Everything We Know About RAGE

Rage is coming out next week, and we don’t want you going in blind. We actually know quite a bit about Rage, and there are a few thousand trailers you can enjoy while you wait for it to unlock on Steam on Tuesday. So let’s take a look.

In Rage, a massive meteor has struck the Earth. You survived the event in an Ark, one of many places in which pockets of humanity were stashed. You wake up some time after the Big Event only to discover that your Ark has malfunction and killed everyone but you inside it. And so you venture out into what’s left of the world in order to shoot folks and/or race them in dune buggies. Here’s a story trailer that goes a little more in-depth:

Here are some of the groups you meet:

The Mutants
It’s a post-apocalyptic wasteland, and so there are mutants. You will kill these mothers and their mothers. Some of these muties have been co-oped for use in entertainment like Mutant Bash TV. Mutants come in all shapes and sizes — they can get very tall.

The Authority
The authority has a standing bounty for any Ark survivors, which means you should stay out of their way. They also experiment on mutants, which is why some of them are just so dang tall.

The Resistance
They resist the Authority, of course.

The Jackal Clan
These get their name from the fact that they’re actually jackals. OK, so maybe that’s up for debate, but they do howl and s–t. Be wary of them, as they are amongst the most powerful of enemies in the game, or so the way the muties act around them makes me think. Here is a video of Jackal Valley.

The Ghost Clan
These guys are the religious folks around here, and they’ll pull a human sacrifice on your ass if you aren’t careful. They also might eat you. These guys love to pull crazy stunts when you’re fighting them, so pretty much expect anything when you do.

The Wasted Clan
They got that name because they love to get drunk. Also, they love building things, and where there’s a scrap heap there’s a Wasted. These bastards will most often rush straight at you in an attempt to destroy your skull when you fight them.

The Gearheads
These are the smart people in the new post-apocalyptic civilization, using their considerable gears skills to build cool machines. They also aren’t assholes, or at least they don’t appear to be. Take a look at this visit to a Gearhead vault by the Main Character in the game.

The Shrouded Clan
Made up of cast-outs from other clans, the Shrouded wear gas masks and s–t to hit their shame, or at least that’s how I’m choosing to interpret it. These guys have RC car bombs, so watch out!

The Scorcher Clan
These guys worship the asteroid that shatter civilization, and they love fire. Their leader, Reaver, hates the Shrouded, so I guess you might say they’ve got a bit of a rivalry going there.

Now, watch this video on the baddies of Rage:

And that’s what we know about Rage’s single-player.


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5 Comments on Everything We Know About RAGE

JosephPS3 Dead State

On September 29, 2011 at 6:18 pm

What about Octa clan? YOu know an all female clan of sexy healthy blondes and brunettes and redheads all wearing skin tights uniform doing gymnastic moves to take out their enemies.


On September 30, 2011 at 4:21 am

Can’t help but see this as a Fallout first person shooter… am I the only one that has noticed this?


On September 30, 2011 at 8:47 am

RAGE and id will not let us down, can’t wait for this baby.


On September 30, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Blurry graphics ftw and people say mw2 looked bad, well i got mw2 now on my pc and it has better textures, lighting and geometry than rage.


On October 1, 2011 at 4:18 am

@dakan45 – That is not true. MW2 uses the exact same graphics engine as CoD2 made almost a decade earlier, the textures for the game might be nice with a decent lighting system, but that game engine is as old as the hills, IW (well, Treyarch now) need to change engines soon.

Megatexturing might not be the wave of the future, but at least Id are trying something new in each of their games, rather than cookie-cutting the same game with a texture update every year. These guys are the pioneers of the FPS, you need to treat them with respect, otherwise in a few years you’ll be play MW9 with the same engine and be bored out your skull.

Looking forward to Rage, it’s not gonna be as great as they say it will be, but it will be a damn fine game and a great exploration into new game-making technology.