PlayStation 3 / Xbox 360 / PC
1-Player Shooter (Multiplayer TBA)
By: id Software
Release: September 13, 2011
Agoraphobes would be upset about the direction id's taking with its most recent shooter, Rage, but the rest of us could not be more pleased. Instead of developing yet another corridor shooter, the company is dismantling the walls and presenting its first wide-open experience. It is id, nevertheless, so don't await placid glades, lush fields, and serene spaces. The world could be a more open place, but it's been scourged by the lingering effects of a meteor hit and caught up
Players have an arsenal of weapons in Rage, and they are a bit more specialized than the "pistol, shotgun, rocket launcher" guide we've become used to. The wingstick is a razor-edged boomerang that takes out limbs (and heads) with aplomb. Handguns can fire an assortment of ammo types, like electric rounds that provide a disastrous jolt to enemies unfortunate enough to be dealing the same puddle. Engineer objects can also be deployed, like a bomb-equipped RC car or spider-like turrets. Players cobble these things alongside scavenged spare parts, and id says blueprints for new items are spread out all over the world.
The game's engine, id Tech 5, makes exploration an optical treat. The engine's largest bullet point is also the easiest one