Rage 2 Reviews
Rage 2 is not a bad game but it's not a particularly good one either. At its best, this bland open world is overshadowed by glimmers of brilliance in its combat. At its worst, Rage 2 borders on mundane and laborious, taking liberties with your time through meaningless quests and unskippable dialogue. If you value your time, Rage 2 is not a game I can recommend. Its combat is spread far too thinly and the few shining moments of brilliance are dimmed by a mundane tasks and mechanics we've seen time and time again, delivered with more flair in other games.
Rage 2's style of offensive play initially drives you to progress but its tedious world thwarts your enjoyment.
Review in Arabic | Read full review
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.
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.
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.
id Software and Avalanche team up to create an open world shooter that sacrifices originality to let the excellent gunplay shine --with uneven results.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
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.
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.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
Unfortunately, not even the great action can save Rage 2 from being a complete snoozefest.
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.
Rage 2 could be amazing, but it fails on wrong game design, short story and lack of character.
Review in Turkish | Read full review
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.
Review in Persian | Read full review
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.
Review in German | Read full review
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.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Great gunplay can't salvage an empty world, shoddy writing, and multiple wasted opportunities.
The best Avalanche Studios game so far, but still a mediocre experience.
Review in Russian | Read full review
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.
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.
A serviceable sandbox shooter with wasted potential.