Things are about to go CRAZY as Bethesda, id Software and Avalanche Studios combine. With RAGE 2 out today on PS4, Xbox One and PC, here’s a breakdown of what to expect.
With some mad open-world gameplay, a single player story to follow and multiplayer to enjoy. It clearly looks like RAGE 2 has something for everyone.
While RAGE 2 looks fun, there aren’t all positives in the reviews so far. But, for fans of all-action first person shooters it could well be worth picking up. Here’s what to expect in RAGE 2 and some review round-up too.
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RAGE 2 Launch Day Info
We know the formula on this one, but we love it! RAGE 2 takes you into a first-person open world. One that mixes the intense combat and mad action you will see in id Software titles like Doom.
But combines the free flowing worlds of Avalanche studios like the ever crazy Just Cause games.
That sounds like the best kind of madness to me.
From the get-go you can expect a game that really focuses on combat, over the top action and freedom in the world. If you are looking for that it seems like RAGE 2 largely delivers what you are after.
At the cost of this is the story and the missions it seems from the reception so far. While we are waiting to complete the retail version, the early reviews show it could have had more imagination here.
Action is the key driver in this one, and it’s fun above depth. Check out the official RAGE 2 features and details below to find out if it’s for you or not.
Dive headfirst into a dystopian world devoid of society, law, and order. RAGE 2 brings together two studio powerhouses:
Avalanche Studios, masters of open world insanity, and id Software, creators of the first-person shooter.
They deliver a carnival of carnage where you can go anywhere, shoot anything, and explode everything.
An asteroid has annihilated 80% of the earth’s population, and humanity’s numbers are dwindling. Ruthless and bloodthirsty gangs roam the open roads and the tyrannical Authority seek to rule with an iron fist.
With ludicrous vehicle combat, super-powered first-person mayhem, and an open world full of emergent madness. You will tear across an unforgiving wasteland battling sadistic gangs to find the tools and tech needed to crush the oppressive rule of The Authority once and for all.
- WELCOME TO THE SHOOTERVERSE
: idSoftware’s shooter pedigree and Avalanche Studios’ open world prowess is dream-team-made-real for RAGE 2. It’s more than a shooter, more than an open world game – it’s a shooterverse.
- THE WASTELAND AWAITS: Seamlessly traverse a vast and varied landscape, from lush jungles and treacherous swamps to sun-scorched deserts in your pursuit of The Authority. The wasteland is massive, and you’ve got the arsenal to fight for every inch.
- PEDAL TO THE METAL: From monster trucks to gyrocopters, use an assortment of rugged and wasteland-ready vehicles to speed across the badlands. If you see it, you can drive it.
- THE LAST RANGER: Bring the pain using a collection of upgradable weapons, devastating Nanotrite powers, and Overdrive, the ability to push your guns beyond their mechanical limits.
- FACTIONS & FOES: Fight against ferocious factions for control of the wasteland, each featuring a rogue’s gallery of madmen, mutants, and monsters hungry for blood.
IGN – 8/10 – Dan Stapleton states that the combat is outstanding the world is full of action and cool upgrades. The world itself doesn’t feel alive and there are issues with missions feeling repetitive.
Gamespot – 6/10 – Michael Higham loves the abilities and combat but is not a fan of the story being over so quickly and uninspired missions in the world nor the characters within.
Game Informer – 7/10 – Daniel Tack is again a fan of the combat and action but finds the world itself rather dull and uninspired to revisit for the extra content once the story is done.
Destructoid – 8/10 – Chris Carter praises how fun the game is to play even in slower parts of the game. He also enjoys the use of slow-mo effect but, again, not a big fan of the story.
Our Take on RAGE 2
While it’s a shame to see the game not quite hitting the scoring heights due to some poor delivery. Following on from other games with poor missions like Anthem, it’s really strange how development teams don’t think through the mission structure more.
Especially in a market now where there are so many open-world style games.
But, the big point of RAGE 2 appears to have been delivered in the fast-paced combat, over the top abilities and fun factor. Shooter fans will be happy.
Personally, as a story driven gamer it’s a little disappointing to see a game driven by personalities on the promotion and images, doesn’t appear to have them. We don’t need an amazing plot or anything here, but some memorable characters would make up for that.
Currently I’m not personally put off, but if you are not a massive shooter fan it might be worth waiting for a price drop. If you are though, and fancy blowing things up for 12-15 hours (average playtime so far) then it looks a lot of fun.
Check out our full review soon once it’s completed and patched properly.
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