RAGE is a rare shooting game that successfully combines FPS shooting action elements with desert combat racing similar to Mad Max’s style.
With Doom’s success, Id Software collaborated with Bethesda to launch RAGE in June 2011. The game’s success was undeniable: a series of awards for the best shooter at E3 ranked in the top of the best games of 2011. With the announcement of Bethesda’s RAGE 2 at E3 2018, let’s take a look at the first part that made the name of this series.
Many gamers compare this to a combination of Doom and Borderlands. Someone joked that if the two games were father and mother, RAGE was the first child. That contributed to a significant attraction when players were curious to see if the game could become a perfect replacement if they were bored with the two top students one day. Let’s take a look at Mortgage through the most interesting points in this game.
A post-apocalyptic story full of compelling
The manufacturer has gained a lot of experience in previous games, so this time it has speeded up the gameplay. The story begins when the world is about to receive a huge meteorite, and the human race is about to become a dinosaur for the next generation. However, other people with lizards quickly set up a modern hibernation tunnel called The Ark and then recruited young men and women “best” for hibernation with all the technology of Human civilization is stored in the room. Humans hope that after the meteorite falls, these Ark will be intact after a few hundred years and reactivate to the people who hibernate to rebuild humanity.
The player will play the young Nicholas Raine, one of the people who hibernates in an Ark, woke up after hundreds of years because his Ark broke down the system and released himself. The game plot is attractive from the beginning, and if you do not pay attention to the time, maybe you are also shocked when you first enter the game until the time of playing time is 6 hours. While he was still puzzled by the new world and regretting all the rest had died because of the broken hibernation system.
Raine realized that the meteorite fell, but humanity survived. Only civilization was destroyed, and man must live in a ruined and arid world. Dan Hangar is the first person to save Raine from the bandits’ bandits (gang of thieves), then this benefactor will help you along the way to determine what happened on Earth after all that year.
From here, Raine began a new life with the journey to integrate into the human world and find out what happened after he hibernated and the fate of the remaining The Ark vaults scattered across the globe.
Attractive gameplay, diverse missions
The gameplay’s highlight lies in the massive vehicles equipped with teeth: guns, rockets, shields, nitro boosts,… Between missions, there will be a thrilling shooting racing section to the minute. However, it is not a racing game, so it is mainly about upgrading weapons, adding armor upgrades for cars, and racing to play “dirty cowards” to kill all opponents, but driving skills do not need to pay close attention.
There will be quite a complicated road structure in each city, so getting acquainted will take you less time, but once you know, everything becomes more comfortable, especially making money. The Earth is destroyed, life is hard, so thanks to everything, you can give the square cash. Free money can upgrade vehicles, buy ammunition, healing bandages, additional components such as viewfinder, shock absorber, laser support,…
A good tip when playing games is to buy a lot of ammunition because you will not know what will come at each mission. NPC then said, “go there to get your stuff, then come back”, after finishing, you will say, “You’re good, you’re back on the internet already.”
Getting ready is the key to developing the game, like in the quest to meet the entertainment center’s boss to get a sponsor for the race, no one expected him to join him in the life-and-death battle with the Mutants. Just accept it, don’t buy bullets. Buy genuine guns that will be there for a few notes.
Shooting games have many types of guns. The special thing is in the bullets, and each gun has 3-4 different types of bullets. Manufacturers care when always bringing diversity into the game. The bullet that is not the most powerful but mentioned is the Fatboys, which will turn the weak pistol into a weapon similar to the “Silver DE” beside Shotgun and SMG. This bullet was twice as powerful as a standard bullet, plus the aim for a pistol. It was like shooting a Sniper Rifle.
Sound, excellent graphics
With a game from 2011, it is surprising that the graphics are not inferior to the games seven years later. The desert’s scenery, the ruins after the crash of the meteorite: majestic, beautiful cannot be faulted. The graphics for guns, bloodstains, and bullets are very polished because it is a shooting game.
Collaborate with the image is vivid sound. When on a mission, a few tense tones will sound, no different from watching horror movies. Those with weak hearts should not play this game. It seems Id Software is quite admired for the way of making the game a bit scary. There are countless places where the Mutants can come out and attack you. Then the sound will support, the broken spirit is panic, flee calculated later.
Besides the advantages, some disadvantages of the game lie in the mode of movement is not very smooth—some buildings such as eels or windows that cannot be jumped. The protagonist used to be a marine. Those things were considered mosquitoes. Next, the plot ends similar to a movie with similar background: Mad Max, so many gamers criticized it as a knockoff.
Due to the plans for RAGE 2, revealed at E3, the publisher no longer has to invest in fixing bugs for the game. And the good news is that RAGE is currently getting a 75% discount on Steam, at only 56,000 VND. The price is relatively low for a good game—download and experience Motgame in the days of waiting for RAGE 2.
Link to download the game: https://store.steampowered.com/app/9200/RAGE/
- Operating system: Win XP SP3, Vista, Win 7
- Chip: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD equivalent power
- Ram: 2GB
- Hard drive: 25GB of free space
- VGA: GeForce 8800, Radeon HD 4200