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...
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.
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
Excerpt: Play Doom 3 again. You’ll probably feel the same way I did playing RAGE . I kind of liked Doom 3 . id Software invented the first-person corridor shooter and had been reluctant to explore outside the genre since. Then John Carmack and the other industry trailblazers at id did; they made RAGE .
Conclusion: Let me be clear here: RAGE is by no means a bad game. It simply lacks the pedigree of classic id Software shooters, and though I absolutely loved the shooting and the light exploration, I needed more to really sell the world itself.