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 4 years ago
  2. Brenna Hillier

    Thanks Jamie!

    #2 4 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 4 years ago
  4. Dralen

    Gametrailers gave it a 9.0.

    #4 4 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 4 years ago
  6. spiken – 3/5 (swedish)

    #6 4 years ago
  7. williamsaw

    MonsterVine – 4.5/5

    #7 4 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 4 years ago
  9. Rovert90

    MonsterVine gave it a 4.5/5

    #9 4 years ago
  10. ToSo (Italian)
    PC 9,2
    Xbox 360 9,1
    PS3 9,1—recensione.html

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Joe Anderson

    Here’s our review – Excellent

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Talyis

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

    #12 4 years ago
  13. HighWindXIX

    Destructoid – 7/10

    #13 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
  17. Crazyreyn

    Digital Spy, 4/5:

    #17 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
  20. Edo

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

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Colin Gallacher

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

    #21 4 years ago
  22. MikeWorks

    9.0 from gamrReview –

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Zana

    These predictible reviews are getting annoying.

    #23 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
  30. 3rikko

    5 out of 6 from Pressfire(norwegian)

    #30 4 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 4 years ago
  32. Kabby

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

    #32 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
  37. Gekidami
    The pic at the end made me laugh out loud.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Kabby

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

    #38 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
  42. Kabby

    The Daikatana comparisons made me chuckle too.

    #42 4 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 4 years ago
  44. The_Deleted
    Metro Gamecentral: 6/10

    #44 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
  47. Kabby

    Some form of publisher recognition of the issues.

    #47 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
  57. kinggrammy

    Another Review (in german):

    #57 4 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 4 years ago
  59. HauntaVirus

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

    #59 4 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 4 years ago

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  • Halo 5: Guardians release date and new trailers released

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  • Denial wins Call of Duty Championship 2015

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  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC- check out new maps and the grapple ability

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  • Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies gets a “mini boss” with Ascendance DLC

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  • GTA Online user videos show out of character Lester, important Police Business

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  • Guild Wars 2 devs explain how the Map Bonus system, precursor crafting work in Heart of Thorns

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  • Fly around your creations in Cities: Skylines with the Flight Cimulator mod

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  • The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul arrive on PlayStation Vue

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  • Play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser

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  • Steam’s Discovery Update has helped increase revenue for smaller titles

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  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection April update includes “more ranked playlists”

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  • Get Spec Ops: The Line for free through 2K Games sale on Humble Store

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  • Dota 2 The International 2015 tickets are sold out

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  • Here’s what’s expected in Battlefield 4′s Weapon Crate DLC – video

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  • Pillars of Eternity issues to be addressed in patch 1.03, expected next week

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  • Mortal Kombat X videos show Erron Black gameplay, Ermac fatalities, more

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  • The Legend of Zelda Wii U: 2015 release not a “priority”, skipping E3

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  • Destiny gameplay designer exits for Bethesda

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  • What to expect from the Call of Duty Championship this weekend

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  • MLB 15 The Show video highlights improved graphics, updated grass patterns

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  • Valve to offer HTC Vive Developer Edition free to qualified developers

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  • DriveClub gameplay video features MotorStorm’s off-road buggies

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  • Mortal Kombat X live-action TV spot features the track Chop Suey

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  • Bloodborne Forbidden Woods progression bug caused by multiplayer summon

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  • Yo-Kai Watch game franchise has sold over 7 million copies

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  • Bloodborne trademark returned to Sony after accidentally losing it

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  • GTA 5 PC official trailer coming next week, 15 new screenshots released

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  • PSN real-time server status page launching in Europe soon

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  • Exclusivity contract prevents Bioware from revealing Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC release on PS4

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  • LEGO Batman 3 demo, Namco Museum, more added to North American eShop

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  • Square Enix’s Easter Surprise bundle contains five mystery PC games

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  • From Software’s PSone game Shadow Tower coming to PSN

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  • PlayStation TV gets price cut in the UK, now £44.99

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  • Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2 is now available, for free

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  • Fire-based weapons come to PayDay 2 with the Butcher’s BBQ Pack

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  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

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  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy MIDA Multi Tool?

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  • Final Fantasy 15 has an all-male cast to make it “more approachable”

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  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

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  • Bloodborne: if you can’t load your save after installing firmware 2.50, this will help

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  • Use this code to get 10% off on PSN purchases

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  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

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  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

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  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

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  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

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  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

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  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

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