to id's legacy. The environment reminds the Fallout saga, but it's more linear, more focused to the action. The main problems are that rpg and racing elements are discreet, no taling about the sudden ending... However, I highly recommend this game because it is funny as hell.

83

Definitely a good pick

ccccp | May 25, 2013 | See all ccccp's reviews »

Talking about the graphics, I suffered numerous bugs launch, but after installing the correct driver, I have been more than surprised: the graphics are simply amazing, and they give a unique identity to This game. You get immersed in a truly unique environment. Then gameplay is a mix between FPS and RPG, even if the FPS dimension is present. The game is no less enjoyable, offering a respectable number of different weapons, but equally pleasant to use. The creation of ammunition and accessories is itself a forge killing machines, with ammunition still give more personality to the weapons and strange machines like spiders turrets. A special mention for the Wingstick, it was love at first sight, a real pleasure! All this takes us through a successful in a post-apocalyptic scenario, immersion is immediate, and if it seems to remain unsatisfied with the arrival of this journey this is because, the adventure is intense from start to finish.

52

Rage, just rage

georgecopos | Jan. 31, 2013 | See all georgecopos's reviews »

ID Software after all these years of experience in the game industry keeps making these bad fps'. The technical part of the game is truly outrageous, the release was a major fiasco, and even after a dozen patches, game still has many and major problems. Although its openworld, game is actually very liniar, they somehow managed to cripple the movement. The game becomes boring very fast, most of the weapons are obtained shortly in the story, the shooting part is just generic, the firearms have a strange sound, the missions arent very special, and the story is the same used over and over and over.... At all this you can add some races with cars depicted from an arcade racing, the interface is tiring ; crafting system is welcomed but it isnt necessasry therefore its forgetable. The PC version was a pain in the butt for everybody, buyers and devs included, and all this stress just for a weak FPS that only gained name trough its extreme technical problems.

92

Welcome to the world of Rage

Guardian412 | Jan. 27, 2013 | See all Guardian412's reviews »

Rage is post-apocalyptic game, set in the 22nd century, about 100-150 years after the meteor Apophis hit the planet and some survivors escaped from the destruction by burried deep underground in tiny escape pods, known as the arks. The game starts right there when you're awakening in one of these arks and as a man of the old, ancient era, you'll find yourself in the beautifully detailed environment, but desolated lands of Rage. Rage is an old school FPS and its one of the finest of its kind, made by the veterans and masters of the genre, Id Software. The gameplay is polished and fluid, the gametime is relatively long (Especially with the new The Scorchers DLC), the weapons and their alternate firemods (Different bullets), the items you may craft, such as sentry-bots and sentry-turrets are all great, and making the 15-17+ hours long journey (+2-3 hours with The Scorchers DLC) a memorable experience on a world you haven't seen before (The overall graphics is truly beautiful, regardless the resolution of the textures are pretty low. But unless you don't check it with a magnifying glass, it's great. :) ). The NPCs are also diverse and beautiful and the voice acting is excellent. The enemies, so as the AI controlling them fit perfectly for this game. The driving experience, as you may drive and upgrade different types of vehicles, is also great, so as the races and car battles you can play with them. The one and only, but greatest problem of Rage is lack of true storytelling, and the ending with it. If you've read the Rage novels or the Rage-Wiki on the net, you'll see how detailed and rich this world is. From these you also learn who you're, or how you, Lt. Nicholas Raine, a marine, got into the Ark prior the meteor Apophis hit the planet and turned it to a wasteland. Or who is responsible for the failure of the Ark Program. But unfortunately without reading these you won't learn these elements, not even your name, as regardless the world is there, the story and the well developed characters are supposed to be there, somehow these elements are not really told in the game at all. You get the shell of the story, nothing more. But I honestly suggest to read Rage-Wiki, so as you play the game, your mind will be able to fill the missing gaps of the storyline and you'll understand why certain things are happening. With this game Id Software have proved again that they're the masters of the genre. Rage is a memorable experience, what I bravely suggest for everyone.

95

Id Software did a great job!

jeyko | July 5, 2012 | See all jeyko's reviews »

RAGE is a long-awaited game from id software - creators of Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein. Firstly - the game is beautiful. It's set in a dirt-full post-apocalyptic setting with an awesome artistic approach. There may be some texture pop-in problems on some computers but that can easily be ignored, and does not distract from the story and gameplay. The story starts with you being in debt to a friend and progresses forward becoming more and more interesting. Every character's face expressions are excellent, and the more you talk to them, the more you want to know about them. The voice acting is stellar and lively. RAGE's world is alive, the more you get into it, the more you don't want to get out. And RAGE is short for its price. But everything else compensates for that. You have a huge selection of guns and upgrades for them. Bullet types play a big role in taking down your enemies. The AI is smart and sometimes makes surprising decisions. You will spend a large portion of your time driving vehicles. The steering is tight and mounted combat is enjoyable RAGE is an amazing game, and even though its length isn't that big, you will love it.