Percentile Rank

Rage 2 is ranked in the 45th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 139 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

39%

Critics Recommend

Based on 139 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

GamesBeat
Unscored
Unscored
May 13, 2019

I’m not digging Rage 2’s story or setting. But I still have a ways to go before completing it. Maybe the plot will win me over. Maybe the world will do something surprising and evoke something besides Mad Max. But even if it doesn’t, I still like Rage 2. Artistically, it’s uninspired. But mechanically, it’s one of the best shooters I’ve played in years. Fun wins out.

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ACG
Buy
ACG

Top Critic

Buy
May 12, 2019
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VG247
Unscored
Unscored
May 13, 2019

If you sleep on it, you’re sleeping on one of the best – if not the best – single-player FPS games of this generation.

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GameByte
Unscored
Unscored
May 13, 2019

A fun, engaging world

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Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
May 14, 2019

It's like being handed a gigantic box of tools of all shapes and sizes before being asked to replace a lightbulb. Sure, I can always build a step stool by hand before knocking the lightbulb out of the socket with a hammer, use a potato to remove the now-broken pieces of glass from the light fixture, knit a glove to keep my hand safe while I install the new lightbulb, and screw that bulb in using a custom attachment on a power drill so it goes in with a single pump of the trigger … but why wouldn't I just stand on my tiptoes, unscrew the old bulb, and put the new one in?

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Eurogamer
No Recommendation / Blank
No Recommendation / Blank
May 17, 2019

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

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Skill Up
Unscored
Unscored
May 16, 2019
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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
May 14, 2019

The parts I like far outweigh the parts I don’t. I’ve got my weirdo NPCs, my Ark hunting, my Whoopinkoffs and Dimbledicks. I’ve found every Ark, now, but I still plan on gambolling between side activities. I still want to explore, even though I wish I was exploring a world that had been less generically destroyed.

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Player2.net.au
C
C
May 21, 2019

When everything clicks, Rage 2 is a crazy fun ride that manages to get the heart pumping with bloodlust. I just wish that the open world was more compelling

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Unboxholics
Caution
Caution
May 27, 2019

Would I recommend Rage 2 to a friend? If you really like shooters then the answer is simple. Gunplay is enjoyable and one of the best out there but if you're looking for something that goes the extra mile then you should look for something else.

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pressakey.com
Meh
Meh
May 28, 2019

At Rage 2, absolutely nothing is dared. The generic Open-World always has the same tasks and picks up gameplay mechanics that we've seen a thousand times before. Apart from the really good hit feedback and the action-packed fights, there is simply nothing to get. The pale characters are forgotten after a few days, the story only motivates a few hours and the races are a horror. If you only want to dig up bandit fortresses with cool moves and fat guns, you'll find some entertainment here, but not for the full price.

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Scored Reviews

MMoinGame
9.4 / 10.0
MMoinGame
Daniel Garcia Ballesteros
9.4 / 10.0
May 13, 2019

If Doom and Mad Max had been lying in the same bed, the result would have been called RAGE 2.

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GameWatcher
9 / 10.0
GameWatcher
Chris J Capel

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
May 17, 2019

The best FPS of the year, but not the best open-world game

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VideoTime
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
May 31, 2019

Open world games are a delicacy today, so much so that developers go far beyond what fans ask and end up delivering great titles that should not go unnoticed by any player.

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Gaming Nexus
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 21, 2019

While it's a bit slow to start, frontloaded with tutorials and exposition, and generally muddled at the outset, Rage 2 shapes up into an incredibly fun time and a natural evolution of a franchise I was worried Id had written off as a dead end.

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NoesPaisparaFrikis
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 26, 2019

Mind-blowing weapons, funny mechanics, frantic shoot-outs, dozens of hours of content and a unique visual identity make Rage 2 the funniest and most recommendable shooter of this generation.

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Gamefa
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 17, 2019

Rage 2 is one of the most exciting, entertaining and craziest games that i played in this generation. It's an amazing mixture of Rage, Doom and Mad Max with so many skills, guns, upgrades, vehicle combat, costumization and of course "Adrenaline." If you are looking for a deep story and memorable characters, it's not your game, but if you want one of the most engaging and deep gameplay and gunplay of this generation, Rage 2 is exactly one of the best choices that you should not miss at all.

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ZTGD
8.5 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
May 16, 2019

It is the kind of game I shut my brain off and just go into a zone and lay waste to all enemies in front of me. The combat feels great, the powers are incredibly fun, and so much of the game just made me feel like a total badass. I can finally forgive the end of the first game, Rage 2 is simply put, a blast.

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GamePitt
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 20, 2019

Despite the story and method of progression being a bit naff, RAGE 2 is one of the most satisfying FPS games I’ve played in a long time. With its multitude of skill trees, funded by both cash and secondary pick-ups, there’s a lot to try and unlock which will enhance your experience as you mercilessly cut off the heads and spill the guts of your foes. The vehicles are heavy and control perfectly, with the exception of the one which would have made my life so much easier, and the combination of weapons and abilities keeps the action diverse and interesting from beginning to end. My main complaint about RAGE 2 is that it’s a little too big for its own good. A more compressed map and fewer skill trees may have made it a more refined experience, but at least there’s plenty to do and see in this post-apocalyptic world. I can’t wait for the DLC expansions to arrive for the game as It’ll give me a reason to play on, post-completing the game, and gear myself up for the upcoming content. RAGE 2 isn’t a narrative-focused adventure, it’s a superb shooter encased within a beautiful world which is held together by a loose narrative.

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GRYOnline.pl
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 15, 2019

Rage 2 is an excellent shooter, and not much else. Want a complex story? Wrong address. Looking for an original, authentic world to explore – nope, not here. But if you want to shoot, shoot, and then shoot some more, be invincible and also crazy, then hop in – you're in for a ride!

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GotGame
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 22, 2019

Rage 2 is a buy simply because of where it shines; fun, destructive, gripping, and exciting balls-to-the-wall gameplay.

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Remote Play
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
May 19, 2019

“Rage 2 is incredibly fun with great gunplay”

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MMORPG.com
8.3 / 10.0
MMORPG.com

Top Critic

8.3 / 10.0
May 13, 2019

We may never get a sequel to Mad Max, but with Rage 2, we don't need it. It may not be perfect, but Rage 2 is a whole lot of fun, and I expect we'll be seeing more in this series for years to come. Or so I hope.

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Spaziogames
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
May 13, 2019

RAGE 2 is a frantic, mad and satisfying fps, with tons of possibilities to play and kill enemies and a very rich endgame.

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Destructoid
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 13, 2019

I was pleasantly surprised with the shooter chimera that is Rage 2, which ended up being open world mini-Doom 2016. It's not going to make anyone a believer in shooters or the free roam format, but folks already predisposed to those vices will find plenty to sink their teeth into.

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The Games Machine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 13, 2019

The collaboration between id Software and Avalanche Studios brought us a nice open-world first person shooter, despite a bunch of issues with the world building and a shallow plot.

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Saving Content
May 14, 2019

RAGE 2 is doused in neon, bright colors, and blood. This post-apocalyptic punk-wave world is an absolute blast thanks to the co-development of id Software and Avalanche Studios blending styles and ideas. I wish there were more main missions as they are often the most exciting part of the game, but this is a game where you make your own fun. It has a better and satisfying ending over the previous, and has a fully-realized open-world with things to do that doesn’t ever waste your time. RAGE 2 has been worth the wait. When combat is in full swing, its kinetic energy and momentum is the most stupid fun you can have.

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INDIANTVCZ
8 / 10
INDIANTVCZ
Adam Bárta
8 / 10
May 12, 2019

Rage 2 took the definition of fast shooter to a brand new level and despite its problems, title is able to keep you entertained thanks to its great movement & fighting system. It is just a pity of some unused potential, Rage 2 has aspects that can be seen as a clear extension of the otherwise totally worn-out FPS genre.

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Daily Star
May 18, 2019

If narratively shallow yet entertaining movies are popcorn flicks, Rage 2 is the ultimate popcorn game, and that’s okay.

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AbsoluteXbox
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
May 24, 2019

Overall I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Rage 2 and stayed with it through the story unlike the previous game, great fun.

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Jump Dash Roll
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 24, 2019

Oh, what a day! What a lovely day! Rage 2 comes screaming into the world adorned with pink neon and a stinking attitude problem. Big guns, fast cars, blood-soaked combat and a ridiculous sense of fun make for one of the most thoroughly entertaining games of 2019.

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IGN
8 / 10.0
Dan Stapleton

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
May 13, 2019

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

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USgamer
May 13, 2019

In Rage 2, you move fast and kill faster. It's the synthesis between id Software's 2016 reboot of Doom and Avalanche Studios' Mad Max, bringing together some of the best ideas from both. Moment-to-moment play on foot is fantastic with each weapon and ability just opening up your options for destruction. Driving could be improved and it's a little on the shorter side, but Rage 2 is a damned good time.

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Xbox Achievements
80%
80%
May 16, 2019

An unbridled joy to play, RAGE 2 is something that puts an onus on having fun and has no pretences of being anything else beyond that.

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IGN Spain
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 13, 2019

Rage 2 excels as FPS for its agile gunplay mixed with killer skills. It is a pity that the open world, despite the effort to present different biomes, has so little to offer.

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PC Invasion
May 14, 2019

Although Rage 2 features fantastic close-quarters combat, things tend to slide downhill once you drive out into the open world.

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Gaming LYF
May 20, 2019

RAGE 2 is a bombastic blast to play from beginning to end. The game's combat offers some of the most satisfyingly enjoyable shooting found in a video game in years. Whilst the open world elements add little to the package with repetitive side content, the core gameplay loop is more than enjoyable throughout. At 30fps base console owners should beware, ideally experienced on the enhanced consoles or a PC. RAGE 2 is simply a straight up fun video game.

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Windows Central
May 16, 2019

Where RAGE 2 truly shines is its relentless, unapologetic, apocalyptic violence, which has long been id Software's forte. If your video game library is hungering for fresh blood, guts, and gasoline, you should definitely buy RAGE 2.

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COGconnected
80 / 100
80 / 100
May 14, 2019

Each piece holds satisfaction and joy that belies its base description, however. Combat in Rage 2 feels smooth as glass, with every gunfight playing to a violent rhythm. Travelling throughout the world is fast and engaging, with every pit stop bringing new wonders of varying quality.

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Wccftech
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 15, 2019

Rage 2 is ugly, silly, and dated, and yet, I still enjoyed the hell out of most of my time with it. The game delivers the kind of low-stress, high-satisfaction fun you don't often get from big-budget games these days. If you're willing to check your brain at the title screen, I suggest you jump into this apocalypse now.

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Atomix
80 / 100
80 / 100
May 20, 2019

A pretty well done FPS game, with some problems with it structure as an open world game.

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Game Revolution
May 20, 2019

There simultaneously needed to be a lot more of Rage 2 and lot less; a lot more depth in its driving, story, and missions and a lot less repeated content and long stretches of empty landscape

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 16, 2019

Much like its predecessor, Rage 2 stirs up Doom, Borderlands and Mad Max and comes out slightly less than the sum of its parts. Outside of some dreary lulls in the action, the characterful apocalyptic open world is a blast, with each settlement or point of interest a little pocket of adrenalin-soaked, heart-troubling frenzy that'll have you begging for the next fix.

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NoobFeed
80 / 100
80 / 100
May 16, 2019

The original Rage didn't live up to expectations. Marketed as an extensive narrative-driven FPS experience the game was negatively criticized for having a short and lukewarm campaign but had strong gameplay mechanics. Rage 2 is an improvement from the first game, focusing on high intense gameplay with a moderate improvement in its narrative. However, the oversaturation of optional tasks dominates the core campaign's meager offerings. With the game overrun with tedious busy work until the next part of the campaign is triggered. Rage 2 has its ups and downs but overall it's a solid FPS that is a step up from the previous entry.

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Areajugones
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 13, 2019

A brainless and crazy adventure that pulls brute force to sneak into the most fun of recent years. A success in capital letters of Bethesda, id Software and Avalanche Studios.

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TrustedReviews
May 20, 2019

Rage 2 is one of the year's most disappointing titles. However, the shooting is some of the best this generation when you've finally dedicated enough time to unlock different abilities and poured a couple of upgrades into one of the best shotguns in gaming.

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Thumb Culture
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 27, 2019

I have enjoyed every minute I have spent playing Rage 2 since its release, and I’m looking forward to diving into the DLC down the road. Rage 2 is going to get the Thumb Culture Gold Award from me for being so damn fun, in spite of its short length. It’s not often I play many games lately that I look forward to playing again. I definitely recommend it.

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Digital Chumps
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Jul 5, 2018

Rage 2 is definitely a step up from the original, with a bigger world that feels a lot more desolate (in a good way). It has a variety of lands to explore, unique bosses to run into, and a bevy of leveling trees that will keep you motivated throughout the gameplay. What it needed and didn't get were a better story and less repetition. The game has grown, but it still has more than enough room to continue to grow.

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Mighty Games Mag
78%
78%
May 27, 2019

As a fan of postapocalyptic scenarios I was really looking forward to the release of Rage 2. Even if the fulminant intro, the fast paced Doom-like battles and the handling of the vehicles convinced me completely, the dull and monotonous open-world prevent the shooter from fullfilling its potential.

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IGN Italy
7.7 / 10.0
7.7 / 10.0
May 13, 2019

Rage 2 is a pleasure to play if you like to shoot and destroy things, but don't ask for much more in terms of gameplay ... you would be disappointed

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Everyeye.it
7.7 / 10.0
7.7 / 10.0
May 13, 2019

Perhaps the most painful aspect concerns the structure of the campaign. The main missions are interspersed with phases of pure "grinding" in which it is necessary to increase the level of the three allied "factions". If the number of hours needed to complete the story had already seemed low, you should know that the main quest is actually composed of a really unjustifiable number of missions (you don't get to a dozen).

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Hobby Consolas
77 / 100
77 / 100
May 13, 2019

If you're looking for something to blow things up, using super powers and crazy weapons, then you're going to love Rage 2. Just don't look any further, because there's nothing more to see.

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Pardis Game
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2019

RAGE 2 provides one of the best first-person combat systems in an open world that you can only enjoy it while killing and destroying enemies and upgrading the fascinating abilities. A game that with all of its flaws, every FPS fan should experience

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Worth Playing
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
May 13, 2019

Rage 2 is an engaging game that's hindered by a number of annoyances.

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AusGamers
7.5 / 10.0
AusGamers
TobyBerger

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
May 20, 2019

Over a dozen hours or so I never felt like more than just an errand boy for each of the three main characters throwing me around the world — go here, shoot some guys, come back… it was just rinse and repeat.

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GameSpace
7.5 / 10.0
GameSpace
Jatobi

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
May 13, 2019

Rage 2 is a great game for the right reasons. If you're looking for a game with a phenomenal story, you're in the wrong place. The story is boring to me, and rather short at 13 hours of leisurely gameplay. At the very least it doesn't drop off the planet like Rage did. Gameplay is fun, and vehicle combat works well, giving you an open world Mad Max-esque experience that is simply enjoyable and hard to put down.

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Gamersky
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
May 17, 2019

Rage 2 is a super violent shooting game with a huge amount of blast, blood, and body pieces. Killing and torturing enemies is extremely exciting. However, the open-world of the game is hollow and full of flaws.

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PlayStation Universe
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
May 13, 2019

Rage 2 has room to grow, but it's also a great game to pick up and play. Combat is visceral in all the right ways, and exploration is always rewarding. A few technical issues and a general sense of sameness keep it from pure excellence, but Rage 2 still represents a good time.

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GearNuke
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
May 28, 2019

RAGE 2 offers an incredibly stylish and pleasing combat system with a variety of weapons and skills, but the open world traversal and a disappointing story make it a less than stellar experience.

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Blast Away the Game Review
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
May 23, 2019

RAGE 2 at the end of the day, is a shooter you shouldn't miss as long as you don't mind making it last through exploring a fully fleshed-out open world, that, at times, does feel slightly hollow, but still rather organic to most games of this type through side-missions, daily bounties, and even live-events that crop up rather often.

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GameCrate
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
May 14, 2019

Rage 2 isn't a revolution, but it's a well-executed open world shooter with satisfying core gameplay and big splashes of color.

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The Game Fanatics
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2019

Rage 2's Gameplay is incredibly fun and fluid. The vehicle combat and story are the biggest let down, as well as an empty open world.

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GameZone
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
May 17, 2019

Even with its shortcomings, Rage 2 is super fun. If you're excited for Doom Eternal, Rage 2 will be the perfect appetizer as you wait for that game. It's like someone mixed a bunch of powerful drugs together with what can only be described as FPS porn and said: "Inject this into your veins". It's endlessly gratifying to play but may lack the substance some gamers require in a AAA game released in 2019 via story and open-world longevity.

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Stevivor
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
May 14, 2019

Combat is by far the biggest selling point of Rage 2, and Avalanche Software should be proud of a title that continually draws comparisons the super-tight Doom reboot in my mind.

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EGM
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
May 15, 2019

Even after 8 years, the Rage series is still having an identity crisis. It has all the signifiers of an open-world game, but it lacks the overall narrative that makes the world compelling, and its best bits—that is, its gunfights—take places in either small, complexly designed arenas or in hallways, like a linear shooter. The greatest irony about Rage 2 is that it might have been an even better, more interesting game if it was more like the first game with a fresh coat of (pink) paint. What it is now is just a bunch of sound and fury, which can be fun for a while, but it's ultimately an empty experience.

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GamePro
73 / 100
73 / 100
May 15, 2019

Rage 2 is a surprisingly powerful shooter hidden behind an unnecessary open world and often boring presentation.

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Gamerheadquarters
7.2 / 10.0
7.2 / 10.0
May 16, 2019

Rage 2 is an adrenaline filled joy ride filled with carnage and essentially non-stop action.

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PC Gamer
70 / 100
70 / 100
May 14, 2019

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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Bloody Disgusting
May 16, 2019

For all Rage 2‘s shortcomings, it’s worth stating again that whenever you find enemies, you find some of the best combat encounters in any modern shooter. It’s so good it makes the duller parts close to irrelevant. Would Rage 2 have been better off as a more linear shooter? Maybe, but I’d rather have seen a bit more refinement and polish to the open-world, and its driving, because by trying to be a bit of everything and not creating each aspect equally, Avalanche and Id has diluted a hi-octane shooter’s venomous sting with a beige paste of open-world busywork.

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TrueAchievements
May 20, 2019

The amazing gunplay and combat of RAGE 2 shouldn't easily get so stale, but because of an open world all too familiar and a story that hardly gets going before it ends, players are left to rule over a kingdom of dirt.

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Cheat Code Central
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
May 15, 2019

Rage 2 is presented as a wild ride through a post-apocalyptic playground, with people invited to attend a festival of blood, guts, and spray paint. Wacky characters and bright colors adorn the box art and marketing materials, but the reality of the game is much less colorful.

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MonsterVine
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Jun 3, 2019

Rage 2 offers another typical “open world shooter with activities” for those who need another fix since Far Cry 5 last.

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GamingTrend
70 / 100
70 / 100
May 15, 2019

The list of things I don't like about Rage 2 is much longer than the things I like about it, but the one thing it does better than I even expected is combat. Once you've filled up your toolbox of weapons and powers, you have seemingly endless ways to take on the game's foes. Unfortunately, its bland story, drab tone, and scattered open world drag it down, but the fierce firefights kept me engaged the whole way.

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PCGamesN
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 13, 2019

The pace of id and Avalanche's FPS is neutered by a dull open world and thin story but, in an unbridled whirlwind of gruesome gibs, you probably won't care.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 20, 2019

RAGE 2's on-foot action is some of the most fun we've had this generation. As a shooter it's undeniably top tier, but the combat constantly has to fight for its rightful place in the spotlight. All the bright pink paint in the apocalypse couldn't stop the game's open world from feeling lacklustre, and the vehicular stuff struggles throughout. RAGE 2 needed the chaos and insanity that its marketing campaign was so eager to push, because we've ended up with a disappointingly safe objective-based grind, in which the excellent combat is the only thing strong enough to string you along.

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GameSpew
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 20, 2019

Rage 2 isn’t the biggest game in the world. Nor is it the prettiest, or the most polished. Once you’ve explored its tame open world enough to open up your combat options however, it doesn’t really matter.

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Gamers Heroes
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 13, 2019

Rage 2 is a chaotic, fun, and rewarding adventure that combines a light but interesting narrative with explosive combat and a well-structured open world. It won't blow you off your feet, but you'll have plenty of fun blowing everyone else off theirs.

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Impulsegamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
May 20, 2019

Over all, Rage 2 is a good game, but not worth buying if you’re already an established fan of open world games.

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SECTOR.sk
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 13, 2019

New Rage from Avalanche Studios is good explosive shooter, but with bounded movement and bald quests.

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Easy Allies
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 21, 2019
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Game Informer
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 13, 2019

Rage 2 fails to deliver any interesting characters, environments, or activities. Solid shooting and cool weapons lift up the other elements of this title

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IGN Middle East
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 19, 2019

Rage 2's weird and messy world offers a ton of fun with an upgrade system and shooting mechanics that perfectly compliments its unrelenting thirst for carnage. However, the game's poor story, voice acting, character design, and its lackluster boss fights pegs the game down a notch or two.

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Softpedia
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 30, 2019

All in all, Rage 2 is a good way to pass the time, especially since this summer is going to be a long one and there aren't major releases planned. The story itself can be finished quickly if you ignore the sidequests, but if you want to do everything, you're going to spend at least double that.

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PlayStation Galaxy
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 24, 2019

Overall, Rage 2 is a fun game. Surprisingly a bit short for an open world experience as I was able to beat it at below 14 hours. But it is still worth playing if you are a fan of Doom.

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Oyungezer Online
7 / 10.0
Oyungezer Online

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
May 17, 2019

Rage 2 is an absolute fun, gives the player lots of toys to play with thanks to its big budget, but fails miserably when it comes to story telling.

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VideoGamer
7 / 10
VideoGamer
Josh Wise

Top Critic

7 / 10
May 18, 2019

The satisfying action and relentless chaos of Rage 2 peppers a formulaic open world with thrills.

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Geek Culture Podcast
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 17, 2019

Rage 2 contains some of the best shooting of any game in 2019. Taking numerous cues from Doom, the familiar gunplay is loosed upon a more open environment. Shredding bandits and mutants never gets old, regardless of if you have a campaign-only focus or you are pushing past the 20th hour on a completionist run. The achievement set by the gunplay reveals how far below it other areas sit. The open world isn’t utilized to its fullest potential, characters (including Walker) are as forgettable as the story, and driving leaves much to be desired. Rage 2 may be considered a one-trick pony, but that single aspect is so gratifying that it carries the lesser parts on its back to the finish line.

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Nexus
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 19, 2019

Rage 2 is a great twitch-shooter, an okay driving game, and a boring open-world game. The story doesn’t serve the game in a manner that makes it compelling, or lift it above your generic shooter, and that is a pity as the idea behind this world could be interesting and engaging.

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GamingBolt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 14, 2019

RAGE 2 is an accomplished first person shooter, but a bland and disappointing open world experience.

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Attack of the Fanboy
May 13, 2019

As a shooter Rage 2 is incredible.  It's everything around that core competency that brings the game down.  A lack of narrative, world building, and questionable design decisions in terms of progression leave the experience feeling flat.

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Screen Rant
May 13, 2019

Rage 2 is buggy and features a by-the-numbers open world, but the core gameplay is tons of fun!

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PSX Brasil
70 / 100
70 / 100
May 29, 2019

RAGE 2 has an amazing battle system, but it gives the player few opportunities to properly use it. The open world and its elements aren't well used and, in the worst cases, prevent the game to show its true potential.

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God is a Geek
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 27, 2019

Whilst Rage 2 offers an intense wave of combat, the open world is dull, and the story and missions rarely excite

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The Outerhaven Productions
May 13, 2019

This is Doom 2016 all over again. The action, the gunplay, the amazing gameplay is present. But this time, with Avalanche at the helm we also have this vast open-world fun of dynamic moments and plenty to do. Definitely don't sleep on Rage 2, because this is a game that doesn't let down as soon as you start it up. If only there was a way to get people out into the world outside of the story-based missions.

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PCMag
Jun 6, 2019

Rage 2 is a fantastic action game, if judged purely on your ability to blow away post-apocalyptic punks. However, its mediocre story and gameplay padding dulls the experience a bit.

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WellPlayed
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
May 18, 2019

Awesome gunplay and some slick production can't hide the fact that there's not a lot of actual meat on Rage 2's bones

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GBAtemp
6.6 / 10.0
6.6 / 10.0
Jun 3, 2019

RAGE 2 lives up to his name by mildly enraging the player - like Icarus, it comes so close to being great and then fumbles on the basics. There are some good ideas here, they just needed more direction and polish. It's not a "bad" game, not by any means, but it's not "good" either, it just "is". It sits in that mid-point where games that are "kinda fun" reside. Should you buy it? Sure. When it's on sale and you're itching for a shooter.

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Rectify Gaming
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
May 21, 2019

More Mad Max than Doom, Rage 2 is well made, but doesn’t have a lasting impact.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
May 14, 2019

It's probably not a good thing that my mind kept wandering to other games that do everything this game does, but better.

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CGMagazine
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
May 13, 2019

Rage 2 takes Doom-like gunplay and puts in just another dull open world game that doesn't do anything particularly memorable.

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Niche Gamer
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
May 14, 2019

Going into release I was actually pretty hyped for this game. An over-the-top shooter with goofy weapons and powers sounded like something right up my alley, but what we got is yet another forgettable entry in the Rage franchise. It does nothing to warrant being brought back from the dead, so I have to ask Bethesda, why bother? Maybe some things are best left in the past.

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GameGrin
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jun 16, 2019

It's a game that's definitely worth playing, but it could have been so much better than it really is. For all the vibrant pink and yellow, it's the game equivalent of beige.

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BaziCenter
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
May 19, 2019

Rage 2 might be fun for newcomers or fans of crazy shooters, but it certainly dissapoints the fans of the original Rage.

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PowerUp!
6.3 / 10.0
6.3 / 10.0
May 12, 2019

Rage 2 feels like a game from 10 years ago and I'm still not sure whether that's a compliment or an insult. It's certainly not the worst game you'll play, but it's never going to be the best.

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New Game Network
61 / 100
61 / 100
May 28, 2019

RAGE 2 held plenty of potential, but even considering how great the combat is, falls well short of that goal. The sequel is hampered by the same issues that cropped up in the original. The campaign is a non-factor and the open-world needed more life in it. Third time's the charm?

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Hardcore Gamer
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
May 16, 2019

Bethesda Softworks has done great work reinvigorating its library of IPs over the past few years.

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DualShockers
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
May 16, 2019

You better get ready to kill.

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Guardian
May 14, 2019

With weapons including a firestorm revolver, the shooting is thrilling and stupendously violent – but the vast post-apocalyptic setting is a letdown

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Merlin'in Kazanı
60 / 100
60 / 100
May 20, 2019

Rage 2 could be amazing, but it fails on wrong game design, short story and lack of character.

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3DNews
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
May 21, 2019

The best Avalanche Studios game so far, but still a mediocre experience.

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Echo Boomer
6 / 10
6 / 10
May 17, 2019

Rage 2 is certainly colorful, frenetic, chaotic and plays extremely well. Unfortunately, everything else feels and looks uninspired, in a game with an uneven tone between parody and something unnecessarily serious and generic.

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Digital Trends
Digital Trends
Charles Singletary Jr.

Top Critic

May 13, 2019

Despite technical hiccups and design choices that slow down the action, Rage 2 still manages to make you feel like a postapocalyptic superhero.

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SomHráč.sk
60%
60%
May 26, 2019

Rage 2's main problem is that it lacks an identity of its own and feels like every other game made by Avalanche. The action is thrilling, but everything else is lacking. The game will end up being forgotten even quicker than its predecessor from 2011 was.

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OnlySP
May 16, 2019

Simply put, RAGE 2 is a strange beast. Perhaps that was inevitable as the follow-up to a middling first effort developed across two very different studios. Perhaps that shared production is also the reason for the lack of unity. Whatever the reason, RAGE 2 is clearly best suited to a particular kind of player. The game offers an often-beautiful environment combined with easy, enjoyable traversal mechanics. Comprising the bulk of the experience is some of the finest and most diverse gunplay combat to be found gaming today. However, these charms are let down somewhat by the lacking story and structure and a general feeling of a tonal mismatch between the bland protagonist and the madcap world.

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GamesFinest
6 / 10
6 / 10
May 19, 2019

On paper, the alliance between cult developer id-Software and the still quite young open-world enthusiast Avalanche Studios should actually work out brilliantly, the digital reality unfortunately now shows us a different picture. While id-Software masters its paradediscipline in the shooter segment not surprisingly with the unerring mixture of known retro charm and modern action fireworks, the open game world with its lack of motivation and fatal unkindness limps ahead. The repetitive quests paired with the monotonous, imposed jaunts and the flat, emotionless story, skilfully help RAGE 2 to gamble away tons of potential. If you are looking for entertaining entertainment with outstanding gunplay and can accept various weaknesses and an abundance of repetitions, you should take a closer look at RAGE 2.

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The Digital Fix
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
May 27, 2019

Rage 2 sadly epitomises everything that's stale about the gaming market today, and while it's by no means a bad game, it's just one that should have released years ago, if at all.

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Daily Mirror
May 21, 2019

The combat is solid, the game looks great and Rage 2 has enough polish it shines like brand new minted Ranger armour, but the plot is pretty disappointing and nothing we haven’t really seen before.

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Gameplanet
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
May 28, 2019

Rage 2 is an incredibly well-executed combat loop that has been utterly buried by a terrible story, boring and repetitive tasks such as driving and infuriating time sinks such as collectible hunting.

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SA Gamer
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
May 19, 2019

Rage 2's greatest system gets bogged down by a middling experience, making for a forgettable trip through an open world that looks like it came straight out of something a decade old.

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TechRaptor
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
May 17, 2019

Rage 2 has incredible gunplay and brilliant graphics, but that spit and polish can't hide its lame open world and generic characters. It all adds up to a paint by numbers open-world shooter that players will forget about as soon as the credits roll.

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GameSkinny
May 21, 2019

Great gunplay can't salvage an empty world, shoddy writing, and multiple wasted opportunities.

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Press Start
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
May 18, 2019

Underneath it all, RAGE 2 is one of the most energetic and frenetic shooters I’ve played since DOOM. But you must, unfortunately, wade through a poorly paced story, a drab open world, and a few locks and progression gates to even experience the best it has to offer. Those who persist will adore RAGE 2, but it’s such a bizarrely inconsistent journey to get there that it’s hard to recommend to everyone.

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Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
6 / 10
May 15, 2019

As a first person shooter, Rage 2 has some of the best action of the year but as an open world adventure it squanders everything on a listless story campaign and banal mission design.

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AnaitGames
6 / 10
6 / 10
May 27, 2019

id Software and Avalanche team up to create an open world shooter that sacrifices originality to let the excellent gunplay shine --with uneven results.

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GameMAG
6 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

6 / 10
May 21, 2019

The only reason you might want to buy Rage 2 right now is the bloody, bright, uncompromising fights with the best shooter mechanics in a while. The rest of the product is buried in the monotonous routine of an open world and a weak plot, and will be forgotten, as the original was, in a few months.

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Glitched Africa
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
May 21, 2019

Unfortunately, not even the great action can save Rage 2 from being a complete snoozefest.

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GameSpot
6 / 10
6 / 10
May 14, 2019

The wild, exceptional combat of Rage 2 contends with some of the genre's greats, but it's disappointing that the game's world squanders its potential.

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VGChartz
6 / 10
6 / 10
May 21, 2019

A serviceable sandbox shooter with wasted potential.

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GamesRadar+
May 13, 2019

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

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We Got This Covered
May 18, 2019

The combat of Rage 2 is its saving grace, and depending on how many gibs you're producing it can be a blast. Like a string of neon pink Christmas lights, there are fleeting moments of brilliance, but every moment in between feels dull.

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Bazimag
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
May 15, 2019

Rage 2 was one of the most anticipated games of 2019 but unfortunately didn't manage to fulfill our expectations as much as we wanted. Just like other titles from Avalanche and ID Software, combat is enjoyable and satisfying while story is very stereotype and void of any charm. Besides that, it doesn't take long before gameplay becomes boring because of inappropriate structure of objectives and empty world of the game. Maybe if Rage 2 wasn't an open-world game and ID Software developed the game on its own, the results would've been much better. In any case, if you want to keep yourself entertained until the release of other major first-person shooters, you can give Rage 2 a try.

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Post Arcade (National Post)
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
May 16, 2019

The imaginatively gory firefights are top notch. Too bad that creativity didn't seep into the rest of the experience

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Game Rant
May 16, 2019

Rage 2 delivers over-the-top, action-packed FPS gameplay that's genuinely fun, but while its combat shines, the rest of the game fails to live up to expectations.

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Slant Magazine
May 14, 2019

It's hard not to be disappointed in how little use the Wasteland has for you when you're not dealing in lead.

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Gameblog
6 / 10
6 / 10
May 22, 2019

Rage 2 is a satisfying FPS. Even if if the whole weapon and powers' package feel generous in order to fight dozens and dozens of enemies, campaign feels very short, and its world is not what we can call very lively and full of interesting things to do.

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Paste Magazine
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2019

The wasteland is varied enough and yet it somehow manages to feel the same no matter where I am on the map. Rage 2 exists, it is playable, and it will keep you busy for awhile. Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Idiot also exists, it is readable, and it will keep you busy for awhile. Do I recommend either of them? Nope.

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Saudi Gamer
2.5 / 5.0
2.5 / 5.0
May 25, 2019

Rage 2's style of offensive play initially drives you to progress but its tedious world thwarts your enjoyment.

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Critical Hit
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
May 21, 2019

Rage 2 tries to do so many things in such a small timeframe that it forgets to do anything original or inventive with its many unfocused components. Its combat alleviates these issues in short spurts, but it's not enough to weave a cohesive thread through this confused trip through a familiar wasteland.

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Shacknews
5 / 10
5 / 10
May 13, 2019

For now, Rage 2 feels like the final shrill beep on the ECG before the flatline hits. The last flutter of life the series had to offer, squandered away.

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