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Rage looks and feels much like Fallout 3, which is no surprise since ID Software is owned by Bethesda now. However, it's much shorter, less polished and much more frustrating than Fallout 3.
First of all, the game code is apparently not optimized because the game is glitchy, buggy and stutters even on a high-end system with a top-notch video card. Reducing the eye candy helps some, but doesn't eliminate it.
Secondly, the driving sequences in the game, which are necessary to the action, are just plain annoying. The keyboard driving controls will drive you crazy and I could never get the game to work with my controller, which works in all my other games with controller support.
Thirdly, the objects in the game which are sellable for game cash just make no sense. For instance, a roll of bandages in a hospital might be retrievable, but stacks of pill bottles next to it are not and this in a society in need of medical supplies. Just plain dumb.
Lastly (for this review anyway), you are often sent on missions that involve the same areas you've already played and are basically just a re-hash of the previous mission. Not that there are that many missions in the entire game to begin with. If you're looking for a huge virtual world like Fallout 3, look elsewhere.
Rage could have been a great shooter but, as is, it feels rushed out the door to meet a deadline. That's not what I expect from ID or Bethesda. I suppose it's worth the ten bucks I gave for it on sale, but no way is Rage worth its list price.
Shame on you ID and Bethesda! Try a lot harder next time. Rage isn't a total stinker and has its moments, just not enough of them.
This review is only about the single-player game. I have not played, nor do I want to play, the multi-player component of Rage.
I can tell you that the awsome game graphics on this game are the best I've seen so far but the game itself is boring and can be difficult to complete quest like missions. You get to a point in the game in the campaign mode then you hit a threshhold where you have so much time to complete a quest and if you dont make it, you start all the way back at the beginning and let me tell you can really bring out the Rage in a person as it did for me and I finally just uninstalled it plus you have to deal with Steam installing its own program on your cpu or u cant play the game. Good thing it only cost me 10 bucks. Could have been a fun game but the creators made some poor choices on its overall gaming experience.