Waited 5 months to write thisreview and it still won't work. - Updated 9 months after buying
15 May 2012
Summary: I have to start by saying that feedback about Steam really has nothing to do with the product. You do have to use Steam for the game, but in the Steam engine it is possible to set it to play offline. Plus I personally like Steam because I can play the game from either of my computers without the disk in the drive, and each computer can play the same save files. It's also a great way to have a digital backup copy of the game in case the DVD gets damaged.
Summary: I am not a fan of linear games nor am I a fan of first-person shooters. The setting and storyline is what drew me in to play it. I read the reviews and such, but everyone has their own tastes in games. Another post-apocalyptic (for whatever reason caused it) game pumped out by Bethesda. I have Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas both of which are great games. There is a linear storyline, but it can be abadoned at anytime and returned to later.
I have not run into any bugs that have made me want to quit
Indiana Customer, Amazon
20 November 2011
Summary: So far it is a decent game, but overall I think it was hyped up to much. This will keep my busy for a couple weeks, the driving can get stale, but I actually like just driving around sometimes, so it's all good.
Summary: Let me just make a point, that will go with whatever other points you've been reading and hearing about this game. This game is fun, the combat is excellent and it's just downright fun. That being said, there's just not enough of it. There's a lot of it compared to everything else there is to do in the game, which is explore and drive around in your car but at the end of the day you'll just wish there was at least some kind of horde mode so you would always have some...
Lisa Shea "be the change you wish to see in t..., Amazon
12 November 2011
Summary: A post-apocalyptic FPS / vehicle combat game, "RAGE" attempts to deliver fast-paced gameplay but bogs itself down with unnecessary RPG elements. "RAGE" is the product of Id Software, better known for games like Doom and Quake. RAGE attempts to incorporate both on-foot shooting and third-person buggy-driving combat as part of an "open-world" concept.
Summary: Wargames. Wargames never change. Welcome to the new post-apocalyptia. Our hero emerges into the world after been cocooned into the underground shelter known as the Vault - no, strike that: the Ark, the Ark! The year is 2029 and, following a near-extinction event (namely, the asteroid Apophis spiraling down Earth's gravity well) humanity has pealed back the last vestiges of our civilized facade.
Conclusion: to start with this could have been awesome and i still genuinely love this game from the light rpg elements too the way the weapons feel and the cool different ammo you can use.also the driving doesnt feel tedious its really fun which is an achievement for id as i find driving in fps's usually sucks big time time so kudos for that.but the screen tearing is really bad with my amd card(6870) im not particualarly techy but even im noticing it so it must be bad but too say...
Conclusion: Overall it's a very decent shooter. Battles with enemies are satisfying, driving around the wasteland is fun, but it does not feel coherent. Given that this has been crafted by 3DFPS legends it's somewhat of a disappointment. It's fun while you play it, but it's forgotten quite quickly. There are no memorable moments and you don't get drawn into story or characters. Although they made some effort to create a number of diverse characters. And it's over very quickly.
Summary: First, don't buy this game on disk. it's a steam game and steam forces you
to update, and the update is 17gb, which is the ENTIRE game, so you might as
well buy it as an online download.
Rage is fairly linear and restrictive for an open world game but plays
competently with typical mission structure similar to Fallout 3. Graphically is
very detailed and looks excellent, as is the sound, but i had to turn off the
music as it's overbearing.