Summary: Pros: Good graphics Fun shooting mechanics Good Level Design Cons: Not really an RPG Boring story and characters Empty Map To Conclude, Rage feels like a skeleton of Fallout 3. Yes, the shooting and graphics may be better, but the driving and side missions really feel mediocre and tacked on. There aren't really many RPG elements either except for some upgrades and transactions and no replay value to speak of.
Summary: Personally, I preferred Fallout. Rage's quests are much more linear and simple (Go here, kill this, come back). There are some fun weapons and vehicles, and the world is open for you to go where you like (though you don't, really, you just follow the quests). In fallout, you can have a quest line that extends for several directives. In Rage, you have your a bunch of short, 1 directive quests that point toward your ultimate goal. The enemies are fun, and well thought out.
Summary: Loved the look and gameplay of Rage. I thought it was what Fallout 3 should have been. It had a short story though that left me wanting more. Seems like I just got really into it and then it was over.
Summary: The Good The graphics are interesting in a kind of pseudo-cartoon way, and are beautifully detailed. The gameplay mechanics are excellent, shooting and driving are intuitive and satisfying. The enemies are smart and draw you into fun shoot-outs, with plenty of variation in attack styles. I particularly enjoyed the Gearhead levels. The Bad The story is lacking in depth and interest, and you never feel any investment in your objectives.
Summary: One of the first things I wanted to know when buying this game was whether I should get it new or used. With each new copy, the game comes with activation codes that unlock  hidden sewer levels (not sure how much),  an extra car (a hot rod),  spiked gloves for better melee attacks,  a sawed off shotgun that's more powerful than the normal one but with only 2 simultaneous bullets per reload, and  a special armor (Crimson Elite armor).
Excerpt: Before purchasing this game, I will admit that I had some reluctance in buying this game since my expectations were going to be somewhat high. ID Software and Bethesda colliding together would surely make a game for the ages...right?
Summary: I just finished RAGE, and here are some of my thoughts. Solo Gameplay The story is a bit shallow. If you get the game, don't expect the story to impress. This doesn't mean is a bad one, it's just that it isn't exciting or immersive. But if you don't mind a weak story, and lots of characters to meet, then the FPS experience is rather a really good one. The game mechanics work really well, giving every weapon a purpose and a usefulness.
Beautiful But Boring Shooter & Arcade Racer that Begs to be an Open World Game...
13 October 2011
Summary: Let's face the facts. Rage is beautiful. Within moments after installing the ginormous game and finally crawling out into the ever-so bright sunlight the first thing you realize is how beautiful this game is. I'm talking about a graphics that are as good if not better than Killzone 3. It's good looking, really good looking. I should note though that even with the 8gb install, there is a lot, a lot of texture popping and it is rather noticeable.
Summary: The game is very very repetitive to the point that I got bored playing it 3hours after putting it on. There is a fair few characters to play with but still leaves the game lacking. Loved the original manga cartoon, but very disappointed with this game.