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RAGE is a groundbreaking first-person shooter set in the not-too-distant future after an asteroid impacts Earth, leaving a ravaged world behind. You emerge into this vast wasteland to discover humanity working to rebuild itself against such forces as bandit gangs, mutants, and the Authority – an oppressive government regime that has a special interest in you in particular. Featuring intense first-person shooter action, breakneck vehicle combat, an expansive world to explore and jaw-dropping graphics powered by id’s revolutionary id Tech® 5 technology, RAGE promises an experience like no other.
Fearing a planet-wide extinction from a massive asteroid headed towards Earth, world leaders are faced with the inexorable task of ensuring human survival. Left with few alternatives, life-sustaining pods filled with select people are buried deep beneath the earth’s surface. You are one of the chosen members of these modern day arks and abruptly enter the RAGE universe after surfacing alone. Leaving you to your own devices to stay alive in a world filled with those who prefer you dead, RAGE combines powerful storytelling with heart-pounding action.
Visceral 1st-person gunplay and exploration – Take on bandit gangs and hordes of mutants using an arsenal of exotic weapons and special items, such as Wingsticks, personal turrets, sentry bots, and remote-controlled bomb cars.
Frenetic 3rd-person vehicular mayhem – Burn rubber across the wasteland in your very own super buggy! Upgrade and customize your car with special parts, paint jobs and weapons, then test your skills as you battle four-wheeling bandit clans and participate in deadly races.
An expansive experience – Beyond the first-person action and vehicle combat, RAGE offers a world open to explore, with unique characters, side quests, and a compelling storyline.
Graphics that have to be seen to be believed – Powered by id’s cutting-edge new id Tech® 5 engine, new Megatexture technology brings the vast wasteland to life in never-before- possible detail with action running at an astounding 60 frames per second.
Three ways to play for non-stop action - Immerse yourself in a rich single-player story, exclusive co-op modes, or intense on-line car combat.
Not engagingArthmael77 | Dec. 3, 2013 | See all Arthmael77's reviews »
I remember seeing numerous adverts for this game on TV, so I assumed that with such an aggressive promotion, that it was actually a solid game.
I still haven't completed it, and I don't think I ever will. I think the market is too flooded with shooters. It isn't a simple task to put together a fantastic story for what is essentially an offline game.
It had more of an MMO feel to me, in that the characters seemed fairly generic to me, and not fleshed out very well.
It is a visually pleasing game, and I fear they focused too much on that instead of what is more important.
More and more of the newer games being released have much more solid stories, which leads me to believe that the industry is starting to remember what made games so great when we were younger.
I put in about half a dozen hours, and perhaps that isn't fair enough to give a full review, but on the same token the game lost me before that, and I struggled to stick it out a little longer, hoping I would find something I felt redeemed the game enough to keep me interested.
If you enjoy shooters in general the gameplay mechanics were nothing spectacular, but I didn't feel they lost a step either, so if you enjoy killing stuff, I would suggest only buying it when it is on a big sale, like it currently is. :)
Not a masterpiece but surely a good game.MauroR | Nov. 27, 2013 | See all MauroR's reviews »
It was 1996. The first time I've seen Quake I was completely blown away, real 3D graphics at the time was revolutionary since most of the shooters in 1995-1996 era (and even in 1997) were in fake 3D with 2D sprites as enemies.
id Software was always ahead of time in terms of 3D engines, the genial programming skill of John Carmack were unmatched. Doing a fast forward we're here, talking about RAGE, the new IP from id Software. RAGE is powered by the last engine made by Carmack & C., the id Tech 5, and I have to say that at the moment it runs smooth even on less powerful PC since the engine scale automatically with your hardware, at least this what I know and since my PC is very old and the game runs pretty fine so I can assume that it's the truth. When the game has been released most people got disappointed since the game had several bugs, especially the textures pop in, which in a game made by id Software it was unforgivable because before this any Id's engine was perfect from a technological standpoint, creating everytime a landmark in 3D graphics(just think about the presentation of Doom 3 in 2001 at the MacExpo) and every engine has been licensed to make lots of games powered by id's engines, this isn't happened with their last engine, I don't think that there are other titles using the id Tech 5 as far as I know. Talking about the game itself I've enjoyed, the gameplay is smooth and fast paced, and the various missions (or quests if you prefer) are enjoyable and you have minigames too and the world is big enough even If in a id's shooter I'd preferred a less open world approach but it's a matter of taste so this won't influence my final score, maybe I've played too much Quake in the past :D.
In conclusion if you're looking for a game with classic run and gun game with open world elements, this is the game for you. There's also a Co-Op mode if want to play with your friends. MauroR out.
Funny shooter, nice graphics and "cars"KingArthas94 | Oct. 16, 2013 | See all KingArthas94's reviews »
RAGE is a nice shooter, with a really HUGE setting. It's cool and amusing doing rides while caring about shooting the enemies. It's not simple, specially the first times, but then you become stronger and faster and kick asses! There are also some "rpg like" things like selectable quests. I decided to play RAGE on my PC with my Xbox 360 controller, it was nice. The graphics are simply GOOD. The textures are really detailed, even if I feel like it could be better on some aspects. I recommend it :)
An invigorating shooting-driving gameMatthew_Lumie | Oct. 4, 2013 | See all Matthew_Lumie's reviews »
I was very excited to play this game, and when I finally did I was not disappointed... Largely. I found the graphics a bit lacking compared to my initial expectation, however there's a reason for this. When I originally saw Rage, as far as I knew this was just a demo for iD tech 5, but it looked great and I was expecting an engine that toppled UE 3 or CE3. While it didn't do the latter, I am proud to say it is very good lucking game if you can run it on max, and moreover the gameplay is a fun mix of shooting and driving. Also, while the game isn't completely free roam, there is a lot of exploration to be had. It can be a pretty difficult game too, but also rewarding.
Once you work with it, it's great.deatonis | Sept. 26, 2013 | See all deatonis's reviews »
This game is in no way perfect, infact it's rather rough around the edges not from gameplay but the game's software it's self but don't let that stop you and here's why.
There's multiple fixes on the steam forum and if you mix them together the game plays better than most other titles that play natively with no problem.
As far as gameplay the game is like fallout mixed with doom. The game could use alittle more depth as far as interaction with the enemies but interactions with the npcs you come in contact with is very indepth, and infact alittle more life like than other titles.
The shooter aspects of the game is great and the driving isn't bad, the control for the driving is actually very good but the games own issues tend to limit how much enjoyment you get out of that, unless again though, you fix it and make it work.
The graphics are also pretty nice once modified and the selection of guns down the way is pretty nice especially since some actually add in new aspects such as stealth or explosive.
Overall the title fairs well and to me proved to be quite an experience especially with how surreal the surroundings and the game it's self feels.