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 had the potential of being a game that would have been post-apocalyptic like Fallout but wild like Borderlands. Unfortunately it seems like they worked a lot on the look and didn't give much dedication to the content. The space between the locations you travel to might as well just be background eye candy because pretty much nothing to give you a reason to stop and explore. The missions themselves can be quite fun, but everything is linear and it doesn't take long before you get bored. Overall, the biggest disappointment is that there's pretty much nothing to explore. It's a game I'd buy on sale because it's definitely fun to play, but once you beat it, there isn't much of a reason to play it again. They really missed out on making this into a game as popular as Borderlands and Fallout, turning into a generic action game you toss aside when you're done with it. The most fun I had was with the buggies and that only lasted so long.
The sinister, but at the same time luminous, future of id Software takes shape with the more than remarkable Rage. The elite of shooters that has been launched in 2011 has been about to have a new member on PC, and is that the new creators of Quake or Doom is a frankly good title that has lacked in this version a good phase Of testing.
Rage is a fairly decent game, but it feels incomplete and doesn't take very long to finish. It is a post apocalyptic open world game, but there just isn't very much to do in it outside of the very well designed story missions. You visit a few towns, but there's not a lot of people to interact with, nor are there very many missions to take on. The towns are also very small. The actual open world was a bit disappointing as well because it's very linear. You essentially go from one side of the world to the other and back in a straight line, with a few wide open areas to drive around in. The problem with the driving is the controls aren't very good. And the problem with walking is it takes too long to get from place to place and the enemy vehicles will kill you anyway, so you are forced to drive around. Graphically the game is nice, but it has way too many brown textures, like most recent games. Not sure why that's such a trend in modern gaming. The game plays for the most part like any other first person shooter and is very solid in that respect, but there's nothing new or original to be found anywhere. The story is very weak, and honestly, when you aren't shooting, the game just isn't very fun. I felt like this game is 40% shooting and 60% driving. It's over way too fast and there is absolutely no replay value. I didn't buy the expansion pack, but I doubt it adds much. If you are looking for a post apocalyptic shooter, Borderlands and Fallout are the best out there. If you've played those or want to try this game anyway, wait for a sale. Definitely a miss for the developers as Doom is so good.
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.
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