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.
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RAGE is a game that for all of its great moments and solid design is just too short by a long shot. It presents itself as an open world shooter with lots of quests and lots of things to do, but there just isn't. By the time the game ends you will find yourself thinking that you thought it had just gotten started. And the worst part about this is that over all it a very competent and well designed FPS. The guns all feel good and different from one another and upgrades are rewarding to purchase, However, much like the rest of the game their aren't enough of them. Characters seem interesting but you only seem to interact with them for minutes. Side quests only amount to a handful leaving no real reason to return to areas. You move through your vehicles so quickly you never really develop any attachment or skill with them. The only really true flaw that could be found with this game is that it did have some hardware compatibility issues on launch but have since been changed. I feel that this game may have gotten a sequel down the line if Borderlands had not stolen most of it't thunder. I like RAGE, I really, really do. I just wish there was a lot, lot more of it.
Have you ever wondered what Borderlands, Fallout 3, and Mad Max looked like mixed together? That is RAGE. This is a solid shooter as its made by the grandfather of shooters. The problem is the story is short and incomplete. It ends on an odd note and leaves much to be desired. The DLC content is very good, but adds little to the overall story and seems more like fan service than anything else. Vehicle combat is decent, but forgettable. You have a variety of cars that you obtain and you can customize them, but overall the appeal just becomes bland after a while. I really did enjoy this game, but I wish there was more of it. Hopefully we'll get a RAGE 2, but right now id is busy supporting the DOOM reboot and now developing QUAKE: Champions.
Remember Borderlands? Well, it was good when it was released, but now that (at the moment I'm writing this) we have Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel playing the first Borderlands is kind of boring. Well, that Borderlands is still better than Rage. Rage is like playing Borderlands without sense of humour, or playing Fallout without surviving elements. It's like a generic FPS in a vast world that probably would have been way better as a linear FPS. You'll spend a lot of time completing stupid missions and secondary objectives, and the main story is so bad they didn't even bother about making a proper ending for it. Rage is fun at some points, since it works as a great FPS, but you will only "FPS" the 25 % of the game. The rest of it is far from enjoyable, and there are way too many better options than this title.
RAGE is like the illigitimate love child of Fallout and Borderlands, but not as good as either. The game is definitely pretty, the weapons can be extremely fun to use at times, and, y'know, John Goodman. However, the story definitely leaves something to be desired, as does the exploration. The lack of varied quests is kind of annoying (it's go here, kill these guys, then come back over and over and over again). Gotta give this game a no just on the lack of a truly developed story alone though. It kind of feels like the writers only wrote half a game.
RAGE is a game developed by the creators of Doom, the "id Software". That fact itself should say pretty much everything about the game. Just as Doom always was a great game franchise, so is RAGE a really fun and great game. From some really nicely designed levels/maps to really futuristic looking weapons, the game simply fits the theme it's meant to be for: a not-too-distant future after an asteroid impacts Earth. My recommendation on this game if you like futuristic games.
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