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- Take on bandit gangs and hordes of mutants using an arsenal of exotic weapons and special items
- Upgrade and customize your car with special parts, paint jobs and weapons, then test your skills as you battle four-wheeling bandit clans
- Immerse yourself in a rich story-driven single-player experience, grab a friend for exclusive co-op modes
- Beyond the first-person action and vehicle combat, RAGE offers a world open to explore, with unique characters
- Powered by id's cutting-edge new id Tech 5 engine, new Megatexture technology brings the vast wasteland to life
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However, Rage is also very linear and God only knows what happened during the development cycle to result in the terrible final level and embarrassingly bad ending. It's painfully obvious that the game was cut short and/or truncated quite a bit to either meet a deadline or because Id's publisher wouldn't let them ship more than three DVDs in the XBOX version of the game package.
From a pure price perspective, Rage is worth $30 - $40 in my mind. If I could go back in time I'd wait for it to drop down from its $60 price point (or rent it).
Now, on to a more detailed critique from the perspective of someone who has played every Id game starting with DOOM shareware (though I'm more of a casual family-man gamer now)...
Rage has a few major issues, but I'll focus on three:
One, of course, is the terrible final level and ending. Like I said... it's obvious that Id cut down on the amount of content per area as you get further into the game. The first wasteland around Wellspring is quite large and interesting, with sewers, mailboxes, Mutant TV, etc. all to explore. The second wasteland around Subway town is smaller and less interesting. And then it seems as if there's going to be a third area (or third act, if you want to call it that) which never occurs.Read more ›
Honestly, the only reason why I gave the game 4 stars instead of 5 is that the game does give a gratuitous amount of hints at a deeper story without ever actually realizing it, like they dangle the carrot right out in front of you, always just out of reach...it leaves you with the who/what/when/where/why never actually realizing its full potential. That IMO, is a legitimate grievance to ID, "Hey guys, if you're going to do something, do it." With Doom, the simple story arch merely served to set the tone, this they can get a way with since the game was ultimately about some fool opening up the gates of hell and you're there to stop it, return to castle wolfenstein played exactly the same way, which is fine. However, the world of RAGE is deeper and nuanced, with a lot more things going on...was it an EPIC fail, HELL NO! They have so much to work with on future iterations to make this another long standing gem of an IP hopefully. But, if they nail down that one gripe, this game can easily go from very good to excellent!!Read more ›
But, there's one other, significant area Id still needs to work on, and if they did, they would own the gaming industry. I'm talking about depth and emotion and story. Id does not deliver much of any of these critical areas.
Rage has the looks of a supermodel and the brains to go with it. Rage has a non-existent story. It's mostly a collection of "Would you please get 'X' for me? Then I'll give you 'Y' in return" moments. You're always getting some object for someone. They give you an object in return. Characters look real but you develop no connection with them. They're gorgeous paper cut-outs. Rage has some depth to it. You can upgrade your guy's weapons, engineer items and choose different ammo, but that's where it ends. Fallout stomps Rage in this matter. You have to remember that this is a free wheelin' FPS and not an epic experience like Fallout. As for story, haven't found one yet, but I am keeping my eyes open.
Id needs to take the next step. Rage could've been the game of the year if they'd focused on story and depth, but maybe they don't care about that stuff.
I don't recommend you buy this unless you're just looking for a reason to kill stuff and run errands while gawking at the scenery. Wait for the price to drop.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love rage. Great game, great atmosphere, and holy hell is it beautiful. It didn't get great reviews but its a great single player FPS to go through and have some fun with. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Carlos
It was too short. I loved it more than most apocalyptic games.Published 2 months ago by miguel angel gonzalez
One of the best games I've played in awhile. If you like post-apocalyptic games then you'll love Rage. The weapons and game play remind me of Bioshock. Read morePublished 4 months ago by 80's tv lover
Developer Id has always focused on graphics,new technology and always having mediocre stories in their games. Rage is no different. Read morePublished 5 months ago by emmanuel
Seemed like a bunch of college kids on hard drugs designed it. Not a very immersive story or gameplay. And kind of cheesy at times.Published 6 months ago by Braxton M.