Excerpt: After spending just a few hours in Rage’s world, we were overcome with a feeling not just rare in videogames but in any work of fiction: We actually wanted to live there. It’s a more comfortable version of Mad Max, with all of the cobbled-together and lawless excitement but without the horrific...
Pros: One of the most beautiful games ever, Awesome FPS gameplay, Nifty driving as well
Cons: Racing minigames are superfluous, Some noticeable pop-in of textures, Disappointing last section
Excerpt: Rage is a pretty game. It's almost too pretty for the setting it depicts: a wasted, post-apocalyptic world that's been devastated by a giant asteroid impact. It's a little refreshing that it's not all darkness and brown haze, actually. There's tons of detail loaded into everything.
Excerpt: RAGE introduces you to its story and world with a quick CG cinematic setting up the post-apocalyptic scenario that you’ll be adventuring through: The enormous asteroid Apophis has hit Earth, but not before the world’s best and brightest have been safely secured away in underground facilities, or...
Summary: A solid game that definitely has an audience. Might lack replay value, could be too short or there are some hard-to-ignore faults, but the experience is fun. How we score: The Destructoid Reviews Guide
Excerpt: So I’ve finally finished playing all the DLCs for Fallout: New Vegas, and was happy with the storyline presented there. But now my need for a post-apocalyptic game comes to the forefront. So it was with surprise that Rage, another title published by Bethesda, landed on my desk.
Summary: Fist of the North Star is a manga series more than 25 years old over in the Land of the Rising Sun but hasn’t seen a Western release in twenty years. Does Ken’s Rage prove itself to be a wonderful 21st century beat ’em up?
Excerpt: Rage is an interesting amalgamation. On one hand, it is a technically beautiful game with tight controls, fun gameplay and a polish other games would envy. On the other, it trades game time for reused dungeons and story.
Pros: Stunning visuals, tight shooting and fun vehicle combat/racing