Game Review: Rage

Rage is a first-person shooter game made by the same company that made the entire Quake series called ID Software. The graphics in this game are extremely amazing.  The game was first shown as a demo on June 11, 2007 and was released in October 2011.
It is set in a post-apocalyptic near future, following the impact of the asteroid 99942 Apophis on Earth.  The game has been described as similar to the movie Mad Max 2 and to video games such as Fallout and Borderlands.  Rage is inspired by the driving and racing gameplay included in games such as MotorStorm and Burnout.  Cars can be upgraded with certificates won from races.
In Rage’s story, the asteroid 99942 Apophis impacts the Earth on Aug. 23, 2029 leaving few survivors.  Survivors have come together to form settlements around an oasis and other practical or habitable locations, including racetracks.  Unstable scrap-metal houses are well defended by inhabitants against bandits and mutants who are divided into various gangs and organizations.
The protagonist, the “Ark Survivor,” emerges into this set in 2135, 106 years  after being put into a deep sleep inside an underground shelters called Arks. The underground shelters are the result of the Eden Project, a huge international undertaking to control hundreds of Arks.  These Arks contain cryogenic pods sealed under the surface of the earth in order to preserve enough of the human population to rebuild civilization in the future.  
The Ark Survivor, with no memory of his identity or objective, rises to the surface.
 He is attacked by members of the Ghost Clan. Dan Hagar (voiced by John Goodman) a wasteland settler, saves him and brings him to his settlement, the Hagar Settlement, on the Plains.  He informs the Ark Survivor that The Authority, a hostile faction, is looking for him and other Ark survivors for an unknown purpose.  The Survivor helps Hagar’s settlement and others by completing a few easy jobs. During this time, it’s revealed that the Nanotrites injected in the Ark Survivor’s blood before he was put to sleep have granted him superhuman abilities to help him survive the dangerous elements outside the underground Ark. It’s the Nanotrites that makes him valuable to the Authority.
While at the settlements, the Ark Survivor helps out with various jobs like fighting bandits and mutants, and ferrying supplies.  Then he meets with Dr. Kvasir, an elderly scientist who used to work for the Authority. The doctor tells him about the inhumane experiments the Authority was responsible for, such as the creation of the mutants and puts him into contact with the Resistance, an anti-Authority group who wants to take down the Authority for good.  
On a scale of 1-100, I would give this game a rating of 125.75 for amazing graphics of post-apocalyptic scenery, and the style of the weaponry.
I hope you have a blast playing Rage™ for however long you want to play in the amazing areas of the plains!!!

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