Replay – Rage
In 2011, id Software, the studio that built Doom, Wolfenstein, and Quake, gave gamers a new world to explore in Rage. This post-apocalyptic shooter wasn't as well received as the aforementioned series, but still had a loyal following of fans. Me included. I gave the game review rating of 9 out of 10, and praised its fluid controls, vibe, and combat encounters. "Rage’s story and overworld design feel dated, but its heart-pounding gunplay is a nice change of pace in a market filled with “follow me” and pop-and-fire shooters," I said in that review. "While light RPG elements are present, this is mainly a game for players who love challenging combat experiences."
How well did this ambitious shooter hold up? Better than you would think. Jeff Cork, Leo Vader, and Kyle Hilliard joined me for a look at Rage's introductory moments, and both declared it to be the best shooter they've ever seen. I was shocked by their praise, but rolled with it, and we ended up having an amazing time. Watch the video for yourself, and I'm guessing you'll be counting down the days until Rage 2 releases in 2019.
Our second game is even better, a true showpiece of technology. We hope you enjoy the episode, and check back in seven days for another look back at the games of yesteryear.