Rage 2

Bethesda Softworks, id Software, Avalanche Studios

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
70
Top Critic Average
40%
Critics Recommend
Based on 141 critic reviews
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Rage 2

Rating Summary

Based on 141 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

40%

Critics Recommend

Based on 141 critic reviews
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Reviews Summary

Outstanding Shooter Combat
Boring, Grindy Campaign
Dull World

Summary: Early reviews seem to have a consistent theme: RAGE 2's combat is great, perhaps even best-in-class. Unfortunately, it's hindered by its campaign, characters, and world.

Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4May 14, 2019
Xbox OneMay 14, 2019
PCMay 14, 2019

Developer: id Software

Publishers: Bethesda Softworks, Avalanche Studios

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 –to 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. As Walker, the last Ranger of the wasteland and a threat to their power, you have been robbed of your home and left for dead. Now you’ll have to rage for justice and freedom. 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. Key Features: WELCOME TO THE SHOOTERVERSE id Software’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.

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RAGE 2 – Official Launch Trailer

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What is RAGE 2? Official Trailer

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RAGE 2: Everything vs. Me Official Trailer

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Rage 2's moment-to-moment combat is outstanding, making it shine among open-world first-person shooters.

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Some of the best first-person shooting on PC, but the rest of the game struggles to keep up with it.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

So much of this promising collaboration between id and Avalanche is unremarkable - but it's salvaged by bloody, brilliant combat.

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Rage 2 has a fun core gameplay loop, but everything around it falls flat on its face

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Recent News

Rage 2 is available right now on the Microsoft Store, downloadable with Game Pass for PC

Rage 2 is available right now on the Microsoft Store, downloadable with Game Pass for PC

Developed by Avalanche and id Software and published by Bethesda Softworks, is now available on PC through the Microsoft Store. It's also included in Xbox Game Pass for PC.

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Rage 2 celebrates Thanksgiving with ‘TerrorMania’

Rage 2 celebrates Thanksgiving with ‘TerrorMania’

New expansion is keeping the Halloween spirit alive

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A Deluge of New Announcements for Xbox Game Pass Came Out of X019

A Deluge of New Announcements for Xbox Game Pass Came Out of X019

The Witcher 3, Rage 2, classic Final Fantasy titles, and more.

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Rage 2 'TerrorMania' expansion launches in November

Rage 2 'TerrorMania' expansion launches in November

Rage 2 is a post-apocalyptic first-person shooter from Bethesda. The game recently got its first expansion, but another one is coming in November. According to Bethesda, in Rage 2’s second expansion, players will explore the twisted and cursed alternate reality of the wasteland, the Deadlands, when TerrorMania releases on November 14 for Xbox One and PC.

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A Rage 2 expansion is coming in late September

A Rage 2 expansion is coming in late September

An old foe from the first Rage game is returning in Rage 2’s new DLC

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Rage 2 'Rise of the Ghosts' expansion launches on September 26, adds new region

Rage 2 'Rise of the Ghosts' expansion launches on September 26, adds new region

Many months ago, Bethesda released Rage 2 on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4. Today, the company revealed that the game's first expansion, Rise of the Ghosts, is coming on September 26. The press release we received said that players can expect "a brand-new story in a new region that’s littered with the cannibalistic, Feltrite-infused Ghosts... and more."

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Why Beat-Em-Ups Are Coming Back in a Big Way - IGN

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Rage 2's Bright Bouncy Apocalypse Both Helps It and Hurts It

Rage 2's apocalypse is a fun time, but that means there's a weird disconnect with its story.

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