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Most Anticipated Games of 2011

The Escapist Staff | 22 Jul 2011 19:20
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Rage

Release Date: October 4, 2011
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC, iOS

First announced in August of 2007, id Software's Rage is finally hitting consoles and computers this fall. Years after an asteroid impact devastates the planet, players find themselves in a post-apocalyptic world filled with bandits, mutants, and heavily-armed dune buggies.

There's even more variety in the game's racing modes. Much like Borderlands, Rage seems to have one foot in the shooter genre and another in the racing genre. But unlike Borderlands, id's game includes lots of scripted racing objectives. I played through the Dusty 8 Rocket Race, a four-person competition where the racers are armed with homing rockets, shields, and nitro boosts. Far from being a novelty, this part of the game is good enough to stand on its own. The controls for the cars are solid and this race was short enough that I was able to play it through several times. The basics will be familiar to anyone who's played a standard cart racer: The players race around the track, grabbing weapon pick ups and basically shooting the crap out of each other. E-brakes and shortcuts make the driving interesting, while the homing rockets ensure that you don't get too caught up in lining up the perfect shots.

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Game: Rage
Release Date: October 4, 2011
Genre: Shooter
Developer: id Software
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Platform(s): PC, PS3, Xbox 360, iOS
Available from: Amazon(US), GameStop(US), Amazon(UK), Play.com(UK)

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