Winning IGN’s ‘Best Overall Game of the Show’ at E3 and three ‘Best of E3’ Game Critics Awards, Rage already garnered a fair amount of buzz ahead of its release.
Fans of id Software, the legendary development team behind the iconic Wolfenstein, Doom and Quake franchises, are bound to seek out Rage as it marks the first new title to be developed by the company since Doom 3 in 2008.
It is 2029, and scientists have created an underground facility called the Ark, a safe haven designed protect the most useful minds from an impending asteroid collision. As one of the lucky ones, the gamer will wake up from their frozen slumber as a survivor of the Ark programme.
Players will have to venture into intense gun battles against a whole host of enemy factions that have grasped control of the ravaged remains of the Earth including the dim but deadly Wasted Clan, the sinister Ghost Clan and the Authority, a mysterious group searching for Ark survivors.
Armed with guns, remote controlled bomb cars, bladed boomerangs and personal turrets, players have more than enough options to tackle the mutants that roam the desolate terrian.
In what is a refreshing addition to the post-apocalypse genre, consumers can explore the breathtaking open world landscapes in a super buggy that can be upgraded with paintwork, new parts and weaponary and can even entered in ‘anything goes’ style races.
Rage is destined to bring consumers a survival experience like no other. And thousands of gamers have already played it, with many trial opportunities at events such as Eurogamer Expo and GAMEfest.
Rage fans can enjoy further apocalyptic adventures in a tie-in novel written by Matthew Costello and a three issue comic book series based on the game released by written by Arvid Nelsion.
A special edition includes extra content, namely a double barrel shotgun, crimson elite armour, a rat rod buggy and a device that sees razor blades attached to knuckles called the fists of rage.
Rage has featured in YouTube pre-roll ads on Android devices, there’s been site takeovers on IGN, MTV, Gamespot and Eurogamer and cinema ads during Hangover 2, Transformers and more.