All the RAGE? Reviews go live for id’s post-apoc shooter

Tuesday, 4 October 2011 05:29 GMT By Staff

With RAGE’s midnight US launches done and dusted, reviews have gone live, showing a strong average with a few notable down-marks. Get all the scores here.

As always, we appreciate your contributions – share any more you find in the comments.

RAGE releases in the US on October 4 – the calendar’s just flicking over at time of writing – and is due in Australia and Europe on October 6 and 7 respectively.


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  1. JamieSI

    6.5 from Strategy Informer –

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Brenna Hillier

    Thanks Jamie!

    #2 3 years ago
  3. xxJPRACERxx

    It’s and id game, master of FPShooter. It’s not because it’s published by Bethesda that it’s gonna change to a RPG. Some of these reviews are really written by idiot. “The shooting is fantastic, but it’s not an RPG. 3/5″ What a bunch of idiots.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Dralen

    Gametrailers gave it a 9.0.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Peetry

    I was listening to the latest PSM3 podcast and they were saying that they were asked not to start reviewing the game until they had the 1st patch (i.e. the one on release day). Asking for reviews post release date always says to me the publisher is worried that the game is sub-expectation

    #5 3 years ago
  6. spiken – 3/5 (swedish)

    #6 3 years ago
  7. williamsaw

    MonsterVine – 4.5/5

    #7 3 years ago
  8. JimFear-666

    im currently playing the game on ps3 and let me tell you there is a ton of texture pop-up…. Its straight up awefull and its a game breaker for me. Ill trade it tommorow. I cant stand that bs

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Rovert90

    MonsterVine gave it a 4.5/5

    #9 3 years ago
  10. ToSo (Italian)
    PC 9,2
    Xbox 360 9,1
    PS3 9,1—recensione.html

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Joe Anderson

    Here’s our review – Excellent

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Talyis

    haha you changes the title of this article, lol spoke too soon!

    #12 3 years ago
  13. HighWindXIX

    Destructoid – 7/10

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Dralen

    It’s ironic how this is getting all the contradicting reviews, when you would expect Dark Souls to be getting that sort of treatment. Especially considering all the journalists were giving this massive praise at E3.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. roubignolo

    @12 It seems so :)

    Another 9/10 from (France)

    “Rage has everything needed to be the FPS of the year”

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Phoenixblight



    You have 20 page essay due you could turn it in prior to the due date for a B or you can turn it in on the day its due for an A. Hard choices there. With how console and PCs are now practically always connect to the internet there is no reason why they can’t patch bugs. There is just not enough time in the day to test all bugs and get them fix prior to the deadline. Look at Dead Island or New Vegas how much of a bad rep would they have really received if they put out the patches the day of release versus the buggy crap the developers put out.

    BTW the PS3 doesn’t have the patch on the game yet because SOny puts all their updates at the same time every day. Microsoft usually loads them up 2-4am CST. So these reviewers didn’t exactly wait for the patch.


    People are afraid XD

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Crazyreyn

    Digital Spy, 4/5:

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Blerk

    Quite some variation in the scores there. I still don’t really understand quite what this is, I think I might take the time to read through a few of the reviews over lunch.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Patrick Garratt

    @19 – It’s a mission-based thing with hub towns. You get missions, drive to wherever it is you’re supposed to go, get out of the car and go into shooter mode. I played it for about 20 minutes at EGE, and the best way I can describe it is Fallout 3 and id shooter combined. It has a crafting system, and stuff.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Edo

    After so many years in development one was to expect mixed reviews,oh well….

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Colin Gallacher

    @20 Mixed reviews? 25 of those reviews are 8/80% or above?

    #21 3 years ago
  22. MikeWorks

    9.0 from gamrReview –

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Zana

    These predictible reviews are getting annoying.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Jockie

    What’s the deal with including ShopTo’s score? They’re a retail outlet so i’d imagine their ‘sell as many f*cking games as possible’ ethos might interfere with any sense of journalistic integrity.

    (No offence to Joe Anderson mind, but it’s a bit of a blurred line when people selling the games are presented as objective reviewers)

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Peetry

    @16 As a programmer I am perfectly aware of how patching works thank you. I was merely passing information I had heard elsewhere, you seem very defensive. It is very unsual for a publisher of a AAA game to ask a reviewer to postpone judgement until after the release date

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Colin Gallacher

    @24 Well have you read any of their reviews? Certainly doesn’t sound like they were trying to ‘sell as many f’ing games as possible’ with the Bodycount review –

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Jockie

    @26 Fair enough on the bodycount review, but with the Rage one it omits the negatives that are to be found pretty much anywhere else.

    Don’t want to come off as one of those insane conspiracy theorists and the reviews are obviously written by professionals, but to my mind there is a pretty clear conflict of interest.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Edo

    Went through several forums and the PC version is apparently bugged as hell,ATI users are basically saying that this game is unplayable.The only gfx options are resolution and AA.The lack of vertical sync is causing some serious screen tearing.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. LOLshock94

    im with 23 these reviews are so predictable, its not gunna win best e3 award and then get 5-6s

    #29 3 years ago
  30. 3rikko

    5 out of 6 from Pressfire(norwegian)

    #30 3 years ago
  31. Johnny Cullen

    I just got my 360 promo from Bethesda. That’s me taking the rest of the day off, then! (no, it isn’t :( )

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Kabby

    Steam forums are claiming the PC version is fubar’d more than Dead Island.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. absolutezero

    Whatever you do never turn the camera quickly in this as the world will pop into existence before your very eyes.

    The big environements look great, really something special. Everything up close that you would expect to detail is a blurry mess. Theres no graphical options at all apart from AA and Resolution. Tearing is not that much of a problem outside of the driving parts where its pretty constant. Character animation is the best I have ever seen in any game ever, hitting a charging mutant in the leg sees him stumble, buckle, right himself and keep on running. Its seamless.

    The characters themselves seem to stand out from the World a hell of alot because of how much more detailed and crisp they are.

    The gunplay is solid as anything else id have ever created and the actual playing of the game is a hell of alot of fun.

    The controls need real work because right now there appears to be no way for me to change what my quick item is without going into the inventory menu, and even then its easy to just click what you want to use and have it jump out of the menu and use it in game.

    Wingsticks are fun enough, and the spider bot was pretty cool.

    Im really liking it to be honest, its just a bit depressing that with a little more horse power available it could have looked stunning up close as it already is from a distance.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. Phoenixblight

    ” As a programmer I am perfectly aware of how patching works thank you. I was merely passing information I had heard elsewhere, you seem very defensive. It is very unsual for a publisher of a AAA game to ask a reviewer to postpone judgement until after the release date”

    Publishers do this all the time its practically the standard now especially so with Bathesda every single game of their the embargo lifts the day of release and they don’t send the review copy until the day of release.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. Fin


    wat. no.

    It’s becoming common for the embargo to go up on the day of the US release, but review copies would be sent out a week or two early.

    It’s not to do with patches or anything, it’s just to make sure the hype for the game hits a peak – people read the review, go buy the game, rather than read the review, forget about the game before it comes out.

    If a review comes out after a game’s release, either the review copy wasn’t delivered in time (DNF), it wasn’t a priority (XBLA games) or more time was needed to review it (I think this was the case with Reach).

    #35 3 years ago
  36. DSB

    I don’t know about anybody else, but my game launched with first a 1 GB patch, then slapped me with a 7,5 GB patch once the files had been decrypted.

    I don’t know if that’s a fluke or the norm, but if so, it seems like id have fucked up the launch pretty badly. You can’t let people preorder a game and then slap them with 8 GB downloads on day one.

    By the sound of it, it won’t get much better once I get past that. It seems like the reviewers have failed to notice gaping flaws in yet another big release, at least with regards to the PC version. Funny how that (almost always) happens.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. Gekidami
    The pic at the end made me laugh out loud.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. Kabby

    Indeed. This PC launch is already smelling like a studio ending PR disaster.

    #38 3 years ago
  39. Fin



    Yup, if there’s anything a release that’s buggy on one platform can do, it’s bring down an entire studio. Good one man, well analysed.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. DSB

    @37 My personal favourites at this point are “Carmack has made you his bitch!” and similar Daikatana references.

    @39 No matter what they do, they’ll get off scott free. It’s *angelic chanting* id software */angelic chanting* after all, and gamers are nothing if not impressed by logos of studios that made a good game way back when, but I’d hate it if they’ve essentially spent years and years making a less fun Borderlands, and no one calls them out on it.

    #40 3 years ago
  41. Phoenixblight

    I am currently playing it on the PC and I have yet to have any issues with any part of the game. I knew exactly what to expect with the game, knew it wasn’t an open world as somehow people were expecting when ID had said multiple times its not. People like to keep delusions about the game and don’t come back to reality.

    #41 3 years ago
  42. Kabby

    The Daikatana comparisons made me chuckle too.

    #42 3 years ago
  43. HeavyD-Love

    I’m playing PS3 version and while I have noticed the close up texture load-ins, I figured that’s just a small price to pay for how amazing this game looks, plays, sounds, and feels. I’m about 20 missions in so far and loving it. Simply amazing.

    #43 3 years ago
  44. The_Deleted
    Metro Gamecentral: 6/10

    #44 3 years ago
  45. DSB

    I can’t get into this game. Literally.

    I get a minutes worth of space porn every time I try to enter the campaign and then it goes right back to menu. This is after two times 1 GB updates and one big fat 7 GB one.

    At this point I’m just gonna grab a refund. I haven’t played Borderlands in a while anyhoo!

    #45 3 years ago
  46. CityCobra

    GamingXP, german language review! 90%

    Despite some shortcomings on a content and story level, RAGE still is one of the top shooter releases of 2011. id Software presents an unmatched graphics experience with wonderful handmade settings.

    #46 3 years ago
  47. Kabby

    Some form of publisher recognition of the issues.

    #47 3 years ago
  48. fearmonkey

    you can always rely on Destructoid to release a lower score review on a major game than anyone else, they take pride in it, they are so L33t.

    #48 3 years ago
  49. DSB

    @48 Except for when they don’t. In which case you look pretty whiny. Which you still do in this case, since several other reviews mark it an easy 6 and 7.

    I don’t see anything particularly elitist about what they do. Have you read The Escapist or Rock, Paper, Shotgun recently?

    And what’s your interest in seeing every game score high?

    #49 3 years ago
  50. Phoenixblight

    After playing this game for a good 4 hours, I am honestly impressed with what ID did. They still have what it takes and I can only imagine what Doom 4 will be like. Fantastic game!

    #50 3 years ago
  51. fearmonkey

    @DSB – Except that they often DO release lower scores than everyone else, sorry that i hurt your feelings on destructoid….
    I have no problems with scoring low, but when they score low all the time, it gets annoying…
    Some of their reviewers come across annoyingly critical, kind of like how your acting here.

    #51 3 years ago
  52. DSB

    I don’t have any feelings for Destructoid, I’ve never read the thing. I do think it’s slightly funny when people become such corporate babies, that they actually feel the need to critisize a webzine for having opinions that defer from the whole.

    What’s pathetic is having a million webzines all agree with eachother. There’s simply no fucking way that 20 individual critics are going to feel the exact same way about the very same game, unless they’re vehemently bullshitting eachother. Hiding behind a consensus has absolutely nothing to do with criticism or intelligent commentary, that’s merely the lack of it.

    So the idea that you’d actually prefer for all reviewers to be spineless sycophants who buddy up with developers and friendly PR mooks, and don’t care or know how to form an opinion on what they’re reviewing, strikes me as slightly ass backwards.

    If Destructoid reviews things differently than everybody else, that just means they’re being critics, ie doing their fucking job.

    #52 3 years ago
  53. HeavyD-Love

    ^I may be wrong, but I believe the guy is trying to say there’s clearly something wrong with ANY site that scores a game such as Batman Arkham Asylum low, when everyone who’s ever played the game know’s it’s one of the best games ever made.

    Rage may get a few things wrong, but it’s gets a hell of a lot more right than wrong. And what it gets right, IT GETS FUCKING RIGHT ON BIG TIME. My opinion? 80/100 is the lowest score this game deserves, that’s faulting it’s characters, story, long loading, and texture loading. EVERYTHING else for a FPS which this is, is done fucking brilliantly. But that’s my opinion, just as reviews are opinions.

    Problem is, people’s expectations.

    People EXPECT it to be an open world shooter……it’s not……they’re disappointed.

    People EXPECT it to be an RPG, it’s not………..they’re disappointed.

    Lose the expectations at the door, then give it a critique for what it is, not what you expected it to be, and it isn’t, hence your disappointment.

    #53 3 years ago
  54. triggerhappy

    “Lose the expectations at the door”

    Good call. In my opinion this is just another title getting slated out of ignorance. Expecting it to be one thing when it’s another. It happened to Mafia II, everyone thought it was a open world GTA clone. It SO wasn’t. I left my expactations at the door and ended up throughly enjoying it. Thats what im going to do with Rage.

    #54 3 years ago
  55. HauntaVirus

    I’ll tell you what’s “all the rage”…unplayable PC ports. I commend id for the countless hours put into this game, I’m sure it wasn’t exactly easy to develop. That being said, Rage is the most dissaponting game to date…ever. It’s a mess on the PC and quite frankly unplayable. I’m sick of all the fucking shitty ports. For fucks sake. I’m so damn close to throwing in the towel on gaming altogether. If I so much as hear a word about rage dlc or sequels before this shit is fixed, I swear to fucking hell it’ll be the end of gaming for me.

    #55 3 years ago
  56. HauntaVirus

    Mother Fucking release the game broken… Then half ass fix it to shit. Great mother fucking idea… I fucking swear to Fucking FUCK.
    Wow, I’m so mad I’m literally on fire. I’m raging!

    #56 3 years ago
  57. kinggrammy

    Another Review (in german):

    #57 3 years ago
  58. Fin


    If you get so worked up over a videogame, it might be time to stop gaming, cos its causing you too much stress.

    #58 3 years ago
  59. HauntaVirus

    You’re probably right, I’m just tired of wasting $60 a pop on these unfinished games.

    #59 3 years ago
  60. DSB

    @53 Why would there be something wrong with them if they disagree? It just means they have a different opinion than you or I, which is by and large the very job description of those people.

    They’re not there to agree with us, they’re not there to disagree with us, they’re merely there to offer an honest, competent, properly argued opinion.

    I like Bastion, Destructoid didn’t like it as much. Does that mean I can’t see their criticism in the game? No, I think they did a fine job reviewing it, they just ultimately judged it differently than myself.

    I’m relatively sure the same thing would go for Arkham Asylum. It was a great game, but it was also a hell of a lot of copy paste, using virtually the same sequences over and over again. I loved it, but I can see why some might not be impressed by that.

    It’s simply a question of accepting the fact that some people are going to put the emphasis somewhere you might not like, and that’s perfectly fine, because we’re human beings, and not monotonous robots, that explode as soon as one of them disagrees on something.

    As for RAGE, I have nothing to judge it on but a broken PC copy, but based on how much they’ve been showing off the NPC’s and the world, I think it’s perfectly justified to be disappointed that the NPC’s and the world doesn’t play a bigger role than it does.

    And as for the notion that Destructoid consistently try to get in lower than everybody else, you really just need to look up Metacritic and look at the scores they’ve given in the past. It’s at least 50% 8′s, 9′s and upwards.

    #60 3 years ago

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    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]

  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows weather, day-night cycle

    The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows off a gloriously beautiful world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is Monolith Soft’s first solo Wii U game, and the developer is clearly enjoying being able to build a big open world with all the features we’ve come to expect. Missed the whole Xenoblade thing? Chronicles X is a sort […]

  • Dead Rising: Watchtower teaser talks up the benefits of Zombrex

    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]