Rage 2 Reviews
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.
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.
Review in Czech | Read full review
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.
The collaboration between id Software and Avalanche Studios has been successful by joining forces with the two forces of the studios. Thanks to id Software, the game has a rock-solid gameplay with various weapons and powers, and with Avalanche Studios' engine, the world has become beautiful, the color splashes off the screen, and there are many vehicles to use. That's why it's such a shame that the storyline is so short and has no surprises of its own, so the lion's share of RAGE 2 comes from the side missions and activities. What remains is a short, but powerful game that secretly could have lasted a lot longer.
Review in Dutch | Read full review
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.
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.
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.
Rage 2's moment-to-moment combat is outstanding, making it shine among open-world first-person shooters.
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).
Review in Italian | Read full review
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.
Review in Italian | Read full review
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.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
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.
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.
A fun, engaging world
If you sleep on it, you’re sleeping on one of the best – if not the best – single-player FPS games of this generation.
Rage 2 is an engaging game that's hindered by a number of annoyances.
Rage 2 fails to deliver any interesting characters, environments, or activities. Solid shooting and cool weapons lift up the other elements of this title
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.
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.