RAGE 2 reviews are beginning to roll out, and it looks as though the critical reception has been a little lukewarm. The open world shooter is largely being praised for its bombastic combat, but its plot, story length, and side content are being dinged. About what we all expected?
In any case, we've compiled a number of reviews below. As for our own, we haven't received a review copy of the game, but we'll try and get our own thoughts out to you as soon as possible.
Destructoid - 8/10
I was pleasantly surprised with the shooter chimera that is Rage 2, which ended up being open world mini-Doom 2016. It's not going to make anyone a believer in shooters or the free roam format, but folks already predisposed to those vices will find plenty to sink their teeth into.
Game Informer - 7/10
For all of its attempts at garish glitter, Rage 2 is a muted, cliché, and uninspiring experience that's propped up by spectacular shooting and neverending battles that sometimes live up to the promise of a carnival of carnage.
GamesRadar - 3/5
Were everything that is planned to arrive in the coming months, there's a chance that Rage 2 could have felt like a more complete package at launch – a game that has content to complement its excellent weapons and core action. Sadly, that isn't the case and the result is a sequel hasn’t impressed me all that much at all, but it won’t be laid to rest until the roadmap comes to a close for a game many people will have grown bored of.
Gamespot - 6/10
Rage 2 is at its best when you're given the chance to keep up a gratifying momentum in combat, but struggles to setup the scenarios its combat deserves. It's satisfying in the way clearing out an open-world checklist is, especially because powers are such a joy to use. The disappointment comes from the fact that those activities are rudimentary in nature and the decent ones end well before you get your fill.
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