Quick Game Review: Rage 2 (Xbox One)
Developed by: Avalanche Studios
Published by: Bethesda Softworks
Released on: 5/14/2019
Played on: Xbox One
Rage 2 is an Open World FPS and the sequel to Rage that previously released on PS3 and Xbox 360.
Rage 2 continues the gunplay success of the original Rage and shows why it’s so renowned for its top-notch gunplay. Each weapon and melee attack are done with such precision and always feel so rewarding when used. But that’s where the positives end for Rage 2.
Right from the beginning the Story didn’t catch my attention in the slightest. You play as the last ranger of Vineland and it’s up to you to take down General Cross by being tasked with Project Dagger. After the first hour of playing I really didn’t care much for the Story. It didn’t grab my attention and I was more worried about killing baddies instead.
For an Open World game, Rage 2 was rather empty and at times I was bored driving around from point A to point B. They could’ve made the world much smaller and more linear and I might’ve enjoyed myself in their world more.
Another problem I had were the graphics of Rage 2. I know graphics are not everything in a game, but it didn’t blow knock my socks off in the slightest. Looking back at Doom (2016) and that game looks better than Rage 2. I am happy with the more colorful look in Rage 2, rather than the all-out brown and dark aesthetic in the original Rage.
If you’re looking for a mind-numbing shooting baddies game set in a post-apocalyptic world, then check out Rage 2. You won’t be disappointed by the gunplay, but that’s where the enjoyment stops.
Final Score: 7/10