Rage

2011 - Bethesda Softworks - Id Software

 

Ok, without trying to sound harsh, after spending a good few hours with Rage, I really struggled to find a reason as to why this game even exists. On paper it sounds like it should be fun, but in execution it just feels like Borderlands crossed with Fallout yet fails to capture what makes both of those games great.

From the very beginning you get a familiar sense of deja vu and you can't help but feel you've done this all before.

Gameplay wise, the game's ok and the shooting is fluid and fun, but I just failed to engage with any of the characters, locations or stories and that is a real shame. If you're a fan of wasteland shooters then you could do a lot worse than Rage, but if you're looking for an FPS fix, I'd probably give this one a miss.